Photos by Bruce Anderson and Mike Mertes for AZ BIG Media

SCOTTSDALE — A crowd of nearly 400 packed the ballroom at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia Thursday, Sept. 14 to honor Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2017.

“We built the program to recognize those companies that have the biggest impact on the economy, on their employees and on the communities in which they do business,” said Cheryl Green, publisher of AZ Big Media. “Arizona is filled with great servant leaders, innovators and forward thinkers. This year’s MAC recipients embody those qualities.”

Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management was honored to be included on this list of elite companies.  We are so proud of our team and it’s accomplishments and we love that our stand out trait was Education!  

While all 46 companies honored are winners, there were also five Spotlight Awards given to those companies that have shown exceptional achievement in each of six special categories. The Spotlight Award winners were:

Leadership: American Express
Workplace culture: Charles Schwab & Co.
Social responsibility: CopperPoint Insurance Company
Customer opinion: UnitedHealthcare
Healthy workplace: USAA

Helping to make the Most Admired Companies event a success were presenting sponsors CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company and the hospitals of Dignity Health — Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. The event sponsors were Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Charles Schwab and Progrexion. In addition, Washington Federal was the dessert spnsor, the photo booth was sponsored by USAA, the promotional sponsor was Maricopa Community Colleges and Merestone produced the videos.

Here is the full list of the Most Admired Companies of 2017:
American Express
Blood Systems
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management

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Charles Schwab
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Direct Energy
Fennemore Craig, P.C.
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
Homeowners Financial Group USA
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
JDA Software
JE Dunn Construction Company
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
Lovitt & Touché
Microchip Technology Inc
Musical Instrument Museum
Quarles & Brady
Small Giants
Sonora Quest Laboratories
Sundt Construction
Suntec Concrete
The CORE Institute
The James Agency
Town of Gilbert
UMB Bank
Ventana Medical Systems
V.I.P. Mortgage
Washington Federal

Thank you to AZ Big Media and Best Companies AZ!