Most Admired Companies 2011

When:
September 8, 2011
Time:
5:00 pm
Past Event

Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ are honored to unveil the winners of our inaugural Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards.

With 60 winners, we think you’ll agree the awards selection committee has done an outstanding job in determining some of the most admired companies in our state. Our primary goal in developing this program was to find those organizations that excel in four key areas: workplace cultureleadership excellencesocial responsibility and customer opinion. This list features the most prestigious companies in our state, providing us the opportunity to learn from the best.

Winners

Adolfson & Peterson Construction
HEADQUARTERS: Minnesota
YEAR EST.: 1991
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 66
RECENT AWARD: Best Places to Work
Web: www.a-p.com
Facebook: apConstruction
Twitter: APConstruction

Aerotek
HEADQUARTERS: Baltimore
YEAR EST.: 1983
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 90
RECENT AWARD: Inavero’s 2011 Best Staffing Client Winner
Web: www.aerotek.com
Facebook: Aerotek
Twitter: Aerotek Labor

AlliedBarton Security Services
HEADQUARTERS: Conshohocken, Pa.
YEAR EST.: 1957
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 1,050
RECENT AWARD: Chief Learning Officer Magazine Learning Elite Award 2011
Web: MyAlliedBarton.com
Facebook: alliedbartonsecurityservices
Twitter: alliedbarton

American Express
HEADQUARTERS: New York
YEAR EST.: 1850
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 7,400
RECENT AWARD: 2011 Most Admired Companies — Fortune Magazine
Web: www.americanexpress.com
Facebook: americanexpress
Twitter: americanexpress

Arizona Charter Academy
HEADQUARTERS: Surprise
YEAR EST.: 2001
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 72
RECENT AWARD: 25 Best Workplaces for Women
Web: www.azcharteracademy.com
Facebook: azcharteracademy
Twitter: acabulldogs

Arizona Diamondbacks
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1998
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 225
RECENT AWARD: 2010 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award
Web: www.dbacks.com
Facebook: D-backs
Twitter:  dbacks

Banner Health
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1999
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 28,397
RECENT AWARD: Best Places to Work in the Valley 2010 BestCompaniesAZ
Web: www.bannerhealth.com
Facebook: BannerHealth
Twitter:  BannerHealth

BeachFleischman PC
HEADQUARTERS: Tucson
YEAR EST.: 1991
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 101
RECENT AWARD: Workplace Culture 2010
Web: www.beachfleischman.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1960
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 1,476
RECENT AWARD: Phoenix Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers Award
Web: www.azblue.com

CB Richard Ellis
HEADQUARTERS: Los Angeles
YEAR EST.: 1952 (in Arizona)
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 450
RECENT AWARD: Ranking Arizona No. 1 Commercial Brokerage Firm
Web: www.cbre.com
Facebook: CB Richard Ellis
Twitter:  CB Richard Ellis

CHW Arizona
HEADQUARTERS: San Francisco
YEAR EST.: 1961
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 8,682
RECENT AWARD: 2011 Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center Award
Web: www.chwhealth.org 
Facebook: CHWHealth
Twitter:  CHWHealth

Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
HEADQUARTERS: Blue Bell, Pa.
YEAR EST.: 1792
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 2,674
RECENT AWARD: Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Platinum Award
Web: www.cigna.com
Facebook: CIGNA
Twitter: CIGNA

Clifton Gunderson LLP
HEADQUARTERS: Milwaukee, Wisc.
YEAR EST.: 1960
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 230
RECENT AWARD: Alfred P. Sloan, Best Place to Work
Web: www.cliftoncpa.com
Facebook: Clifton CPA

Cox Communications
HEADQUARTERS: Atlanta, Ga.
YEAR EST.: 1962
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 3,000+
RECENT AWARD: 2011 JD Power and Associates Award “U.S. Major Provider Business Telecommunications-Data Service”
Web: www.cox.com 
Facebook: CoxComm
Twitter: CoxComm

Discover
HEADQUARTERS: Chicago
YEAR EST.: 1985
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 1,800
RECENT AWARD: Best Performance Acting on Voice of the Customer and Voice of the Social Customer
Web: www.discovercard.com
Facebook: Discover
Twitter:  Discover

DMB Associates
HEADQUARTERS: Scottsdale
YEAR EST.: 1984
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 100
RECENT AWARD: Finalist for Scottsdale Chamber’s Sterling Award
Web: www.dmbinc.com

DPR Construction
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1990
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 213
RECENT AWARD: FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For No. 22
Web: www.dpr.com
Facebook: DPRConstruction
Twitter: DPRconstruction

Dunn Transportation/Ollie the Trolley
HEADQUARTERS: Scottsdale
YEAR EST.: 1986
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 60
RECENT AWARD: Best Places to Work 2009
Web: www.dunntransportation.com
Facebook: Ollie the Trolley
Twitter:  Olliethetrolley

E.B. Lane Marketing Communications
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1962
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 60
RECENT AWARD: Best Public Relations Firm, Ranking Arizona
Web: www.eblane.com
Facebook: eblane
Twitter:  eblane

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
HEADQUARTERS: Daytona Beach, Fla.
YEAR EST.: 1926
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 502
RECENT AWARD: 2009 Boeing Supplier of the Year
Web: www.erau.edu
Facebook: Embry-Riddle University
Twitter:  ERAUniv

Entellus
HEADQUARTERS: Arizona
YEAR EST.: 1985
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 90
RECENT AWARD: Best Firm by CE News
Web: www.entellus.com

FedEx TechConnect
HEADQUARTERS: Memphis, Tenn.
YEAR EST.: 2006
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 185
RECENT AWARD: Best Place to Work in IT, Computerworld Magazine, June 20, 2011
Web: www.fedex.designcdt.com
Facebook: FedEx
Twitter: FedExNews

FireSky Resort and Spa
HEADQUARTERS: San Francisco
YEAR EST.: 1981
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 190
RECENT AWARD: Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work 2009
Web: www.fireskyresort.com
Facebook:  Fireskyresort
Twitter: Kimpton

FlexPrint, Inc.
HEADQUARTERS: Tempe
YEAR EST.: 2005
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 89
RECENT AWARD: ImageSource Magazine’s 2011 Perfect Image Award
Web: www.flexprintinc.com
Twitter: FlexPrintINC

GoDaddy.com Inc.
HEADQUARTERS: Scottsdale
YEAR EST.: 1997
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 2,785
RECENT AWARD: The Valley’s Healthiest Employers Awards 2011
Web: www.godaddy.com
Facebook: Godaddy
Twitter: GoDaddy

Goodmans Interior Structures
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1954
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 95
RECENT AWARD: 2010 CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
Web: www.goodmansinc.com
Twitter: Smartviper

Goodwill of Central Arizona
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1947
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 1838
RECENT AWARD: 2011 Top 25 Workplaces for Women — Arizona Woman Magazine
Web: www.goodwillaz.org
Facebook: GoodwillAZ
Twitter: GoodwillAZ

Grant Thornton LLP
HEADQUARTERS: Chicago
YEAR EST.: 2004 (in Arizona)
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 75
RECENT AWARD: Working Mother Magazine’s Best Companies
Web: www.grantthornton.com
Facebook: GrantThorntonLLP
Twitter: GrantthorntonUS

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort
HEADQUARTERS: Las Vegas
YEAR EST.: 1994
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 645
RECENT AWARD: 2011 American Heart Assoc. Fit-Friendly Company Award
Web: www.harrahsakchin.com
Facebook: HarrahsAkChin
Twitter: Harrahs_AkChin

Homeowners Finance Group
HEADQUARTERS: Scottsdale
YEAR EST.: 2004
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 68
RECENT AWARD: 2010 Ace Award
Web: www.homeownersfg.com
Facebook: HomeownersFinancialGroup

Infusionsoft
HEADQUARTERS: Gilbert
YEAR EST.: 2001
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 140
RECENT AWARD: Best Places to Work AZ Most Admired
Web: www.infusionsoft.com
Facebook: Infusionsoft
Twitter: Infusionsoft

International Cruise & Excursions
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1997
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 850
RECENT AWARD: 2010 ASU Spirit of Enterprise Innovator Award
Web: www.iceenterprise.com

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
HEADQUARTERS: New York
YEAR EST.: 1899
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: More than 11,400
RECENT AWARD: 2010 Barron’s Most Respected Companies
Web: www.chase.com
Facebook: ChaseCommunity

Keats Connelly
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1990
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 26
RECENT AWARD: Multi-year honoree of the Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
Web: www.keatsconnelly.com
Facebook: KeatsConnelly
Twitter: KeatsConnelly

Laser Spine Institute
HEADQUARTERS: Tampa, Fla.
YEAR EST.: 2005
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 50
RECENT AWARD: St. Petersburg Times’ Top Places to Work in 2010 and 2011
Web: www.laserspineinstitute.com
Facebook: Laserspine
Twitter: Laserspine

M&I Bank
HEADQUARTERS: Milwaukee, Wisc.
YEAR EST.: 1,847
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 550
RECENT AWARD: 2011 Most Reputable Banks (No. 6)
Web: www.mibank.com

Mark-Taylor Residential
HEADQUARTERS: Scottsdale
YEAR EST.: 1986
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 450
RECENT AWARD: 2010 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award
Web: www.mark-taylor.com
Facebook: MarkTaylorTV
Twitter: MarkTaylorTV

Mayo Clinic Arizona
HEADQUARTERS: Rochester, Minn.
YEAR EST.: 1987 (in Arizona)
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 5,000
RECENT AWARD: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
Web: www.mayoclinic.org/arizona
Facebook: MayoClinic
Twitter: MayoClinic

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
HEADQUARTERS: St. Louis
YEAR EST.: 1864
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 242
RECENT AWARD: 2010 Southwest Contractor Magazine Heart of Business
Web: www.mccarthy.com
Facebook: McCarthyBuilding

McMurry
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1984
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 145
RECENT AWARD: Top 10 Best Workplaces in America for six years
Web: www.mcmurry.com
Facebook: mcmurryinc
Twitter: mcmurry

Microchip Technology
HEADQUARTERS: Chandler
YEAR EST.: 1989
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 1,608
RECENT AWARD: Alfred P. Sloan Award for Flexibility in the Workplace 2007-2010
Web: www.microchip.com
Facebook: MicrochipTechnology

National Bank of Arizona
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1984
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 1,000
RECENT AWARD: 2010 NAWBO Phoenix Visionary Award
Web: www.nbarizona.com
Facebook: NationalBankofArizona
Twitter: NBAZinteractive

Orchard Medical Consulting, LLC
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 2001
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 24
RECENT AWARD: 2010 Workplace Flexibility Winner Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Web: www.orchardmed.com

PCA SKIN
HEADQUARTERS: Scottsdale
YEAR EST.: 1990
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 80
RECENT AWARD: 2010 Advances for Healthy Aging Top of the Class Award for Honesty and Integrity
Web: www.pcaskin.com
Facebook: PCA-Skin
Twitter: PCA-Skin

Plaza Companies
HEADQUARTERS: Peoria
YEAR EST.: 1982
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 50
RECENT AWARD: 2011 RED Award Best Multi-family Project
Web: www.theplazaco.com 
Facebook: Plaza-Companies
Twitter: PlazaCompanies

Robert W. Baird & Co.
HEADQUARTERS: Milwaukee, Wisc.
YEAR EST.: 1919
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 43
RECENT AWARD: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
Web: www.rwbaird.com
Facebook: RobertWBairdandCompany
Twitter: RWBaird

Royal Palms Resort & Spa
HEADQUARTERS: Englewood, Colo.
YEAR EST.: 1998
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 320
RECENT AWARD: 2010 Best Employer by azcentral.com
Web: www.royalpalmshotel.com 
Facebook: Royalpalms
Twitter: Royalpalmshotel

Sanctuary on Camelback Resort
HEADQUARTERS: Paradise Valley
YEAR EST.: 2001
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 340
RECENT AWARD: AZHLA Best Special Events
Web: www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com
Facebook: SanctuaryCamelbackMountain
Twitter: SanctuaryAZ

SCF Arizona
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1925
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 410
RECENT AWARD: Best Places to Work for Women: Healthiest Place to Work
Web: www.scfaz.com
Facebook: SCFArizona
Twitter: SCFArizona

Scottsdale Healthcare
HEADQUARTERS: Scottsdale
YEAR EST.: 1962
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 6,300
RECENT AWARD: 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
Web: shc.org
Facebook: ScottsdaleHealthcareAZ
Twitter: SCHPublicInfo

ScriptSave
HEADQUARTERS: Tucson
YEAR EST.: 1994
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 58
RECENT AWARD: 2010 Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Award for Business Growth
Web: www.scriptsave.com

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
HEADQUARTERS: New York
YEAR EST.: 2008
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 355
RECENT AWARD: AAA Four Diamond Award in the hospitality industry 2009 and 2010
Web: www.sheraton.com/Phoenix
Facebook: SheratonPhxDowntown
Twitter: SheratonPhoenix

Shutterfly
HEADQUARTERS: Redwood City, Calif.
YEAR EST.: 1999
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 210
RECENT AWARD: One of the Best Places to Work – 2011 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award
Web: www.shutterfly.com
Facebook: Shutterfly
Twitter: Shutterfly

Sonora Quest Laboratories
HEADQUARTERS: Tempe
YEAR EST.: 1997
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 2500
RECENT AWARD: 2010 Best Places to work MAC
Web: www.sonoraquest.com
Facebook: Sonoraquest
Twitter: Sonoraquestlabs

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1967
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 151
RECENT AWARD: Best Places to Work in the Valley 2009
Web: www.firstfoodbank.org
Facebook: Firstfoodbank
Twitter: stmarysfoodbank

Sundt Construction, Inc.
HEADQUARTERS: Tempe
YEAR EST.: 1972
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 1070
RECENT AWARD: 2011 San Diego Region Project of the Year
Web: www.sundt.com
Facebook: SundtConstruct
Twitter: Sundt

The Lavidge Company
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1982
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 73
RECENT AWARD:Best Places to Work 2010
Web: www.lavidge.com
Facebook: LavidgeCompany
Twitter: LavidgeCo

The Paradies Shops
HEADQUARTERS: Atlanta, Ga.
YEAR EST.: 1960
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 130
RECENT AWARD: 2009 Best Places to Work
Web: www.theparadiesshops.com
Facebook: TheParadiesShops
Twitter: ParadiesShops

UnitedHealthcare
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1974
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 2,700
RECENT AWARD: Arizona’s Most Admired 2010
Web: www.unitedhealthcare.com
Twitter: UnitedHealthCare

Vanguard
HEADQUARTERS: Malvern, Pa.
YEAR EST.: 1975
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 1,893
RECENT AWARD: Spirit of Caring Award, Valley of the Sun United Way
Web: www.vanguard.com
Facebook: Vanguard
Twitter: Vanguard_Group

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