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Category Table of Contents ADVERTISING, MARKETING & MEDIA ADVERTISING AGENCIES: 36 STAFF OR MORE.......................36 ADVERTISING AGENCIES: 15 - 35 STAFF................................38 ADVERTISING AGENCIES: 14 STAFF OR FEWER......................40 BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE: 30 STAFF OR MORE................66 BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE: 29 STAFF OR FEWER..............66 COMMERCIAL PRINTERS.........................................................44 GRAPHIC DESIGN FIRMS.........................................................46 INTERNET MARKETING............................................................48 PRODUCTION COMPANIES.......................................................50 PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS......................................................52 PUBLIC RELATIONS: 11 OR MORE IN DEPT.............................54 PUBLIC RELATIONS: 10 OR FEWER IN DEPT...........................54 RADIO STATIONS......................................................................56 SEO/SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: 26 STAFF OR MORE.........60 SEO/SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: 25 STAFF OR FEWER.......62 TELEVISION STATIONS.............................................................64 BUSINESS SERVICES BEST PLACE TO WORK: 426 STAFF OR MORE........................70 BEST PLACE TO WORK: 425 STAFF OR FEWER......................72 CHARTER SCHOOLS................................................................. 74 CITIES/TOWNS: BEST PLACE TO LIVE/WORK/PLAY................76 COPY/DUPLICATING/PRINTING...............................................78 DELIVERY MESSENGER SERVICES..........................................80 EMPLOYMENT: LEASING/PEOS................................................82 EMPLOYMENT: TEMPORARY....................................................84 EVENT PLANNING.....................................................................88 EXECUTIVE SEARCH.................................................................86 FRANCHISES........................................................................... 116 GUARD SERVICES/SECURITY FIRMS......................................90 INCUBATORS & ACCELERATORS.............................................92 MAINTENANCE/JANITORIAL SERVICES.................................94 MOVING COMPANIES...............................................................96 OFFICE: BUSINESS CENTERS...................................................98 OFFICE: FURNITURE, 18 STAFF OR MORE.............................. 100 OFFICE: FURNITURE, 17 STAFF OR FEWER............................ 102 OFFICE: MACHINE DEALERS...................................................104 OFFICE: SUPPLY.....................................................................106 PARTY RENTALS.................................................................... 108 PRIVATE SCHOOLS................................................................. 110 SPECIALIZED EDUCATION...................................................... 114 ENTERTAINMENT ATTRACTIONS: ADVENTURE TOURS...................................... 120 ATTRACTIONS: DESTINATION/AMUSEMENT PARKS............. 121 ATTRACTIONS: SIGNATURE EVENTS...................................... 122 ATTRACTIONS: ZOOS & WILDLIFE PARKS............................. 124 CATERING SERVICES.............................................................. 126 CONCERT VENUES.................................................................. 128 RESTAURANTS: BURGERS..................................................... 134 RESTAURANTS: FRENCH........................................................ 136 RESTAURANTS: FUSION/ECLECTIC....................................... 138 RESTAURANTS: INTERNATIONAL........................................... 140 RESTAURANTS: ITALIAN........................................................ 142 RESTAURANTS: MEXICAN...................................................... 144 RESTAURANTS: PATIO DINING............................................... 146 RESTAURANTS: PIZZA PARLORS........................................... 148 RESTAURANTS: ROMANTIC................................................... 150 RESTAURANTS: SEAFOOD..................................................... 152 RESTAURANTS: SOUTHWEST/ECLECTIC............................... 154 12 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

RESTAURANTS: STEAKS/CHOPS........................................... 156 WINERIES................................................................................ 158 FINANCE & PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING FIRMS: 34 CPAS OR MORE............................. 162 ACCOUNTING FIRMS: 5-33 CPAS..........................................164 ACCOUNTING FIRMS: 4 CPAS OR FEWER..............................166 BANKS: $850M OR MORE IN MARKET DEPOSITS.................168 BANKS: $240M-$849M IN MARKET DEPOSITS.................... 170 BANKS: $239M OR LESS IN MARKET DEPOSITS.................. 172 BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE: BANKING/FINANCE............... 174 BUSINESS BROKERS.............................................................. 176 CREDIT UNIONS...................................................................... 178 INDEPENDENT INVESTMENT ADVISORS............................... 180 INSURANCE: BROKERS........................................................... 182 INSURANCE: PROPERTY/CASUALTY...................................... 184 INVESTMENT BANKERS/M&A INTERMEDIARY................... 186 LAW FIRMS: 40 ATTORNEYS OR MORE................................. 188 LAW FIRMS: 23-39 ATTORNEYS............................................ 190 LAW FIRMS: 22 ATTORNEYS OR FEWER............................... 192 LAW FIRMS: ADR/MEDIATION OR ARBITRATION...................194 LAW FIRMS: BANKING............................................................196 LAW FIRMS: BUSINESS/CORPORATE.................................... 198 LAW FIRMS: COMMERCIAL LITIGATION.................................200 LAW FIRMS: CREDITOR’S RIGHTS, BANKRUPTCY/REORGANIZATION...202 LAW FIRMS: CREDITOR’S RIGHTS, COLLECTIONS................204 LAW FIRMS: ELDER................................................................206 LAW FIRMS: EMPLOYMENT LABOR.......................................208 LAW FIRMS: ENVIRONMENTAL.............................................. 210 LAW FIRMS: ESTATE/TRUST.................................................. 212 LAW FIRMS: FAMILY............................................................... 214 LAW FIRMS: HEALTHCARE..................................................... 197 LAW FIRMS: IMMIGRATION.................................................... 216 LAW FIRMS: MERGERS/ACQUISITIONS..................................232 LAW FIRMS: PERSONAL INJURY/MEDICAL MALPRACTICE... 218 LAW FIRMS: REAL ESTATE.....................................................220 LAW FIRMS: RENEWABLE ENERGY........................................222 LAW FIRMS: SECURITIES/CORPORATE FINANCE..................224 LAW FIRMS: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT.............................226 LAW FIRMS: TAX....................................................................228 SBA LENDERS.........................................................................230 HEALTHCARE ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS: 390 BEDS OR MORE....................236 ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS: 198-389 BEDS.............................238 ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS: 197 BEDS OR FEWER..................240 BEHAVIORAL REHABILITATION.............................................242 BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE.................................................244 CARDIOLOGY..........................................................................246 CLINICAL TRIALS...................................................................248 COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY....................................250 COSMETIC TREATMENT: NON-SURGICAL.............................254 DENTAL HEALTH PLANS........................................................256 DERMATOLOGY.......................................................................258 EYE CARE CENTERS...............................................................260 HEALTH AND FITNESS...........................................................262 HOME HEALTH AGENCIES......................................................264 HORMONE THERAPY..............................................................266 IMAGING CENTERS.................................................................268 INDEPENDENT/ASSISTED LIVING..........................................270 ORTHOPEDIC PRACTICES......................................................272 To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


Category Table of Contents PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTERS.............................................. 274 PEDIATRIC CARE CENTERS...................................................276 PHYSICAL THERAPY..............................................................278 PPOS.......................................................................................280 SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES..............................................282 SPINE SPECIALISTS...............................................................284 VEIN TREATMENT CENTERS..................................................286 WEIGHT LOSS MGMT: NON-SURGICAL..................................288 MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY...........................................................294 BIOSCIENCE FIRMS................................................................296 COMPUTER: CONSULTING FIRMS..........................................298 DATA CENTERS.......................................................................300 DOCUMENT SCANNING & IMAGING FIRMS..........................302 INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS............................................304 TECHNICAL PLACEMENT.......................................................306 WEB DESIGNERS/HOSTING COMPANIES..............................308 REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS: 9 ARCHITECTS OR MORE............. 312 ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS: 8 ARCHITECTS OR FEWER........... 314 BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE................................................. 316 BROKERAGE FIRMS: 22 BROKERS OR MORE........................ 318 BROKERAGE FIRMS: 21 BROKERS OR FEWER......................320 BROKERAGE FIRMS: INDUSTRIAL.........................................322 BROKERAGE FIRMS: LAND....................................................324 BROKERAGE FIRMS: MEDICAL..............................................326 BROKERAGE FIRMS: OFFICE..................................................328 BROKERAGE FIRMS: RETAIL..................................................330 CAPITAL & FINANCE..............................................................332 CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES: HEAVY...................................334 CONTRACTORS: ELECTRICAL, 126 STAFF OR MORE............336 CONTRACTORS: ELECTRICAL, 125 STAFF OR FEWER...........338 CONTRACTORS: GENERAL, 90 STAFF OR MORE...................340 CONTRACTORS: GENERAL, 50-89 STAFF..............................342 CONTRACTORS: GENERAL, 49 STAFF OR FEWER.................344 CONTRACTORS: MASONRY....................................................346 CONTRACTORS: MECHANICAL, 109 STAFF OR MORE...........348 CONTRACTORS: MECHANICAL, 108 STAFF OR FEWER.........350 CONTRACTORS: TENANT IMPROVEMENT..............................352 DEVELOPERS..........................................................................354 ENGINEERING: CIVIL, 14 ENGINEERS OR MORE.....................356 ENGINEERING: CIVIL, 13 ENGINEERS OR FEWER...................358 ENGINEERING: GEO MATERIAL TESTING...............................360 ENGINEERING: STRUCTURAL.................................................362 GREEN BUILDERS...................................................................364 INTERIOR DESIGN FIRMS: 23 STAFF OR MORE....................366 INTERIOR DESIGN FIRMS: 22 STAFF OR FEWER..................368 LANDSCAPE: ARCHITECTS.....................................................370 LANDSCAPE: CONTRACTORS................................................372 LANDSCAPE: MATERIAL SUPPLIERS.....................................376 LANDSCAPE: MAINTENANCE................................................. 374 PAINTING & COATING.............................................................378 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT....................................................380 REITS.......................................................................................382 RENTAL EQUIPMENT..............................................................384 RETAIL OWNER/OPERATOR...................................................386 SIGNAGE.................................................................................388 SOLAR INSTALLERS...............................................................390 14 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

REAL ESTATE RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING COMPANIES...........................394 ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS........................................................396 BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE.................................................398 CONDO/HIGH RISE LIVING.....................................................400 CONTRACTORS: PLUMBING...................................................402 CONTRACTORS: ROOFING......................................................404 CORPORATE RELOCATION.....................................................406 FLOORING...............................................................................408 HOME BUILDERS: CUSTOM.................................................... 410 HOME BUILDERS: PRODUCTION............................................ 412 HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION MGMT................................... 414 INTERIOR DESIGN................................................................... 416 MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES...................................... 418 MORTGAGE: BANKERS...........................................................420 MORTGAGE: BROKERS...........................................................422 MULTI-FAMILY: BUILDERS.....................................................424 MULTI-FAMILY: MANAGEMENT..............................................426 NURSERIES.............................................................................428 OUTDOOR DESIGN/BUILD......................................................430 PAINTING & WALLCOVERINGS..............................................432 POOL: BUILDERS.....................................................................434 POOL: REMODELERS...............................................................436 REAL ESTATE: AGENTS..........................................................438 REAL ESTATE: COMPANIES....................................................440 REAL ESTATE: TEAMS............................................................442 REFERRAL/RATING SERVICES..............................................444 REMODELERS.........................................................................446 STEREO/HOME THEATER.......................................................448 SYNTHETIC LAWNS/PUTTING GREENS.................................450 TITLE COMPANIES..................................................................452 RETAIL AUTOMOTIVE FULL SERVICE/REPAIR...................................460 CAR DEALERS: MORE THAN $40,000...................................462 CAR DEALERS: LESS THAN $39,999.....................................464 FASHION: MEN’S.....................................................................466 FASHION: TAILORS.................................................................468 FURNITURE STORES...............................................................470 JEWELERS..............................................................................472 OUTDOOR FURNITURE............................................................ 474 PET/ANIMAL: HOSPITALS.......................................................476 PET/ANIMAL: SERVICES.........................................................478 SHOPPING CENTERS..............................................................482 SPECIALTY HOME BOUTIQUES..............................................480 TOURISM BED AND BREAKFAST INNS..................................................486 CASINOS.................................................................................488 GOLF COURSES: PRIVATE.......................................................490 MEETING/CONVENTION CENTERS: 50,000 SQ FT OR MORE...492 MEETING/CONVENTION CENTERS: 49,999 SQ FT OR LESS.....494 RESORTS/HOTELS: 450 ROOMS OR MORE...........................496 RESORTS/HOTELS: 225-449 ROOMS....................................498 RESORTS/HOTELS: 224 ROOMS OR FEWER.........................500 RESORTS/HOTELS: BUSINESS FRIENDLY..............................502 SPAS - DAY/RESORTS: 53 STAFF OR MORE.........................504 SPAS - DAY/RESORTS: 52 STAFF OR FEWER.......................506 To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


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elcome to the 21st annual edition of Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business. This publication is the result of the largest business opinion poll taken in Arizona. Each business category is selected by the staff of AZ Big Media based upon the business and leisure activities of Arizona’s business community. Determining who is best in any given industry is challenging, so we decided to turn to the residents of Arizona for the answers. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion. A company’s revenue and number of employees shouldn’t be the only criteria used to judge the best. Instead, participants who voted based their opinions on the quality of products, services and people. We also wanted to know which companies you would recommend doing business with and pass that information on to our readers. The bulk of voting takes place via our website (AZBigMedia.com). Our userfriendly website includes more than 20,000 businesses in more than 250 different business and leisure subcategories. Readers can go to the website and vote for their favorites in each sub-category. The votes are tallied each August and the results are then assembled and ranked according to their total number of votes. With a year-round visibility, Ranking Arizona is kept and referred to time and time again. We hope you will use this directory as a reference to help guide your businesses and families throughout the year. If you would like your business represented on our Ranking Arizona website for voting, simply log on to our site, scroll to the bottom of any sub-category and type in your nomination. My thanks to the staff of Az Big Media, advertisers and to all those who voted and made Ranking Arizona such an important part of Arizona’s business community. Congratulations to those who made our list. You truly represent “The Best of Arizona Business!” Sincerely,

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Arizona Federal Credit Union.....................................178 Arizona Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC)........... 280 Arizona Grand Resort & Spa..................................... 496 Arizona Instrument................................................... 296 Arizona Iron Furniture................................................474 Arizona Laser Skin Solutions.................................... 254 Arizona Lithographers................................................. 44 Arizona Luxury Lawns & Putting Greens.................. 450 Arizona Medical Office Brokers................................ 326 Arizona Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists................ 284 Arizona Nutritional Supplements.............................. 296 Arizona Office Liquidators & Designs....................... 100 Arizona Office Technologies.............................. 104, 302 Arizona Oncology...................................................... 248 Arizona Orthopedic Physical Therapy....................... 278 Arizona Overland Blueprint................................. 78, 302 Arizona Pain Institute.................................................274 Arizona Pain Specialists............................266, 274, 284 Arizona Pain Treatment Centers................................274 Arizona Painting Company................................ 378, 432 Arizona Partners Retail Investment Group........380, 386 Arizona Pool Remodeling & Service.......................... 436 Arizona Public Service.............................................. 294 Arizona Renaissance Festival....................................122 Arizona Research Center Inc..................................... 296 Arizona Restaurant Week...........................................122 Arizona School for the Arts..........................................74 Arizona School of Real Estate & Business.................114 Arizona Sign Company.............................................. 388 Arizona Skin and Laser Institute............................... 258 Arizona Sons Painting............................................... 432 Arizona Sports Medicine Center............................... 272 Arizona Stronghold Vineyards....................................158 Arizona Studios........................................................... 50 Arizona Summit Law School......................................114 Arizona Superior Cleaning........................................... 94 Arizona Taste Catering & Event Planning...................126 Arizona Turf Masters................................................. 450 Arizona Vein & Laser Institute................................... 286 Arizona Vein & Vascular Center................................. 286 Arizona Vein Specialists............................................ 286 Arizona Zipline Adventures........................................120 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum................................124 Arlington Custom Builders........................................ 446 Arrow Animal Hospital.............................................. 476 Arrowhead Cadillac................................................... 462 Artful Tailoring Bespoke & Custom Clothier.............. 468 Artisan Real Estate Group......................................... 382 Artisan Systems........................................................ 448 Ashley P. Designs.......................................................416 Ashton Woods Homes....................................... 398, 412 Ashton-Fleming Real Estate Team............................ 442 Associated Asset Management..................................414 Associated Retina Consultants......................... 248, 260 Associated Sign Company Inc................................... 388 ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation............................ 92 AT&T......................................................................... 304 ATC Group Services.................................................. 360 Atchley Law Firm...................................................... 202 At-Ease Mens Clothing............................................. 466 ATEK......................................................................... 360 Atlasta Catering and Event Concepts.........................126 Atmosphere Commercial Interiors............................ 100 Audio Video Contractors........................................... 448 Aurora Behavioral Health System............................. 242 Autoworks Service and Repair.................................. 460 AV Homes..................................................................412 Avalon Dental............................................................ 250 Avalon School of Cosmetology...................................114

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Avenue Business Center............................................. 98 Avesis Incorporated.................................................. 280 Avison Young.. 316, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 330, 380 AWE Corporate Interiors............................................102 Axiom Financial........................................................ 420 Az Alterations........................................................... 468 AZ Lending Experts.......................................... 420, 422 AZ Metroscapes.........................................................374 AZ Party Rents...........................................................108 Az Rock Depot.......................................................... 376 azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate....440, 442 AZTEC Engineering Group................314, 356, 362, 370 Azul-Verde Design Group..................................430, 434 B. J. Katz & The Worth Group Lake Pleasant........... 442 B2B Delivery LLC........................................................ 80 Babbitt Ford Lincoln................................................. 464 Babcock Plumbing.................................................... 402 Baja Fresh..................................................................116 Baker Bros Area Rugs and Flooring.......................... 408 Balanced Physical Therapy............................... 262, 278 Ballard Spahr...........190, 200, 210, 222, 224, 226, 232 Banfield The Pet Hospital.......................................... 476 Bank 34.....................................................................172 Bank of America Arizona.......................................... 168 Bank of Arizona..........................................................170 Bank of Tucson..........................................................170 Bankers Trust.............................................................. 72 Banner Alzheimer's Institute............................. 248, 268 Banner Baywood Medical Center.............................. 238 Banner Behavioral Health......................................... 242 Banner Boswell Medical Center................................ 236 Banner Boswell Medical Center - Imaging Center.... 268 Banner Children's Specialists........................... 272, 276 Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center......................... 236 Banner Desert Medical Center.................................. 236 Banner Estrella Medical Center................................ 238 Banner Gateway Medical Center............................... 240 Banner Goldfield Medical Center.............................. 240 Banner Health........................................................... 244 Banner Heart Hospital....................................... 240, 246 Banner Home Care.................................................... 264 Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center................ 248, 268 Banner Sun Health Research Institute...................... 296 Banner Thunderbird Medical Center......................... 236 Banner University Medical Center Tucson................ 236 Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix............... 236 Bar Napkin Productions........................46, 62, 314, 366 Barclay Group........................................................... 386 Bark Avenue Pet Supplies......................................... 478 Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center.......................... 260 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction......................122 Barrio Cafe................................................................ 144 Barrio Queen............................................................. 144 Barrow Neurological Institute...................248, 284, 296 Barrows NeuroSpine & Rehab Centers..................... 278 Barry & Moore.......................................................... 166 BASIS Charter Schools................................................74 BBVA Compass......................................................... 168 BC Renovations......................................................... 446 BeachFleischman.......................................................162 Bearizona Wildlife Park..............................................124 Beatitudes Campus................................................... 282 Bedrosians................................................................ 408 Bekins Moving Solutions............................................. 96 Bel-Aire Mechanical Inc............................................ 348 Bell Ford................................................................... 464 Bella Casa Faux........................................................ 432 Benjamin Franklin Charter School...............................74 Benjamin Franklin The Punctual Plumber................. 402

Bennett & Porter....................................... 180, 182, 184 Berghoff Design Group..............................................374 Berk Law Group........................................................ 206 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties.. 406 Berridge Nurseries.................................................... 428 Bethany Christian School...........................................110 Better Business Bureau............................................ 444 Beyond Massage Therapy at Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas.. 506 BEYOND20................................................................ 298 Big Bounce.................................................................. 92 Big Monkey Films / Art Haynie VR.............................. 50 BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency............................. 38, 52 Bigfish Creative Group.................38, 46, 48, 54, 62, 66 Billi Springer & Associates.........................................416 Biltmore Bank of Arizona.................................. 170, 230 Biltmore Cardiology.................................................. 246 Biltmore Dental Group.............................................. 250 Biltmore Fashion Park............................................... 482 Bingham Engineering Consultants............................ 362 Binkley's Restaurant..................................................150 BioAccel...................................................................... 92 Bivens & Associates.................................................. 206 Bjerk Builders Inc.............................................. 342, 352 Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia....................... 490 Blackstone Security Services Inc............................... 90 Bliss Spa at W Scottsdale......................................... 506 Blooming Desert Construction.................................. 430 Blount Contracting Inc.............................................. 334 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.............244, 256, 280 Blue Water Casino..................................................... 488 Bluewater Grill...........................................................152 Blufish Design Studio................................................ 308 BMO Harris Bank...................................................... 168 BMW North Scottsdale............................................. 462 BNC National Bank....................................................172 Body Beautiful Spa Day and Medical Spa.........254, 506 Body Logic MD.......................................................... 266 Boss Hugo Boss........................................................ 466 Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess....146, 156 Bowman Consulting Group Ltd................................. 358 Braun Siler Kruzel......................................................192 Brenda Taege DDS.................................................... 250 Brian North............................................................... 438 Briar Patch Inn.......................................................... 486 Bridges Media Group.................................................. 54 Bridgeview at Hayden Ferry Lakeside....................... 400 Briggs Family and Cosmetic Dentistry...................... 250 BrightView Landscape Development Inc................... 372 Brinkster................................................................... 300 Brooks Brothers........................................................ 466 Brothers Tailors................................................466, 468 Brown & Brown Insurance of Arizona........................182 Brown Jordan............................................................474 BRYCON Construction.......................................340, 364 Buchalter................................. 192, 194, 204, 220, 228 Buck & Rider..............................................................152 Bucky’s Casino......................................................... 488 Buesing Corporation................................................. 334 Buffalo Collection..................................................... 470 Burch & Cracchiolo...........................188, 198, 214, 228 Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc..356, 362 Business Development Finance Corporation............ 230 Business Networking International........................... 444 Butte Companies...................................................... 424 Butterfly Wonderland.................................................124 Cachet Homes....................................................412, 424 Cactus Ridge Builders............................................... 446 Caduceus Cellars.......................................................158 Caliente Construction....................................... 342, 352

California Pools & Landscape................................... 434 Callaghan Vineyards..................................................158 Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes......................................410 Camden Property Trust............................................. 426 Camelback Dermatology........................................... 258 Camelback Health Care............................................ 266 Camelback Sports Therapy....................................... 278 Camelback Toyota..................................................... 464 Camelback Volkswagen Subaru Mazda.................... 464 Candelaria Design Associates LLC........................... 396 Cannon & Wendt Electric Co..................................... 336 Canyon Ranch Health Resort.................................... 504 Canyon Ranch Weight Loss Program........................ 288 Canyon State Electric......................................... 72, 336 Capital Advisory Group............................................. 332 Capriotti's..................................................................116 Cardiovascular Consultants...................................... 246 Cardon Children's Medical Center.................... 238, 276 Cardon Commercial.................................................. 320 Care With Confidence............................................... 264 Care With Confidence Commercial Cleaning Services...... 94 Carefree Resort & Conference Center...................... 500 Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management... 372, 374 Caribbean Pools & Spas............................................ 436 Caring Hearts Animal Clinic...................................... 476 Carlos Batara, Attorney at Law..................................216 Carlson Creek Vineyard.............................................158 Carmen Brodeur, JD................................................. 438 Carrington College.....................................................114 Carter’s Men’s Clothing............................................ 466 Cartier....................................................................... 472 Caruso Turley Scott.................................................. 362 Casa Mia....................................................................142 Cash, Sullivan & Cross...............................................182 Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort.................. 488 Casino Del Sol Resort............................................... 488 Castles N’ Coasters...................................................121 Catalyst Commercial Group...................................... 330 Catalyst Design Group.............................................. 308 Catalyst Pain Solutions..............................................274 Cawley Architects......................................................314 CBIZ MHM..................................................................162 CBRE......... 70, 316, 318, 322, 324, 326, 328, 330, 380 CBRE Capital Markets Debt & Structured Finance... 332 CC Patio.....................................................................474 CCMC.........................................................................414 CCS Presentation Systems Home............................. 448 CDC Pools................................................................. 436 CDC Small Business Finance.................................... 230 Celebrations by Sally.................................................. 88 Celebrity Greens....................................................... 450 Celebrity Theatre.......................................................128 Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation......................... 92 Center for Natural Healing........................................ 266 Center for Orthopaedic Innovation at St. Lukes Medical Center.272 Center for Venous Disease (CVD)............................. 286 Centralized Vision....................................................... 90 Centurion Management............................................ 426 Century Plaza............................................................ 400 CenturyLink......................................................300, 304 Chandler Center for the Arts......................................128 Chandler Dogs 24/7.................................................. 478 Chandler Fashion Center.......................................... 482 Chandler Innovations Incubator.................................. 92 Chandler Small Animal Clinic.................................... 476 Chaparral Pines........................................................ 490 Chapman BMW on Camelback.................................. 462 Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.......................................... 70 Charles W. McGrath, CPA......................................... 166

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Company Index Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing............... 394 Chasse Building Team.......................................340, 364 Chez Vous..................................................................136 Chicago Title Agency................................................ 452 Christopher’s & Crush Lounge...................................136 Chubb Insurance....................................................... 184 Churchill Commercial Capital Inc.............................. 332 Cibo................................................................... 146, 148 Cigna HealthCare of Arizona.............................256, 280 Citizen Public House......................................... 138, 154 City of Chandler.......................................................... 76 City of Flagstaff.......................................................... 76 City of Glendale........................................................... 76 City of Mesa................................................................ 76 City of Peoria.............................................................. 76 City of Phoenix............................................................ 76 City of Scottsdale....................................................... 76 City of Tempe.............................................................. 76 Citywide Courier......................................................... 80 CJS Enterprises........................................................ 346 CKS Advisors.............................................................186 Clark Hill................................................... 192, 197, 222 Classic Party Rentals.................................................108 Clear Mortgage......................................................... 420 Clear Title Agency of Arizona.................................... 452 ClearData.................................................................. 300 Cliff Castle Casino Hotel........................................... 488 CliftonLarsonAllen.....................................................162 Clint Miller Architect, AIA.......................................... 396 CloudNet Group......................................................... 304 Cody Bauer............................................................... 438 Coe & Van Loo Consultants Inc................................. 358 Coffin & Trout Fine Jewelers..................................... 472 Cohen Dowd Quigley................................................. 200 Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers.....................................134 Coldwell Banker Concierge Service.......................... 444 Coldwell Banker Home Loans................................... 422 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage............398, 440 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Relocation.. 406 Cole Income NAV...................................................... 382 collectiV landscape architects.................................. 370 Colliers International.....316, 318, 322, 324, 326, 328, 330 Colling Media..................................................48, 62, 66 Columbia West Capital...............................................186 Comerica Bank..........................................................170 Comerica Theatre......................................................128 Comitz | Beethe................................ 192, 197, 212, 220 Commercial Plus............................................... 176, 320 Commercial Properties Inc....................... 318, 322, 324 ........................................................ 326, 328, 330, 380 Community Bridges.................................................. 242 Community Information and Referral Services......... 444 Community Tire Pros and Auto Repair...................... 460 Concentric Healthcare Solutions, LLC........................ 82 Concentric Healthcare Staffing................................... 84 CoNecs North America............................................... 40 Conquest Training Systems.......................................114 Consolidated Asset Management............................. 426 Consolidated Personnel Services Inc.......................... 82 Cook & Price............................................................. 226 Copenhagen Business Interiors.................................102 Copenhagen Furniture.............................................. 470 Copper State Communications.........................298, 304 CopperNet Systems Inc............................................ 304 CopperPoint Insurance Companies........................... 184 Coppersmith Brockelman..................................197, 200 CopperWynd Resort & Club...................................... 500 Corbins Electric.................................................336, 390 CORE Construction...........................................340, 364

vote every hour azBIGmedia.com Corgan.............................................................. 312, 366 Cornelis Hollander Designs....................................... 472 Cornish Pasty.............................................................116 Corporate Interior Systems Inc................................. 100 Corporate Job Bank Personnel Services.............84, 306 Cosentino.................................................................. 408 Costco Business Center............................................ 106 Coulter Cadillac......................................................... 462 Courier Graphics Corporation..................................... 44 Courtesy Chevrolet................................................... 464 Cowboy Ciao..................................................... 138, 154 Cox Communications Arizona................................... 304 Cox Media................................................................... 64 CP Capital..................................................................186 CrackerJax.................................................................121 Crate & Barrel........................................................... 470 Crawford Mechanical Services................................. 350 Cre8ive Event Rentals................................................108 Creations in Cuisine Catering.....................................126 Creative Business Resources...................................... 82 Creative Environments Design & Landscape....430, 434 Creative Leather Furniture........................................ 470 Credit Union West......................................................178 Creekside Inn at Sedona........................................... 486 CRESA.................................................72, 318, 322, 328 Crescent Ballroom.....................................................128 Cresleigh Homes........................................................412 Crest Insurance Group...............................................182 Crosby/Wright............................................................. 40 Crudo................................................................ 138, 142 CSW Contractors Inc................................................. 334 Cullum Homes............................................................410 Culver's......................................................................116 Cuningham Group Architecture......................... 312, 368 Curtis Coatings......................................................... 432 Curt's Auto Repair.................................................... 460 Cushman & Wakefield...... 318, 322, 324, 326, 328, 380 Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock.......................... 376 CVAM, CardioVascular Associates of Mesa...... 246, 248 Cypress HomeCare Solutions................................... 264 CyrusOne.................................................................. 300 D & D Materials......................................................... 376 D.L. Withers Construction......................................... 344 D.P. Electric Inc.................................................336, 390 Dallas Professional Painting..................................... 378 Dana and Associates.................................................212 Dana Law Group....................................................... 206 Daniel’s Moving & Storage.......................................... 96 Danny White Painting, Inc................................. 378, 432 Data Doctors............................................................. 298 DataBank.................................................................. 302 DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services....320, 322, 324 Davinci Luxe............................................................. 466 DAVIS........................................................................ 366 Davis Faas Blase....................................... 192, 202, 214 Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC.......... 188, 194, 196 .........................................................202, 216, 220, 232 Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing...394, 402 DC Ranch...................................................................418 De Rito Partners Inc......................... 320, 330, 380, 386 Debbie Jarson........................................................... 438 Decca Multi-Family Builders Inc............................... 424 Decibel Blue Creative Marketing & PR........................ 40 Deco Communities.................................................... 424 Deer Creek Animal Clinic.......................................... 476 Defero......................................................................... 36 Delgado Law......................................................214, 218 Delta Dental of Arizona............................................. 256 Delta Diversified Enterprises.................................... 336

Delux Burger..............................................................134 Dennis Sage Home Entertainment............................ 448 Denny Clark Masonry & Concrete............................. 346 Derma Health............................................................ 254 deseo at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa..............140 Desert Botanical Garden............................................121 Desert Car Care of Chandler..................................... 460 Desert Christian Schools...........................................110 Desert Financial Credit Union............................174, 178 Desert Highlands...................................................... 490 Desert Holistic Health...............................254, 266, 288 Desert Horizon Nursery............................................ 428 Desert Mountain........................................................418 Desert Mountain Club............................................... 490 Desert Ridge Marketplace........................................ 482 Destination Arizona Conference Planners................... 88 Deutsch Architecture Group............................. 314, 366 Devenney Group Architects.......................................312 Devoted Guardians.................................................... 264 DexKnows.com......................................................... 444 DHM Landscaping............................................. 372, 374 Diamondback Audio Video........................................ 448 Dibble Engineering.................................................... 356 Dick & Fritsche Design Group........................... 312, 366 Dickinson Wright....................... 188, 194, 197, 198, 200 ................................................ 216, 218, 222, 226, 228 Digital Air Strike.................................................... 48, 60 Digital Realty............................................................ 300 Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center.... 238 .................................................................246, 268, 272 Dignity Health in Arizona.................................... 70, 244 Dignity Health Medical Group - Orthopedic.............. 272 Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center............ 238 Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital................................ and Medical Center........................................... 236, 246 Dignity Health St. Joseph's.............................................. Westgate Medical Center.......................................... 240 Dircks Moving and Logistics....................................... 96 Discount Office Furniture...........................................102 Discount Tire............................................................. 460 DiscountPatio.com.....................................................474 Display Solutions Group............................................ 388 Diversified Roofing.................................................... 404 DLA Piper.......................................................... 224, 232 DLB Custom Homes...................................................410 DLR Group........................................312, 362, 366, 370 DMB..................................................................354, 398 Document Technologies............................................ 302 Dolphinaris Arizona....................................................124 Donovan’s Steak & Chop House.................................156 Dos Cabezas WineWorks...........................................158 Douglas Family Dentistry.......................................... 250 Douglas Fredrikson Architects.......................... 314, 396 DPA Architects.................................................. 314, 368 DPR Construction..............................................340, 364 Dr. Carol Ford........................................................... 250 Dr. Deborah Wilson & Associates............................. 266 Drewett Works Architecture..................................... 396 Driggs Title Agency................................................... 452 Duffy Group................................................................ 86 DWL Architects + Planners Inc..................................312 E.D. Marshall Jewelers............................................. 472 EagleForce Security.................................................... 90 Earnhardt Lexus........................................................ 462 Earnhardt Toyota....................................................... 464 Earth and Images.......................................................416 East Valley Dermatology Center................................ 258 Eastmark...................................................................418 eCreations Web Services.......................................... 308

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Company Index Eddie V’s Prime Seafood............................................152 Edward Jones............................................................180 EHS Restoration........................................................ 344 Eide Bailly..................................................................162 El Chorro........................................................... 146, 150 elements Restaurant................................. 140, 146, 150 Elevate Chiropractic.................................................. 284 Elevation Solar.......................................................... 294 Elontec................................................................ 96, 100 Elote Cafe................................................................. 144 Emily R. Taylor Law.................................................. 206 Empire Southwest.................................... 294, 384, 390 Employers Dental Services Inc................................. 256 Enchantment Resort................................................. 498 Engelman Berger......................................192, 202, 204 Ensemble Real Estate Solutions............................... 326 Enterprise Bank & Trust.............................................172 ENVY Residences...................................................... 400 Epic Sign Group........................................................ 388 EPS Group, Inc.................................................. 356, 370 Equity Title Agency................................................... 452 Erickson & Meeks Engineering................................. 358 Esplanade Place........................................................ 400 Esser Design............................................................... 46 Estrella by Newland Communities.............................418 ETS (Enterprise Technology Services)...................... 298 EVDI Medical Imaging............................................... 268 Event Services of America.......................................... 88 Evergreen Devco....................................................... 354 Evo Scottsdale...........................................................142 evolution design inc.................................................. 368 EVOS Office Products............................................... 106 Executive Suites at Gainey Ranch............................... 98 EY..............................................................................162 FabCom................................................................ 38, 60 Fabulous Food...........................................................126 Facings of America................................................... 408 Fairmont Scottsdale Princess............ 70, 492, 496, 502 Fairway Independent Mortgage................................ 420 Farmers Insurance Co............................................... 184 FAST - Foothills Acceleration and Sports Training.... 262 Fasturtle Digital.................................................. 62, 308 Fat Ox........................................................................142 Feathers Fine Custom Furnishings........................... 470 Federal Pizza.............................................................148 FedEx.......................................................................... 80 Fennemore Craig PC........................ 188, 204, 206, 208 ................................................ 210, 222, 226, 228, 232 Fennemore Craig Venture Accelerator........................ 92 FEZ Restaurant & Bar................................................138 Fingerpaint.................................................................. 38 Firefly Promo.............................................................. 52 Fireside at Norterra....................................................418 First American Title Insurance.................................. 452 First Choice Business Brokers...................................176 First Credit Union.......................................................178 First International Bank & Trust.................................172 First Solar................................................................. 294 First Western Trust............................................172, 174 FirstService Residential.............................................414 Fisher.......................................................................... 46 Fisher Custom Homes................................................410 Fit Body Boot Camp Litchfield.................................. 262 Flash Delivery Inc....................................................... 80 Fleming & Curti PLC.................................................. 206 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar...................156 Fluff & Puff............................................................... 478 FM Solutions............................................. 100, 314, 366 FNF Construction Inc................................................ 334

vote every hour azBIGmedia.com Focus HR Inc............................................................... 82 Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse..........................140 Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy..... 262, 278 FoRM Design Studio Ltd........................................... 368 Fort McDowell Casino............................................... 488 Fortified Provider Network........................................ 280 Forward Tilt...............................................................102 Foundation for Senior Living - FSL........................... 242 Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.... 494, 500 Fox Cable News (Cox channel 47).............................. 64 Fox Relocation Services............................................ 406 Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy.......................216 Franchise Capital Advisors........................................186 Franco's Italian Caffe.................................................142 Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold.........192, 206, 212, 228 Friendship Village of Tempe...................................... 282 Fruth Group Inc................................................. 104, 302 Fuzzy's Materials...................................................... 376 Fyffe Masonry........................................................... 346 G & G Enterprises...................................................... 346 G.M. Hunt Builders & Remodelers............................ 446 Ganado Painting and Wallcovering, Inc..................... 378 Ganem Jewelers....................................................... 472 Gannett Fleming....................................................... 360 Garcia, Artigliere & Medby........................................ 206 GardenPlus Landscape & Pools................................ 430 Gary Knighton, DO............................................254, 288 GCON Custom Homes................................................410 GCON Inc.................................................................. 342 Geico......................................................................... 184 Geiger......................................................................... 52 Gensler.............................................................. 312, 366 Gentle Journey.......................................................... 478 George Brazil Air Conditioning & Heating................. 394 George Brazil Plumbing & Electrical......................... 402 Gertrude's at The Desert Botanical Garden...............146 Get Your Move On....................................................... 96 Ghaster Painting & Coatings, Inc.............................. 378 Gilbert Cardiology..................................................... 246 Gilbert, Arizona........................................................... 76 Ginger Price Dentistry............................................... 250 Glendale Civic Center................................................ 494 Go Green Global Janitorial Services........................... 94 GoDaddy.................................................. 300, 304, 308 Goettl Air Conditioning......................................348, 394 Goldman & Goldman..................................................216 Goldwater Bank.........................................................172 Golf N' Stuff...............................................................121 Goober Pet Direct...................................................... 478 Goodmans Interior Structures................................... 100 Goodyear Animal Hospital......................................... 476 GOS Products for Business............................... 100, 106 Govig & Associates..................................................... 86 Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast............................. 486 Grand Canyon Business Solutions............................ 104 Grand Canyon Jeep Tours & Safaris..........................120 Grand Canyon Railway...............................................120 Grand Canyon Title Agency....................................... 452 Grand Canyon University...........................................110 Grand Materials & Supply......................................... 376 Granite Express........................................................ 376 Grant Thornton LLP...................................................162 Grassroots Kitchen & Tap..........................................134 Gray.......................................................................... 424 Grayhawk Development.............................................418 Great American Title Agency Inc.............................. 452 Great Hearts Academies..............................................74 Great Impact Inc. Promotional Products..................... 52 Great Scott! Productions............................................ 50

Greenberg Traurig LLP.....190, 200, 204, 220, 224, 226 Greey | Pickett.......................................................... 430 Greulich's Automotive Service & Repair................... 460 Greystar.................................................................... 426 Grimaldi's Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria Inc.....................148 Grounds Control, LLC........................................ 372, 374 Gust Rosenfeld..........................................202, 208, 210 H&E Equipment Services.......................................... 384 HACI Mechanical Contractors Inc............................. 348 Hallier Lawrence PLC........................................ 192, 214 Hammer Institute...................................................... 266 Hammerman & Hultgren........................................... 204 hardison/downey construction................................. 342 Harper’s Nursery & Landscape Co............................ 428 Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino........................................... 488 Hawkeye Electric...................................................... 336 Hayden Electric......................................................... 336 Haydon Building Corp............................................... 340 Health Net Life Insurance Company......................... 280 Health Point Cleaning Solutions LLC........................... 94 Healthcare Trust of America..................................... 382 Heather Sagnella...................................................... 438 Helix House................................................................. 62 Hello! Arizona Destination Management..................... 88 Hem and Her............................................................. 468 Henry+Horne.............................................................162 Hensel Phelps........................................................... 340 Heritage Advisors.............................................. 164, 180 Heritage Inn.............................................................. 486 Hermosa Inn............................................................. 500 Hertz......................................................................... 384 Hester, Heitel & Assoc. Inc............................... 182, 184 HilgartWilson, LLC.................................................... 356 Hill & Usher Insurance. Bonds. Benefits........... 182, 184 Hilton Village............................................................. 482 Hines......................................................................... 354 HKS Inc......................................................................312 HMS Landscapes...................................................... 372 HOAMCO....................................................................414 Hobaica Services Inc........................................350, 394 Holder Construction Company.................................. 342 Homeowners Financial Group USA....72, 174, 398, 420, 422 Homework Remodels................................................ 446 HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center.................. 238 HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center....... 238 HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.......... 236 Hopdoddy Burger Bar................................................134 Hoskin Ryan Consultants.......................................... 358 Hot Shot Delivery........................................................ 80 Hotel Valley Ho..........................................494, 498, 502 HotFoot Recruiters...................................................... 86 House of Tricks......................................... 138, 146, 150 Houston's...................................................................134 Howard Air................................................................ 394 HP2 Promotions.......................................................... 52 Humana............................................................256, 280 Humble Pie.................................................................148 Hunter Engineering Inc............................................. 358 Hunter Hagan & Co. Ltd............................................ 164 Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa.......................... at Gainey Ranch........................................492, 496, 502 Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat.....................................218 I Need An Angel Inc.......................................... 244, 264 IBG Fox & Fin Financial Group LC..............................176 IDCreator.com....................................................... 44, 78 Ideas Collide.............................................36, 46, 50, 60 Image Craft................................................................. 44 Imagine Backyard Living........................................... 430 IMCOR - Interstate Mechanical Corporation............. 348

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Company Index IMI Design Studio.......................................................416 IMPACT Technology Recruiting...........................84, 306 Imperial Wholesale................................................... 408 Independent Talk 1100 KFNX...................................... 56 Infincom.................................................................... 302 InSight Imaging......................................................... 268 Insight Mediation...................................................... 194 Integrity Outsource LLC.............................................. 82 IntelliQuick Delivery.................................................... 80 Interior Solutions...................................................... 100 International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE).............. 70 I-ology Inc.........................................................298, 308 IPSA Security Services LLC........................................ 90 IQ Total Source LLC.................................................. 106 Iron Mountain............................................................ 300 Irontree Construction Inc.......................................... 350 Ironwood Lithographers.............................................. 44 Isagenix International................................................ 296 ISM Raceway.............................................................121 ISS Facility Services................................................... 94 itSynergy................................................................... 298 Jaburg Wilk..............190, 196, 198, 202, 204, 208, 228 Jackson Lewis PC.............................192, 208, 216, 226 Jackson White Attorneys at Law.............................. 206 Jani-King...................................................................116 Jani-King Southwest.................................................. 94 Jennifer’s Catering.....................................................126 Jennings Haug Cunningham............. 190, 196, 198, 210 Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC....188, 194, 196, 198, .......200, 202, 208, 212, 214, 218, 222, 224, 228, 232 JFK Electrical Contracting Enterprises.............338, 390 Joel J Ackerman OD................................................. 260 Joe's Midnight Run....................................................138 Johansen Interiors.................................................... 352 John G. Fletcher DMD............................................... 250 Johnson Carlier................................ 334, 344, 352, 364 Jokake Construction Services.......................... 342, 352 Jordan's Mexican Food............................................. 144 Joseph I McCabe III CPA........................................... 166 Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort........................ 504 Joyride Taco House................................................... 144 JPMorgan Chase & Co.............................................. 168 Judy's Alterations..................................................... 468 JumpStartBiz.............................................................. 92 Junipine Resort......................................................... 486 Just-In Time Moving and Storage............................... 96 JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa........492, 496 JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa...492, 496, 502 K1 Speed...................................................................121 K2 Electric Inc.......................................................... 338 Kachina Data LLC..................................................... 298 KAET-TV Arizona PBS................................................. 64 Kai at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.................154 KAZT (AZTV7): Arizona's Own................................... 64 KEAR Civil Corporation............................................. 334 Kerch Chiropractic.................................................... 284 Kerry’s Referrals......................................................... 84 Keyser....................................................................... 326 Kidder Mathews........................................320, 322, 324 Kief-Joshua Vineyards...............................................158 Kierland Commons.................................................... 482 Kierland Golf Club..................................................... 490 Kimley-Horn and Associates..................................... 356 Kinetic Systems........................................................ 350 Kitchell..................................................... 340, 354, 364 Kitchell Custom Homes..................................... 410, 446 Knight-Swift Transportation....................................... 70 Kobargo Technology Partners................................... 298 KOLD-TV 13 Tucson.................................................... 64

vote every hour azBIGmedia.com Konica Minolta Business Solutions................... 104, 302 Kortman Electric Inc.........................................338, 390 Kowalski Construction Inc................................ 342, 352 KPHO-CBS 5............................................................... 64 KPMG.........................................................................162 KPNX-TV, Channel 12 (12 News)................................ 64 Krause Interior Architecture Inc................................ 368 Kroy Sign Systems.................................................... 388 KSAZ Fox 10............................................................... 64 KSLX FM 100.7........................................................... 56 KTAR News 92.3 FM................................................... 56 KTVK-3TV................................................................... 64 Kudzu........................................................................ 444 KUPD-FM 97.9............................................................ 56 Kutak Rock....................................................... 204, 224 Ky-Ko Roofing Systems............................................ 404 L.A. Fisher Real Estate Investment Company........... 442 L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek................. 136, 150 La Estancia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center............ 282 La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria.......................148 La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.... 144 La Maison Interiors................................................... 470 LaBlonde Homes........................................................410 Ladlows Fine Furniture............................................. 470 LAMP Pizzeria............................................................148 Land Advisors Organization.............................. 320, 324 Landings Credit Union........................................174, 178 Landmark Physical Therapy.............................. 244, 278 LaneTerralever.......................36, 46, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72 Lanza Home Theater and Security............................ 448 Larsen Baker LLC..................................................... 386 Laser Options.................................................... 104, 106 Laser Spine Institute................................................. 284 LAVIDGE............................................. 36, 48, 54, 60, 66 Lawyers Title of Arizona Inc..................................... 452 Layton Construction Company..........................342, 364 Le Rendez-Vous Bistro & Restaurant.........................136 Le Sans Souci French Restaurant..............................136 Lee & Associates......................................318, 322, 328 Lee's Tailoring LLC................................................... 468 Legacy Golf Resort................................................... 498 Legacy Traditional Schools..........................................74 Lennar Homes........................................................... 424 LevRose Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide....318 ........................................................ 322, 326, 328, 330 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.188, 196, 198, 210, 222 Lexus of Chandler..................................................... 462 LGE Design Build..............................................344, 354 Life Care Center of North Glendale........................... 282 Life Time Fitness...................................................... 262 Lisa Kemper, Associate Broker................................. 438 Lithotech Inc............................................................... 44 Little America Hotel.................................................. 498 Little Caesar's............................................................116 Little Cleo's................................................................152 Littler Mendelson...................................................... 208 Living Spaces............................................................ 470 Loewen Design Group............................................... 368 Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.........................494, 498 Lohman Company..................................................... 164 LON’s at The Hermosa.............................. 146, 150, 154 Lone Butte Casino.................................................... 488 Long Realty Co.................................................406, 440 Loud Rumor.......................................................... 38, 48 Lovitt & Touché Inc..................................... 72, 182, 184 Lowy’s Tax Planning & Accounting........................... 166 Lund Mortgage Team................................................ 422 Luster Custom Homes...................................... 410, 466 Luxxe B. Salon and Boutique.................................... 506

LVA Urban Design Studio.......................................... 370 Lyons Roofing........................................................... 404 MAC6.......................................................................... 92 Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen....................................... 144 Macerich................................................................... 386 MacQueen & Gottlieb................................................ 220 Marcellino Ristorante.................................................142 Maricopa Medical Center.......................................... 238 Marigold Maison........................................................140 Marketing with a Flair........................................... 40, 62 Markets West Office Furniture...................................102 Markham Contracting Co.......................................... 334 Mark-Taylor Inc......................................................... 424 Mark-Taylor Residential....................................398, 426 Marlin Mechanical Corporation................................. 350 Marlin Services.................................................394, 402 Marsh & McLennan Companies.................................182 MassMutual Arizona..................................................182 Mastro’s Ocean Club..................................................152 Mastro’s Steakhouse.................................................156 Matrix Resources...................................................... 306 Matusak Business Services LLC............................... 166 Maverick Helicopters.................................................120 MayesTelles...............................................................218 Mayo Clinic..............................246, 248, 258, 266, 296 Mayo Clinic Hospital................................................. 238 McCarthy Building Companies..........................340, 364 McCarthy Nordburg, Ltd........................................... 368 MD Skin Lounge....................................................... 254 Meadows Bank..........................................................172 Media Buying Services Inc.......................................... 40 Medifast Weight Control Centers.............................. 288 Medi-Weightloss Clinics............................................ 288 Medtronic Tempe Campus.................................. 70, 296 Melrose Vintage........................................................ 480 meltmedia................................................................. 308 Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead.................................. 462 Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale................................... 462 Merci..........................................................................136 Merestone.....................................................50, 88, 108 Merge Architectural Group.........................................314 Meritage Homes/Monterey Homes............................412 Mesa Arts Center.......................................................128 Metal Masters Mechanical........................................ 350 MetLife...................................................................... 256 Metzger's Painting Professionals.............................. 432 Mexican Tile & Stone Company................................ 408 Mexi-Tile, Inc............................................................ 408 Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments............. 386 Michael Dominick's Lincoln Avenue Prime Steakhouse...156 Michael Martin.......................................................... 438 Michael's Jewelers................................................... 472 MidFirst Bank................................................... 168, 230 Midstate Mechanical Inc........................................... 350 Mii amo, a destination spa........................................ 504 Milestone REIT.......................................................... 382 MIM Music Theater....................................................128 Mind, Body & Soul Spa............................................. 506 Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa................................... 504 Mister Sparky - America's On-Time Electrician........ 338 Modern Law...............................................................214 Molina Fine Jewelers................................................ 472 Monterrey Tile........................................................... 408 Moody’s Quick Freight................................................ 80 Moon Valley Nurseries.............................................. 428 Morris Hall.................................................................212 Morrison Vein Institute.............................................. 286 Morrison, Clark & Company CPAs............................. 164 Morton’s The Steakhouse..........................................156

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Company Index Moses Inc................................................................... 38 Moss Adams............................................................. 164 Mossman Brothers Pools.......................................... 434 Mountain Shadows...........................................500, 502 Mountain States Wholesale Nursery......................... 428 Mountain Vista Medical Center......................... 240, 272 Mountainside Fitness Centers.................................. 262 MSA Engineering Consultants....................72, 316, 350 MT Builders Companies.................................... 342, 424 Mukai, Greenlee & Company.................................... 164 Muscular Moving Men LLC......................................... 96 Mutual of Omaha Bank..............................................170 MyGuy Referrals....................................................... 444 MYTEK...................................................................... 298 NAI Horizon................................................................318 Nathan & Associates................................................. 324 National Bank of Arizona.................... 70, 168, 174, 230 National PEO............................................................... 82 Nations Choice Mortgage......................................... 420 Nello's Pizza...............................................................148 Newmark Knight Frank.............................318, 326, 328 Newmark Knight Frank Management....................... 380 News/Talk 550 KFYI................................................... 56 NexusTek..........................................................300, 304 Nightingale Homecare.............................................. 264 Ninyo & Moore.......................................................... 360 Noah Webster Schools.................................................74 Norris Design............................................................ 370 North Italia.................................................................142 North Pole Experience...............................................122 North Scottsdale Pediatrics...................................... 276 North Valley Christian Academy.................................110 North&Co.................................................................. 440 Northern Trust NA......................................................170 NorthMarq Capital LLC............................................. 332 NorthStar Identity....................................................... 52 Northwest Christian School.......................................110 Nova Home Loans..................................................... 398 Novocur......................................................................274 Nystrom Business Sales............................................176 O’Neil Printing....................................................... 44, 78 Oak Creek Vineyards..................................................158 OASIS Hospital.......................................................... 240 Ocean Prime..............................................................152 Octane Raceway........................................................121 OdySea Aquarium......................................................124 Off Madison Ave......................................................... 36 Office Depot / OfficeMax.......................................... 106 Office Space Solutions.............................................. 100 Ogletree Deakins...................................................... 208 OH Partners.......................................................... 36, 60 OHSO Eatery + nanoBrewery....................................146 Okra Cookhouse........................................................140 Oliver Smith Jeweler................................................. 472 Olympian Worldwide Moving & Storage...................... 96 Omni Pool Builders and Design................................. 434 Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia....494, 498, 502 One Step Beyond Inc................................................ 242 OneAZ Credit Union...................................................178 Online Internet Results..................................48, 62, 308 OnQ Financial............................................................ 422 OPACS Inc................................................................. 106 OpenWorks................................................................. 94 Optima Camelview Village........................................ 400 Optima Vein Care...................................................... 286 Oracle Capital LLC.....................................................186 Orangetheory Fitness............................................... 262 Orchard Canyon on Oak Creek.................................. 486 ORION Investment Real Estate..................318, 330, 332

vote every hour azBIGmedia.com Orion Mortgage Corporation..................................... 422 Orpheum Theatre.......................................................128 OrthoArizona Arizona Orthopaedic Associates......... 272 Osborn Maledon................................................ 188, 200 Out of Africa Wildlife Park..........................................124 Out of The Blue......................................................... 480 Ownby Design............................................................416 OX Urban Properties................................................. 320 P.B. Bell Asset Management..................................... 426 P.S. Studios Inc. Design & Advertising.................. 40, 46 Pace & Company PC................................................. 166 Pacific Office Automation...........................78, 104, 302 Paddy 'O Furniture.....................................................474 Padish Law Group......................................................214 Page Springs Cellars..................................................158 Pain Consultants of Arizona.......................................274 Palo Verde Painting................................................... 378 Panther Construction........................................344, 352 Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters............................120 Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen....................................152 Paradise Greens........................................................ 450 Paragon Turf Technologies....................................... 450 Paramount Roofing................................................... 404 Parker & Sons Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical... .........................................................................394, 402 Parkway Properties................................................... 382 Party People..............................................................108 Paseo Village............................................................ 270 Patrick James........................................................... 466 Paychex, Inc................................................................ 82 Pediatric Associates................................................. 276 Peoples Mortgage..................................................... 422 Perkins Coie LLP...............................................200, 226 Personal Touch Catering............................................126 Pescatore-Cooper..................................................... 164 Pete King Construction............................................. 378 Phoenician Vein Clinic............................................... 286 Phoenix Children's Hospital.............................. 236, 276 Phoenix Commercial Electric.................................... 338 Phoenix Convention Center & Venues....................... 492 Phoenix Country Club............................................... 490 Phoenix Custom Tailors............................................ 468 Phoenix Desert Nursery............................................ 428 Phoenix Design One.................................................. 368 Phoenix Electrical JATC Apprenticeship Program......114 Phoenix Group International........................................ 86 Phoenix Heart PLLC......................... 244, 246, 248, 286 Phoenix NAP............................................................. 300 Phoenix Painting & Drywall............................... 378, 432 Phoenix Skin Dermatology........................................ 258 Phoenix Staff Inc...................................................... 306 Phoenix Weight Loss................................................. 288 Phoenix Zoo...............................................................124 PHX Architecture...................................................... 396 Pillsbury Wine Company............................................158 Pink Jeep Tours.........................................................120 Pinnacle Bank................................... 172, 174, 230, 420 Pioneer Landscape Centers.............................. 376, 450 Pioneer Masonry....................................................... 346 Piper Jaffray..............................................................186 Pizzeria Bianco..........................................................148 PK Associates Consulting Structural Engineers........ 362 Plaza Companies...................................................... 354 Plaza Lofts at Kierland Commons............................. 400 Poetzl architecture + design..................................... 396 Point in Time Studios.................................................. 50 Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort............................ 496 Polsinelli.................................................... 197, 232, 224 Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana.........................................148

Porsche North Scottsdale......................................... 462 Portland on the Park................................................. 400 Prado Restaurant.......................................................150 Precision Air & Heating............................................. 394 Premier Sales Inc.......................................................176 Presidential Pools, Spas & Patio............................... 434 Prestige Janitorial Services........................................ 94 PRI Graphics.................................................44, 78, 388 PricewaterhouseCoopers...........................................162 Primavera Online High School & Middle School...........74 Prisma................................................................... 44, 78 Professional Piping Systems..................................... 350 Professional Placement/Pro-Tem Service............. 84, 86 Progressive Financial Concepts.................................180 ProTeX the PT Xperts................................................ 360 Pucketts Flooring...................................................... 408 PulteGroup.................................................................412 Pure Landscape................................................ 374, 430 Pure Patio..........................................................470, 474 Quarles & Brady LLP.........................188, 197, 222, 226 Queen Mine Tours......................................................120 Quicksilver Express Courier........................................ 80 Quiessence at The Farm................................... 146, 150 R&R Partners..................................................38, 54, 66 Radiant Research...................................................... 248 Radiology LTD........................................................... 268 Radix Law......................................................... 192, 224 Rafterhouse.............................................................. 446 Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company........120 Raintree Pet Resort + Medical Center.............. 476, 478 Ralph Lauren............................................................ 466 Rancho Pinot..............................................................140 Rancho Solano Preparatory School...........................110 Randstad Technologies............................................. 306 Randy Murray Productions.......................................... 50 Razz’s Restaurant and Catering........................ 138, 140 Realty Executives Phoenix and Yuma....................... 440 Realty One Group...................................................... 440 Re-Create Companies............................................... 346 RED Development..................................................... 354 Red Mountain Engineering........................................ 358 Red Mountain Med Spa............................................ 254 Red Mountain Weight Loss....................................... 288 Red Rock Family Dentistry........................................ 250 Red Rock Western Jeep Tours...................................120 REDW........................................................................ 164 Regus 24th at Camelback........................................... 98 Regus Fashion Square................................................ 98 Rehab Burger Therapy...............................................134 Reid Park Zoo............................................................124 Rejuvent Medical Spa & Surgery.............................. 254 Relics........................................................................ 480 Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros PA............... 190, 208, 218 RENCO Roofing......................................................... 404 Resnick & Louis................190, 194, 198, 210, 212, 220 ReThinc Advertising..................... 40, 46, 48, 52, 62, 66 Richmond American Homes.......................................412 Rick Engineering Company....................................... 356 Ricker, Atkinson, McBee, Morman & Assoc.............. 360 Ricoh USA Inc........................................................... 104 RIESTER................................................................ 36, 60 Rish CPA................................................................... 166 Rita's Italian Ice.........................................................116 RITOCH-POWELL & Associates................................ 358 RKS Plumbing & Mechanical Inc.......................348, 402 RMJ Electrical Contractors....................................... 338 Roaring Fork An American Western Bistro & Bar......154 Robert A. Cohen Esq., CDPE..................................... 438 Robert Half............................................................ 84, 86

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Company Index Robson Resort Communities - Renaissance............. 270 Romek, Sanders & Company.................................... 166 Rondo Pools and Spas.............................................. 436 Rose Law Group........................................................214 Rosendin Electric..............................................336, 390 Rosie on the House................................................... 444 Ross Equipment Rentals........................................... 384 Rowley Plastering..................................................... 378 Roy’s Pacific Rim Cuisine...........................................152 Royal Palms Resort and Spa.............................494, 500 RSM US LLP...............................................................162 Rummel Construction............................................... 334 Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty.......406, 440 Russ Wald Realty Group - Revelation Real Estate........... .........................................................................406, 442 Russell Wald............................................................. 438 Russo & Steele..........................................................122 Ruth’s Chris Steak House..........................................156 Ryan Companies US Inc.... 316, 340, 352, 354, 364, 380 Ryan Rapp & Underwood...........................................214 Ryley Carlock & Applewhite..... 190, 196, 204, 210, 222 S|T|O|R|E Capital...............................................332, 382 Sacks Tierney PA..............190, 194, 196, 197, 198, 200 ................................202, 204, 212, 220, 222, 224, 232 Sakala Group - Homesmart...................................... 442 Salem Boys Auto - Tempe........................................ 460 Salt Cellar Restaurant................................................152 Salt Creek Furniture Office Interiors..........................102 Salvatierra Law Group...............................................216 Sanctuaries Interior Design.......................................416 Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa.494, 500 Sanctuary Spa.......................................................... 504 Sand Capital............................................................. 382 Sanders & Parks............................................... 194, 218 Sanderson Lincoln.................................................... 464 Sandoval Design & Marketing..................................... 38 Santa Barbara Catering...................................... 88, 126 Sante Home Health................................................... 264 Santé of Chandler..................................................... 282 Santé of Mesa........................................................... 282 Sante of North Scottsdale......................................... 282 Santy.......................................................................... 36 Sargon...................................................................... 346 Schaefer................................................................... 362 Schmitt Jewelers...................................................... 472 Schultz Development Corp.........................................410 Schumacher European.............................................. 462 Schwartz Laser Eye Center....................................... 260 Scott Jarson............................................................. 438 Scott Roofing Company............................................ 404 Scottsdale Capital Advisors.......................................186 Scottsdale Children's Group..................................... 276 Scottsdale Christian Academy...................................110 Scottsdale Fashion Square....................................... 482 Scottsdale Fashion Week...........................................122 Scottsdale Marketplace............................................ 480 Scottsdale Medical Imaging - SMIL.......................... 268 Scottsdale Quarter.................................................... 482 Scottsdale Weight Loss Center................................. 288 SDB Inc.............................................................340, 352 SEA LIFE Arizona.......................................................124 Second Home Pet Resort.......................................... 478 SecureCare Dental & Vision...................................... 256 Secureone Security Services...................................... 90 SEED SPOT................................................................. 92 SEG (Sustainability Engineering Group).................... 356 Self Development Academy.........................................74 Sensational Events...................................................... 88 Sequoia Schools..........................................................74

vote every hour azBIGmedia.com Service Direct Landscape......................... 316, 372, 374 Shasta Pools and Spas.....................................434, 436 Shayne R. Neuwirth CPA........................................... 166 Shea Homes...............................................................412 Shelton-Cook............................................ 380, 414, 426 Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.......................... 492 Sherman & Howard...................190, 196, 212, 220, 226 Shula's America's Steak House.................................156 Sierra Bonita Catering...............................................126 Sierra Bonita Grill.......................................................154 Sierra Tucson............................................................ 242 Silverado Painting Contractors................................. 432 SimonCRE..................................................................316 SimonMed Imaging................................................... 268 Sims Business Systems......................78, 104, 106, 302 SiteWorks.................................................................. 372 Skanska USA............................................................ 344 Skyline Productions.................................................... 50 Skyline Solar of AZ................................................... 390 SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center... 98, 494 Slater Hanifan Group................................................. 358 Small Giants.......................................................... 40, 62 Smashburger.............................................................134 SmithGroupJJR.................................312, 316, 366, 370 Snell & Wilmer.................... 72, 188, 194, 196, 197, 198 ........................................ 200, 202, 204, 208, 210, 212 ................................216, 220, 222, 224, 226, 228, 232 Sol Cocina................................................................. 144 SolarCity...........................................................294, 390 Solid Rock Roofing.................................................... 404 Sonora Quest Laboratories....................................... 296 Sonoran Spine..........................................272, 274, 284 Sonoran Vein and Endovascular................................ 286 SottoPelle Therapy.................................................... 266 Southwest Behavioral & Health Services.................. 242 Southwest Greens of the Valley................................ 450 Southwest Traffic Engineering.................................. 358 Southwestern Business Financing Corp................... 230 Southwestern Eye Center......................................... 260 Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale................... 506 Spa at The Boulders................................................. 504 Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale.................. 506 Spectra Electrical Services....................................... 338 Spectra International................................................ 306 Spectrum Dermatology............................................. 258 Spectrum Mechanical & Service Contractors........... 348 Speedie & Associates............................................... 360 SpeedPro Imaging of Scottsdale................................. 44 SPEKS Creative........................................................... 52 SpinalWorks Chiropractic.......................................... 284 Splendido at Rancho Vistoso.................................... 270 Splinter...........................................................40, 46, 66 Squire Patton Boggs......................... 190, 197, 210, 224 SRS........................................................................... 320 St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center................ 248 St. Joseph's Pediatrics............................................. 276 St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center......................... 242 St. Luke's Medical Center......................................... 238 Staff-Logic............................................................ 84, 86 Stark Immigration Law..............................................216 Starling Madison Lofquist......................................... 362 Starpower................................................................. 448 Steak 44....................................................................156 Stellar Capital Management LLC...............................180 Step by Step Pediatrics............................................. 276 Steptoe & Johnson............................................ 228, 232 Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations.... 36, 46 ....................................................48, 50, 54, 60, 66, 88 Stewart Cooper & Coon.............................................. 86

Stone Cold Masonry.................................................. 346 Stone Creek Furniture Kitchen & Bath...................... 100 StoneWorld Company............................................... 346 Stowebridge Promotion Group.................................... 52 Strategy Financial Group...........................................180 Striventa................................................................... 308 Studio B Smiles......................................................... 250 Studio DPA................................................................ 370 Studio KZ Architecture & Interior Design.................. 396 Sturgeon Electric Company...................................... 336 Subway......................................................................116 Summerwinds Nursery............................................. 428 Sumo Maya................................................................138 Sun Devil Auto.......................................................... 460 Sun Eagle Corporation.............................................. 344 Sun Health Colonnade.............................................. 270 Sun Health Grandview Terrace Care Center............. 282 Sun Health La Loma Care Center............................. 282 Sun Health Senior Living - Grandview Terrace......... 270 Sun Mechanical Contracting..................................... 348 Sun Painting Company.............................................. 432 Sun Valley Concrete | Masonry | Stone Systems...... 346 Sun Valley Nursery.................................................... 428 Sun Valley Solar Solutions................................294, 390 Sunbelt Business Brokers - Phoenix..........................176 Sunbelt Rentals......................................................... 384 Sunland Asphalt & Construction............................... 334 Sunrise Engineering.................................................. 358 Sunset Patio...............................................................474 Sunstate Equipment Co...................................... 72, 384 Superior Pool Plastering........................................... 436 SVN Desert Commercial Advisors............. 316, 320, 324 .........................................................................328, 330 Swaback Partners..................................................... 396 Swagel Wootton Hiatt Eye Center............................. 260 Sweet Repeats Boutique........................................... 480 Swift Office Solutions............................................... 106 SX Paint and Resurfacing......................................... 378 Synectic Design Incorporated....................................314 SYNLawn Arizona..................................................... 450 Synthetic Grass Store............................................... 450 Synthetic Turf Systems............................................. 450 T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort............... 140, 150, 154 Talavera at Four Seasons.................................. 146, 150 Taliesin West..............................................................121 Talking Stick Resort.................................................. 496 Talking Stick Resort Showroom.................................128 Tallwave...................................................................... 60 Tallwave Capital........................................................ 308 Tap and Sons Electric............................................... 338 Taylor Morrison................................................. 398, 412 TBConsulting LLC..................................................... 298 TCK Air Conditioning and Heating............................. 350 TDIndustries Inc........................................................ 348 Team Select Home Care...........................244, 264, 278 Tech Finders............................................................. 306 Tech Parks Arizona/Arizona Center for Innovation...... 92 Techniprint.................................................................. 78 Tempe Festival of the Arts.........................................122 Tempe Marketplace.................................................. 482 Tempe St. Lukes Hospital......................................... 240 TERIS Arizona........................................................... 302 Terracon.................................................................... 360 Terravita.....................................................................418 Terros Health............................................................ 242 Thaku's Mens Wear.................................................. 468 The Advantage Mortgage Group................................176 The Art Institute of Phoenix.......................................114 The Blau Company Ltd.............................................. 166

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Company Index The Boulders Resort & Spa...............................490, 500 The Camby Hotel......................................494, 498, 502 The Capital Grille.......................................................156 The Cavanagh Law Firm........................... 210, 214, 218 The Cedarstrom Group............................................. 442 The Checkett Law Firm......................................197, 218 The Clotherie Ltd...................................................... 466 The Collector's House............................................... 480 The CORE Institute................... 244, 272, 274, 278, 284 The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital...................... 240 The Country Club at DC Ranch................................. 490 The Design Element PLLC......................................... 370 The District All American Burger Bar.........................134 The Embellished House............................................. 480 The Farm at South Mountain.................................... 492 The French Bee......................................................... 480 The Green Goddess Nursery and Foliage Co............ 428 The Grigg's Group - Realty Executives..................... 442 The Herb Box Catering + Events................................126 The Ignite Group / West USA.................................... 442 The Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast................................ 486 The James Agency...................................38, 54, 60, 88 The Mark Residences & M Club................................ 400 The McRae Agency..................................................... 54 The Meadows........................................................... 242 The Mission...................................................... 144, 154 The Orthopedic Clinic Association (TOCA)................ 272 The Pain Center................................................ 274, 284 The Parlor Pizzeria.....................................................148 The Phoenician.................................. 70, 492, 496, 502 The Phoenician Spa.................................................. 504 The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic............................... 476 The Shoppes at Casa Paloma................................... 482 The Shops at Gainey Village..................................... 482 The Sign Company of Arizona................................... 388 The Solar Store......................................................... 294 The Spa at Camelback Inn........................................ 506 The SPR Agency................................ 40, 48, 54, 62, 66 The Suites at Sedona................................................ 486 The Terraces..................................................... 270, 282 The Weitz Company.................................................. 344 The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa............492, 496, 502 The Wheatley Group..................................................176 The Wigwam............................................................. 498 Thomas Printworks..................................................... 78 Thomasville of Arizona.............................................. 470 Thompson Wealth Management................................180 Thunderbird Artists Festivals.....................................122 Thunderbird Pools & Spas................................434, 436 TI Fitness.................................................................. 262 Tiffany & Bosco...188, 196, 198, 208, 212, 220, 228, 232 Tiffany & Co.............................................................. 472 Tile & Stone by Villagio............................................. 408 Titan Machinery........................................................ 384 TLC Pediatrics........................................................... 276 TMK Automotive....................................................... 460 Today’s Interiors........................................................416 Today's Patio..............................................................474 Toll Brothers..............................................................412 Tomaso’s Italian Cuisine............................................142 Tommy Bahama........................................................ 466 Top Banana Promotions.............................................. 52 Top Priority Messenger Service Inc............................ 80 Topgolf.......................................................................121 Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar..............................140 Toscana of Desert Ridge........................................... 400

vote every hour azBIGmedia.com Toshiba Business Solutions...................................... 104 Total Body Physical Therapy..................................... 278 Total Office Interiors..................................................102 Town of Queen Creek.................................................. 76 Trademark Visual...................................................... 388 Tradesmen International............................................. 82 Training at your Fingertips.........................................114 Transact Commercial Furnishings Inc........................102 Transcend Security Solutions..................................... 90 Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)... 296 Trapp Connect........................................................... 304 Tratto.........................................................................142 TraVek....................................................................... 446 Trestle Management Group........................................414 Tri-City Cardiology............................................ 246, 286 Tri-City Property Management Services....................414 Tri-Lite Builders........................................................ 446 Trillium Properties..................................................... 440 TrustBank..................................................................172 TruWest Credit Union.................................................178 TSA Title Agency....................................................... 452 Tsontakis Architecture.............................................. 396 Tucson Medical Center............................................. 236 Tucson Realty & Trust Co.......................................... 426 Tull, Forsberg & Olson.............................................. 164 Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort...................488, 494 Two Gals Events & Promotions................................... 88 Two Men and a Truck................................................. 96 Two Plates Full.......................................................... 480 TY Lin International................................................... 356 U.S. Bank NA............................................................ 168 Udall Shumway PLC...................................................216 Ultra Smooth Skin..................................................... 254 UMB Bank Arizona.....................................................170 Underground Fitness Personal Training.................... 262 Unique Custom Pools................................................ 434 Unique Landscapes By Griffin................................... 430 Unique Patio Creations...............................................474 United Parcel Service.................................................. 80 United Rentals........................................................... 384 United Structural Design........................................... 362 UnitedHealthcare Dental........................................... 256 UnitedHealthcare of Arizona..................................... 280 University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors.... 348 Urban Design Associates.......................................... 396 Urban Energy Solutions............................................ 294 USA Managed Care Organization Inc........................ 280 Valenti Custom Tailoring........................................... 468 Valle Luna Mexican Food.......................................... 144 Valley Christian High School......................................110 Valley Lutheran High School......................................110 Valley Med Spa......................................................... 288 Valley of the Sun Dermatology.................................. 258 Valley Pain Consultants..............................................274 Valley Radiologists.................................................... 268 Vallone Design...........................................................416 Van Chevrolet............................................................ 464 Van H. Robinson.........................................................416 Van Leer & Edwards Insurance Services...................182 Vantage West Credit Union....174, 178, 186, 230, 332, 420 VCA Valley Animal Hospital....................................... 476 Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino......................................... 500 Velocity Retail Group................................................. 330 Verde Canyon Railroad...............................................121 VEREIT, Inc............................................................... 382 Verrado by DMB Associates.......................................418

Versant Capital Management.....................................180 Vestar................................................................354, 386 VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho......................................... 506 Vi at Grayhawk.......................................................... 270 Vi at Silverstone........................................................ 270 ViaWest Group..................................................354, 382 Village Health Clubs & Spas...................................... 262 Vincent on Camelback.............................. 138, 140, 154 VIP Mortgage Inc...............................................174, 420 Virginia Auto Service................................................. 460 Virtu.................................................................. 138, 142 Vision Community Management....................... 398, 414 Vision Offices/Scottsdale - Corporate Village............. 98 Vision Offices/Scottsdale-Kierland Business Center.. 98 Vistancia....................................................................418 Vogue Bistro...............................................................136 VSS Security Services................................................ 90 W.D. Manor Mechanical Contractors........................ 348 W.M. Grace Development Co.................................... 386 Wag-N-Wash............................................................ 478 Walker & Dunlop....................................................... 332 Wallace Plese + Dreher............................................ 164 Wallick & Volk........................................................... 420 Walt Danley Realty.................................................... 442 Wang Electric Systems............................................. 338 Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek.............. 206 Washington Federal.................................................. 168 Wattel and York.........................................................218 WCI Brokers Central..................................................176 We Fix Ugly Pools.............................................434, 436 WealthTrust-Arizona...................................................180 Weight Watchers of Arizona...................................... 288 Weingarten Realty Investors..................................... 386 Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.... ................................................................................. 504 Wells Fargo Bank Arizona NA................................... 168 West Coast Plumbing & Air...............................394, 402 West USA Realty...............................................406, 440 West Valley Vision..................................................... 260 Western Dental......................................................... 256 Western State Bank...................................................170 Western Technologies Inc......................................... 360 Westminster Village.................................................. 270 Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa........ 498 Whitestone REIT....................................................... 382 Whitfill Nursery......................................................... 428 Whitton Plumbing..................................................... 402 Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino...............128, 488, 498 Wildfish Seafood Grille...............................................152 Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium..................................124 Willmeng Construction...................................... 342, 352 Wilmot Corporate Executive Suites............................. 98 Wilson Electric Services Corp.................. 294, 336, 390 Wiseman & Gale Interiors..........................................416 Wist Business Supplies & Equipment........................ 106 Wood, Patel & Associates Inc................................... 356 Xavier College Preparatory........................................110 Xtreme Backyards..................................................... 430 Y-Knot Party & Rentals..............................................108 Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill.........................................154 ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services.................... 386 Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar.....................................134 Zinc Bistro..................................................................136 Zion & Zion......................................................36, 66, 72 Zmyslinski Eye & Contact Lens Center..................... 260 ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho..............................................134

EVENTS 32 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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ADVERTISING  MARKETING  MEDIA ADVERTISING AGENCIES: 36 STAFF OR MORE.......................36 ADVERTISING AGENCIES: 15 - 35 STAFF................................38 ADVERTISING AGENCIES: 14 STAFF OR FEWER......................40 BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE: 30 STAFF OR MORE.................66

CONGRATULATIONS

BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE: 29 STAFF OR FEWER...............66 COMMERCIAL PRINTERS........................................................44 GRAPHIC DESIGN FIRMS........................................................46 INTERNET MARKETING...........................................................48

Hall of Fame Members Voted #1 For 20 Years

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PRODUCTION COMPANIES......................................................50 PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS.....................................................52 PUBLIC RELATIONS: 11 OR MORE IN DEPT.............................54 PUBLIC RELATIONS: 10 OR FEWER IN DEPT...........................54 RADIO STATIONS.....................................................................56 SEO/SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: 26 STAFF OR MORE..........60 SEO/SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: 25 STAFF OR FEWER........62 TELEVISION STATIONS............................................................64


2 last year

432 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-751-1007 · zionandzion.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 39 Principal(s): Aric Zion, DuGue Zion Notable Clients: Goodwill, DMB, Barro’s Pizza, Bank 34, Habitat for Humanity, ARS, AV Homes, Donor Network of Arizona, Casino Del Sol

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ADVERTISING AGENCIES: 36 STAFF OR MORE

LAVIDGE

2777 E. Camelback Rd., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-998-2600 · lavidge.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 76 Principal(s): Bill Lavidge, CEO; Bob Case, chief creative officer

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AVIDGE is a Phoenix-based unified marketing services consultancy, offering advertising, public relations and digital marketing. Since 1982, LAVIDGE has specialized in discovering and communicating insights that engage, motivate and inspire. LAVIDGE represents Arizona State University, Banner Health, Phoenix Raceway, United Rentals and many more. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Serving prominent national and local brands with exceptional creative work, expertise and innovation. We view our clients as business partners and creating a strong business relationship is vital for success.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our mantra is ‘Be creative. Work smart. Have fun.’ We encourage our staff to live and work by this statement. LAVIDGE team members are talented individuals who work closely together and combine professional experience with general life skills.”

SURPRISING FACT: “We’re almost 35 years old.”

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RIESTER

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3344 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-462-2200 · riester.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 83 Principal(s): Tim Riester, Mirja Riester, Tom Ortega, Alan Perkel Notable Clients: ADHS, Casino Arizona, FDA, Gilead Sciences, Hormel, Idahoan, McDonald’s, Medicis, MidFirst Bank, Talking Stick Resort

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Santy

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8370 E. Via de Ventura, #K-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 888-679-3685 · santy.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 38 Principal(s): Dan Santy Notable Clients: Peter Piper Pizza, Pocky, China Mist Tea, Bubbies, Arizona Department of Health Services, Paradise Bakery & Cafe

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Ideas Collide

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6125 E. Indian School Rd., #1005, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-659-4520 · ideascollide.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 43 Principal(s): Matthew Clyde, Rebecca Clyde, Michael Mason Notable Clients: Best Western International, Danzeisen Dairy, Paul Mitchell Schools, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Televerde

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Defero

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3131 E. Camelback Rd., #360, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-368-3750 · deferousa.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 40 Principal(s): Eric Brandt, CEO; Mickey Lucas, president Notable Clients: Tone, International Market Center, NCU, Bar S, Dial, Sun Devil Auto, SoftScrub, Schwarzkopf, Got2B, Sunland

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IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “In a word: Convergence. The power of technology, strategy, creative and media working together is how we can best affect change for our clients in ways that create meaningful experiences for their audiences.”

725 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-258-5263 · laneterralever.com Year Est: 1962 AZ Staff: 105 Principal(s): Beau Lane, Chris Johnson Notable Clients: Arizona Cardinals, Meritage Homes, NKK Switches, OneAZ Credit Union, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul, SRP

3550 N. Central Ave., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-254-5159 · ohpartners.com Year Est: 1960 AZ Staff: 92 Principal(s): Matthew Owens, CEO; Scott Harkey, president Notable Clients: Gila River Casinos, Woz U, Arizona Lottery, AZDHS, Revinre, Aizona Coyotes, Fiesta Bowl, Sedona, eegee’s, Inspirada

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Zion & Zion

5555 E. Van Buren St., #215, Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-505-4500 · offmadisonave.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: 45 Principal(s): Roger Hurni, David Anderson Notable Clients: Arizona Office of Tourism, Natl. Academy of Sports Medicine, Chipotle, CVS/Caremark, Great Hearts Academy, OdySea Aquarium

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7819 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-284-6033 · slentertainment.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Steve LeVine, Jamie LeVine Notable Clients: Maya Day + Nightclub, W Scottsdale, Ostrich Festival, Fashion Week 4 Kids, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs

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Look closely, your perception may change. This is the Ebbinghaus illusion. Though the orange circles may appear different, they’re actually the same size. At LAVIDGE, the clarity and excitement we bring to your brand doesn’t change depending on your size. Whether your business is big or small, we’ll tap into our broad range of expertise to help you identify opportunities, exceed goals and boost your bottom line. So give us a call. Let’s change your perception. 480.998.2600 or LAVIDGE.com


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7819 E. Greenway Rd., #5, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-478-8500 · fabcomlive.com Year Est: 1992 AZ Staff: 33 Principal(s): Brian Fabiano Notable Clients: Finance, insurance, technology, nonprofit, government, education, B2B, manufacturing and B2C service-based industries

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R&R Partners

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121 E. Buchanan St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 480-317-6040 · rrpartners.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Matt Silverman, vice president and managing director Notable Clients: Avnet, Boeing, Cox Communications, Barrow Neurological Foundation

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Bigfish Creative Group

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7000 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-355-2550 · thinkbigfish.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Joe Pizzimenti Notable Clients: Cisco, RiverBed, MVD/Service Arizona, eBay, Fiesta Bowl, Basis.ed, Henkel, ACT, American Outdoor Brands

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Loud Rumor

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Veronique James, founder and CEO, and The James Agency team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

THE JAMES AGENCY

6240 E. Thomas Rd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-248-6710 · thejamesagency.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 32 Principal(s): Veronique James

ADVERTISING AGENCIES: 15 - 35 STAFF

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he James Agency (TJA) is an integrated agency specializing in consumer advertising, public relations and digital marketing. Founded in 2005 by CEO Veronique James, TJA specializes in hospitality and lifestyle brands and handles all work in-house. The agency’s current client roster includes Hotel Valley Ho, Mountain Shadows, Hotel Adeline, The Cliffs Resort, Pink Jeep, AmeriFirst Financial, Safegaurd Security, Pacific Retail, Contour on Campbell, Davis Home Furnishings, Spinato’s Pizzeria, Colleen’s Dream Foundation, amongst others. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “As our mobile devices become more and more integral to our daily lives, location-based marketing is a trend that will continue to evolve and impact our industry in 2018. From providing localized deals to engaging with onsite guests, locationbased marketing provides the relevant, customized experience that today’s consumers desire.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “2018 will be a year of exciting growth for TJA. We recently moved into a new office to accommodate our growing team and allow us more space to spread our creative wings. We aim to continue to be industry leaders by growing our digital capabilities and pushing the creative boundaries.”

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FabCom

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13430 N. Scottsdale Rd., #204, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-567-9794 · loudrumor.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 18 Principal(s): Mike Arce, Marjon Arce Notable Clients: Works with fitness studios, massage and cryotherapy; notable clients include Club Pilates, Elements Massage, Title Boxing

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BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency

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15750 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-410-6000 · bigyam.com Year Est: 2013 AZ Staff: 31 Principal(s): WND Notable Clients: PXG, Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, Yandy, Equality Health, Brooklyn Bedding, Arizona Association of Realtors

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Anderson Advertising & Public Relations

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5800 E. Thomas Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-2229 · anderson-adv.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Ted Anderson, Sheri Heitner-Anderson Notable Clients: Desert Financial Credit Union, Harkins, Kneaders, Phoenix Children’s, Mayo Clinic, Larry H. Miller Automotive, Oregano’s

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Fingerpaint

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6900 E. Camelback Rd., #360, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-368-7999 · fingerpaintmarketing.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Ed Mitzen, Michelle Olson Notable Clients: Maracay Homes, Connections Academy, Walt Disney Studios, Mission Pharmacal, Universal Pictures, GreyCastle Security

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Moses Inc.

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106 E. Buchanan St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-254-7312 · mosesinc.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Louie Moses Notable Clients: Valley Metro, Dazzle Dry, Akos

10 Sandoval Design & Marketing last year

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101 W. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-553-6220 · sandovaldesign.com Year Est: 2012 AZ Staff: 22 Principal(s): Gil Sandoval Notable Clients: LIONSGATE, Juan Gabriel, Pure Flix, SONY Pictures, Billy Graham, Harper Collins, Simon & Shuster, Pantelion

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We surf the Internet. We swim in magazines. The Internet is exhilarating. Magazines are enveloping. The Internet grabs you. Magazines embrace you. The Internet is impulsive. Magazines are immersive. And both media are growing. Barely noticed amidst the thunderous Internet clamor is the simple fact that magazine readership has risen over the past several years. Even in the age of the Internet, even among the groups one would assume are most singularly hooked on digital media, the appeal of magazines is growing. Think of it this way: during the life of Google, magazine readership actually increased 11 percent. What it proves, once again, is that a new medium doesn’t necessarily displace an existing one. Just as movies didn’t kill radio. Just as TV didn’t kill movies. An established medium can continue to flourish so long as it continues to offer a unique experience. And, as readers’ loyalty and growth demonstrate, magazines do. Which is why people aren’t giving up swimming, just because they also enjoy surfing.

The Power of Print Copy Credit: Young & Rubicam


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6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., #240, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-648-1770 · thespragency.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Al Stevens, Christy Stevens Notable Clients: Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes, Bridgeland, MC Assembly, Soilworks, Millennium Design and Sea Summit at Marblehead

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ReThinc Advertising

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4714 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 480-268-9588 · rethincadvertising.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 9 Principal(s): Edward Olsen, owner; Stephanie Riley, principal Notable Clients: Naked Mobile, JetClosing, Tempe Center for the Arts, K O’Donnell’s, City of Peoria, North&Co, Fidelity National Title

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Small Giants

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8100 E. Indian School Rd., #201, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 602-314-5549 · smallgiantsonline.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 13 Principal(s): Danielle Feroleto Notable Clients: Small Giants is a full-service, A/E/C and CRE marketing agency.

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Media Buying Services Inc.

ADVERTISING AGENCIES: 14 STAFF OR FEWER

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The SPR Agency

Standing: Jessie Engler, lead designer; Kelly Sarratt, creative dir.; Brandon Cook, man. dir. Seated: GG, dir. of first impressions; LeaAnne Koppen, office mgr. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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4545 E. Shea Blvd., #162, Phoenix, AZ 85028 602-996-2232 · mediabuyingservices.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 9 Principal(s): Kathy Munson, Chuck Munson Notable Clients: Baker Univ., Helix Education, HonorHealth, Ariz. Game & Fish, DEMA, Ariz. Heart Assoc., Ariz. Dept. of Revenue, UMB Bank

SPLINTER

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Crosby/Wright

1555 W. University Dr., #106, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-437-9600 · splintercreative.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Brandon Cook

The strength of Splinter lies at the intersection of art and commerce. Splinter is a team of ultra-committed specialists with a pointy genius for nailing real-world business solutions: here to help you communicate your brand with intelligence, power and style. Splinter makes the complicated simple. It starts with a little something the leaders of Splinter call brand therapy. So come in, relax, put your feet up. Splinter listens and treats its clients like friends, making them feel like they’re part of the team. Because they are. Splinter designs for identity, print and Web – so whatever you need, Splinter helps you build a better business by design. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Highly specialized expertise may become harder to find across our industry. As many creatives seek to expand their skill set and become multi-disciplined, that creates demand for those with very targeted proficiencies. As agencies and in-house companies compete for the best talent, coupled with a lean pool of prospects, we may see a much more competitive landscape for creatives. This would, in turn, provide higher wages for those very talented folks with unique and narrow skill sets.”

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5907 N. Rocking Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-367-1112 · crosby-wright.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 12 Principal(s): Valerie Crosby Notable Clients: LG Electronics, Five Star Development: Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, Green Living Magazine

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Decibel Blue Creative Marketing & PR

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7524 E. Angus Dr., #2, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-894-2583 · decibelblue.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 9 Principal(s): David Eichler, Diane Eichler Notable Clients: My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic, Well Suited, M Culinary Concepts, MSEC, Empire Group, Law Offices of Samuel Moeller

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P.S. Studios Inc. Design & Advertising

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3002 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-253-0390 · psstudios.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 11 Principal(s): Peter Shikany Notable Clients: illy caffe, IFC-World Bank, AZarchitecture.com, Lisa Sette Gallery, Ballet Arizona, Bulthaup Scottsdale, Jennings Strouss

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Marketing with a Flair

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21642 N. 9th Ave., #101, Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-374-4923 · marketingwithaflair.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Robin D. Cook Notable Clients: AirNow; D&H, LBA AC, Heating & Plumbing; Caruso Turley Scott; Gene Johnson Plumbing; AZ Arthritis & Rheumatology

North America 10 CoNecs (formerly Urias Communications) last year

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5343 N. 16th St., #240, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-751-5569 · conecsna.com Year Est: 2016 AZ Staff: 14 Principal(s): Lisa Urias Notable Clients: APS, Mercy Care Plan – Mercy Maricopa, Recyclebank, Desert Botanical Gardens, Arizona Minerals, Dignity Health

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Magazines rank No. 1 at influencing consumers to start a search online – higher than all media options. Magazine buyers rank among retail’s best customers. They tend to be more affluent with more discretionary income, shop more and are less price-sensitive.

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Print is the number one driver of purchase intent with more than half of all readers acting on magazine ads. In addition to targeting a specific audience, print advertising boosts web traffic and spurs online purchasing with 83 percent saying that what they liked about print was that it could be kept for future reference.

Sources: Simultaneous Media Usage Study, WSL Strategic Retail Survey, Affinity Research Study


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ARIZONA


“We love Ranking Arizona because we have acquired new clients from the exposure it provides. Being listed within the top firms in our category has given us credibility with business owners and their professional advisors. It works.” Jim Afinowich, principal, IBG Fox & Fin Financial Group

“We subtlety promote our ranking in our marketing materials. Because it is the voice of our customers, we feel it carries weight. I know when I’m looking for someone to do business with, I appreciate knowing the experience other customers have had and Ranking Arizona gives potential customers a great barometer for analyzing the customer experience.”

“How the market perceives us and our reputation are paramount to our existence. We believe ranking No. 1 shows we live our values of integrity, trust, collaboration, respect, teamwork, quality and passion every day, allowing us to continue to grow and provide outstanding service to our customers.” Lisa McFate, employee-owner, Wilson Electric

Robert Anderson, CEO, Prisma

Ranking Arizona helps in our recruitment of employees and is an important component in creating positive morale. In addition, it adds credibility with everyone we do business with—including clients, prospective clients, vendor partners and even family members of our staff.” Bill Lavidge, CEO, Lavidge

“The Ranking Arizona recognition is shared with our employees as acknowledgement of the incredible impact they are making in the lives of our customers, as well as in business proposals and marketing collateral. It is a great addition to our overall value proposition as an award-winning and trusted healthcare partner.” David A. Dexter, president and CEO, Sonora Quest Laboratories

“Ranking Arizona has been a tremendous tool for us that has given our institution immediate credibility as a small local community bank in Arizona. We utilize the recognition with both new and existing clients to strengthen our relationships.” Mike Thorell, president and CEO, Pinnacle Bank

“The Ranking Arizona recognition has led to multiple project awards, peer recognition and, most importantly, the recognition affords each member of the Team an unparalleled sense of pride and the organization as a whole enjoys a stronger morale.”

“The exposure from being listed in Ranking Arizona over the past several years has offered many benefits for our firm. Gensler’s name published at the top of the list has provided tangible dividends such as unsolicited calls for new business opportunities, as well as the attraction of top new talent to our firm.”

“Ranking Arizona has helped our company by bringing in more new patients to our practice. We have patients from all over Phoenix coming to see us and have had people reach out to us to become a patient of our practice because they have seen us in Ranking Arizona.”

John Brunia, president, Spectra Electrical Services

Beth Harmon-Vaughan, managing director, Gensler

Melissa “Mimi” Waxman, practice administrator, Douglas Family Dentistry


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2020 N. 22nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-254-2427 · lithotechaz.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 38 Principal(s): Irvin A. Platt Specialties: Complete offset and digital print communications, including package engineering; expert kitting, fulfillment, mailing services

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O’Neil Printing

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PRISMA

2937 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-243-5777 · prismagraphic.com Year Est: 1980 AZ Staff: 215 Principal(s): Robert A. Anderson

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COMMERCIAL PRINTERS

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o compete in today’s market, you need a strategic partner that can move freely from marketing to logistics and from print to digital, and one that offers fully integrated services from concept to implementation. In other words, one that can help you master your marketing supply chain with ease. Meet Prisma: a one-of-a-kind company with the knowledge, expertise, and innovation to help you take your marketing to the next level. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Our industry is faced with bridging the gap between digital and direct mail and we have invested in technology to streamline that process for clients. There is a growing need for online storefronts that offer seamless integration with CRMs and ERPs and we continue to provide the best in web-to-print solutions.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “In addition to furthering our automated approach, Prisma is also looking to meet demands in the age of “Prime” shipping. We are looking at expansion in the Midwest to continue to offer increased speed-to-market, quicker timelines and improve our overall marketing distribution supply chain.” SURPRISING FACT: “Every client tour usually ends with, ‘I had no idea you did all of this.’”

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366 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-258-7789 · oneilprint.com Year Est: 1908 AZ Staff: 92 Principal(s): Anthony Narducci, Dean Toth, Tim Butler, John Kulias, Terry Sutter, Jennifer Pinterics, Lynn Embry Specialties: Marketing solutions, color brochures, catalogs, posters, books, mailing, online ordering, digital printing, diecutting

Image Craft

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3401 E. Broadway Rd., #15, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-276-2082 · imcraft.com Year Est: 1979 AZ Staff: 84 Principal(s): Doug Olson, president; Eric Rutin, VP of marketing and sales Specialties: National large format printing, wall murals, environmental graphics, corporate decor, fine art reproduction, fleet graphics

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PRI Graphics

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Robert Anderson, CEO; Rob Nawfel, president; and the Prisma team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

Lithotech Inc.

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735 E. Brill St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-393-3131 · prigraphics.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 45 Principal(s): David Perkinson, Jon Nielson, Todd Williams Specialties: Wide-format printing, wallpapers using latex ink, floor and window graphics, signs, vehicle wraps, trade show printing

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Courier Graphics Corporation

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2621 S. 37th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-437-9700 · couriergraphics.com Year Est: 1976 AZ Staff: 80 Principal(s): Pam Carritt, Don Benner Specialties: High-quality commercial printing, full-color heat-set Web and sheet-fed printing with complete bindery and digital pre-press

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Ironwood Lithographers

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455 S. 52nd St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-829-7700 · ironwoodlitho.com Year Est: 1976 AZ Staff: 70 Principal(s): Joshua Bryzelak Specialties: Packaging, color and variable digital sheet-fed printing, online storefront, fulfillment, bindery, mailing and warehousing

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SpeedPro Imaging of Scottsdale

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15855 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, #180, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-998-1510 · speedpro.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 7 Principal(s): Borg Siburg, Ann Siburg Specialties: Large-format graphics: tradeshow displays, vehicle wraps, wall graphics, route-cut graphics, banners

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IDCreator.com

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1418 N. Scottsdale Rd., #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 855-MAKE-IDS (625-3437) · idcreator.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Sam Colvin Specialties: PVC card printing, custom badge size printing, badge buddy printing, custom lanyards, custom badge reels, graphic design

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351 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, AZ 85745 520-622-7667 · azlitho.com Year Est: 1952 AZ Staff: 74 Principal(s): John H. Davis Specialties: Full-service printing, fine art prints, wide-format printing, plastic printing, in-house die cutting

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21st century technology makes ordering marketing materials easy and fast Over 250 top brands use Prisma’s technology to manage their multi-location marketing.

All Things Print Web-to-Print & Custom Integrations Grand Format Strategic Field Integration Data Analytics & Mailing Fulfillment

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725 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-258-5263 · laneterralever.com Year Est: 1962 AZ Staff: 105 Principal(s): Beau Lane, Chris Johnson Notable Clients: Meritage Homes, Cable One, TruGreen, Valley Toyota Dealers, AZ Cardinals, Phoenix Suns and Mercury, Salt River Project

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ReThinc Advertising

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4714 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 480-268-9588 · rethincadvertising.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): Stephanie Riley Notable Clients: Tempe Center for the Arts, JetClosing, K O’Donnell’s, North&Co., Washington Law Center, WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center

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P.S. Studios Inc. Design & Advertising

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3002 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-253-0390 · psstudios.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 11 Principal(s): Peter Shikany Notable Clients: illy caffe, AZarchitecture.com, Ballet Arizona, IFC/World Bank, Lisa Sette Gallery, Jennings Strauss

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Splinter

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Pamela Esser, marketing director; Stephen Esser, creative director; and the Esser Design team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

ESSER DESIGN

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2355 E. Camelback Rd., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-257-9790 · esserdesign.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 9 Principal(s): Stephen Esser, Pamela Esser

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sser Design is an award-winning creative firm providing strategic planning, branding, graphic design and interactive design and development services. For more than 35 years, Esser Design has been the definitive choice for corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, municipalities, educational institutions and entrepreneurs seeking to define and differentiate their brand, engage their key audiences and increase their market share. Esser Design draws upon a proven strategic and creative process to provide unique and customized services to its clients.

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1555 W. University Dr., #106, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-437-9600 · splintercreative.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Brandon Cook Notable Clients: BIC, Starwood, SunTrust Banks, U.S. Cotton Council, Cruise America, City of Scottsdale, Portland Timbers, City of Phoenix

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Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations

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7819 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-284-6033 · slentertainment.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 118 Principal(s): Steve LeVine, Jamie Morris LeVine Notable Clients: Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, W Scottsdale, Maya Day + Nightclub, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs

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Bar Napkin Productions

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2828 N. Central Ave., #1300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-492-9494 · bnp-llc.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Haley Balzano, Jeffrey Rausch Notable Clients: Ariz. Cardinals, Hyatt, Atlasta Catering, Harkins, Tom’s Tavern, 21 Cakes, Portland Seafood Co, Tilted Kilt, Henry’s Tavern

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Ideas Collide

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6125 E. Indian School Rd., #1005, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-659-4520 · ideascollide.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 43 Principal(s): Matthew Clyde, Rebecca Clyde, Michael Mason Notable Clients: Best Western International, Danzeisen Dairy, Paul Mitchell Schools, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

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Bigfish Creative Group

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STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our staff collaborates creatively in an open-office environment. We foster teamwork and creative problem-solving on every assignment, large and small. We get behind our clients, support their goals passionately and take their successes personally.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Staying in tune with the customer and their ever-mobile and media-rich world is one that is most critical.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We are excited about 2018’s outlook regarding the growth and expansion of many of our clients’ businesses. We also foresee continued growth and opportunities in the surrounding region.”

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LaneTerralever

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7000 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-355-2550 · thinkbigfish.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Joe Pizzimenti Notable Clients: Cisco, Riverbed, eBay, Basis.ed, MVD/Service Arizona, Fiesta Bowl, ACT!, Henkel, American Outdoor Brands

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5005 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-955-2707 · fisherphx.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 17 Principal(s): Greg Fisher Notable Clients: SCF Arizona, Phoenix Suns, Social Whirled, Arizona Rattlers, Desert Troon, Pinnacle West

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GETTING TO THE HEART OF WHO YOU ARE

For over 30 years we’ve helped businesses be seen, heard and understood. We connect strategy with strong, creative execution and messaging to energize brands. Call us. We look forward to helping you make your mark.

602 . 257. 9790

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Virtual, Tucson/Phoenix, AZ 85718-85021 520-390-6263 · onlineinternetresults.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Ria Godoy Notable Clients: WND

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LAVIDGE

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2777 E. Camelback Rd., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-998-2600 · lavidge.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 76 Principal(s): Bill Lavidge Notable Clients: Author Solutions, IO, McDonald’s

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The SPR Agency

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6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., #240, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-648-1770 · thespragency.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Al Stevens, Christy Stevens Notable Clients: Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes, Bridgeland, MC Assembly, Soilworks and Sea Summit at Marblehead

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Colling Media

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Mike Arce, CEO and founder of Loud Rumor. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

LOUD RUMOR

13430 N. Scottsdale Rd., #204, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-567-9794 · loudrumor.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 19 Principal(s): Mike Arce, Marjon Arce

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INTERNET MARKETING

oud Rumor helps fitness studios and wellness companies generate a ton of leads through Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. There are two options for this: Loud Rumor can either do it for them or teach them how to do it themselves.

Online Internet Results

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14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., #1270, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-889-8944 · collingmedia.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 15 Principal(s): Brian Colling Notable Clients: Colling Media works with the best clients in the world and appreciates its partnerships with every single one of them

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LaneTerralever

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725 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-258-5263 · laneterralever.com Year Est: 1962 AZ Staff: 105 Principal(s): Beau Lane, Chris Johnson Notable Clients: GORE-TEX® Brand, SRP, North Central University, Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Valley Toyota Dealers, TruGreen, Shamrock Foods

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ReThinc Advertising

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4714 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 480-268-9588 · rethincadvertising.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): Ed Olsen, Stephanie Riley Notable Clients: Tempe Center for the Arts, WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center, K O’Donnell’s, Naked Mobile, North&Co, Washington Law Center

COMPANY STRENGTHS: “At Loud Rumor, we constantly invest in continued education to provide the best advertising for our customers. We know exactly what works in our industry. We’re also a resource for our community as we provide our audience with free content like podcasts, guides, e-books, blog articles, checklists and more.”

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Bigfish Creative Group

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7000 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-355-2550 · thinkbigfish.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Joe Pizzimenti Notable Clients: Cisco, RiverBed, MVD/Service Arizona, eBay, Fiesta Bowl, Basis.ed, Henkel, ACT, American Outdoor Brands

CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION: “The customer service that Loud Rumor provides is transparent, educational, attentive and detailed. We’re honest in every category, we act as a resource for our community, we constantly check in with our customers (video calls, text messaging, email) and we know our customers’ metrics like the back of our hand.”

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Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations

OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “In 2018, Loud Rumor will develop more educational services. Not only do we want to provide a ‘done for you’ solution for fitness and wellness businesses, but also a ‘done with you’ solution to teach what we’ve learned. Our passion is helping others; this is another way to do that.”

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7819 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-284-6033 · slentertainment.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Steve LeVine, Jamie LeVine Notable Clients: Scottsdale Fashion Week, Ostrich Festival, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs, Fashion Week 4 Kids, Birds Nest at Phoenix Open

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6991 E. Camelback Rd., #B111, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 888-713-8958 · digitalairstrike.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 153 Principal(s): Alexi Venneri, co-founder and CEO Notable Clients: General Motors, Kia, Crysler,GM Canada, PriceSimms, Larry H. Miller, Earnhardt, 1-800-Hansons, Liberty GMC

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6125 E. Indian School Rd., #1005, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-659-4520 · ideascollide.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 43 Principal(s): Matthew Clyde, Rebecca Clyde, Michael Mason Notable Clients: Best Western, Paul Mitchell Schools, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Paul Mitchell Brands, Arizona State University

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Merestone

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7232 E. 1st St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-4631 · merestone.com Year Est: 1974 AZ Staff: 75 Principal(s): Ted Hill, Camille Hill, Rob Hill Notable Clients: Fortune 1000, ESPN, Revlon, American Airlines, Tostitos, Infusionsoft

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Point in Time Studios

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1430 W. Broadway Rd., #201, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-237-1267 · pointintimestudios.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Rami Kalla, owner and founder Notable Clients: Ford, Coca Cola, McDonalds, TASER, Brooklyn Bedding, Parker & Sons

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Great Scott! Productions

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Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations is a fullservice entertainment, events and public relations agency. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

STEVE LEVINE ENTERTAINMENT & PUBLIC RELATIONS

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7819 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-284-6033 · slentertainment.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Steve LeVine, Jamie Morris LeVine

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

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teve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE) is a full-service entertainment, events and public relations agency. SLE specializes in public relations, event planning, coordination and production, talent booking and management, marketing and promotions, new media and design. SLE has proven its success through thousands of events, ranging from weekly nightclub promotions and fashion shows, to celebrity appearances and large-scale concerts. The SLE PR team has garnered placements in national and local media and is dedicated to gaining the maximum amount of exposure for its clients, in addition to managing social media branding, advertising and marketing. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “In today’s world, technology is constantly evolving and changing the way we do business. As internet and social media advertising technologies evolve, we aim to stay in touch with the latest trends so that we can provide our clients with the most relevant and cutting-edge services possible.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “We are pleased to be recognized for our expertise and high performance within the marketing and promotions industries and are grateful to have the endorsement of Ranking Arizona.”

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Ideas Collide

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741 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-254-1600 · greatscottprod.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): Heidi C. Scott Notable Clients: TMC Mega Raffle (Tucson Medical Center), Childhelp, SARRC (Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center), Kolbe, Virtra

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Big Monkey Films / Art Haynie VR

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830 N. 4th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003 310-699-1779 · arthaynie.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: 3 Principal(s): Art Haynie Notable Clients: Fiat, Porsche, Turner Networks, GoDaddy, M&M/Mars, Pepsi, Arizona Office of Tourism

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Arizona Studios

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4614 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-275-9100 · arizonastudios.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Kevin Mayer, CEO Notable Clients: Honeywell Aerospace, Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Sprouts, Paradise Valley School District

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Randy Murray Productions

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631 N. 1st Ave., #101, Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-957-7760 · randymurrayproductions.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Randy Murray, Theresa Murray Notable Clients: Investigation Discovery, Valley of the Sun United Way, Arizona Department of Agriculture, AZ State Parks, PS Studios

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Skyline Productions

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49 S. Sycamore, #2, Mesa, AZ 85202 480-345-8009 · skylinevideo.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 4 Principal(s): Joe Reynolds, owner Notable Clients: WND

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Phoenix, AZ 602-218-5057 · amadin.biz Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Kyle Schmierer Notable Clients: Filmmaking - from script to screen, film, HD, video production - worldwide

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10810 N. Tatum Blvd., #102, Phoenix, AZ 85028 480-518-4571 · northstaridentity.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 2 Principal(s): Jim Gordon Products/Services: Promotional products, embroidered and screenprinted apparel

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ReThinc Advertising

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4714 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 480-268-9588 · rethincadvertising.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 4 Principal(s): Stephanie Riley Products/Services: Low-cost, high quality printing, promotional products, custom apparel, your logo on anything

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Geiger

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14350 N. 87th St., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-998-5222 · geiger.com Year Est: 1878 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Gene Geiger Products/Services: Corporate apparel, awards, employee recognition, online company store, executive gifts, general promotional products

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SPEKS Creative

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The HP2 Promotions team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

HP2 PROMOTIONS

1630 E. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-235-9099 · hp2promo.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Melinda Hawkins, Marc Hawkins

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HP2

started 13 years ago with one employee. Today, with 25 employees and hundreds of local and national clients, HP2 has become a leader in its industry. HP2 specializes in producing and creating products with logos and wearables for its clients to use as marketing tools. In addition, HP2 provides its clients with marketing solutions that include creative art design, text-to-win fulfillment and online store applications. The mission of HP2 is to promote its clients to specifically fit their needs, while giving the best customer service and the competitive pricing they deserve.

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7505 E. Main St., #400, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-704-3006 · speks.co Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Mike Privert Products/Services: Promotional products, screen printing, embroidery, printing, graphic design, signs, banners, company store solutions

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Stowebridge Promotion Group

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6280 W. Erie St., Chandler, AZ 85226 480-940-8006 · stowebridge.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Ron and Kathy Thomas Products/Services: Promotional products/logo apparel, on-site production, T-shirts, embroidery, banners, large format, signs, vehicle wraps

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Great Impact Inc. Promotional Products

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124 W. Orion St., #F-8, Tempe, AZ 85283 480-777-2226 · greatimpactinc.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: 9 Principal(s): Teresa Ornelas Products/Services: Local promotional company for 20 years in Arizona helping companies make their brands come alive

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BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency

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15750 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-410-6000 · bigyam.com Year Est: 2013 AZ Staff: 28 Principal(s): WND Products/Services: Branding, creative, digital development, marketing strategy, public relations, social media, video, PPC, focus groups

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Firefly Promo

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COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Customer service, competitive pricing and great ideas every day for our clients.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Dedication, willingness to listen and learn what our clients are saying and wanting and always helping one another out.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Technology. I think it will impact our industry with bigger and better ideas that we can sell to our clients that will help promote their business.” SURPRISING FACT: “Every customer, vendor and guest is greeted by our wonderful office dog. ‘Bella.’”

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NorthStar Identity

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734 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 602-453-3415 · fireflypromo.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 28 Principal(s): Chris Schiefelbein Products/Services: All promo items, with or without printing

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7898 E. Acoma Dr., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-948-9123 · topbananapromo.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 4 Principal(s): Jerry Weinsheink, CAS Products/Services: 24 years of providing the best branded apparel, promotional and premium products; unique neuromarketing and coaching

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From left: Matt Silverman, VP and managing director; Emily Roberts, senior account exec.; Megann Jakubek, account exec.; Adam Cooke, senior channel strategist. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

The LAVIDGE public relations team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

LAVIDGE

2777 E. Camelback Rd., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-998-2600 · lavidge.com Year Est: 1982 PR Staff: 23 Principal(s): Bill Lavidge, CEO; Anne Robertson, managing director of public relations

R&R PARTNERS

121 E. Buchanan St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 480-317-6040 · rrpartners.com Year Est: 1996 PR Staff: 7 Principal(s): Matt Silverman

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Steve LeVine

Entertainment & Public Relations

7819 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-284-6033 · slentertainment.com Year Est: 2007 PR Staff: 12 Principal(s): Steve LeVine, Jamie Morris LeVine Notable Clients: Maya Day + Nightclub, W Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fashion Week, Ostrich Festival, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs

Bridges Media Group

6125 E. Indian School Rd., # 2005, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-306-4242 · bridgesmediagroup.com Year Est: 2006 PR Staff: 12 Principal(s): Debi Bridges, owner Notable Clients: The Boulders Resort & Spa, OdySea Aquarium, OdySea in the Desert, Butterfly Wonderland, Aramark, the SHOPS Gainey Village

Bigfish Creative Group

7000 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-355-2550 · thinkbigfish.com Year Est: 2006 PR Staff: 25 Principal(s): Joe Pizzimenti Notable Clients: Cisco, Riverbed, eBay, Basis.ed, MVD/Service Arizona, Fiesta Bowl, ACT!, Henkel, American Outdoor Brands,

The James Agency

6240 E. Thomas Rd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-248-6710 · thejamesagency.com Year Est: 2005 PR Staff: 12 Principal(s): Veronique James Notable Clients: Colleen’s Dream Foundation, Countour, eeCPA, Hotel Adeline, Octane Raceway, Spinato’s Pizzeria, The Place

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AVIDGE is a Phoenix-based unified marketing services consultancy, offering advertising, public relations and digital marketing. Since 1982, LAVIDGE has helped clients across a broad range of industry sectors reach their business goals.

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The SPR Agency

6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., #240, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-648-1770 · thespragency.com Year Est: 2007 PR Staff: 10 Principal(s): Al Stevens, Christy Stevens Notable Clients: Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes, Bridgeland, MC Assembly, Soilworks, 55+ TLC Interior Design, Millennium Design

LaneTerralever

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725 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-258-5263 · laneterralever.com Year Est: 1962 PR Staff: 7 Principal(s): Beau Lane, Chris Johnson Notable Clients: Nestlé Waters, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Lyft

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The McRae Agency

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5150 E. Orchid Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 480-990-0282 · mcraeagency.com Year Est: 1995 PR Staff: 8 Principal(s): Beth McRae Notable Clients: Skanska, ED Marshall Jewelers, To Be Continued, Solatube

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10 to 1 Public Relations

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14301 N. 87th St., #105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-789-0743 · 10to1pr.com Year Est: 2012 PR Staff: 2 Principal(s): Josh Weiss Notable Clients: Rapid Recovery from Mainstreet Health, Plexus Worldwide, FirstBank, The CORE Institute, Advanced Genomic Solutions

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1100 N. 52nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-629-8660 · 98kupd.com Year Est: 1972 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Hubbard Radio Format: Active rock, Arizona’s real rock

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104.7 KISS FM

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4686 E. Van Buren St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-374-6000 · 1047kissfm.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 330 Principal(s): Linda Little, market president Format: Top 40

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Independent Talk 1100 KFNX

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2001 N. 3rd St., #102, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-277-1100 · 1100kfnx.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: 11 Principal(s): Francis Battaglia, president Format: 50,000 watt news/talk station featuring Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Joe Walsh, Lars Larson, Don Imus and Alex Jones

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KSLX FM 100.7

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From left: Bruce St. James, Pamela Hughes, Mac Watson and Larry Gaydos. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

KTAR NEWS 92.3 FM 7740 N. 16th St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-274-6200 · ktar.com Year Est: 1922 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Scott Sutherland

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KTAR

RADIO STATIONS

is the Valley’s original radio station and has been the “Voice of Arizona” since 1922 with a commitment to excellence in content that keeps its listeners informed and enriches the lives of those in the community. KTAR is Arizona’s news station, with the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning news, talk and digital teams producing more live and local content than any other media entity in the state. KTAR is also proud of its charitable contributions, highlighted by becoming the No. 1 children’s hospital radio fundraiser in America with the Give-A-Thon for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which raised a record-breaking $1.67 million in less than 19 hours. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “We think that marketing attribution models will advance significantly in 2018, which is good news for our industry as marketers start to see the significant impact that local mass media has on Website traffic and search-engine marketing.” SURPRISING FACT: “People are always surprised with how big our digital audiences are at KTAR.com and ArizonaSports.com, as well as on our apps. We’ve been every bit a digital company for so long now, we sometimes forget how impressive our online audiences are to people who only know us as radio brands.”

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KUPD-FM 97.9

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1100 N. 52nd. St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-629-8660 · kslx.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Hubbard Radio Format: Classic rock

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102.5 FM KNIX

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4686 E. Van Buren, #300, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-374-6000 · knixcountry.com Year Est: 1966 AZ Staff: 330 Principal(s): Clear Channel Communications Format: Country

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960 The Patriot

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2425 E. Camelback Rd., #570, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-955-9600 · 960thepatriot.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Jim Ryan, general manager Format: KKNT — news talk

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News/Talk 550 KFYI

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4686 E. Van Buren St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-374-6000 · kfyi.com Year Est: 1992 AZ Staff: 300 Principal(s): Linda Little, market president Format: News talk

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99.9 FM KEZ

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4686 E. Van Buren St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-374-6000 · kez999.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 300 Principal(s): Linda Little, market president Format: Adult contemporary

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2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-834-5627 · kjzz.org Year Est: 1951 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Public radio service of Rio Salado College, licensed to the Maricopa Community Colleges District Format: Local, NPR and international news, jazz and blues

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6125 E. Indian School Rd., #1005, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-659-4520 · ideascollide.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 45 Principal: Matthew Clyde, Rebecca Clyde, Michael Mason Notable Clients: Best Western International, Danzeisen Dairy, Paul Mitchell Schools, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Televerde

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The James Agency

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6240 E. Thomas Rd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-248-6710 · thejamesagency.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 32 Principal: Veronique James Notable Clients: Colleen’s Dream Foundation, Hotel Valley Ho, Hotel Adeline, Lost Lake Festival, Safeguard, Spinato’s Pizzeria

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LAVIDGE

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2777 E. Camelback Rd., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-998-2600 · lavidge.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 76 Principal: Bill Lavidge, CEO; Stephen Heitz, chief innovation officer Notable Clients: Phoenix Raceway, Arizona Commerce Authority, United Rentals

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Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations

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SEO/SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: 26 STAFF OR MORE

Chris Johnson, president; and Beau Lane, CEO. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

LANETERRALEVER 725 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-258-5263 · laneterralever.com Year Est: 1962 AZ Staff: 105 Principal: Beau Lane, Chris Johnson

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7819 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-284-6033 · slentertainment.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 100 Principal: Steve LeVine, Jamie LeVine Notable Clients: Scottsdale Fashion Week, Ostrich Festival, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs, Fashion Week 4 Kids, Birds Nest at Phoenix Open

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6263 N. Scottsdale Rd., #180, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-840-0400 · tallwave.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 70 Principal: Jeffrey Pruitt, founder, CEO and chairman; Ed Borromeo, COO Notable Clients: American Express, PayPal, Shutterfly, Natural Grocers, Mobile Mini, Farmer’s Insurance

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7819 E. Greenway Rd., #5, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-478-8500 · fabcomlive.com Year Est: 1992 AZ Staff: 33 Principal: Brian Fabiano Notable Clients: WND

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3344 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-462-2200 · riester.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 83 Principal: Tim Riester, Mirja Riester, Tom Ortega, Alan Perkel Notable Clients: ADHS, Casino Arizona, EoS Fitness, Oasis Brands, Hormel Foods, Kona Grill, MidFirst Bank

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6991 E. Camelback Rd., #B111, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-429-5660 · digitalairstrike.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 153 Principal: Alexi Venneri, co-founder and CEO Notable Clients: General Motors, Kia, Chrysler, GM Canada, Price Simms, Larry H. Miller, 1-800-Hansons, Earnhardt, Liberty GMC

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3550 N. Central Ave., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-254-5159 · ohpartners.com Year Est: 1960 AZ Staff: 92 Principal: Matt Owens, CEO; Scott Harkey, president Notable Clients: AZ Lottery, Gila River Casinos, Sedona, AZ Dept. of Health Services, Inspirada, Accident Law Group, Revinre, Woz U

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7000 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-355-2550 · thinkbigfish.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 25 Principal: Joe Pizzimenti Notable Clients: Cisco, Riverbed, eBay, Basis.ed, MVD/Service Arizona, Fiesta Bowl, ACT!, Henkel, American Outdoor Brands,

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8100 E. Indian School Rd., #201, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 602-314-5549 · smallgiantsonline.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 14 Principal: Danielle Feroleto Notable Clients: WND

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14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., #1270, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-889-8944 · collingmedia.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 15 Principal: Brian Colling Notable Clients: Full-service Phoenix advertising agency specializing in branding, marketing and direct response advertising

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RETHINC ADVERTISING

4714 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 480-268-9588 · rethincadvertising.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 9 Principals: Ed Olsen, Stephanie Riley

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Virtual, Tucson/Phoenix, AZ 85718-85021 520-390-6263 · onlineinternetresults.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: 2 Principal: Ria Godoy Notable Clients: WND

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6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., #240, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-648-1770 · thespragency.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 10 Principal: Al Stevens, Christy Stevens Notable Clients: Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes, Bridgeland, MC Assembly, Soilworks, Millennium Design and Sea Summit at Marblehead

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4110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 800-588-2188 · helixhouse.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 20 Principal: Michael Donato, Alona Rudnitsky Notable Clients: Parker & Sons, Earl Scheib, Arthur Murray, Dr. Alan Christianson, International Cruise & Excursions

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2828 N. Central Ave., #1300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-492-9494 · bnp-llc.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 25 Principal: WND Notable Clients: WND

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IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The continued changes in consumer media consumption coincides with a need for a highly customized and targeted approach to one’s marketing strategy. Unfortunately, change also begets misinformation and perhaps even malfeasance on the part of the vendor. It will be important for ad agencies to cut through the clutter and provide clients with an efficient path to the efficiencies that digital platforms can provide.” SURPRISING FACT: “ReThinc started in 2008 with donated office furniture, three used computers and not one billing account.”

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21642 N. 9th Ave., #101, Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-374-4923 · marketingwithaflair.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Staff: 5 Principal: Robin D Cook Notable Clients: LBA AC, Heating & Plumbing; Arizona Arthritis & Rheumatology; AirNow; Air Care; D&H; Operational Excellence; Custom Air

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15169 N. Scottsdale Rd., #C340, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-348-0467 · fasturtle.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 16 Principal: Eric S. Olsen Notable Clients: Samurai Sam’s, Mobile Mini, Pinnacle Law, OpenTech Alliance, Dirck’s Moving and Logistics, Children’s Museum of Phoenix

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5555 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013 602-207-3333 · azfamily.com Year Est: 1955 Weekly Audience: 2.1M Principal(s): Ed Munson, vice president and general manager Owner/Parent Company: Meredith Corporation

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511 W. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-257-1234 · fox10phoenix.com Year Est: 1953 Weekly Audience: 859,000 Principal(s): WND Owner/Parent Company: Fox Television Stations

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7831 N. Business Park Dr., Tucson, AZ 85743 520-744-1313 · kold.com Year Est: 1953 Weekly Audience: WND Principal(s): Jim Arnold Owner/Parent Company: Raycom Media

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200 E. Van Buren Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-257-1212 · 12news.com Year Est: 1953 Weekly Audience: 1.2M HH (Comscore) Principal: Dean Ditmer, president and general manager Owner: TEGNA Inc.

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News is an NBC affiliate, Arizona’s news leader and most-watched TV station. Built on a legacy of trust with generations of viewers and award-winning journalism, 12 News is committed to serving the people of Arizona. Whether it’s on-air or the 12 News app, its social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, You Tube or 12News.com, 12 News brings “everything Arizona” to every platform. 12 News’ annual Turkey Tuesday food drive has raised millions of dollars over the past 25 years. Other community initiatives include 12 Who Care, recognizing nonprofit standouts and the Tegna-led “Make a Difference Day” every October.

OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “12 News is the official home of the Arizona Cardinals, Super Bowl LII and the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea. Visual enhancements are slated for the new year as 12 News launches a fresh new modern look with graphics focused on the multi-platform user and a new set designed to attract new viewers and inspire our long-time loyalists while continuing to be Arizona’s choice for all generations. 12 News has launched a massive content transformation focused on the viewer tracking trending tools daily to bring you the news and stories you want and need to hear. 12 News helps you navigate the challenging world of fact or fiction. In a confusing information age, 12 News is verifying and fact checking through its ‘VERIFY’ franchise the most important stories that affect Arizonians. The Emmy winner for best local newscast over the past two years, 12 News is ‘Everything Arizona.’”

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555 N. Central Ave., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-496-8888 · azpbs.org Year Est: 1961 Weekly Audience: 1.039M Principal(s): Christopher Callahan Owner/Parent Company: Arizona Board of Regents

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515 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-273-1500 · abc15.com Year Est: 1979 Weekly Audience: WND Principal(s): Anita Helt, vice president and general manager Owner/Parent Company: Scripps Media Inc.

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5555 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013 602-264-1000 · cbs5az.com Year Est: 1949 Weekly Audience: 2.8M Principal(s): Ed Munson, vice president and general manager Owner/Parent Company: Meredith Corporation

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888-369-4762 · foxnews.com Year Est: 1996 Weekly Audience: WND Principal(s): Rupert Murdoch Owner/Parent Company: 21st Century Fox

Cox Media

4600 E. Washington St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85034 623-328-1800 · coxmedia.com Year Est: 1981 Weekly Audience: WND Principal(s): Fran Mallace, vice president Owner/Parent Company: Cox Communications Inc.

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4343 E. Camelback Rd., #130, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-977-7700 · aztv.com Year Est: 2002 Weekly Audience: WND Principal(s): Lynn Londen Owner/Parent Company: Londen Media Group

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14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., #1270, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-889-8944 · collingmedia.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 17 Principal(s): Brian Colling

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R&R Partners

121 E. Buchanan St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 480-317-6040 · rrpartners.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Matt Silverman, vice president and managing director Prominent Company Perks: Professional training and growth commitments, $25,0000 prize for best work of the year, dog friendly workplace

Zion & Zion

432 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-751-1007 · zionandzion.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 39 Principal(s): Aric Zion, DuGue Zion Prominent Company Perks: Weekend-long holiday party at local resort and spa; crabfest with stone crabs flown in overnight from Miami Beach

LAVIDGE

2777 E. Camelback Rd., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-998-2600 · lavidge.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 76 Principal(s): Bill Lavidge, CEO Prominent Company Perks: Dental, medical and vision; generous PTO package; LAVIDGE Fun Committee; summer hours; monthly birthday parties

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Entertainment & Public Relations

7819 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-284-6033 · slentertainment.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Steve LeVine, Jamie LeVine Prominent Company Perks: Young, vibrant office that embraces a fun environment; outings that have included Top Golf, dinners and more

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BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE: 29 STAFF OR FEWER

BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE: 30 STAFF OR MORE

725 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-258-5263 · laneterralever.com Year Est: 1962 AZ Staff: 105 Principal(s): Beau Lane, Chris Johnson

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Bigfish Creative Group

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7000 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-355-2550 · thinkbigfish.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Joe Pizzimenti Prominent Company Perks: WND

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6730 N. Scottsdale Rd., #240, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-648-1770 · thespragency.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Al Stevens, Christy Stevens Prominent Company Perks: On-site gym, profit sharing, team-building events, work-free weekend getaways, entertainment perks and bonuses

ReThinc Advertising

4714 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 480-268-9588 · rethincadvertising.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): Ed Olsen, owner; Stephanie Riley, principal Prominent Company Perks: Leadership, camaraderie, personal development, an appreciation of careers and how it serves employees’ lives

Splinter

1555 W. University Dr., #106, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-437-9600 · splintercreative.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Brandon Cook Prominent Company Perks: WND

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KNIGHT-SWIFT TRANSPORTATION

BEST PLACE TO WORK: 426 STAFF OR MORE

20002 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-269-2000 · knighttrans.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: Approx. 1,000 Principal(s): WND

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night-Swift Transportation is a provider of multiple truckload transportation services, which involve the movement of full trailer or container loads of freight from origin to destination for a single customer. KnightSwift Transportation uses its nationwide network of service centers, one of the country’s largest companyowned tractor fleets, as well as access to the fleets of thousands of third-party equipment providers, to provide truckload capacity and a broad range of solutions to truckload shippers. Knight-Swift Transportation’s services include dry van truckload, temperaturecontrolled truckload, dedicated truckload services, drayage services between ocean ports or rail ramps and shipping docks, rail intermodal services and truckload freight brokerage services. As a result of the expanse of Knight-Swift Transportation’s network, it is able to transport, or arrange for the transportation of, general commodities for customers throughout the United States and parts of Canada and Mexico. SURPRISING FACT: “We have been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the ‘200 Best Small Companies in America’ and by Business Week as a ‘Growth Company.’”

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7720 N. Dobson Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85256 602-749-2100 · iceenterprise.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 1057 Principal(s): John Rowley, co-founder and CEO; Marcia Rowley, co-founder and COO Prominent Company Perks: On-site health clinic, gym, café, nail salon, dry cleaning, $1,000 health insurance subsidy, discounted travel

CBRE

2575 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-735-5555 · cbre.us/phoenix Year Est: 1952 AZ Staff: 975 Principal(s): Craig Henig, senior managing director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader Prominent Company Perks: Local and national recognition program, employee networking and diversity groups, flexible work arrangements

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7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-585-4848 · scottsdaleprincess.com Year Est: 1987 AZ Staff: 1,000 Principal(s): Jack Miller, regional vice president and general manager Prominent Company Perks: Worldwide travel benefits for rooms and dining, cafeteria, employee events, managers have access to spa and gym

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National Bank of Arizona

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6001 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-235-6000 · nbaz.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Staff: 658 Principal(s): Mark R.Young, CEO and president Prominent Company Perks: Health benefits, tuition reimbursement, employee recognition, community involvement by sponsorships/ NBAZ Charities

Dignity Health in Arizona

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3030 N. Central Ave., #1402, Phoenix, AZ 602-406-3000 · dignityhealtharizona.org Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 8,500 Principal(s): Linda Hunt Prominent Company Perks: WND

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20022 N. 31st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-492-7474 · americanexpress.com Year Est: 1850 AZ Staff: 6,913 Principal(s): Ken I. Chenault Prominent Company Perks: Healthy Living Café, flexible schedules, fitness classes, gameroom, on-site nurse practitioner, health coach

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Charles Schwab & Co.

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6350 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 800-308-1486 · schwab.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 3,700 Principal(s): Don Bakhaus, vice president and regional market executive Prominent Company Perks: Medical, dental, vision, 401K plan, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)

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6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-941-8200 · thephoenician.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 890 Principal(s): WND Prominent Company Perks: Discounts at Marriott International properties, comprehensive benefits package, medical, dental, vision, 401K

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2343 W. Medtronic Way, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-968-6411 · medtronic.com Year Est: 1973 AZ Staff: 750 Principal(s): WND Prominent Company Perks: WND

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1050 W. Washington St., #233, Tempe, AZ 85281 800-417-2756 · lovitt-touche.com Year Est: 1911 AZ Staff: 193 Principal(s): Charles Touché, Steve Touché Prominent Company Perks: Competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, health/financial wellness, flex schedule, telecommuting

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725 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-258-5263 · laneterralever.com Year Est: 1962 AZ Staff: 105 Principal(s): Beau Lane, Chris Johnson Prominent Company Perks: Medical/dental/vision insurance, matching 401k, PTO with floating holidays, paid parental leave, stocked kitchen

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432 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-751-1007 · zionandzion.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 33 Principal(s): Aric Zion, DuGue Zion Prominent Company Perks: Weekend-long holiday party at local resort and spa; crabfest with stone crabs flown in overnight from Miami Beach

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Sunstate Equipment Co.

BEST PLACE TO WORK: 425 STAFF OR FEWER

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5552 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-275-2398 · sunstateequip.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 425 Principal(s): Chris Watts, president and CEO Prominent Company Perks: Strong culture that values people, teamwork, fun, generous employee benefits, opportunities for community service

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4640 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-437-3088 · canyonstateelectric.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 150 Principal(s): Juan Ocampo, Stephanie Maderazzo

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anyon State Electric (CSE) is a family-owned business that has served Arizona and the Southwest Region as the premier electrical contractor since 1978. Founded by Steve Maderazzo, CSE has grown over the last four decades from a one-man-show to a multi-million dollar company. Now alongside Christopher and Stephanie Maderazzo, Canyon State Electric continues to use its expertise in the design and installation of electrical systems for commercial and institutional facilities to lead a team of nearly 200 employees. CSE is proud to be an experienced partner that is dedicated to building relationships through quality, efficiency, and trust. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We put an emphasis on our core values. These values are what help to make CSE who we are and the culture we’ve created is a direct result of this. We are more than just a business, we are a family. We have a team that truly enjoys coming to work and it shows in the work they produce. When you pair our culture with hiring great talent, the sky is the limit. As a team, we constantly strive to grow to new heights and achieve our goals as a collective unit.”

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7878 N. 16th St., #140, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-943-8424 · msa-ec.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 22 Principal(s): David Melroy, president; Brett Casperson, director of operations Prominent Company Perks: MSA Engineering continually evaluates and pushes itself to think bigger, lead by example and exceed expectations

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Bankers Trust

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2525 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-224-2020 · bankerstrust.com Year Est: 1917 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): WND Prominent Company Perks: WND

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2398 E. Camelback Rd., #900, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-648-7373 · cresa.com/phoenix Year Est: 1999 AZ Staff: 31 Principal(s): Gary Gregg, Scott Maxwell, Jason Wery, Chris Walton Prominent Company Perks: Cresa is the world’s largest tenant-only commercial real estate firm

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16427 N. Scottsdale Rd., #145, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-305-8500 · homeownersfg.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: 228 Principal(s): Bill Rogers, founder and CEO; Pat Lamb, president; Bob Kennedy, COO; Tom Osselaer, CFO Prominent Company Perks: Award-winning corporate culture, annual awards, tenure program, volunteer time off, flexible schedule

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 AZ Staff: 245 Principal(s): Matthew P. Feeney Prominent Company Perks: Competitive compensation and benefits package, health and life insurance, wellness initiative, 401K, profit sharing

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3201 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286 480-270-5438 · legacytraditional.org Year Est: 2007 Student Count: 14,000+ Principal(s): Bill Gregory and Aaron Hale, executive directors and co-founders

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egacy Traditional Schools (LTS) believes there is no limit to what a student can achieve with a great education and strong character. LTS’ nonprofit network of tuition-free, A-rated public schools was founded on this principle, which underlies its mission to build lifelong learners and good citizens. Every Legacy Traditional School features a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes all areas of academic study, including the arts, physical education, extensive athletics and extracurricular activities. On the 2017 AzMERIT assessment, LTS students outperformed the state average by double digits among students in every grade in both English and math. SURPRISING FACTS: “Legacy Traditional Schools Avondale campus was the highest scoring charter school in Arizona in 2016-2017. Legacy Traditional Schools are the only schools in Pinal County to receive an ‘A-rating.’ Legacy Traditional School was founded in 2007 with its first campus in Maricopa. In less than 10 years, our proven academic track record positions Legacy as Arizona’s highest-rated K-8 charter school network. We serve 14,600 students across 13 campuses in Arizona and Nevada — Avondale, Casa Grande, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Laveen, Maricopa, North Chandler, North Valley (Nevada) Northwest Tucson, Peoria, Queen Creek and Surprise. We are opening three new campuses for fall 2018 in East Mesa, Phoenix and Henderson, Nevada.”

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BASIS Charter Schools

7975 N. Hayden Rd., #B-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-289-2088 · basised.org Year Est: 2003 Student Count: WND Principal(s): Dr. Peter Bezanson, CEO Grade Levels: 21 charter schools in Arizona, with various grade levels from K-12

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LEGACY TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS

2471 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-456-6678 · primavera-online-high-school.com Year Est: 2001 Student Count: 25,000+ full- and part-time students Principal(s): Damian Creamer, founder; Donald Mitchell, principal; Andrew Szczepaniak, executive director Grade Levels: Public charter school offering 6th-12th grade students throughout Arizona a 100 percent online education.

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Primavera Online High School & Middle School

Locations in Gilbert & Queen Creek, AZ 480-632-0722 · bfcsaz.com Year Est: 1995 Student Count: 3043 Principal(s): Adrienne Lamb, Power; Diana Dana, Gilbert; John Bake, Crismon; Mark McAfee, BFHS Grade Levels: Crismon Campus: K-6th; Gilbert Campus: K-6th; Power Campus: K-6th; Benjamin Franklin High School: 7th-12th

Great Hearts Academies

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3102 N. 56th St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-438-7045 · greatheartsaz.org Year Est: 2002 Student Count: 10,186 Principal(s): Robert Mulhern, president Grade Levels: K-12

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7301 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85209 (2 locations) 480-986-2335 (Mesa), 480-291-6900 (Pima) · noahwebster.org Year Est: 1997 Student Count: 1,150 (Mesa), 500 (Pima) Principal(s): Jessica Friedermann, Mesa; Heidi Simms, Pima Grade Levels: Pre-K-6

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1410 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-257-1444 · goasa.org Year Est: 1995 Student Count: 840 Principal(s): Sara Maline Bohn Grade Levels: 5-12

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American Leadership Academy

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19935 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142 480-420-2101 · alaschools.org Year Est: 2009 Student Count: 6,200 Principal(s): Glenn Way, founder and president; Brent McArthur, CEO Grade Levels: K-12

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Sequoia Schools

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1460 S. Horne, Mesa, AZ 5204 480-890-4002 · sequoiaschools.org Year Est: 1996 Student Count: WND Principal(s): Mark Plitzuweit, CEO and president Grade Levels: K-12

10 Self Development Academy last year

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1709 N. Greenfield Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205 480-641-2640 · selfdevelopmentcharterschool.com Year Est: 1988 Student Count: 400+ Principal(s): Dr. Anjum Majeed, founder; Asif Majeed, president Grade Levels: K-8

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


2 last year

8401 W. Monroe St., Peoria, AZ 85345 623-773-7000 · peoriaaz.gov Year Inc: 1954 Population: 171,000 Mayor: Cathy Carlat Services/Events: Peoria Sports Complex, Money magazine listed Peoria in its Top 100 Places to Live

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City of Tempe

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31 E. 5th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-350-4311 · tempe.gov Year Inc: 1894 Population: 182,500 Mayor: Mayor Mark Mitchell Services/Events: Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona, Ironman Arizona, Way Out West Oktoberfest, state’s largest July 4 celebration, Town Lake, Mill Ave.

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City of Scottsdale

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3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-312-3111 · scottsdaleaz.gov Year Inc: 1951 Population: 246,645 Mayor: W.J. “Jim” Lane Services/Events: The 47-square-mile McDowell Sonoran Preserve, wonderful parks, trails, neighborhoods, shopping and family events

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City of Phoenix

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Town of Gilbert at sunset. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

GILBERT, ARIZONA

CITIES/TOWNS: BEST PLACE TO LIVE/WORK/PLAY

50 E. Civic Center Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85296 480-503-6000 · gilbertaz.gov Year Inc: 1920 Population: 247,600 Mayor: Mayor Jenn Daniels

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nce known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World,” Gilbert is now home to more than 250,000 residents and has evolved into one of the fastest growing communities and the largest town in the United States. Encompassing 72.6 square miles, just southeast of Phoenix, Gilbert has transformed from an agricultural community to a thriving and economicallydiverse suburban community. Gilbert has been nationally recognized as the most prosperous city in the nation, one of the safest, and the best place to raise a family in Arizona.

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200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-262-7177 · phoenix.gov Year Inc: 1881 Population: 1.6 million Mayor: Greg Stanton Services/Events: 5th-largest U.S. city, 1.6M residents, diverse employment, neighborhoods, major events, world-renowned mountain trails

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City of Chandler

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175 S. Arizona Ave., 5th Floor, Chandler, AZ 85225 480-782-2000 · chandleraz.gov Year Inc: 1912 Population: 255,867 Mayor: Jay Tibshraeny Services/Events: Innovation and Technology Hub, Price Corridor, high-tech companies, autonomous cars, Tumbleweed Tree, Ostrich Festival

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City of Mesa

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20 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 480-644-3962 · mesaaz.gov Year Inc: 1883 Population: 484,587 Mayor: John Giles Services/Events: Cactus League home of the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs, Mesa Arts Center, Air Force Arizona Wing Aircraft Museum

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City of Flagstaff

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211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 928-213-2000 · flagstaff.az.gov Year Inc: 1928 Population: 71,459 Mayor: Coral Evans Services/Events: It’s a gateway to the San Francisco Peaks, home to Arizona’s tallest mountain (Humphreys Peak) and the Arizona Snowbowl

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Town of Queen Creek

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STRENGTHS: “Gilbert is a young, vibrant community that offers residents affordable housing, high-paying jobs, a multitude of outdoor and entertainment amenities and a nationally ranked K-12 school system.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Gilbert is the largest town in the United States, but maintains a real sense of community through events, local small business support and youth programs.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “2018 is going to be an exciting year in Gilbert. The community continues to grow at a rapid pace adding more entertainment and retail amenities, construction on a new 272-acre regional park will commence and the Heritage District will see more vertical development.”

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City of Peoria

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22358 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142 480-358-3000 · queencreek.org Year Inc: 1989 Population: 41,200 Mayor: Gail Barney Services/Events: Family-oriented community offering unique agritainment destinations, exciting events and extensive recreation opportunities

10 City of Glendale last year

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5850 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301 623-930-4500 · glendaleaz.com Year Inc: 1910 Population: 245,895 Mayor: Jerry Weiers Services/Events: A treasured Historic Downtown, exciting sports and entertainment, signature festivals, endless outdoor recreation

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


2 last year

817 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-264-6871 · thomasprintworks.com Year Est: 1956 Locations Owned/Operated: 4 Principal(s): Bryan Thomas, president and CEO Services/Specialties: From construction documents to full-color graphics, routing, hi-res color scans, on-site equipment and beyond

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AlphaGraphics Print and Marketing

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10 Valley locations 800-955-6246 · phoenix.alphagraphics.com Year Est: 1970 Locations Owned/Operated: 10 Principal(s): Gay Burke Services/Specialties: Printing, large format graphics and signs, marketing, mailing, conceptual design to full-color offset or digital print

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Sims Business Systems

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124 W. Julie Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 480-345-4000 · getsims.com Year Est: 1978 Locations Owned/Operated: 37 Principal(s): Mark Sims, Connie Sims, Justin Sims, Fouad Khodr Services/Specialties: Elite authorized dealer for Ricoh/Samsung/Brother office equipment, IT services, phone systems

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Pacific Office Automation

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The Arizona Overland Blueprint team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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3301 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-224-9971 · azoverlandblueprint.com Year Est: 1987 Locations Owned/Operated: 1 Principal(s): Jeffrey Turell

COPY/DUPLICATING/PRINTING

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rizona Overland Blueprint, through the products and services that it offers, aids its customers by helping them grow their respective businesses. Arizona Overland Blueprint has been committed to providing the full spectrum of copy, print and scanning with the highest quality of service, the quickest turnaround times, at a fair price. Arizona Overland Blueprint can reproduce nearly any original large or small image in black and white or color. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “As times have changed through the years, so, too, has our small business. Our 30-plusyear reputation at the same location as a small nimble family owned and operated, civil-minded local business is built around providing exceptional old-fashioned service.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Technology sprouts around how we do what we do. It makes our work easier and more challenging. We are often reinventing our business to adapt to these constant changes.” SURPRISING FACT: “We are one of the only shops in the country that can still produce authentic diazo blueprints.”

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Thomas Printworks

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1305 W. 1st St., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-426-1400 · pacificoffice.com Year Est: 2002 Locations Owned/Operated: 3 Principal(s): Adam Pritchett, vice president of the Southwest Services/Specialties: Copiers, printers, faxes, document management, IT services, phone systems, mail machines and supplies

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O’Neil Printing

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366 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-258-7789 · oneilprint.com Year Est: 1908 Locations Owned/Operated: 2 Principal(s): Anthony Narducci, Dean Toth, Tim Butler, John Kulias, Terry Sutter, Jennifer Pinterics Services/Specialties: Strategic marketing solutions, color brochures, catalogs, digital printing, diecutting, wide-format signage, banners

Prisma

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2937 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-243-5777 · prismagraphic.com Year Est: 1980 Locations Owned/Operated: 1 Principal(s): Robert A. Anderson Services/Specialties: Print, bindery and finishing, marketing, direct mail, fulfillment and logistics, web-to-print, grand-format printing

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IDCreator.com

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last year

1418 N. Scottsdale Rd. #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 855-625-3437 · idcreator.com Year Est: 2006 Locations Owned/Operated: 1 Principal(s): Sam Colvin Services/Specialties: IDCreator is the premier printing service for all companies and organizations in need of custom ID cards

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Techniprint

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2545 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-257-0686 · techniprintaz.com Year Est: 1947 Locations Owned/Operated: 1 Principal(s): Richard T. Smith Services/Specialties: Large format color or black and white serving architects, engineers and ad agencies

10 PRI Graphics last year

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735 E. Brill St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-393-3131 · prigraphics.com Year Est: 2002 Locations Owned/Operated: 2 Principal(s): David Perkinson, Todd Williams, Jon Nielson Services/Specialties: Wallpapers using a latex ink process, floor and window graphics, car wraps, interior signage, trade show printing

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


2 last year

4930 S. Ash Ave., #102, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-621-4120 · topprioritymessenger.com Year Est: 1998 Drivers: 20 Principal(s): Marlene Bushard Service Area: On-demand and routed service for Arizona and nationwide service via ground or air

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B2B Delivery LLC

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2125 E. 5th St., #105, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-446-BUZZ (2899) · b2bdelivers.com Year Est: 2009 Drivers: 70 Principal(s): Jim Lascio Service Area: Statewide delivery service with offices located in Phoenix, Tucson, Denver and Las Vegas

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Hot Shot Delivery

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236 E. Pima St., #106, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-277-4747 · hotshotaz.com Year Est: 1989 Drivers: 55 Principal(s): Jonathan Fillerup, Brian Markle Service Area: Valleywide, statewide

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United Parcel Service

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Steven Diamond, partner; and Ryan Hegger, partner and president. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CITYWIDE COURIER

11445 E. Via Linda, #2-171, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-247-7750 · citywidecourier.com Year Est: 2003 Drivers: 12 Principal(s): Ryan Hegger, Steven Diamond

DELIVERY MESSENGER SERVICES

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itywide Courier Services has been providing a fast and reliable messenger service throughout Maricopa County since 1999. Citywide Courier specializes in the prompt delivery of small to midsize packages. Citywide Courier’s approach is simple: it provides competitive rates along with professional, efficient and friendly services. Because Citywide Courier cares about your package as much as you do, it guarantees to deliver within the scheduled time and will maintain the package in the same condition as it was received. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The courier industry is ever changing. Payroll reform, insurance and the cost of fuel have had the biggest impact thus far, but new technology and competitors are always on the rise.” SURPRISING FACT: “Our reach throughout the community. We build relationships that last and by doing so, we create opportunities with many other companies around the Valley. These opportunities allow Citywide to assist our clients and friends with solutions that are outside of the courier realm. To name a few: party bus rentals, company payroll and insurance needs, mobile advertising, web design, photography and jewelry purchases.”

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Top Priority Messenger Service Inc.

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3108 W. Thomas Rd., #1204, Phoenix, AZ 85017 602-233-4169 · ups.com Year Est: 1907 Drivers: WND Principal(s): David Abney, CEO Service Area: More than 220 countries and territories; every address in North America and Europe

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IntelliQuick Delivery

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last year

4022 S. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-224-0033 · iqcando.com Year Est: 1988 Drivers: 350 Principal(s): Keith Spizzirri Service Area: Southwest United States

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Quicksilver Express Courier

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last year

4625 W. McDowell Rd., #160, Phoenix, AZ 85035 602-272-7200 · qec.com Year Est: 1982 Drivers: 75 Principal(s): WND Service Area: Metro Phoenix, surrounding region

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Moody’s Quick Freight

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last year

4635 W. Mcdowell Rd., #170, Phoenix, AZ 85035 602-861-2121 · moodysquick.com Year Est: 1972 Drivers: 27 Principal(s): Darryl M. Herman Service Area: Statewide, nationwide

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FedEx

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Valleywide locations 800-463-3339 · fedex.com Year Est: 1971 Drivers: WND Principal(s): Frederick W. Smith Service Area: Statewide

10 Flash Delivery Inc. last year

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2642 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-266-4456 · flashdeliveryinc.com Year Est: 1996 Drivers: 10 Principal(s): Jim Leggitt Service Area: Statewide

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


2 last year

4800 N. Scottsdale Rd., #2000, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-429-8098 · nationalpeo.com Year Est: 1999 Contracted Emp: 27,000 Principal(s): Hooman Nikzad, Kevin Steele Services: Payroll processing, HR, workers’ compensation insurance, employee health benefits, business insurance

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Integrity Outsource LLC

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4222 E. Thomas Rd., #120, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-952-5500 · integrityoutsource.com Year Est: 2011 Contracted Emp: 4,600 Principal(s): Joe Beers Services: Outsource HR business solutions for payroll, employment and benefit administration and HR assistance

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Creative Business Resources

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1500 E. Bethany Home Rd., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-200-8500 · cbri.com Year Est: 1996 Contracted Emp: 8,650 Principal(s): Michael Tope Services: Complete, integrated and professional HR, insurance services, payroll and risk management, customized by client

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Aerotek Inc.

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EMPLOYMENT: LEASING/PEOS

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National PEO

Yulonda Michaels, COO; Debborah McQueen, controller; Barbara Sweet Dugan, claims manager; Dawn Hove, sales service manager; and Cheryl Lassen, payroll manager. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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1540 W. Fountain Head Pkwy, 1st floor, Tempe, AZ 85282 602-567-1980 · aerotek.com Year Est: 1983 Contracted Emp: 2,500 Principal(s): Luke Zauhar Services: Leading provider of technical, professional and industrial staffing services

CONSOLIDATED PERSONNEL SERVICES INC.

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Paychex, Inc.

5150 N. 16th St., #C-253, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-230-8940 · cpspeo.com Year Est: 1993 Contracted Emp: 15,000 Principal(s): Jerry Persson

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onsolidated Personnel Services, Inc. is a fullservice professional employer organization (PEO). The company has been locally owned and operated since 1993. Consolidated Personnel Services currently services more than 500 clients and more than 15,000 work site employees in 15 states. Consolidated Personnel Services provides services such as payroll administration, workers’ compensation, claims and risk management, employee benefits and human resources services. Consolidated Personnel Services prides itself on consistently providing superior levels of service due to an internal business culture focused on employee empowerment and an environment of open communication and commitment to honesty and integrity. This philosophy helps eliminate surprises, exceed expectations and maximize client satisfaction and client retention. SURPRISING FACT: “How long our employees have worked with CPS surprises most people. The majority of our employees have been with us for more than 10 years.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “It means that our 20-plus years of hard work and dedication to our customers is being noticed and we are thrilled to be recognized as a top performer in our industry.”

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16404 N. Black Canyon Hwy., #140, Phoenix, AZ 85053 602-266-3660 · paychex.com Year Est: 1971 Contracted Emp: 1,900 Principal(s): Martin Mucci, president and CEO; Efrain Rivera, SVP and CFO; Kevin Hill, VP of insurance and HR services Services: Payroll, human resources, retirement and insurance services

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ADP Total Source

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7474 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226 800-554-1802 · adp.com Year Est: 1949 Contracted Emp: 15,002 Principal(s): Matthew Beals Services: Nation’s largest PEO offering the most comprehensive suite of customizable employment-related products and services

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Focus HR Inc.

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6464 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85715 520-721-6777 · focushr.net Year Est: 2003 Contracted Emp: WND Principal(s): Tracy L. Cole Services: Employee benefits, HR administration, state/fed compliance, workers’ comp, risk/safety management, payroll, retirement planning

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Tradesmen International

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2465 W. 12th St., #3, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-736-2533 · tradesmeninternational.com Year Est: 1992 Contracted Emp: 400 Principal(s): Joseph O. Wesley, president and CEO Services: Helps contractors sustain high levels of workforce productivity, right-sizing skilled workforces, providing high-caliber craftsmen

10 Concentric Healthcare Solutions, LLC. last year

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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-444-7777 · concentrichealthcare.com Year Est: 2003 Contracted Emp: 510 Principal(s): Kyle Silk and Chris Bollinger Services: Healthcare staffing and employee placement

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


2 last year

123 E. Baseline Rd., #104, Tempe, AZ 85283 480-831-1131 · adeccousa.com Year Est: 1996 Working Temps: WND Principal(s): Kristy Willis Services: Temp and permanent staffing, out-sourcing, temp-to-hire, recruiting, career transition services, vendor management, payroll

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Kerry’s Referrals

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11225 N. 28th Dr., #B110, Phoenix, AZ 85029 602-279-8000 · kerrysreferrals.com Year Est: 1985 Working Temps: WND Principal(s): Scott Dewey, president; Christi Britts, VP; Linda Watrous, VP Services: Legal and administrative staffing/recruiting for law firms, corporations and government; direct-hire, temp-to-hire and temporary

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Professional Placement /Pro-Tem Service

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3923 S. McClintock D., #408, Tempe, AZ 85282 602-955-0870 · proplacement.com Year Est: 1955 Working Temps: WND Principal(s): Jeff Seifert Services: Full-service employment agency providing direct hire, temp-hire and temporary staffing; serving the Valley since 1955

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IMPACT Technology Recruiting

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From left: Paul Boca, CEO; Joe DiGiovanni, executive vice president; and Morris Jessup, vice president of operations. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CORPORATE JOB BANK PERSONNEL SERVICES

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1955 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-966-0709 · corporatejobbank.com Year Est: 1985 Working Temps: 3,742 Principal(s): Paul Boca

EMPLOYMENT: TEMPORARY

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orporate Job Bank is the largest locally owned staffing organization in Arizona. Corporate Job Bank is a full-service personnel firm providing temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire services, ranging from production personnel to the upper levels of management. With more than 30 years in the business, Corporate Job Bank is committed to providing valuable opportunities to both organizations and candidates alike. Corporate Job Bank prides itself on its ability to match organizations and people based on values, skills and opportunities. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “With a 30-plus year history of staffing companies throughout the Valley, our relationships and reputation — along with the quality of employees we have — have helped achieve our success and No. 1 ranking. It’s not just our company slogan — our people truly do make the difference.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “Being ranked Number 1 in Ranking Arizona is a great honor. We feel it is also a responsibility we have to continuously show our competitors, clients and employees that we hold ourselves to an incredibly high standard and rate of client and employee satisfaction.”

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Adecco

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18325 N. Allied Way, #210, Phoenix, AZ 85054 480-307-9000 · go-impact.com Year Est: 2012 Working Temps: 180 Principal(s): Kevin Robinson, Joe Mansky, Mark Campbell, Curt Hensley Services: Contract recruiting and placement, direct-hire recruiting and placement, project and managed services delivery

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Staff-Logic

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410 N. 44th St., #145, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-306-4473 · staff-logic.com Year Est: 2008 Working Temps: WND Principal(s): Deanne Desautels, president and CEO Services: Full-service staffing, temp/temp-to-hire and permanent placement

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Accurate Placement LC

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1661 E. Camelback Rd., #201, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-678-0144 · accurateplacement.com Year Est: 1996 Working Temps: WND Principal(s): Karen Vandehei Services: Provides temporary office staff to a variety of industries; awarded government contract for the City of Phoenix

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Concentric Healthcare Staffing

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last year

4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-444-7777 · concentrichealthcare.com Year Est: 2003 Working Temps: 1,896 Principal(s): Kyle Silk, Chris Bollinger, Andy Jacobs Services: Full spectrum medical staffing, including nursing, allied, administration, behavioral health and national travel assignments

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Accounting & Finance Professionals Inc.

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last year

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410 N. 44th St., #145, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-306-4473 · afprofessionals.com Year Est: 1999 Working Temps: WND Principal(s): Deanne Desautels Services: Full-service temporary placement of accounting, administrative, financial, call center, medical, IT, executive personnel

10 Robert Half last year

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2375 E. Camelback Rd., #290, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-224-0119 · roberthalf.com/az-phoenix Year Est: 1948 Working Temps: WND Principal(s): Travis Laird, regional vice president Services: Places professionals on a temporary and full-time basis in accounting/finance, technology, creative, legal, administrative

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


2 last year

11306 E. Salero Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-595-1602 · phxgrpintl.com Year Est: 1985 Recruiters: 3 Principal(s): Stephen F. Flynn, Joanne T. Flynn Specialties: Private equity, venture capital, investment banking, development consulting for growth companies

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Professional Placement /Pro-Tem Service

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3923 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282 602-955-0870 · proplacement.com Year Est: 1955 Recruiters: 6 Principal(s): Jeff Seifert Specialties: A full-service employment agency providing direct hire, temp-tohire and temporary staffing

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Accounting & Finance Professionals

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410 N. 44th St., #145, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-306-4473 · afprofessionals.com Year Est: 1999 Recruiters: 5 Principal(s): Deanne Desautels Specialties: Full-service accounting/finance administrative, IT and executive level temporary and direct placement services

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Govig & Associates

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Heather Eden, recruiting manager; Justin Hook, VP; Deanne Desautels, president and CEO; Mike Henning, recruiting manager; Britney Savage, administrative support. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

last year

4800 N. Scottsdale Rd., #2800, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-718-6100 · govig.com Year Est: 1978 Recruiters: 50 Principal(s): Todd Govig, Richard Govig, Jan Govig Specialties: Executive recruitment for accounting and finance, construction, operations and management

STAFF-LOGIC

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Aerotek Inc.

410 N. 44th St., #145, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-306-4473 · staff-logic.com Year Est: 2008 Recruiters: WND Principal(s): Deanne Desautels, president and CEO

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taff-Logic is a locally owned Women Business Enterprise and has been servicing Arizona businesses since 2008, providing quality personnel in almost every industry and every level. Staff-Logic’s executive search side has focused on both C-level placement and VP level, as well as those hard-to-fill positions that require more time, effort and resources. Staff-Logic specializes in the recruitment and staffing of mortgage, banking, IT, marketing, sales, healthcare, engineering, executive, clerical and call center candidates.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Phoenix Group International

COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We are very customer service oriented and our clients and candidates are awesome. We value our candidates just as much as our clients because a successful match must be made on both sides. Our passion for recruiting and people has contributed to our success.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We are very positive about the market in 2018. Most companies are expanding and plan to hire this year. Arizona has been able to attract other corporations who are relocating here because of our weather, great universities and our talent pool.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “We are extremely pleased that our clients and candidates ranked us No. 1 this year for the first time for this division of our company.” `

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2625 S. Plaza Dr., #301, Tempe, AZ 85282 602-567-1980 · aerotek.com Year Est: 1983 Recruiters: 127 Principal(s): Luke Zauhar Specialties: Leading provider of technical, professional and industrial staffing services

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Stewart Cooper & Coon

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4809 E. Thistle Landing Dr., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85044 602-385-3000 · stewartcoopercoon.com Year Est: 1997 Recruiters: 7 Principal(s): Fred E. Coon, CEO Specialties: Human capital strategies, executive placement, retained search, military transition, corporate outplacement

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Duffy Group

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4727 E. Union Hills Rd., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-861-5840 · duffygroup.com Year Est: 1991 Recruiters: 12 Principal(s): Kathleen Duffy Ybarra Specialties: Manufacturing, nonprofit, energy/utilities, education, technology, business services, international manufacturing, healthcare

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HotFoot Recruiters

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7776 S. Pointe Pkwy W., #143, Phoenix, AZ 85044 480-633-3392 · hotfootrecruiters.com Year Est: 2009 Recruiters: WND Principal(s): Roy Palomo, Matt White Specialties: Direct hire and contract-to-hire Staffing in manufacturing and production, call center, accounting, finance

10 Robert Half last year

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2375 E. Camelback Rd., #290, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-224-0119 · roberthalfes.com Year Est: 1948 Recruiters: WND Principal(s): Leigh Chaban, senior managing director Specialties: Recruits senior level financial, IT, operations, sales/marketing, legal, HR professionals and all C-suite roles

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


2 last year

4967 E. Roy Rogers Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331 602-696-4646 · sensationalevents.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 2-4 Principal(s): Amy Petrovsky Special Services: Live budgeting, 3-D site design and room diagram, intern and mentorship program, logo design and creative services

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Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations

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7819 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-284-6033 · slentertainment.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Steve LeVine, Jamie LeVine Special Services: Event management, ticketing, decor, production, logistics, permitting, coordination, set-up and tear down

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Destination Arizona Conference Planners

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last year

4630 E. Elwood St., #1, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-493-7373 · destariz.com Year Est: WND AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Jackie Dodds, president and owner Special Services: Focuses on a personal approach to meeting the goals and objectives for your next meeting or event

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Celebrations by Sally

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Andrea Stewart-Pritchett, founder and president; and Brianna Hall, vice president. ©2017 Shavon Rose Photography

EVENT SERVICES OF AMERICA

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16100 N. 71st St., #515, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-315-9783 · eventservicesofamerica.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Andrea Stewart-Pritchett, Brianna Hall

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EVENT PLANNING

vent Services of America is your premier full-service event company. Blending the best creative and planning forces in Scottsdale and Seattle, Event Services of America provides the creativity, the glamour and the expertise for your next event, meeting or party. Your event is Event Services of America’s most important charge. Event Services of America provides you with the strategic planning, the negotiating expertise, the logistical management and the creative flair to make your event an unparalleled success. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our staff is incredibly personable, accountable, reliable and fun, which I think are some of our all-around better characteristics, and is what our clients love about us.” SURPRISING FACT: “Something that might surprise most about our company is that we have been around for almost 10 years now and look forward to our next decade here in the Valley.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “It means a great deal to our company and we hope to be able to continue the streak. It definitely complements the work we have done and in some way reassures new clients of our track record and of being able to meet their event-related needs.”

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Sensational Events

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Scottsdale, AZ 85255 602-315-0119 · celebrationsbysally.com Year Est: 2014 AZ Staff: 3 Principal(s): Sally Arnold Special Services: Creates amazing experiences for corporate and milestone events and weddings, including design, planning and production

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The James Agency

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last year

6240 E. Thomas Rd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-248-6710 · thejamesagency.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 32 Principal(s): Veronique James Special Services: Event planning and management for grand openings, ribbon cuttings, groundbreaking, milestone celebrations, special events

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Merestone

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7232 E. 1st St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-4631 · merestone.com Year Est: 1974 AZ Staff: 75 Principal(s): Ted Hill, Camille Hill, Rob Hill Special Services: Audio visual, graphic services, scenic decor, lighting, special effects, meeting services, creative services, videography

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Santa Barbara Catering

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1090 W. 5th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-921-3150 · santabarbaracatering.com Year Est: 1992 AZ Staff: 150 Principal(s): Pat Christofolo Special Services: Full-service event planning, exquisite customer service, custom created menus with restaurant quality food

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Hello! Arizona Destination Management

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9150 E. Del Camino, #108, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-949-9592 · hello-dmc.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 24 Principal(s): WND Special Services: Conceptual design and operational delivery of services which support meeting planners worldwide

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P.O. Box 13683, Scottsdale, AZ 85267 602-568-5313 · twogalsevents.com; 2galspromotions.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Melissa Hughes Special Services: Event planning, promotional services, social media promotions, production, networking, grass-roots fundraising events

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


Exceptional Events. Every Time. We’re Event Services of America – your premier full-service event company. Blending the best creative and planning forces in Scottsdale and Seattle, we provide the creativity, the glamour and the expertise for your next event, meeting or party. We’re excited and honored to be named “Best Event Planning Company in Arizona” in Ranking Arizona, The Best of Arizona Businesses, 2018. Thank you, we owe this honor to you of course!

16100 N 71st St #515 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480.315.9783 events@eventservicesofamerica.com


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2555 W. Morningside Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85023 602-331-7000 · andersonsecurity.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 500 Principal(s): Kimberly Anderson-Matich, president and CEO Specialties: Armed and unarmed uniformed security officers, executive protection, investigation, patrol and emergency service

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IPSA Security Services LLC

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2700 N. Central Ave., #370, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-889-1626 · ipsaarizona.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 202 Principal(s): Derek J.Oldham, Dan Wachtler Specialties: Provides services in guarding, CCTV monitoring, fire and life safety, consulting and specialty services

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Centralized Vision

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5343 N. 16th St., #170, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-889-8094 · centralizedvision.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Tom and Tami Vigilante Specialties: Commercial and residential central station system monitoring of security cameras; audio, voice, speaking and access control

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Transcend Security Solutions

GUARD SERVICES/SECURITY FIRMS

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Anderson Security Agency Ltd.

Center: Brian Vigilante, executive vice president; Betsy Vigilante, president, Tom Vigilante, Sr., CEO; and the Phoenix VSS management team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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4020 N. 20th St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85254 480-656-6500 · transcendsecurity.com Year Est: 2014 AZ Staff: 240 Principal(s): Shawn Crane, Chris Vetter Specialties: On-site security, mobile patrols and parking enforcement for residential, commercial, high-rise, industrial, and other markets

VSS SECURITY SERVICES

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EagleForce Security

2225 W. Peoria Ave., #220, Phoenix, AZ 85029 602-778-6700 · vss-security-services.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 325 Principal(s): Tom Vigilante, Sr.; Elizabeth Vigilante

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SS Security Services was established in 1988 and is an Arizona corporation. It has branch offices in Arizona, California, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada and Minnesota. Providing world-class security protection with its technology-based quality controls, VSS Security Services’ clients are able to see real time results and accountability of its security officers. At VSS Security Services, its formula is quite simple: unconditional integrity, precise organizational skills and a talented management team deploying the appropriate resources to its clients. VSS Security Services will never waiver from its commitment to maintain team spirit based on pride and mutual respect within the organization and for its clients. During this past year, VSS Security has grown to an all-time high in revenue, personnel, locations and — most importantly — client retention. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Integrity, dedication, technology, longevity and communication.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Terrorism, cybersecurity and the irrational and random acts of violence. The security industry will continue to merge the technology and physical security together and (the United States) remain the strongest country in the world.”

90 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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14050 N. 83rd Ave., #290, Peoria, AZ 85381 623-826-2067 · eagleforceaz.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 61 Principal(s): Ryan Eldridge Specialties: Armed and unarmed professional security guard and patrol services

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Blackstone Security Services Inc.

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2400 W. Dunlap Ave., #225, Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-265-6160 · blackstonesecurity.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 595 Principal(s): Daniel L. Swindall Specialties: Certified veteran-owned security company providing uniformed, unarmed security guard services

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Allied Universal

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3030 N. Central Ave., #407, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-273-0900 · aus.com Year Est: 1957 AZ Staff: 2,360 Principal(s): Steve Jones, CEO Specialties: Security solutions, electronic security systems and facilities services for major companies around the Valley

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AAA Alarm & Security

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1815 W. Crest Lane, #100, Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-780-5755 · aaa-alarm.com Year Est: 1985 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): James Livingston Specialties: Security systems, alarm monitoring, home automation, access control

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6221 N. 35th Ave., #6, Phoenix, AZ 85017 602-841-0144 · secureone.us Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 210 Principal(s): James McGovern, president; Anthony J. Rumore, executive vice president Specialties: Premier provider of highly trained armed, unarmed security and mobile patrol officers; realtime reporting and video monitoring

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


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4602 N. 16th St., #303, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-385-3212 · bioaccel.org Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: less than 10 Principal(s): Sergio Gazic Services/Specialties: The Commercialization Assistance Program assists clients in determining the commercial potential of their technology

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ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation

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1475 N. Scottsdale Rd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480-884-1860 · entrepreneurship.asu.edu Year Est: WND AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their business from new ventures in a circular economy to local food entrepreneurs

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Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation

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275 N. Gateway Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-286-8950 · ceigateway.com Year Est: 2012 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Tom Schumann Services/Specialties: A full-service incubator for startups in biotech, medical device, sustainability, software, and bio/life sciences

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Fennemore Craig Venture Accelerator

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BioAccel

Front right: Courtney Klein, CEO and co-founder; and part of the team, from left, Bianca B., Duane R., Corinn P., Lauren M., Tristan G., C’pher G. and Jen C. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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2394 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5000 · fennemorecraig.com Year Est: 1885 AZ Staff: 9 Principal(s): Aaron Cain Services/Specialties: Legal advice addressing IP protection, venture capital, deal structures, exit transactions

SEED SPOT

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Tech Parks Arizona/Arizona Center for Innovation

502 S. 2nd St., #1, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602.456.9944 · seedspot.org Year Est: 2012 AZ Staff: 12 Principal(s): Courtney Klein, CEO and co-founder

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EED SPOT surrounds new entrepreneurs with education, training, support and connections to take their concepts from idea to scale. From back-of-the-napkin ideas to companies in revenue, SEED SPOT has programs that help entrepreneurs create more impact. SEED SPOT is on a mission to bring our proven model to entrepreneurs in communities and schools around the world. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our community of donors, mentors and entrepreneurs have made our work possible.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our focus on early stage entrepreneurs and our commitment to social impact set us apart.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The evolution of the impact investment movement will continue to enhance our efforts to support more high-impact entrepreneurs.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Growth! We are very excited to replicate our model nationally by empowering other communities and schools to replicate our programs.” SURPRISING FACT: “We are proud of the strength of our small team and our ability to maximize our resources.”

92 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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9070 S. Rita Rd., #1750, Tucson, AZ 85747 520-621-4088 · techpark.arizona.edu Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 17 Principal(s): Bruce A. Wright, associate VP, Tech Parks Arizona, University of Arizona Services/Specialties: Structured business development program workshops, networking events, individual coaching, office space, labs

JumpStartBiz

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16930 E. Palisades Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-797-4499 · azbizadvisors.com/jumpstartbiz Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Structured programs and support resources/ services for early stage companies to encourage initial growth

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MAC6

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1430 W. Broadway Rd., #201, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-582-2200 · mac6.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Kyle McIntosh, president and creative excitant Services/Specialties: Collaborative spaces and programs focused on leadership, team and process development

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Chandler Innovations Incubator

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249 E. Chicago St., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-884-0336 · innovationsincubator.com Year Est: 2016 AZ Staff: 2 Principal(s): Sponsored by the City of Chandler and powered by NACET Services/Specialties: Offers coaching, education and support for techfocused, scalable businesses, helping to plan, build, launch and grow

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740 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-325-3045 · bigbounce.co Year Est: 2014 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Audacious Studios, Margie Traylor, Charles Giles Services/Specialties: WND

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


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7250 N. 16th St., #302, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-433-0550 · janikingaz.com/southwest Year Est: 1987 AZ Staff: 35+ Principal(s): Julie Robinson Services/Specialties: Professional cleaning services for medical, hotels, public venues, offices, schools, manufacturing

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Ace Building Maintenance

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7020 N. 55th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301 623-937-3727 · acebldgmaint.com Year Est: 1979 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Christine Lindner, president; Daniel Barker, vice president Services/Specialties: Green janitorial service, day porters, carpet/ hardwood floor care, 24/7 flood response, competitive pricing

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Prestige Janitorial Services

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34522 N. Scottsdale Rd., #120-245, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 480-241-8107 · phoenixjanitorialservice.net Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: 82 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Commercial janitorial services, dayporter, terminal, window cleaning and floor maintenance

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ABM Industries

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Front and center, from left: Principals Spencer Hastings and Sterling Hastings and the Arizona Superior Cleaning team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

ARIZONA SUPERIOR CLEANING 3

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P.O. Box 196, Gilbert, AZ 85299 480-292-7892 · azsuperiorcleaning.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Sterling and Spencer Hastings

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rizona Superior Cleaning is a family owned and operated business. Each step Arizona Superior Cleaning takes is based on its basic core values to give superior service at a fair price with integrity. Although Arizona Superior Cleaning started and continues to be strong in Arizona, many companies all over the United States have hired Arizona Superior Cleaning to manage the cleaning of their facilities. Arizona Superior Cleaning continues to innovate in order to deliver to each client the best possible service in the industry and give each employee the tools, empowerment and motivation needed to succeed. OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “As each year passes, Arizona Superior Cleaning continues to grow strong and steady. We look forward to another great year of providing each of our customers the opportunity to experience excellence.” SURPRISING FACT: “The owners of Arizona Superior Cleaning were born and raised in Arizona.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “Arizona Superior Cleaning is honored to be ranked No. 1 in Arizona. We know we couldn’t have gotten here without our wonderful staff and incredible clients. Thank you to everyone who helped us reach No. 1.”

94 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Jani-King Southwest

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2631 S. Roosevelt St., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-968-8300 · abm.com Year Est: 1909 AZ Staff: 3,000 Principal(s): Scott Salmirs Services/Specialties: Cleaning, engineering, parking, services to businesses, including commercial offices and industrial properties

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Care With Confidence

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Commercial Cleaning Services

8777 E. Via De Ventura, #390, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 602-266-3433 · cleaningwithconfidence.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Mark Finkelstein, president; Andrea Finkelstein, vice president Services/Specialties: Commercial and residential cleaning, licensed contracting, caregiving, home organization, other services

OpenWorks

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4742 N. 24th St., #450, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-224-0440 · openworksweb.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 175 Principal(s): Eric Roudi Services/Specialties: Landscape maintenance, pest control, electrical services, handyman services, pressure washing, parking lot sweeping

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Health Point Cleaning Solutions LLC

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2415 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-463-4131 · healthpointcs.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 15+ Principal(s): Brian Thornes Services/Specialties: Janitorial and custodian services, medical cleaning, terminal and green cleaning, floor care

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ISS Facility Services

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1215 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., #107, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-222-2556 · issworld.com Year Est: 1987 AZ Staff: 1,500 Principal(s): Karon Smedley, vice president West Region Services/Specialties: Janitorial, security and landscaping for businesses, medical, education, government, sports arenas, training campuses

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7119 E. Shea Blvd., #109, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-910-4220 · gogreenglobal.net Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 218 Principal(s): Cathy Engels, Drue Engels Services/Specialties: 24/7 help desk and green cleaning of corporate buildings, call and data centers, schools, retail stores, clean rooms

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


The King of Clean® As the Official Cleaning Company of the Arizona Coyotes and celebrating our 11th year at #1 in Ranking Arizona, Jani-King knows exactly what it takes to deliver results. When you invest in a franchise, you become the business owner. You call the shots and get to enjoy the rewards of your hard work. Our proven commercial cleaning franchise system offers training, support, procedures, tools and experience to help you build a business of your own. When you combine our system and support with the massive potential of the cleaning industry, you’ll see why it’s good to be the King. With Jani-King, you’ll get: - Initial and ongoing training - Administrative assistance - Uniform and equipment programs

- Local support - Advertising and brand awareness - Customer offerings

Official Cleaning Company of the Arizona Coyotes

Jani-King International, Inc. © 2017 | CD1117-0163

602.433.0550 | www.janiking.com/phoenix


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2225 S. 43rd Ave., #2, Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-269-2225 · moveolympian.com Year Est: 1948 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Tom Davidson Specialties: Office and industrial relocation, worldwide moving and storage, commercial warehousing, FF&E, distribution

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Get Your Move On

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1430 E. Hadley St., #110, Phoenix, AZ 85034 480-695-6621 · getyourmoveonllc.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 20-25 Principal(s): WND Specialties: Full-service moving and storage company for residential and commercial, senior relocation, piano and pool table movers

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Two Men and a Truck

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1950 W. Rose Garden Lane, #120, Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-847-6683 · twomen.com Year Est: 1985 AZ Staff: 40-50 Principal(s): Black Wolf Group Specialties: Local, interstate and intrastate moving company

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Dircks Moving and Logistics

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The headquarters team of Daniel’s Moving & Storage Inc. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

DANIEL’S MOVING & STORAGE 1

6131 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85043 602-278-6110 · danielsmoving.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 140 Principal(s): Denise Ozbun, Daniel Ozbun

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aniel’s Moving & Storage is a full-service relocation agency that provides packing, crating, protected storage, local, long-distance and international transportation services. Daniel’s is also the leader for commercial office moving. Daniel’s offers expertise in IT disconnect/reconnect/relocation, modular reconfiguration, project management, decommissioning, asset management, warehousing and storage for all goods and services. Daniel’s flawless execution defines its existence. Daniel’s team leads the industry in delivering the finest services worldwide. Through teamwork, Daniel’s pledges excellence and integrity to its clients. Daniel’s manages every detail with clear communication, ensuring superior customer service. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our strength is our commitment to our core values throughout everything we touch.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We have a strong value system that bonds our team, ensuring we are all working towards the same common goal. We are a family.” SURPRISING FACT: “Every employee is randomly drug and alcohol tested. Not just some of the drivers — everybody. That insures we operate in a drug-free environment to provide the highest levels of service.”

96 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Olympian Worldwide Moving & Storage

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4340 W. Mohave St., Phoenix, AZ 85043 602-267-9401 · dircks.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 125 Principal(s): Robert “Chip” Dircks, Rick S. Dircks Specialties: Local, interstate and international moves; warehousing; distribution; office moves; home deliveries; logistics; relocation

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Bekins Moving Solutions

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3901 W. Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85043 602-443-2850 · mybekins.com Year Est: 1936 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): David Caruso, Scott Harvey, Bob Watson Specialties: Local, long-distance and international household relocation; office and industrial; moving; storage; distribution

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Elontec

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5502 W. Buckeye Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85043 602-759-5500 · elontec.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 96 Principal(s): Ginger Clayton Specialties: Commercial relocation, new/used/refurbished office furniture, furniture installation, reconfigurations, low-voltage cabling

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Muscular Moving Men LLC

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2255 W. Desert Cove Ave., #B, Phoenix, AZ 85029 602-923-6400 · muscularmovingmen.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 45 Principal(s): WND Specialties: Packing, moving and storage for your local, long-distance and commercial needs

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Just-In Time Moving and Storage

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4627 E. Ivy St., Mesa, AZ 85205 480-213-0395 · jitmoving.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Justin Hart Specialties: High level of service at fair prices in household and office moving; storage and packing services; supplies available

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600 W. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-943-3800 · allstarmovers.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 17 Principal(s): Janet Whitson, CEO; Douglas Whitson, COO Specialties: Moving, packing/unpacking, furniture rearranging, loading/ unloading of rental trucks and pods

To vote go to: azBIGmedia.com


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Vision Offices Scottsdale - Corporate Village

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Regus 24th at Camelback

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2375 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-387-5000 · regus.com Year Est: 2000 Facility SF: 20,000 Principal(s): Seth Ratrhbun Amenities: Fully furnished private offices and co-working available from oneor two-person offices to large open-plan offices, boardroom

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Advantage Office Suites Cooper Crossing

From left: Daniell Thompson, director of business; Xavier Rivera Huertas; Jennifer Boughey, director of operations; Alexa Manzano, director of client services. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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1820 E. Ray Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85225 480-656-8300 · advantageofficesuites.com Year Est: 2006 Facility SF: WND Principal(s): Judson C. Ball Amenities: Flex suites, executive suites, virtual offices, conference and training rooms, fitness center, kitchen

94 HUNDRED CORPORATE CENTER

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Wilmot Corporate Executive Suites

9375 E. Shea Blvd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-214-9500 · 9400shea.com Year Est: 2009 Facility SF: 35,239 Principal(s): Daniell R. Thompson

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OFFICE: BUSINESS CENTERS

15849 N. 71st St., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-281-1600 · visionoffices.com Year Est: 2000 Facility SF: 38,000 Principal(s): Chris Isherwood, managing partner Amenities: Multi-line telephones, fiber Internet, conference rooms, covered parking, Class-A office space, secretarial services

14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., #1000, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-477-7777 · visionoffices.com Year Est: 2000 Facility SF: 150,000 Principal(s): Chris Isherwood, managing partner Amenities: Flexible office solutions tailored to fit your business needs, along with resort style amenities in North Scottsdale

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Scottsdale-Kierland Business Center

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Vision Offices

Hundred Corporate Center’s goal is to create a culture and community that not only provides the best service, but establishes long-term relationships. 94 Hundred Corporate Center’s hybrid floor-plan — with square footage ranging from 100 square feet to 2,000 square feet — will give you the flexibility to grow in one location with everything that you could possibly need at your fingertips. From the facility’s committed fulltime staff to its state-of-the-art technology, 94 Hundred Corporate Center’s business will change the way you think about executive suites. With 94 Hundred Corporate Center’s top-of-the-line services and hospitality, the leaders at 94 Hundred Corporate Center make it their business to run your business successfully. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We focus on proactive client service. It is our goal to assist our clients in any way we can to help them achieve success.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We have developed a culture that is built on caring about others and we are always looking for ways to improve the service we provide.”

98 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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333 N. Wilmot Rd., #340, Tucson, AZ 85711 520-618-5400 · wilmotcorp.com Year Est: 2007 Facility SF: 33 executive suites, 2 meeting rooms Principal(s): Hank and Theresa Amos Amenities: State-of-the-art executive suites, virtual offices, meeting rooms and administrative services.

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Skysong The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center

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1475 N. Scottsdale Rd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480-884-1860 · skysong.com Year Est: 2007 Facility SF: 14,000 Principal(s): ASU Foundation, Plaza Companies, Holualoa Companies, City of Scottsdale Amenities: 16 unique meeting rooms vary in size, supporting up to 350 people and offer a wide range of technology accommodations

Avenue Business Center

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6619 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-991-1691 · avebusiness.com Year Est: 2007 Facility SF: WND Principal(s): Srini Vasan Amenities: Covered parking, first-floor offices with windows, utilities included, kitchen, coffee and water included, 24/7 access, WiFi

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Regus Fashion Square

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7150 E. Camelback Rd., #444, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-477-8006 · regus.com Year Est: 1997 Facility SF: WND Principal(s): Jonathan Gauvin Amenities: International network of ready-to-use offices, meeting rooms, virtual offices and video conferencing

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7702 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-348-3900 · regus.com Year Est: 1989 Facility SF: WND Principal(s): Jaclyn Taylor Amenities: Offices for one to three people, day offices, video conferencing, professional atmosphere, free parking

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1400 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-263-1110 · goodmans.com Year Est: 1954 AZ Staff: 130 Principal(s): Adam Goodman Products/Brands: Herman Miller, DIRTT, Herman Miller Healthcare, Global, Nemschoff, DAVIS, OFS, Request

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Arizona Office Liquidators & Designs

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3920 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-437-2224 · azoffice.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 21 Principal(s): Robert Strauss Products/Brands: HON, Paoli, OFS, Case Office Furniture, Cherryman, Maverick, All Seating, James Edward, 9 TO 5, pre-owned Steelcase

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Office Space Solutions

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2733 N. Power Rd., #102-489, Mesa, AZ 85215 480–325–5555 · oss-az.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Thomas Cruz, Carrie Cruz Products/Brands: Provides commercial office furniture installation provided by factory trained installers

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FM Solutions

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Seated front, from left: Stephanie Bourland, vice president of sales; Lisa K. Johnson, president and CEO; and the CIS team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CORPORATE INTERIOR SYSTEMS INC.

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OFFICE: FURNITURE, 18 STAFF OR MORE

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3311 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-304-0100 · cisinphx.com Year Est: 1985 AZ Staff: 40 Principal(s): Lisa K. Johnson, president and CEO

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t Corporate Interior Systems, experts listen, care and continue to uphold their long-standing tradition of providing exceptional furniture solutions and related services to the marketplace. Corporate Interior Systems loves thinking creatively together and acting upon new ideas that help its clients maximize productivity and workplace efficiencies. At Corporate Interior Systems, it’s all about innovation – doing something new, different, smarter or better and making a positive difference. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “There is talent shortage in knowledge workers and because of this, attraction and retention of talent is a growing concern for organizations. There is a growing focus on people in an organization. Our solutions reflect flexibility for the users — both in their location in the office and functionality of the furniture.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “As technologies advance, so does CIS. We have already begun the process of re-evaluating the way we do business to meet and surpass the demands of the market. Disrupting the status quo is an ongoing effort at CIS and we continue to challenge ourselves to live at the edge of our comfort zone.”

100 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Goodmans Interior Structures

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4001 N. 3rd St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-265-7900 · fmsolutions.net Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 47 Principal(s): Curtis L. Slife, AIA, NCARB, CFM, SFP, IFMA Fellow Products/Brands: APS headquarters, Clear Channel office, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station annex, Sojourner Center, Southwestern Eye

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Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

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815 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-252-6971 · atmosphereci.com Year Est: 1919 AZ Staff: 43 Principal: Mike Litwin Products/Brands: Commercial furnishings from Steelcase, Healthcare, Coalesse, National, Nucraft, SitOnIt, Bernhardt, Paoli

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Elontec

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5502 W. Buckeye Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85043 602-759-5500 · elontec.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 96 Principal(s): Ginger Clayton Products/Brands: 100-plus manufacturers; new/used/refurbished/ programming and design, ergonomic

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Interior Solutions

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4645 S. 35th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 800-339-7538 · interiorsolutions.net Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 61 Principal(s): WND Products/Brands: Kimball Office, Spacesaver, AIS, National, Hamilton Sorter, Trendway, SitOnIt, Inscape, VIDIR, Krug, Russ Bassett

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Stone Creek Furniture Kitchen & Bath

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200 S. Kyrene Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 480-857-6300 · stonecreekfurniture.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 75 Principal(s): Ronald Jones Products/Brands: Custom kitchen and bath remodeling, entertainment centers, media walls, home office, bedroom and dining room furniture

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11226 N. 23rd Ave., #102, Phoenix, AZ 85029 602-559-9100 · gosproducts.com Year Est: 1959 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Patrick McLaughlin, Al Marquiss Products/Brands: Case goods, files, seating, new and refurbished panel systems, design and space planning ergonomic assessments

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2 last year

2034 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-251-3838 · transactfurniture.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 15 Principal(s): Craig Scarpone Products/Brands: Teknion, Teknion Studio, OFS, Spec, Nucraft, Bernhardt, Arcadia, Keilhauer, Global, National, Kimball, Krug, Humansale

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Affordable Business Interiors

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4215 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-437-8737 · abiaz.com Year Est: 1992 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Mark Rasmusson, Terrance Roberts Products/Brands: Sit On It, Groupe Lacasse, Paoli, Bernhardt, Arcadia, RSI, Andreu World, Three H, Friant, Lesro, Maverick, ESI, AMQ

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AWE Corporate Interiors

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910 E. Osborn Rd., #B, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-841-7480 · awecorporateinteriors.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Andrea Moseley Products/Brands: SitOnIt, Carolina, Encore, First Office, OFS, Krug, RSI, DeskMakers, Allermuir, Stylex, JSI, Trendway, Source, Via Seating

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360 Business Products

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The Markets West Office Furniture team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

MARKETS WEST OFFICE FURNITURE 6

4007 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-275-2226 · marketswest.com Year Est: 1980 AZ Staff: 13 Principal(s): R.T. Hutchinson

OFFICE: FURNITURE, 17 STAFF OR FEWER

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arkets West Office Furniture, which was established in 1980, started out by offering consigned office furniture. After a couple of years of cutting its teeth, Markets West Office Furniture soon expanded into purchasing truckloads on its own. It wasn’t long before Markets West Office Furniture gained the respect of many national furniture companies and became authorized dealership for many prestige furniture lines. There were a few bumps along the way — the financial crisis, light rail construction at the company’s doorstep and a fire. But those challenges made Markets West Office Furniture a stronger company today because it overcame adversity and is ready to handle the next 38 years. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “The company focus is on its staff having short- and long-term goals and working as a team of individuals to achieve the best results for the company and for themselves. This attitude motivates the staff to perform their activities beyond all expectations.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “With a strong pro-business administration and lower tax rate, you cannot help but to feel positive, although small to medium companies will need some sort of heathcare solution to be able to be competitive.”

102 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Transact Commercial Furnishings Inc.

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793 S. Cold Water Lane, Dewey, AZ 86327 928-772-5205 · 360-bp.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): Shane Gibson Products/Brands: Office furniture, office products, janitorial products, break room supplies, shipping supplies, computer products

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Copenhagen Business Interiors

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1701 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ (4 locations) 602-266-8060 · copenhagenliving.com Year Est: 1970 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): Erik Hansen Products/Brands: Herman Miller, Italastudio, BDI, ALF, Elite, Cattelan, IMG, Cellini, Hjellejerde, Ekornes, Eurostyle

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Discount Office Furniture

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2905 N. 28th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-956-1809 · dofaz.com Year Est: 1959 AZ Staff: 3 Principal(s): Andrew Trombetta Products/Brands: CASE Furniture & Design, HON, Schwab

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Salt Creek Furniture Office Interiors

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14418 N. Scottsdale Rd., #183, Scottsdale, AZ (2 locations) 480-443-1400 · saltcreekofficefurniture.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 7 Principal(s): Ed Cameron Products/Brands: Office furniture, commercial business interiors, home office, custom built furniture; locations in Tempe and Scottsdale

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Forward Tilt

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6710 E. Camelback Rd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-237-3737 · forwardtilt.com Year Est: 2013 AZ Staff: 17 Principal(s): Michelle Heeb Products/Brands: Partners with several furniture vendors

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4530 E. Shea Blvd., #155, Phoenix, AZ 85028 480-951-6099 · toiaz.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Brian Beldt Products/Brands: RSI Echo & Engage System, Global, OTG, Evolve, Allermuir, Paoli, Maxon, OCI, Maverick, Office Star, Sit On It

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4960 E. Beverly Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044 602-414-9600 · fruthgroup.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 82 Principal(s): Charles W. Fruth Products/Brands: Canon, HP, Samsung, Lexmark, RISO and Oce dealer; specializes in managed IT services, MPS, ECM and wireless

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Grand Canyon Business Solutions

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9015 E. Pima Center Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-278-8380 · copiersphoenix.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 15 Principal(s): Alia Samady, Mark Houser Products/Brands: Copiers, printers, networking, managed print services, computers, phone systems, mailing machines, document management

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Sims Business Systems

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124 W. Julie Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 480-345-4000 · getsims.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 37 Principal(s): Mark Sims, Connie Sims, Justin Sims, Fouad Khodr Products/Brands: Elite, authorized dealer for Ricoh/Samsung/Brother office equipment, IT services, phone systems

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Arizona Office Technologies

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TOSHIBA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

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480 N. 54th St., #1, Chandler, AZ 85226 602-470-8888 · tbs.toshiba.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 80 Principal(s): Adam Chase, vice president and general manager; Greg Mapp, vice president of service

OFFICE: MACHINE DEALERS

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oshiba Business Solutions is a local direct division of Toshiba office automation technologies. TBS offers and supports office hardware, such as MFPs, printers, scanners, plotters and displays. Toshiba Business Solutions also offers and supports a robust information technology services support program. Value-added automation solutions, such as intelligent electronic data capture, customized workflow solutions and advanced print management are included in the technology portfolio. The TBS team is highly specialized and offers factory trained and certified technical support with on-site service, in addition to full help desk support. Toshiba Business Solutions partners with HP, Lexmark, Fujitsu, Kip and industry leading software OEMs. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “We anticipate our clients’ desire to outsource key business functions — such as IT services or managed print services — will be a larger part of our industry moving forward. Companies want to focus on their core competencies and finding quality partners with which to outsource noncore business functions. That is a trend of the future.”

104 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Fruth Group Inc.

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4320 E. Cotton Center Blvd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-346-3000 · aot-xerox.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 115 Principal(s): Scott Blitz Products/Brands: Xerox printers, copiers, multifunction systems, KIP, Mutoh, managed print and software solutions for businesses

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions

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4415 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-244-9944 · kmbs.konicaminolta.us Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 300 Principal(s): John Stringer Products/Brands: Production print and office workgroup copiers/printers, managed print services, IT, wide format, document management

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Laser Options

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3758 E. Grove St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 480-968-8440 · laseroptions.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 64 Principal(s): Jeff Masters, CEO and president; Karl Lillie, VP of sales Products/Brands: Toshiba, HP, Dell, Okidata, Canon, Xerox, Equitrac, KIP, Computhink

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Ricoh USA Inc.

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4129 E. Van Buren St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-379-7400 · ricoh-usa.com Year Est: 1936 AZ Staff: 1,200 Principal(s): Peter Bringe Products/Brands: Global technology company that provides new value to the modern office

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Pacific Office Automation

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1305 W. 1st St., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-426-1400 · pacificoffice.com Year Est: 1976 AZ Staff: 150 Principal(s): Doug Pitassi, president Products/Brands: Konica, Canon, Sharp, Ricoh, HP, Lexmark, copiers, printers, scanners, software solutions relating to document management

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1407 W. Drivers Way, Tempe, AZ 85284 480-517-1100 · allcopyproducts.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 60 Principal(s): WND Products/Brands: Canon, Kip, Muratec, Konica Minolta, Sharp, FP, HP, Lexmark

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2429 W. 12th St., #6, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-966-2100 · sosnet.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Edward Swift Products/Services: More than 25 years of personalized service, huge selection, best price, fast delivery of office, safety and IT products

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Costco Business Center

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3801 N. 33rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017 480-293-2123 · costco.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 155 Principal(s): Jim Sinegal Products/Services: Paper/office supplies, restaurant products, janitorial/ cleaning supplies, break room supplies, next-day delivery

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GOS Products For Business

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11226 N. 23rd Ave., #102, Phoenix, AZ 85029 602-559-9100 · gosproducts.com Year Est: 1959 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Patrick McLaughlin, Al Marquiss Products/Services: Office supplies, furniture, printing, promotional products

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Sims Business Systems

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WIST BUSINESS SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT

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107 W. Julie Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 480-921-2900 · wist.com Year Est: 1955 AZ Staff: 85 Principal(s): Robert Wist, Ian Wist

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ist Office Products is multi-category business products supplier. Categories include office supplies, coffee, break room supplies, printers, printer service, ink and toners, office furniture, school supplies and others. Wist has been a resource for Arizona businesses for more than 60 years, fulfilling a unique service experience. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Wist Business Supplies & Equipment offers a different experience to businesses. Generic service and delivery are replaced by a customer friendly and service oriented experience.”

OFFICE: SUPPLY

STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our approach to a value-added customer experience separates Wist from big box or online purchasing experiences.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Our continued growth in break room supplies, office sanitation, office furniture, printing and more will further our growth in 2018.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Wist looks continues to grow our presence in Arizona and beyond.” SURPRISING FACT: “Wist Business Supplies & Equipment services clients both regionally and nationally with nextday service.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “The organization as a whole takes great pride in being considered No. 1 and this furthers our commitment to continue providing the best customer experiences.”

106 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Swift Office Solutions

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124 W. Julie Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 480-345-4000 · getsims.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 37 Principal(s): Mark Sims, Connie Sims, Justin Sims, Fouad Khodr Products/Services: Elite authorized dealer for Ricoh/Samsung/Brother office equipment, IT services, phone systems

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OPACS Inc.

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8340 E. Raintree Dr., #E, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 602-840-6678 · opacs.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Travis Kimmel, Donna Kimmel Products/Services: Office supplies, furniture, toner, printing, promotional products, Keurig authorized dealer

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EVOS Office Products

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3265 N. Delaware St., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-497-0407 · evosinc.com Year Est: 1987 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Sheryl Bailey, Randall Doss Products/Services: Premier business-to-business supplier providing office products, furniture and solutions to meet every office need

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Office Depot / OfficeMax

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See website for locations 800-463-3768 · officedepot.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Products/Services: Retail and B2B supplier of office products, printing, technical supplies, furniture

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IQ Total Source LLC

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5055 E. Washington St., #220, Phoenix, AZ 85034 480-588-2670 · iqtotalsource.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Ryan Puccinelli, Bryan Freund Products/Services: Office supplies, office furniture, janitorial, break room and coffee solutions, printing, promo products and apparel

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3758 E. Grove St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 480-968-8440 · laseroptions.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 64 Principal(s): Jeff Masters, CEO and president; Karl Lillie, VP of sales Products/Services: Managed print service, office automation, copiers; re-manufacturer of laser printer and laser fax toner cartridges

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4 Valley locations, Phoenix Metro area, AZ 85018 602-955-5100 · a-zparty.com Year Est: 1960 AZ Staff: 150 Principal(s): Effem Corporation Special Services: Features a host of party and special event products, from audio/visual media to weddings and more

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Y-Knot Party & Rentals

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1127 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 480-967-4495 · yknotparty.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 18 Principal(s): Sharon Olsen Special Services: Wedding, event and party rentals; fresh and silk floral design; Indian wedding decor; full-service wedding and event decor

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Classic Party Rentals

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3103 E. Broadway Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-232-9900 · classicpartyrentals.com Year Est: 1981 AZ Staff: 120 Principal(s): WND Special Services: Full-service event rental company; will bring your event vision to life — indoors, outdoors, anywhere

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Party People

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AFR FURNITURE RENTAL (FORMERLY KOOL. PARTY RENTALS)

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2675 S. 16th St., #140, Phoenix, AZ 85034 623-434-8822 · afrevents.com Year Est: WND AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND

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PARTY RENTALS

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n a move designed to light up the event industry, AFR Furniture Rental acquired Arizona-based kool. Party Rentals in April 2017. For the first time, more than 40 years of luxurious comfort meets illuminated innovation and the results are more than “kool” for all involved. What does this mean to kool’s loyal, local clients that have voted kool. Party Rentals as the No. 1 party rental company in Arizona for four consecutive years? Customers now have access to both kool. and AFR inventory. The company has expanded into a new 43,000-square-foot location in Phoenix and looks forward to bringing the best of kool. and AFR to events all over the state.AFR plans to launch a collection of kool. illuminated furniture next year to all of our locations nationwide. That’s very kool!

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A to Z Party & Event Rentals

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5740 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-264-0062 · partypeoplerentals.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): David Shaw, president Special Services: Beverage service, centerpieces, tables/chairs, concessions, cooking equipment, coolers, dance floors, dishes, food service

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Affordable Party & Event Rentals

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510 S. 52nd St., #105, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-303-9303 · rentaffordable.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Bob Black, owner Special Services: Backyard parties, weddings, graduations, birthdays, corporate events

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Merestone

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7232 E. 1st St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-945-4631 · merestone.com Year Est: 1974 AZ Staff: 75 Principal(s): Ted Hill, Camille Hill, Rob Hill Special Services: Event production, audio visual, lighting, props and decor, creative services, animation, videography, rentals, stage sets

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Cre8ive Event Rentals

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4100 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 480-840-0202 · cre8iveevents.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): WND Special Services: Full-service rental and decor company producing custom-designed events

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Andrews Party Rental

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1230 W. Southern Ave., #106, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-491-2115 · andrewspartyrental.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): WND Special Services: Offers a wide selection of high-quality event rental products and unsurpassed customer service

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2942 N. 24th St., #114, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-206-1055 · azpartyrents.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Special Services: Bounce houses, inflatable games, interactive games, rock walls, mechanical bulls, trampolines, tents, tables, chairs

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16401 N. 43rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85053 602-978-5134 · northwestchristianschool.org Year Est: 1979 Student Count: 1470 Superintendent: Geoffrey Brown

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS

orthwest Christian School is a private Christian school with a mission to provide an educational program which upholds high standards of scholastic and behavioral excellence and furnishes instruction in Bible-based Christian faith. It is Northwest Christian School’s greatest honor to enable students to develop a Christian world view and prepare them to fulfill their God-ordained roles. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Northwest Christian School’s mission is to provide a Bible-based program of education that enables students to develop a Christian world view. As simple as that would seem, each of the constituent parts of our mission are significant. As an organization, we truly have taken the time to understand those parts and we have worked together to keep mission fulfillment our priority. Our families appreciate both our mission and our commitment to its priority in the lives of their students.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “With a deep and enduring commitment to God’s word and Christian world view, Northwest Christian’s staff and faculty are all highly professional and very compassionate. Our students truly feel valued as they see their teachers investing within each of them uniquely.”

110 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

North Valley Christian Academy

42101 N. 41st Dr., Anthem, AZ 85086 623-551-3454 · northvalleyca.org Year Est: 2009 Student Count: 145 Principal(s): Nathan Kretzmann Grade Levels: Preschool through 8th grade and online high school

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Bethany Christian School

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6304 S. Price Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 480-752-8993 · bethanychristianschool.org Year Est: 1995 Student Count: 200 Principal(s): Kary Sterkowitz Grade Levels: K-8th grade

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Grand Canyon University

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NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

2 locations, Tucson, AZ 85710 520-885-4800; 520-901-5499 · desertchristian.org Year Est: 1987 Student Count: 420 Principal(s): Mr. Ron Smith, K-8 principal; Mr. Kevin Kehl, high school principal; Dr. Toby Travis, headmaster Grade Levels: Two campuses serving children from pre-school through 12th grade

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Desert Christian Schools

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3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017 602-639-6672 · gcu.edu Year Est: 1949 Student Count: 17,400 Principal(s): Brian Mueller, CEO Grade Levels: Post-secondary

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Valley Christian High School

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6900 W. Galveston St., Chandler, AZ 85226 480-705-8888 · vchsaz.org Year Est: 1982 Student Count: 420 Principal(s): Dan Kuiper Grade Levels: Grades 9-12

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Rancho Solano Preparatory School

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9180 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-646-8200 · ranchosolano.com Year Est: 1954 Student Count: 250 Principal(s): Dr. Paul K. Johnson, head of school; Chris Green, upper school principal; Erika Goethe, middle school principal Grade Levels: 6-12

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Xavier College Preparatory

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4710 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-3772 · xcp.org Year Est: 1943 Student Count: 1,190 Principal(s): Sister Joan Fitzgerald, BVM, president; Sister Joan Nuckols, BVM, principal Grade Levels: 9-12

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Scottsdale Christian Academy

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14400 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-992-5100 · scarizona.org Year Est: 1968 Student Count: 785 Principal(s): Chet Crane, superintendent; Sheri May; Jeremy Richards; Dr. Tom Bookhout Grade Levels: Preschool-12

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5199 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013 602-230-1600 · vlhs.org Year Est: 1981 Student Count: 163 Principal(s): Bob Koehne, executive principal Grade Levels: 9-12

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Northwest Christian School

“Where Faith and Excellence are Inseparable”

Academics  Preschool, Elementary, Middle School and High School Athletics  Competitive Sports Teams for all grades Arts  Choir, Band, Drama, Art, Film “Over its thirty year history, Northwest Christian School has become a valley leader in Christian education with strong traditions in academics, arts, athletics, and community service.”

Now accepting applications for 2018/2019 Contact Michelle Reddy for more information

602-978-5134

NorthwestChristianSchool.org 16401 N. 43rd Ave Phoenix, Arizona 85053


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ALLIANCE OF CONSTRUCTION TRADES 3131 N. Country Club Rd., #106 Tucson, AZ • 520-624-3002 actaz.net AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS 30 N. 3rd Ave., #200 Phoenix, AZ • 602-252-4200 aia-arizona.org   AMERICAN SUBCONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA 4105 N. 20th St., #230 Phoenix, AZ • 602-274-8979 asa-az.org   ARIZONA ASSOCIATION FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 2700 N. Central Ave., #1250 Phoenix, AZ • 602-240-AAED (2233) aaed.com   ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY MANAGERS 668 N. 44th St., #229-E Phoenix, AZ • 602-685-1111 aacm.com   ARIZONA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION 4701 N. 24th St., #B-3 Phoenix, AZ • 602-468-0888 aada.com   ARIZONA BOOK PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION 215 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ • 602-274-6264 azbookpub.com   ARIZONA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION 426 N. 44th St., #310 Phoenix, AZ • 602-252-4833 azbroadcasters.org   ARIZONA BUILDERS’ ALLIANCE 1825 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-274-8222 azbuilders.org   ARIZONA COMMERCIAL Real Estate Women/AZCREW arizonacrew.org   ARIZONA CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION 3033 N. Central Ave., #810 Phoenix, AZ   ARIZONA FOOD MARKETING ALLIANCE 120 E. Pierce St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-252-9761 afmaaz.org   ARIZONA FORWARD 3800 N. Central Ave., #1010 Phoenix, AZ • 602-240-2408 arizonaforward.org  

ARIZONA HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION 2800 N. Central Ave., #1450 Phoenix, AZ • 602-445-4300 AZLTA.com ARIZONA LODGING & TOURISM ASSOCIATION 1240 E. Missouri Ave. Phoenix, AZ • 602-604-0729 azhla.com   ARIZONA MULTIHOUSING ASSOCIATION 818 N. 1st St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-296-6200 azama.org   ARIZONA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION 1001 N. Central Ave., #670 Phoenix, AZ • 602-261-7655  ananews.com   ARIZONA NURSERY ASSOCIATION 1430 W. Broadway Rd., #110 Tempe, AZ • 480-966-1610 azna.org   ARIZONA PLANNING ASSOCIATION 17235 N. 75th Ave., #D-145 Glendale, AZ • 602-866-7188 azplanning.org   ARIZONA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION 3333 E. Camelback Rd., 285 Scottsdale, AZ • 602-307-9134 azrestaurant.org   ARIZONA ROOFING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION 4745 N. 7th St., #102 Phoenix, AZ • 602-335-0133 azroofing.org   ARIZONA SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 4600 E. Washington St., #340 Phoenix, AZ • 602-306-4000 asba.com   ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL 2800 N. Central Ave., #1920 Phoenix, AZ • 602-343-8324 aztechcouncil.org   ASSOCIATED MINORITY Contractors of America 2630 S. 20th Pl. Phoenix, AZ • 602-495-0026 amcaaz.com   BUILDING OWNERS & MANAGERS ASSOCIATION 3550 N. Central Ave., #1025 Phoenix, AZ • 602-200-3898 bomaphoenix.org  

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DOWNTOWN PHOENIX PARTNERSHIP 1 E. Washington St., #230 Phoenix, AZ • 602-254-8696 downtownphoenix.com EAST VALLEY PARTNERSHIP 535 W. Baseline Rd., #107 Mesa, AZ • 480-834-8335 evp-az.org   EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION OF GREATER PHOENIX 7225 W. Oakland St., #1 Chandler, AZ • 602-241-0864 eagp.org   GREATER PHOENIX ECONOMIC COUNCIL 2 N. Central Ave., #2500 Phoenix, AZ • 602-256-7700 gpec.org   HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL ARIZONA 7310 N. 16th St., #305 Phoenix, AZ • 602-274-6545 hbaca.org   INTERNATIONAL FACILITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION PO Box 13968 Tempe, AZ • 602-570-8808 ifmaphoenix.org   MOUNTAIN STATES EMPLOYERS COUNCIL 7975 N. Hayden Rd., #D-280 Scottsdale, AZ • 602-955-7558 msec.org   NAIOP 1702 E. Highland Ave., #401 Phoenix, AZ • 602-230-1645 naiopaz.org   PHOENIX COMMUNITY ALLIANCE 1 E. Washington St., #230 Phoenix, AZ • 602-682-6612 phoenixcommunityalliance.com   URBAN LAND INSTITUTE 5090 N. 40th St., #210 Phoenix, AZ • 602-449-7920 arizona.uli.org   VALLEY PARTNERSHIP 5110 N. 44th St., #-200 Phoenix, AZ • 602-266-7844 valleypartnership.org   WESTMARC 6751 N. Sunset Blvd, #210 Peoria, AZ • 623-435-0431 westmarc.org

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602 402-3534 · trainingatyourfingertips.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 1 Principal(s): Kerri Bourland Education Focus: Consulting, customized training, and structured seminars to master Microsoft products

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Avalon School of Cosmetology

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410 E. Bell Rd., #G100, Phoenix, AZ 85022 602-443-0076 · avalon.edu Year Est: 1972 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Brandon Pobiak, owner Education Focus: Cosmetology and aesthetics

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Carrington College

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8503 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051 602-427-0722 · carrington.edu Year Est: 1967 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Donna Lorraine Education Focus: Healthcare post-secondary education

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Arizona Culinary Institute

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PHOENIX ELECTRICAL JATC APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

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1520 E. Indianola Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-263-8104 · pejatc.org Year Est: 1943 AZ Staff: 29 Principal(s): Shawn Hutchinson

SPECIALIZED EDUCATION

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stablished on July 7, 1943 by action of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 640 and the Arizona Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Phoenix Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee created an apprenticeship training program to serve the needs of the electrical construction industry. The program is a collaboration of both labor and management, which work together to provide the highest quality training for apprentices in the electrical trade and setting the standards for 8,000 hours of monitored, on-the-job training assignments with its sponsoring employers, complementing more than 900 hours of related classroom training. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “The standards we set for the electrical contracting industry provide for the highest quality training available. Selected apprentices are afforded the opportunity to earn a state certificate and college credit that can be applied to an associate’s degree. The program is a viable alternative to the traditional college track, with an ‘earn while you learn’ focus.”

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Training at your Fingertips

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10585 N. 114th St., #401, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 866-294-2433 · azculinary.edu Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 22 Principal(s): Chef Robert Wilson, former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington, Jerry Moyes Education Focus: Classical french instructions, students learn best in small groups with personal attention from seasoned instructors

The Art Institute of Phoenix

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2233 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-331-7500 · new.artinstitutes.edu/phoenix Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Chad Williams, president Education Focus: The Art Institute of Phoenix offers degree programs in the areas of design, media arts, fashion and culinary

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Arizona Summit Law School

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1 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-682-6800 · azsummitlaw.edu Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Don Lively, president Education Focus: Law

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American Institute of Dental Assisting

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2500 S. Power Rd., #127, Mesa, AZ 85209 480-209-1392 · dentalassistantschoolsaz.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Lisa Divito Stevenson Education Focus: Dental assisting program emphasizing hands-on learning in real clinical environments

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Conquest Training Systems

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2813 E. Camelback Rd., #430, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-840-0003 · conquesttraining.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Mike Toney, owner Education Focus: Sales training, management and CEO coaching

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7350 N. Dobson Rd., #120, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 800-659-8088 · asreb.com Year Est: 1969 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Tina Lapp, president; Linda Hondros, CEO; John Hondros, chairman Education Focus: License education in real estate, mortgage, home inspection and appraisal

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“Your Electrical Professional Team�

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See website for locations 833-224-7670 · culvers.com Year Est: 1984 Principal(s): Craig C. Culver Services/Specialties: Signature Butter Burgers, fresh frozen custard

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Rita’s Italian Ice

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See website for locations 800-677-7482 · ritasice.com Year Est: 1984 Principal(s): Linda Chadwick, president and CEO Services/Specialties: Italian ice, ice cream, frozen custard, sundaes, gelato

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Capriotti’s

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See website for locations 866-722-7776 · capriottis.com Year Est: 1976 Principal(s): Ashley Morris, CEO Services/Specialties: Made-to-order sandwiches with roasted turkey, quality meats and cheeses, fresh rolls and produce delivered daily

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Cornish Pasty

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JANI-KING

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7740 N. 16th St., #110, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-433-0550 · janikingaz.com/phoenix Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Julie Robinson, owner and CEO

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ani-King Southwest is a family owned and operated business in Arizona since 1988. Jani-King’s clients say it’s the commitment of the company’s dedicated, professional franchisees that provide the “King of Clean” difference in their facilities. For 30 years in Arizona, JaniKing has been providing the opportunity for individuals and families to own a business of their own, but not on their own. The award-winning Jani-King franchise program has helped more than 12,000 business owners around the world to be their own boss in the $90 billion commercial cleaning industry, making Jani-King the global leader in cleaning franchises. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “With Jani-King, our franchisees and clients receive both the technical expertise, training and development of an international corporation, and the hands-on local support of our regional office teams in Phoenix and Tucson. The Jani-King brand was built on the people, pride and performance that only a business owner can provide.” SURPRISING FACT: “Our average staff member has been with us for over 10 years and many franchisees have been with Jani-King for over 20 years. There’s a reason we call it the ‘Jani-King family.’ We’ve watched as our families all grew.”

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Culver’s

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900 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 894-6261 · cornishpastyco.com Year Est: 2005 Principal(s): Dean Thomas Services/Specialties: Signature, premium and vegetarian pasties

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Ace Hardware

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See website for locations 888-290-5334 · acehardware.com Year Est: 1924 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Home improvement products, including hardware, lawn and garden items, paint, tools, home goods, plumbing, electrical

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Baja Fresh

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3088 N. Glassford Hill Rd., #104, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 866-452-4252 · bajafresh.com Year Est: 1990 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Fresh, traditional fire-grilled Mexican favorites

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Little Caesar’s

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See website for locations 800-722-3727 · littlecaesars.com Year Est: 1959 Principal(s): David Scrivano Services/Specialties: Quality pizza at a great price

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Subway

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See website for locations 800-888-4848 · subway.com Year Est: 1965 Principal(s): Suzanne Greco, president and CEO Services/Specialties: Submarine sandwich shops

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See website for locations 877-810-2920 · allstate.com Year Est: 1931 Principal(s): Thomas J. Wilson Services/Specialties: Car insurance, home, property, condo and renters insurance, insurance for recreational vehicles

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35406 S. Mt. Lemmon Rd., Oracle, AZ 85623 520-308-9350 · ziparizona.com Year Est: 2016 # Annual Tours 2,500 Principal(s): Emily Goff, Brandon Luthy Tours Offered: 5-line eco zipline tour, low ropes challenge course, leap of faith, giant swing, plant walks, event venue, camping, hiking

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Grand Canyon Railway

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233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, AZ 86046 800-THE-TRAIN (843-8724) · thetrain.com Year Est: 1901 # Annual Tours WND Principal(s): Xanterra Parks & Resorts Tours Offered: Hear folklore and tales from a crew and be entertained by authentic characters and musicians who bring the Old West to life

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Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company

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715 E. Covey Lane, #100, Phoenix, AZ 85024 800-725-2477 · rainbowryders.com Year Est: 1983 # Annual Tours 2000+ Principal(s): W. Scott Appelman Tours Offered: Sunrise-sunset balloon flights, private balloon flights, corporate promotions, flights over the Sonoran Desert

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A Day in the West Jeep Tours

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Ryan Meinert, certified interpretive guide, and a guest explore the red rocks of Sedona with Pink Jeep Tours. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

PINK JEEP TOURS

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204 North State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 800-873-3662 · pinkjeeptours.com Year Est: 1960 # Annual Tours WND Principal(s): Shawn Wendell

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or nearly 60 years, Pink Jeep Tours has been thrilling visitors as the premier adventure tour company in the Southwest. The first Jeep tour operator in the United States, the company was founded in Sedona in 1960 and has since become known for its “must-do” adventure tours through Sedona’s Red Rock Country, the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Pink Jeep Tours offers a variety of expeditions that encompass history, nature, and geology, all complemented by some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Earth’s natural wonders. Trademarked by superior customer service, environmental responsibility and a top-tier commitment to guide education and passenger safety, Pink Jeep Tours welcomes guests from all over the world to experience an adventure they will not soon forget. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Pink Jeep Tours believes in boundless adventure, an ever-challenging journey to discover and experience the fun that life has to offer. Maintaining world-class customer service, we operate Pink Jeep Tours to continuously bring guests the safest, most trusted and captivating tours of any outfitter in the Southwest. We are the only tour company with guide trainers certified by the National Association for Interpretation, and the only tour company to use the Smith System driver training by all guides.”

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Arizona Zipline Adventures

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252 N. Hwy. 89-A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928-282-4320 · adayinthewest.com Year Est: 1998 # Annual Tours WND Principal(s): John Bradshaw Tours Offered: Jeep tours, horseback tours, Out of Africa tours, custom tours and wedding on the rocks

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Grand Canyon Jeep Tours & Safaris

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P.O. Box 1772, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 800-320-5337 · grandcanyonjeeptours.com Year Est: 1993 # Annual Tours WND Principal(s): Chris Kelly Tours Offered: Grand sunset tours, Indian painting tours and Grand Canyon safari and rim walk tour

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Queen Mine Tours

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478 Dart Rd., Bisbee, AZ 85603 866-432-2071 · queenminetour.com Year Est: 1976 # Annual Tours WND Principal(s): Richard C. Adkerson, CEO Tours Offered: Daily tours offering an authentic mining experience highlighting the rich history of the Queen Mine

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Maverick Helicopters

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G.C.N.A | Highway 64, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 888-261-4414 · maverickhelicopter.com Year Est: 1995 # Annual Tours WND Principal(s): John Buch Tours Offered: Helicopter experience departing from Grand Canyon west and South Rim, Grand Canyon excursions

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Red Rock Western Jeep Tours

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301 N. State Route 89A, No. 6 Sacajawea Plaza, Sedona, AZ 86336 928-282-6667 · redrockjeep.com Year Est: 2006 # Annual Tours WND Principal(s): Paul A. Smith Tours Offered: Soldier Pass Trails, Old Bear Wallow, Canyons & Cowboys, Original Vortex Tour, Lasso-A-Pair Tour, Red Rock Panoramic

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Grand Canyon National Park - N. Hwy 64, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 888-635-7272 · papillon.com Year Est: 1965 # Annual Tours More than 600,000 passengers each year Principal(s): Geoff Edlund Tours Offered: Grand celebration tour, South Rim airplane tour, North Canyon tour, Imperial with Eco Star, scenic canyon river adventure

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Taliesin West

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12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-860-2700 · franklloydwright.org/taliesin-west Year Est: 1937 Yearly Attendance: 100,000+ Principal(s): Stuart Graff Special Events: Tours offered daily

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ISM Raceway

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(formerly Phoenix International Raceway) 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ 85323 623-463-5400 · ismraceway.com Year Est: 1964 Yearly Attendance: 225,000 Principal(s): Bryan Sperber Special Events: WND

Castles N’ Coasters

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9445 N. Metro Pkwy. E., Phoenix, AZ 85051 602-997-7575 · castlesncoasters.com Year Est: 1977 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): Darsey Grantham, GM Special Events: Flashbsck Friday, Weekday Replay, GOGO Mini Golf for AAA members

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Desert Botanical Garden

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1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-941-1225 · dbg.org Year Est: 1939 Yearly Attendance: 633,041 Principal(s): Ken Schutz, executive director Special Events: Conservation Celebration, Music in the Garden, Flowers & Form, Butterfly Exhibit, family programs and spring plant sale

9500 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 480-240-2402 · topgolf.com Year Est: 2005 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): Erik Anderson Special Events: Birthdays, first timers, old pros, fundraisers

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Golf N’ Stuff

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6503 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, AZ 85715 520-296-2366 · golfnstuff.com Year Est: 1975 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): George Brimhall, CEO Special Events: Daily golf and attractions with hosting opportunities for group events, birthday parties and company picnics

K1 Speed

2425 S. 21st St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-275-5278 · k1speed.com Year Est: 2011 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): David Danglard, CEO Special Events: Racing leagues, corporate events and group parties

10 Octane Raceway last year

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300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 800-582-7245 · verdecanyonrr.com Year Est: 1990 Yearly Attendance: 90,000 Principal(s): WND

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Topgolf

16001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-998-2800 · crackerjax.com Year Est: 1993 Yearly Attendance: As many as 600 visitors per day Principal(s): WND Special Events: Daily golf and park attractions, birthday and group event hosting

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Verde Canyon Railroad. Company Provided Image

9119 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-302-RACE (7223) · octaneraceway.com Year Est: 2003 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): Scott Sanders Special Events: Kurt Warner First Things First charity event, Phoenix Suns VIP Party, high school graduation parties

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erde Canyon Railroad is Arizona’s longest-running nature show. Located in the Red Rock country near Sedona, this four-hour rail trip takes passengers on a 20-mile journey through exciting geology swathed in railroad history. The train’s handsome FP7 locomotives provide the muscle pulling restored vintage passenger cars through the picturesque Verde Canyon — only accessible by rail. History comes alive above, below and around every bend. A 680-foot manmade tunnel, trestles and bridges, eagles and other wildlife excite passengers on a daily basis. Four types of accommodations make up the Verde Canyon Railroad – a private caboose, locomotive ride-along, first-class and coach-class. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Verde Canyon Railroad provides every customer a rail experience they can’t get anywhere else. For the price of one ticket, every passenger has two seats to enjoy – one inside with easy access to another on an open-air viewing car.” SURPRISING FACT: “Every year, our international visitors become more expansive and diverse. It’s amazing the number of countries converging on our very small town of Clarkdale in order to ride our train.”

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16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-421-6694 · barrett-jackson.com Year Est: 1971 Yearly Attendance: More than 500,000 Principal(s): Craig Jackson Event Specialty: Collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events

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Arizona Renaissance Festival

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12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 520-463-2600 · renfestinfo.com Year Est: 1988 Yearly Attendance: 278,000 Principal(s): WND Event Specialty: 30-acre circus, arts and crafts fair, jousting and a feast all rolled into one nonstop, day-long, family adventure

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Tempe Festival of the Arts

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310 S. Mill Ave., #A-201, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-355-6060 · tempefestivalofthearts.com Year Est: 1968 Yearly Attendance: 225,000 Principal(s): Kate Borders Event Specialty: Fine art, music, food and drinks come together for one of the most prestigious art festivals in the Desert Southwest

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Arabian Horse Show

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From left: Denise Colter, president; Judi Combs, CEO and founder; and Haley Austin, executive director. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

THUNDERBIRD ARTISTS FESTIVALS

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Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-837-5637 · thunderbirdartists.com Year Est: 1981 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): Denise Colter, president; Judi Combs, CEO and founder; Haley Austin, executive director

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hunderbird Artists is the leading producer of awardwinning fine art and wine festivals in Arizona. Its mission is to promote fine arts and fine crafts, while supporting the artists, merchants and surrounding communities. Each festival is strictly juried and includes unparalleled wine tasting and live musical entertainment, thus creating an ambiance like no other. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Since each of our events are juried separately, we are able to create a different ambiance for each event; allowing us the opportunity for popular art trends to be featured in the city or town where a specific style is favored.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We have added a new venue this season and are excited to extend Thunderbird Artists’ reach to the East Valley. We are always striving to reach more artists and patrons alike and hope this season to increase our client base of art lovers.” SURPRISING FACT: “We are a small family run business, consisting of only three full-time employees. When more staff is needed, we generally utilize family and friends before outside resources. We find that working with passionate people who truly care and will go the extra mile makes all the difference for our business.”

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Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

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16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-515-1500 · scottsdaleshow.com Year Est: 1955 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): Taryl O’Shea Event Specialty: Benefits these charities: Arabian Horsemans Distress Fund, ASU Western Equestrian Team, SCC Equine Sciences Scholarships

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Arizona Restaurant Week

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3333 E. Camelback Rd., #285, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-307-9134 · arizonarestaurantweek.com Year Est: 2007 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): WND Event Specialty: Twice annually at the most edible times of the year, Arizona Restaurant Week sends diners on a 10-day dining adventure

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Russo & Steele

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7722 E. Gray Rd., #C, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 602-252-2697 · russoandsteele.com Year Est: 2001 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): Drew Alcazar Event Specialty: Collector automobile auctions, specializing in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs

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Arizona Exposition & State Fair

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1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-252-6771 · azstatefair.com Year Est: 1884 Yearly Attendance: 1,100,000 Principal(s): Wanell Costello Event Specialty: Largest annual community event; rental events throughout the year, including Maricopa County Fair, National Livestock Show

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Scottsdale Fashion Week

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7819 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85382 480-284-6033 · scottsdalefashionweek.com Year Est: 2008 Yearly Attendance: 2.5K Principal(s): Jamie LeVine, Steve LeVine Event Specialty: Fashion event featuring shows by top luxury brands; brings together designers, buyers, media, stylists, celebrities, VIPs

10 North Pole Experience last year

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2515 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86004 480-779-9679 · northpoleexperience.com Year Est: 2009 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): Scott Pace Event Specialty: Take a sneak peek inside Santa’s workshop

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16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 623-935-9453 · wildlifeworld.com Year Est: 1984 Yearly Attendance: 500,000 Principal(s): Mickey Ollson Special Events: Home to Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals; new safari park and new adventure land area with four new rides

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OdySea Aquarium

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9500 E. Via De Ventura, #A-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 480-291-8000 · odyseaaquarium.com Year Est: 2016 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): Knishinsky, PhD, CEO Special Events: Kids Fest (March 10-25), Mermaid Magic (May 25-28), Shark Month (July 2018), Mermaid Magic (November 23-25)

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Out of Africa Wildlife Park

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3505 W. State Route 260, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 928-567-2840 · outofafricapark.com Year Est: 1988 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): WND Special Events: Wildlife photography workshops, annual summer campout and senior discounts on Thursdays

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Bearizona Wildlife Park

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Norberto J. (Bert) Castro, president and CEO of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

ARIZONA CENTER FOR NATURE CONSERVATION/ PHOENIX ZOO

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455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-286-3800 · phoenixzoo.org Year Est: 1962 Yearly Attendance: 1.3 million Principal(s): Norberto J. (Bert) Castro, president and CEO

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ith amazing exhibits and experiences like nowhere else in the state, the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo opens a world of wonder and discovery every time you visit. The Zoo features more than 3,000 animals, with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened or endangered species. Some of the Zoo’s famous inhabitants include African lions, a Southern white rhinoceros, Mexican grey wolves, Komodo dragons and not to be forgotten, the Valley’s most adorable resident: Fernando, a Linne’s two-toed sloth. Nestled in the heart of Papago Park, the Zoo is enjoyed by more than 1.3 million guests each year. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “2017 felt like a year of renewal at the ACNC/Phoenix Zoo. Exciting and exotic new animals arrived, several major construction projects were completed, our guests ventured deep into the land of the lost as they explored Dinosaurs in the Desert and we were able to share our world-renowned conservation efforts to our ever-expanding audience through numerous media channels. We are invigorated by our progress, and feel as if we are truly entering a new phase of growth driven by our desire to inspire and motivate people to care for the natural world.”

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Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

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1500 Historic Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046 928-635-2289 · bearizona.com Year Est: 2010 Yearly Attendance: 400,000 Principal(s): WND Special Events: Bearizona After Dark, Howly Growly Owly, Wild Wonderland

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Butterfly Wonderland

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9500 E. Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 480-800-3000 · butterflywonderland.com Year Est: 2009 Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): Amram Knishinsky, CEO Special Events: Butterfly Brushstrokes, Yoga in the Forest, Waking up with Butterflies, A Bug Fest

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Dolphinaris Arizona

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9500 E. Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 480-407-5154 · dolphinaris-arizona.com Year Est: 2016 Yearly Attendance: 100,000 Principal(s): Ventura Entertainment Special Events: Corporate team building, after hours events with presentations and tours, parties at Beach Club, Award dinners, receptions

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743 520-883-2702 · desertmuseum.org Year Est: 1952 Yearly Attendance: 400,000 Principal(s): Craig S. Ivanyi, executive director Special Events: The animal collection currently includes 230 native mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds

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Reid Park Zoo

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3400 Zoo Court, Tucson, AZ 85716 520-791-3204 · reidparkzoo.org Year Est: 1965 Yearly Attendance: More than 500,000 Principal(s): Jason Jacobs, zoo director Special Events: Reid Park Zoo is a vital “window to the world” for more than half a million children and adults each year

10 SEA LIFE Arizona last year

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5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., #145, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-478-7600 · visitsealife.com/arizona Year Est: WND Yearly Attendance: WND Principal(s): Joanna Hobday, general manager Special Events: Sea Life Arizona is a 26,000-square-foot interactive aquarium located at Arizona Mills in Tempe

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6736 E. Avalon Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-947-8844 · arizonataste.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 55 Principal(s): Candace Voorhees Notable Events: Heard Museum Moondance Gala for 18 consecutive years; Lincoln Foundation; Copperstate; Alice Cooper; Sandra Day O’Connor

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Arizona Catering Inc.

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1716 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 480-898-8848 · arizonacatering.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Mitch Katz Notable Events: iHeartRadio, ASU events, Shamrock, Bon Jovi VIP, L.A. Lakers, Evening on the Diamond, Latin Grammys, Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

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Jennifer’s Catering

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3603 E. Indian School Rd., #A, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-579-5327 · jenniferscatering.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Jennifer Russo Notable Events: Hospice of Arizona, Lear Jet, Saks 5th Avenue, PayPal, Prudential, John Brooks, Louis Vuitton, J.W. Harris

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Creations in Cuisine Catering

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Pat Christofolo, Chef Becky McIntyre and the Santa Barbara Catering team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

SANTA BARBARA CATERING 1

1090 W. 5th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-921-3150 · santabarbaracatering.com Year Est: 1992 AZ Staff: 150 Principal(s): Pat Christofolo

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t Santa Barbara Catering, its mission is to create unforgettable events by exceeding guests’ expectations with innovative cuisine, exceptional service and creative presentation. This is accomplished successfully by utilizing the freshest, seasonal and local ingredients for its menus. Santa Barbara Catering consistently emphasizes quality above convenience in service and food preparation. The team generates positive energy and respect with clients and employees. The company exhibits an enthusiasm to customize its services to clients’ needs. Santa Barbara Catering increases efforts to be community-minded and environmentally aware, while maintaining a fundamentally sound business dedicated to growth and financial stability. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “A trend that we are starting to see is a daytime wedding and event scene. People are loving the thought of breakfast foods for any time of day paired with mimosa bars, custom toast stations and garden colors. This trend impacts business in a good way as it gives more options for timing of events. We can do up to four events in one weekend at one venue by booking morning events alongside evening events.”

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Arizona Taste Catering & Event Planning

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1825 W. Crest Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-485-9924 · creationsincuisinecatering.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Anthony C. Rea, Frank Vara Notable Events: San Francisco Giants, HARP Foundation, Habitat For Humanity, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Association

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Personal Touch Catering

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3301 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602.840.6367 · personaltouchcateringinc.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 16 Principal(s): Lou Bauman Notable Events: Mesa Convention Center, SRP, Diocesan Center, Xavier High School

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The Herb Box Catering + Events

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7051 E. 5th Ave., #W, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-998-8355 · theherbbox.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 165 Principal(s): Michael Mazzocco, Susan Wilcox Notable Events: Weddings, LA Dodgers, Thunderbirds’ Family Pavilion, Ralph Lauren, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation dinner, Basis fundraisers

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Atlasta Catering and Event Concepts

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10021 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-242-8185 · atlastacatering.com Year Est: 1974 AZ Staff: 145 Principal(s): Steve Short, president and CEO Notable Events: ASU, Mesa Center for the Arts, Desert Botanical Garden, SoHo63, Phoenix Zoo, College Avenue Commons, Heard Museum

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Fabulous Food

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120 S. 26th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-267-1818 · fabulousfood.net Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 50+ Principal(s): Chantal Hause, Skip Hause Notable Events: Lunch for first lady Laura Bush on Flathead Lake in Montana; Dinner for Desert Gala 2011, 2014 and 2016; Rendez Zoo 2015

10 Sierra Bonita Catering last year

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6933 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-573-2367 · sierrabonitacateringcompany.com Year Est: 7 AZ Staff: 23 Principal(s): WND Notable Events: WND

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2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85035 602-254-7200 · livenation.com Year Est: 1990 Seats: 20,000 Principal(s): Live Nation Amenities: Accommodates 20,000 guests with 8,000 reserve seats under a pavilion roof; 12,000 outdoor hillside seats

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Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

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5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226 800-WIN-GILA (946-4452) · wingilariver.com Year Est: 2009 Seats: 1,400 Principal(s): WND Amenities: Ovations LIVE! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino seats 1,400 and features live music and comedy events

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Crescent Ballroom

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308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-716-2222 · crescentphx.com Year Est: 2011 Seats: 540 Principal(s): Charlie Levy Amenities: Lounge, full bar service, free live music every day, Cocina 10 operated by Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco

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Mesa Arts Center

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Sarah Weber , bar mgr.; Debbisue Struchen, dir. of housekeeping; Alycia Klein, GM; Esther Villalobos, box office mgr.; Kelly McDonald, marketing dir. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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One E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85211 480-644-6500 · mesaartscenter.com Year Est: 1985 Seats: 1,600/550/200/99 Principal(s): Cindy Ornstein, executive director Amenities: Unique, architecturally stunning facility with four theaters, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum and 14 art studios

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MIM Music Theater

440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-267-1600 · celebritytheatre.com Year Est: 1963 Seats: 2,650 Principal(s): Alycia Klein, Kelly McDonald

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or more than 50 years, Celebrity Theatre has provided patrons with the ultimate in entertainment viewing, featuring a rare revolving stage and no seat further than 70 feet away. Audiences and entertainers alike love the intimate atmosphere of this 2,650-seat theater in the round. Some of the greatest performers have taken its circular stage, including Willie Nelson, George Carlin, Billy Joel, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, and Sammy Davis Jr., just to name a few. Asa 2017 Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee, Celebrity Theatre is well into its sixth decade of existence with no signs of slowing down.

CONCERT VENUES

Ak-Chin Pavilion

IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “As with recent years, social media continues to become increasingly important for the live entertainment industry. With the ever-growing changes to social media platforms, keeping fans and followers engaged with informative and interactive content can be challenging.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “In 2018, we hope to continue our historic designation status and further preserve this historic Phoenix property for many generations to come.” SURPRISING FACT: “Each year we donate more than $200K worth of tickets so active military, veterans and their families can enjoy a night out.”

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4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050 480-478-6000 · mim.org Year Est: 2010 Seats: 300 Principal(s): April Salomon, executive director; Lowell Pickett, artistic director Amenities: MIM Music Theater offers more than 200 concerts each year

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Comerica Theatre

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400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-379-2800 · comericatheatre.com Year Est: 2002 Seats: Up to 5,000 Principal(s): Live Nation Entertainment Amenities: Downtown Phoenix’s premiere concert venue and corporate events/party facility for groups and fans from 10 to 5,000

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Chandler Center for the Arts

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250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-782-2680 · chandlercenter.org Year Est: 1989 Seats: 1,500 Principal(s): WND Amenities: Sells assorted candy, popcorn, beverages (beer and wine at select events); specialty items are sold at cultural events as well

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Talking Stick Resort Showroom

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9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 480-850-7777 · talkingstickresort.com Year Est: 2010 Seats: 650 Principal(s): WND Amenities: Talking Stick Resort, Arizona’s top entertainment destination

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203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-262-6225 · phoenixconventioncenter.com Year Est: 1929 Seats: 1,364 Principal(s): John Chan Amenities: Historic 1929 theater, renovated, state-of-the art, intimate with orchestra and balcony levels, light refreshments and bar

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MUSEUMS (Listed alphabetically)

ADOBE MOUNTAIN RAILROAD MUSEUM & DESERT RAILROAD 22822 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, AZ • 623-670-1904 maricopalivestreamers.com AK-CHIN-HIM-DAK Eco-Museum 47685 N. Eco-Museum Rd. Maricopa, AZ • 520-568-1350 ak-chin.nsn.us ARBORETUM AT FLAGSTAFF 4001 S. Woody Mountain Rd. Flagstaff, AZ • 928-774-1442 thearb.org ARIZONA LATINO ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER 147 E. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-254-9817 alacaz.org ARIZONA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 53 N. MacDonald St. Mesa, AZ • 480-644-2230 azmnh.org ARIZONA RAILWAY MUSEUM 330 E. Ryan Rd. Chandler, AZ • 480-821-1108 azrymuseum.org ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-716-2000 azscience.org ARIZONA SONORA DESERT MUSEUM 2021 N. Kinney Rd. Tucson, AZ • 520-883-1380 desertmuseum.org ARIZONA STATE CAPITOL MUSEUM 1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-926-3620 azlibrary.gov/azcm.gov ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM 1013 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ • 520-621-6302 statemuseum.arizona.edu ASARCO MINERAL Discovery Center 1421 W. Pima Mine Rd. Sahuarita, AZ • 520-625-7513 mineraldiscovery.com ASU ART MUSEUM 51 E. 10th St. Tempe, AZ • 480-965-2787 asuartmuseum.asu.edu

BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM 37615 U.S. Hwy. 60 Superior, AZ • 520-689-2723 azstateparks.com/Parks/BOTH

GILA COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 1330 N. Broad St. Globe, AZ • 928-425-7385 gilahistorical.com

NAVAJO NATION MUSEUM Hwy. 264 & Loop Rd. Window Rock, AZ • 928-871-7941 navajonationmuseum.org

CASA GRANDE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 110 W. Florence Blvd. Casa Grande, AZ • 520-836-2223 tmocg.org

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK MUSEUM COLLECTION 2C Albright Ave. Grand Canyon, AZ • 928-638-7769 nps.gov/grca/historyculture/muscol.htm

PHIPPEN MUSEUM 4701 Hwy 89 North Prescott, AZ • 928-778-1385 phippenartmuseum.org

CAVE CREEK MUSEUM 6140 Skyline Dr. Cave Creek, AZ •480-488-2764 cavecreekmuseum.org

HALL OF FLAME, FIRE MUSEUM 6101 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-275-3473 hallofflame.org

CHALLENGER SPACE CENTER 21170 N. 83rd Ave. Peoria, AZ • 623-322-2001 azchallenger.org

HEARD MUSEUM 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ • 602-252-8840 heard.org

CHANDLER MUSEUM 300 S. Chandler Village Dr. Chandler, AZ • 480-782-2717 chandleraz.gov

HOPI CULTURAL CENTER MUSEUM Arizona 264, PO Box 67 Second Mesa, AZ • 928-734-2401 hopiculturalcenter.com

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM TUCSON 200 S. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ • 520-792-9985 childrensmuseumtucson.org

HOUSE OF BROADCASTING 7150 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ • 602-994-1997 houseofbroadcasting.com

PINAL COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 715 S. Main St. Florence, AZ • 520-868-4382 pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org

CHIRICAHUA REGIONAL MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER 127 E. Maley St. Willcox, AZ • 520-384-3971 explorecochise.com/ChiricahuaRegional-Museum-and-Research-Center

I.D.E.A. MUSEUM 150 W. Pepper Place Mesa, AZ • 480-644-2468 ideamuseum.org

PINE-STRAWBERRY MUSEUM 3886 Arizona 87 Pine, AZ • 928-476-3547 pinestrawhs.org

INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE MUSEUM 4800 W. Gates Pass Blvd. Tucson, AZ • 520-629-0100 thewildlifemuseum.org

PUEBLO GRANDE MUSEUM AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK 4619 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-495-0901 pueblogrande.org

CLEMENCEAU HERITAGE MUSEUM 1 N. Willard St. Cottonwood, AZ • 928-634-2868 clemenceaumuseum.org COLORADO RIVER MUSEUM 2251 Hwy 68 Bullhead City, AZ • 928-754-3399 visitlaughlin.com DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ • 480-941-1225 dbg.org DESERT CABALLEROS WESTERN MUSEUM 21 N. Frontier St. Wickenburg, AZ • 928-684-2272 westernmuseum.org FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER & PLANETARIUM 1601 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ • 520-621-4516 flandrau.org

BESH BA GOWAH 1324 S. Jesse Hayes Rd. Globe, AZ • 928-425-0320 globeaz.gov/visitors/besh-ba-gowah

FORT BOWIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 3500 Apache Pass Rd. Bowie, AZ • 520-847-2500 nps.gov/fobo

BISBEE MINING & Historical Museum 5 Copper Queen Plaza Bisbee, AZ • 520-432-7071 bisbeemuseum.org

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER 415 E. Grant St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-254-7516 gwcmccaz.org

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JEROME MINE MUSEUM 407 Clark Street Jerome, AZ • 928-634-5477 jeromehistoricalsociety.com JOHN WESLEY POWELL MUSEUM 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, AZ • 928-645-9496 powellmuseum.org MESA HISTORICAL MUSEUM (DOWNTOWN CAMPUS) 51 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ • 480-835-2286 mesamuseum.org MESA HISTORICAL MUSEUM (LEHI CAMPUS) 2345 N. Horne St. Mesa, AZ • 480-835-7358 valleyhistoricinc.com MUSEUM AT PAPAGO PARK 1300 N. College Ave. Tempe, AZ • 480-929-0292 arizonahistoricalsociety.org MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd. Flagstaff, AZ • 928-774-5213 musnaz.org MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ • 480-478-6000 mim.org

PHOENIX AIRPORT MUSEUM 3800 E. Sky Harbor Blvd. Phoenix, AZ • 602-273-2744 skyharbor.com/museum PHOENIX ART MUSEUM 1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ • 602-257-1222 phxart.org PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM 6000 E. Valencia Rd. Tucson, AZ • 520-574-0462 pimaair.org

SCOTTSDALE HISTORICAL MUSEUM 7333 E. Scottsdale Mall Scottsdale, AZ • 480-945-4499 scottsdalemuseum.com SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 7374 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ • 480-874-4666 smoca.org SCOTTSDALE’S MUSEUM OF THE WEST 3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ • 480-686-9539 scottsdalemuseumwest.org SMOKI MUSEUM: AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE 147 N. Arizona Ave. Prescott, AZ • 928-445-1230 smokimuseum.org TEMPE HISTORY MUSEUM 809 E. Southern Ave. Tempe, AZ • 480-350-5100 tempe.gov/museum WEST VALLEY ART MUSEUM 8401 W. Monroe St. Peoria, AZ • 623-972-0635 wvam.org

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PERFORMING ARTS (Listed alphabetically)

ARIZONA OPERA 1636 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ • 602-266-7464 azopera.com

COMERICA THEATRE 400 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-379-2800 comericatheatre.com

ORPHEUM THEATRE 203 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-262-6225 orpheum-theater.com

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANYPHOENIX 455 N. 3rd St., #350 Phoenix, AZ • 602-256-6995 arizonatheatre.org

DESERT FOOTHILLS THEATRE 34250 N. 60th St. Scottsdale, AZ • 480-488-1981 dftheater.org

PHOENIX THEATRE 100 E. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ • 602-254-2151 phoenixtheatre.com

DESERT STAGES THEATRE 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ • 480-483-1664 desertstages.org

SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 7380 E. Second St. Scottsdale, AZ • 480-499-TKTS (8587) scottsdaleperformingarts.org

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANYTUCSON 330 S. Scott Ave. Tucson, AZ • 520-622-2823 arizonatheatre.org ASU DANCE DEPARTMENT PO Box 870304 Tempe, AZ • 480-965-5029 dance.asu.edu ASU GAMMAGE 1200 S. Forest Ave. Tempe, AZ • 480-965-3434 asugammage.com AZ DANCE GROUP 14338 E. Desert Vista Trail Scottsdale, AZ • 480-215-1916 azdance.org BALLET ARIZONA 2835 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-381-0184 balletaz.org BLACK THEATRE TROUPE 1333 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-258-8128 blacktheatretroupe.org CHANDLER CENTER for the Arts 250 N. Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ • 480-782-2680 chandlercenter.org

GILA RIVER ARENA 9400 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ • 623-772-3200 gilariverarena.com GREASEPAINT YOUTHEATRE 7020 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ • 480-949-7529 greasepaint.org HERBERGER THEATER CENTER 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-254-7399 herbergertheater.org MESA AMPHITHEATER 263 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ • 480-644-2560 mesaamp.com MESA ARTS CENTER 1 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ • 480-644-6500 mesaartscenter.com MESA ENCORE THEATRE PO Box 1146 Mesa, AZ • 480-834-9500 mesaencoretheatre.com

SOUTHWEST SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 1 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ • 480-644-6500 swshakespeare.org SYMPHONY HALL One N. First St., #200 Phoenix, AZ • 602-495-1999 phoenixsymphony.org THEATER LEAGUE 203 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-952-2881 theaterleague.com/phoenix THEATER WORKS 8355 W. Peoria Ave. Peoria, AZ • 623-815-7930 theaterworks.org THEATRE ARTISTS STUDIO 4848 E. Cactus Rd., #406 Scottsdale, AZ • 602-765-0120 thestudiophx.org VALLEY YOUTH THEATRE 525 N. First St. Phoenix, AZ • 602-253-8188 vyt.com


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4455 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-429-8020 · zinburgeraz.com Year Est: 2007 # of Locations: 5 Principal(s): Daniel Geweke, GM; Zachary Harpold, executive chef; Zachary Burns, restaurant manager Most Popular Burgers: WND

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Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

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4222 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-941-0101 corp. · coldbeers.com Year Est: WND # of Locations: 8 in Arizona Principal(s): S. Barrett Rinzler, president and CEO Most Popular Burgers: All American, Pittsburger, Bacon PB&J, Ring of Fire

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Rehab Burger Therapy

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7210 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-621-5358 · rehabburgertherapy.com Year Est: 2012 # of Locations: 2 Principal(s): Wiley Arnett, Ken Likewise, Denise Nelson Most Popular Burgers: PBJ & Bacon, Spicy Mac-N-Cheese, Chili Cheeseburger and 15 other specialty burgers

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The District All American Burger Bar

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From left: Russell LaCasce, executive chef; and Livia Satori, restaurant general manager. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

ZUZU AT HOTEL VALLEY HO

6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-421-7997 · hotelvalleyho.com/zuzu Year Est: 2005 # of Locations: 1 Principal(s): Westroc Hotels and Resorts

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he table is set at ZuZu for an unforgettable meal. Celebrated Chef Russell LaCasce plates up inventive American fare in the kitchen and the best burgers in town. Chef Audrey Enriquez crafts one-ofa-kind desserts like the Showstopper Shake, and ZuZu shakes things up with crafty cocktails that will entice any palate. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner; you’ll always find fun flavors to satisfy even the most insatiable appetite. And don’t forget ZuZu’s weekend brunches and evening entertainment series.

OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We are launching new and unique promotional programs to join our monthly Monday Night Chef Table series. We will host events surrounding upscale beer and wine pairings and we will even have some of our culinary team talent featured on some national television shows.” SURPRISING FACT: “The management company that oversees Hotel Valley Ho, Westroc Hotels and Resorts, currently manages Hotel Valley Ho, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Mountain Shadows Resort, and the soon to open Castle Hot Springs, making it the largest collection of truly independent hotels/resorts in Arizona.”

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Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

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7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-664-0356 · districtbaraz.com Year Est: 2014 # of Locations: 1 Principal(s): WND Most Popular Burgers: WND

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Houston’s

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6113 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-922-7775 · houstons.com Year Est: 1977 # of Locations: 1 in Arizona Principal(s): Hillstone Restaurant Group Most Popular Burgers: Cheeseburger, House-Made Veggie Burger, Hickory Burger

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Grassroots Kitchen & Tap

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2119 E. Camelback Rd., #A21, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-368-8766 · grassrootsaz.com Year Est: WND # of Locations: 2 Principal(s): Christopher Collins, chef and owner Most Popular Burgers: Angus Burger

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Delux Burger

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3146 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-522-2288 · deluxburger.com Year Est: WND # of Locations: 1 Principal(s): Lenny Rosenberg, owner Most Popular Burgers: Delux Burger, Delux Turkey Burger, Classic Burger

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Smashburger

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1949 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-279-0757 · smashburger.com Year Est: 2007 # of Locations: 19 Principal(s): Rick Schaden Most Popular Burgers: BBQ Bacon & Cheddar, Bacon Cheeseburger, Buffalo & Blue Cheese, Spicy Jalapeno Baja

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11055 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-348-2337 · hopdoddy.com Year Est: 2010 # of Locations: 12 Principal(s): Larry Foles, Chuck Smith, Larry Perdido, Guy Villavaso Most Popular Burgers: El Diablo, Magic Shroom, Buffalo Bill, Ahi Tuna Burger, La Bandita, Goodnight/Good Cause

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RANKING ARIZONA #1 TOP BURGER RESTAURANT Come taste award-winning burgers for yourself at ZuZu: A Neighborhood Eatery. Using primo ingredients and inventive flavor combos, chef Russell LaCasce has created a sweet collection of savory perfection. Be sure to pair your pick with a specialty craft cocktail or your favorite beer + wine.

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2502 E. Camelback Rd., #102, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-522-2344 · christophersaz.com Year Est: 1998 Exec Chef: Christopher Gross Principal(s): Christopher Gross, Paola Embry Signature Dishes: Truffle-infused filet as seen on PBS’s “Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs”

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L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek

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301 L’Auberge Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336 928-282-1661 · lauberge.com Year Est: 1984 Exec Chef: Jimmy Day Principal(s): Greg Hanss Signature Dishes: Pork Belly, Gougers, Compressed Pineapple, Arizona Pine Smoked Venison, Peas, Pine Glazed Maitake, Goats’ Milk Cheese

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Chez Vous

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8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., #228, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-443-2575 · chezvous.restaurant Year Est: 2009 Exec Chef: Frederic Capdegelle Principal(s): Frederic and Sophie Capdegelle Signature Dishes: Sweet and savory crepes, quiche, omelets, salads and sandwiches

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Vogue Bistro

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From left: Terry Ellisor, owner; Randy Berger, floor manager; Cat Frankel, general manager; and Glenn Belfield, assistant manager. ©2018 Mike Mertes

ZINC BISTRO

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15034 N. Scottsdale Rd., #140, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-603-0922 · zincbistroaz.com Year Est: 2001 Exec Chef: Matt Carter Principal(s): Terry Ellisor, Matt Carter

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inc Bistro is a New York-style Parisian bistro restaurant designed with contemporary sensibilities, yet retaining the nostalgic ambiance of an authentic Parisian bistro. Round marble bistro tables and wicker chairs spill out onto the sidewalk, offering a kind of people watching one might indulge in, along Boulevard Saint-Germain. Zinc Bistro also offers a romantic garden patio secluded deep in the restaurant, lit by candles during the evening, creating an unforgettable ambiance, or a relaxing atmosphere near our fountain in the afternoon. Come in and indulge in fresh oysters brought in daily and featured at the end of the 25-foot Zinc bar. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “At the helm of the kitchen, Chef Matt Carter brings his vast experience with French cuisine and enriches it with a modern twist. With different menus for lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy a vibrant patio lunch experience or dine in for an unforgettable bistro-inspired meal.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Zinc Bistro has recently had our largest menu change in 16 years. After careful thought and many late nights, Chef Matt Carter has created an exciting new dinner menu that brings us back to our Bistro Roots. One taste of Moules Marinieres or Crispy Confit duck says it all.”

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Christopher’s & Crush Lounge

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15411 W. Waddell Rd., #108, Surprise, AZ 85379 623-544-9109 · voguebistro.com Year Est: 2007 Exec Chef: Aurore de Beauduy Principal(s): Independently owned Signature Dishes: Escargot, Foie Gras, House Smoked Salmon, Beet Salad, Quiche, Steak Vogue, Duck Confit, Rabbit Civete, Vogue Burger

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Merci

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7620 E. Indian School Rd., #103, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-947-2777 · mercifrenchcafeandpatisserie.com Year Est: 2007 Exec Chef: Duc Liao Principal(s): Duc and Noelle Liao Signature Dishes: Several quiches and pastries

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Le Sans Souci French Restaurant

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7030 E. Bella Vista Dr., Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-488-2856 · lesanssoucirestaurant.com Year Est: 1958 Exec Chef: Jose Rivera Principal(s): Jose Rivera Signature Dishes: Escargot a la Bourguignonne, Dover Sole, Caesar Salad, Steak Diane, Rack Of Lamb, Grand Marnier Soufflé, Chateaubriand

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Amuse Bouche

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17058 W. Bell Rd., #104, Surprise, AZ 85374 623-322-8881 · amusebouche.biz Year Est: 2008 Exec Chef: Kierstin and Snir Mor Principal(s): Kierstin and Snir Mor Signature Dishes: Selections are seasonal

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Le Rendez-Vous Bistro & Restaurant

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3844 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716 520-323-7373 · rendezvoustucson.com Year Est: 1981 Exec Chef: Gordon Berger Principal(s): Gordon Berger Signature Dishes: Roasted duck, beef Wellington, cabrilla grenobloise, escargots Au Chablis, duck pâté, frog legs

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7133 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-946-3111 · cowboyciao.com Year Est: 1997 Exec Chef: Lester Gonzalez, pastry; Country Velador Principal(s): Peter Kasperski Signature Dishes: The Stetson chopped salad, exotic mushroom pan-fry

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Sumo Maya

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6560 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-397-9520 · sumomaya.com Year Est: 2013 Exec Chef: Roberto Madrid Principal(s): German Osio, owner Signature Dishes: Miso Chiean Sea Bass

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Citizen Public House

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7111 E. 5th Ave., #E, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-398-4208 · citizenpublichouse.com Year Est: 2010 Exec Chef: Bernie Kantack Principal(s): Andrew Fritz, Bernie Kantack Signature Dishes: Chopped salad, pan-seared scallops

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Virtu

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10315 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-905-1308 · razzsrestaurant.com Year Est: 1995 Exec Chef: Razz Kamnitzer Principal(s): Razz Kamnitzer, Bobbi Jo Haynes-Kamnitzer

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ith his engaging smile, rich, exotic voice and culinary wizardry, Chef Razz Kamnitzer is the charismatic soul of this hip restaurant. Razz’s is small and sleek. A gallery of contemporary art and a bustling, open kitchen transports diners to the energetic experience of big-city dining. The cuisine is based on the refined French technique Razz employs as a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. The chef is a native of Venezuela, with a heritage spanning Europe. Razz offers international classics, bouillabaisse, osso bucco, escargot bourguignonne, as well as inspired contemporary creations such as macadamia nut-encrusted mahi mahi served with a tropical fruit relish and a garlic sauce. Dine at the island kitchen with a host of regular guests and chat with Razz as he and his team flambé, sauté and slice it up. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Social Media. I don’t really know whether to say it’s a trend or an issue. The electricity that social media ignites is exciting. It’s infringement on the experience of dining can feel daunting at times. In fine dining, we used to frown at cell phones out in the restaurant. Now, cell phones are regularly out and conversations at those tables have gone silent. Do you have to follow your dining partner on Snapchat to converse over dinner? ”

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Cowboy Ciao

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3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-946-3477 · virtuscottsdale.com Year Est: 2013 Exec Chef: Gio Osso Principal(s): Gio Osso Signature Dishes: Chef Osso refers to the food – and the vibe – of Virtu as a “beautifully composed symphony of sights, scents and tastes”

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FEZ Restaurant & Bar

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105 W. Portland St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-287-8700 · fezoncentral.com Year Est: 2005 Exec Chef: WND Principal(s): Mark Howard, Mark Dillon, Tom Jetland Signature Dishes: Contemporary American food with a Mediterranean influence; award-winning cuisine and signature cocktails

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Crudo

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3603 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-358-8666 · crudoaz.com Year Est: 2009 Exec Chef: Cullen Campbell Principal(s): Cullen Campbell, Micah Olson Signature Dishes: Risotto squid ink; butterfish crudo with oven dried tomatos, lardo, and arugala; pork belly with tomato agrodolce

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Vincent on Camelback

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3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-224-0225 · vincentsoncamelback.com Year Est: 1986 Exec Chef: Vincent Guerithault Principal(s): Vincent Guerithault Signature Dishes: Smoked salmon quesadilla, duck tamale, lobster chimichanga, blue-corn crusted veal sweetbreads with red wine thyme sauce

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Joe’s Midnight Run

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6101 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 480-459-4467 · joesmidnightrun.com Year Est: 2016 Exec Chef: Michael Goldsmith Principal(s): Bob Mayo Signature Dishes: Notorius B.I.G. Burger, Cantina Poutine, Grilled Pulpo “Octopus” Bone Marrow, Grilled Salmon

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114 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-968-1114 · houseoftricks.com Year Est: 1987 Exec Chef: Scott Umscheid Principal(s): Robin and Robert Trick Signature Dishes: Sumac Crusted Rack of Lamb on Apple-Cauliflower Puree with Amarena Cherry, Whiskey Sauce and Wilted Kale

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6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-624-1000 · kierlandresort.com Year Est: 2002 Exec Chef: Roberto Madrid Principal(s): Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Cuisine: Nuevo Latino cuisine featuring fresh ceviches, seafood and meats infused with Latin flavors

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elements Restaurant

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T. COOK’S AT ROYAL PALMS RESORT

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5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-808-0766 · tcooksphoenix.com Year Est: 1997 Exec Chef: Todd Allison Principal(s): Geoff Gray

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easonal, artful Mediterranean-inspired cooking by Executive Chef Todd Allison tucked inside Royal Palms Resort and Spa. T. Cook’s culinary philosophy of magnifying the purity of fresh, seasonal ingredients is a celebration of its treasured legacy. For nearly two decades, T. Cook’s has garnered both local and national acclaim. This time-honored tradition lives through the vision of the T. Cook’s culinary team. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “T. Cook’s takes pride in exceeding the restaurant’s long-standing reputation as one of the city’s most memorable dining experiences.”

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at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort

5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 866-547-8192 · elementsrestaurant.com Year Est: 2001 Exec Chef: Beau MacMillan Principal(s): Westroc Hospitality Cuisine: Array of farm-fresh American cuisine with Asian-accents, featuring innovative seasonal menus

Razz’s Restaurant and Catering

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10315 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-905-1308 · razzsrestaurant.com Year Est: 1995 Exec Chef: Razz Kamnitzer Principal(s): Razz Kamnitzer, Bobbi Jo Haynes-Kamnitzer Cuisine: International classics such as bouillabaisse, osso bucco and escargot bourguignonne; inspired contemporary creations

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Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar

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Daya Chandolia, assistant food and beverage director. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

deseo at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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by Richard Sandoval

17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-585-2694 · scottsdaleprincess.com/sip-savor#toro Year Est: 2014 Exec Chef: Forest Hamrick Principal(s): Miljan Vidovic, Toro restaurant manager Cuisine: Pan Latin cuisine with Asian and Latin influences, a suviche bar with sushi and ceviche, overlooking TPC’s 18th hole

Vincent on Camelback

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3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-224-0225 · vincentsoncamelback.com Year Est: 1986 Exec Chef: Vincent Guerithault Principal(s): Vincent Guerithault Cuisine: Classic French cooking with Southwestern ingredients create signature dishes like Duck Tamales and Lobster Chimichangas

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Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

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6300 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-609-8866 · fogo.com Year Est: 1979 Exec Chef: Joao Zanrosso, head gaucho chef Principal(s): WND Cuisine: Brazilian steakhouse

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Okra Cookhouse

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5813 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-296-4147 · okraaz.com Year Est: 2012 Exec Chef: Cullen Campbell Principal(s): Cullen Campbell, Micah Olson Cuisine: Southern style with an Italian twist

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Marigold Maison

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4720 E. Cactus Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85032 602-497-2243 · marigoldmaison.com Year Est: WND Exec Chef: WND Principal(s): JNK Concepts Cuisine: Marigold Maison is a fine Indian restaurant known for its authentic Indian food

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6208 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-367-8030 · ranchopinot.com Year Est: 1993 Exec Chef: Chrysa Robertson Principal(s): Chrysa Robertson Cuisine: Grilled scallops, grilled quail, grilled lamb chops, Nonni’s Sunday chicken, grilled flatiron steak

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2018 resolutions never tasted so good with Chef Todd Allison’s exciting cuisine on our seasonal menu featuring

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Signature restaurant at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa

5200 E Camelback Rd. Phoenix AZ, 85018 | 602.808.0766 | Tcooksphoenix.com


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4327 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-481-7614 · francosscottsdale.com Year Est: 2012 Exec Chef: Steve Martin Principal(s): Franco Fazzuoli, owner and general manager Signature Dishes: Chicken Paillard, Veal Chop with Mushrooms and Demi-Glace, Filet Mignon All’Arrabiata, Black Linguini, Frutti di Mare

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Marcellino Ristorante

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7114 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-990-9500 · marcellinoristorante.com Year Est: 2003 Exec Chef: Marcellino Verzino Principal(s): Chef Marcellino, Sima Verzino Signature Dishes: Tortelloni with filet mignon, porcini fettuccine with lobster, zuppa di pesce, fresh seafood/wild game daily

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Virtu

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3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-946-3477 · virtuscottsdale.com Year Est: 2013 Exec Chef: Gio Osso Principal(s): Gio Osso Signature Dishes: Chef Osso refers to the food – and the vibe – of Virtu as a “beautifully composed symphony of sights, scents and tastes”

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North Italia

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Tomaso Maggiore, executive chef and owner. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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3225 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-956-0836 · tomasos.com Year Est: 1977 Exec Chef: Tomaso Maggiore Principal(s): Tomaso Maggiore

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or more than 40 years, Tomaso’s has been a destination restaurant in the Central Camelback Corridor in Phoenix. As an Italian born and trained culinary expert, Chef Tomaso Maggiore’s mission has always been to address customs that are historically Italian, but have taken on their own identity in America by recognizing the centuries-old relationship that America has with Italy and the vibrant Italian-American culture here. His menu is passionately crafted and sparked by a commitment to Italian culinary excellence. Tomaso, through his frequent travels to Italy, has created a fresh approach to authentic Italian cuisine. He uses the finest ingredients, innovative recipes and the latest techniques to incorporate the true essence of Italy in every bite.

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Franco’s Italian Caffe

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4925 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-324-5600 · northitaliarestaurant.com Year Est: 2002 Exec Chef: Sara Garrant Principal(s): Fox Restaurant Concepts Signature Dishes: Short Rib Radiatori, Squid Ink Mafaldine with white shrimp and acqua pazza, Grilled Branzino with Cipollini onion

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Tratto

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4743 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-296-7761 · trattophx.com Year Est: 2016 Exec Chef: Chris Bianco Principal(s): Chris Bianco Signature Dishes: WND

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Fat Ox

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6316 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-307-6900 · ilovefatox.com Year Est: 2017 Exec Chef: Matt Carter Principal(s): Matt Carter Signature Dishes: 25 Layer Lasagna, Gigli, Green Tortellini

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Crudo

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3603 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-358-8666 · crudoaz.com Year Est: 2009 Exec Chef: Cullen Campbell Principal(s): Cullen Campbell, Micah Olson Signature Dishes: Risotto squid ink; butterfish crudo with oven dried tomatoes, lardo, and arugala; pork belly with tomato agrodolce

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Evo Scottsdale

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4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-265-9814 · evoscottsdale.com Year Est: 2013 Exec Chef: Steven Fowler Principal(s): Nick Newman Signature Dishes: Focaccia Rustica, Polpettine, squid ink pasta

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11675 N. 136th St., #107, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-314-0365 · casamiascottsdale.com Year Est: 2000 Exec Chef: Danilo Sodano Principal(s): WND Signature Dishes: Homemade pastas and traditional Italian preparations focusing on the region of Campania

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771 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336 928-203-0105 · elotecafe.com Year Est: 2007 Exec Chef: Jeff Smedstad Principal(s): Jeff Smedstad Signature Dishes: Elote, Lamb Adobo, Pork Cheeks with Cascabel Chile Sauce, Pepita Crusted Snapper, Don Julio Spiked Pecan Pie

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Joyride Taco House

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5202 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012 602 274 8226 · joyridetacohouse.com Year Est: 2001 Exec Chef: Monica Segnini Principal(s): Craig DeMarco, Lauren Bailey Signature Dishes: Signature tacos, burritos, tortas and Mexican-inspired salads sourced from fresh ingredients

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Barrio Queen

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7114 E. Stetson Dr., #105, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (2 locations) 480-656-4197 · barrioqueen.com Year Est: 2011 Exec Chef: Julio Mata Principal(s): WND Signature Dishes: Cochinita Pibil, Chiles en Nogada, Barrio Pollo Tacos, burritos and tortas

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The Mission

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From left: Forest Hamrick, executive chef; Katie Schnurr, tequila goddess; Carissa Secchiari, assistant general manager; and Dustin Martin, general manager. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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3815 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-636-5005 · themissionaz.com Year Est: 2008 Exec Chef: Matt Carter Principal(s): T. Ellisor, B. Raab, M. Carter Signature Dishes: Chef Carter’s tableside guacamole, Pibil, Pozole, PorkShoulder Tacos, Street Corn, Cucumber-Jalepeno Margaritas

LA HACIENDA

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Sol Cocina

AT THE FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS

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7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-585-4848 · scottsdaleprincess.com/dining/la-hacienda Year Est: 1987 Exec Chef: Forest Hamrick Principal(s): Dustin Martin, restaurant manager

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a Hacienda by Richard Sandoval at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is where Mexican cuisine takes on a whole new meaning as Executive Chef Forest Hamrick delivers Sandoval’s signature style of vibrant flavors and ingredients, combining the bold taste of classic Mexican food with timeless European cooking techniques in a lighter, healthier way. Popular choices include varieties of guacamole, ceviche, lobster tacos, filet de parilla, churros, flaming coffees and 240 selections of tequila presented by a certified tequila expert. The atmosphere is as inviting as the food, with rustic architecture warmed by beehive fireplaces and outdoor fire pits. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our core staff has been with us for 6-14 years and are truly committed to the La Hacienda experience. They provide our guests with a memorable dining experience. They live and breathe La Hacienda. You can see their passion in product knowledge, combined with genuinely warm and attentive service.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “La Hacienda plans on staying consistent with what we do right: provide unique dining experiences, serve amazing Mexican cuisine, delicious craft cocktails and deliver top-notch service. Our team will continue to be passionate for our product and service and ensure we are the best at what we do.”

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15323 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-245-6708 · solcocina.com Year Est: 2012 Exec Chef: Deborah Schneider Principal(s): Rich Howland, Matt Baumayer Signature Dishes: Everything

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Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen

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1480 E. Bethany Home Rd., #130 (14 locations), Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-264-1831 · macayo.com Year Est: 1946 Exec Chef: WND Principal(s): Gary, Stephen and Sharisse Johnson Signature Dishes: Chimichanga

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Barrio Cafe

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2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-636-0240 · barriocafe.com Year Est: 2002 Exec Chef: Silvana Salcido Esparza Principal(s): Wendy Gruber, Silvana Salcido Esparza Signature Dishes: Cochinita pibil

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Valle Luna Mexican Food

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3 Valley locations, Phoenix, AZ 602-993-3108 · valleluna.com Year Est: 1983 Exec Chef: Family owned Principal(s): William L. Riddle III, Jane A. Riddle Signature Dishes: Chili relleno dinner, Pepe’s sizzling fajitas, fundido, chimichangas and tacos

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6247 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-274-6836 · jordansmexicanfood.com Year Est: 1953 Exec Chef: WND Principal(s): WND Signature Dishes: Green chili burro, sour cream enchilada, cheese crisp, tamales

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6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85042 602-276-0601 · qatthefarm.com Year Est: 2003 Exec Chef: Dustin Christofolo Principal(s): Pat Christofolo, Dustin Christofolo Signature Dishes: House-made breads, fromage, house-cured Arizona meats, handcrafted pastas and produce from Soil & Seed Garden at The Farm

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Talavera at Four Seasons

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LON’S AT THE HERMOSA

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5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 602-955-7878 · lons.com Year Est: 1994 Exec Chef: Jeremy Pacheco Principal(s): Ron and Joyce Allred

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ON’s at the Hermosa, a AAA Four Diamond Awardwinning restaurant renowned for its globally inspired Arizona fare, is the culinary centerpiece of The Hermosa Inn. Age-old cooking methods of smoking, roasting and wood grilling are employed along with European techniques to create a cuisine utilizing the flavors of the region. Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco creates menus that highlight fresh, seasonal ingredients, which are almost exclusively sourced locally. Consistently recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine with its “Award of Excellence” since 1996 and “Best of” awards annually since 2015, LON’s features a subterranean wine cellar for private events and showcases more than 700 varieties of wines. OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We are excited to officially launch the expanded LON’s Last Drop bar, which is aptly named after a painting by original owner and cowboy artist Lon Megargee, titled ‘Last Drop from His Stetson.’ The painting (which was originally commissioned by the Stetson Hat Company) can be seen inside the bar and is also pictured on the inside of every top-of-the-line Stetson cowboy hat to this day.”

146 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-515-5700 · talaverarestaurant.com Year Est: 2008 Exec Chef: Samantha Sanz Principal(s): Katherine Janowiak, GM; Bryan Feigenbaum, director of food and beverage Signature Dishes: Bacon-wrapped buffalo tenderloin, USDA Prime bone-in ribeye, sea bass, chocolate soufflé with vanilla crème anglaise

House of Tricks

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114 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-968-1114 · houseoftricks.com Year Est: 1987 Exec Chef: Scott Umscheid Principal(s): Robert and Robin Trick Signature Dishes: Harissa-spiced mussels with house made chorizo and grilled rustic bread

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El Chorro

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From left: Jon Dils, Anthony Rivera, Alejandro Martinez, JC Hughes, General Manager Bill Parker and Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

Quiessence at The Farm

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5550 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 480-948-5170 · elchorro.com Year Est: 1937 Exec Chef: Christophe Mihy Principal(s): Jacquie Dorrance, Kristy Moore, Tim Moore Signature Dishes: Center Cut Filet, Trout Almondine, Niman Ranch Pork Tenderloin, Eggs Benedict, sticky buns

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OHSO Eatery + nanoBrewery

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4900 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-955-0358 · ohsobrewery.com Year Est: 2011 Exec Chef: Anthony Garcia Principal(s): Jon Lane Signature Dishes: Brisket Mac and Cheese, Beer Braised Short Ribs, Arizona Burger, Chicken and Waffles, Sunday BBQ, brunch specials

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elements Restaurant Sanctuary

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on Camelback Mountain Resort

5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 866-547-8192 · sanctuaryaz.com Year Est: 2001 Exec Chef: Beau MacMillan Principal(s): Westroc Hospitality Signature Dishes: Elements dining deck is the best place to capture the sunset and dine under the stars. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner

Gertrude’s at The Desert Botanical Garden

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1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-719-8600 · gertrudesrestaurant.net Year Est: 2012 Exec Chef: Matthew Taylor Principal(s): Alan (Skip) Hause, Chantal Hause Signature Dishes: Blackened Scallops, Tepary Bean Humus, French toast with prickly pear jam

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Cibo

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603 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-441-2697 · cibophoenix.com Year Est: 2005 Exec Chef: Guido Saccone Principal(s): Tony and Karen Martingilio, Guido Saccone, Michael Krassner Signature Dishes: Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas, pastas, antipasti

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7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-585-4848 · scottsdaleprincess.com/dining/bourbon-steak Year Est: 2008 Exec Chef: Jeremy McMillan Principal(s): Andrew McLaughlin Signature Dishes: Certified Angus and Wagyu Beef, Duck Fat Fries, Truffled Macaroni & Cheese, Lobster Pot Pie, Tuna Tartar, Nutmeg Beignets

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2333 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-229-1289 · humblepieusa.com Year Est: WND # of Locations: 8 Principal(s): Tom Kaufman Most Popular Pizzas: Humble Pie Signature Sausage, organic Local Vegetable, Meat Lovers, S.O.P.

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Pizzeria Bianco

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623 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-258-8300 · pizzeriabianco.com Year Est: 1988 # of Locations: 4 Principal(s): Chris Bianco, Seth Sulka Most Popular Pizzas: The Wise Guy, Sonny Boy

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Cibo

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603 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-441-2697 · cibophoenix.com Year Est: 2005 # of Locations: 1 Principal(s): Tony and Karen Martingilio, Guido Saccone, Michael Krassner Most Popular Pizzas: Tartufata

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La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria

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From left: Cory Lattuca, executive chef and food and beverage director; and Hector Godinez, corporate chef. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

GRIMALDI’S COAL BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA INC.

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15005 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-994-1100 · grimaldispizzeria.com Year Est: 2003 # of Locations: 7 Principal(s): Joey Ciolli

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rimaldi’s Pizzeria has more than 100 years of pizzamaking traditions and is famous for pizzas baked to perfection in the signature coal-burning oven. In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has earned more awards than any other pizzeria in the country, with more celebrity sightings than most five-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” sauce, homemade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family friendly environment. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Consistency, dedication and energy” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our staff is great at maintaining a positive attitude and energy at all times. It is our attention to detail which makes us special. It allows us to provide an all around excellent dining experience for our guests.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “It is truly an honor for us. Being voted No. 1 shows that customers appreciate what we provide and the effort that we put in to our food and service. That is a great feeling. We love being a part of this community and serving our Arizona family.”

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Humble Pie

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4410 N. 40th St., #1, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-840-7777 · lagrandeorangepizzeria.com Year Est: 2004 # of Locations: 1 Principal(s): Bob Lynn Most Popular Pizzas: Vegan Dalai Lama Pizza, Roasted Corn Pizza (seasonal), Gladiator Pizza, Mushroom Party Pizza

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LAMP Pizzeria

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8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C1, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-292-8773 · lamppizza.com Year Est: 2011 # of Locations: 1 Principal(s): Matthew and Lindsay Pilato Most Popular Pizzas: Scientist & Dirty Little York; the pepperoni is also a staple

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Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana

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705 N. 1st St., #120, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-795-2555 · pomopizzeria.com Year Est: 2011 # of Locations: 2 Principal(s): WND Most Popular Pizzas: Margherita, diavola, principe

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Nello’s Pizza

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4710 E. Warner Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044 480-893-8930 · nellopizza.com Year Est: WND # of Locations: 1 Principal(s): WND Most Popular Pizzas: Salsicca, Portabella Arugala, Funghi & Formaggio, Pavone Pepperoni

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The Parlor Pizzeria

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1916 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-248-2480 · theparlor.us Year Est: WND # of Locations: 1 Principal(s): Aric Mei Most Popular Pizzas: House, Spicy Barbecue Chicken, Calabrian, Autunalle

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5210 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-795-2520 · federalpizza.com Year Est: WND # of Locations: 1 Principal(s): Upward Projects Most Popular Pizzas: Patata Bianca, Pineapple Express, Chef’s Whim, Manifesto, Big Star

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LON’s at The Hermosa

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L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek

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301 L’Auberge Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336 928-282-1661 · lauberge.com Year Est: 1984 Exec Chef: Jimmy Day Principal(s): Greg Hanss Signature Dishes: Veal osso buco, Maine dayboat scallops, Berkshire pork chop with squash and preserved cranberries

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El Chorro

Front, from left: Dustin Christofolo, executive chef and owner; Alison Sponberg, GM; Anthony Apolinar, executive sous chef; and Joaquin Gaytan, sous chef. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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5550 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 480-948-5170 · elchorro.com Year Est: 1937 Exec Chef: Christophe Mihy Principal(s): Jacquie Dorrance, Kristy Moore, Tim Moore Signature Dishes: Eggs Benedict, Rocky Mountain Rack of Lamb, Trout Almondine, Classic Beef Stroganoff, Niman Ranch Prime N.Y. Steak

QUIESSENCE AT THE FARM

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House of Tricks

6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85042 602-276-0601 · qatthefarm.com Year Est: 2003 Exec Chef: Dustin Christofolo Principal(s): Dustin Christofolo, Pat Christofolo

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5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 866-547-8192 · sanctuaryaz.com Year Est: 2001 Exec Chef: Beau MacMillan Principal(s): Westroc Hospitality Signature Dishes: elements offers panoramic views of Paradise Valley and seasonal farm-fresh American cuisine; breakfast, lunch and dinner

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 602-955-7878 · lons.com Year Est: 1994 Exec Chef: Jeremy Pacheco Principal(s): Ron and Joyce Allred Signature Dishes: Farm-to-table cuisine, Himalayan salt seared ahi tuna, braised beef short ribs, seasonal tasting menus, decadent desserts

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he flavors of Arizona terroir shine through Quiessence at The Farm’s dishes, all prepared with a contemporary spin on traditional and classic culinary techniques. Quiessence utilizes ingredients from Soil & Seed Garden at The Farm, and other local farmers and purveyors. Quiessence offers an A La Carte Menu, Seasonal Chef’s Tasting Menu and its signature Brick Oven Experience. The refined rustic menu includes house-made breads, fromage, house cured meats and handcrafted pastas. The American and Arizonan wine list are accompanied by an international reserve list designed to pair with the balance of the cuisine. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Quiessence believes in creating a farm family. A lot of hard work is consistently put into creating and maintaining this little piece of heaven. Having a strong family environment for our employees is so important and creates an amazing atmosphere that is felt throughout our entire property by employees and guests.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We are excited more than ever after the many accomplishments that we had this year. We are focused on not only creating hyper local dishes, but also expanding our private events and corporate dinners.”

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114 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-968-1114 · houseoftricks.com Year Est: 1987 Exec Chef: Scott Umscheid Principal(s): Robin and Robert Trick Signature Dishes: Sumac Crusted Rack of Lamb on Apple-Cauliflower Puree with Amarena Cherry, Whiskey Sauce and Wilted Kale

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Talavera at Four Seasons Resort

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Scottsdale at Troon North

10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-515-5700 · talaverarestaurant.com Year Est: 2008 Exec Chef: Chuck Kazmer Principal(s): WND Signature Dishes: Modern take on the classic steakhouse, with unique steak, seafood and wine pairings

Binkley’s Restaurant

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2320 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-437-1072 · binkleysrestaurant.com Year Est: 2004 Exec Chef: Kevin Binkley Principal(s): Kevin and Amy Binkley Signature Dishes: Ever-changing eclectic menu and amuse-bouche

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T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort

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5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-808-0766 · tcooksphoenix.com Year Est: 1997 Exec Chef: Todd Allison Principal(s): Geoff Gray Signature Dishes: Whole Roasted Branzino

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4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-627-3004 · omnimontelucia.com Year Est: 2008 Exec Chef: Smail Yaakoubi Principal(s): Frank Ashmore, area manager Signature Dishes: Lamb Chops, Crab Timbale, New York a la Pimiente

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15045 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-443-8555 · mastrosrestaurants.com Year Est: 2002 Exec Chef: Roberto Caballero Principal(s): Mastros Restaurants LLC Signature Dishes: Three-tiered iced seafood tower, specialty sushi, bone-in filet, lobster mashed potatoes, warm butter cake

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Bluewater Grill

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1720 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-277-3474 · bluewatergrill.com Year Est: 2009 Exec Chef: Jamie Gallimore Principal(s): Richard Staunton, Jim Ulcickas Signature Dishes: Wild prawn linguini, San Francisco-style cioppino, mesoglazed swordfish

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Buck & Rider

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4225 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-346-0110 · buckandrider.com Year Est: 2015 Exec Chef: Travis Sassmann Principal(s): Bob Lynn Signature Dishes: Lobster Surf & Turf, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Alaskan King Crab, Stone Crab, Oysters

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Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

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Cindy and Richard Huie, owners. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

SALT CELLAR RESTAURANT

550 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480-947-1963 · saltcellarrestaurant.com Year Est: 1971 Exec Chef: Kurt Theleman Principal(s): Richard and Cindy Huie

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or more than 36 years, the Salt Cellar Restaurant has taken great pride in its uncompromising approach to fresh seafood — sparing neither effort nor expense in finding the finest and freshest seafood available. Salt Cellar features the Valley’s largest selection of fresh fish and seafood, with live Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab, Hawaiian ahi, Alaskan halibut, jumbo lump crab cakes, George’s Bank scallops and Florida grouper being some of the favorites. The loyal following of diners, including second generations, is a testament to the consistency of both quality of food and service. Owner Richard Huie and Executive Chef Kurt Theleman have built long-term relationships with a vast network of suppliers, who continue to source the quality seafood expected. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our average employee has been with us for more than 10 years and some of them more than 20 years. They have taken on a sense of ownership and pride in the business and work hard at delivering every customer a memorable dining experience.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “We hold our No.1 place in Ranking Arizona in the highest regard as the voting is done by members of the business community and reflects how well they think we perform.”

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Mastro’s Ocean Club

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11051 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85029 602-331-3434 · pappadeaux.com Year Est: 2000 Exec Chef: Asogi Armstrong Principal(s): Asogi Armstrong Signature Dishes: Costa Rican Talapia Lafayette, Mississippi Catfish Opelousas, Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon, Gulf Coast Redfish

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Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

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15323 N. Scottsdale Rd., #E1-160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-730-4800 · eddiev.com Year Est: 2010 Exec Chef: Stefan Martin Principal(s): Darden Restaurant Group Signature Dishes: Fresh seafood and USDA prime steaks; live music nightly in the V Lounge

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Ocean Prime

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5455 E. High St., #115, Phoenix, AZ 85054 480-347-1313 · ocean-prime.com Year Est: 2008 Exec Chef: Jagger Griffin Principal(s): Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Signature Dishes: Blackened Swordfish, Corn Spoon Bread, Jalapeño Corn Tartar; Chilean Seabass, Whipped Potatoes, Champagne Truffle Sauce

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Little Cleo’s

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5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-680-4044 · littlecleos.com Year Est: 2013 Exec Chef: Jacob Anderson Principal(s): Fox Restaurant Concepts Signature Dishes: Crispy Frog Legs with Thai Chili Sap; “Bacon & Eggs” with sturgeon bacon; Linguine & Mussels with squid ink pasta

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Roy’s Pacific Rim Cuisine

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5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054 480-419-7697 · roysrestaurant.com Year Est: 1998 Exec Chef: Mako Segawa Principal(s): Jaye Sechrest, managing partner Signature Dishes: Misoyaki “Butterfish”

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7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-994-4040 · wildfishseafoodgrille.com Year Est: 2006 Exec Chef: Michelle Wickramasuriya Principal(s): Darden Restaurants Signature Dishes: Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Judith Point Calamari, North Atlantic Lemon Sole, Chilean Sea Bass, Prime Steaks, Bananas Foster

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2 last year

5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226 602-225-0100 · wildhorsepassresort.com/kai Year Est: 2002 Exec Chef: Chef de Cuisine: Ryan Swanson Principal(s): Natalie Davis Signature Dishes: Seasonal menu, Bella Iberico Llomo Wrapped High Country Elk Loin, Grilled Tenderloin of Tribal Buffalo

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Roaring Fork An American Western Bistro & Bar

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4800 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-947-0795 · roaringfork.com Year Est: 1997 Exec Chef: Michael Bouwens Principal(s): Guy Villavaso Signature Dishes: Menu selections are seasonal; spit-roasted half chicken; braised beef short ribs; grilled fish tacos

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Cowboy Ciao

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7133 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-946-3111 · cowboyciao.com Year Est: 1997 Exec Chef: Lester Gonzalez, pastry; Country Velador Principal(s): Peter Kasperski Signature Dishes: The Stetson chopped salad, exotic mushroom pan-fry, pastrami-style smoked short ribs

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Sierra Bonita Grill

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RESTAURANTS: SOUTHWEST/ECLECTIC

VINCENT ON CAMELBACK

3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-224-0225 · vincentsoncamelback.com Year Est: 1986 Exec Chef: Vincent Guerithault Principal(s): Vincent Guerithault

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or more than 30 years, Vincent Guerithault, chef and owner of Vincent on Camelback, has been combining his expertise in classic French cooking with Southwestern ingredients to create a unique blend of flavors that has become his signature. Vincent was the first chef ever to receive a Citation of Excellence from the International Food & Wine Society and has enjoyed countless commendations, including the James Beard award as “America’s Best Chef: Southwest” and the prestigious Chevalier de L’Ordre du Merite Agricole on behalf of the Republic of France. Vincent’s on Camelback was placed 24th on the World’s Top 50 Restaurants by British-based Restaurant Magazine. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Hard work, consistency and diversity in what we do — from our signature fine-dining restaurant, Vincent on Camelback; to Vincent Market Bistro, our seasonal outdoor Camelback Market; to our full-service catering business and corporate delivery business, Vincent Van Go.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We have a loyal employee base and are proud to have them represent Vincent’s to our clientele.” SURPRISING FACT: “We are a family owned business and have never had outside backing or partners.”

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Kai at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

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6933 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-264-0700 · sierrabonitagrill.com Year Est: 2005 Exec Chef: Severo Hernandez Principal(s): Nate Hopper, Larry Debus, Bill Gould Signature Dishes: Carne Asada, Buttermilk Chicken, Pork Osso Bucco, Smoked Red or Green Chile Pork

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Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

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2 Valley locations 480-946-4171 · ztejas.com Year Est: 1989 Exec Chef: Leo Madrigal Principal(s): Gary Manley, general partner Signature Dishes: Santa Fe Smoked Chicken Enchilada, Five-Cheese Macaroni & Achiote Chicken, Southwestern Chicken Caesar Salad

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LON’s at The Hermosa

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5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 602-955-7878 · lons.com Year Est: 1994 Exec Chef: Jeremy Pacheco Principal(s): Ron and Joyce Allred Signature Dishes: Farm-to-table cuisine, Himalayan salt seared ahi tuna, braised beef short ribs, seasonal tasting menus, decadent desserts

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T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort

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5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-808-0766 · tcooksphoenix.com Year Est: 1997 Exec Chef: Todd Allison Principal(s): Geoff Gray Signature Dishes: Whole Roasted Branzino

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The Mission

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3815 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-636-5005 · themissionaz.com Year Est: 2008 Exec Chef: Matt Carter Principal(s): Matt Carter, Terry Ellisor, Brian Raab Signature Dishes: Modern Latin cuisine, Duck Empanada, Peruvian Clam Chowder, Pork Shoulder, Chorizo Porchetta, Blood Orange Margaritas

10 Citizen Public House last year

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7111 E. 5th Ave., #E, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-398-4208 · citizenpublichouse.com Year Est: 2011 Exec Chef: Bernie Kantak Principal(s): Andrew Fritz, Bernie Kantak Signature Dishes: The Original Chop Salad, seared scallops, Citi-Zen, pork belly pastrami, eclectic drinks and dishes

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2 last year

8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-585-9500 · mastrosrestaurants.com Year Est: 1999 Exec Chef: David Battersby Principal(s): WND Signature Dishes: Warm butter cake, bone-in filet

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Morton’s The Steakhouse

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15233 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-4440 · mortons.com Year Est: 1999 Exec Chef: Kevin Wemlinger Principal(s): Landry’s Inc.; John Dos Santos, general manager Signature Dishes: Porterhouse, Peppercorn Rubbed Prime Strip Steak, Beef Short Rib Bolognese, Honey-Balsamic Glazed Salmon

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The Capital Grille

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16489 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-348-1700 · thecapitalgrille.com Year Est: 1990 Exec Chef: Travis Garner Principal(s): WND Signature Dishes: Citrus-glazed salmon, bone-in Kona crusted dry-aged New York strip with shallot butter, dry-aged prime porcini ribeye

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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Mastro’s Steakhouse

From left: Ryan Tichenor, executive chef; Sarah Backer, private dining manager; Jimmy Cox, sous chef; Jon Boggs, assistant manager; and Kaity Alverson, GM. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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6333 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-596-8265 · flemingssteakhouse.com Year Est: 1998 Exec Chef: Jeff Fearing Principal(s): Darrin Visser Signature Dishes: Filet mignon, ribeye and New York strip, barbecue Scottish salmon fillet, Alaskan king crab legs

DONOVAN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE

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Steak 44

3101 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-955-3666 · donovanssteakhouse.com Year Est: 2005 Exec Chef: Ryan Tichenor Principal(s): Kaity Alverson, general manager

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onovan’s Steak & Chop House sets the standard of fine dining excellence. A classic steakhouse. A stylish, lively atmosphere. Cordially friendly. The staff likes to think of Donovan’s as your own special place. A place where you can celebrate with friends, family and associates. USDA Prime steaks reign supreme. Delectable market seafood for those non-steak moments. Mouthwatering steakhouse fare. A depth of wine variety that has earned the prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Uniquely designed private dining rooms for business events and personal celebrations. Sit-down dining or cocktail gatherings with delightful appetizers. You and your guests are always VIP at Donovan’s Steak & Chop House. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Every member of our staff is a true professional and all take great pride in what they do. We are the ‘special occasion’ spot. However, our staff makes every guest feel like it is a special occasion.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “We feel thankful to be recognized. It means that all our hard work has not gone unnoticed. For me, I am so grateful to have the staff and support that we do and this is just one more way to say, ‘thanks.’”

156 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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5101 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-271-4400 · steak44.com Year Est: 2013 Exec Chef: Mark Lupino Principal(s): Jeffrey, Michael and Dennis Mastro, Scott Troilo Signature Dishes: Chef’s “PB&J”, Buratta + tomato jam, super food salad, wagyu tomahawk steak for two, double-baked truffle potato

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., #290, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-991-5988 · ruthschris.com Year Est: 1986 Exec Chef: Eric Bickler Principal(s): Michael O’Donnell Signature Dishes: Specializing in USDA prime steaks

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Shula’s America’s Steak House

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5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226 520-796-1972 · shulas.com/shulas-steak-house/ Year Est: 1989 Exec Chef: Peter Farrand Principal(s): WND Signature Dishes: Shula Cut steaks, hand-selected for quality and aged to optimize flavor and tenderness

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Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-585-4848 · scottsdaleprincess.com/dining/bourbon-steak Year Est: 2008 Exec Chef: Sara Garrant Principal(s): Andrew McLaughlin, general manager Signature Dishes: Butter-poached steaks, lobster pot pie, gourmet burgers, duck fat fries and beignets in a sleek, Scottsdale setting

10 Michael Dominick’s last year

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Lincoln Avenue Prime Steakhouse

15169 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-272-7271 · dominickssteakhouse.com Year Est: 2011 Exec Chef: Marc Lupino Principal(s): Michael Dominick Restaurants Signature Dishes: Bone-in filet mignon, bone-in ribeye, sole francese, king crab, steak, lobster, au gratin potatoes, lobster mac & cheese

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Voted Ranking Arizona #1 Steakhouse Since 2011 3101 EAST CAMELBACK ROAD, PHOENIX, 602-955-3666 PHOENIX SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA donovanssteakhouse.com


2 last year

370 Elgin Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611 520-455-5582 · kj-vineyards.com Year Est: 2003 # of Wine Variations: 18 Principal(s): Kief Manning, Jeffrey Manning, Charlene Manning Most Popular Wine: Tempranillo — aromas of cherries, strawberry and tomato leaf, with a huge fruit base and a soft tannin structure

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Carlson Creek Vineyard

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115 Railview Ave., Willcox, AZ 85643 520-766-3000 · carlsoncreek.com Year Est: 2008 # of Wine Variations: 7 Principal(s): Bob Carlson Most Popular Wine: 2012 Rule of Three - (50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah); 2012 Sweet Adeline Riesling (100% Semi-Sweet Riesling)

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Oak Creek Vineyards

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1555 N. Page Springs Rd., Cornville, AZ 86325 928-649-0290 · oakcreekvineyards.net Year Est: 2002 # of Wine Variations: 13 Principal(s): Debra Wahl, Florian Wahl Most Popular Wine: Cream Sherry, Port, Sire

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Pillsbury Wine Company

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From left: Jason Krug, Julia Velo, Leslie Foerstner, Luke Bernard, Eric Glomski and Etta Phillips. ©2017 Shavone Rose Photography

PAGE SPRINGS CELLARS

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1500 N. Page Springs Rd., Cornville, AZ 86325 928-639-3004 · pagespringscellars.com Year Est: 2003 Wine Tasting: 62 Principal(s): Eric Glomski, founder and director of wine growing

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age Springs Cellars is a family owned vineyard and winery crafting fine Arizona wines. Page Springs Cellars is tucked into the volcanic landscape overlooking pristine Oak Creek. Page Springs Cellars winery offers delicious Arizona wines, gourmet food selections, weekend winery tours and breathtaking views. Page Springs Cellars’ goal is to create delicious wines that express the unique character of our landscape. Page Springs Cellars trusts that its wines and winemaking convey its philosophies concerning family, education and living life to its fullest.

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1012 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326 928-639-0646 · pillsburywine.com Year Est: 2000 # of Wine Variations: 15 Principal(s): Sam Pillsbury Most Popular Wine: Roan Red and Diva

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Caduceus Cellars

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158 Main St., Jerome, AZ 86331 928-639-9463 · caduceus.org Year Est: 2005 # of Wine Variations: 15+ Principal(s): Maynard James Keenan Most Popular Wine: Chupacabra

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Dos Cabezas WineWorks

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3248 Hwy. 82, Sonoita, AZ 85637 520-455-5141 · doscabezas.com Year Est: 1995 # of Wine Variations: 10 Principal(s): Todd, Kelly, Frank and Paula Bostock Most Popular Wine: El Norte

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Alcantara Vineyards & Winery

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3445 S. Grapevine Way, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 928-649-8463 · alcantaravineyard.com Year Est: 2005 # of Wine Variations: 22 Principal(s): Barbara Predmore Most Popular Wine: Confluence V — chocolate-covered cherries, cranberry, Merlot, Syrah, Charbono blend, Mesa Blanca

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Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

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COMPANY STRENGTHS: “A beautiful property, great food and service, but above all, amazing Arizona wine.”

WINERIES

STRENGTH OF STAFF: “They are passionate, committed, driven by something bigger than just individual wants and needs.” SURPRISING FACT: “Great wine can indeed be grown and produced in the state of Arizona.”

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Kief-Joshua Vineyards

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1023 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326 928-639-2789 · azstronghold.com Year Est: 2007 # of Wine Variations: 12 Principal(s): Eric Glomski Most Popular Wine: Nachise, Mangus, Tazi, Dayden, Dala Chardonnay, Dala Cabernet, Lozen, Bayshan, Diya, Provisioner Red, Provisioner White

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336 Elgin Rd., Elgin, AZ 85611 520-455-5322 · callaghanvineyards.com Year Est: 1990 # of Wine Variations: 6 Principal(s): Kent Callaghan Most Popular Wine: The Back Lot

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Hall of Fame Members

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Voted #1 For 10 Years

INVESTMENT BANKERS/M&A INTERMEDIARY................... 186

INSURANCE: PROPERTY/CASUALTY...................................... 184 LAW FIRMS: 40 ATTORNEYS OR MORE................................. 188

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LAW FIRMS: 23-39 ATTORNEYS............................................ 190 LAW FIRMS: 22 ATTORNEYS OR FEWER............................... 192 LAW FIRMS: ADR/MEDIATION OR ARBITRATION.................... 194 LAW FIRMS: BANKING........................................................... 196 LAW FIRMS: BUSINESS/CORPORATE..................................... 198 LAW FIRMS: COMMERCIAL LITIGATION.................................200 LAW FIRMS: CREDITOR’S RIGHTS, BANKRUPTCY/REORGANIZATION....202 LAW FIRMS: CREDITOR’S RIGHTS, COLLECTIONS.................204 LAW FIRMS: ELDER...............................................................206 LAW FIRMS: EMPLOYMENT LABOR.......................................208 LAW FIRMS: ENVIRONMENTAL.............................................. 210 LAW FIRMS: ESTATE/TRUST.................................................. 212 LAW FIRMS: FAMILY.............................................................. 214 LAW FIRMS: HEALTHCARE.................................................... 197 LAW FIRMS: IMMIGRATION.................................................... 216 LAW FIRMS: MERGERS/ACQUISITIONS..................................232 LAW FIRMS: PERSONAL INJURY............................................ 218 LAW FIRMS: REAL ESTATE....................................................220 LAW FIRMS: RENEWABLE ENERGY........................................222

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2 last year

2055 E. Warner Rd., #101, Tempe, AZ 85284 480-839-4900 · hhcpa.com Year Est: 1957 CPAs: 78 Managing Partner(s): Chuck Goodmiller, Chuck Inderieden Services: Audit and accounting; tax consulting and compliance; litigation and valuation; estate, gift and trust; wealth management

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CliftonLarsonAllen

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last year

20 E. Thomas Rd., #2300, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-266-2248 · claconnect.com Year Est: 1960 CPAs: 120 Managing Partner(s): Steve Jenkins Services: Professional services firm delivering integrated advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed

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Eide Bailly

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last year

1850 N. Central Ave., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-264-5844 · eidebailly.com Year Est: 1984 CPAs: 40 Managing Partner(s): Andrew Spillum Services: Accounting, audit, assurance, employee benefits, financial services, forensic, healthcare reform, tax, wealth management

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EY

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The CBIZ MHM executive team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CBIZ MHM

3101 N. Central Ave., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-264-6835 · cbiz.com Year Est: 1996 CPAs: 39 Managing Partner(s): Charles A. McLane

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ACCOUNTING FIRMS: 34 CPAS OR MORE

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BIZ MHM, LLC has built a reputation in Phoenix for providing high quality services with a strong emphasis on outstanding client service. Together with Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., CBIZ MHM is one of the Top 10 accounting providers in the U.S. CBIZ MHM offers a comprehensive array of financial services and solutions, including accounting and tax services, not-for-profit solutions, enterprise risk management, internal audit, international services, litigation support, mergers and acquisitions and valuation services for many industry segments. Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. is an independent CPA firm providing audit, review and attest services and works closely with CBIZ.

Henry+Horne

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2 N. Central Ave., #2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-322-3000 · ey.com Year Est: 1958 CPAs: 105 Managing Partner(s): Ron Butler Services: Assurance, tax, transaction advisory services and advisory

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Grant Thornton

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2398 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-474-3400 · grantthornton.com Year Est: 2004 CPAs: 35 Managing Partner(s): Ralph Nefdt Services: Financial statement audits, IT and internal audit consulting, tax compliance and consulting, business advisory services

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RSM US

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501 N. 44th St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-636-6000 · rsmus.com Year Est: 1926 CPAs: 63 Managing Partner(s): Terry Schwartz Services: Assurance, tax and business consulting, technology and management consulting, risk and financial advisory services

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PricewaterhouseCoopers

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1850 N. Central Ave., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-364-8000 · pwc.com Year Est: 1959 CPAs: 82 Managing Partner(s): Alexander Marr Services: Audit, tax and advisory services in a range of vertical and horizontal sectors within multiple industries

COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We focus on proactive client service. It is our goal to assist our clients in any way we can to help them achieve success. We also bring a high level of expertise to each engagement.”

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KPMG

OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We are excited about the continued opportunities to expand our client base and our services to existing clients. We are anticipating continued growth in 2018. We continue to recruit for all levels of experienced accounting personnel to join us in

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this period of growth.”

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60 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #800, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-459-3500 · kpmg.com/us Year Est: 1957 CPAs: 39 Managing Partner(s): Melinda Xanthos Services: One of the leading professional services firms, providing business solutions and audit, tax and advisory services

10 BeachFleischman last year

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1985 E. River Rd., #201, Tucson, AZ 85718 520-321-4600 · beachfleischman.com Year Est: 1990 CPAs: 70 Managing Partner(s): Marc Fleischman Services: Accounting, audit, estate planning, forensic, HR consulting, international, tax planning and compliance

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2 last year

1630 S. Stapley Dr., #108, Mesa, AZ 85204 480-355-1100 · lohmancompany.com Year Est: 2000 CPAs: 12 Managing Partner(s): Jay Lohman Services: Audit, review, compilation, tax planning and compliance, business consulting, benefit plan audits, CFO/controllership services

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Moss Adams

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8800 E. Raintree Dr., #210, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-444-3424 · mossadams.com Year Est: 2002 CPAs: 32 Managing Partner(s): Mark Weber Services: Audit, SEC work, personal and corporate tax, accounting services, financial consulting and planning

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Mukai, Greenlee & Company

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2600 N. Central Ave., #1820, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-279-2600 · mukaigreenlee.com Year Est: 1992 CPAs: 7 Managing Partner(s): Louie A. Mukai, Patrick W. Greenlee Services: Audit, tax and consulting services

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REDW

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5353 N. 16th St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-730-3600 · redw.com Year Est: 1953 CPAs: 31 Managing Partner(s): Sandy Abalos Services: Audit, tax, accounting, valuation, forensic accounting, litigation support, receiverships, HR consulting, wealth management

WALLACE PLESE + DREHER

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Pescatore-Cooper

500 N. Juniper Dr., #275, Chandler, AZ 85226 480-345-0500 · wpdcpa.com Year Est: 1996 CPAs: 33 Managing Partner(s): Mark R. Dreher, CPA

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ACCOUNTING FIRMS: 5-33 CPAS

Lohman Company

allace, Plese + Dreher (WP+D) offers accounting, tax, audit, assurance and consulting services to Arizona-based companies. From start-up to maturity, Wallace, Plese + Dreher’s collaborative approach builds strategies for all business stages. Integrated services include business and individual tax services, mergers and acquisitions, ownership succession, exit strategies and estate and trust tax planning. Advisory services are designed for technology, manufacturing, distribution, health care, real estate, construction and nonprofit industries. Focused on long-term client relationships, Wallace, Plese + Dreher’s organizational structure promotes a client-friendly environment, partner interaction and team engagement. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Mutual respect with clients and other professionals earned our No. 1 ranking. Committed to Arizona’s business community, our partners and employees are engaged in community, nonprofit, professional and trade organizations. Participation in these organizations increased WP+D’s recognition, fostered collaborative relationships and created economic development opportunities.”

164 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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5635 N. Scottsdale Rd., #A150, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-994-4148 · pescatorecooper.com Year Est: 1999 CPAs: 5 Managing Partner(s): Anthony C. Pescatore Services: Tax preparation, business and management consulting, estate and trust consulting, financial statements, accounting analysis

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Hunter Hagan & Co. Ltd

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4110 N. Scottsdale Rd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-946-0751 · hunterhagan.com Year Est: 1985 CPAs: 12 Managing Partner(s): Victoria C. Harris, CPA Services: Tax, tax planning, financial statements, trust, and estate, consulting, real estate, construction, litigation support

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Tull, Forsberg & Olson

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5225 N. Central Ave., #220, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-5447 · tfocpa.com Year Est: 1948 CPAs: 22 Managing Partner(s): John Tull Services: Business/computer consulting, accounting, auditing, tax service, estate and financial planning, litigation support

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Heritage Advisors

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1440 E. Missouri Ave., #C200, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-569-9959 · heritageadvisorsllc.com Year Est: 2014 CPAs: 6 Managing Partner(s): Ralph Nelson III, JD, CPA; Michael Frost; Barry Rhonemus; Jack Barker, JD, CPA, CTFA; Brad Haines, CFA FRM; David Maxey Services: Tax, law, wealth management, asset management, insurance

10 Morrison, Clark & Company CPAs last year

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5650 W. Chandler Blvd., #2, Chandler, AZ 85226 480-424-7855 · morrisonclarkcompany.com Year Est: 2002 CPAs: 7 Managing Partner(s): Scott Morrison, CPA Services: Construction specialists, audited and reviewed financial statements, tax plans, tax prep, strategies for profitable operations

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2 last year

6202 S. Maple Ave., #127, Tempe, AZ 85283 480-705-4834 · matusakbiz.com Year Est: 1990 CPAs: 2 Managing Partner(s): Lisa Matusak Services: Construction consulting and accounting, out-source controller, consulting/training, bookkeeping services, tax preparation

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Pace & Company PC

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2198 E. Camelback Rd. # 210, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-381-0522 Year Est: 2005 CPAs: 3 Managing Partner(s): Steven Pace Services: Tax planning, compliance and controversy representation for closely held businesses and their owners

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Rish CPA

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7650 S. McClintock Dr., #103-276, Tempe, AZ 85284 480-840-1021 · rish-cpa.com Year Est: 2009 CPAs: WND Managing Partner(s): Tracy Rish Services: Boutique CFO, accounting and tax

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Barry & Moore

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Aaron Blau, EA, CPA, FNTPI, center, and The Blau Company team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

THE BLAU COMPANY LTD.

1204 E. Baseline Rd., #104, Tempe, AZ 85283 480-946-7732 · blauco.com Year Est: 1965 CPAs: 1 Managing Partner(s): Aaron Blau, EA, CPA

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ACCOUNTING FIRMS: 4 CPAS OR FEWER

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verything The Blau Company does is to empower its clients and community to participate in a confident financial future. The Blau Company uses industry leading technology to leverage efficiency and reduce administrative time so that its clients can do what they do best — make money. The Blau Company seeks clients who want to have an intimate knowledge of their business and how financial results affect their long-term goals. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We have strong team buy-in using a proven client-service methodology developed and pioneered in Australia. We know what kind of firm we are and we seek clients who fit the model, allowing for bilateral success.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The Cloud is having a major effect on our industry. The accounting field is inherently conservative and slow to react to change. We work every day to be at the forefront of Cloud adoption and integration.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and SAS 21, tax and accounting is more complicated than ever. Additionally, more and more clients are in need of management-level assistance, which is a rapidly expanding area of business.”

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Matusak Business Services

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2198 E. Camelback Rd., #370, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-277-5463 · barryandmoore.com Year Est: 1975 CPAs: 3 Managing Partner(s): G. Bernard Barry Services: Full-service firm offering audits, reviews, comps and tax services for individuals, businesses, estates, trusts, consulting

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Shayne R. Neuwirth, CPA

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10733 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., #E-201, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-393-0755 · srncpa.com Year Est: 2011 CPAs: 1 Managing Partner(s): Shayne Neuwirth Services: Individual and business tax return preparation, accounting and bookkeeping, Quick Books services, tax consulting, tax planning

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Lowy’s Tax Planning & Accounting

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7227 N. 16th St., #206, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-943-4494 · lowyyourtaxes.com Year Est: 2002 CPAs: 1 Managing Partner(s): Alex Lowy Services: Tax preparation, accounting and bookkeeping, tax consulting, Quickbooks setup, tax planning, sales tax, payroll reports

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Joseph I McCabe III CPA

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(Vestpointe Wealth Management)

7373 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., #175, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 602-212-1040 · vestpointe.com Year Est: 2005 CPAs: 3 Managing Partner(s): Joseph I. McCabe III, CPA, CFP Services: Financial planning, wealth management, estate planning and tax preparation

Romek, Sanders & Company

1640 S. Stapley Dr., #126, Mesa, AZ 85204 480-820-5041 Year Est: 1990 CPAs: 3 Managing Partner(s): Vicki Sanders Services: Not-for-profit industry, financial statement audit and review services, informational tax return preparation, consulting

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11000 N. Scottsdale Rd., #220, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-1040 · mcgrathcpa.net Year Est: 1991 CPAs: 2 Managing Partner(s): Chuck McGrath Services: Professionals prepare tax returns and help choose financial options to maximize opportunities and minimize tax exposure

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KEEP YOUR BUSINESS IN BALANCE Pace & Company with more than 20 years experience in the tax field will keep your company on top. Quit monkeying around and call today.

Certified Public Accountants 2198 E Camelback Rd., #210 Phoenix, Arizona 85016-4746 602/381-0522 FAX 381-0638 w w w.pacepas.com


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1 E. Washington St., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-389-3500 · alliancebankofarizona.com Year Est: 2003 Branches: 10 Principal(s): Don Garner, CEO AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $6.596B

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Wells Fargo Bank Arizona NA

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100 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 800-869-3557 · wellsfargo.com Year Est: 1858 Branches: 241 Principal(s): Don Pearson, lead region president AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $30.4B

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MidFirst Bank

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3030 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-801-5000 · midfirst.com Year Est: 1982 Branches: 22 Principal(s): Jeffrey Lowe, Arizona market president AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $1.6B

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Bank of America Arizona

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NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA 1

6001 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-235-6000 · nbaz.com Year Est: 1984 Branches: 59 Principal(s): Mark R. Young, CEO and president

DATA REFLECTS BUSINESS DONE IN ARIZONA AND IN A 12-MONTH PERIOD.

BANKS: $850M OR MORE IN MARKET DEPOSITS

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ounded in Tucson in 1984, National Bank of Arizona has grown to serve more than 44 communities across the state with 59 full-service branches. National Bank of Arizona has more than $4.5 billion in assets and is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A., backed by the strength of Zions Bancorporation, a member of the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Financial 100 index. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Taking a 360-degree view of each client’s needs, we can provide customized products and services. Customers receive tailored solutions to their unique financial problems and are supported with access to executive management and local decision-making.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “With increased government regulations and oversight, the banking industry as a whole will continue to be challenged to grow revenue and earnings.” SURPRISING FACT: “NB|AZ has the most diverse geographic footprint of any bank in Arizona. We serve 44 communities with a network of 59 branches. We proudly tell our clients’ stories and promote their successes through Arizona Business Today and Elevate AZ magazine.”

168 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Alliance Bank of Arizona

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201 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-523-2371 · bankofamerica.com Year Est: 1904 Branches: 142 Principal(s): Benito C. Almanza AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $22.12B

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JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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201 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 877-302-4273 · chase.com Year Est: 1799 Branches: 248 Principal(s): Craig Zollinger, Noreen Bishop AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $31.9B

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BBVA Compass

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5285 E. Williams Cir., Tucson, AZ 85711 520-514-4026 · bbvacompass.com Year Est: 1999 Branches: 75 Principal(s): Mark Mistler, Southern Arizona; Brad Parker, Phoenix AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $4.8B

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BMO Harris Bank

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1850 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 888-340-2265 · bmoharris.com Year Est: 1817 Branches: 48 Principal(s): Bernard Narine, regional president Arizona/Florida, senior vice president, head of retail banking AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $2.9B

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Washington Federal

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6710 N. Scottsdale Rd., #210, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 602-468-2767 · washingtonfederal.com Year Est: 1917 Branches: 31 Principal(s): Mike Brown, Arizona regional president AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $1.18B

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101 N. 1st Ave., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-257-5300 · usbank.com Year Est: 1989 Branches: 80 Principal(s): Brian Schwallie, Arizona market president AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $2.35B

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4400 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711 520-321-4500 · bankoftucson.com Year Est: 1996 Branches: 2 Principal(s): Michael F. Hannley AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $293.4M

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Arizona Bank & Trust

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2036 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-381-2090 · arizbank.com Year Est: 2003 Branches: 8 Principal(s): Gerald L. Schwallier, CEO; William H. Callahan, president AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $566.3M

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Bank of Arizona

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16767 N. Perimeter Dr., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 602-840-5550 · bankofarizona.com Year Est: 2005 Branches: 5 Principal(s): Dave Ralston, CEO AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $544.8M

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Arizona Business Bank

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BILTMORE BANK OF ARIZONA, A DIVISION OF GRANDPOINT BANK 1

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5055 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-992-5055 · biltmorebankaz.com Year Est: 2003 Branches: 1 Principal(s): R. Endicott, J. T. Byrd, R.

DATA REFLECTS BUSINESS DONE IN ARIZONA AND IN A 12-MONTH PERIOD.

BANKS: $240M-$849M IN MARKET DEPOSITS

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iltmore Bank has been Arizona’s premier business bank since 2003. In the last 11 years, Biltmore Bank’s customers and friends have acknowledged its commitment to them by voting Biltmore Bank the No. 1 bank. Biltmore Bank is very proud that its business partners feel so strongly about the relationship they have developed together. To live up to their customers’ expectations, leaders at Biltmore Bank say they will continue to provide solutions to their ever-changing business requirements by insuring the bank’s decision makers are always accessible and are empowered to make decisions quickly. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Meeting the needs of Arizona’s businesses, especially in today’s fast changing geopolitical economy, is our priority. That’s why we listen so carefully when we attend business focus groups, Chamber events, or just one on one with our valued bank clients.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “The Biltmore Bank has a positive outlook for 2018. Our primary client is the private sector business owner with revenues up to $250 million. We expect Arizona business owners to expand and grow in 2018. We will do everything possible to help them achieve their growth goals.”

170 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Bank of Tucson

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2600 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-240-2700 · azbizbank.com Year Est: 1996 Branches: 4 Principal(s): Kyle Kennedy AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $728M

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Western State Bank

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7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., #1000, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-596-0883 · westernbanks.com Year Est: 1968 Branches: 4 Principal(s): WND AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $374.6M

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Comerica Bank

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1 N. Central Ave., #1000, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-417-1100 · comerica.com Year Est: 2001 Branches: 17 Principal(s): Annette Musa, Arizona market president AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $354.4M

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Mutual of Omaha Bank

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9200 E. Pima Center Pkwy., #260, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 866-351-5646 · mutualofomahabank.com Year Est: 2007 Branches: 5 Principal(s): Kevin Halloran AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $490.4M

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UMB Bank Arizona

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2777 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-912-6720 · umb.com Year Est: 1913 Branches: 2 Principal(s): Jim Patterson AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $483.1M

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2398 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-468-1650 · northerntrust.com Year Est: 1974 Branches: 2 Principal(s): Tony Bolazina AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $728M

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The Biltmore Bank of Arizona and Bank of Tucson are grateful to be ranked the top two best community banks in Arizona. As part of Grandpoint Bank, our shared mission is to bring the best of community-focused banking to businesses throughout Arizona.

We are grateful to the business community for voting us the #1 bank for 11 consecutive years. We share common values with business operators in Arizona and that’s why it works — honesty, integrity, and experience, with the ability to make a decision quickly and find the right solution. This is what business owners expect and this is what we deliver.” Rich Endicott President, The Biltmore Bank of Arizona

We founded Bank of Tucson on the belief that businesses in our community deserved more attention from their bankers. Today, long-lasting, personal relationships remain our hallmark. Community involvement is at the core of who we are, making Tucson a better place to live and work. It is a privilege to earn a place as one of Arizona’s best community banks.” Mike Hannley President, Bank of Tucson

Call us to learn why our banks have earned the loyalty and respect of businesses throughout Arizona. Rich Endicott President, The Biltmore Bank of Arizona 602.445.6565

Mike Hannley President, Bank of Tucson 520.321.4500

Specialty Products: Business Banking • Commercial Real Estate • Law Firm Specialty Practice • Third Party Escrows • 1031 Exchanges • Title and Escrow Services • Equipment, Accounts Receivable and Inventory Financing • Non-Profit Deposit Accounts and Financing • Government Guaranteed Lending


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17045 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-905-2400 · alerus.com Year Est: 1933 Branches: 1 Principal(s): Randy Newman, Kris Compton, Dan Cheever, Ann McConn, Rob Schwister AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $57.951M

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TrustBank

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2375 E. Camelback Rd., #155, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-957-2006 · tbaz.com Year Est: 1912 Branches: 3 Principal(s): WND AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $20.98M

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First Western Trust

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7025 N. Scottsdale Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (2 locations) 303-531-8100 · myfw.com Year Est: 2004 Branches: 2 Principal(s): Scott Wylie, Dino Camunez, Dan Thompson, Trish Stark, Victor Alonzo AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $131.8M

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First International Bank & Trust

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PINNACLE BANK

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14287 N. 87th St., #123, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-609-0055 · pinnaclebankaz.com Year Est: 2005 Branches: 2 Principal(s): Michael J. Thorell, president and CEO

DATA REFLECTS BUSINESS DONE IN ARIZONA AND IN A 12-MONTH PERIOD.

BANKS: $239M OR LESS IN MARKET DEPOSITS

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innacle Bank is an Arizona-based, business-oriented bank serving small businesses and the community in Metropolitan Phoenix. Pinnacle Bank was formed by local business leaders who own and/or manage their own businesses here in the Valley. Pinnacle Bank is backed by more than 300 strong, primarily local, shareholders. They represent a cross section of extremely successful men and women who see the need for a bank which is committed to providing personalized service and convenience to its clients. The Valley is Pinnacle Bank’s home and Pinnacle Bank’s leaders are dedicated to helping make it a better place to live and work. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “We are hopeful that some level of regulatory relief is forthcoming for community banks with the recent political changes in Washington, D.C.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We have a promising outlook for 2018 with new branch locations in Deer Valley Airpark and Tempe.” SURPRISING FACT: “We have been in business in Arizona for more than 12 years.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “We have always highly valued the polling results from Ranking Arizona and Az Business magazine since they are the business pulse publications in the Valley of the Sun.”

172 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Alerus

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1628 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-214-4335 · firstintlbank.com Year Est: 1910 Branches: 3 Principal(s): Greg Miskovsky AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $210.1M

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Bank 34

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14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 623-463-1440 · bank34.com Year Est: 1934 Branches: 2 Principal(s): William P. Kauper, president and director of corporate development AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $121M

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BNC National Bank

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20175 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308 602-852-3515 · bncbank.com Year Est: 2001 Branches: 2 Principal(s): Scott Spillman AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $152M

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Enterprise Bank & Trust

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3900 E. Camelback Rd., #180, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-824-5700 · enterprisebank.com Year Est: 2008 Branches: 2 Principal(s): Jack Barry, president and CEO, Arizona region AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $122.8M

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Goldwater Bank

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7135 E. Camelback Rd., #201, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-281-8200 · goldwaterbank.com Year Est: 2007 Branches: 1 Principal(s): Julie Merhege AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $150.2M

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2141 E. Camelback Rd., #120, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602.474.5000 · meadowsbank.bank Year Est: 2008 Branches: 1 Principal(s): David Matthews, regional president AZ Market Deposits (FDIC June): $29M

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Banking locally is banking better. Banking close to home has its advantages. For 10 years we’ve been doing what no other community bank in Arizona has done, and it’s getting noticed by being voted No. 1 Community Bank, a Top 200 Healthiest Bank, and a 5-Star Superior Rated Bank. Banking locally with Pinnacle is about more

RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDING

than keeping your money close to home. We make the process easier and more enjoyable. Our local ownership provides highly personalized service and quicker decision making. And when you’re on the go, our 24/7 mobile and online banking is always there for you.

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Creating an exceptional experience!

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BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE: BANKING/FINANCE

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1 E. Washington St., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-389-3500 · alliancebankofarizona.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 660 Principal(s): Don Garner, CEO

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lliance Bank of Arizona is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, the go-to bank for business in its growing markets. Founded in 2003, Alliance Bank of Arizona offers a full spectrum of deposit, lending, treasury management, international banking and online banking products and services, plus superior service to meet the needs of local businesses. With 10 offices in Greater Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, along with Western Alliance Bank’s robust national platform of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued partner for Arizona’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance ranks No. 4 on the Forbes 2018 “Best Banks in America” list. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Alliance Bank of Arizona takes pride in its employees. In fact, one of its founding members, Don Garner, was the sixth employee of Alliance Bank of Arizona and is now the company’s CEO. Through its longstanding leadership and mentors, Alliance Bank of Arizona encourages an entrepreneurial culture where great ideas are not only welcomed but encouraged.”

174 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Landings Credit Union

2800 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-967-9475 · landingscu.org Year Est: 1953 AZ Staff: 64 Principal(s): Margaret Hunnicutt Prominent Company Perks: Casual work environment, discounted and interest-free loans, community focused, generous PTO and paid holidays

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Vantage West Credit Union

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16 Arizona branch locations, Tucson, AZ 85719 800-888-7882 · vantagewest.org Year Est: 1955 AZ Staff: 480 Principal(s): Robert D. Ramirez, president and CEO Prominent Company Perks: Great health and insurance benefits, 401(k) with match, generous PTO, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement

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Desert Financial Credit Union

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ALLIANCE BANK OF ARIZONA

16427 N. Scottsdale Rd., #145, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-305-8500 · homeownersfg.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: 228 Principal(s): Bill Rogers, founder and CEO; Pat Lamb, president; Bob Kennedy, COO; Tom Osselaer, CFO Prominent Company Perks: Awards, tenure program, volunteer time off, flexible schedule

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Homeowners Financial Group USA

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(formerly Desert Schools Federal Credit Union)

P.O. Box 2945, Phoenix, AZ 85062 602-433-7000 · desertschools.org Year Est: 1939 AZ Staff: 1,000 Principal(s): Jeffrey Meshey, president Prominent Company Perks: 401K match, paid parental leave, paid volunteer time, loan discounts, tuition reimbursement, health/dental/vision

Altier Credit Union

1650 N. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-797-3000 · altiercu.org Year Est: 1947 AZ Staff: 55 Principal(s): David Skilton, president and CEO Prominent Company Perks: Generous health coverage and PTO, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, employee service awards and appreciation party

VIP Mortgage Inc.

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9221 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-966-0919 · vipmtginc.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 325 Principal(s): Jay Barbour, Keith Teegardin Prominent Company Perks: Small family atmosphere where employees are encouraged to engage, problem solve and lead, feeling valued and heard

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National Bank of Arizona

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6001 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-235-6000 · nbaz.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Staff: 658 Principal(s): Mark R. Young, CEO and president Prominent Company Perks: Health benefits, tuition reimbursement, employee recognition, community involvement through sponsorships/NBAZ Charities

Pinnacle Bank Scottsdale

14287 N. 87th St., #123, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-609-0055 · pinnaclebankaz.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 45 Principal(s): Michael J. Thorell, president and CEO Prominent Company Perks: DepositAccounts.com’s Top 200 Healthiest Banks for 2015 out of 6,998 federally insured banks in the U.S.

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7025 N. Scottsdale Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (2 locations) 877-505-1281 · myfw.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Scott Wylie, Dino Camunez, Dan Thompson, Trish Stark, Victor Alonzo Prominent Company Perks: WND

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9590 E. Ironwood Square Dr., #215, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-391-8800 · commercialplus.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 12 Principal(s): Jeff Pavone, Jordan Geotas, George Odden Specialty: Petroleum, car washes, hotels and other income-producing properties, middle-market focused

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The Advantage Mortgage Group

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5343 N. 16th St., #135, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-953-6500 · tamg.biz Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Stanley Wang, president Specialty: Conventional and specialty loans

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American Associates

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2306 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-829-3460 · rentazhome.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 14 Principal(s): Bonnie Ewell-Doll Specialty: The purchase or sale of companies in manufacturing, construction, distribution, service, high-tech and professional practices

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WCI Brokers Central

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IBG FOX & FIN FINANCIAL GROUP LC 1

15029 N. 74th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-421-9789 · ibgfoxfin.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): Jim Afinowich

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BG Fox & Fin gets businesses sold. It facilitates sales of private middle-market companies with a market value up to $150 million. Since 1993, IBG Fox & Fin’s mission has been to support business owners’ growth and liquidity objectives with the highest levels of professional expertise and service. As evidenced by its No. 1 position in Ranking Arizona for the last 16 years, IBG Fox & Fin’s experience, network and proven process help clients achieve maximum value in a business sale. For business buyers, sellers and their professional advisors, IBG Fox & Fin’s professionalism, passion and performance are the hallmarks of a “Fox & Fin deal.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Over the next five years, we anticipate a higher rate of economic growth across all industries. That growth will fuel increases in business value and heighten demand for good companies by financial buyers, strategic/synergistic buyers and industry buyers.” SURPRISING FACT: “Ideally, we create relationships with business owners two or more years before their company is ready to sell in order to help build business value, maximize our knowledge of the company and identify best-fit buyers among qualified corporations, private equity groups and entrepreneurs.”

176 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Commercial Plus

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3519 E. Shea Blvd., #133, Phoenix, AZ 85028 602-795-2005 · wcibroker.com Year Est: 1968 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Charles J. Tanko, Phoenix; Ken Hanover, Tucson; Matt Uhler, Prescott; Dominic Femia, Sedona Specialty: Business opportunity sales

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Nystrom Business Sales

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20827 N. Cave Creek Rd., #106, Phoenix, AZ 85024 480-778-8350 · nystrombusinesssales.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 3 Principal(s): Dave Nystrom Specialty: Sale of small businesses covering all avenues

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First Choice Business Brokers

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8700 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-607-4430 · businessforsaleinphoenix.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): Chuck Wimmer, owner Specialty: Assists small- to medium-size business owners in selling their business; helps entrepreneurs buy or acquire a business

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Premier Sales Inc.

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8767 E. Via De Ventura, #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-736-8799 · premiersalesaz.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 4 Principal(s): Diane Thomas, owner Specialty: Business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, exit strategies, succession planning

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Sunbelt Business Brokers - Phoenix

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7600 E. Redfeld Rd., #155, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 602-266-1224 · azbizlist.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 43 Principal(s): Chris Smith Specialty: Business brokerage and franchise resales

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14358 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., #1, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-477-6300 · thewheatleygroup.com Year Est: 1992 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Rick Shapiro Specialty: Small-to mid-market mergers and acquisitions, advisory services, valuations, optimizing client goals, seller/buyer consults

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2355 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85027 844-663-2928 · oneazcu.com Year Est: 1951 Branches: 20 Principal(s): David E. Doss AZ Assets: $1.9B

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Altier Credit Union

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1650 N. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-797-3000 · altiercu.org Year Est: 1947 Branches: 5 Principal(s): David Skilton, president and CEO; Sherry Belcher, COO AZ Assets: $193M

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Arizona Central Credit Union

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P.O. Box 11650, Phoenix, AZ 85061 602-264-6421 · azcentralcu.org Year Est: 1939 Branches: 10 Principal(s): Todd Pearson AZ Assets: WND

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Landings Credit Union

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DESERT FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION

(FORMERLY DESERT SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION)

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P.O. Box 2945, Phoenix, AZ 85062 602-433-7000 · desertfinancial.com Year Est: 1939 Branches: 45 Principal(s): Jeff Meshey, president and CEO

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CREDIT UNIONS

n 2018, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union changed its name to Desert Financial Credit Union to better convey that its services are open to everyone in the Valley. Desert Financial has provided affordable financial solutions and personalized service to help members achieve their goals for over 75 years. At Desert Financial, members are more than a number, they are financial partners. When Desert Financial is successful, it can give back more to members, employees and the community. With nearly 50 branches Valleywide and a full line of online and mobile solutions, Desert Financial is the Valley’s most convenient credit union.

COMPANY STRENGTHS: “There are two primary things that distinguish Desert Financial: Our employees and our commitment to the community. Our employees are genuinely committed to doing what’s right for our members every day. In addition, Desert Financial works every day to give back to the community that has given us so much.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “With our new name and clarified brand, Desert Financial has a positive outlook for 2018. We have worked to ensure that the organization is strong financially and positioned well for both bumps in the road and strategic opportunities.”

178 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

OneAZ Credit Union

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2800 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-967-9475 · landingscu.org Year Est: 1953 Branches: 4 Principal(s): Margaret Hunnicutt AZ Assets: WND

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Vantage West Credit Union

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16 Arizona locations 800-888-7882 · vantagewest.org Year Est: 1955 Branches: 16 Principal(s): Robert D. Ramirez, president and CEO AZ Assets: $1.9B

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Arizona Federal Credit Union

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333 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-683-1000 · arizonafederal.org Year Est: 1936 Branches: 12 Principal(s): Ronald L. Westad AZ Assets: WND

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Credit Union West

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5811 W. Talavi Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85306 602-631-3200 · cuwest.org Year Est: 1951 Branches: 12 Principal(s): Robert MacGregor, president and CEO AZ Assets: $600M

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First Credit Union

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25 S. Arizona Pl., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-756-5500 · firstcu.net Year Est: 1929 Branches: 8 Principal(s): Jay Curtis, president and CEO AZ Assets: $460M

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1667 N. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-441-5900 · truwest.org Year Est: 1952 Branches: 8 Principal(s): Alan Althouse, CEO AZ Assets: $1B

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Whether you need guidance on important financial decisions, or help planning for the future, it’s easy to switch to a trusted financial partner who’s committed to your success.

Call, click or visit a branch 602-433-7000 DesertFinancial.com

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2394 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-635-3760 · versantcm.com Year Est: 2006 Lic. Brokers: 4 Principal(s): Elizabeth Shabaker, COO Special Services: Investment advisory services, financial planning, special support in coordinating affairs with other professional advisors

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Bennett & Porter

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3200 N. Hayden Rd., #310, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-212-1150 · bennettandporter.com Year Est: 2002 Lic. Brokers: WND Principal(s): Jack Bennett, Scott Porter Special Services: Personal and business wealth services, retirement planning, alternative investments, tax savings strategies, insurance

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Thompson Wealth Management

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16430 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-305-2038 · twmplan.com Year Est: 2010 Lic. Brokers: 2 Principal(s): Neal Thompson, president Special Services: Financial planning, retirement strategies and investment management services

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INDEPENDENT INVESTMENT ADVISORS

STELLAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC 1

2200 E. Camelback Rd., #130, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-778-0307 · stellarmgt.com Year Est: 1984 Lic. Brokers: 5 Principal(s): Stephen Taddie

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tellar Capital Management provides professional custom-tailored investment management and exceptional personalized service. Its clients are a select group of people who seek a long-term, high-quality relationship with a stable investment firm staffed with talented and experienced people who care about providing the right solutions. In professional circles, the firm is well known as a trusted investment fiduciary. Stellar provides discretionary portfolio management for individuals, families, nonprofits, endowments, retirement plans and Native American tribes. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The impact of monetary and fiscal policy adjustments on economic growth and stock market valuations is the single most important issue for investment management professionals. Asset allocation and security selection will become increasingly more important as the policy implementation unfolds.” SURPRISING FACT: “The firm’s economic analysis — which is the centerpiece of the firm’s investment process — has received national attention as its economic forecasts are used by the National Association of Business Economists, for the quarterly NABE Outlook, Bloomberg and the Western Blue Chip for their monthly economic forecasts.”

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Versant Capital Management

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906 W. Roosevelt St., #1, Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-396-4560 · americasannuity.com Year Est: 2005 Lic. Brokers: 2 Principal(s): Ryan J. Eaglin Special Services: Retirement planning, financial advising, fixed-index annuities, fixed annuity, single premium immediate annuity

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Heritage Advisors

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1440 E. Missouri Ave., #C200, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-569-9959 · heritageadvisorsllc.com Year Est: 2014 Lic. Brokers: No Brokers. There are 8 IARs Principal(s): Michael Frost; Ralph Nelson, JD, CPA; Barry Rhonemus; Jack Barker, JD, CPA, CTFA; Brad Haines, CFA, FRM; David Maxey Special Services: Tax, law, wealth and asset management, insurance

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Progressive Financial Concepts

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8722 E. Via De Commercio, Phoenix, AZ 85018 480-745-7882 · pfcadvisory.com Year Est: 1835 Lic. Brokers: WND Principal(s): Robert V. Lester, Kory Budinger Special Services: Quality financial solutions and services, wealth management, business planning and more

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WealthTrust-Arizona

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8434 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-483-7300 · wealthtrustarizona.com Year Est: WND Lic. Brokers: 5 Principal(s): WND Special Services: We integrate every aspect of your financial life: investments, retirement planning and estate considerations

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Strategy Financial Group

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3200 E. Camelback Rd., #285, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-343-9301 · strategyfinancialgroup.com Year Est: 2010 Lic. Brokers: 3 Principal(s): Calvin Goetz Special Services: Income planning, estate planning, tax planning, life insurance planning

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8640 S. River Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85284 480-337-2000 · edwardjones.com Year Est: 1922 Lic. Brokers: 298 Principal(s): Dave Long, principal Special Services: Financial strategies based on personal service and tailored advice

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Bennett & Porter wealth management + insurance ONE RE LATI ON S H I P

Jack Bennett President

Scott Porter Certified Financial Planner

Would you describe your financial life as chaotic, lacking a sense of order and control? Bennett & Porter is here to take it to the next level. Our dynamic team is driven each day to make a difference with intelligent, inspired solutions. Whether it’s a truly accurate insurance policy, a calculated tax strategy, or a winning wealth management plan, we work together as one to make sure you are fully covered, fully prepared, and fully directed in order to achieve a better quality of life.

Building and Protecting your Wealth 3200 North Hayden Road, Suite #310, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.212.1150

BennettAndPorter.com


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17550 N. Perimeter Dr., #450, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-538-2900 · arizona.massmutual.com Year Est: 1958 AZ Offices: 5 Principal(s): Jeffrey C. Dollarhide, CFP, CLU, ChFC, AIF, CLTC Services: Life insurance, disability income insurance, long-term care, annuities, investments, 401(k), wealth management, financial planning

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Lovitt & Touché

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1050 W. Washington St., #233, Tempe, AZ 85281 800-417-2756 · lovitt-touche.com Year Est: 1911 AZ Offices: 2 Principal(s): Charles Touché, Steven Touché Services: Employee benefits, property and casualty, private risk, bonds and surety, other specialty services

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Hester, Heitel & Assoc. Inc.

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6122 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-230-7726 · hesterheitel.com Year Est: 1953 AZ Offices: 1 Principal(s): Mark Hester, president; John Heitel, SVP; John Hester, VP Services: All types of business/commercial insurance, high-net-worth personal insurance, individual and group health and life insurance

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Hill & Usher Insurance. Bonds. Benefits.

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From left: Scott Porter, certified financial planner; and Jack Bennett, president. Company Provided Image

BENNETT & PORTER

3200 N. Hayden Rd., #310, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-212-1150 · bennettandporter.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Offices: 1 Principal(s): Jack Bennett, Scott Porter

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ased in Scottsdale, Bennett & Porter currently employs more than 50 experienced, certified finance and insurance professionals who can assist you to navigate the financial complexities and identify opportunities for growth and success. Structurally, the agency is designed to operate as a “multifamily office” model; offering a breadth of services that allow individuals, families and businesses to have a single point-of-contact for all their wealth management and insurance needs. Bennett & Porter’s relationships are built upon tailored solutions, specialized expertise and responsive service. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Bennett & Porter has built a business around placing the needs of others first. We have a strong conviction to make a difference in our community and encouraged to become active in noteworthy causes. Bennett & Porter is heavily involved in industry events, professional associations and local philanthropic endeavors.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The property and casualty market is increasingly becoming more competitive. Insurance companies will continue to seek for creative ways to diversify and expand their product offerings to provide their clients greater value and improved customer service.”

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MassMutual Arizona

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3033 N. 44th St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-956-4220 · hillusher.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Offices: 1 Principal(s): Richard B. Usher, Taylor B. Usher Services: Business and personal property and casualty insurance services; surety services; group benefits services

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Crest Insurance Group

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7272 E. Indian School Rd., #375, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-839-2252 · crestins.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Offices: 4 Principal(s): Cody Ritchie Services: Commercial insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance, insurance bonds

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Van Leer & Edwards Insurance Services

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6928 E. 5th Ave., #3, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-776-6979 · vanleerins.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Offices: 1 Principal(s): Kristin Edwards, Chuck Van Leer Services: Personal, commercial and industry-specific insurance services

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Cash, Sullivan & Cross

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1124 E. Vogel Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-957-0915 · cashsullivanandcross.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Offices: 1 Principal(s): Bill Cross, Richard Webb Services: Insurance services for businesses: Property and casualty, workers’ compensation and employee benefits

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Brown & Brown Insurance of Arizona

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2800 N. Central Ave., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-277-6672 · bbphoenix.com Year Est: 1939 AZ Offices: 2 Principal(s): John Esposito, head of office Services: All lines of insurance business

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2325 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-337-6300 · marsh.com Year Est: 1957 AZ Offices: 1 Principal(s): WND Services: Risk management, commercial lines, life/health benefits, consulting services, workers’ compensation, environmental, international

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Bennett & Porter wealth management + insurance ONE RE LATI ON S H I P

Jack Bennett President

Scott Porter Certified Financial Planner

Would you describe your financial life as chaotic, lacking a sense of order and control? Bennett & Porter is here to take it to the next level. Our dynamic team is driven each day to make a difference with intelligent, inspired solutions. Whether it’s a truly accurate insurance policy, a calculated tax strategy, or a winning wealth management plan, we work together as one to make sure you are fully covered, fully prepared, and fully directed in order to achieve a better quality of life.

Building and Protecting your Wealth 3200 North Hayden Road, Suite #310, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 | 480.212.1150

BennettAndPorter.com


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3033 N. 44th St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-956-4220 · hillusher.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Agents: 8 Principal(s): Richard B. Usher, Taylor B. Usher AZ Policies: 3,600

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Hester, Heitel & Assoc. Inc.

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6122 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-230-7726 · hesterheitel.com Year Est: 1953 AZ Agents: 22 Principal(s): Mark Hester, president; John Heitel, SVP; John Hester, VP AZ Policies: 5,900

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Bennett & Porter

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3200 N. Hayden Rd., #310, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-212-1150 · bennettandporter.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Agents: WND Principal(s): Jack Bennett, Scott Porter AZ Policies: Personal insurance, business insurance, employee benefits, surety bonds, wealth management

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Lovitt & Touché

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Suzanne Turner, head of the Southwest territory for Farmers Insurance. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

FARMERS INSURANCE CO.

16001 N. 28th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85053 602-333-5744 · farmers.com Year Est: 1928 AZ Agents: 536 Principal(s): Suzanne Turner

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armers Insurance is the top property and casualty insurance company in Ranking Arizona for the 17th year in a row and for the 19th time in the past 20 years. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Farmers provides homeowners, auto, business and life insurance to more than 10 million families nationwide. Entering its 90th year, Farmers Insurance is humbled and privileged to serve America’s families and businesses. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “The Farmers corporate training facility, ‘University of Farmers,’ was voted the top corporate training center in the country by Training magazine. This state-of-the-art training center has provided our agents and employees with the finest insurance training to better educate and service our customers. Farmers not only prides itself on helping you plan wisely for the unexpected, but also on helping restore order when it occurs, so you can keep moving along the road of your life’s plans.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Farmers Insurance will continue the expansion of its growing Phoenix operation. The new regional office has been filling 1,000 new jobs in the greater Phoenix community and brings great economic vitality to Arizona. This $23.7 million expansion makes Phoenix one of the largest regional offices for Farmers.”

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Hill & Usher Insurance. Bonds. Benefits.

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1050 W. Washington St., #233, Tempe, AZ 85281 800-417-2756 · lovitt-touche.com Year Est: 1911 AZ Agents: 113 Principal(s): Charles Touché, Steven Touché AZ Policies: 9,521

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CopperPoint Insurance Companies

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3030 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-631-2000 · copperpoint.com Year Est: 1925 AZ Agents: WND Principal(s): Mark Schmittlein, president and CEO AZ Policies: WND

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1st Choice Insurance Inc.

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2500 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 480-855-7000 Year Est: 2017 AZ Agents: 5 Principal(s): Kristin Gentile White AZ Policies: WND

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Geico

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930 N. Finance Center Dr., Tucson, AZ 85710 800-375-2670 · geico.com Year Est: 1936 AZ Agents: 1,840 Principal(s): Tony Nicely, CEO AZ Policies: WND

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Allstate Insurance Company

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Statewide 800-ALLSTATE (255-7828) · allstate.com Year Est: 1931 AZ Agents: 220 Principal(s): Denis Bailey, Charlie Lala AZ Policies: 470,178, including homeowners, auto, renters and specialty product lines

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2155 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., #205, Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-445-2503 · chubb.com Year Est: 1882 AZ Agents: WND Principal(s): Chubb Group of Insurance Companies AZ Policies: Personal and business

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2036 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-381-2090 · arizbank.com Year Est: 2003 Lic. Brokers: WND Principal(s): William H. Callahan, president and CEO Special Services: WND

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Vantage West Credit Union

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3416 N. 24th Ln., Phoenix, AZ 85015 602-567-0167 · vantagewest.org Year Est: 1955 Lic. Brokers: WND Principal(s): Robert D. Ramirez, president and CEO Special Services: WND

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CKS Advisors

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6263 N. Scottsdale Rd., #390, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-451-1223 · cksadvisors.com Year Est: 2001 Lic. Brokers: 6 Principal(s): Dennis Cornelius Special Services: Experienced in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions; understands what buyers are seeking to maximize client’s return

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Franchise Capital Advisors

INVESTMENT BANKERS/M&A INTERMEDIARY

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From left: Jordan Geotas, principal; Jeff Pavone, principal; and George Odden, principal. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CP CAPITAL

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9590 E. Ironwood Square Dr., #215, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-391-8800 · commercialplus.com Year Est: WND Lic. Brokers: WND Principal(s): Jordan Geotas, George Odden, Jeff Pavone

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P Capital Advisory Services, LLC represents business owners in the sale, purchase and mergers of businesses often between $5 million and $250 million. CP Capital is proud to provide the same services, resources and expertise to its clients that are usually only available to much larger organizations. CP Capital has a great team of highly dedicated and informed professionals with a proven track record of completing transactions at premium valuations. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We believe our singular, almost fanatical focus on helping clients achieve their goals sets us apart. Further, our diverse mix and depth of experience allows us to offer services you would generally only find in much larger organizations.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Despite geopolitical uncertainty, we are bullish on 2018. Financing markets remain strong and there is a huge amount of capital on the sideline ready to be deployed in the right opportunity. We have worked hard to position ourselves to take advantage of positive market trends and we are looking forward to a very busy year.”

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Arizona Bank & Trust

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9903 E. Bell Rd., #130, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-355-4390 · franchisecapitaladvisors.com Year Est: 2005 Lic. Brokers: WND Principal(s): Stephen Schwanz, Ryan Kress Special Services: Comprehensive financial services dedicated to franchises

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Columbia West Capital

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14624 N. Scottsdale Rd., #124, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-664-3949 · columbiawestcap.com Year Est: 2005 Lic. Brokers: 8 Principal(s): John Farr, David Barnett Special Services: M&A advisory, capital raising, debt restructuring, fairness opinions and business valuations

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Oracle Capital LLC

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1985 E. River Rd., #111, Tucson, AZ 85718 520-319-9958 · oraclecapital.com Year Est: 2006 Lic. Brokers: WND Principal(s): Orca Partners LLC Special Services: Investment banking, corporate finance, merger and acquisitions, fairness opinions and solvency opinions

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Piper Jaffray

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2525 E. Camelback Rd., #925, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-808-5422 · piperjaffray.com Year Est: 1977 Lic. Brokers: WND Principal(s): Andrew S. Duff, CEO Special Services: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Market, Capital Advisory Group, and Corporate & Venture Services

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Arizona Business Bank/CoBiz Financial

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2600 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-240-2700 · azbizbank.com Year Est: WND Lic. Brokers: WND Principal(s): WND Special Services: WND

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7170 E. McDonald Dr., #6, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-603-4900 · scottsdalecapital.com Year Est: 2002 Lic. Brokers: WND Principal(s): John and Justine Hurry Special Services: Security deposits, investment banking

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2394 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5000 · fennemorecraig.com Year Est: 1885 AZ Attorneys: 110 Principal(s): Stephen A. Good, chair of Fennemore Craig’s Management Committee Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC

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40 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #425, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-733-6800 · davismiles.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Attorneys: 55 Principal(s): Pernell McGuire Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Tiffany & Bosco

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2525 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4237 602-255-6000 · tblaw.com Year Est: 1967 AZ Attorneys: 52 Principal(s): Mark S. Bosco, managing partner Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

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SNELL & WILMER

One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 AZ Attorneys: 212 Principal(s): Matthew P. Feeney

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nell & Wilmer is a business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and Mexico, including Phoenix and Tucson, Los Angeles and Orange County, Denver, Colorado, Las Vegas, Reno, Salt Lake City and Los Cabos, Mexico. Its clients include major national and multinational corporations, educational and research institutions, municipalities and government agencies, nonprofits, charitable organizations, industry executives and high-net-worth individuals. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “It begins and ends with our people. We don’t just look for great lawyers — we look for great lawyers who are also good people. We focus on building and cultivating long-term relationships with our clients, our communities and with each other. That focus drives our strategy and day-to-day operations.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We’re bullish. We continue to make the technological, personnel and training investments to successfully compete in the rapidly changing legal industry. We’re actively grooming the next generation of leaders to carry on our commitment to clients, our communities and to each other. If we keep that focus, we’ll be successful.”

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Fennemore Craig

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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 AZ Attorneys: 73 Principal(s): John C. Norling, managing attorney Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Dickinson Wright

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1850 N. Central Ave., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-285-5000 · dickinsonwright.com Year Est: 1968 AZ Attorneys: 67 Principal(s): Stephen E. Richman Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/1

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Burch & Cracchiolo

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702 E. Osborn Rd., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-274-7611 · bcattorneys.com Year Est: 1970 AZ Attorneys: 40 Principal(s): Edwin Bull Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

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201 E. Washington St., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-262-5311 · lrrc.com Year Est: 1950 AZ Attorneys: 118 Principal(s): Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr. Locations - US / Int’l.: 10

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Quarles & Brady

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2 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-229-5200 · quarles.com Year Est: 1970 AZ Attorneys: 117 Principal(s): Nicole Stanton, Phoenix office managing partner Locations - US / Int’l.: 10

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2929 N. Central Ave., 21st floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-640-9000 · omlaw.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Attorneys: 50 Principal(s): Scott Rodgers, managing partner Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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We see the tree through the forest. An innovative law firm leader, Fennemore Craig helps clients meet the challenges of an ever-changing, often complex business environment. With fresh thinking and the latest technology, we strive to provide value in each matter we undertake, delivering practical solutions and counsel focused on a client’s business goals.Â

FennemoreCraig.com Contact Steve Good, Managing Partner, at 602.916.5395 or sgood@fclaw.com.


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8111 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-456-6776 · rlattorneys.com Year Est: 2012 AZ Attorneys: 23 Principal(s): Mitchell Resnick, Lena Louis Locations - US / Int’l.: 14

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Jaburg Wilk

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3200 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-248-1000 · jaburgwilk.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Attorneys: 35 Principal(s): G. Jaburg, L. Wilk, R. Cohen, Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros

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One N. Central Ave., #900, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-307-9900 · rcdmlaw.com Year Est: 1950 AZ Attorneys: 27 Principal(s): Margaret T. McCarthy Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Jennings Haug Cunningham

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SACKS TIERNEY P.A.

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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th Floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 AZ Attorneys: 35 Principal(s): Judith M. Dworkin

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even consecutive No. 1 rankings attest to Sacks Tierney’s standing as a widely respected mid-size law firm where corporate and governmental decisionmakers, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals enjoy personal attention, performance that exceeds expectations, and uncompromising commitment to professionalism and innovation. Since its founding in 1960, Sacks Tierney has distinguished itself by its skill, energy, integrity, community leadership and pioneering expertise in legal areas of special value to Arizona clients. Through its affiliation with MERITAS, a global network of law firms serving 244 markets worldwide, Sacks Tierney meets clients’ needs locally and internationally. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “An enduring hallmark is the firm’s diversity in age, experience and gender, a natural outgrowth of long-standing qualities that consistently attract and help the firm retain high-quality attorneys and staff who are equipped with the resources they need to fulfill our mission of client service.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “To be ranked No. 1 the first time was an honor; to achieve that ranking for seven consecutive years places on us a responsibility to live up to the levels of professionalism and integrity that such recognition strongly suggests.”

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Resnick & Louis

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2800 N. Central Ave., #1800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-234-7800 · JHC.Law Year Est: 1937 AZ Attorneys: 26 Principal(s): 13 equity partners Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

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One N. Central Ave., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-440-4800 · rcalaw.com Year Est: 1948 AZ Attorneys: 32 Principal(s): James E. Brophy Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Ballard Spahr

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1 E. Washington St., #2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-798-5400 · ballardspahr.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Attorneys: 32 Principal(s): John Kerkorian Locations - US / Int’l.: 13

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Greenberg Traurig

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2375 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-445-8000 · gtlaw.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Attorneys: 38 Principal(s): Nicole M. Goodwin Locations - US / Int’l.: 29/9

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Sherman & Howard

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201 E. Washington St., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-240-3000 · shermanhoward.com Year Est: 1892 AZ Attorneys: 27 Principal(s): T. Axelsen, J. Betts, J. Doran, G. Falls, A. Hameed, H. Leibsohn, T. Morgan, C. Morgan, B. Mueller, G. Peraza, A. Plattner, T. Quigley, J. Randolph, R. Stowell, D. Weatherwax, M. Wright Locations - US / Int’l.: 11

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1 E. Washington St., #2700, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-528-4000 · squirepattonboggs.com Year Est: 1979 AZ Attorneys: 35 Principal(s): D. Lewis Clark, managing partner, Phoenix Locations - US / Int’l.: 18/28

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6720 N. Scottsdale Rd., #150, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-998-7800 · cobelaw.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Attorneys: 4 Principal(s): Edward O. Comitz, Michael F. Beethe, Patrick T. Stanley Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Jackson Lewis

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2398 E. Camelback Rd., #1060, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-714-7044 · jacksonlewis.com Year Est: 1958 AZ Attorneys: 11 Principal(s): Jeffrey Bernick, office managing principal, Phoenix office Locations - US / Int’l.: 57

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Hallier Lawrence

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3216 N. 3rd St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-285-5500 · hallierlaw.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Attorneys: 5 Principal(s): Angela K. Hallier, Andi C. Lawrence Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Radix Law

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Laurent Badoux, shareholder; Buzzi L. Shindler, shareholder; William J. Gelm, shareholder; Steven M. Fox, shareholder; and Paul M. Weiser, managing shareholder. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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15205 N. Kierland Blvd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-606-9300 · radixlaw.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Attorneys: 10 Principal(s): Jonathan Frutkin Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

BUCHALTER

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Davis Faas Blase

16435 N. Scottsdale Rd., #440, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-383-1800 · buchalter.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Attorneys: 19 Principal(s): Paul M. Weiser, Steven M. Fox, William J. Gelm, Buzzi L. Shindler, Laurent R.G. Badoux

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Comitz | Beethe

uchalter is a full-service business law firm that, for eight decades, has been providing exceptional legal counsel at all stages of its clients’ growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Buchalter’s clients do business in a diverse global economy governed by complex laws and regulations and they trust Buchalter attorneys as advisers and business partners because they are involved in their world. They rely on Buchalter’s forward thinking to help them resolve problems before they arise. With more than 225 attorneys and offices in Arizona, California and Washington, Buchalter is one of the largest regional law firms. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We are extremely proud of our unique and diverse staff. At Buchalter, we implement initiatives to best enhance the camaraderie of our employees – focusing on the growth and success of the firm as a team and as a whole. Without our employees, Buchalter would be incapable of having the great success we’ve had in 2017.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “In 2018, Buchalter will continue our growth initiative and expand, including opening our new office in Seattle.”

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11111 N. Scottsdale Rd., #225, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-279-1900 · dfblawyers.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Attorneys: 8 Principal(s): Greg Davis, Aaron Blase Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Braun Siler Kruzel

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14811 N. Kierland Blvd., #500, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-8044 · bskazlaw.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Attorneys: 5 Principal(s): Bradley S. Braun, Gregory M. Kruzel Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

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Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold

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3101 N. Central Ave., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-2010 · frgalaw.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Attorneys: 24 Principal(s): James W. Ryan, Yale F. Goldberg, Charles L. Arnold, John R. Fitzpatrick, Scott A. Erickson, T.J. Ryan, Marsha Goodman, Jonathon M. Morrison Locations - US / Int’l.: 2

Engelman Berger

3636 N. Central Ave., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-271-9090 · eblawyers.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Attorneys: 13 Principal(s): David Engleman, Steve Berger Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., #500, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-684-1100 · clarkhill.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Attorneys: 22 Principal(s): John J. Hern, Jr.; Darrell E. Davis Locations - US / Int’l.: 17

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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Gerald W. Alston Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 7 Practice Leader: John J. Bouma Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

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Insight Mediation

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8149 N. 87th Pl., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-246-3366 · insightmediation.com Year Est: 2003 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Amy Lieberman Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi

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SACKS TIERNEY P.A.

4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th Floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: David C. Tierney

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LAW FIRMS: ADR/MEDIATION OR ARBITRATION

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rbitration and mediation are familiar grounds for David Tierney, Sharon Shively and Greg Gillis, whose skill and experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) have warranted Sacks Tierney’s second straight No. 1 ranking. Tierney is a past chair of the State Bar’s ADR Section, has ranked four times among Super Lawyers’ Top 50 Arizona attorneys, and is a 16-time Best Lawyers honoree. He serves on the American Arbitration Association (AAA) commercial and construction arbitration panels and construction mediation panel. Shively, an 11-time Super Lawyers selection and a 12-time Best Lawyers honoree, is a member of two of AAA’s top arbitration panels — commercial and construction — and frequently serves as a mediator, settlement conference judge and arbitrator in complex cases involving construction, creditors’ rights, real estate and general commercial disputes. Gillis, another Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers honoree, has extensive AAA experience and serves on its construction and commercial arbitration and mediation panels. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Industry knowledge, character, longevity and intellect provide a strong foundation for the respect and trust that David Tierney, Sharon Shively and Greg Gillis have earned among Arizona litigation attorneys who seek well-reasoned, out-of-court resolution of their clients’ complex disputes.”

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

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2390 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-248-8203 · ashrlaw.com Year Est: 1995 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Shawn Aiken Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Davis Miles McGuire Gardner

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40 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #425, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-733-6800 · davismiles.com Year Est: 2002 # AZ Attorneys: 7 Practice Leader: David W. Williams Locations - US / Int’l.: 5

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Resnick & Louis

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8111 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-456-6776 · rlattorneys.com Year Est: 2012 # AZ Attorneys: 23 Practice Leader: Mitchell Resnick Locations - US / Int’l.: 14/1

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Dickinson Wright

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1850 N. Central Ave., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-285-5000 · dickinsonwright.com Year Est: 1968 # AZ Attorneys: 9 Practice Leader: Charles S. Price Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/1

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Sanders & Parks

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3030 N. Third St., #1300, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-532-5600 · sandersparks.com Year Est: 1973 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Garrick L. Gallagher Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

10 Buchalter last year

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16435 N. Scottsdale Rd., #440, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-383-1800 · buchalter.com Year Est: 2005 # AZ Attorneys: WND Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 7

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2 last year

201 E. Washington St., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-240-3000 · shermanhoward.com Year Est: 1892 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: John Randolph, Craig Morgan Locations - US / Int’l.: 11

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Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 21 Practice Leader: M. Lawrence Brown, Brian W. Burke, Barbara J. Dawson, David A. Sprentall, Craig K. Williams Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 11 Practice Leader: Robert J. Novak Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Davis Miles McGuire Gardner

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TIFFANY & BOSCO

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2525 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4237 602.255.6000 · tblaw.com Year Est: 1967 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Mark S. Bosco

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LAW FIRMS: BANKING

iffany & Bosco provides a wide range of legal services to individuals, families and the business community. Established in Phoenix, Arizona over 50 years ago, the firm has expanded to Las Vegas and San Diego and represents domestic and foreign clients on a local, national and international basis. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Tiffany & Bosco has been able to combine exceptional customer service, client-centric innovative billing practices, advanced technology and case management systems, along with exemplary legal services consistently over 50 years.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Through exceptional compensation and benefit packages, Tiffany & Bosco has been able to attract outstanding staff. We empower our Staff Committee to plan 12 charitable events per year, along with four different firm-wide events. Our commitment to helping others in the community is rewarding and part of our DNA.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Tiffany & Bosco is excited about our outlook for 2018. We continue to add outstanding new lateral attorneys due to our unique, transparent compensation system, coupled with our top-of-theline law firm space and technology platform. We also continue to experience strong organic growth from existing practice groups.”

196 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Sherman & Howard

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40 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #425, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-733-6800 · davismiles.com Year Est: 2002 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Michael Ferrin Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Sacks Tierney

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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Matthew F. Winter Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Jaburg Wilk

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3200 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-248-1000 · jaburgwilk.com Year Est: 1984 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Lawrence Wilk Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

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201 E. Washington St., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-262-5311 · lrrc.com Year Est: 1950 # AZ Attorneys: 12 Practice Leader: Amy Altshuler Locations - US / Int’l.: 10

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

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One North Central Ave., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-440-4800 · rcalaw.com Year Est: 1948 # AZ Attorneys: 13 Practice Leader: Michael P. Ripp, Jessica A. Benford Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

10 Jennings Haug Cunningham last year

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2800 N. Central Ave., #1800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-234-7800 · JHC.law Year Est: 1937 # AZ Attorneys: 9 Practice Leader: John Sinodis Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Comitz | Beethe

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6720 N. Scottsdale Rd., #150, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-998-7800 · cobelaw.com Year Est: 2010 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Edward O. Comitz Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Squire Patton Boggs

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1 E. Washington St., #2700, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-528-4000 · squirepattonboggs.com Year Est: 1979 # AZ Attorneys: 35 Practice Leader: D. Lewis Clark Jr. Locations - US / Int’l.: 18/28

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Clark Hill

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14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., #500, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-684-1100 · clarkhill.com Year Est: 2009 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: John J. Hern, Jr. Locations - US / Int’l.: 17

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Polsinelli

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1 E. Washington St., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-650-2338 · polsinelli.com Year Est: 1990 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Edward Novak Locations - US / Int’l.: 20

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Coppersmith Brockelman

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2800 N. Central Ave., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-224-0999 · cblawyers.com Year Est: 1995 # AZ Attorneys: 9 Practice Leader: Karen Owens, Kristen Rosati Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

The Checkett Law Firm

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Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 16 Practice Leader: Paul J. Giancola, Barry D. Halpern, Terry Roman Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

Sacks Tierney

4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Steven M. Goldstein Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

10 Dickinson Wright last year

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QUARLES & BRADY LLP 1

last year 4835 E. Cactus Rd., #345, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-272-9100 · checkett-law.com Year Est: 2010 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: John J. Checkett Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

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1850 N. Central Ave., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-285-5000 · dickinsonwright.com Year Est: 1968 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Jerry Gaffaney Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/1

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2 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-229-5200 · quarles.com Year Est: 1970 # AZ Attorneys: 11 Practice Leader: Susan Trujillo

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uarles & Brady is a 125-year-old, full-service AmLaw 200 firm with more than 500 attorneys practicing at the top of their profession in 10 states, with three offices in Arizona. Practice focuses include healthcare and life sciences, business law, labor and employment, real estate and complex litigation. The firm’s Health & Life Sciences Practice Group is on the cutting-edge of the ever-changing, highly regulated healthcare industry. The team’s breadth and depth provides “one-stop shopping” for the entire gamut of legal issues that healthcare providers, life sciences businesses and all of their business partners may face. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our strong Arizona presence allows us to be at the forefront of legal issues and developments for clients across the healthcare industry, including pharmacies, physician practice groups, hospitals, drug manufacturers and distributors and more, allowing for collaboration with a national network of toptier healthcare attorneys.” SURPRISING FACT: “Many are surprised by the volume of our pro bono work. As a firm, we donated more than 23,600 hours of legal services last year, assisting a wide variety of organizations and individuals, including Community Legal Services.”

LAW FIRMS: HEALTHCARE

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2 last year

2525 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-255-6000 · tblaw.com Year Est: 1967 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: James P. O’Sullivan Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Sacks Tierney

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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 15 Practice Leader: Steven M. Goldstein Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Jennings Haug Cunningham

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2800 N. Central Ave., #1800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-234-7800 · jhc.law Year Est: WND # AZ Attorneys: 13 Practice Leader: Mark E. Barker Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Jaburg Wilk

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LAW FIRMS: BUSINESS/CORPORATE

JENNINGS, STROUSS & SALMON PLC

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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 22 Practice Leader: Richard Lieberman

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ennings, Strouss & Salmon’s business attorneys counsel clients through all phases of their business, from protection of their ideas at inception, through company formation, capital raising, growth initiatives and their exit strategies. The firm’s attorneys are experienced in a diverse range of industries, company structures and transaction sizes. The firm assists businesses in virtually any kind of transaction they may encounter, including mergers and acquisitions, tax strategy, strategic alliances, real estate matters, financial transactions, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, public and private securities offerings and technology transactions. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our reputation in the legal and business communities is founded on a commitment to getting client transactions done expeditiously, efficiently, and with attention to matters of importance to the clients. Our firm’s 75-plus years of experience in all types of industries benefits our clients’ diverse and everchanging legal needs.” SURPRISING FACT: “Jennings, Strouss & Salmon has produced leaders in the judicial, political, business and academic communities.”

198 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Tiffany & Bosco

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3200 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-248-1000 · jaburgwilk.com Year Est: 1984 # AZ Attorneys: 7 Practice Leader: Gary Jaburg Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Resnick & Louis

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8111 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-456-6776 · rlattorneys.com Year Est: 2012 # AZ Attorneys: 23 Practice Leader: Mitchell Resnick, Lena Louis Locations - US / Int’l.: 14/1

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Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 18 Practice Leader: Michael M. Donahey, Daniel McEvers Mahoney, Terry Roman, Garth D. Stevens Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

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Burch & Cracchiolo

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last year

702 E. Osborn Rd., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-274-7611 · bcattorneys.com Year Est: 1970 # AZ Attorneys: 11 Practice Leader: Ed Fleming Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

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201 E. Washington St., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-262-5311 · lrrc.com Year Est: 1950 # AZ Attorneys: 35 Practice Leader: Amy Altshuler Locations - US / Int’l.: 10

10 Dickinson Wright last year

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1850 N. Central Ave., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-285-5000 · dickinsonwright.com Year Est: 1968 # AZ Attorneys: 11 Practice Leader: David I. Thompson Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/1

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GEN UINE PART NER To be competitive, you need partners who will help you seize every opportunity. Jennings Strouss has a deep understanding of business and law. When you work with us, you’ll have a team of legal experts who are dedicated to your vision for success.

John C. Norling, Managing Attorney jnorling@jsslaw.com, 602.262.5882 One E. Washington Street, Suite 1900 Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554


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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 17 Practice Leader: Jeffrey S. Leonard Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 50 Practice Leader: Barb Dawson, James Condo, Joel Hoxie, Andrew Halaby and Jennifer Hadley Catero Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 39 Practice Leader: Eric D. Gere Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

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Coppersmith Brockelman

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LAW FIRMS: COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

DICKINSON WRIGHT PLLC

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1850 N. Central Ave., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-285-5000 · dickinsonwright.com Year Est: 1968 # AZ Attorneys: 68 Practice Leader: Stephen E. Richman

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ickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 470 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industries. The firm has 18 offices, including Phoenix, Las Vegas, Reno, Austin, El Paso, Columbus, Ft. Lauderdale, Lexington, Nashville, Washington, D.C., and six offices in Michigan. Dickinson Wright offers its clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our dedicated staff members have each been trained on the art of client service. We also have state-of-the-art technology and the training to fully utilize it for maximum efficiency.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Dickinson Wright anticipates static to slight growth in litigation in 2018. We will continue to look to strengthen our ranks with laterals that support our current practice area offerings, as well as continuing the training and development of our young lawyers.”

200 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Sacks Tierney

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2800 N. Central Ave., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-224-0999 · cblawyers.com Year Est: 1994 # AZ Attorneys: 13 Practice Leader: John DeWulf, Keith Beauchamp Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Cohen Dowd Quigley

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2425 E. Camelback Rd., #1100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-252-8400 · ckdqlaw.com Year Est: 1991 # AZ Attorneys: WND Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Osborn Maledon

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2929 N. Central Ave., 21st floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-640-9000 · omlaw.com Year Est: 1995 # AZ Attorneys: 35 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Perkins Coie

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2901 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-351-8000 · perkinscoie.com Year Est: 1912 # AZ Attorneys: 32 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 16/3

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Ballard Spahr

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1 E. Washington St., #2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-798-5400 · ballardspahr.com Year Est: 2006 # AZ Attorneys: 12 Practice Leader: Geoffrey Kahn Locations - US / Int’l.: 13

10 Greenberg Traurig last year

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2375 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-445-8000 · gtlaw.com Year Est: 1999 # AZ Attorneys: 10 Practice Leader: Nicole M. Goodwin Locations - US / Int’l.: 38 offices worldwide

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2 last year

3200 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-248-1000 · jaburgwilk.com Year Est: 1984 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Lawrence Wilk, Ronald Horwitz Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Engelman Berger

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3636 N. Central Ave., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-271-9090 · eblawyers.com Year Est: 1999 # AZ Attorneys: 11 Practice Leader: Patrick A. Clisham Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 12 Practice Leader: Christopher H. Bayley, Donald L. Gaffney Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

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Davis Faas Blase

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LAW FIRMS: CREDITOR’S RIGHTS, BANKRUPTCY/REORGANIZATION

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DAVIS MILES MCGUIRE GARDNER PLLC

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40 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #425, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-733-6800 · davismiles.com Year Est: 2002 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Pernell McGuire

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avis Miles McGuire Gardner’s mission is to, “Provide solutions and create lasting relationships to improve the lives of our clients, our employees, and our community.” In 2002 Charles Davis and Gregory Miles merged their law practices and formed Davis Miles, PLLC. With 50-plus years of combined legal experience, the new firm quickly gained a reputation for legal excellence. This reputation caught the eye of the corporate giant Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., and Davis Miles became the provider of Pre-Paid Legal Services in Arizona in March 2004. Its name changed to LegalShield in 2011 and Davis Miles proudly serves as the provider law firm for LegalShield in New Mexico and Arizona. Davis Miles joined forces with McGuire Gardner in 2011. The firm name changed to Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC in 2012. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Tax reform and interest rates. The promise of tax reform has contributed to a stock market that is at an all-time high and according to some commentators is oversold. Even with tax reform, as interest rates continue to rise, the market may be due for some type of correction after almost eight years in a bull market. ”

202 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Jaburg Wilk

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11111 N. Scottsdale Rd., #225, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-279-1900 · dfblawyers.com Year Est: 2001 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Robin Dugas Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Gust Rosenfeld

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One E. Washington St., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-257-7422 · gustlaw.com Year Est: 1921 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Séan O’Brien Locations - US / Int’l.: 3

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Sacks Tierney

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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Randy Nussbaum Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Bradley J. Stevens Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Andante Law Group

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1166 E. Warner Rd., #205, Gilbert, AZ 85296 480-421-9449 · andantelaw.com Year Est: 2009 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Daniel E. Garrison Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

10 Atchley Law Firm last year

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1013 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa, AZ 85204 480-497-5009 · arizonabk.com Year Est: 2016 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Mark Atchley Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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2 last year

One North Central Ave., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-440-4800 · rcalaw.com Year Est: 1948 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: John J. Fries Locations - US / Int’l.: 2

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Sacks Tierney

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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Brian E. Ditsch Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 12 Practice Leader: Christopher H. Bayley, Donald L. Gaffney Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

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Buchalter

LAW FIRMS: CREDITOR’S RIGHTS, COLLECTIONS

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JABURG WILK

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3200 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-248-1000 · jaburgwilk.com Year Est: 1984 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Ronald Horwitz

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ounded in 1984, Jaburg Wilk is a full-service, AV-rated law firm. Jaburg Wilk’s clients range from institutional to entrepreneurial and from local Arizona companies to individuals. The creditors’ rights and collection practice group assists both secured and unsecured creditors in recovering payment and collateral through legal remedies. This group is headed by Ron Horwitz, who also carries an AV rating and has 40 years of experience in representing creditors in thousands of commercial and consumer matters in both state and bankruptcy courts. His client list includes national and regional banking institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, commercial and consumer finance companies, equipment lessors, credit unions and a variety of other businesses. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our support staff of paralegals are extremely knowledgeable, hard-working individuals who are passionate about the client experience. They are relentless about continuous improvement and have developed a unique chemistry, which makes working with them not only smooth and productive, but also fun.” SURPRISING FACT: “Simply by wearing jeans to work since the inception of our Jeans for Charity program, we have raised more than $35,000 for more than 150 local charities.”

204 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

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16435 N. Scottsdale Rd., #440, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-383-1800 · buchalter.com Year Est: 2005 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Buzzi Shindler Locations - US / Int’l.: 7

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Engelman Berger

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3636 N. Central Ave., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-271-9090 · eblawyers.com Year Est: 1999 # AZ Attorneys: 11 Practice Leader: Patrick A. Clisham Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Fennemore Craig

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2394 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5000 · fennemorecraig.com Year Est: 1885 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Cathy L. Reece Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Hammerman & Hultgren

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3101 N. Central Ave., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-264-2566 · hammerman-hultgren.com Year Est: 1977 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Kutak Rock

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8601 N. Scottsdale Rd., #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-429-5000 · kutakrock.com Year Est: 2009 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Joe Kruchek Locations - US / Int’l.: 18

10 Greenberg Traurig last year

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2375 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-445-8000 · gtlaw.com Year Est: 1999 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: David D. Cleary Locations - US / Int’l.: 38 offices worldwide

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2 last year

2394 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5000 · fennemorecraig.com Year Est: 1885 # AZ Attorneys: 9 Practice Leader: T. James Lee Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek

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3101 N. Central Ave., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-2010 · frgalaw.com Year Est: 1989 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Marsha Goodman, Charles L. “Chick” Arnold

LAW FIRMS: ELDER

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razer Ryan’s elder law attorneys and staff help seniors — including military veterans — and their families find, get, and pay for the care they need, from care at home to assisted living and memory care to skilled nursing. Consistent with the law firm’s threedecade commitment to protecting business and family wealth from taxation, litigation, and the vulnerabilities of life, Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold’s elder law attorneys advise and assist their clients and their families with life care planning, estate and disability planning, and preventing elder abuse, financial exploitation and neglect. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Beyond our technical knowledge of elder law and mental health law, our strengths include the personal and professional reputations of attorneys Marsha Goodman, Chick Arnold, Jim McDougall and Josh Mozell, Jennifer Murphey and our track record of achieving positive outcomes for vulnerable persons and their families.” SURPRISING FACT: “Our professional staff includes a registered nurse, Tracy Swanson, who assists our clients as elder care coordinator. Tracy offers a valuable background as a registered nurse in women’s health, geriatrics, assisted living, skilled nursing and hospice, as well as medical surgical nursing and medical case management.”

206 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

2555 E. Camelback Rd., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-264-7101 · warnerangle.com Year Est: 1959 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Phillip Visnansky Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

Jackson White Attorneys at Law

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40 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201 480-464-1111 · jacksonwhitelaw.com Year Est: 1983 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Richard White Locations - US / Int’l.: 3

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Bivens & Associates

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Fennemore Craig

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5020 E. Shea Blvd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-922-1010 · bivenslaw.com Year Est: 2004 # AZ Attorneys: WND Practice Leader: Stephanie A. Bivens, Esq., CELA Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Emily R. Taylor Law

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2001 E. Campbell Ave., #102, Phoenix, AZ 85254 480-400-9235 · emilytaylorlaw.com Year Est: 2007 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Emily Taylor Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Dana Law Group

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16416 N. 92nd St., #120, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-924-4557 · danalawgroup.com Year Est: 2015 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Zachary S. Dana, managing attorney Locations - US / Int’l.: 8

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Garcia, Artigliere & Medby

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2575 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 800-281-8515 · lawgarcia.com Year Est: 1991 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Stephen M. Garcia Locations - US / Int’l.: 6/0

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Berk Law Group

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14220 N. Northsight Blvd., #135, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-418-7900 · berklawgroup.com Year Est: 1996 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Kent Berk Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

10 Fleming & Curti PLC last year

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330 N. Granada Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 520-622-0400 · elder-law.com Year Est: 1994 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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2 last year

2415 E. Camelback Rd., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-778-3700 · ogletree.com Year Est: 2005 # AZ Attorneys: 25 Practice Leader: Joseph T. Clees, Leah S. Freed, Tibor Nagy, Jr. Locations - US / Int’l.: 52

3

Snell & Wilmer

2

last year

One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 14 Practice Leader: Charles Keller, Rebecca Winterscheidt Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

8

last year

1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 11 Practice Leader: John J. Egbert Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Jaburg Wilk

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LITTLER MENDELSON

LAW FIRMS: EMPLOYMENT LABOR

1

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2425 E. Camelback Rd., #900, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-474-3600 · littler.com Year Est: 1996 # AZ Attorneys: 19 Practice Leader: Shawn Oller, office managing shareholder

L

ittler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,300 attorneys in 75 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for more than 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our staff is terrific. They take pride in helping clients and understand that they are an integral part in developing and maintaining the client relationship.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The presidential election had the biggest impact on the legal industry in 2017. Already, there have been sweeping policy changes under the new administration with more to come. Significantly, the new president has already appointed one new Supreme Court justice. These changes have created questions, but also opportunity, for our clients and our industry.”

208 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Ogletree Deakins

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3200 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-248-1000 · jaburgwilk.com Year Est: 1984 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Kraig Marton Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Fennemore Craig

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last year

2394 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5000 · fennemorecraig.com Year Est: 1884 # AZ Attorneys: 9 Practice Leader: John J. Balitis Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Gust Rosenfeld

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One E. Washington St., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-257-7422 · gustlaw.com Year Est: 1921 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Robert D. Haws Locations - US / Int’l.: 3

8

Tiffany & Bosco

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2525 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-255-6000 · tblaw.com Year Est: 1967 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Tina M.Ezzell Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

9

Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros

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One N. Central Ave., #900, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-307-9900 · rcdmlaw.com Year Est: 1950 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Tamara N. Cook Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

10 Jackson Lewis last year

3

2398 E. Camelback Rd., #1060, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-714-7044 · jacksonlewis.com Year Est: 1958 # AZ Attorneys: 11 Practice Leader: Jeffrey Bernick, office managing principal Locations - US / Int’l.: 57

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Littler is proud to be named #1 Labor and Employment Law Firm. With a concentration exclusively on employment and labor law, we provide our clients with a variety of effective strategies and solutions. It’s no wonder Littler has been named #1 Labor and Employment Law Firm in Arizona for the 5th consecutive year. We’re constantly developing new and innovative ways to solve your employment and labor law needs. We believe when you focus on one thing, and only one thing, experience isn’t just inevitable, it’s invaluable.

littler.com Shawn Oller, Office Managing Shareholder | soller@littler.com Camelback Esplanade | 2425 East Camelback Road, Suite 900 Phoenix, AZ 85016-4242 | 602.474.3608


2 last year

2394 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5000 · fennemorecraig.com Year Est: 1885 # AZ Attorneys: 15 Practice Leader: Dawn Meidinger Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

3

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

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last year

One N. Central Ave., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-440-4800 · rcalaw.com Year Est: 1948 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Albert H. Acken Locations - US / Int’l.: 2

4

Snell & Wilmer

8

last year

One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 22 Practice Leader: Raymond S. Heyman, Lucas J. Narducci, Patrick J. Paul, L. William Staudenmaier Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

5

Gust Rosenfeld

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JENNINGS HAUG CUNNINGHAM

2

2800 N. Central Ave., #1800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-234-7800 · JHC.law Year Est: 1937 # AZ Attorneys: 27; 3 environmental lawyers Practice Leader: Karen S. Gaylord

LAW FIRMS: ENVIRONMENTAL

last year

J

ennings Haug Cunningham is a business law and litigation firm serving a diverse clientele of businesses and individuals throughout Arizona. Offering a wide range of services, the lawyers at Jennings Haug Cunningham represent locally owned businesses, individuals and large corporations with interests in Arizona. The firm’s environmental law attorneys combine years of experience with a practical working knowledge of environmental regulations, to provide legal services that span the full spectrum of environmental issues, from basic contracts and permits to complex site cleanups and multi-party litigation. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our attorneys value their dual role as legal advocates and counselors. We help clients reach solutions that meet legal requirements and business goals.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Above all, our clients value clear and predictable legal requirements, and resolutions that are final and permanent. Environmental requirements that follow political winds are unpredictable and can disrupt longer-term business plans. Additionally, environmental agencies that lack resources to issue permits and make decisions in a timely manner can make resolutions slower and more expensive.”

210 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Fennemore Craig

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One E. Washington St., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-257-7422 · gustlaw.com Year Est: 1921 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Barbara U. Rodriguez-Pashkowski Locations - US / Int’l.: 3

6

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

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201 E. Washington St., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-262-5311 · lrrc.com Year Est: 1950 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Carla Consoli Locations - US / Int’l.: 10

7

The Cavanagh Law Firm

3

last year

1850 N. Central Ave., #2400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-322-4000 · cavanaghlaw.com Year Est: 1999 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Jerry D. Worsham, II Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

8

Resnick & Louis

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8111 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-456-6776 · rlattorneys.com Year Est: 2012 # AZ Attorneys: 23 Practice Leader: Mitchell Resnick, Lena Louis Locations - US / Int’l.: 14/1

9

Squire Patton Boggs

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last year

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1 E. Washington St., #2700, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-528-4000 · squirepattonboggs.com Year Est: 1979 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: D. Lewis Clark Locations - US / Int’l.: 18/28

10 Ballard Spahr last year

10

1 E. Washington St., #2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-798-5400 · ballardspahr.com Year Est: 2006 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Harry Weiss Locations - US / Int’l.: 13

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Versatile Responsive Experienced In a constantly changing business environment, successful companies want partners who actually help lead the way. Jennings Haug Cunningham has been helping clients stay ahead of the curve for more than 80 years, and they’re not stopping now.

appellate | banking, finance & leasing | bankruptcy | business law | commercial real estate | construction law | creditors ’ rights | employment law | environmental law | estate planning | family law & domestic relations | insurance coverage & defense | litigation | mediation & arbitration | medical malpr actice | personal injury & wrongful death | probate, estate administr ation, guardianships & conservatorships | professional malpr actice & liability | surety & fidelity

Jennings Haug Cunningham 2800 North Central Ave | Suite 1800 | Phoenix, Arizona 85004 602.234.7800 | www.JHC.Law


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3101 N. Central Ave., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-2010 · frgalaw.com Year Est: 1989 # AZ Attorneys: 15 Practice Leader: Jim Ryan Locations - US / Int’l.: 2

3

Tiffany & Bosco

4

last year

2525 E. Camelback Rd., 7th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-255-6000 · tblaw.com Year Est: 1967 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: David L. Case Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Sacks Tierney

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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Phoebe Moffatt Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

5

Sherman & Howard

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MORRIS HALL

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7600 N. 16th St., #105, Phoenix, AZ 85020 888-222-1328 · morristrust.com Year Est: 1970 # AZ Attorneys: 7 Practice Leader: T. M Hall, Jr.; D. T. Eastman; B.W. Hunsaker; J.P. Plitz; W.W Harn

LAW FIRMS: ESTATE/TRUST

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or more than four decades, Morris Hall, a premier estate planning law firm, has provided quality legal services for its Arizona and New Mexico clients. The firm has helped thousands of people who are concerned about protecting their families from the devastating effects of disability and death. The firm has championed the use of revocable living trusts. Further, Morris Hall also helps its clients with asset protection, business planning, estate administration, probate and guardianships. The aim of each member of the firm is to help clients accomplish their estate planning goals and to take the mystery out of the planning process. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We believe in client focus, professionalism, teamwork and initiative. Morris Hall cares about our clients and the communities that we serve throughout the Southwest.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “The level of experience and knowledge about the services that we offer is top notch. Our employees truly care about our clients and are passionate about the help we provide.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The biggest issue facing us is the increase in technology (self-help options), coupled with the public misperception that no estate tax means planning is not necessary.”

212 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold

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201 E. Washington St., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-240-3000 · shermanhoward.com Year Est: 1892 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Hope E. Leibsohn Locations - US / Int’l.: 11

6

Resnick & Louis

3

last year

8111 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-456-6776 · rlattorneys.com Year Est: 2012 # AZ Attorneys: 11 Practice Leader: Mitchell Resnick, Lena Louis Locations - US / Int’l.: 14/1

7

Snell & Wilmer

6

last year

One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 10 Practice Leader: John Vryhof, Prescott Pohl Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

8

Dana and Associates

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last year

7154 E. Stetson Dr., #210, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-924-4424 · danalegalhelp.com Year Est: 2015 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Rilus Dana Locations - US / Int’l.: 5

9

Comitz | Beethe

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last year

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6720 N. Scottsdale Rd., #150, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-998-7800 · cobelaw.com Year Est: 2010 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Patrick T. Stanley Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

10 Jennings, Strouss & Salmon last year

6

1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 9 Practice Leader: William A. Clarke Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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2 last year

3740 E. Southern Ave., #216, Mesa, AZ 85206 480-300-5354 · delgadolawaz.com Year Est: 2016 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Michael G. Delgado Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

3

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Norma C. Izzo Locations - US / Int’l.: 3

4

Davis Faas Blase

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last year

11111 N. Scottsdale Rd., #225, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-279-1900 · dfblawyers.com Year Est: 2001 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Greg Davis Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Burch & Cracchiolo

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HALLIER LAWRENCE PLC

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3216 N. 3rd St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-285-5500 · hallierlaw.com Year Est: 1996 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Angela Hallier, Andi C. Lawrence

last year

LAW FIRMS: FAMILY

S

ince its inception in 1996, Hallier Lawrence has been solely dedicated to the practice of family law. The attorneys at Hallier Lawrence have provided advice and legal representation to thousands of clients, approaching each case with a focus on the client’s individual needs, goals, and challenges. The firm’s practice areas include litigation, mediation, arbitration, collaborative divorce and appellate work. Hallier Lawrence provides clients with a cohesive and energetic team to help guide their case to its optimal conclusion. The firm is also community minded, closing the office twice a year to work with a nonprofit organization. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our continued commitment to safeguard your most cherished traditions, preserve your aspirations and realize a new beginning is why our firm has been voted Arizona’s top family law practice by people just like you.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Crowded court dockets continue to limit access to the court system. This places an emphasis on out-of-court solutions to resolve divorce issues.” SURPRISING FACT: “Many people think that because the partners are all women, our clients are also all women. That is not true, in fact, we represent an approximately equal number of men and women.”

214 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Delgado Law

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702 E. Osborn Rd., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-274-7611 · bcattorneys.com Year Est: 1970 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Steve Serrano Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

6

Rose Law Group

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last year

7144 E. Stetson Dr., #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-505-3936 · roselawgroup.com Year Est: 2000 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Kaine Fisher Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

7

Ryan Rapp & Underwood

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last year

3200 N. Central Ave., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-280-1000 · rrulaw.com Year Est: 1994 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

8

Modern Law

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last year

1744 S. Val Vista Dr., #205, Mesa, AZ 85204 480-649-2905 · mymodernlaw.com Year Est: 2010 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: Locations in North Scottsdale and Mesa/Gilbert

9

The Cavanagh Law Firm

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1850 N. Central Ave., #2400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-322-4000 · cavanaghlaw.com Year Est: 1999 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Philip Gerard Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

10 Padish Law Group last year

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7373 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., #255, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-534-7470 · padishlaw.com Year Est: 2017 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: James Padish Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

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2 last year

1817 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-274-1992 · salvatierralaw.com Year Est: 2009 # AZ Attorneys: WND Practice Leader: Delia Salvatierra Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

3

Davis Miles McGuire Gardner

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40 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #425, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-733-6800 · davismiles.com Year Est: 2002 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Jared C. Leung Locations - US / Int’l.: 5

4

Snell & Wilmer

3

last year

One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Rebecca Wintersheidt Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

5

Dickinson Wright

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1

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1850 N. Central Ave., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-285-5000 · dickinsonwright.com Year Est: 1968 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Lisa Duran Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/1

JACKSON LEWIS PC

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Stark Immigration Law

2398 E. Camelback Rd., #1060, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-714-7044 · jacksonlewis.com Year Est: 1958 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Matthew J. Martinez

J

LAW FIRMS: IMMIGRATION

Salvatierra Law Group

ackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in major cities nationwide, serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law. The firm’s commitment to client service, depth of expertise and innovation draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Effective immigration advocacy is essential to help employers access the best global talent and manage an increasingly diverse workforce. Our Immigration team provides comprehensive services to address clients’ needs quickly and effectively in both the compliance and immigration benefits areas. Our attorneys have a particular appreciation for the urgency required in obtaining visas for needed international personnel and in minimizing bureaucratic delay.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Jackson Lewis is committed to finding new ways to embrace the limitless possibilities of the digital revolution to enhance productivity, assess risks and help us achieve our ultimate goal: delivering superior products and excellent client service.”

216 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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5333 N. Seventh St., #C225, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-682-5881 · starkimmigrationlaw.com Year Est: 2011 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Carlos Batara, Attorney at Law

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last year

410 E. Western Ave., #B, Avondale, AZ 85323 480-525-7613 · bataraimmigrationlaw.com Year Est: 2004 # AZ Attorneys: WND Practice Leader: Carlos Batara Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

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7500 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., #230, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-266-1825 · fragomen.com Year Est: 2008 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Rodney Malpert Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/33

9

Goldman & Goldman

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1575 W. Ina Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704 520-797-9229 · immigrantvisalawyers.com Year Est: 1991 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Gloria Goldman Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

10 Udall Shumway PLC last year

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1138 N. Alma School Rd., #101, Mesa, AZ 85201 480-461-5300 · udallshumway.com Year Est: 1965 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Phil D. Ortega Locations - US / Int’l.: 2

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2 last year

3740 E. Southern Ave., #216, Mesa, AZ 85206 480-300-5354 · delgadolawaz.com Year Est: 2016 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Michael G. Delgado Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

3

Sanders & Parks

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3030 N. Third St., #1300, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-532-5600 · sandersparks.com Year Est: 1973 # AZ Attorneys: 24 Practice Leader: Mark G. Worischeck Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

4

MayesTelles

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last year

3636 N. Central Ave., #1000, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-714-7900 · mayestelles.com Year Est: 2010 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: J. Blake Mayes Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

5

Wattel and York

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LAW FIRMS: PERSONAL INJURY

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Delgado Law

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2175 N. Alma School Rd., B107, Chandler, AZ 85224 480-222-2020 · wattelandyork.com Year Est: 2004 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: David Wattel Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

RENAUD COOK DRURY MESAROS PA

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

One N. Central Ave., #900, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-307-9900 · rcdmlaw.com Year Est: 1950 # AZ Attorneys: 15 Practice Leader: William W. Drury

R

enaud Cook Drury Mesaros is a litigation firm with more than 30 trial lawyers serving clients across the insurance, construction, healthcare, hospitality and transportation industries. For more than 65 years, the firm has provided the highest levels of legal problem solving and defended clients in state and federal courts. Based in Phoenix, Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros attorneys are among the most experienced litigators in the Southwest and clients across the nation rely upon their capabilities when matters need resolution efficiently and cost-effectively.

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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Jay A. Fradkin Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

7

Dickinson Wright

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last year

1850 N. Central Ave., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-285-5000 · dickinsonwright.com Year Est: 1968 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Scot L. Claus Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/1

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Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat

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16427 N. Scottsdale Rd., #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-991-9077 · scottsdale-lawyer.com Year Est: 1993 # AZ Attorneys: 9 Practice Leader: Eddie Pantiliat Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

9

The Checkett Law Firm

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COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We have unparalleled experience in the courtroom and provide creative and cost-effective resolutions. Several Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros attorneys are among the best in Arizona and our cases have been recognized as the most significant in the state. We assist clients nationwide with insurance defense, medical malpractice, product liability and construction-related litigation.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The biggest impacts on our industry will be brought by two separate influences — the impact of technology and the impact of alternative dispute resolution.”

218 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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4835 E. Cactus Rd., #345, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-272-9100 · checkett-law.com Year Est: 2010 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: John J. Checkett Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

10 The Cavanagh Law Firm last year

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1850 N. Central Ave., #2400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-322-4000 · cavanaghlaw.com Year Est: 1999 # AZ Attorneys: 12 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros is proud to be named the

1 LAW FIRM

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for personal injury law by Ranking Arizona, The Best of Arizona Business.

Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros is a litigation firm with more than 30 trial lawyers serving clients across the insurance, construction, healthcare, hospitality and transportation industries. For more than 65 years, our firm has provided the highest levels of legal problem-solving and defended clients in state and federal courts. Based in Phoenix, our attorneys are among the most experienced litigators in the Southwest, and clients across the nation rely upon our capabilities when matters need efficient resolution.

rcdmlaw.com

602.307.9900

1 N Central Ave, #900, Phoenix, AZ 85004


2 last year

201 E. Washington St., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-240-3000 · shermanhoward.com Year Est: 1892 # AZ Attorneys: 13 Practice Leader: Azim Q. Hameed Locations - US / Int’l.: 11

3

MacQueen & Gottlieb

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last year

Two N. Central Ave., #1800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-533-2840 · mandglawgroup.com Year Est: 2016 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

4

Greenberg Traurig

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2375 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-445-8000 · gtlaw.com Year Est: 1999 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Jeffrey H. Verbin Locations - US / Int’l.: 38 offices worldwide

5

Resnick & Louis

5

3

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8111 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-456-6776 · rlattorneys.com Year Est: 2012 # AZ Attorneys: 11 Practice Leader: Mitchell Resnick, Lena Louis Locations - US / Int’l.: 14

BUCHALTER

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Davis Miles McGuire Gardner

16435 N. Scottsdale Rd., #440, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-383-1800 · buchalter.com Year Est: 2005 # AZ Attorneys: 7 Practice Leader: Paul M. Weiser

B

LAW FIRMS: REAL ESTATE

Sherman & Howard

uchalter is a full-service business law firm that, for eight decades, has been providing exceptional legal counsel at all stages of its clients’ growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Buchalter’s clients do business in a diverse global economy governed by complex laws and regulations, and they trust Buchalter’s attorneys as advisers and business partners because they are involved in their world. They rely on Buchalter’s forwardthinking to help them resolve problems before they arise. With more than 225 attorneys, and offices in Arizona, California and Washington, Buchalter is one of the largest regional law firms. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our biggest strength is our knowledgeable and dedicated staff, and most importantly, the relationships they’ve developed with our clients and community.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our biggest strength is our experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys, and most importantly, the relationships they’ve developed with our clients and community.”

220 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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40 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #425, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-733-6800 · davismiles.com Year Est: 2002 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Michael L. Ferrin Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

7

Snell & Wilmer

1

last year

One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 26 Practice Leader: Jody Pokorski, Joyce Wright Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

8

Sacks Tierney

8

last year

4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Stephen Aron Benson Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Comitz | Beethe

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6720 N. Scottsdale Rd., #150, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-998-7800 · cobelaw.com Year Est: 2010 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Michael F. Beethe Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

10 Tiffany & Bosco last year

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2525 E. Camelback Rd., 7th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-255-6000 · tblaw.com Year Est: 1967 # AZ Attorneys: 14 Practice Leader: Michael E. Tiffany Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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2 last year

1850 N. Central Ave., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-285-5000 · dickinsonwright.com Year Est: 1969 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Ronald N. Hatcher Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/1

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Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 26 Practice Leader: Marc Schultz Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Debra D. Roby, member Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Sacks Tierney

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Dickinson Wright

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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Judith M. Dworkin Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

RYLEY CARLOCK & APPLEWHITE

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Ballard Spahr

One N. Central Ave., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-440-4800 · rcalaw.com Year Est: 1948 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Albert Acken

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or 70 years, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite has acted as counsel to the Arizona and Southwest business communities. In 2005, the firm expanded service in Colorado, adding leading legal practitioners in water, environmental, mining, natural resources and real estate law. With the significant addition of 12 talented attorneys in 2011, RCA expanded its experience base and proficiency in real estate, corporate and business, tax, estate planning and intellectual property law. Ryley Carlock & Applewhite’s highly knowledgeable attorneys represent all segments of the business community, ranging from public and private companies, large corporations and banks to start-up ventures and entrepreneurs. The broad skill set and practice capabilities of its lawyers give RCA the depth of experience to handle nearly every type of transactional or litigation matter. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our attorneys have been at the forefront of energy development in Arizona and across the Southwest for 70 years. We are one of the few firms in the region with significant experience in federal and wholesale power supply contracting and rate making, transmission access, infrastructure siting and electric competition.”

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1 E. Washington St., #2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-798-5400 · ballardspahr.com Year Est: 2006 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: R. Thomas Hoffmann, Patrick R. Gillard Locations - US / Int’l.: 15

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Quarles & Brady

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2 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-229-5200 · quarles.com Year Est: 1970 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Daniel L. Muchow Locations - US / Int’l.: 10

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Fennemore Craig

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2394 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5000 · fennemorecraig.com Year Est: 1885 # AZ Attorneys: 14 Practice Leader: Patrick J. Black Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

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201 E. Washington St., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-262-5311 · lrrc.com Year Est: 1950 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Carla Consoli Locations - US / Int’l.: 10 U.S. locations

10 Clark Hill last year

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14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., #500, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-684-1100 · clarkhill.com Year Est: 2009 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Kenneth von Schaumburg Locations - US / Int’l.: 17

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2525 E. Camelback Rd., #1000, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-606-5100 · dlapiper.com Year Est: 2007 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Steven D. Pidgeon Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

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Polsinelli

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1 E. Washington St., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-650-2338 · polsinelli.com Year Est: 1990 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Phillip Guttilla Locations - US / Int’l.: 20

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Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 24 Practice Leader: Joel Hoxie and Matthew Feeney Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

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Sacks Tierney

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DLA Piper

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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Christopher A. Van Tuyl Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

2375 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-445-8000 · gtlaw.com Year Est: 1999 # AZ Attorneys: 13 Practice Leader: Brian H. Blaney and Jeremy D. Zangara, practice co-chairs

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reenberg Traurig is the “go-to” law firm for Phoenix business. Greenberg Traurig attorneys are trusted advisors to clients who demand real-world legal advice, practicing both locally and nationally at the intersection of business, government, and the law. Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix practice areas include commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, securities, dispute resolution, public finance, labor and employment, real estate, bankruptcy and intellectual property matters. Phoenix clients count on Greenberg Traurig’s local expertise and global breadth, represented by the firm’s 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices, to seamlessly provide innovative, strategic and cost-effective legal services. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We offer a supportive, stimulating environment that encourages the qualities we value most: collaboration, professionalism, diversity and trust. We believe in promoting both professional and personal growth, along with pride of ownership. Empowerment is the rock upon which Greenberg Traurig has built its culture, providing employees with the resources to succeed.” SURPRISING FACT: “Greenberg Traurig was founded in 1967 after three friends met up for lunch and is now at more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices.”

224 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 13 Practice Leader: Richard Lieberman Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Ballard Spahr

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1 E. Washington St., #2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-798-5400 · ballardspahr.com Year Est: 2006 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Gerald Guarcini Locations - US / Int’l.: 13

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Squire Patton Boggs

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1 E. Washington St., #2700, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-528-4000 · squirepattonboggs.com Year Est: 1979 # AZ Attorneys: 7 Practice Leader: Matthew M. Holman Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/30

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Radix Law

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15205 N. Kierland Blvd., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-606-9300 · radixlaw.com Year Est: 2008 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Jonathan Frutkin Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

10 Kutak Rock last year

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8601 N. Scottsdale Rd., #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-429-5000 · kutakrock.com Year Est: 1990 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Marc Lieberman Locations - US / Int’l.: 9

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2 last year

402 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-407-4440 · cookpricelaw.com Year Est: 2012 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Zachary Price and Jesse Cook Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Greenberg Traurig

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2375 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-445-8000 · gtlaw.com Year Est: 1999 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Dana L. Hooper Locations - US / Int’l.: 38 offices worldwide

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Jackson Lewis

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2398 E. Camelback Rd., #1060, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-714-7044 · jacksonlewis.com Year Est: 58 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Gregg Clifton Locations - US / Int’l.: 57

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Dickinson Wright

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LAW FIRMS: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

SNELL & WILMER

One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 12 Practice Leader: Matthew P. Feeney

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nell & Wilmer is a business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and Mexico, including Phoenix and Tucson, Los Angeles and Orange County, Denver, Colorado, Las Vegas, Reno, Salt Lake City and Los Cabos, Mexico. Its clients include major national and multinational corporations, educational and research institutions, municipalities and government agencies, nonprofits, charitable organizations, industry executives and high-net-worth individuals. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “It begins and ends with our people. We don’t just look for great lawyers; we look for great lawyers who are also good people. We focus on building and cultivating long-term relationships with our clients, our communities and with each other. That focus drives our strategy and day-to-day operations.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We’re bullish. We continue to make the technological, personnel and training investments to successfully compete in the rapidly changing legal industry. We’re actively grooming the next generation of leaders to carry on our commitment to our clients, our communities and to each other. If we keep that focus, we’ll be successful.”

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Cook & Price

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1850 N. Central Ave., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-285-5000 · dickinsonwright.com Year Est: 1968 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Thomas R. Nolasco Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/1

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Ballard Spahr

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1 E. Washington St., #2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-798-5400 · ballardspahr.com Year Est: 2006 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: David Bodney Locations - US / Int’l.: 13

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Quarles & Brady

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Two North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-229-5200 · quarles.com Year Est: 1970 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Jeffrey H. Wolf Locations - US / Int’l.: 10

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Fennemore Craig

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2394 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5000 · fennemorecraig.com Year Est: 1885 # AZ Attorneys: 2 Practice Leader: Sarah A. Strunk Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Sherman and Howard

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201 E. Washington St., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-240-3000 · shermanhoward.com Year Est: 1892 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 11

10 Perkins Coie LLP last year

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2901 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-351-8000 · perkinscoie.com Year Est: 1912 # AZ Attorneys: 10 Practice Leader: WND Locations - US / Int’l.: 16/3

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2 last year

3101 N. Central Ave., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-2010 · frgalaw.com Year Est: 1989 # AZ Attorneys: 10 Practice Leader: James W. Ryan, Yale F. Goldberg, Scott A. Erickson, Lisa M. Reilly, Douglas S. John, Jonathon M. Morrison Locations - US / Int’l.: 2

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Steptoe & Johnson

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201 E. Washington St., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-257-5200 · steptoe.com Year Est: 1987 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Pat Derdenger Locations - US / Int’l.: 10

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Snell & Wilmer

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 10 Practice Leader: Bahar A. Schippel Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

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Jaburg Wilk

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BURCH & CRACCHIOLO

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702 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-274-7611 · bcattorneys.com Year Est: 1970 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Martha C. Patrick

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LAW FIRMS: TAX

urch & Cracchiolo is one of the Southwest’s premier law firms. The firm was founded 48 years ago. Today, the firm’s 40 lawyers are among the most highly regarded and recognized leaders in the areas of business and corporate law, construction, estate and wealth preservation planning, family law, finance, labor and employment, litigation, personal injury and insurance defense, real estate and tax controversy litigation. In order to better serve clients nationally and internationally, Burch & Cracchiolo is a member of Primerus, an international alliance of 170 law firms from 120 cities around the world. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Managing partner Ed Bull speaks of ‘integrity’ on our homepage and that is the most important attribute and trait the firm looks for in its attorneys and staff. Burch & Cracchiolo is known throughout the Valley and state for its honesty and for having attorneys who are primarily interested in a good outcome for their clients.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our continuity of long client relationships, our good work and sponsorships of great causes and events in our community and our familyfriendly employee focused workplace culture make Burch & Cracchiolo a standout.”

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Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold

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3200 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-248-1000 · jaburgwilk.com Year Est: 1984 # AZ Attorneys: 1 Practice Leader: Beth Cohn Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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Dickinson Wright

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1850 N. Central Ave., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-285-5000 · dickinsonwright.com Year Est: 1968 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Les Raatz Locations - US / Int’l.: 17/1

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Buchalter

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16435 N. Scottsdale Rd., #440, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-383-1800 · buchalter.com Year Est: 2005 # AZ Attorneys: 5 Practice Leader: Steven M. Fox Locations - US / Int’l.: 7

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Tiffany & Bosco

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2525 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-255-6000 · tblaw.com Year Est: 1967 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: David L. Case, Darren T. Case Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Fennemore Craig

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2394 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5000 · fennemorecraig.com Year Est: 1885 # AZ Attorneys: 17 Practice Leader: Stephen A. Good Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

10 Jennings, Strouss & Salmon last year

3

1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 9 Practice Leader: Richard C. Smith Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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2 last year

14287 N. 87th St., #120, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-609-0055 · pinnaclebankaz.com Year Est: 2005 Annual AZ Disbursement: $36M Principal(s): Michael J. Thorell, president and CEO Specialties: Arizona-based business-oriented community bank specializing in SBA 7(a), SBA 504 and conventional financing

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Biltmore Bank of Arizona,

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SOUTHWESTERN BUSINESS FINANCING CORP.

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3800 N. Central Ave., #720, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-495-6495 · swbfc.com Year Est: 1981 Annual AZ Disbursement: $35M Principal(s): Teresa Mandelin

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outhwestern Business Financing Corporation provides up to 90 percent, fixed-rate, long-term financing for the refinance, purchase, improvement and construction of commercial owner-user real estate. In addition, longterm, fixed-rate financing is available for the purchase and installation or refinance of long-term machinery and equipment. The company is staffed by experienced Arizonans, whose commitment to assisting small business in Arizona is validated by having achieved the No. 1 ranking for 14 years.

SBA LENDERS

STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our employees utilize their knowledge and experience to make sure that all our customers are fully informed at every step of their loan process and term.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Increasing interest rates could be offset by using our long-term, fixed-rate loan product.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Our company is poised for growth in commercial real estate transactions, given anticipated interest rate increases.” SURPRISING FACT: “An SBA 504 loan approval process and documentation are identical to that of a conventional bank loan. This loan does not take forever, does not require extra work and should not be an ordeal.”

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a division of Grandpoint Bank

5055 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-992-5055 · biltmorebankaz.com Year Est: 2003 Annual AZ Disbursement: $2.5M Principal(s): Richard J. Lehmann, Rich Endicott, John T. Byrd Specialties: SBA-504, 7a, USDA and Export Import Bank of the United States

Vantage West Credit Union

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16 Arizona locations 800-888-7882 · vantagewest.org Year Est: 1955 Annual AZ Disbursement: WND Principal(s): Robert D. Ramirez, president and CEO Specialties: Commercial real estate and vehicle loans; business Visa, savings and checking; merchant services; business cash management

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Alliance Bank of Arizona

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Pinnacle Bank

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1 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-389-3500 · alliancebankofarizona.com Year Est: 2003 Annual AZ Disbursement: WND Principal(s): Don Garner, CEO Specialties: Offers deposit, lending, treasury management, international and online banking products for Arizona businesses

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National Bank of Arizona

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6001 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-235-6000 · nbaz.com Year Est: 1984 Annual AZ Disbursement: WND Principal(s): Mark R. Young, CEO and president Specialties: 7(a), SBA Express and 504 loans for real estate acquisition and construction financing

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CDC Small Business Finance

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221 E. Indianola Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-317-1192 · cdcloans.com Year Est: 1978 Annual AZ Disbursement: $35M-$100M Principal(s): Christopher Bane Specialties: 20-year fixed rate; 90 percent financing for owner-user commercial real estate throughout Arizona, California and Nevada

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MidFirst Bank

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3030 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-801-5000 · midfirst.com Year Est: 1982 Annual AZ Disbursement: WND Principal(s): Jeffrey Lowe, Arizona market president; Tom Altieri, SBA lending manager Specialties: SBA 7(a) and 504 loans

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Business Development Finance Corporation

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last year

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1702 E. Highland Ave., #202, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-381-6292 · bdfc.com Year Est: 1979 Annual AZ Disbursement: $32.7M Principal(s): Gary Molenda Specialties: Financing for owner-occupied commercial real estate and machinery/equipment, business acquisition, tenant improvements

10 Arizona Bank & Trust last year

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2036 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-381-2090 · arizbank.com Year Est: 2003 Annual AZ Disbursement: WND Principal(s): William H. Callahan, president and CEO Specialties: WND

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Local Arizona Lender Working to Build Arizona Businesses.

SBFC is a private, non-profit corporation that provides Arizona with longterm loans for owner-occupied fixed assets. Since our founding in 1981, SBFC has funded the purchase or construction of more than $1.4 billion of buildings for businesses and is one of four companies in Arizona approved by the US Small Business Administration to make the SBA 504 loan. Down payment as low as 10%, owner occupied real estate purchase, improvement or construction, long-term equipment Visit us at www.swbfc.com (602) 495-6495 purchase, fixed rate fully amortizing loans.


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1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554 602-262-5911 · jsslaw.com Year Est: 1942 # AZ Attorneys: 22 Practice Leader: Richard Lieberman Locations - US / Int’l.: 43

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Ballard Spahr

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1 E. Washington St., #2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-798-5400 · ballardspahr.com Year Est: 2006 # AZ Attorneys: 6 Practice Leader: Craig Circosta Locations - US / Int’l.: 13

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DLA Piper

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2525 E. Camelback Rd., #1000, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-606-5100 · dlapiper.com Year Est: 2005 # AZ Attorneys: 9 Practice Leader: Steven D. Pidgeon Locations - US / Int’l.: WND

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Snell & Wilmer

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LAW FIRMS: MERGERS/ACQUISITIONS

FENNEMORE CRAIG PC

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2394 E. Camelback Rd., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-916-5000 · www.fennemorecraig.com Year Est: 1884 # AZ Attorneys: 17 Practice Leader: Susan M. Wissink

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he Fennemore Craig business and finance practice represents national, regional and local clients participating in corporate, commercial and securities transactions, including public offerings, private placements, corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, leveraged lease financings, leveraged buyouts, syndications, venture capital financings and the formation and registration of securities and commodities brokers and the licensing of their salespersons. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We have earned our No.1 ranking by providing excellent and personalized counsel for decades on significant mergers and acquisitions transactions.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Technology. Law firms and lawyers that are early adopters and adapt to the changes in the marketplace, new technologies and new practice areas will thrive in this fast-moving environment and will be the industry leaders. For example, artificial intelligence is an area in which law firms are able to harness the power of AI for legal research, big case litigation and legal documents that will be able to provide superior service, increase productivity and reduce costs.”

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

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One Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-382-6000 · swlaw.com Year Est: 1938 # AZ Attorneys: 18 Practice Leader: Michael M. Donahey, Daniel McEvers Mahoney, Garth D. Stevens Locations - US / Int’l.: 8/1

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Tiffany & Bosco

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2525 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602.255-6000 · tblaw.com Year Est: 1967 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: James P. O’Sullivan Locations - US / Int’l.: 4

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Davis Miles McGuire Gardner

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40 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #425, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-733-6800 · davismiles.com Year Est: 2002 # AZ Attorneys: 7 Practice Leader: Michael L. Ferrin Locations - US / Int’l.: 6

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Polsinelli

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1 E. Washington St., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-650-2338 · polsinelli.com Year Est: 1990 # AZ Attorneys: 8 Practice Leader: Phillip Guttilla Locations - US / Int’l.: 20

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Steptoe & Johnson

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201 E. Washington St., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-257-5200 · steptoe.com Year Est: 1987 # AZ Attorneys: 3 Practice Leader: Kevin Hunter, Kevin Olson, Nancy White Locations - US / Int’l.: 10

10 Sacks Tierney last year

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4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-2600 · sackstierney.com Year Est: 1960 # AZ Attorneys: 4 Practice Leader: Christopher A. Van Tuyl, Steven M. Goldstein Locations - US / Int’l.: 1

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1111 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-839-2000 · bannerhealth.com Year Est: 1911 Beds: 733 Principal(s): Steve Narang, MD Physicians: 1,700

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Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

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5555 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306 602-865-5555 · bannerhealth.com/thunderbird Year Est: 1983 Beds: 555 Principal(s): Deb Krmpotic, CEO Physicians: 2,200

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Banner Boswell Medical Center

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10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351 623-832-4000 · bannerhealth.com/boswell Year Est: 1970 Beds: 525 Principal(s): David Cheney Physicians: 850

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Banner Desert Medical Center

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ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER

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350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 602-406-3000 · dignityhealth.org/stjosephs Year Est: 1895 Beds: 594 Principal(s): Patty White

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ignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a 594-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services. St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Norton Thoracic Institute, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Arizona’s first Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital is also a respected center for women’s services, oncology and many other medical services. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “St. Joseph’s employees are skilled in their areas of expertise and have a strong spirit of compassion and kindness — all critical elements that are essential to providing patients with first-class medical services.” SURPRISING FACT: “St. Joseph’s was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1895 and over the past 123 years, it has grown into one of the nation’s best hospitals. St. Joseph’s is home to world renowned Barrow Neurological Institute and to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.”

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Banner University Medical Center Phoenix

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1400 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202 480-412-3000 · bannerhealth.com/desert Year Est: 1973 Beds: 615 Principal(s): Laura Robertson, CEO Physicians: 1,280

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Banner University Medical Center Tucson

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1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724 520-694-0111 · bannerhealth.com/universitytucson Year Est: 1971 Beds: 479 Principal(s): Tom Dickson, CEO Physicians: 600+

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Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center

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14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375 623-524-4000 · bannerhealth.com/webb Year Est: 1988 Beds: 394 Principal(s): Debbie Flores Physicians: 880

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-933-1000 · phoenixchildrens.org Year Est: 1983 Beds: 433 Principal(s): Robert L. Meyer, president and CEO Physicians: 1,185

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HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

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9003 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 623-580-5800 · honorhealth.com Year Est: 1984 Beds: 421 Principal(s): Gary Baker, SVP and CEO Physicians: 1,500+

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5301 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712 520-327-5461 · tmcaz.com Year Est: 1943 Beds: 607 Principal(s): Judy Rich, CEO Physicians: 600

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1955 W. Frye Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 480-728-3000 · dignityhealth.org/chandlerregional Year Est: 1961 Beds: 338 Principal(s): Mark F. Slyter, president and CEO Physicians: 990

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Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

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3555 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85297 480-728-8000 · dignityhealth.org/mercygilbert Year Est: 2006 Beds: 198 Principal(s): Mark Slyter, president and CEO Physicians: 890

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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

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7400 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 623-580-5800 · honorhealth.com Year Est: 1962 Beds: 338 Principal(s): Kim Post, CEO Physicians: 1,200

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St. Luke’s Medical Center

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Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center

Paula Menkosky, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic in Arizona; Wyatt Decker, MD, vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO Mayo Clinic in Arizona. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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1800 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-251-8100 · stlukesmedcenter.org Year Est: 1907 Beds: 200 Principal(s): Jim Flinn, CEO Physicians: 700

MAYO CLINIC HOSPITAL

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Cardon Children’s Medical Center

5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054 480-515-6296 · mayoclinic.org Year Est: 1998 Beds: 268 Principal(s): Wyatt Decker, MD

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ayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group based in Rochester, Minn. It employs more than 4,500 physicians and scientists and 57,100 allied health staff nationwide. In Arizona, it employs more than 600 physicians and scientists and more than 6,800 employees. The practice specializes in treating difficult cases through tertiary care. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “The needs of the patient come first.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “As the Mayo Clinic logo suggests, the institution has a three-part focus — patient care, research and education. First and primary to the organization is the patient care practice, represented by the central shield.”

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1400 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202 480-412-5437 · bannerhealth.com/cardonchildrens Year Est: 2009 Beds: 200+ Principal(s): Laura Robertson, CEO Physicians: 200+

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HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center

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19829 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-580-5800 · honorhealth.com Year Est: 1988 Beds: 204 Principal(s): John Harrington, Jr., CEO Physicians: 755

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Banner Baywood Medical Center

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6644 E. Baywood Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206 480-321-2000 · bannerhealth.com/baywood Year Est: 1984 Beds: 388 Principal(s): Lamont Yoder, CEO Physicians: 837

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Banner Estrella Medical Center

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9201 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85037 623-327-4000 · bannerhealth.com/estrella Year Est: 2005 Beds: 317 Principal(s): Courtney Ophaug, CEO Physicians: 916

10 Maricopa Medical Center last year

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2601 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-344-5011 · mihs.org Year Est: 1883 Beds: 325 Principal(s): Steve Purves, president and CEO Physicians: 500

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ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS: 197 BEDS OR FEWER

ABRAZO SCOTTSDALE CAMPUS 1

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3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-923-5000 · abrazoscottsdale.com Year Est: 1983 Beds: 136 Principal(s): Frank Molinaro

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brazo Scottsdale Campus is part of Abrazo Community Health Network, a five-hospital healthcare system in Phoenix. Originally built in 1983, Abrazo Scottsdale has a long history of providing care to the Northeast Valley. In the past few years, Abrazo Scottsdale has been recognized for outstanding quality and safety by both national and local organizations. Abrazo Scottsdale provides a broad range of healthcare services, but focuses on orthopedic, bariatric (medical/ surgical weight loss) specialties. Abrazo Scottsdale also has mother/baby services, including a newborn nursery and a busy wound care and hyperbarics center. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Patients often feel scared, alone and out of control. Our employees provide more than great clinical care; they strive to make everyone feel cared for. We also strive to create an environment where our employees take care of each other through teamwork, emotional support and friendship.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “The work we have done over the past several years to improve quality, safety and patient experience have positioned us for a great 2018.”

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Westgate Medical Center

7300 N. 99th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305 602-406-0000 · dignityhealth.org/westgate Year Est: 2014 Beds: 23 Principal(s): WND Physicians: 320

Tempe St. Lukes Hospital,

a campus of St. Luke’s Medical Center 1500 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-784-5500 · tempestlukeshospital.org Year Est: 1944 Beds: 87 Principal(s): Nate Malcolm, adminstrator Physicians: 700

Banner Gateway Medical Center

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1900 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-543-2000 · bannerhealth.com/gateway Year Est: 2007 Beds: 177 Principal(s): Lamont Yoder, CEO Physicians: 771

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Banner Heart Hospital

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From left: Frank Molinaro, CEO; Vicki Huber, chief nursing officer; Jeff Zyla, chief financial officer; and Ryan Harper, director of hospital strategy. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

Dignity Health St. Joseph’s

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6750 E. Baywood Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206 480-854-5000 · bannerhealth.com/bannerheart Year Est: 2000 Beds: 111 Principal(s): Lamont Yoder, CEO Physicians: 513

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Mountain Vista Medical Center

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1301 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa, AZ 85209 480-358-6100 · mvmedicalcenter.org Year Est: 2007 Beds: 178 Principal(s): Jacob Golich, hospital president Physicians: 650

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OASIS Hospital

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750 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-797-7700 · oasishospital.com Year Est: 2011 Beds: 64 Principal(s): Tim Bogardus Physicians: 100

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The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital

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6501 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015 602-795-6020 · thecoreinstitutehospital.com Year Est: 2005 Beds: 33 Principal(s): Kurt Loveless, CEO Physicians: 188

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Banner Goldfield Medical Center

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2050 W. Southern Ave., Apache Junction, AZ 85120 480-733-3300 · bannerhealth.com Year Est: 2013 Beds: 20 Principal(s): Sharon Lind, CEO Physicians: WND

10 Abrazo West Campus last year

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13677 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85395 623-882-1500 · abrazowest.com Year Est: 2003 Beds: 188 Principal(s): Stan Holm Physicians: 641

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7575 E. Earll Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 602-254-4357 · bannerhealth.com/bannerbehavioral Year Est: 1980 Care Providers: 24 Principal(s): Brian Beutin, CEO Services/Specialties: Inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, behavioral services, emergency psychiatric

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St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center

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1800 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-251-8535 · stlukesbehavioralhealth.com Year Est: 1969 Care Providers: 56 Principal(s): Gregory Jahn, RN, CEO Services/Specialties: WND

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Terros Health

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3003 N. Central Ave., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-685-6000 · terroshealth.org Year Est: 1969 Care Providers: 1,100 Employees Principal(s): Peggy Chase, president and CEO Services/Specialties: Primary care, mental healthcare, mobile crisis, addiction care, family services, prevention, HIV testing and education

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

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BEHAVIORAL REHABILITATION

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Banner Behavioral Health

Rebekah Francis, CFO; Laura Magnuson, senior director of outpatient and social services; Bruce Waldo, CEO; Jeff Serrano, COO; Vicki Thomsen, senior director of HR. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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3450 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-265-8338 · sbhservices.org Year Est: 1969 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Jeff Jorde Services/Specialties: Counseling, psychiatric, outpatient, residential, prevention, opioid and other services

AURORA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM

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One Step Beyond Inc.

East Valley and West Valley locations, AZ 480-345-5420 · auroraarizona.com Year Est: 2005 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Bruce Waldo, CEO

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urora Behavioral Health System is Arizona’s largest free-standing psychiatric hospital system with 238 beds within two facilities serving the entire state of Arizona. The Glendale hospital has 100 beds and the Tempe hospital has 138 beds. Both facilities pride themselves on having fulltime internal medicine doctors on staff in addition to board certified psychiatrists and addictionologists. As a leader in behavioral health treatment for more than 10 years, Aurora has transformed the traditional psychiatric hospital experience into a holistic approach to psychiatric treatment. Their expert staff believes in healing the entire person – physically, psychologically and spiritually while personalizing treatment to achieve the best outcomes. In addition, they are committed to the wellness of their community through partnerships, development of new programs, prevention and treatment. Aurora does this by offering a full continuum of behavioral healthcare services to meet the individual needs of adolescents and adults. SURPRISING FACT: “Our patients heal in many different ways and we strive to provide a variety of opportunities for the healing to take place.  Our equine therapy and chaplain programs are two of the approaches that have shown tremendous results and we are proud to offer them to our patients.”

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7200 W. Bell Rd., Bldgs. H and J, Glendale, AZ 85308 623-215-2449 · osbi.org Year Est: 2003 Care Providers: 150 Principal(s): Mimi Rogers, CEO Services/Specialties: Adults with intellectual disabilities

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Foundation for Senior Living - FSL

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1201 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-285-1800 · fsl.org Year Est: 1974 Care Providers: 150 Principal(s): Tom Egan, president and CEO Services/Specialties: Community-based treatment for serious mental iIlnesses in 24-hour residential settings and in adult foster care homes

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Community Bridges

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827 N. 99th Ave., Avondale, AZ 85323 877-931-9142 · communitybridgesaz.org Year Est: 1982 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Dr. Frank Scarpati, CEO Services/Specialties: Medically integrated behavioral health programs, including prevention, education and treatment services

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Sierra Tucson

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39580 S. Lago del Oro Pkwy., Tucson, AZ 85739 855-373-7752 · sierratucson.com Year Est: 1983 Care Providers: 300 Principal(s): Bill Anderson, CEO Services/Specialties: Addictions/co-occurring disorders, trauma recovery, complicated pain, eating recovery, mood and anxiety disorders

10 The Meadows last year

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1655 N. Tegner St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390 800-632-3697 · themeadows.com Year Est: 1976 Care Providers: 18 Principal(s): Sean Walsh Services/Specialties: Family week program, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Emotional Freedom Technique, equine therapy

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P.O. Box 13466, Phoenix, AZ 85002 602-864-4400 · azblue.com Year Est: 1939 AZ Staff: 1498 Principal(s): Pam Kehaly Prominent Company Perks: On-site fitness center and health screenings, professional training and development, tuition reimbursement

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Banner Health

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10515 W. Santa Fe Dr., Sun City, AZ 85351 602-747-4000 · BannerHealth.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Staff: 35,000 Principal(s): Peter Fine, CEO; John Hensing, MD, CMO Prominent Company Perks: Discounted health insurance, discounts with major retailers, employee wellness

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Dignity Health

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3030 N. Central Ave., #1402, Phoenix, AZ AZ 602-406-3000 · dignityhealtharizona.org Year Est: 1987 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Linda Hunt, CEO Prominent Company Perks: Excellent benefits, employee wellness program

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The CORE Institute

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From left: Fred Johnson, president and CFO; Nancy Gillette, chief revenue officer; and Mike Lovell, CEO. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

TEAM SELECT HOME CARE

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2999 N. 44th St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-382-8500 · tshc.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 241 Principal(s): Mike Lovell, CEO

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eam Select Home Care was established in 2008 with the goal of bringing together the most experienced and ethical home health professionals in the industry. Team Select Home Care recognizes and respects the impact the agency has on its patients and the communities within which it serves. Team Select Home Care’s focus is to help improve the lives of its valued patients through increased health and mobility. Team Select Home Care’s mission is to provide world-class healthcare for its patients in the comfort and privacy of their homes.

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OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Being recognized as an industry leader and disrupter has created unique opportunities for Team Select. We recently closed on a large private equity deal with a New York firm who has committed substantial funds to support our aggressive growth plans. With innovation comes a responsibility to our people and patients, which we take very seriously.”

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18444 N. 25th Ave., #210, Phoenix, AZ (16 locations) 866-974-2673 · thecoreinstitute.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 345 Principal(s): David J. Jacofsky, MD, CEO Prominent Company Perks: Medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k, employee recognition, community involvement through sponsorships/charities

I Need An Angel Inc.

Caregivers You Can Depend On

8180 N. Hayden Rd., #D100, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-951-4083 · ineedanangel.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 250 Principal(s): Amanda Barcy, director Prominent Company Perks: Weekly pay, free massage, credit repair classes, caregivers treated like VIPs

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

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3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-923-5000 · abrazoscottsdale.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 530 Principal(s): Frank Molinaro Prominent Company Perks: Health insurance including medical, dental, vision and prescription; supplemental life and AD&D; 401(k)

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Phoenix Heart

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5859 W. Talavi Blvd., #100, Glendale, AZ 85306 602-298-7777 · phoenixheart.com Year Est: 1981 AZ Staff: 80 Principal(s): Fred H. Cucher, MD; Reshmaal Gomes, MD; Shakeel O. Khan, MD; Punit Parasher, MD; Rajul Patel, MD; Kristine Sellberg, MD Prominent Company Perks: Robust benefits package, fun staff activities

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Landmark Physical Therapy

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COMPANY STRENGTHS: “At Team Select, our employees are compassionate and caring, not only in providing care to our patients, but also to each other. That starts with an environment of trust and respect that is nurtured at every level of our organization. Our success is driven by tremendous hard work and effort, so we need to balance it with fun.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

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9364 E. Raintree Dr., #103, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-661-1124 · landmarkptclinics.com Year Est: 2013 AZ Staff: 15 Principal(s): Mark DiSalvo Prominent Company Perks: Culture promoting clinical advancement and education; monthly bonus opportunities, social events and more

10 24Hr HomeCare last year

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7201 E. Camelback Rd., #370, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-219-4434 · 24hrcares.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Alan Badger Prominent Company Perks: Enthusiasm, attitude, recognition, appreciation, celebrate achievements, collaborate with your team, have fun

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Dignity Health St. Joseph’s

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hoenix Heart has built a practice of compassionate, world-class physicians with unparalleled knowledge and experience in cardiovascular medicine in the West Valley. Since its inception, Phoenix Heart has continued to grow and strengthen its practice, while helping thousands of patients recover from cardiovascular disease. Phoenix Heart truly believes in partnering with their patients and referring physicians to ensure open communication regarding medical decisions.

CARDIOLOGY

STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our staff is dedicated to going above and beyond in providing exceptional service to anyone who enters our offices.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Phoenix Heart will continue transitioning to a quality-based reimbursement platform. We’ll continue to thrive as a patient-focused practice in providing care. Our practice is prepared for the challenges in the healthcare industry and we’re confident that our patients will continue to trust us as their cardiac care provider.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Phoenix Heart will continue to meet the needs of our patients and referral partnerships. The practice continues to expand into new areas to meet the needs of a growing population.”

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Gilbert Cardiology

3505 S. Mercy Rd., Gilbert, AZ 5297 480-786-9100 · azcardiologist.com Year Est: 2009 Physicians: 4 Principal(s): Dr. Zaki Lababidi Services/Specialties: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease

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5859 W. Talavi Blvd., #100, Glendale, AZ 85306 602-298-7777 · phoenixheart.com Year Est: 1981 Physicians: 14 Principal(s): Fred H. Cucher, MD; Reshmaal Gomes, MD; Shakeel O. Khan, MD; Punit Parasher, MD; Rajul Patel, MD; Kristine Sellberg, MD

6116 E. Arbor Ave., #112, Mesa, AZ 85206 480-641-5400 · cvam.com Year Est: 2004 Physicians: 9 Principal(s): A. Ambrosia, DO; D. Bell, DO; A. Kaplan, MD; N. Kramer, MD; V. Sein, DO; Z.D. Skloven, MD; S. Sorof, MD Services/Specialties: Cardiology, electrophysiology, peripheral vascular services, on-site testing

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CVAM, CardioVascular Associates of Mesa

Hospital and Medical Center

350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 602-406-3000 · dignityhealth.org/arizona Year Est: 1895 Physicians: 1,197 Principal(s): Patty White, president Services/Specialties: Interventional cardiology, heart failure and VAD

Tri-City Cardiology

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6402 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., #224, Mesa, AZ 85206 480-835-6100 · tricitycardiology.com Year Est: 1980 Physicians: 22 Principal(s): Ken Frandsen Services/Specialties: Services to prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease and other cardiac-related conditions

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Banner Heart Hospital

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6750 E. Baywood Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206 480-854-5000 · bannerhealth.com/bannerheart Year Est: 2000 Physicians: WND Principal(s): Lamont Yoder Services/Specialties: Treatments for heart attack, heart failure, rhythm disorders, vascular disease

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Biltmore Cardiology

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4444 N. 32nd St., #175, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-952-0002 · biltmorecardiology.com Year Est: 1994 Physicians: 10 Principal(s): P. Maki, N. Klein, T. Byrne, J. Morgan, M. Cherukuri, A. Loli, M. Bahu, J. Jaffe Services/Specialties: Cardiology and electrophysiology

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Mayo Clinic

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13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-301-8000 · mayoclinic.org Year Est: 1987 Physicians: 600 Principal(s): Wyatt Decker, MD Services/Specialties: Adult congenital heart disease, arrhythmias, artery disease, transplantation, pericardium diseases, vascular disorders

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Cardiovascular Consultants

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3805 E. Bell Rd., #3100, Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-867-8644 · cvcheart.com Year Est: 1986 Physicians: 36 Principal(s): Nirav J. Mehta, MD, president Services/Specialties: Offers state-of-the art testing, consultations and procedures for all cardiovascular healthcare needs

10 Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center last year

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1955 W. Frye Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 480-728-3000 · dignityhealth.org/chandlerregional Year Est: 1961 Physicians: WND Principal(s): Mark F. Slyter, president and CEO Services/Specialties: WND

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6116 E. Arbor Ave., #112, Mesa, AZ 85206 480-641-5400 · cvam.com Year Est: 2004 Clinical Trials: 18 Principal(s): A. Ambrosia, DO; D. Bell, DO; A. Kaplan, MD; N. Kramer, MD; V. Sein, DO; Z.D. Skloven, MD; S. Sorof, MD Notable Studies: HF FIX-HF, adapt response, dream HF

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Phoenix Heart, PLLC

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1750 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-242-4928 · associatedretinaconsultants.com Year Est: 1974 Clinical Trials: 14 Principal(s): WND

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CLINICAL TRIALS

ssociated Retina Consultants was founded by vitreoretinal surgeons renowned for setting global standards in retinal treatment and surgical techniques. ARC is known for pioneering the development of retina equipment and significantly influencing the advancement of ophthalmology practices. ARC has since grown to include nine physicians with more than 145 years of combined medical experience, providing expert care in 13 office locations and five surgical centers across Arizona. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Associated Retina Consultants has participated in clinical trials for over 19 years. Our physicians and surgeons are committed to advancing knowledge and providing the most current evidencebased medical care and have extensive clinical research experience. ARC also houses the Inherited Retinal Disease and Visual Function Clinic, one of the few centers in Arizona to offer a complete suite of advanced electro-diagnostic testing equipment. The Clinic uses the latest technologies to offer advanced testing and genetic counseling for retinal genetic research and provides resources to help those with inherited retinal diseases and rare retinal disorders.”

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5859 W. Talavi Blvd., #100, Glendale, AZ 85306 602-298-7777 · phoenixheart.com Year Est: 1981 Clinical Trials: 8 Principal(s): Fred H. Cucher, MD; Reshmaal Gomes, MD; Shakeel O. Khan, MD; Punit Parasher, MD; Rajul Patel, MD; Kristine Sellberg, MD Notable Studies: Pharmaceutical and device trials that focus on cardiovascular disease

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

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350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 602-406-5000 · dignityhealth.org/arizona Year Est: 1895 Clinical Trials: WND Principal(s): Ron Lukas, PhD Notable Studies: WND

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

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The retina specialists of Associated Retina Consultants. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CVAM, CardioVascular Associates of Mesa

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901 E. Willetta St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-839-6900 · bannerhealth.com Year Est: 1996 Clinical Trials: 12 Principal(s): Dr. Eric Reiman, CEO of Banner Research Notable Studies: Clinical trials aimed at Alzheimer’s prevention

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Barrow Neurological Institute

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350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 1-800-227-7691 · thebarrow.org/clinical_trials Year Est: 1962 Clinical Trials: WND Principal(s): Ron Lukas, PhD Notable Studies: Clinical trials: Epilepsy, brain tumors, stroke and MS

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Mayo Clinic

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13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-301-8000 · mayoclinic.org Year Est: 1987 Clinical Trials: more than 300 Principal(s): Wyatt Decker, MD Notable Studies: The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $2.3 million per year SPORE grant to the center’s myeloma research team

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Radiant Research

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2141 E. Broadway Rd., #120, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-820-5656 · radiantresearch.com Year Est: 1992 Clinical Trials: WND Principal(s): Mark S. Hanley, Craig Smith Notable Studies: WND

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Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

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2946 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-256-6444 · bannermdanderson.com Year Est: 2011 Clinical Trials: WND Principal(s): Lamont Yoder, CEO Notable Studies: WND

10 Arizona Oncology last year

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2222 E. Highland Ave., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 888-972-2873 · arizonaoncology.com Year Est: 1999 Clinical Trials: More than 50 studies Principal(s): M. Seetharam, MD; C. DiSimone, MD, PhD; D. Lindquist, MD Notable Studies: Oncology (breast/lung/pancreas/colon), hematology (leukemia/multiple myeloma), gynecologic oncology(ovarian/cervical)

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8416 E. Shea Blvd., #C-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-860-6744 · brendataegedds.com Year Est: 2003 DDS: 1 Principal(s): Brenda Taege Services/Specialties: General and cosmetic dentistry, including digital imaging, implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, whitening, Invisalign

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Red Rock Family Dentistry

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908 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-782-8111 · redrockfamilydentistry.com Year Est: 2001 DDS: 2 Principal(s): Dr. Randy Cullimore, DDS; Dr. Travis Cullimore, DDS Services/Specialties: Teeth whitening, inlays and onlays, dental crowns, dental bonding, teeth veneers, dental implants, general dentisty

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John G. Fletcher DMD

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2600 E. Southern Ave., #B-1, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-839-4550 · drfletcherdmd.com Year Est: 1998 DDS: 1 Principal(s): Dr. John Fletcher, DMD Services/Specialties: Children and adults, general and cosmetic dental procedures, CEREC same-day crowns, Invisalign, dental sleep appliance

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Biltmore Dental Group

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Paul D. Douglas, DDS. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY

DOUGLAS FAMILY DENTISTRY

10630 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-948-3680 · douglasfamilydentistry.com Year Est: 1987 DDS: 30 Principal(s): Paul D. Douglas, DDS

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r. Paul Douglas, owner of Douglas Family Dentistry is starting his 30th year of service to the ScottsdalePhoenix area. Dr. Douglas, also known as “Painless,” is a graduate of USC School of Dentistry with awards for clinical excellence. Douglas Family Dentistry has built a superb reputation by hiring and working with the best all-star team in the business. Douglas Family Dentistry stays on the cutting edge by attending hours of continuing education courses. Douglas Family Dentistry is also honored to volunteer its time to help with the Major League Baseball oral cancer screenings, Boys & Girls Club of Scottsdale Outreach Program, men and women in recovery from addictions, battered women and children, The Lost Boys of Sudan and Painless Paul’s Butterflies. This community service is changing lives one smile at a time. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The newest trend is marketing via social media, creating our own brand and making us recognizable in the community. This will impact our industry because it is reaching out to others that may need to find a happy, dental home. We are always wanting to grow and accept new patients in our dental home.”

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Brenda Taege DDS

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3200 E. Camelback Rd., #182, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-952-9521 · biltmoredentalgroupphx.com Year Est: 2002 DDS: 3 Principal(s): Clarence J. Plisky, DDS Services/Specialties: General, family and cosmetic dentistry

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Dr. Carol Ford

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2111 E. Highland, #B-105, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-955-7788 · drcarolford.com Year Est: 2006 DDS: 1 Principal(s): Dr. Carol Ford Services/Specialties: General and cosmetic dentistry, along with reconstruction and rehabilitation dentistry

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Briggs Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

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6920 E. Shea Blvd., #201, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-948-7670 · briggsfamilydentistry.com Year Est: 1973 DDS: 2 Principal(s): Dr. Roger Briggs, Dr. Brad Briggs, Services/Specialties: Cosmetic and general family dentistry

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Ginger Price Dentistry

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4020 N. 24th St., #120, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-468-1135 · gingerpricedds.com Year Est: 1984 DDS: 1 Principal(s): Ginger Price, DDS Services/Specialties: Sedation, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, Zoom Teeth Whitening, veneers, reconstruction, periodontal treatments

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Studio B Smiles

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8952 E. Desert Cove Ave., #108, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-860-0092 · studiobsmiles.com Year Est: 2004 DDS: 1 Principal(s): Dr. John Badolato Services/Specialties: Smile makeovers, crowns/bridges/veneers, fillings, implants, Invisalign, whitening, sports guards

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2680 S. Val Vista Dr., #161, Gilbert, AZ 85295 480-782-8825 · avalondentalaz.com Year Est: 2005 DDS: 1 Principal(s): Dr. Jeff Peifer Services/Specialties: Teeth cleaning, removal and restoring of decayed teeth, crowns and bridges, dentures, veneers, teeth whitening

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COSMETIC/PLASTIC SURGEONS (Listed alphabetically)

ACHARYA PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER 5121 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 602-266-2772 acharyaplasticsurgery.com ARIZONA COSMETIC SURGERY 4202 N. 32nd St., #F Phoenix, AZ 602-277-1111 azcossurg.com ARIZONA DERMATOLOGY 2224 W. Northern Ave., #D-300 Phoenix, AZ 602-277-1449 arizonaderm.com ARIZONA EYE SPECIALISTS 300 E. Osborn Rd., #100 Phoenix, AZ 602-254-7255 arizonaeyes.net CENTER FOR DERMATOLOGY & PLASTIC SURGERY 14275 N. 87th St., #109 & #110 Scottsdale, AZ 480-905-8485 azskindoc.com COSMETIC SURGERY INSTITUTE 19636 N. 27th Ave., #101 Phoenix, AZ 623-516-2639 bodybykotoske.com DAVID A. HECHT, M.D. 20201 N. Scottsdale Healthcare Dr., #250 Scottsdale, AZ 480-374-2935 drdavidhecht.com DEBORAH TROJANOWSKI, M.D., P.C. 10617 N. Hayden Rd., #B-102 Scottsdale, AZ 480-481-0133 debtrojmd.com DEVITO PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER 7033 E. Greenway Pkwy., #155 Scottsdale, AZ 480-889-3000 devitomd.com JENNIFER BOLL PLASTIC SURGERY 2034 E. Southern Ave., #Y Tempe, AZ 480-833-5200

DR. RIMMA FINKEL Multiple locations Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix 480-963-3034 drfinkelmd.com FORMA PLASTIC SURGERY 5010 E. Shea Blvd., #175 Scottsdale, AZ 480-657-2000 FormaPlasticSurgery.com FREDERICK J. MENICK, M.D. 1102 N. El Dorado Pl. Tucson, AZ 520-881-4525 drmenick.com GUERRA PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER 8765 E. Bell Rd., #104 Scottsdale, AZ 480-970-2580 myfaceandbody.com JOHN GIBNEY, M.D., F.A.C.S 16700 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., #260 Scottsdale, AZ 480-994-0537 KATHLEEN DUERKSEN, M.D. 5979 E. Grant Rd., #115 Tucson, AZ 520-751-8030 drduerksen.com MARC MALEK, M.D., PLASTIC SURGERY 8438 E. Shea Blvd., #101 Scottsdale, AZ 480-551-2040 marcmalekmd.com MAXWELL AESTHETICS 2490 E. River Rd. Tucson, AZ 520-751-1225 maxwell-aesthetics.com NEW IMAGE PLASTIC SURGERY 7425 E. Shea Blvd., #105 Scottsdale, AZ 480-596-6886 newimageplasticsurgery.com PAMELA S. HENDERSON, M.D. 7425 E. Shea Blvd., #105 Scottsdale, AZ 480-596-6886 AZfacialplastics.com

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PERFECTION PLASTIC SURGERY AND SKIN CARE 2355 N. Wyatt Dr., #111 Tucson, AZ 520-214-1322 SCOTTSDALE PLASTICS 9377 E. Bell Rd., #367 Scottsdale, AZ 480-245-6380 scottsdaleplastics.com SEAN LILLE M.D., P.C. 10210 N. 92nd St., #203 Scottsdale, AZ 480-661-6197 scottsdaleplasticsurgeon.com SILHOUETTE SURGICAL SPA 9431 E. Ironwood Square Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 480-451-9220 doctorptak.com STEPHEN BEALS, M.D., P.C. 5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., #E-300 & #E-400 Paradise Valley, AZ 480-947-6788 bealsmd.com THE SHAW CENTER 8913 E. Bell Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 480-767-1900 theshawcenter.com VAN DYKE AESTHETICS 5206 N. Scottsdale Rd. Paradise Valley, AZ 480-948-5045 vandykeaesthetics.com VICTOR EYECARE 15405 N. 99th Ave. Sun City, AZ 623-977-9000 victoreyecare.com WESLEY G. WILSON, M.D. 20201 N. Scottsdale Healthcare Dr., #120 Scottsdale, AZ 480-513-9111 drwwilson.com ANDREW WOLIN M.D., Wolin Plastic Surgery Center 8415 N. Pima Rd., #110 Scottsdale, AZ 480-945-8440 awolin.com

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2152 S. Vineyard, #135, Mesa, AZ 85210 480-539-1855 · drknighton.com Year Est: 1998 Care Providers: 2 Principal(s): Dr. Gary Knighton Services/Specialties: Aesthetic medicine, including dermal fillers, Voluma, Juvederm, Volbella, Botox, ZO Medical and bariatrics

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Rejuvent Medical Spa & Surgery

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9155 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-889-8880 · rejuvent.com Year Est: 2004 Care Providers: 2 Principal(s): Kelly Bomer, MD; James Bouzoukis, MD Services/Specialties: Liquid facelift, non-surgical nose sculpt, under-eye filler, chin and cheek fillers, lip filler, eyelid surgery, Botox

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Ultra Smooth Skin

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7477 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-991-3038 · ultrasmoothskin.com Year Est: 2004 Care Providers: 8 Principal(s): Lisa Williams, ANP-C, nurse practitioner Services/Specialties: Botox, Juvederm, laser hair removal, laser brown spot and vein removal, skin tightening, Coolsculpting, Instalift

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MD Skin Lounge

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Marlena Krueger, executive director. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

COSMETIC TREATMENT: NON-SURGICAL

BODY BEAUTIFUL SPA DAY AND MEDICAL SPA

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4449 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-522-9222 · bodybeautifulspa.net Year Est: 2007 Care Providers: 22 Principal(s): Marlena Krueger, executive director

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ody Beautiful Spa is conveniently located in the Biltmore area. Body Beautiful Spa is committed to providing exceptional service on a large variety of treatments. Its alternatives to cosmetic surgery include fractional skin rejuvenation, non-invasive skin tightening and CO2 resurfacing. Body Beautiful Spa uses the industry gold standard for all of its laser treatments. The spa’s senior aestheticians customize facials for relaxation, or address specific skin issues. Body Beautiful Spa is an Allergan Platinum Plus Partner, a privilege reserved for the highest quality, highest volume practices. Clients can be assured they are getting authentic product. The spa’s massage therapists have expertise in all massage modalities and include the use of Cold Laser for pain management. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Finding the employees with the ‘right stuff’ is important. Our staff members are loyal and compassionate and truly care about doing the best job they can do.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Non-surgical, non-invasive procedures have become much more common than not, particularly with younger patients and with men. Botox is becoming a household word.”

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Gary Knighton, DO

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18251 N. Pima Rd., #125, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-878-5213 · mdskinlounge.com Year Est: 2006 Care Providers: 4 Principal(s): Bryan Gawley Services/Specialties: Skincare services, including medical grade facials, injectables, lasers and body treatments

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Red Mountain Med Spa

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14000 N. Hayden Rd., #180, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-347-4304 · redmountainmedspa.com Year Est: 1997 Care Providers: 20 Principal(s): Dr. Suzanne Bentz Services/Specialties: Botox, Juvéderm and other injectables; body contouring treatments; laser treatments; ResurFX; IPL Fotofacials

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Affordable Laser Hair Removal

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& Skin Transformation

1969 E. Broadway Rd., #4, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-655-1518 · affordablelaser.com Year Est: 2000 Care Providers: 3 Principal(s): Leda Laibinis, Trich Wurl Services/Specialties: Laser hair removal, micodermabrasions, skin peels, facials, skin rejuvenation, skin products, laser vein correction

Desert Holistic Health

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9188 E. San Salvador Dr., #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-336-4195 · deserthh.com Year Est: 2015 Care Providers: 1 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Weight loss, hormone replacement, primary care, medical aesthetics

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Arizona Laser Skin Solutions

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512 E. Southern Ave., #D, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-921-0767 · arizonalaser.com Year Est: 1999 Care Providers: 1 Principal(s): Kevin Crawford, RNP, Owner Services/Specialties: Botox, spider vein removal, hand rejuvenation, laser facial and toning, laser tattoo removal, lip enhancement

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10214 N. Tatum Blvd (5 locations), Phoenix, AZ 85028 480-470-5747 · dermahealthinstitute.com Year Est: 2005 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Botox and dermal fillers, skin lasers, body contouring and skin maintenance

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2 last year

2444 W. Las Palmaritas Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-864-4400 · azblue.com Year Est: 1939 DDS: 2,505 Principal(s): Pam Kehaly Group or Individual: Health insurance products and services for individuals and employer groups

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Employers Dental Services Inc.

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3430 E. Sunrise Dr., #160, Tucson, AZ 85718 520-696-4300 · mydentalplan.com Year Est: 1974 DDS: 2,590 Principal(s): Cindy Weeks, Liz Stambaugh Group or Individual: Both

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Cigna

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25500 N. Norterra Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85085 800-244-6224 · cigna.com Year Est: 1974 DDS: 3,642 dentists Principal(s): Kim Shepard Group or Individual: Cigna provides DHMO and DPPO and provides both group and individual coverage

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MetLife

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From left: Allan Allford, president and CEO; Craig Livesay, VP; Scott A. Pederson, VP; Brad Clothier, executive VP; and Mark Anderson, CFO and VP. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

DELTA DENTAL OF ARIZONA 1

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5656 W. Talavi Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85306 602-938-3131 · deltadentalaz.com Year Est: 1972 DDS: 3,400 Principal(s): R. Allan Allford, president and CEO

DENTAL HEALTH PLANS

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elta Dental of Arizona, an independent licensee of the Delta Dental Plans Association, is a tax-exempt dental insurance company. Founded in 1972, DDAZ covers more than 1 million smiles in Arizona and fulfills its mission of improving lives by promoting optimal oral health by delivering a variety of dental offerings to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families and both small and large businesses. Plans include Delta Dental Premier, Delta Dental PPO, Delta Dental PPO plus Premier, Delta Dental Individual & Family, and DeltaCare USA, a DHMO plan. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Delta Dental of Arizona has 3,400 unique dentists at 7,840 locations statewide, with PPO dentists making up nearly 90 percent of the network. This ensures consumers savings while offering a wide choice of dentists. Our local customer service representatives are knowledgeable experts with backgrounds in oral health and dental benefits.” SURPRISING FACT: “An active supporter of the community, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has invested more than $11 million to prevent dental disease and promote good oral health for vulnerable Arizonans.”

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

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60 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #600, Tempe, AZ 85281 800-669-2164 · metlife.com Year Est: 1962 DDS: 11,206 Principal(s): Steven A. Kandarian, CEO Group or Individual: Group

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Aetna Health

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4645 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-659-9037 · aetna.com Year Est: 1988 DDS: 2,461 Principal(s): Frank Benedetto, market head of sales Group or Individual: Group and individual

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Humana

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2231 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-760-1700 · humana.com Year Est: 1984 DDS: 6,674 Principal(s): Victoria Coley Group or Individual: Both group and individual dental plans

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Western Dental

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Several valleywide locations 800-417-4444 · westerndental.com Year Est: 1903 DDS: WND Principal(s): Daniel Crowley, chairman and CEO; Ronald Inge, chief dental officer; Bill Dembereckyj, SVP and CFO Group or Individual: Group and individual

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SecureCare Dental & Vision

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777 E. Missouri Ave., #121, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-241-0914 · securecaredental.com Year Est: 1996 DDS: 3,700 Principal(s): David L. Popejoy Group or Individual: Group dental and vision plans with local and national provider networks

10 UnitedHealthcare Dental last year

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1 E. Washington St., #1700, Phoenix, AZ 85004 800-985-2356 · unitedhealthcare.com Year Est: 1977 DDS: WND Principal(s): Dave Allazetta Group or Individual: Group and individual

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8406 E. Shea Blvd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-998-1158 · valleyofthesunderm.com Year Est: 1996 Medical Providers: 1 Principal(s): Dr. Lora J. Plattner, MD Services/Specialties: Skin cancer treatment

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East Valley Dermatology Center

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1100 S. Dobson Rd., #223, Chandler, AZ 85286 480-821-8888 · evderm.com Year Est: 2003 Medical Providers: 12 Principal(s): Rosemary J. Geary Services/Specialties: Full-body screenings, skin cancer surgery, acne, laser hair reduction, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, skin care

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Affiliated Dermatology

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20401 N. 73rd St., #230, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-556-0446 · affderm.com Year Est: 2002 Medical Providers: 26 Principal(s): Richard L. Averitte, Jr., MD Services/Specialties: Dermatology, dermatologic surgery, Mohs surgery, dermatopathology, aesthetics

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Camelback Dermatology

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Dr. Lee P. Laris, medical director. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

PHOENIX SKIN DERMATOLOGY

5056 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ (2 locations) 602-222-9111 · phxskin.com Year Est: 1995 Medical Providers: 7 Principal(s): Dr. Lee Laris

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DERMATOLOGY

racticing in the Valley since 1992, Dr. Lee P. Laris is medical director and chief cosmetic surgeon of Phoenix Skin Dermatology. He is highly trained in all areas of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology and has built a national reputation as a facial rejuvenation specialist. Dr. Laris is recognized for his use of minimal incision surgery, with a focus on restoring youth via less invasive methods, such as Mini Face Lift, Y Lift, Laser Resurfacing, Hair Transplantation, Botox and Dermal Fillers. Dr. Laris and his team of board certified providers specialize in the latest technologies and the most effective treatments in the field, offering a host of services designed to improve each patient’s self-image and sense of well-being. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The national awareness campaigns for skin cancer detection and prevention is having a positive impact on our industry. Patients have become more aware of the importance of taking care of their skin, the largest organ in the body. We are seeing an increase in annual skin checks and patients coming in with skin concerns.” SURPRISING FACT: “We accept every insurance, no matter what they reimburse, meaning we do not pick and choose only the best payers. I feel it is our responsibility to help as many people as possible.”

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Valley of the Sun Dermatology

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4512 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-954-7546 · camelbackderm.com Year Est: 2002 Medical Providers: 8 Principal(s): Kristine A. Romine, MD Services/Specialties: General, cosmetic, body contouring and laser services

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Mayo Clinic

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13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-301-8000 · mayoclinic.org Year Est: 1987 Medical Providers: 600 Principal(s): Wyatt Decker, MD Services/Specialties: Full range of dermatology care for both common and rare problems of the skin, hair, nails and mucus membranes

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Spectrum Dermatology

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7425 E. Shea Blvd., #110, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-948-8400 · spectrumdermatology.com Year Est: 2011 Medical Providers: 14 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Skin cancer surgeries, anti-aging treatments, laser dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, surgical dermatology

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Ahwatukee Skin & Laser

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last year

4425 E. Agave Rd., Bldg. 9, #148, Phoenix, AZ 85044 480-704-7546 · ahwatukeeskincare.com Year Est: 2010 Medical Providers: 8 Principal(s): Sarah Neumann, PA Services/Specialties: General and cosmetic dermatology, including Mohs surgery

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Arizona Advanced Dermatology

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8817 E. Bell Rd., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 602-264-9044 · arizonaadvanceddermatology.com Year Est: 1992 Medical Providers: 3 Principal(s): Bill Halmi, MD, PC Services/Specialties: Fraxel, VBeam, Perfecta, Erbium, GentleLase, Ruby, CO2, Excimer and VariLite lasers

10 Arizona Skin and Laser Institute last year

9

2224 W. Northern Ave., #D-300, Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-277-1449 · arizonaderm.com Year Est: 1969 Medical Providers: 9+ Principal(s): Neil Superfon, William Ko, John Ebner, E. Galiczynski Services/Specialties: Skin cancer, Mohs surgery, blue-light treatment, acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin infections, aesthetics

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Minimally invasive facial contouring that accentuates the cheekbones, defines the jawline and lifts the upper neck No incisions • No anesthesia • Instant results • Free consultation

Dr. Lee Laris is the exclusive certified Y Lift Doctor in Arizona 5056 N Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85012 602.222.9111 • phxskin.com

Dermatology • Botox • Dermal Fillers • Tattoo Removal • Mini Face Lift • Hair Restoration


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1750 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-242-4928 · associatedretinaconsultants.com Year Est: 1974 Medical Providers: 9 Principal(s): WND Services: Worldwide leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases with a commitment to patient care

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Swagel Wootton Hiatt Eye Center

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220 S. 63rd St., Mesa, AZ 85206 480-641-3937 · swhec.com Year Est: 2000 Medical Providers: 3 Principal(s): Drew Hiatt Services: LASIK, PRK, ReSTOR, ReSTOR TORIC, Crystalens, Amblyopia, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, Aztec Optical

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Joel J Ackerman, OD

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14001 N. 7th St., #B-103, Phoenix, AZ 85022 602-993-3400 · drjoelackerman.com Year Est: 1979 Medical Providers: 1 Principal(s): Joel J. Ackerman, OD Services: General optometry with emphasis on contacts and eyeglasses, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, takes most insurance plans

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West Valley Vision

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From left: Kyle Bohannon, president and CEO; Scott Perkins, MD; and Andrew Rabinowitz, MD. Company Provided Image

BARNET DULANEY PERKINS EYE CENTER

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4800 N. 22nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 800-966-7000 · goodeyes.com Year Est: 1993 Medical Providers: 44 Principal(s): Kyle Bohannon, CEO

EYE CARE CENTERS

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he doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center are recognized leaders in providing state-of-theart medical and surgical eye care in Arizona for more than 35 years. Doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center use some of the most advanced technologies and techniques to treat patients at all stages of life. Comprehensive eye health services are provided by nationally recognized specialists in multiple fields of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, vision correction, cornea, retina, glaucoma and ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patients can expect compassionate and convenient care from the doctors of any of the 15 Arizona Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center clinics. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our mission is to provide world-class eye care while utilizing leading-edge technology. Our highly trained surgeons, doctors and staff deliver quality outcomes in a compassionate, patient-centered environment.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our staff members focus intently on providing “best-in-class” patient care. They regularly interact with the best doctors in the ophthalmology and utilize some of the most advanced technologies available. This patient-centric orientation, along with access to unique opportunities and advanced training, differentiates our practice and our employees from the competition and sets us apart as the leading national eye care practice.”

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Associated Retina Consultants

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2580 Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85395 623-932-2020 · westvalleyvision.com Year Est: 2005 Medical Providers: 34 Principal(s): Eric Giese Services: Eye health examination and vision examination

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Zmyslinski Eye & Contact Lens Center

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5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., #165, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-478-8588 · drzeyes.com Year Est: 2005 Medical Providers: 4 Principal(s): Simon Zmyslinski, OD Services: Performs comprehensive eye examinations and contact lens evaluations

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Schwartz Laser Eye Center

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8416 E. Shea Blvd., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-483-3937 · teameyedoc.com Year Est: 2001 Medical Providers: 4 Principal(s): Jay L. Schwartz, DO Services: RainDrop/Kamra InLay, I-Design LASIK, Visian ICL, Corneal Crosslinking, cataract, multi-focal lens implants, complete eye care

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Affiliated Eye Specialists

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last year

3330 N. 2nd St., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-263-0778 · azeyes.com Year Est: 1977 Medical Providers: WND Principal(s): WND Services: Eye exams, contact lenses, optical shop, cataract surgery

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Arizona Eye Specialists

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7331 E. Osborn Dr., #160, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-990-7271 · arizonaeyes.net Year Est: 1953 Medical Providers: 14 Principal(s): Dr. Craig Suiter, president Services: Cataracts, oculoplastics and cornea, ocular allergy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, optical shop

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2610 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213 480-892-8400 · sweye.com Year Est: 1982 Medical Providers: 35 Principal(s): Dr. Lothaire Bluth Services: Cataracts, glaucoma, eye exams, LASIK, retina, optical shops, Visian ICL, premium lenses, dry eyes, cornea, cosmetic, low vision

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2 last year

1230 W. Washington St., #111, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-706-8963 · mountainsidefitness.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Locations: 16 Principal(s): Tom Hatten, CEO and founder Services: Weight/cardio equipment, group fitness classes, personal training, steam rooms/saunas, child care, rock wall, basketball

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Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

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Locations throughout Arizona 480-706-1161 · foothillsrehab.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Locations: 23 Principal(s): Michael Basten, PT, DPT, president and CEO Services: Physical therapy, sports medicine, surgical rehabilitation, injury prevention, sports performance, personal and group training

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FAST - Foothills Acceleration and Sports Training

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5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., #A-100, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 480-994-1635 · fast-training.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Locations: 10 Principal(s): Jeff Bloom Services: Physical therapy, sports performance training, personal and semi private training

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TI Fitness

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Carol Nalevanko, president, with the Village Health Clubs & Spas executive team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

VILLAGE HEALTH CLUBS & SPAS

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7477 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-609-6979 · villageclubs.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Locations: 4 Principal(s): Carol Nalevanko

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HEALTH AND FITNESS

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illage Health Clubs & Spas are the premier health clubs and spas in the Valley, providing unparalleled facilities, services and programs. Village Health Clubs provide single, couple and family memberships to Arizona residents in four convenient locations: Camelback, Gainey Ranch, DC Ranch and Ocotillo. Village Health Clubs built its clubs so that when you walk into the Village, you immediately notice the artistically designed clubs as you are warmly greeted by the friendly staff. Village Health Clubs’ facilities are all about building lasting relationships with their members. Village Health Clubs provide quarterly parties and many social activities throughout the year that are included with a membership. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We support a teamwork environment where everyone helps make sure our members receive world class treatment. Our people are the very best face of the Village and we want to make sure members receive friendly greetings during their time with us and enjoy a caring and comfortable environment.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “The Village has been ranked No. 1 for 14 years in a row and we are proud to continue on the tradition this year.”

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Mountainside Fitness Centers

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91 N. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-813-5624 · tifitness.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Locations: 1 Principal(s): Terrance Johnson, Honey Johnson Services: Lose weight, incease energy and decrease stress

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Underground Fitness Personal Training

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9822 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-710-1224 · undergroundfitnessaz.com Year Est: 2012 AZ Locations: 6 Principal(s): Scott Carpenter Services: Complete body transformations, personal training and complete nutrition strategy

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Fit Body Boot Camp Litchfield

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4850 Litchfield Rd., #106, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 623-536-2537 · fitbodycamp.com Year Est: 2016 AZ Locations: 10 Principal(s): Michael Bell Services: Group personal training program

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Balanced Physical Therapy

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Pilates & Wellness Center

20325 N. 51st Ave., Bldg. 6, #148, Glendale, AZ 85308 623-249-3216 · balancedphysicaltherapy-pilates.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Locations: 1 Principal(s): Heather Chowaniec Brummett, owner and president Services: Physical therapy to treat acute and chronic pain, Pilates, massage, nutrition consultation, sports movement enhancement

Life Time Fitness

1616 W. Ruby Dr., Tempe, AZ 85284 480-705-8855 · lifetimefitness.com Year Est: 1992 AZ Locations: 4 Principal(s): WND Services: Rock wall, basketball courts, squash, pools, whirlpools, spa, cafe, tennis, group fitness classes, child care, personal training

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50 W. Jefferson St., #150, Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-254-2929 · orangetheoryfitness.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Locations: 26 Principal(s): Dave Long, CEO Services: Offers 60-minute workout sessions split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training with heart rate monitors

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Anyone

villageclubs.com

can join a gym.

You are not

just anyone.

#1 in The Valley for 16 years – The Village is the perfect place to rejuvenate, to strengthen your body, to relax, and to meet others with whom you have so much in common. LIFE’S BETTER AT THE VILLAGE

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GAINEY 480.609.6979

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MENTION THIS AD FOR A COMPLIMENTARY VIP TRIAL MEMBERSHIP Must be a first-time guest, local resident, and at least 24 years old. © 2018 Village Health Clubs & Spas


2 last year

8777 E. Via De Ventura, #390, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 602-266-3433 · carewithconfidence.com Year Est: 1986 Patients: 219 Local Administrator(s): Mark Finkelstein, president Medical/Non-Medical: Complete array of non-medical, in-home and in-facility care and support for the senior population

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Team Select Home Care

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2999 N. 44th St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-382-8500 · teamselecthh.com Year Est: 2008 Patients: 375 Local Administrator(s): Amy Hoffmann Medical/Non-Medical: Medical; physical, occupational and speech therapy; pediatric and adult long-term skilled nursing care

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Adultcare Assistance Homecare

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10404 W. Coggins Dr., #101, Sun City, AZ 85351 623-977-2223 · adultcareassistance.com Year Est: 1995 Patients: 200+ Local Administrator(s): Krystal Wilkinson Medical/Non-Medical: In-home personal care for seniors (non-medical)

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Cypress HomeCare Solutions

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5225 N. Central Ave., #212, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-264-8009 · cypresshomecare.com Year Est: 1994 Patients: 500 Local Administrator(s): Bob Roth Medical/Non-Medical: In-home non-medical services, providing highquality, cost-effective care; specialty in dementia and Alzheimer’s care

I NEED AN ANGEL INC.

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Sante Home Health

8180 N. Hayden Rd., #D100, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-951-4083 · ineedanangel.com Year Est: 2005 Patients: 250 Local Administrator(s): Amanda Barcy, director

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HOME HEALTH AGENCIES

Care With Confidence

he leaders of I Need An Angel guarantee to “free your time and free your mind” if you worry about your aging parents, spouse, friend or neighbor at home, hospital or facility. I Need An Angel makes it simple, they get the best and you get to rest. I Need An Angel offers caregivers you can depend on from a few hours a month to 24/7, because health or injury will turn your life upside down. You have never dealt with a company that is there for you like I Need An Angel is because “love is the first order of business” with I Need An Angel. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our focus is to reduce anxiety for the family caregiver and the person they are trying to care for. Our strengths are to listen and plan based on what works, for now, and then we change when things change — temporarily or long term. Things always change, but we are ready for it.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The need for caregivers will continue to increase as more than 10,000 babyboomers become seniors every day. Training, support and appreciation are the Top 3 deciding factors that make caregivers happy, and, therefore, loyal to a company they work for. I Need An Angel continues to take good care of our partnered employees so they continue to take care of clients and their families. In this way, we plan to avoid the trend of turnover experienced by other companies.”

264 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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8502 E. Princess Dr., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-563-2402 · santecares.com Year Est: 2008 Patients: WND Local Administrator(s): C. Mark Hansen Medical/Non-Medical: Medical

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Banner Home Care

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275 E. Germann Rd., #110, Gilbert, AZ 85297 480-657-1000 · bannerhealth.com/services/home-care Year Est: 1984 Patients: 14,000 Local Administrator(s): Lynn Rosenbach Medical/Non-Medical: Full-service medical home care; certified home health nurses; physical, speech, occupational therapists; nutritionists

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Devoted Guardians

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1705 W. Ruby Dr., #107, Tempe, AZ 85284 480-999-3012 · devotedguardians.com Year Est: 2007 Patients: 300 Local Administrator(s): Aaron Sinykin Medical/Non-Medical: Non-medical

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24Hr HomeCare

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7201 E. Camelback Rd., #370, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-219-4434 · 24hrcares.com Year Est: 2008 Patients: 90 Local Administrator(s): WND Medical/Non-Medical: Non-medical

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2411 W. Rose Garden Lane, #110, Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-504-1555 · ngcare.com Year Est: 1994 Patients: 350+ Local Administrator(s): Tom Glatt, Mary McDonough Medical/Non-Medical: Full-service home care agency providing both medical and non-medical care for more than 23 years in the Valley

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9188 E. San Salvador Dr., #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-336-4195 · deserthh.com Year Est: 2015 Care Providers: 1 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Medical weight loss, hormone replacement, primary care, IV therapy, medical aesthetics

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Camelback Health Care

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3900 E. Camelback Rd., #150, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-368-5861 · camelbackhealth.com Year Est: 2006 Care Providers: 6 Principal(s): Anne-Marie Reed, DO Services/Specialties: Family medicine, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, medical weight loss, allergy clinic, aesthetics

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Ageless Men’s Health

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14010 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-443-0384 · agelessmenshealth.com Year Est: 2007 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Testosterone replacement therapy

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Center for Natural Healing

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SOTTOPELLE THERAPY 8412 E. Shea Blvd., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-874-1515 · sottopelletherapy.com Year Est: 2002 Care Providers: 6 Principal(s): CarolAnn Tutera

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ottoPelle is based on achieving physiologic hormonal balance – something research has shown is absolutely vital to one’s good health and well-being. Of all the hormone replacement modalities, only pellet therapy can provide this balance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. SottoPelle Therapy offers consistent, effective results based on the many years of application that went into its development. Developed by Gino Tutera MD, FACOG, an internationally recognized pioneer and leader in the field of BHRT, SottoPelle is a remarkable method of natural hormone therapy based on a proprietary bioidentical pellet hormone delivery system. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our company has been utilizing pellets since 1992. Our founder, Dr. Gino Tutera, developed the individualized dosing system in 1992 that is in place today. We are looked at as the leader and pioneer in the field of pellet hormone replacement therapy. We have had many years as having the golden reputation in the industry for knowing the most about pellet therapy, while keeping our fees affordable for all. Our prices have not changed since we began over 25 years ago.”

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Desert Holistic Health

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5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., #C-200, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 480-970-0077 · drramsey.com Year Est: 1997 Care Providers: 3 Principal(s): Dr. Theresa Ramsey, Sahra Ulrich Services/Specialties: Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, nutritional shots and IV therapies, ozone therapy, hyperbaric oxygen

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Body Logic MD

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20616 N. Cave Creek Rd., #B-110, Phoenix, AZ 85024 480-559-8599 · bodylogicmd.com Year Est: 2009 Care Providers: 2 Principal(s): Dr. Eric Honing, MD; Dr. Susan Vannucci, DO Services/Specialties: HRT hormone replacement therapy; diet, wellness and nutrition

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Hammer Institute

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4611 E. Shea Blvd., #165, Phoenix, AZ 85028 602-765-4690 · hammerinstitute.com Year Est: 2000 Care Providers: 3 Principal(s): Dr. Eli Hammer Services/Specialties: Anti-aging medicine and gioidentical hormones

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Arizona Pain Specialists

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9787 N. 91st St., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-845-0546 · arizonapain.com Year Est: 2007 Care Providers: 3 Principal(s): Tory McJunkin, Paul Lynch Services/Specialties: Hormone replacement therapy

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Mayo Clinic

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13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-301-8000 · mayoclinic.org Year Est: 1987 Care Providers: 600 Principal(s): Wyatt Decker, MD Services/Specialties: Healthy living program; population health and wellness; continuing education for medical professionals

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10250 N. 92nd St., #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-860-4791 · Drwilsongyn.com Year Est: 1988 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Dr. Deborah Wilson Services/Specialties: Gynecological care, laparoscopic surgery, mona lisa touch, hormone therapy, sculpsure

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9700 N. 91st St., #C200, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-425-5000 · esmil.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 370 Principal(s): Jessica Montgomery, COO; Carrie Ransil, CFO; Rod Owen, MD AZ Locations: 14, including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Gilbert, Fountain Hills and Carefree

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Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center

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1955 W. Frye Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 480-728-3000 · dignityhealth.org/chandlerregional Year Est: 1961 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Mark F. Slyter, president and CEO AZ Locations: WND

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Valley Radiologists

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2323 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-847-2000 · valleyradiologists.com Year Est: 1961 AZ Staff: 275 Principal(s): Christian Dewald, MD, president AZ Locations: 13

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SimonMed Imaging

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EVDI MEDICAL IMAGING

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1201 S. Alma School Rd., #14000, Mesa, AZ 85210 480-456-9000 · evdi.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 231 Principal(s): Dr. Marvin Tam, managing partner

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VDI has been offering diagnostic imaging services in the East Valley since 1989. EVDI’s convenient outpatient centers are equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology, providing comprehensive services from simple X-rays to advanced MRIs. EVDI provides a caring, comfortable environment, led by an experienced, professional team of more than 40 radiologists. When you visit one of EVDI’s centers, you will experience more than 20 years of imaging expertise — and endless commitment to your health. Some of the procedures available include breast imaging, CT and CT angiography, fluoroscopy, MRI and MR angiography, PET/CT and nuclear medicine, ultrasound, digital X-rays and bone densitometry (DXA). With simple, centralized scheduling and comfortable, relaxing environments, EVDI aims to be the Valley’s most-trusted provider of quality outpatient medical imaging.

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Scottsdale Medical Imaging - SMIL

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6900 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-809-4844 · simonmed.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 1,064 Principal(s): Dr. Howard John Simon, Brian Holtan, David Kassen AZ Locations: 60

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Banner Boswell Medical Center - Imaging Center

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10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351 623-832-5798 · bannerhealth.com/boswell Year Est: 1970 AZ Staff: 2,200 Principal(s): Debbie Flores, CEO, Banner Boswell Medical Center AZ Locations: 1

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InSight Imaging

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2141 E. Camelback Rd., #110, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-954-0954 · mycdi.com/arizona Year Est: 2013 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Richard Long, president and CEO AZ Locations: 8

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

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901 E. Willetta St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-839-6900 · banneralz.org Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 75 Principal(s): Dr. Eric Reiman, CEO of Banner Research AZ Locations: 1

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Radiology LTD

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4640 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, AZ 85712 520-733-7226 · radltd.com Year Est: 1970 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): David Jeck, president AZ Locations: 11

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2946 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-256-6444 · bannermdanderson.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Lamont Yoder, CEO AZ Locations: 4

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We provide doctors with answers and patients with care. Our dedication to providing patients with the respect and care they truly deserve is what sets us apart in Phoenix’s East Valley. With simple, centralized scheduling and comfortable, relaxing environments, we aim to be the Valley’s most-trusted provider of quality outpatient medical imaging. EVDI’s convenient outpatient centers are equipped with stateof-the-art imaging technology, providing comprehensive services from simple x-rays to advanced MRIs. And our staff of experienced, board-certified radiologists ensure that your reports not only convey accurate data, but the information needed to make a difference in your life.

Voted #1 Imaging Center, Ranking Az 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.

Now Offering 3D Mammography, Coronary Calcium Scoring & DaTscans EVDI.com

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14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, AZ 85375 623-975-8000 · sunhealthseniorliving.org Year Est: 1997 Units: Assisted/Independent: 46/288 Principal(s): S. Grambow, EVP and COO; B. Gosalia, executive director; T. Horton, administrator Services: Resort-style living, 24/7 EMT, security, lifecare, wellness

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Splendido at Rancho Vistoso

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13500 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755 520-878-2600 · splendidotucson.com Year Est: 2006 Units: Assisted/Independent: 60/246 Principal(s): Tucson Mather Plaza Partnership Services: Life care contract, monthly fee includes all utilities (except telephone), meals, 24-hour emergency response, on-site management

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Robson Resort Communities - Renaissance

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9508 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85140 480-883-2000 · renaissanceretirement.com Year Est: 2000 Units: Assisted/Independent: 180/254 Principal(s): Edward J. Robson Services: Renaissance is a luxury independent, assisted living and memory care community for seniors located in Sun Lakes

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Sun Health Colonnade

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VI AT GRAYHAWK

7501 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-563-5300 · viliving.com/grayhawk Year Est: 1999 Units: Assisted/Independent: 90/260 Principal(s): Amy Mataro

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INDEPENDENT/ASSISTED LIVING

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i at Grayhawk, a Vi and Plaza Companies community, has been named Ranking Arizona’s top senior living community for 17 consecutive years. As part of a 1,350acre master-planned community in North Scottsdale, this continuing care community combines resort-style amenities and homes with award-winning service in a sophisticated and warm neighborhood setting. With spectacular McDowell Mountain views and intimate atmosphere, Vi at Grayhawk provides numerous amenities, including weekly housekeeping, valet, concierge services and gourmet dining. The community earns high marks for its award-winning on-site care center, which provides assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We treat everyone as a priority. Whether a resident, visitor, family member or employee, you are treated as an integral part of the success of our community. We strive to go above and beyond to be the leader of employee relations in our Industry by treating our employees as customers.” SURPRISING FACT: “Vi at Grayhawk truly redefines the stereotype associated with senior living. Residents are extremely involved in the community through volunteer work or working at their careers. It’s truly independent living.”

270 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Sun Health Senior Living - Grandview Terrace

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19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, AZ 85374 623-236-3700 · sunhealthseniorliving.org Year Est: 2007 Units: Assisted/Independent: 26/218 Principal(s): Ronald Guziak, CEO; Sharon Grambow, EVP and COO; Dan Liguori, executive director Services: Blends the benefit of active adult lifestyle with the luxury of a resort community

Vi at Silverstone

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23005 N. 74th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-342-9800 · viliving.com/silverstone Year Est: 2010 Units: Assisted/Independent: 24/270 Principal(s): Jill Wolverton, executive director Services: Offers the finest dining, lifestyle, amenities and lifecare, salon, indoor pool, dog park, valet parking and weekly housekeeping

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The Terraces

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7550 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-906-4024 · theterracesphoenix.com Year Est: 1963 Units: Assisted/Independent: 49/217 Principal(s): American Baptist Homes of the West Services: Fine dining, housekeeping, linen service, activities, health and fitness program, utilities, scheduled transportation, basic cable

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American Orchards

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765 N. Lindsay Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-887-0599 · americanorchardsaz.com Year Est: 2013 Units: Assisted/Independent: WND Principal(s): Benjamin M. Searie Services: Assisted living, memory care, wellness and activities, 24 hour nursing, enriching environment

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Paseo Village

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10420 N. 89th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345 623-878-5115 · paseovillageaz.com Year Est: WND Units: Assisted/Independent: WND Principal(s): WND Services: Assisted living and memory care

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12000 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-451-2000 · wmvaz.com Year Est: 1988 Units: Assisted/Independent: 23/248 Principal(s): Bud Hart , CEO and CFO Services: Resort-type retirement facilities, community setting

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Let our award-winning community win you over.

We’re honored that Vi at Grayhawk, a Vi and Plaza Companies community, has once again been named Ranking Arizona’s top senior living community. For 17 years we’ve been recognized for our exceptional staff, expertly designed floor plans, McDowell Mountain views and residents who are best described as friends. Discover Vi at Grayhawk for yourself today.

7501 East Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85255 888.918.2116 • Grayhawk.ViLiving.com

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CC/PDR Scottsdale, L.L.C. is the sole entity responsible for the performance of the continuing care contracts at Vi at Grayhawk.


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690 N. Cofco Center Court, #290, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-631-3161 · aoa.md Year Est: 1987 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Ortho Arizona Services/Specialties: Comprehensive orthopedic care, including total joint replacement, sports medicine, trauma, fractures and peds

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Sonoran Spine

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1255 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., #107, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-962-0071 · sonoranspine.com Year Est: 1998 Care Providers: 14 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Exclusively spine — all things spine

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Center for Orthopaedic Innovation

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THE CORE INSTITUTE

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18444 N. 25th Ave., #210, Phoenix, AZ (16 locations) 866-974-2673 · thecoreinstitute.com Year Est: 2005 Care Providers: 137 Principal(s): David J. Jacofsky, MD, chairman and CEO

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he CORE Institute delivers integrated, comprehensive orthopedic and neurological care, one patient at a time. The CORE Institute is built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service and a passion for excellence in patient care. The CORE Institute has locations in Arizona and Michigan, with clinics planned to open in other states, as well as overseas, in the near future. The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives and is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs which drive value and quality across healthcare organizations.

SURPRISING FACT: “We are the largest private practice orthopedic group in the state of Arizona by number of providers, as well as total patients we see.”

272 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

at St. Lukes Medical Center

1800 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-251-8545 · stlukesmedcenter.com Year Est: 1907 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Jeff Mason, administrator; Denise McGinley, orthopaedic director Services/Specialties: Innovative surgical procedures and rehabilitation programs

Arizona Sports Medicine Center

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8630 E. Via de Ventura Blvd., #201, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-558-3744 · asmc.md Year Est: 2005 Care Providers: 4 Principal(s): Arizona Sports Medicine Center Services/Specialties: Orthopedic and sports medicine, caring for athletes and their families

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The Orthopedic Clinic Association (TOCA)

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2222 E. Highland Ave., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-277-6211 · tocamd.com Year Est: 1949 Care Providers: 20 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Orthopedics, surgery, sports medicine, hand therapy, physical therapy, DME, MRI, X-ray, pain management

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Dignity Health Medical Group - Orthopedic

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500 W. Thomas Rd., #850, Phoenix, AZ 85013 602-406-2663 · dignityhealth.org/arizona Year Est: 2005 Care Providers: 7 Principal(s): Patty White, president Services/Specialties: Joint replacement, arthroscopy, sports medicine, spine, hand, foot/ankle, shoulder/elbow surgery, trauma/fracture care

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Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center

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1955 W. Frye Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 480-728-3000 · dignityhealth.org/chandlerregional Year Est: 1961 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Mark F. Slyter, president and CEO Services/Specialties: WND

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Mountain Vista Medical Center

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COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our managed practices achieve the highest quality patient outcomes through the use of our nationally recognized proprietary evidence-based clinical pathways and protocols, known as “Excellence Through Evidence,” and our VIRT2 Health software platforms. These unique tools help to navigate and remain compliant with the latest quality standards including Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).”

OrthoArizona Arizona Orthopaedic Associates

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1301 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa, AZ 85209 480-358-6100 · mvmedicalcenter.com Year Est: 2007 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Eric Paul, IASIS Healthcare Arizona market president Services/Specialties: Provides a wide array of services and innovative surgery options, including MAKOplasty® for partial knee resurfacing

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1432 S. Dobson Rd., #304, Mesa, AZ 85202 480-412-7400 · bannerhealth.com Year Est: WND Care Providers: 4 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Pediatric orthopedic care and surgery

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18444 N. 25th Ave., #210, Phoenix, AZ (16 locations) 866-974-2673 · thecoreinstitute.com Year Est: 2005 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): David J. Jacofsky, MD, CEO Services/Specialties: Orthopedic, neurology, spine health, physical therapy, chiropractor, rehabilitation

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Sonoran Spine

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1255 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., #107, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-962-0071 · sonoranspine.com Year Est: 1998 Care Providers: 14 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Expertise in conservative treatment of musculoskeletal problems addressing pain issues and restoring functionality

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Pain Consultants of Arizona

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20950 N. Tatum Blvd., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85050 480-222-7246 · painconsultantsofarizona.com Year Est: 2015 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Jerome Grove Services/Specialties: Interventional pain management

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Valley Pain Consultants

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The CORE Institute

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1850 N. Central Ave., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85004 480-467-2273 · valleypain.org Year Est: 2008 Care Providers: 30 Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Interventional pain medicine, epidural injections, discogram/discography, lumbar decompression, rhizotomy, kyphoplasty

THE PAIN CENTER

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Arizona Pain Specialists

5281 N. 99th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305 623-516-8252 · thepaincenter.com Year Est: 2002 Care Providers: 38 Principal(s): S. Siwek, J. Bucholz, M. Doust, R. Jones, T. Turley, A. Burgher

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he Pain Center is a leading network of pain care clinics in Arizona and Florida that utilizes advanced therapies to effectively and compassionately diagnose and treat chronic pain. With an exceptional team of pain management physicians, this multidisciplinary group helps ensure patients receive pain relief using a wide variety of treatments, including injection therapies, minimally invasive procedures and alternative remedies. The Pain Center puts a heavy emphasis on in-depth diagnostic evaluations, highly integrated physician teams, and integrated, therapeutic approaches to care. The Pain Center’s pain management specialists are dedicated to treating the source of a patient’s pain and meeting each patient’s individual needs. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our pain management team looks at the total picture when evaluating a patient, allowing them to administer treatments that address the cognitive, emotional and physical barriers of a patient’s pain. Every pain specialist and medical professional at The Pain Center possesses essential traits to help improve the quality of our patients’ lives.”

274 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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9787 N. 91st St., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-845-0816 · arizonapain.com Year Est: 2007 Care Providers: 4 Principal(s): Tory McJunkin, Paul Lynch Services/Specialties: On-site MRI and EMG, epidural steroid injections, acupuncture, spinal decompression, chiropractic care

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Arizona Pain Treatment Centers

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1301 E. McDowell Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-254-6879 · arizonapaintreatmentcenters.com Year Est: 2002 Care Providers: 6 Principal(s): James T. Adkins, president Services/Specialties: Pain treatments and procedures

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Catalyst Pain Solutions

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15262 N. 75th Ave., #400, Peoria, AZ 85381 623-486-1510 · catalystpainsolutions.com Year Est: 2004 Care Providers: 5 Principal(s): Cindy Gollihar, owner Services/Specialties: Stem cell therapy, use of non-steroidal and lowdose steroidal anti-inflammatory medications

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Novocur

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10025 E. Dynamite Blvd., #B-150, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-515-1886 · novocur.com Year Est: 2005 Care Providers: 6 Principal(s): Alex Bigham, CEO Services/Specialties: Regenerative procedures, joint injections, epidurals; orthopedic and spine surgery, including robotic joint replacement

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11851 N. 51st Ave., #F140, Glendale, AZ 85304 623-428-0001 · wemanagepain.com Year Est: 1994 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Chronic pain management

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7517 S. McClintock Dr., #103, Tempe, AZ 85283 480-820-3188 · allaboutkidspediatrics.net Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Dr. Lyndy Jones, Dr. Amy Shoptaugh Specialty: Pediatrics

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Step by Step Pediatrics

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5680 W. Chandler Blvd., #3, Chandler, AZ 85226 480-776-0440 · stepbysteppediatrics.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Julie Peterson, president Specialty: WND

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Cardon Children’s Medical Center

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1400 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202 480-412-5437 · bannerchildrens.com/cardonchildrens Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Justin Bradshaw, CEO Specialty: Pediatrics

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TLC Pediatrics

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Robert Meyer, president and CEO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 1

1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-933-1000 · phoenixchildrens.org Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 4,896 Principal(s): Robert L. Meyer, president and CEO

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hoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Phoenix Children’s provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. The hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our employees demonstrate a constant focus on quality and safety, which earned Phoenix Children’s a national ranking by U.S. News and World Report for the seventh year in a row. Phoenix Children’s is the only pediatric facility in Arizona with this designation.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “If surgery is needed, our goal is to provide each child the opportunity for the best outcomes and to return to their regular activities. Phoenix Children’s recently expanded its surgery offerings to provide a range of all nine pediatric surgical specialties to serve all of Arizona’s pediatric surgery needs in our Hospital and extended facilities.”

276 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

All About Kids Pediatrics

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16611 S. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85048 480-940-8527 · tlcpedsaz.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Dr. Diane Matsumoto Specialty: Wellness, immunizations, sick care, sports physical, growth and development

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North Scottsdale Pediatrics

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21807 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-860-8488 · nspeds.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 13 Principal(s): WND Specialty: Provides comprehensive pediatric care to infants, children and adolescents

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Scottsdale Children’s Group

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7425 E. Shea Blvd., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-609-8100 · scottsdalechildrensgroup.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 38 Principal(s): WND Specialty: Pediatrics

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St. Joseph’s Pediatrics

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500 W. Thomas Rd., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85013 602-406-3520 · dignityhealth.org Year Est: 1960 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Lloyd H. Dean, CEO Specialty: Outpatient clinic providing care for newborns, infants, children and adolescents

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Banner Children’s Specialists

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1432 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202 480-412-6514 · bannerhealth.com Year Est: WND AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Specialty: See website for all specialties; East and West Valley locations

10 Pediatric Associates last year

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7720 N. 16th St., #110, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-861-1611 · pedassocaz.com Year Est: WND AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): WND Specialty: Pediatrics

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9364 E. Raintree Dr., #103, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-661-1124 · landmarkptclinics.com Year Est: 2013 Therapists: 8 Principal(s): Mark DiSalvo, MPT, OCS Services/Specialties: Orthopedic and sports physical therapy, pre- and post-surgical rehab, golf therapy, K-Vest, LSVT big program

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Camelback Sports Therapy

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4455 E. Camelback Rd., #D-155, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-808-8989 · camelbacksportstherapy.com Year Est: 2002 Therapists: 8 Principal(s): Natalie Semon Services/Specialties: Physical therapy, injury assessments, dry needling, cupping, pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, back/neck rehab

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Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

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3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-923-5000 · abrazoscottsdale.com Year Est: 1983 Therapists: 10 Principal(s): Frank Molinaro Services/Specialties: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pelvic pain management, lymphedema therapy, cardiac rehab

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Total Body Physical Therapy

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Clinic Director Jeff Moyer, PT, MSPT, ATC, CSCS. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

FOOTHILLS SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICAL THERAPY

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Locations throughout Arizona 480-706-1161 · foothillsrehab.com Year Est: 2000 Therapists: 160+ Principal(s): Michael Basten, PT, DPT, president and CEO

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oothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy was established in 2000 by Michael Basten, physical therapist and CEO. Since 2000, Foothills has expanded to more than 30 locations throughout Arizona, with locations in Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott Valley. Foothills believes that its experts have a unique opportunity to impact the lives of its patients through compassionate, individualized and hands-on physical therapy and rehabilitation. Foothills is honored to be voted “Best in Arizona” for the third consecutive year as it speaks to Foothills’ internal commitment to becoming the preeminent provider of physical therapy that improves the lives of its clients and its communities. SURPRISING FACT: “We are 100 percent owned and operated by physical therapists. Despite all of the consolidation in the medical and rehabilitation marketplace, Foothills remains dedicated to operating by – and for – physical therapists who are focused on patient results, not the bottom line. This sets Foothills apart from other providers.”

278 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Landmark Physical Therapy

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1255 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., #105, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-443-6480 · tbphysicaltherapy.com Year Est: 2008 Therapists: 2 Principal(s): Sonoran Spine Center, PC Services/Specialties: Physical therapy, women’s health

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The CORE Institute

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18444 N. 25th Ave., #210, Phoenix, AZ (16 locations) 866-974-2673 · thecoreinstitute.com Year Est: 2005 Therapists: WND Principal(s): David J. Jacofsky, MD, CEO Services/Specialties: Physical therapy practice, treating comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurological care across Arizona

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Balanced Physical Therapy

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Pilates & Wellness Center

20325 N. 51st Ave., Bldg. 6, #148, Glendale, AZ 85308 623-249-3216 · balancedphysicaltherapy-pilates.com Year Est: 2007 Therapists: WND Principal(s): Heather Chowaniec Brummett, owner and president Services/Specialties: Physical therapy to treat acute and chronic pain, Pilates, massage, nutrition consultation, sports movement enhancement

Team Select Home Health

2999 N. 44th St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-382-8500 · teamselecthh.com Year Est: 2008 Therapists: WND Principal(s): Mike Lovell, president and CEO Services/Specialties: Physical, occupational, and speech therapy; pediatric and adult long-term skilled nursing care

Barrows NeuroSpine & Rehab Centers

7301 E. 2nd St., #106, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 602-406-3181 · barrowbrainandspine.com Year Est: WND Therapists: WND Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Muscle strengthening, flexibility and general conditioning, joint and soft tissue mobilization, spinal decompression

10 Arizona Orthopedic Physical Therapy last year

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14557 W. Indian School Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85395 623-242-6908 · azopt.net Year Est: 2007 Therapists: WND Principal(s): Ryann Roberts and Teri Roberts, owners Services/Specialties: Manual therapy, dry needling, KinesioTape, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, electrical muscle stimulation

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1 E. Washington St., #1700, Phoenix, AZ 85004 800-985-2356 · myuhc.com Year Est: 1977 Physicians: 29,945 Principal(s): Dave Allazetta, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona Members: 2,096,980 total UnitedHealthcare members in Arizona; of those, there are 5,486 in PPO plans

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Cigna HealthCare of Arizona

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25500 N. Norterra Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85085 800-244-6224 · cigna.com Year Est: 1974 Physicians: 17,886 Principal(s): Kim Shepard, president of Cigna in Arizona Members: More than 300,000

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Humana

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2231 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-760-1700 · humana.com Year Est: 1984 Physicians: 10,000 Principal(s): Victoria Coley Members: 190,000 (includes all lines of business)

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Aetna Health

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BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA P.O. Box 13466, Phoenix, AZ 85002 602-864-4400 · azblue.com Year Est: 1939 Physicians: 15,281 Principal(s): Pam Kehaly

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lue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers. BCBSAZ, a not-for-profit company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The company employs nearly 1,500 people in Phoenix, Chandler, Flagstaff and Tucson. As an active supporter of the community, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona supports more than 200 organizations statewide through volunteering and contributions.

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COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has been a trusted advisor to Arizonans for nearly 80 years. We understand the health needs within our state, and we aim to bring meaningful change to people’s everyday health. Our commitment to improving the quality of life for Arizonans includes supporting community initiatives, addressing statewide health issues and increasing the quality of care delivered.” SURPRISING FACT: “We are extremely proud of our signature program, Nourishing Arizona, which tackles the tough issues of food insecurity and the impact on long-term health.”

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UnitedHealthcare of Arizona

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4645 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-659-9061 · aetna.com Year Est: 1988 Physicians: 20,781 Principal(s): Tom Grote Members: 341,800

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Health Net Life Insurance Company

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1230 W. Washington St., #401, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-794-1400 · healthnet.com Year Est: 1981 Physicians: 18,600 Principal(s): Paul Barnes, Arizona plan president Members: 5,600

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Avesis Incorporated

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3030 N. Central Ave., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-241-3400 · avesis.com Year Est: 1978 Physicians: 425 Principal(s): WND Members: 3M

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Arizona Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC)

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2700 N. Central Ave., #810, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-252-4042 · azfmc.com Year Est: 1969 Physicians: 15,665 Principal(s): Tracy A. Mitchell Members: 153,000

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Fortified Provider Network

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8096 N. 85th Way, #105, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-607-0222 · fortifiedprovider.com Year Est: 1997 Physicians: 6,889 Principal(s): Privately owned Members: WND

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7301 N. 16th St., #201, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-371-3860 · usamco.com Year Est: 1991 Physicians: 32,945 Principal(s): Michael Bogle, George E. Bogle Members: 82,227

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5358 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85206 480-699-9624 · santecares.com Year Est: 2011 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): C. Mark Hansen Beds: 70

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Sante of North Scottsdale

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17490 N. 93rd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-558-5386 · santecares.com Year Est: 2008 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): C. Mark Hansen, president and CEO Beds: WND

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Friendship Village of Tempe

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2645 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-831-0880 · friendshipvillageaz.com Year Est: 1980 Care Providers: 42 nurses, 78 CNAs Principal(s): Cole Marvin, executive director Beds: 128

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Life Care Center of North Glendale

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SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES

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14505 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, AZ 85375 623-975-8100 · sunhealthseniorliving.org Year Est: 1997 Care Providers: 275 Principal(s): Bhakti Gosalia, executive director, Grandview Terrace; Toni Horton, administrator

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amed to U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of the nation’s best nursing home facilities, Grandview Terrace Health & Rehabilitation provides sub-acute rehabilitation, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support services. These levels of senior healthcare are all offered in one building, providing residents with a seamless transition to higher levels of care as their needs change. Grandview Terrace Health & Rehabilitation maintains a qualified, licensed staff of professionals, ensuring its residents receive devoted care tailored to their individual needs. The center also offers services to individuals in need of short-term and outpatient rehabilitation. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Several new regulations for skilled nursing have been introduced during the past few months, affecting overall delivery of healthcare, including other healthcare systems such as hospitals. Managing regulations in an already highly regulated industry will certainly have an impact on delivery of services to people being cared for in skilled nursing.” SURPRISING FACT: “The level of care provided isn’t apparent in our newly renovated environment that looks more like a five-star resort than what people typically expect in a ‘nursing home.’”

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Santé of Mesa

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13260 N. 55th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304 602-843-8433 · lifecarecenterofnorthglendale.com Year Est: 1970 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Andrea Perkins, executive director Beds: 223

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Santé of Chandler

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825 S. 94th St., Chandler, AZ 85224 480-630-3676 · santecares.com Year Est: 2012 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): C. Mark Hansen Beds: 70

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Sun Health La Loma Care Center

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14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 623-537-7400 · sunhealthseniorliving.org Year Est: 2005 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Ronald D. Guziak, CEO; Sharon A. Grambow, EVP/COO; Susan Davis, executive director; Chuck Kerby, administrator Beds: 75 licensed skilled nursing beds, including 43 private suites

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Beatitudes Campus

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1610 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-995-2611 · beatitudescampus.org Year Est: 1964 Care Providers: 60, including 41 CNAs and 19 nurses Principal(s): Michelle Just, president and CEO Beds: 72

La Estancia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

15810 S. 42nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85048 480-759-0358 · laestancianursingandrehab.com Year Est: 2008 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Mr. Lynden Heiman, regional director Beds: 192 with 28 private short-term rehabilitation suites

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7550 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-906-4024 · theterracesphoenix.com Year Est: 1963 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): WND Beds: 64

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10221 N. 32nd St., #L, Phoenix, AZ 85028 602-953-1144 Year Est: 1982 Medical Providers: 1 Principal(s): Kimberly Kerch Services/Specialties: Chiropractic care for all ages

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Elevate Chiropractic

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8145 E. Evans Rd., #3, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-588-5111 · elevatechiroaz.com Year Est: 2008 Medical Providers: 1 Principal(s): Dr. Thomas Tuzzolino, DC Services/Specialties: Pediatric, perinatal and family chiropractic focusing on ADHD/ASD/SPD, ear Infection, colic and family wellness

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The CORE Institute

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18444 N. 25th Ave., #210, Phoenix, AZ (16 locations) 866-974-2673 · thecoreinstitute.com Year Est: 2005 Medical Providers: 137 Principal(s): David J. Jacofsky, MD, CEO Services/Specialties: Orthopedic, neurology, spine health, physical therapy, chiropractor, rehabilitation

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SpinalWorks Chiropractic

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Jason C. Datta, MD; K. Farhad Mosallaie, DO; Michael S. Chang, MD; Dennis G. Crandall, MD; Robert A. Waldrop, MD; Terrence T. Crowder, MD; and Lyle C. Young, MD. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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15460 N. 7th St., #S3, Phoenix, AZ 85022 602-298-1600 · spinalworks.com Year Est: WND Medical Providers: WND Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: WND

SONORAN SPINE

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Barrow Neurological Institute

1255 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., #107, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-962-0071 · sonoranspine.com Year Est: 1998 Medical Providers: 14 Principal(s): WND

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Kerch Chiropractic

pine problems can be multi-faceted. Thanks to research and advances in spine care, Sonoran Spine offers effective conservative and surgical treatments. In fact, 90 percent of Sonoran Spine’s patients get better without surgery. Sonoran Spine’s areas of spine specialization address the simplest problem to the most complex, from the easiest to the most difficult, caring for kids and adults of all ages. Sonoran Spine strives to maintain nonsurgical care, but has excellent surgeons if conservative approaches fall short of the goal. Surgical options range from minimally invasive surgery to the most difficult or revision cases. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “All of our staff are qualified and very good in their area of expertise. We have goals aligned throughout the organization that are manageable and achievable. Sonoran Spine works hard to maintain our reputation as the top in Arizona.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Sonoran Spine has the ability to take care of all patients, all ages, regardless of what their level of clinical need is. We focus exclusively on spine — all things spine — and have the unique ability to do very complex revisions and care for musculoskeletal cancer patients.”

284 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 1-800-227-7691 · thebarrow.org Year Est: 1962 Medical Providers: WND Principal(s): Ron Lukas, PhD Services/Specialties: Neurological diagnosis, treatment, surgery, research

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The Pain Center

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5281 N. 99th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305 623-516-8252 · thepaincenter.com Year Est: 2002 Medical Providers: 30 Principal(s): S. M. Siwek, J. Bucholz, M. Doust, R. Jones, T. Turley, A. Burgher Services/Specialties: Medication management, epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation

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Arizona Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists

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1331 N. Seventh St., #275, Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-254-3151 · azneurosurgery.com Year Est: 2008 Medical Providers: 10 Principal(s): Byran Willis, president Services/Specialties: General neurosurgery, complex spine and trauma

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Laser Spine Institute

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8888 E. Raintree Dr., #165, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 866-249-1627 · laserspineinstitute.com Year Est: 2005 Medical Providers: WND Principal(s): WND Services/Specialties: Minimally-invasive treatments for chronic neck and back pain caused by common spine conditions

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9787 N. 91st St., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-845-0816 · arizonapain.com Year Est: 2007 Medical Providers: 9 Principal(s): Tory McJunkin, Paul Lynch Services/Specialties: On-site MRI and EMG, epidural steroid injections, acupuncture, spinal decompression, chiropractic care

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3805 E. Bell Rd., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85032 480-945-0910 · azveindoctor.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 2 Principal(s): Dr. Lawrence Presant, DO Specialty: Varicose and spider vein treatment, leg pain and swelling, noninvasive facial rejuvenation, expert filler and Botox, Thread Lift

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Tri-City Cardiology

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6402 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., #224, Mesa, AZ 85206 480-835-6100 · tricitycardiology.com Year Est: 2013 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Ken Frandsen Specialty: Specializes in the latest minimally invasive techniques for treating varicose veins and venous disease

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Phoenix Heart PLLC

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5859 W. Talavi Blvd., #100, Glendale, AZ 85306 602-298-7777 · phoenixheart.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Fred H. Cucher, MD; Reshmaal Gomes, MD; Shakeel O. Khan, MD; Punit Parasher, MD; Rajul Patel, MD; Kristine Sellberg, MD Specialty: Phlebectomy, RFA and sclerotherapy

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Arizona Vein & Vascular Center

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James A. Heinz, founder; David M. Smith, DO, RPVI; Mary Placeres, front desk; Allison Clover, RVT; Kirsten Cody, vascular tech; Lynn Taylor, practice coordinator. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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15571 N. Reems Rd., Surprise, AZ 85374 1-855-298-3467 · azvascular.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): L. Philipp Wall, MD Specialty: Provides full support and treatment of arterial and venous disease, varicose veins, spider veins, in-office ultrasound and more

CENTER FOR VENOUS DISEASE (CVD)

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Morrison Vein Institute

6320 W. Union Hills Dr., #140, Glendale, AZ 85308 623-435-8346 · veinscreening.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 14 Principal(s): David M. Smith, DO; James A. Heinz, founder

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VEIN TREATMENT CENTERS

Arizona Vein Specialists

enter for Venous Disease (CVD) was established in 2005 and is the No. 1 vein center in company in the Southwest. Regionally, CVD is No. 1 with offices in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and has national recognition by its peer group, societies in its specialty and — more importantly — its patients. In addition, almost 27 percent of CVD’s patients made the mistake of going to a different clinic, only to come to CVD later with worsening symptoms and repeat procedures. The disease is progressive. Delaying treatment is a costly mistake. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Patients need to be seen by a reputable and experienced doctor. We’ve heard horror stories from patients who have been seen by other providers. Patients also need an insurance advocate who adheres to the insurance policy (rules) for vein treatment. Most patients don’t realize they are on the ‘hook’ for payment if the doctor doesn’t follow them.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “We could not be No. 1 in this market with vein centers popping up all over the place if it were not for our quality outcomes and satisfied patients. We are time tested with board-certified doctors who are specialists in total vein care.”

286 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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8896 E. Becker Lane, #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (2 locations) 480-860-6455 · morrisonvein.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 14 Principal(s): Dr. Nick Morrison Specialty: Specializes in minimally invasive, in-office procedures for varicose veins and spider veins

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Optima Vein Care

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8575 E. Princess Dr., #117, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-496-2696 · optimaveincare.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Paul Sos, MD Specialty: Treatment of varicose veins

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Phoenician Vein Clinic

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202 E. Earll Dr., #360, Phoenix, AZ 85012 480-788-5621 · phoenicianvein.com Year Est: 2016 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Dr. Kiup Kim Specialty: Treatment for spider and varicose veins

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Sonoran Vein and Endovascular

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9192 W. Union Hills Dr., Peoria, AZ 85382 602-374-4101 · sonoranvein.com Year Est: 2012 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Dr. Sean D’Souza, MD, MPH, RPVI, FACS Specialty: Specialists in vascular and endovascular surgery, phlebology and vascular imaging

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15331 W. Bell Rd., #118, Suprise, AZ 85374 623-266-7737 · veinandvascularaz.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Dr. Kulbhushan K. Sharma, MD, FACS, RVT Specialty: Vein treatment, vascular surgery

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14000 N. Hayden Rd., #180, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-347-3404 · redmountainweightloss.com Year Est: 1997 Care Providers: 30 Principal(s): Dr. Suzanne Bentz Specialty: Medical weight loss, RM3, RM Lifestyle, prescription appetite suppressants, weight-loss shots, medical-grade supplements

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Scottsdale Weight Loss Center

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9989 N. 95th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-366-4400 · scottsdaleweightloss.com Year Est: 2006 Care Providers: 5 Principal(s): Dr. Primack and Dr. Ziltzer Specialty: OPTIFAST full-meal and partial-meal replacement programs, weight-loss-medication-only program

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Desert Holistic Health

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9188 E. San Salvador Dr., #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-336-4195 · deserthh.com Year Est: 2015 Care Providers: 1 Principal(s): WND Specialty: Medical weight loss, hormone replacement, IV therapy, primary care, medical aesthetics

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Phoenix Weight Loss

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WEIGHT LOSS MGMT: NON-SURGICAL

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2152 S. Vineyard, #135, Mesa, AZ 85210 480-539-1855 · drknighton.com Year Est: 1998 Care Providers: 2 Principal(s): Gary A. Knighton

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r. Knighton has been practicing bariatric and aesthetic medicine since 1996 and founded his practice in 1998. Dr. Knighton and Nicolle Skarmas, PA-C, enrich the lives of their patients each and every day and are are conveniently located near the intersections of the US 60 and the Loop 101 in Mesa. Dr. Knighton is well known in the community for his unique skill, compassion and understanding in his treatment of patients that struggle to lose weight. In addition, he helps those who want to soften the effects of age through the use of Botox, as well as Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella and other treatment modalities. It is only natural for people to see the things they don’t like about their appearance. It is the goal of Dr. Knighton and Nicolle Skarmas to have each and every patient start to see more of what they like and for their confidence to grow. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We provide the best opportunity and program for people to lose weight in the Valley and our patients are able experience the weight loss they are looking for and are able to keep it off. We provide a personal service like none other and our patients are not a number to us; they are family.”

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Red Mountain Weight Loss

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202 E. Earll Dr., #160, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-274-3438 · phxweightloss.com Year Est: 2012 Care Providers: 1 Principal(s): WND Specialty: Specializing in medical weight loss using science, education, medication, activity, nutrition and accountability

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Weight Watchers of Arizona

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4201 N. 24th St., #240, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-248-0303 · weightwatchersaz.com Year Est: 1967 Care Providers: 225 Principal(s): Robert Machiz, CEO Specialty: The new FreeStyle program makes losing weight easier than ever before with less tracking and more flexibility

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Medifast Weight Control Centers

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5040 E. Shea Blvd., #252, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (4 locations) 602-996-9669 · medifastarizona.com Year Est: 1980 Care Providers: WND Principal(s): Michael C. MacDonald Specialty: Medifast centers combine an individual assessment, personal counseling and the clinically proven effectiveness of Medifast

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Valley Med Spa

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3815 S. Val Vista Dr., #102, Gilbert, AZ 85297 480-264-3100 · valleymedspa.com Year Est: 2004 Care Providers: 4 Principal(s): Dr. Mia Van Eken Specialty: Two main diets, B-12 injections and HCG and ideal protein

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Canyon Ranch Weight Loss Program

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8600 E. Rockcliff Rd., Tucson, AZ 85750 800-742-9000 · canyonranch.com Year Est: 1979 Care Providers: 3-to-1 ratio Principal(s): Mel and Enid Zuckerman Specialty: Empowers people to live healthier, longer, more joyful lives through integrative wellness

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9377 E. Bell Rd., #225, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-596-4014 · mediweightlossclinics.com Year Est: 2007 Care Providers: 2 Principal(s): Susie Brown Specialty: Weight loss

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PS serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is the Southwest’s foremost producer of clean, safe and reliable electricity. Using a balanced energy mix that is 50 percent carbon-free, APS has one of the country’s cleanest energy portfolios, including both Palo Verde Generating Station and renewable energy. The company is also a proven leader in introducing technology and services that offer customers choice and control over their energy consumption. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “APS has more than 1.5 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity and is taking the lead in deploying advanced technology. The new 40MW Red Rock Solar Plant, a partnership with ASU and PayPal, expanded our universal solar portfolio, and we increased research into battery storage, solar and other energy technologies.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “APS will continue investing in smarter, cleaner energy infrastructure and educating customers about our new service plans that afford them more choice and control. We will deliver more clean energy through the APS Solar Communities Program, which is expanding access to solar for limited- and moderate-income APS customers statewide.”

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Sun Valley Solar Solutions

3225 N. Colorado St., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-361-6041 · svssolutions.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 150 Principal: Russ Patzer, Joe Messner Notable Projects: TJ Maxx, Isagenix, Target, Target Distribution Center, Indo American Cultural Center, Summerhill Place Apartments, SubZero

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Empire Southwest

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1725 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210 480-633-4000 · empire-cat.com Year Est: 1950 AZ Staff: 1,600 Principal: Jeff Whiteman Notable Projects: Award-winning Caterpillar dealer and commercial SunPower dealer providing off-grid and grid-connected solar solutions.

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Arizona Energy Pros

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400 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 800-659-2975 · aps.com Year Est: 1886 AZ Staff: 6,300 Principals: Scott Bordenkircher, dir. of transmission and distribution technology innovation and integration; Marc Romito, dir. of customer technology

600 E. Gilbert Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-505-6600 · wilsonelectric.net Year Est: 1968 AZ Staff: 600 Principal: Wes McClure, Todd Klimas Notable Projects: ASU Biodesign C, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Emergency Department & Trauma Center, Red Rock Solar Generating Station 40MW

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From left: Kent Walter, Erik Ellis, Jasdeep Singh, Scott Bordenkircher and Mackenzie Rodgers. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

Wilson Electric Services Corp.

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20801 N. 19th Ave., #10, Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-863-6900 · aepros.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 8 Principal: Russ Gardner Notable Projects: WND

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SolarCity

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3834 E. Roeser Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 888-765-2489 · solarcity.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 740 Principal: Lyndon Rive, CEO and co-founder Notable Projects: Walmart, Intel, National Bank of Arizona, Scottsdale Unified School District, Campus Crest Communities

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First Solar

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350 W. Washington St., #600, Tempe, AZ 85281 877-850-3757 · firstsolar.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Staff: 350 Principal: Mark Widmar, CEO Notable Projects: Desert Sunlight (NextEra, CA); Topaz Solar (BHE, CA); Switch Station (NV Energy, NV); SCE; PG&E; Strata Solar; Caterpillar

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The Solar Store

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2833 N. Country Club Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716 520-322-5180 · solarstore.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: 17 Principal: Katharine J. Kent Notable Projects: National Forest Service, Arizona Parks Department, Pulte Homes, John Wesley Miller Builders, Desert Trucking, Lotus Garden

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Urban Energy Solutions

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3312 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 480-282-9501 · urbanenergyinc.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 95 Principal: Curtis C. Baker, president Notable Projects: CCUSD Solar, Peoria Schools Lighting, Gadsden Schools Lighting, Cave Creek Solar

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2168 E. Williams Field Rd., #220, Gilbert, AZ 85295 866.634.5291 · elevationsolar.com Year Est: 2014 AZ Staff: WND Principal: Jerry Coleman, CEO Notable Projects: WND

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I THINK CLEAN ENERGY IS A GOOD THING We think it’s a good thing, too. Clean energy is a priority for us, with solar leading the way. In addition to solar, our energy mix includes wind, geothermal, biomass and biogas, as well as clean energy from Palo Verde Generating Station.

Solar leadership

Carbon-free energy

Battery storage

Our clean energy commitment includes 10 large-scale solar plants across Arizona.

A balanced energy mix means nearly 50 percent of our energy is carbon-free.

We’re using batteries to store excess solar power for use after the sun goes down.

aps.com/cleanenergy


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445 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-343-8400 · tgen.org Year Est: 2002 Specialty: Biomedical research Principal: Jeffrey M. Trent, PhD, president and research director Products/Services: TGen helps patients with cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and pathogens through translational research

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Barrow Neurological Institute

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350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 800-227-7691 · barrowneuro.org Year Est: 1962 Specialty: Neurological research and patient care Principal: Michael Lawton, MD Products/Services: Neurological diagnosis, treatment, surgery, research

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Arizona Nutritional Supplements

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210 S. Beck Ave., Chandler, AZ 85226 480-966-9630 · aznutritional.com Year Est: 1996 Specialty: Nutritional supplements Principal: Paul Valas, Jonathan Pinkus, Aaron Blunck Products/Services: Nutritional supplements and vitamins, laboratory inspection and screenings, quality control, R&D, manufacturing

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Mayo Clinic

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CEO David Dexter, center, and the Sonora Quest Laboratories senior leadership team. Company Provided Image

SONORA QUEST LABORATORIES

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1255 W. Washington St., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-685-5000 · SonoraQuest.com Year Est: 1997 Specialty: Medical and diagnostic lab Principal: David A. Dexter, president and CEO

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BIOSCIENCE FIRMS

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or more than 20 years, Sonora Quest Laboratories has been Arizona’s leading laboratory provider, serving patients and physicians in all reaches of the state. Sonora Quest’s success has been contingent on its award-winning quality and long-standing commitment to outstanding patient care. Sonora Quest holds itself accountable to the laboratory industry’s gold-standard accreditation organizations, ensuring the highest accuracy and transparency possible of all aspects of its testing and operation. Sonora Quest continues to provide innovative solutions to drive improved health outcomes for its patients and their families, enhancing coordination of care between the engaged and empowered patient and their healthcare provider. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our 3,100 employees are the core of our organization – with patient satisfaction survey scores rating consistently in the high 90s. Our phlebotomists care for each patient with professional expertise. Additionally, our laboratory technicians and staff treat every test sample properly and thoughtfully as if it is the patient.” SURPRISING FACT: “Every Sonora Quest Laboratories senior leadership team member serves on the board of a charitable organization that positively impacts our local communities.”

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Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

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13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-301-8000 · mayoclinic.org Year Est: 1987 Specialty: Medical research Principal: Wyatt Decker, MD Products/Services: Patient care, medical education, medical research

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Arizona Research Center Inc.

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2525 W. Greenway Rd., #114, Phoenix, AZ 85023 602-863-6363 · azresearchcenter.com Year Est: 1997 Specialty: Clinical research for Valley residents Principal: Joseph Gimbel, president Products/Services: Ongoing studies: Bunionectomy, osteoarthritis of knee, COPD, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis

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Banner Sun Health Research Institute

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10515 W. Santa Fe Dr., Sun City, AZ 85351 623-832-5328 · bannershri.org Year Est: 1986 Specialty: Healthcare/biomedical research Principal: Edward Zamrini, MD; Cynthia Guinn, COO Products/Services: Clinical research and care, prevention; education and outreach in Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, movement disorders

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Medtronic Tempe Campus

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2343 W. Medtronic Way, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-968-6411 · medtronic.com Year Est: 1973 Specialty: Medical devices Principal: WND Products/Services: Implantable microelectronics design, development and manufacturing

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Arizona Instrument

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3375 N. Delaware St., Chandler, AZ 85225 602-470-1414 · azic.com Year Est: 1981 Specialty: Bioscience Principal: WND Products/Services: Computrac moisture analyzers and Jerome toxic gas analyzers

10 Isagenix International last year

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2225 S. Price Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286 480-889-5747 · isagenix.com Year Est: 2002 Specialty: Health and wellness Principal: Jim Coover, Kathy Coover, Erik Coover Products/Services: Develops and manufactures systems for sustainable health habits, youthful vitality and skin care

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60 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 866-856-3117 · beyond20.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Erika Flora, Brian Flora Special Services: IT service management and project management consulting and training firm

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Kachina Data

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327 E. Halifax St., Mesa, AZ 85201 480-378-2858 · kachinadata.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Richard Dickinson Special Services: Design and implementation of cost-effective infrastructure; managed services and consulting

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MYTEK

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7500 N. Dobson Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 623-312-2440 · mytek.net Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 40 Principal(s): Stephen Hicks Special Services: Proactive IT managed services, branded help desk solutions, software development services

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ETS (Enterprise Technology Services)

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COMPUTER CONSULTING FIRMS

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BEYOND20

David King, dir.-delivery; Dieter Gable, CEO; Julie Gable, dir.-ITSM; Steve Walker, dir.-data centers; Marcus Sipolt, president; Scott McKeon, dir.-bus. devel. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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730 N. 52nd St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-426-8600 · etechservices.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: 34 Principal(s): Jim Siragusa Special Services: Managed IT service programs, network design and integration, private Cloud services, security, storage, disaster recovery

TBCONSULTING LLC

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Copper State Communications

8328 E. Hartford Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 602-343-9493 · www.TBConsulting.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 90+ Principal(s): Dieter Gable

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or almost a decade, the No. 1 concern voiced by IT leadership and boards is alignment with the business. The name “Technical and Business Consulting” embodies TBConsulting’s focus on alignment of technology initiatives with business outcomes. TBC couples its technical acumen and disciplined delivery with a business focus to maximize the yield of IT investments. TBC enables clients to manage their IT spend based on outcome-driven objectives and reduce risks with proven service offerings. Clients partner with TBC to bring structure to their IT service management, implement their cloud strategy and execute a cybersecurity program. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Subject matter expertise in each of our practice areas ensures that optimal thought leadership is employed to address our clients’ issues.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “TBConsulting believes that the continual security breaches will cause most organizations to pursue an enhanced focus on data segmentation and implementing security capabilities required to harden their virtual environment to avert financial and reputational damage from failing to protect stakeholders and their investments.”

298 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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2820 N. 36th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-272-2800 · copper-state.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 70 Principal(s): Steve Sutton, president Special Services: Advanced solution technologies, business voice and internet service, managed IT services, surveillance, structured cabling

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Data Doctors

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1400 E. Southern Ave., #1020, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-921-2444 · datadoctors.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 168 Principal(s): Ken Colburn, Brandon Disney Special Services: IT support services, including networking, maintenance, data recovery, new computers for small-to-medium businesses

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Kobargo Technology Partners

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12425 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85378 623-239-4387 · kobargo.com Year Est: 2016 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Yuval Goren Special Services: Managed IT and Telecom, cloud hosting, rapid app development, and consulting

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itSynergy

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7310 N. 16th St., #130, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-297-2400 · itsynergy.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Michael W. CoCanower Special Services: Tech strategy and management, custom software development, security, and disaster recovery

10 I-ology Inc. last year

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16767 N. Perimeter Dr., #230, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-850-2800 · i-ology.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: 15 Principal(s): Trish Bear Special Services: Strategic Web consulting, Web design and interactive development, search marketing, email marketing

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2 last year

20 E. Thomas Rd., 16th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 800-244-1111 · centurylink.com Year Est: 1930 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Glen F. Post, III, CEO Services: Offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics, IT consulting, broadband, voice, video, data and managed services

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GoDaddy

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14455 N. Hayden Rd., #219, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-505-8800 · GoDaddy.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 3,500 Principal(s): Scott Wagner Services: GoDaddy is the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses

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Aligned Energy

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2500 W. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027 800-232-2817 · alignedenergy.com Year Est: WND AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Andrew Schaap, CEO; Jakob Carnemark, co-founder and CTO Services: Colocation, provision capacity on-demand as needs evolve, buildto-scale, develops new facilities based on specifications

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Phoenix NAP

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Rick Crutchley, chief operating officer. ©2017 Shavone Rose Photography

IRON MOUNTAIN

(FORMERLY IO DATA CENTERS)

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615 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 855-260-0112 · ironmountain.com/data-centers Year Est: 1951 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): William Meaney

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DATA CENTERS

ron Mountain Incorporated is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in more than 50 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, cloud services, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding to help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster and better use their information.

SURPRISING FACT: “In 2015 IO joined 24 other leading companies as signatory to the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, a set of principles ‘which frame the challenges and common needs faced by large renewable energy buyers.’ As businesses face greater dependence on information technology (a significant consumer of energy) and increased pressure for environmental stewardship, cost effective access to renewable energy is essential.”

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CenturyLink

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3402 E. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034 877-749-2656 · phoenixnap.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Marcus Bohn Services: Colocation, servers, cloud services, managed services and hardware leasing

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NexusTek (formerly CyberTrails)

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1919 W. Lone Cactus Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-434-6000 · nexustek.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 32 Principal(s): John Allen, EVP of sales Services: IT help desk, data backup, data center colocation, hosting, network monitoring and patching services, business continuity planning

ClearData

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1600 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 800-804-6052 · cleardata.com Year Est: 2012 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Darin Brannan, president and CEO Services: Managed Cloud hosting for healthcare providers and payers

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CyrusOne

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335 S. Ellis St., Chandler, AZ 85286 855-593-1045 · cyrusone.com Year Est: 2012 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Gary Wojtaszek, CEO Services: Colocation, managed services, disaster recovery space, connectivity, data center solutions, migration/relocation

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Brinkster

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2600 N. Central Ave., 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004 480-388-3777 · brinkster.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Staff: 95 Principal(s): David Trapp Services: Cloud servers, dedicated servers, OpenStack, shared hosting, backup solutions, enterprise services, 24/7/365 local support

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120 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 877-960-3313 · digitalrealty.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Bill Stein, CEO Services: Colocation, data center suites, powered shells, custom solutions

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2 last year

4960 E. Beverly Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044 602-414-9600 · fruthgroup.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 82 Principal(s): Charles W. Fruth Specialty: Leverages solutions to provide a suite of products to create, store, manage and distribute documents more efficiently

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Sims Business Systems

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124 W. Julie Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 480-345-4000 · getsims.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 37 Principal(s): Mark Sims, Connie Sims, Justin Sims, and Fouad Khodr Specialty: Elite authorized dealer for Ricoh, Samsung and Brother office equipment; IT services; phone systems

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions

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4415 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-244-9944 · kmbs.konicaminolta.us Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 300 Principal(s): John Stringer Specialty: Leader in electronic content management, document imaging technologies and managed IT solutions

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Arizona Overland Blueprint

DOCUMENT SCANNING & IMAGING FIRMS

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Fruth Group Inc.

From left: Heath Tagtmeyer, director of sales, Western U.S.; Charles Wirt, director of operations, Western U.S.; Keith Thomson, professional services team lead. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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3301 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-224-9971 · azoverlandblueprint.com Year Est: 1987 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Jeffrey Turell Specialty: Provides scanning services or equipment — and/or copying and plotting — of any original in black and white or color

DATABANK

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TERIS Arizona

3520 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-263-9432 · databankimx.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Ron Thompson Jr., senior vice president, U.S. West

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ataBank, A Kyocera Group Company, is North America’s leading end-to-end business process solution provider. DataBank offers award-winning solutions that help simplify organizations’ business processes. Some of these solutions include document scanning, data capture solutions, enterprise content management software, business process outsourcing, staff augmentation and workflow design and implementation. These highly configurable, ‘a la carte’ solutions can be out-of-the-box for hassle-free deployment, customized to address unique business needs, or completely managed by DataBank’s team of experts, allowing you to focus on your core business. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “DataBank has a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on what we promise and is committed to helping our customers achieve their vision and goals. Whether that be through our award-winning solutions or comprehensive services, we are a one-stop shop for the tools needed to become a more efficient, data-driven enterprise.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “Being thought of as a ‘best of the best’ company throughout the years means that we’re succeeding in our mission of helping organizations across Arizona simplify their business processes.”

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3550 N. Central Ave., #150, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-241-9333 · teris.com/phoenix Year Est: 1999 AZ Staff: 19 Principal(s): Richard Saldivar Specialty: National leader in data forensics, eDiscovery and data management through customized strategies for cost minimization

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Document Technologies

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1350 W. 23rd St., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-237-7901 · doctechaz.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 39 Principal(s): Michelle and Jason Parks Specialty: Leading provider of managed IT services, office technology and equipment to businesses in Arizona

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Infincom

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2720 S. Hardy Dr., #1, Tempe, AZ 85282 602-648-3000 · infincom.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 45 Principal(s): Tiffany and Jeff Bucher Specialty: Konica Minolta, Toshiba, Lexmark, HP and KIP printers; MPS, and Infincom PrintRight copy center

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Pacific Office Automation

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1305 W. 1st St., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-426-1400 · pacificoffice.com Year Est: 1976 AZ Staff: 150 Principal(s): Doug Pitassi, president Specialty: Copiers, printers, faxes, document management, IT services, phone systems, mail machines and supplies

10 Arizona Office Technologies last year

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4320 E. Cotton Center Blvd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-346-3000 · aot-xerox.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 115 Principal(s): Scott Blitz Specialty: Xerox printers, copiers, multifunction systems, KIP, Mutoh, managed print and software solutions for businesses

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2 last year

20 E. Thomas Rd., 16th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 800-244-1111 · centurylink.com Year Est: 1930 AZ Subscribers: WND Principal(s): Glen F. Post, III, CEO Services: Broadband high-speed Internet for home and business up to 1 Gig depending on location

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GoDaddy

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14455 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-505-8800 · godaddy.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Subscribers: 3,500 Principal(s): Blake Irving, CEO Services: GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures

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NexusTek (formerly CyberTrails)

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1919 W. Lone Cactus Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-434-6000 · cybertrails.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Subscribers: 1,000 Principal(s): John Allen, president Services: Data center services, security services, backup and restore, managed storage solutions, advanced monitoring solutions

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Copper State Communications

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COX COMMUNICATIONS ARIZONA

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INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS

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1550 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-594-1000 · cox.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Subscribers: 3M Principal(s): John Wolfe, senior vice president and region manager, Cox Communications Southwest

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ox Communications is the third-largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company in the country, serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona. In Metro Phoenix, Cox serves approximately 2.5 million product subscribers. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves approximately 400,000 product subscribers. Cox’s 24,000-mile fiber network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses with digital television, high-speed Internet, home networking, home security and digital telephone service over its own nationwide IP network. Cox is the third-largest private employer in Arizona and during the past 10 years, has topped numerous J.D. Power and Associates’ studies of customer satisfaction and received PC Magazine’s “people’s choice” award for the sixth time. Additionally, Cox High Speed Internet has been ranked No. 1 for the past 10 years in Ranking Arizona. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We are committed to improving life in the communities where we do business through our employee funded foundation, Cox Charities, which this year granted more than $500,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations.”

304 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

CenturyLink

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2820 N. 36th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-272-2800 · copper-state.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Subscribers: WND Principal(s): Steve Sutton, president Services: Advanced solution technologies, business voice and internet service, managed IT services, maintenance, surveillance

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CopperNet Systems Inc.

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346 Alden Rd., Kearny, AZ 85137 520-363-9737 · coppernet.net Year Est: 1998 AZ Subscribers: 1,800 Principal(s): James F. Ruiz, president Services: Internet access, microwave backhaul, data center services, wide and local area networking, wireless networks, structured cabling

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CloudNet Group

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127 S. Weber Dr., Chandler, AZ 85226 480-745-3900 · cloudnetgroup.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Subscribers: 11,000 Principal(s): James Gillespie, Shawn Vasicek Services: Hosted VoIP, PRI, SIP trunks, Internet

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AT&T

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1355 W. University Ave., Mesa, AZ 85201 1-800-222-0300 (consumers) 1-800-222-0400 (business) · att.com Year Est: 1876 AZ Subscribers: 3,200 Principal(s): Randall L. Stephenson, CEO Services: Easy, fast, reliable Internet access, offering dial-up, DSL and prepaid cards to purchase online digital content

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Airband Communications

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7575 E. Redfield Rd., #137, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 877-477-7584 · airband.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Subscribers: WND Principal(s): WND Services: The largest fixed-wireless provider for businesses in the U.S., delivering Internet, voice and data solutions

10 Trapp Connect last year

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7360 E. Acoma Dr., #2, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 877-942-2568 · trappconnect.com Year Est: 2013 AZ Subscribers: WND Principal(s): David Trapp Services: Internet service, data center services, blended bandwidth, BGP

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A partner you can count on. Cox Business is the reliable network foundation for businesses across Arizona. We combine affordable pricing and industry expertise to work within your budget parameters and requirements. • Cloud-based, fully managed phone systems with NO upfront capital investment • Voice features that enable mobile productivity • Fast, affordable Internet up to 10 Gigs • Seamlessly integrate your mobile devices with your office phone Services designed to exceed your expectations. That’s how we do business. PHOENIX: (623)

594-1204 TUCSON: (520) 344-7908 coxbusiness.com

©2017 Cox Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Services not available in all areas.


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1955 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-966-0709 · corporatejobbank.com Year Est: 1985 AZ Tech Pool: 1,000+ Principal(s): Paul Boca Services: Support, software engineers/developers, mobile developers, programmers, project managers, business analysts, engineers

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IMPACT Technology Recruiting

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18325 N. Allied Way, #210, Phoenix, AZ 85054 480-307-9000 · go-impact.com/IT Year Est: 2012 AZ Tech Pool: 600 Principal(s): Kevin Robinson, Joe Mansky, Mark Campbell, Curt Hensley Services: Contract recruiting and placement, direct-hire recruiting and placement, project and managed services delivery

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Aerotek

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1540 W. Fountain Head Pkwy, 1st floor, Tempe, AZ 85282 602-567-1980 · aerotek.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Tech Pool: 2,500 Principal(s): Luke Zauhar Services: Leading provider of technical, professional and industrial staffing services

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Adecco Engineering & Technology

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The AZ Tech Finders team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

TECH FINDERS

6930 E. Chauncey Lane, #250, Phoenix, AZ 85054 480-342-9900 · aztechfinders.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Tech Pool: 60,000 Principal(s): Sharon Bondurant

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ounded in 1998, Tech Finders is a local, womanowned recruiting firm that serves startups to large, enterprise organizations throughout Arizona. Specializing in direct hire, contract to hire and contract services, Tech Finders utilizes the most current recruiting strategies to find the passive candidates that its clients want, but cannot find on their own. Tech Finders focuses on quality and does not stop until a match is found. Tech Finders’ goal is to earn its client’s business and work with them for life. In 2012, Tech Finders launched HR Finders (HR staffing). In 2017, Tech Finders launched its financial division, Finance Finders. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “It continues to be a strong candidates market. Our clients come to us because they can’t find the talent that they need. We are well networked in the community with top tech associations and universities to ensure that we have the hidden talent needed to fill the jobs. We have over 60,000 candidates at our fingertips via our own database. Maricopa County is the fastest-growing county in the U.S. There is an influx of companies and talent coming into the great state of Arizona. It is a great time to seize opportunity.”

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Corporate Job Bank Personnel Services

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1201 S. Alma School Rd., #10650, Mesa, AZ 85210 480-820-0128 · adeccona.com Year Est: 1966 AZ Tech Pool: 125 Principal(s): Adecco Group Services: Staffing and recruitment solutions in engineering and information technology, connecting technical talent with great companies

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Matrix Resources

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4500 N. 32nd St., #106, Phoenix, AZ 85016 800-522-0001 · matrixresources.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Tech Pool: WND Principal(s): William Gower and John Scarbrough Services: IT and Telecom placements, contract, contract-to-hire and direct staffing

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Spectra International

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11259 E. Via Linda, #100-196, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-481-0411 · spectra-az.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Tech Pool: 150 Principal(s): Sybil Goldberg, Ted Goldberg Services: Talent identification and sourcing, executive search, contract staffing, CPA online payroll, nationwide virtual recruiter network

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Randstad Technologies

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8601 N. Scottsdale Rd., #250, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-776-3300 · randstadtechnologies.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Tech Pool: 12,769 Principal(s): Linda Galipeau Services: Recruitment, consulting, projects, outsourcing

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Phoenix Staff Inc.

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3145 E. Chandler Blvd., #110, Phoenix, AZ 85048 602-254-6363 · phoenixstaff.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Tech Pool: WND Principal(s): Allen Plunkett Services: Contract, contract-to-hire and permanent IT resources in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Austin

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16767 N. Perimeter Dr., #230, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-850-2800 · i-ology.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: 15 Principal(s): Trish Bear Specialties: Web design and development, Web integration, Web application development, mobile optimization/development, digital marketing

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Blufish Design Studio

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110 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-517-1900 · blufishdesign.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 23 Principal(s): Matt Hasher Specialties: Websites, e-commerce sites, tri-fold brochures, SEO, social media campaigns, photography, business cards

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Online Internet Results

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Virtual, Tucson/Phoenix, AZ 85718-85021 520-390-6263 · onlineinternetresults.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: 2 Principal(s): Ria Godoy Specialties: SEO (search engine optimization), website design and development, social media posting, content creation, Website hosting

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Fasturtle Digital

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Steven Aldrich, chief product officer. Photo Courtesy of GoDaddy

WEB DESIGNERS/HOSTING COMPANIES

GODADDY

14455 N. Hayden Rd., #209, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-505-8800 · godaddy.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 3,500 Principal(s): Scott Wagner, CEO

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oDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 17 million customers worldwide and nearly 73 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. GoDaddy’s mission is to give its customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. SURPRISING FACT: “GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.”

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I-ology Inc.

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15169 N. Scottsdale, Rd. #C340, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-348-0467 · fasturtle.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 16 Principal(s): Eric S. Olsen Specialties: Website design and development, SEO, email marketing, social media marketing, paid advertising, hosting

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Striventa

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16040 N. 59th Ave., #202, Glendale, AZ 85306 623-232-3334 · striventa.com Year Est: 2013 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Ryan Caracciolo Specialties: Website design, development, hosting, and management; SEO, online advertising

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Tallwave Capital

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6263 N. Scottsdale Rd., #180, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-840-0400 · tallwave.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Jeff Pruit, CEO Specialties: App development, brand exploration, and digital growth strategies

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eCreations Web Services

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23025 N. 15th Ave., #104, Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-434-1622 · ecreations.net Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Steve Tamulewicz Specialties: Custom WordPress development, digital marketing, website maintenance, and user experience design

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meltmedia

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1095 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., #104, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-340-9440 · meltmedia.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 70 Principal(s): Justin Grossman, Michael Moulton, and Dave Woodruff Specialties: Custom app development, enterprise email marketing, and web design

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8390 E. Via de Ventura, #F-110, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 602-334-4400 · catalystdesigngroup.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Steve Shankman and Dan Shankman Specialties: Boutique web design, e-commerce, WordPress design, hosting, SEO, and consulting

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REAL ESTATE  COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS: 9 ARCHITECTS OR MORE.............. 312 ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS: 8 ARCHITECTS OR FEWER............ 314 BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE................................................ 316 BROKERAGE FIRMS: 22 BROKERS OR MORE........................ 318 BROKERAGE FIRMS: 21 BROKERS OR FEWER......................320

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CONTRACTORS: MECHANICAL, 109 STAFF OR MORE...........348 CONTRACTORS: MECHANICAL, 108 STAFF OR FEWER..........350

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CONTRACTORS: TENANT IMPROVEMENT..............................352 DEVELOPERS.........................................................................354 ENGINEERING: CIVIL, 14 ENGINEERS OR MORE.....................356 ENGINEERING: CIVIL, 13 ENGINEERS OR FEWER....................358 ENGINEERING: GEO MATERIAL TESTING................................360 ENGINEERING: STRUCTURAL.................................................362 GREEN BUILDERS..................................................................364 INTERIOR DESIGN FIRMS: 23 STAFF OR MORE....................366 INTERIOR DESIGN FIRMS: 22 STAFF OR FEWER...................368 LANDSCAPE: ARCHITECTS....................................................370 LANDSCAPE: CONTRACTORS................................................372 LANDSCAPE: MATERIAL SUPPLIERS......................................376 LANDSCAPE: MAINTENANCE................................................. 374 PAINTING & COATING...........................................................378 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT...................................................380 REITS.....................................................................................382

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201 E. Washington St., #750, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-523-4900 · gensler.com Year Est: 2002 Lic. Architects: 14 Principal(s): Beth Harmon-Vaughan, Jay Silverberg Notable Projects: Sky Harbor Command Center, Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel exterior renovation, Arizona Center identity and upgrades

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SmithGroupJJR

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455 N. 3rd St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-265-2200 · smithgroupjjr.com Year Est: 1973 Lic. Architects: 30 Principal(s): Mike Medici, president and managing partner Notable Projects: WND

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Dick & Fritsche Design Group

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4545 E. McKinley St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-954-9060 · dfdg.com Year Est: 1970 Lic. Architects: 10 Principal(s): J. Dick, M. Schmitt, R. Smith, D. Orndorff, C. Billings Notable Projects: ASU Health Solutions Innovation Center, Mohave County Court, PVCC Aquila Hall, Maricopa County Superior Court renovation

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DLR Group

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Steve Rao, president, front, and the rest of the DWL Architects + Planners Inc. team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS: 9 ARCHITECTS OR MORE

DWL ARCHITECTS + PLANNERS INC. 5

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2333 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-264-9731 · dwlarchitects.com Year Est: 1949 Lic. Architects: 25 Principal(s): Steve Rao, Sandra Kukla, Michael Braun, Adam Sprenger, Mark Dee, Peter Pascu, Dwight Todd

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s one of Arizona’s premier architecture firms, DWL Architects brings expertise and strategies from a range of industries like aviation, hospitality, civic, healthcare and higher education. DWL Architects has a legacy of creating people places in the community – and since 1949, when the firm planted its roots in Phoenix as Weaver & Drover, DWL Architects has recognizably shaped the region’s urban fabric. Led by seven principals, DWL’s team of 40-plus employees focuses on building design, interiors, specifications, code/ADA, technical detailing, Building Information Modeling (BIM), graphic design, construction administration and sustainability. DWL Architects marries highperformance design with expert knowledge – forging a connection of design and its environment. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our staff is our key strength. Through internal employee development programs, we encourage and support our staff in achieving their goals to become better architects. Because of our team’s broad expertise, we have been fortunate to participate in some of the most complex and architecturally significant projects recognized locally, nationally and internationally.”

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Gensler

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6225 N. 24th St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-381-8580 · dlrgroup.com Year Est: 1966 Lic. Architects: 29 Principal(s): C. Dalluge, P. Rutti, S. Rosebrugh, L. Ramsey, L. Smith, P. Sundharam, T. Kramer, S. Ahern, R. Olson, R. Cocco Notable Projects: Madison Street Jail adaptive reuse, Phoenix College

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Corgan

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1850 N. Central Ave., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-302-6400 · corgan.com Year Est: 1938 Lic. Architects: 20 Principal(s): Shawn Rush Notable Projects: Isagenix, Indeed.com, Vincere Cancer Center, SRP, Phoenix Sky Harbor T3, GoDaddy, Chandler Public Safety Training Facility

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Cuningham Group Architecture

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5001 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-744-3660 · cuningham.com Year Est: 1968 Lic. Architects: 9 Principal(s): WND Notable Projects: Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner University Medical Center, Douglas + Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center

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Devenney Group Architects

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201 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 602-943-8950 · devenneygroup.com Year Est: 1962 Lic. Architects: 16 Principal(s): Stephen Stack, Julie Barkenbush, James Mobley Notable Projects: Dignity Health California Hospital, HCA Sunrise Hospital, HonorHealth Sonoran Crossing, Spectrum Commons MOB

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HKS Inc.

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821 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-462-0966 · hksinc.com Year Est: 1987 Lic. Architects: 15 Principal(s): Morris A. Stein, John Niziolek Notable Projects: Banner University Medical Center Phoenix ED, The Grand at Papago, Salt River Fields, AC Hotel by Marriott Tempe, PCH

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5055 E. Washington St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-222-4266 · archicon.com Year Est: 1986 Lic. Architects: 10 Principal(s): Jere W. Planck, Paul G. Sarantes Notable Projects: Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, Aqua Tots, Goodwill, C2 Tactical, Southwest Gas, Copper State Fire Protection

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Cawley Architects is grateful to have been selected as the small architectural office in Ranking Arizona for 2018.

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that represent the highest level of achievement in cost control,

of a wide variety of architectural projects. It has been our

scheduling, architect & contractor collaboration, as well as

privilege to have participated in some of the top projects

client satisfaction. We are grateful for these opportunities, and

throughout the Valley. At Cawley Architects our Design /Build

are ready to bring these qualities to your projects.

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4600 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-840-2929 · 2929.com Year Est: 1981 Lic. Architects: 3 Principal(s): Bernie Deutsch, David Calcaterra, Fred Deutsch Notable Projects: FedEx Chandler, OdySea Aquarium, Liberty Center at Rio Salado, Inteplast, Parc 17, Dolphinaris, Amazon

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DPA Architects

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7272 E. Indian School Rd., #214, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-941-4222 · dpaarchitects.com Year Est: 1991 Lic. Architects: 6 Principal(s): Justin Page, John Szafran, Todd Trainor, Allan Johns Notable Projects: Eddie V’s, Hopdoddy, Sun Health, APS and SRP projects, Microchip, Best Western, BH Properties, Thirsty Lion, TRYKE

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Bar Napkin Productions

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2828 N. Central Ave., #1300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-492-9494 · bnp-llc.com Year Est: 2009 Lic. Architects: 2 Principal(s): Haley Balzano, Jeffrey Rausch Notable Projects: Partnered with elite properties such as Hyatt, Hilton, Harkins Theatres and the Arizona Cardinals

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FM Solutions Inc.

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Principals, front row, from right: Sherman Cawley, Paul Devers and the Cawley Architects team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS: 8 ARCHITECTS OR FEWER

CAWLEY ARCHITECTS

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730 N. 52nd St., #203, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-393-5060 · cawleyarchitects.com Year Est: 1994 Lic. Architects: 6 Principal(s): Sherman Cawley, Paul Devers

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awley Architects is a proponent of the cost-effective “Design Build” methodology of delivering projects. Cawley Architects is unique because it has successfully partnered with many contractors and clients to deliver commercial projects that represent the highest level of achievement in cost control, scheduling, architect/ contractor collaboration and client satisfaction. In 2017, Cawley Architects participated in mixed-use, light industrial, healthcare, retail and restaurant projects totaling more than 2 million square feet. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Strengths that have contributed to our No. 1 ranking include prioritizing the relationship over the transaction, emphasis on overcoming the many shortcomings of traditional architectural services delivery, clean, crisp, cost conscience designs, responsiveness, focus on an errorfree drawing package and a separate QA/QC department that checks every plan set in detail.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “The outlook for 2018 is excellent. The tax-cut package will create a near-term moderate acceleration in corporate growth and spending, which will result in a modest increase in local activity. We expect 2018 to be better than 2017.”

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Deutsch Architecture Group

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4001 N. 3rd St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-265-7900 · fmsolutions.net Year Est: 2002 Lic. Architects: 2 Principal(s): Curtis L. Slife, AIA, NCARB, CFM, SFP, IFMA Fellow Notable Projects: APS headquarters, Clear Channel office, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station annex, Sojourner Center, Southwestern Eye

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Douglas Fredrikson Architects

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727 E. Bethany Home Rd., #D-123, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-277-1625 · dfarchitects.com Year Est: 1996 Lic. Architects: 3 Principal(s): Douglas W. Fredrikson, AIA Notable Projects: Isabella, Papago GC, Whisper Rock GC, Saguaro Ridge, We-Ko-Pa GC, Enchantment Resort, Seven Canyons GC, Indian Wells

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Synectic Design Incorporated

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1111 W. University Dr., #104, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-948-9766 · sdiaz.us Year Est: 2000 Lic. Architects: 3 Principal(s): Lance D. Baker, AIA; David P. Hamblen Notable Projects: The Van Buren, Eclipse Scottsdale, Angels Trumpet Ale House, NOAH Palomino Health Clinic, The Scott Resort

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Merge Architectural Group

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600 N. 4th St., #112, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-635-1581 · mergeag.com Year Est: 2012 Lic. Architects: 3 Principal(s): Carlos Murrieta, Clarisa del Castillo Notable Projects: Shonto Youth Center, Jordan Center for Early Education, George Gardner Performing Arts Center

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ADM Group Inc.

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2100 W. 15th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-285-3800 · admgroupinc.com Year Est: 1993 Lic. Architects: 4 Principal(s): Ben P. Barcon, Nina M. Sheriff Notable Projects: Larkspur ES, PVHS addition, Balsz Boys & Girls Club, Deer Valley MS, PUHSD Coding Academy, Emerson Court PESD

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4561 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-454-0402 · aztec.us Year Est: 1992 Lic. Architects: 3 Principal(s): Rafael Valero Sin, president; Rob Lemke, EVP; Scott McKenzie, CEO Notable Projects: ADOT, MCDOT, CAP, SR 303

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FURNITURE SERVICES

602.265.7900 fmsolutions.net


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5343 N. 16th St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-425-5500 · svndesertcommercial.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Perry Laufenberg, Danny Lee Prominent Company Perks: Advisors are acknowledged for new listings, closed deals through PR recognition, event parties

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Agave Environmental Contracting

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BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE: REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL

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1634 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-254-1464 · agave-inc.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Michael McMahon, G. Robert Brown Prominent Company Perks: Good company morale, company paid education, promotion of volunteer work, season tickets for clients and employees

Avison Young

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2777 E. Camelback Rd., #230, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-994-8155 · avisonyoung.com Year Est: 2016 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): David M. Genovese, Julie Johnson, Alexandra Loye, Mark Seale Prominent Company Perks: Promotes personal and professional growth and work/life balance, supports philanthropy, exceptional benefits

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MSA Engineering Consultants

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SVN Desert Commercial Advisors

Back row: M. Fitzgerald, N. Zimmerman, JK Jackson, S. Hamer, B. Mulhern, R. Darby, P. O’Neil, C. Nagle and J. Sieczkowski. Front row: B. Jensen and V. Williams. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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7878 N. 16th St., #140, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-943-8424 · msa-ec.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 22 Principal(s): David Melroy, president; Brett Casperson, director of operations Prominent Company Perks: Family oriented, trustworthy, growth, innovation and energetic

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

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Ryan Companies US

2390 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-222-5000 · colliers.com/greaterphoenix Year Est: 1980 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Robert J. Mulhern

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olliers International has served clients globally for more than 35 years. With an enterprising culture and significant insider ownership, Colliers provides a full range of services — brokerage, corporate solutions, investment sales, capital markets, project management, workplace solutions, property management, valuation and appraisal services — to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Colliers International Group Inc. is a global leader with 16,300 professionals operating from 502 offices in 67 countries. Colliers has been ranked among the Top 100 out-sourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ Global Outsourcing for 10 consecutive years — more than any other real estate services firm. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Strong talent and expertise, top-of-market professional support, industry thought leadership, and transformational (vs. transactional) mindsets define Colliers. Our clients regard us as advisors and collaborators more than brokers and competitors. Our strong culture of integrity, community, gratitude and fun make it clear why Colliers has a terrific work environment.”

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3900 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-322-6100 · ryancompanies.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 150 Principal(s): Rick Collins, Anna Riley, Chuck Carefoot, Pat Krug, Lindsay Nelson Prominent Company Perks: Most insurance paid, 401(k) match, parental leave, wellness program, recognition, education, profit sharing

SmithGroupJJR

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455 N. 3rd St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-265-2200 · smithgroupjjr.com Year Est: 1973 AZ Staff: 140 Principal(s): Mike Medici, president and managing partner Prominent Company Perks: 15 paid Fridays off, community engagement, opportunities for professional growth, flex scheduling, open work spaces

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CBRE

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2575 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-735-5555 · cbre.us/phoenix Year Est: 1952 AZ Staff: 975 Principal(s): Craig Henig, senior managing director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader Prominent Company Perks: Quarterly employee recognition program, networking and diversity groups, happy hours, flexible work, telecommuting

Service Direct Landscape

428 E. Thunderbird Rd., #144, Phoenix, AZ 85022 602-843-1310 · sdl-az.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 148 Principal(s): Brian Connolly CEO; Dave Corley CFO Prominent Company Perks: Tuition reimbursement, annual bonus, paid vacation, insurance, flexible schedules

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6900 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-745-1956 · simoncre.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 22 Principal(s): Joshua Simon Prominent Company Perks: insurance, 401(k) match, profit sharing, team events, flexible schedules, half-day Fridays, fitness center

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2390 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-222-5000 · colliers.com/greaterphoenix Year Est: 1980 Brokers: 62 Principal(s): Robert Mulhern Specialties: Industrial, land, medical, retail, property management, landlord/ tenant representation, office, multifamily, investments

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Cushman & Wakefield

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2555 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-954-9000 · cushmanwakefield.com Year Est: 1987 Brokers: 110 Principal(s): Bryon R. Carney, market leader Specialties: Agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services, global occupier services, investment and asset management

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Cresa

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2398 E. Camelback Rd., #900, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-648-7373 · cresa.com/phoenix Year Est: 1999 Brokers: 22 Principal(s): Gary Gregg, Scott Maxwell, Jason Wery, Chris Walton Specialties: Exclusively represent tenants, transaction management, project management, strategic planning, capital markets and lease admin.

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LevRose Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide

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BROKERAGE FIRMS: 22 BROKERS OR MORE

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Colliers International

From left: Craig Henig, senior managing director and Arizona market leader; Ike Isaacson, managing director; Cathy Teeter, senior sales management director. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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4414 N. Civic Center Plaza, #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-947-0600 · levrose.com Year Est: 1992 Brokers: 23 Principal(s): Jon Rosenberg, Robert Levine Specialties: Full-service commercial firm handling leasing and sales of office, retail, medical and industrial buildings

CBRE

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ORION Investment Real Estate

2575 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-735-5555 · cbre.us/phoenix Year Est: 1952 Brokers: 113 Principal(s): Craig Henig, senior managing director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader

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BRE provides exceptional outcomes for clients by combining local market insight, broad services, specialized expertise and premier technology tools and resources. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management and research and consulting. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “CBRE understands that our success is directly related to the quality of our team. While commercial real estate is an inherently competitive industry, our team is always focused on delivering excellent service to our clients first and foremost.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “The current economic expansion is the third-longest recovery in U.S. history, with no signs of the cycle ending anytime soon. Phoenix’s economy is expected to continue growing and attracting residents and businesses alike because of the state’s overall value proposition, including competitive advantages in cost, talent, infrastructure and quality of life.”

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7328 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-634-6934 · orionprop.com Year Est: 2009 Brokers: 24 Principal(s): Ari Spiro, Sean Stutzman Specialties: Full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm providing best-in-class service to the investment community

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Commercial Properties Inc.

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2323 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-966-2301 · cpiaz.com Year Est: 1981 Brokers: 56 Principal(s): L. Breinholt, T. Breinholt, B. Ruddle, J. Price, C. Yates Specialties: Management and development of office, industrial, retail, medical, multifamily and land; investment and owner-user sales

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Lee & Associates

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3200 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-956-7777 · leearizona.com Year Est: 1991 Brokers: 48 Principal(s): Jerry Marrell, designated broker; Fred Darche, managing principal Specialties: Industrial, office, investment, retail and land sectors

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Newmark Knight Frank

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2398 E. Camelback Rd., #950, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-952-3800 · ngkf.com Year Est: 1977 Brokers: 34 Principal(s): Kathleen Campos, senior business operations manager Specialties: Leasing, consulting, project and development, property and facility management, valuation and advisory

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2944 N. 44th St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-955-4000 · naihorizon.com Year Est: 1992 Brokers: 56 Principal(s): Terry Martin-Denning Specialties: Full-service Phoenix and Tucson brokerage and property management company for all property types

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When it comes to real estate, we see potential everywhere. CBRE turns scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. How can we help you transform your real estate into real advantage?

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2777 E. Camelback Rd., #230, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-994-8155 · avisonyoung.com Year Est: 2016 Brokers: 14 Principal(s): David M. Genovese, Mark Seale, Julie Johnson, Alexandra Loye Specialties: Full-services global firm focusing on leasing, sales, property management and consulting for CRE

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SVN Desert Commercial Advisors

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5343 N. 16th St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-425-5500 · SVNDesertCommercial.com Year Est: 2009 Brokers: 20 Principal(s): Perry Laufenberg, Danny Lee Specialties: Comprehensive expertise in leasing, landlord/tenant representation, analysis/valuation and market research

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Kidder Mathews

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2555 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-513-5200 · kiddermathews.com Year Est: 1969 Brokers: 15 Principal(s): Mark Read, EVP, brokerage; Mike Ciosek, managing partner Specialties: Commercial brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, and debt and equity finance services for all property types

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De Rito Partners Inc.

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From left: Jordan Geotas, principal; Jeff Pavone, principal; and George Odden, principal. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

COMMERCIAL PLUS

BROKERAGE FIRMS: 21 BROKERS OR FEWER

9590 E. Ironwood Square Dr., #215, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-391-8800 · commercialplus.com Year Est: 1982 Brokers: 1 Principal(s): Jordan Geotas, Jeff Pavone, George Odden

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ommercial Plus is the leader in business-based commercial real estate advisory services. Commercial Plus’ focus is on the car wash, petroleum, convenience store, hospitality and general business industries. Commercial Plus and its affiliates and subsidiaries have locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois and other states. Commercial Plus offers a full-service brokerage for the acquisition and sale of businesses and business-based commercial real estate. With more than 30 years of experience, the team at Commercial Plus provides specialized and personalized attention to each client by providing a thorough assessment and evaluation specific to each transaction. Commercial Plus provides buyers and sellers an array of services, including a confidential business review and evaluation, comparable sales data analysis, assistance in the due diligence process and understanding of complex financial issues, coordination of the closing and more. OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Financing markets remain strong and there is a huge amount of capital on the sideline ready to be deployed in the right opportunity. We have worked hard to position ourselves to take advantage of positive market trends and we are looking forward to a very busy year.”

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Avison Young

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9120 E. Talking Stick Way, #E1, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-834-8500 · derito.com Year Est: 1992 Brokers: 21 Principal(s): Martin W. De Rito Specialties: Full-service retail brokerage operations, property management, development and redevelopment

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DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services

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1702 E. Highland Ave., #120, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-957-7300 · daumcommercial.com Year Est: 1973 Brokers: 15 Principal(s): Steve McKendry, EVP, principal, designated broker; Kirk Jenkins, EVP, principal Specialties: Leasing/sales of industrial and office properties, investment properties, land

Land Advisors Organization

last year

4900 N. Scottsdale Rd., #3000, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-483-8100 · landadvisors.com Year Est: 1987 Brokers: 18 Principal(s): G. Vogel, B. Long, M. Schwab, B. Rosener, E. Granger Specialties: Land brokerage, site selection, homebuilder services, institutional/lender representation, resort and golf, capital advisory

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Cardon Commercial

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2151 E. Broadway Rd., #115, Tempe, AZ 85282 602-334-8546 · criaz.net Year Est: 2007 Brokers: 2 Principal(s): Nathan Cardon and Jack Cardon Specialties: Retail, multifamily, office and medical property investments; NNN single-tenant properties; 1031 exchanges

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SRS

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3131 E. Camelback Rd., #110, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-682-6000 · srsre.com Year Est: 2009 Brokers: 11 Principal(s): Ed Beeh, Mike Polachek Specialties: Retail tenant representation, retail landlord representation and project leasing, retail investment, disposition services

10 OX Urban Properties last year

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7154 E. Stetson Dr., #330, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-423-1111 · oxurban.com Year Est: 2007 Brokers: 2 Principal(s): Jose F. Ramirez Specialties: Boutique Scottsdale commercial real estate brokerage focused on sales and leasing of urban retail, restaurant and office

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GT is your trusted go-to partner for real-world legal solutions.

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2 last year

2390 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-222-5000 · colliers.com/greaterphoenix Year Est: 1980 Brokers: 62 Principal(s): Robert Mulhern, senior managing director Notable Transactions: WND

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Avison Young

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last year

2777 E. Camelback Rd., #230, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-994-8155 · avisonyoung.com Year Est: 2016 Brokers: 14 Principal(s): David M. Genovese, Alexandra Loye, Julie Johnson, Mark Seale Notable Transactions: 15,228 SF and 23,330 SF sale

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CBRE

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last year

2575 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-735-5555 · cbre.us/phoenix Year Est: 1952 Brokers: 113 Principal(s): Craig Henig, senior managing director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader Notable Transactions: WND

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LevRose Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide

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Cushman & Wakefield has more than 25 industrial professionals in its Phoenix office. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 2555 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-954-9000 · cushmanwakefield.com Year Est: 1987 Brokers: 25 Principal(s): Bryon R. Carney, market leader

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BROKERAGE FIRMS: INDUSTRIAL

last year

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ushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop and live. Its 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining Cushman & Wakefield’s global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment and asset management (DTZ Investors), project and development services, tenant representation and valuation and advisory. OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “In 2017, we consolidated our Phoenix operation into one location. With the consolidation, our Phoenix office will continue to offer the widest breadth and highest caliber of services locally, focusing on connectivity to our clients and to each other.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “Our goal is to lead the real estate industry with the best talent, the best clients and the best results. Those goals will place us first in the opinion of those that matter the most to us – our clients.”

322 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Colliers International

last year

4414 N. Civic Center Plaza, #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-947-0600 · levrose.com Year Est: 1992 Brokers: 23 Principal(s): Jon Rosenberg, Robert Levine Notable Transactions: 15955 Dial Rd., LLC — 26,202 SF, $2,975,000; First American Exchange Company — 19,806 SF, $1,100,000

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Commercial Properties Inc.

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2323 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-966-2301 · cpiaz.com Year Est: 1981 Brokers: 56 Principal(s): Leroy Breinholt; Tyson Breinholt; Brian Ruddle, GM Notable Transactions: $12.3M, 151,112 SF — 1403 and 1407 W. 10th Pl., 511 W. Guadalupe Rd., 2105 S. Hardy Dr.

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DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services

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last year

1702 E. Highland Ave., #120, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-957-7300 · daumcommercial.com Year Est: 1973 Brokers: 15 Principal(s): Steve McKendry, EVP, principal, designated broker; Kirk Jenkins, EVP, principal Notable Transactions: $21.6M Deer Valley building sale

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Kidder Mathews

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last year

2555 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-513-5200 · kiddermathews.com Year Est: 1969 Brokers: 15 Principal(s): Mark Read, EVP brokerage; Mike Ciosek, managing partner Notable Transactions: Sales: $11.4M, 109,805 SF, Phoenix. Leases: 45,908 SF, $1.1M, Tuscon; 28,765 SF, $3M Phoenix

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Lee & Associates

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3200 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-956-7777 · leearizona.com Year Est: 1991 Brokers: 39 Principal(s): Jerry Marrell, designated broker; Fred Darche, managing principal Notable Transactions: WND

10 Cresa Phoenix last year

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2398 E. Camelback Rd., #900, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-648-7373 · cresa.com Year Est: 2001 Brokers: WND Principal(s): Gary Gregg, Scott Maxwell, Jason Wery, Chris Walton Notable Transactions: Allows its team members to actively participate in philanthropic activity with no limit on time away from the office

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WE BELIEVE

THE CLIENT GIVES EVERY INVESTMENT PURPOSE. EVERY PROPERTY A SOUL. EVERY TRANSACTION A PULSE.

Real estate is a powerful asset. It helps define the business of a company. The spirit of a startup. The values of an investor. We’re 45,000 employees in over 70 countries, helping our clients put ideas into action. Across industries. Within budgets. And without fail. Around the globe and in Phoenix. We are honored to be named the 2018

#1 BROKERAGE FIRM: INDUSTRIAL What can we do for you? cushmanwakefield.com/action 2555 E Camelback Rd, Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016 +1 602 954 9000

IDEAS INTO ACTION


2 last year

2390 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-222-5000 · colliers.com/greaterphoenix Year Est: 1980 Brokers: 62 Principal(s): Robert J. Mulhern Notable Transactions: Sunbelt Holdings, Westcor/The Macerich Company, LaPour DC One, Great Hearts Academies, Rukard Group

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CBRE

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last year

2575 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-735-5555 · cbre.us/phoenix Year Est: 1952 Brokers: 113 Principal(s): Craig Henig, senior managing director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader Notable Transactions: WND

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Cushman & Wakefield

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last year

2555 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-954-9000 · cushmanwakefield.com Year Est: 1987 Brokers: 6 Principal(s): Bryon R. Carney, market leader Notable Transactions: NWC University Dr. and Forest Ave.; Aura at Watermark; Marbella Ranch

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Kidder Mathews

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Front center: Ethan Granger, principal; Greg Vogel, founder and CEO; Mike Schwab, principal; and the Land Advisors team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

LAND ADVISORS ORGANIZATION 1

4900 N. Scottsdale Rd., #3000, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-483-8100 · landadvisors.com Year Est: 1987 Brokers: 19 Principal(s): Greg Vogel, Mike Schwab, Ethan Granger

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BROKERAGE FIRMS: LAND

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and Advisors Organization is the nation’s largest brokerage company focused exclusively on land. Land Advisors’ highly specialized agents use a combination of publicly available and private information, cuttingedge mapping technology, deep market knowledge and extensive transactional experience to help their clients identify and capitalize on valuable land opportunities in all kinds of economic environments. Land Advisors Organization employs a true collaborative brokerage model with offices located throughout Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Texas and Washington. Other service lines in place to compliment Land Advisors’ brokerage operations include Land Advisors Capital and Land Advisors Resort Solutions. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Real estate is a cyclical industry. Land brokerage is a niche which requires deep knowledge and experience honed over a variety of market cycles. Therefore, in order to best serve our clients, our brokers average over 15 years of land brokerage experience.” SURPRISING FACT: “The period of time from the inception of a deal to its completion can often take years. Most ‘outsiders’ believe that the duration of deals is measured in days or weeks, not months or years.”

324 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Colliers International

last year

2555 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-513-5200 · kiddermathews.com Year Est: 1969 Brokers: 15 Principal(s): Mark Read, EVP brokerage; Mike Ciosek, managing partner Notable Transactions: $2.2M, 6.6 acres, Chandler; $901K, 2.43 acres, Phoenix; $709K, 4.07 acres, Phoenix; $385K, 0.75 acres, Phoenix

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DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services

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1702 E. Highland Ave., #120, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-957-7300 · daumcommercial.com Year Est: 1973 Brokers: 15 Principal(s): Stephen M. McKendry, EVP, principal, designated broker; Kirk A. Jenkins, EVP, principal Notable Transactions: WND

7

SVN Desert Commercial Advisors

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last year

5343 N. 16th St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-425-5500 · svndesertcommercial.com Year Est: 2009 Brokers: 20 Principal(s): Perry Laufenberg, Danny Lee Notable Transactions: Higley Village — $1.65M, 87K SF; Central Ave. and Indian School — $5,701,500, 135K SF

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Avison Young

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last year

2777 E. Camelback Rd., #230, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-994-8155 · avisonyoung.com Year Est: 2016 Brokers: 14 Principal(s): David M. Genovese, Julie Johnson, Alexandra Loye, Mark Seale Notable Transactions: 6.87 acres in Algodon Medical Office Park sold for $2.7M

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Commercial Properties Inc.

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last year

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2323 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-966-2301 · cpiaz.com Year Est: 1981 Brokers: 54 Principal(s): WND Notable Transactions: $2.3M for 6.75 acres in Gilbert; $1.57M for 2.13 acres in Gilbert; $1.05M for 19.5 acres in Chandler

10 Nathan & Associates last year

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7600 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., #150, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-367-0700 · nathanandassociatesinc.com Year Est: 1980 Brokers: 16 Principal(s): James T. “Nate” Nathan Notable Transactions: WND

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2 last year

2777 E. Camelback Rd., #230, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-994-8155 · avisonyoung.com Year Est: 2016 Brokers: 14 Principal(s): David M. Genovese, Julie Johnson, Alexandra Loye, Mark Seale Notable Transactions: WND

3

Colliers International

1

last year

2390 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-222-5000 · colliers.com/greaterphoenix Year Est: 1980 Brokers: 62 Principal(s): Robert Mulhern Notable Transactions: Irgens, Welltower, Elevation Cos, Cypress West, Sonoran Spine, Biltmore Cardiology, AZ Arthritis/Rheumatology

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CBRE

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last year

2575 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-735-5555 · cbre.us/phoenix Year Est: 1952 Brokers: 113 Principal(s): Craig Henig, senior managing director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader Notable Transactions: WND

5

Commercial Properties Inc.

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From left: Kathleen Morgan, CCIM, managing director; and Trisha Talbot, CCIM, managing director. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

NEWMARK KNIGHT FRANK

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BROKERAGE FIRMS: MEDICAL

last year

2398 E. Camelback Rd., #950, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-952-3800 · ngkf.com Year Est: 1977 Brokers: 29 Principal(s): Michael Garlick, executive managing director, local market leader

S

taffed with a strong team of professionals specializing in the office, medical office, industrial, retail and multihousing markets of Greater Phoenix, Newmark Knight Frank serves the leasing and investment commercial real estate needs of its clients in Phoenix and anywhere else their business takes them. Working within every industry and with every type of client — from tech startups, to growing retailers with sprawling industrial demands, to Fortune 500 companies in need of investor portfolio strategies — NKF professionals utilize a specialized approach with each client, providing customized solutions to fit specific needs. OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “NKF will build on our momentum to solidify the company as a dominant name in Arizona commercial real estate. The appointment of Michael Garlick as market leader offers opportunities to leverage his expertise, reputation and relationships to further grow our company brand throughout Phoenix and across Arizona. We look to build on the successes and accomplishments achieved through strategic additions to grow our portfolio and client list. The recent launch of the U.S. Southwest Valuation & Advisory Group, based in Phoenix, is just one example of how NKF is aggressively expanding service delivery.”

326 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Avison Young

last year

2323 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-966-2301 · cpiaz.com Year Est: 1981 Brokers: 56 Principal(s): Tyson Breinholt, Ron Schooler Notable Transactions: Regency Park Medical Condo (12,912 SF) for $3.3M; Commons at Pierpont (19,455 SF) for $1.865M

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Cushman & Wakefield

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last year

2555 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-954-9000 · cushmanwakefield.com Year Est: 1987 Brokers: 3 Principal(s): Bryon R. Carney, market leader Notable Transactions: Arizona Heart Foundation, 8,500 SF, $1,948,859; SMSU Properties LLC, 10,000 SF, $1,127,413

7

LevRose Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide

8

last year

4414 N. Civic Center Plaza, #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-947-0600 · levrose.com Year Est: 1992 Brokers: 23 Principal(s): Jon Rosenberg, Robert Levine Notable Transactions: Southwest Network, 20,653 SF, $1,665,458; Southwest Network, 18,000 SF, $2,187,000

8

Ensemble Real Estate Solutions

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4722 N. 24th St., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-277-8558 · ensemblere.com Year Est: 1981 Brokers: 6 Principal(s): Randy McGrane, Bill Molloy Notable Transactions: Tenant rep YTD 2016 - 151,000 SF leases; landlord rep YTD 2016 - 369,000 SF leases

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Keyser

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last year

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4141 N. Scottsdale Rd., #150, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 602-953-9737 · keyserco.com Year Est: 2013 Brokers: WND Principal(s): Jonathan Keyser Notable Transactions: WND

10 Arizona Medical Office Brokers last year

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4628 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 480-947-2545 · arizonamob.com Year Est: 2006 Brokers: WND Principal(s): Michael Morton Notable Transactions: WND

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YAM Worldwide Center 66,000 sq. feet, Scottsdale

PXG Retail Experience

Plexus Worlwide Headquarters

33,000 sq. feet, Scottsdale

73,000 sq. feet, Scottsdale

Thank you for the experiences, our partners and our projects. We value the relationships.

2018 Ranking Arizona #1 Interior Design Firm 2016 NAIOP Interior Architect of The Year

Colony Starwood Corporate Headquarters 41,000 sq. feet, Scottsdale

I N T E R I O R

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

D E S I G N

602.955.4499


2 last year

2575 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-735-5555 · cbre.us/phoenix Year Est: 1952 Brokers: 113 Principal(s): Craig Henig, senior managing director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader Notable Transactions: WND

3

Cushman & Wakefield

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last year

2555 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-954-9000 · cushmanwakefield.com Year Est: 1987 Brokers: 45 Principal(s): Bryon R. Carney, market leader Notable Transactions: Riverwalk Arizona, Continuum Business Park, CBIZ Plaza, Perimeter Center, 111 W. Monroe

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Lee & Associates

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last year

3200 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-956-7777 · leearizona.com Year Est: 1991 Brokers: 39 Principal(s): Jerry Marrell, designated broker; Fred Darche, managing principal Notable Transactions: WND

5

Newmark Knight Frank

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Back: R. Darby, K. Campbell, N. Bialkowski, M. Milic. Middle: M. Fitz-Gerald, J. Barnes, R. Timpani, L. Carlson, B. Mulhern. Front: T. Dulany, V. Williams, T. Noel, S. Hamer, P. Breidenbach. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

last year

2398 E. Camelback Rd., #950, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-952-3800 · ngkf.com Year Est: 1977 Brokers: 34 Principal(s): Kathleen Campos, senior business operations Notable Transactions: Cenlar FSB, Towers Watson, Integrate.com, Sonora Quest

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

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Cresa

2390 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-222-5000 · colliers.com/greaterphoenix Year Est: 1980 Brokers: 62 Principal(s): Robert J. Mulhern

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BROKERAGE FIRMS: OFFICE

CBRE

olliers has served clients globally for more than 35 years. With an enterprising culture and significant insider ownership, Colliers provides a full range of services – brokerage, corporate solutions, investment sales, capital markets, project management, workplace solutions, property management, valuation and appraisal services – to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Colliers International Group Inc. is a global leader with 16,300 professionals operating from 502 offices in 67 countries. Colliers has been ranked among the Top 100 outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ Global Outsourcing for 10 consecutive years – more than any other real estate services firm. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The continuation of our current trend of steady, measured construction of new office buildings will have the biggest impact on the office market in 2018. Good demand for Arizona office space has allowed absorption of space to outpace newly developed projects, moving vacancies down into healthy levels. Maintaining this trend, and not overbuilding, is the most controllable variable that will impact the 2018 office market.”

328 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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last year

2398 E. Camelback Rd., #900, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-648-7373 · cresa.com/phoenix Year Est: 1999 Brokers: 21 Principal(s): Gary Gregg, Scott Maxwell, Jason Wery, Chris Walton Notable Transactions: WND

7

SVN Desert Commercial Advisors

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5343 N. 16th St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-425-5500 · svndesertcommercial.com Year Est: 2009 Brokers: 20 Principal(s): Perry Laufenberg, Danny Lee Notable Transactions: 6206 W. Bell Rd. — $1,575,000, 6,440 SF

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Avison Young

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last year

2777 E. Camelback Rd. #230, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-994-8155 · avisonyoung.com Year Est: 2016 Brokers: 14 Principal(s): David M. Genovese, Julie Johnson, Alexandra Loye, Mark Seale Notable Transactions: Grunow Medical Center — 47,494 SF, $4.9M; Foothills Health Center — 53,310 SF, sale price $12.1M

9

LevRose Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide

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last year

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4414 N. Civic Center Plaza, #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-947-0600 · levrose.com Year Est: 1992 Brokers: 23 Principal(s): Jon Rosenberg, Robert Levine Notable Transactions: AZ School of Real Estate, 14,889 SF lease; Westpack Holdings, $4,356,450 sale; DJD Property Holdings, $5,885,000 sale

10 Commerical Properties Inc. last year

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2323 W. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85281 480-966-2301 · cpiaz.com Year Est: 1981 Brokers: 54 Principal(s): Tyson Breinholt, Leroy Breinholt, Brian Ruddle Notable Transactions: Anthem Corporate Center, 66,756 SF for $3.911M; Mesa Commons, 50,980 SF for $4.55M

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2 last year

14646 N. Kierland Blvd., #238, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-705-3030 · ccgretail.com Year Est: 2005 Brokers: 5 Principal(s): Mike Leonard, Chris Ray Notable Transactions: Barrio Queen-Desert Ridge; Giordano’s-PV Mall area; Egg n’ Joe/Jersey Mike’s Subs-Fulton Ranch; Swig-San Tan area

3

LevRose Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide

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last year

4414 N. Civic Center Plaza, #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-947-0600 · levrose.com Year Est: 1992 Brokers: 23 Principal(s): Jon Rosenberg, Robert Levine Notable Transactions: Deerwood Retail Opportunities AZ, LLC, 82,099 SF, $12,500,000; Cobra Command, LLC, 40,000 SF, $2,250,000

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Colliers International

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last year

2390 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-222-5000 · colliers.com/greaterphoenix Year Est: 1980 Brokers: 62 Principal(s): Robert Mulhern Notable Transactions: Vestar, Sunbelt Holdings, Nexus, FERRADO, Darden, Famous Footwear, Pier 1, Payless, Applebee’s, Village Inn, Noodles

5

Velocity Retail Group

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From left: Gordon Heckaman, sales and leasing associate; Marty De Rito, CEO; and Morey Fischel, designated broker. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

DE RITO PARTNERS

1

9120 E. Talking Stick Way, #E1, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-834-8500 · derito.com Year Est: 1992 Brokers: 21 Principal(s): Martin W. De Rito

last year

BROKERAGE FIRMS: RETAIL

D

e Rito Partners, Inc. is one of the largest retail brokerage firms in Arizona. The company has more than 20 seasoned agents dedicated to landlord representation, tenant representation, investment sales and commercial land sales. Exclusively representing more than 120 shopping center owners and more than 50 retailers, De Rito Partners, Inc.’s retail brokerage professionals provide innovative retail real estate solutions to fill vacancies and place tenants in ideal locations. De Rito’s clients know that they can consistently count on De Rito to deliver superior results that maximize property value and provide optimal exposure for both property owners and tenants.

Catalyst Commercial Group

last year

2415 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-682-8100 · velocityretail.com Year Est: 2009 Brokers: 17 Principal(s): David Cheatham, Darren Pitts Notable Transactions: At Home, Ashley Furniture, Lifetime Fitness, La-ZBoy, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Hobby Lobby, Old Navy, Jared

6

SVN Desert Commercial Advisors

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last year

5343 N. 16th St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-425-5500 · svndesertcommercial.com Year Est: 2009 Brokers: 20 Principal(s): Perry Laufenberg, Danny Lee Notable Transactions: Broadway Plaza II $1.4M sale; Higley Village $1.65M sale; Gilbert/Ocotillo $1.23M sale and pre-leases totaling $5.2M

7

ORION Investment Real Estate

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last year

7328 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-634-6934 · orionprop.com Year Est: 2009 Brokers: 24 Principal(s): Ari Spiro, Sean Stutzman Notable Transactions: WND

8

Avison Young

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last year

2777 E. Camelback Rd., #230, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-994-8155 · avisonyoung.com Year Est: 2016 Brokers: 14 Principal(s): David M. Genovese Notable Transactions: 4,574 SF sale for $1.75 million in Gilbert; 2,500 SF sale for $2.1 million in Mesa

STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our employees and agents understand their commitment and dedication is vital to our success. We all take a pride of ownership approach on a daily basis.”

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Commercial Properties Inc.

IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The Internet. We are using our imagination to market retail space to Internet-proof users.”

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SURPRISING FACT: “Something that would surprise most people is how small our community of agents and developers really is in Phoenix. If you break down retail, office, and industrial to the firms that have been in the Valley for over 20 years, the number is under 25 firms.”

330 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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last year

2323 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-966-2301 · cpiaz.com Year Est: 1981 Brokers: 58 Principal(s): L. Breinholt, T. Breinholt, B. Ruddle, J. Price, C. Yates Notable Transactions: Glendale Town Center, $2.231M; McQueen Center at Fiesta Ranch, $1.775M; 3632 W. Pinnacle Peak, $1.5M

10 CBRE last year

7

2575 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-735-5555 · cbre.us/phoenix Year Est: 1952 Brokers: 113 Principal(s): Craig Henig, senior managing director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader Notable Transactions: WND

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2 last year

See website for 16 branch locations, AZ 800-888-7882 · vantagewest.org Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Robert D. Ramirez, president and CEO Specialties: Owner-occupied loans, construction loans, commercial vehicle and SBA loans, lines of credit

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S|T|O|R|E Capital

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last year

8377 E Hartford Dr., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-256-1100 · storecapital.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: 80 Principal(s): Christopher H. Volk, president and CEO Specialties: Provides net-lease solutions that help businesses more efficiently finance their profit-center real estate

4

CBRE Capital Markets Debt & Structured Finance

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1

last year

2575 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-735-5555 · cbre.us/phoenix Year Est: 1952 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Craig Henig, senior managing director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader Specialties: Offers clients assistance with placement of debt and equity for all major property types

Churchill Commercial Capital Inc.

Brandon Harrington, managing director; Tom Sigrist, senior VP; Jim Pierson, senior VP; Brad Burns, senior VP; Matt Steffen, senior VP; Keaton Merrell, senior VP. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

last year

4835 E. Cactus Rd., #435, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 602-748-1500 · churchillcc.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 7 Principal(s): Cynthia A. Hammond, CMB Specialties: Permanent, bridge and construction loans; equity joint ventures; multifamily; senior housing

WALKER & DUNLOP

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Alliance Bank of Arizona

2425 E. Camelback Rd., #785, Phoenix, AZ 85255 602-957-1112 · walkerdunlop.com Year Est: 1937 AZ Staff: 14 Principal(s): Brandon Harrington, Matthew Steffen, Keaton Merrell, Jim Pierson

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CAPITAL & FINANCE

Vantage West Credit Union

s one of the largest commercial real estate lenders in the United States, Walker & Dunlop has differentiated itself from the competition through its deep industry knowledge, an experienced team of financing professionals, scaled lending platform and exceptional customer service. Since going public at the end of 2010, Walker & Dunlop has delivered strong, consistent shareholder returns and outperformed the broader markets. The past six years have brought significant changes to Walker & Dunlop that have made it a larger and more dynamic firm today, but its customer-centric approach and commitment to delivering shareholder value are still at the heart of all Walker & Dunlop does. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Walker & Dunlop was ranked 13th on the Fortune Magazine’s 2017 Great Places to Work list for medium sized companies. This combination and talent translates to an outstanding customer service experience that differentiates us from our competition.” SURPRISING FACT: “Walker & Dunlop has been in business since 1937 and we recently celebrated our 80th Birthday!”

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1 E. Washington St., #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-389-3500 · alliancebankofarizona.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 660 Principal(s): Don Garner, CEO Specialties: Offers commercial real estate loans for office, industrial, retail, residential and hospitality construction

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NorthMarq Capital LLC

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3200 E. Camelback Rd., #253, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-955-7100 · northmarq.com Year Est: 1979 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): James DuMars, managing director Specialties: Annual loan origination of $12B; represents 50 institutional investors and provides Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae direct lending

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1st American Commercial Lending

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60 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., #900, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-272-6433 · 1stamericancommerciallending.com Year Est: 2014 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Zach Arnold, CEO; Keith Flemming, president Specialties: Real estate lending, debt on commercial real estate

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Capital Advisory Group

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5525 E. Lincoln Dr., #75, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 602-852-5454 · capitaladvisorygroup.us Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 1 Principal(s): Scott D. McPherson Specialties: Structured finance, debt/equity placements, advisory services, all product types

10 ORION Investment Real Estate last year

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7328 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-634-6934 · orionprop.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 24 Principal(s): Ari Spiro, Sean Stutzman Specialties: Full-service, commercial real estate firm providing best-in-class service to the investment community

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YO U R L OC A L C A PITA L M AR KET S FI NA NC I NG EXP ERT S BRANDON HARRINGTON

MATT STEFFEN Senior Vice President

Managing Director

602.283.1456 msteffen@walkerdunlop.com

602.283.1455 bharrington@walkerdunlop.com

JIM PIERSON

KEATON MERRELL

Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

602.926.7426 jpierson@walkerdunlop.com

602.926.7429 kmerrell@walkerdunlop.com

CHRIS GITIBIN Assistant Vice President 602.522.0065 cgitibin@walkerdunlop.com

Walker & Dunlop is one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States providing financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties. Our comprehensive suite of financing solutions allows us to originate loans for our own balance sheet and investment partnerships, or for sale to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, life insurance companies, banks and CMBS providers. In a field crowded with individuals, Walker & Dunlop offers a team approach to commercial real estate financing. The Phoenix office has a team of nine professionals, including dedicated analysts and closers to ensure the client’s needs are met with expertise in a timely manner.

FANNIE MAE | FREDDIE MAC | HUD | BRIDGE | LIFE COMPANY | INVESTMENT SALES To fund your vision, visit WalkerDunlop.com CA Finance Lenders License #603H310 / CA BRE Broker #01982999


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8901 E. Mountain View Rd., #150, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 602-266-7000 · cswcontractors.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 260 Principal(s): Robert Meyers, CEO; Rob Cizek, VP; Warren France, VP; Eric Sharp, VP; Frank Scopetti, VP Notable Projects: PSHIA Aviation JOC, Vandenberg AFB Solar Project

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Sunland Asphalt & Construction

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3002 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282 602-323-2800 · sunlandasphalt.com Year Est: 1979 AZ Staff: 350 Principal(s): Doug DeClusin Notable Projects: Talking Stick Resort, Tempe Marketplace, Walmart, Home Depot, IMS Raceway, Hunt Highway, El Mirage Road

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Johnson Carlier

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738 S. 52nd St., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-275-2222 · johnsoncarlier.com Year Est: 1921 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Chris L. Johnson, Tom Harrison Notable Projects: Mercedes Benz of Gilbert, Rivulon water feature, Crossroads East, ASU Libraries archives expansion

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Ace Asphalt of Arizona Inc.

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES: HEAVY

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CSW Contractors Inc.

From left: Cliff Ashcroft, Tom Kennedy, Kevin Harris, Jim Anderson, Tom Billings, David James, Byron Hubbard, Shawn Sheble, Rob Bottcher and Jason Creach. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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3030 S. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-243-4100 · aceasphalt.com Year Est: 1966 AZ Staff: 342 Principal(s): Wayne Bell, president Notable Projects: Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Casino Arizona resort, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Nissan Technical Center

FNF CONSTRUCTION INC.

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Markham Contracting Co.

115 S. 48th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-784-2910 · fnfinc.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Staff: 322 Principal: Matthew Gully

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NF Construction, Inc. is a Tempe-based heavy civil contractor that builds infrastructure, produces construction materials and provides construction management services throughout the United States with a strong presence in Arizona. FNF is committed to providing the communities in which it works with high quality projects that are constructed safely and efficiently. In 2017, FNF successfully completed more than 30 projects in Arizona, including the Arizona Department of Transportation’s SR264 Burnside to Fish Wash and SR95 Fortuna Wash Bridge projects.

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22820 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-869-9100 · markhamcontracting.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 190 Principal(s): Michael F. Markham Notable Projects: Eastmark, La Cholla Blvd., Verrado, Vistancia, Sloan Park, IMS Raceway, Vee Quiva Hotel/Casino

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Rummel Construction

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7520 E. Adobe Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-222-9922 · rummelconstruction.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Rick and Rod Rummel Notable Projects: WND

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KEAR Civil Corporation

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22555 N. 20th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-580-1100 · kearcorp.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 85 Principal(s): Mike Fossett, president Notable Projects: Sky Harbor Terminal 3 Hydrant Fuel System, BNA Hydrant Fuel System Design Build, NAFVAC Victoria Water Design Build

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Buesing Corporation

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STRENGTH OF STAFF: “FNF provides our employees with the tools that they need to succeed. They are disciplined in using those tools and are prepared to not only do their best, but to do what it takes to get the job done.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Solving the transportation funding shortfall in Arizona will have a big impact on our industry. Without sufficient funding, Arizona — along with the rest of the U.S. — will struggle to keep up with infrastructure improvements and new construction needed for our growth.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “FNF will continue to focus on building infrastructure and managing construction and expanding into new markets.”

334 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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3045 S. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-233-3339 · buesingcorp.com Year Est: 1965 AZ Staff: 155 Principal(s): J. Buesing, K. Somerville, B. Matesi, K. Zinser, B. Pettit, B. Kelton Notable Projects: Apache Sky Casino, Watermark mixed-use, West End Station - Tucson, Camelback Collective, Peak 16, Contour Condos

10 Blount Contracting Inc. last year

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1353 S. Vista Rd., Apache Junction, AZ 85119 480-985-2112 · blountcontracting.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 70 Principal(s): Randy Blount, James Jarvis Notable Projects: Sun Devil Stadium renovations Phase II, Redrock Solar, Odysea, Tempe Town Lake dam, Queen Creek Municipal Building

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2 last year

4640 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-437-3088 · canyonstateelectric.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 150 Principal(s): S. Maderazzo, S. Haldiman, C. Maderazzo Notable Projects: Phoenix Mart, Banner Health, Marshalls Warehouse, CIW Enterprises, Winco Foods, Broadstone Scottsdale Waterfront

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Corbins Electric

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4829 S. 38th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602.275.8500 · corbinselectric.com Year Est: 1975 AZ Staff: 620 Principal(s): Mark Fleming, Justin Martin, Jessica Grant Notable Projects: Agua Fria High School #5, Sky Harbor Command Center, Boeing site transformer, CAP emergency lighting, APS Ocotillo

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Rosendin Electric

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1375 W. Drivers Way, Tempe, AZ 85284 480-921-4022 · rosendin.com Year Est: 1919 AZ Staff: 225 Principal(s): Tom Sorley Notable Projects: Maricopa Cty. Court Tower, Digital Reality Data Center, ASARCO Copper Mines, Ocotillo Power Plant, USAO tenant improvement

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Cannon & Wendt Electric Co.

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CONTRACTORS: ELECTRICAL, 126 STAFF OR MORE

From left: Todd Klimas, vice president; Keith Waldrup, director of pre-construction; and Wes McClure, president. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

WILSON ELECTRIC SERVICES CORP. 1

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600 E. Gilbert Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-505-6600 · wilsonelectric.net Year Est: 1968 AZ Staff: 700 Principal(s): Wes McClure, Todd Klimas

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ilson Electric is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. While much has changed over the past 50 years, Wilson Electric has been steadfast in its commitment to safety, quality work, building relationships and innovation. As one of the largest electrical contractors in the Southwest, Wilson Electric has had the opportunity to build some of Arizona’s most notable projects, including Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy, Chase Field and PHX Sky Train. Employee-owners are the heart and soul of the company. Employee ownership affects everything about Wilson Electric - from how employees interact with each other to delivering the highest quality projects to our clients. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “As employee-owners, we are motivated and empowered to deliver the best value and service to our clients. We are proud to be employeeowned. Each of us has a personal stake in what is delivered to our customers. Our average tenure in the field is 13 years.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The lack of trained experienced manpower is the biggest issue that will impact our industry. With the market picking up, being strategic is important. Operationally, we work closely with key clients to look at upcoming projects and determine manpower requirements to meet our clients’ needs.”

336 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Canyon State Electric Co.

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4020 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-279-1681 · cannon-wendt.com Year Est: 1945 AZ Staff: 455 Principal(s): David E. Fagan, president Notable Projects: Banner tower expansion, Sky Harbor Terminal 3 expansion, IO Data Centers, Digital Realty Trust, Univ. of Phoenix Stadium

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D.P. Electric

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6002 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85283 480-858-9070 · dpelectric.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 320 Principal(s): Daniel Puente Notable Projects: CyrusOne Data Centers (multiple), Southeast Ambulatory Care Center, Banner Health (multiple), McKesson, Quicken Loans

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Delta Diversified Enterprises

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425 W. Gemini Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 480-831-0532 · deltadiv.com Year Est: 1971 AZ Staff: 500 Principal(s): L.R. Donelson, J.B. Berry, Leo Correll Notable Projects: Desert Diamond West Valley Resort, Yuma Regional Medical Center expansion, State Farm Marina Heights, IRIS USA, SRP-PAB

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Hawkeye Electric

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1394 N. Farrell Ct., #104, Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-784-6800 · hawkeyeelectric.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Staff: 180 Principal(s): Patrick Tilton Notable Projects: Scottsdale Harley-Davidson, ASU engineering dormitories, Scottsdale and Gilbert Mercedes Benz dealerships, Luke AFB

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Hayden Electric

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940 W. Melinda Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-434-0608 · haydenelectricinc.com Year Est: 1987 AZ Staff: 130 Principal(s): Jerry Hayden Notable Projects: Tomscot (278 units), District @ Scottsdale (332 units), Liv N.V. (385 units), Liv Goodyear (326 units), Pebble Creek

10 Sturgeon Electric Company last year

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3804 E. Watkins, Phoenix, AZ 85034 480-894-0221 · sturgeonelectric.com Year Est: 1912 AZ Staff: 550 Principal(s): Tom Eslick Notable Projects: BUMCT, Marina Heights, TIA, Desert Diamond Casino, USAA

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2 last year

22425 N. 18th Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-434-5700 · rmjelectric.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 60 Principal(s): Jerome Bruggeman Notable Projects: Amazon PHX3 and PHX6, SK Foods, Hartford, Carvana, Varsity Tutors, SVB, E-Scripts, American Airlines, Make-A-Wish

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Kortman Electric

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2416 S. 17th Pl., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-256-6103 · kortmaninc.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Ken Kortman, CEO; Karl Kortman, CFO; Kerwin Kortman, VP and director of client relations; Fran Martin, VP and director of safety Notable Projects: Sky Harbor T3 modernization, Sonora Quest upgrades

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JFK Electrical Contracting Enterprises

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1439 W. San Angelo St., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-926-3500 · jfkelectric.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): John F. Krecek, LEED AP BD+C, CPC Notable Projects: Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, Mountain Park Church, Grandview Terrace, Banner Desert Ridge, The Aspens at Mariposa Point

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A.C. Desert Electric

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CONTRACTORS: ELECTRICAL, 125 STAFF OR FEWER

John Brunia, president. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

SPECTRA ELECTRICAL SERVICES

2519 W. Geneva Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-446-7200 · spectra-electrical.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 60 Principal(s): John Brunia, president

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pectra Electrical Services is a full-service electrical contractor serving the Arizona construction industry since 2001. Specializing in all facets of commercial, industrial, facilities and service project types, Spectra Electrical Services has participated in the construction of and/or servicing of many notable, unique, challenging and always rewarding projects throughout the state of Arizona. In 2016, at the request of multiple customers, Spectra Electrical Services expanded its presence into the states of California, Nevada and New Mexico. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The biggest trend/issue for 2018 for the electrical industry — and for the construction industry as a whole — will be the shortage of qualified craftspeople and qualified supervision. There is plenty of work for all companies. However, the competition for qualified, skilled craftspeople is going to be fierce. The impact to the industry will cause potential delays in project starts and costs for contractors will potentially increase in order to maintain required manpower levels for the work they have under contract.”

338 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

RMJ Electrical Contractors

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22238 N. 90th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85383 623-487-0687 · acdesertelectric.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 4 Principal(s): Cary Duncan Notable Projects: Aramark, Auto Zone, Factory 2 U, Chipotle, Creative Leather, Burger King

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K2 Electric Inc.

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4038 E. Superior Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-454-7800 · k2elec.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 125 Principal(s): Dean Kredit, Jared Kredit, Nicholas Kredit Notable Projects: Tucson Premium Outlets, Isagenix-Rivulon Building One, Gladden Farms Elementary School, Santa Fe industrial building

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Phoenix Commercial Electric

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last year

8901 N. 79th Ave., #101, Peoria, AZ 85345 623-879-0112 · pceaz.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Staff: 9 Principal(s): Vince Gagliardi Notable Projects: John C. Lincoln ICU, MCO, City of Tempe transportation

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Mister Sparky - America’s On-Time Electrician

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4640 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-904-6842 · ontimeelectricians.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 18 Principal(s): Christopher C. Maderazzo Notable Projects: Every client’s home that Mister Sparky enters is a notable project for the team

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Wang Electric Systems

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4107 E. Winslow Ave., #C, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-324-5350 · wangelectric.com Year Est: 1981 AZ Staff: 65 Principal(s): Nils Wang Notable Projects: Microsoft at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Rescue Mission, Agave Library, Total Wine & More, Vietnamese Martyrs Church

10 Tap and Sons Electric last year

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2715 S. Hardy Dr., #101, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-507-2900 · tapandsons.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 19 Principal(s): Thomas Petteruti, Jr. Notable Projects: Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Coyotes, ASU, RSI Refrigeration School, H&R Block, Red Robin, Menta Group 67, T-Mobile

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F I R S T C L A S S S E R V I C E , Q U A L I T Y & I N NOVA T I O N ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING

SPECIALTY SERVICES

CONTRACTING STRATEGIES

Industrial / WTP-WWTP Industrial / Mining New Construction Tenant Improvements Facilities / Manufacturing Service

Design Assist Design Build Value Engineering Conceptual Budgeting Design & Equipment Selection Testing / Preventive Maintenance

Subcontracting Prime Contracting Job Order Contracting Time & Material Cost Plus Master Agreement

Spectra-Electrical.com 2519 West Geneva Drive | Tempe, AZ 85282 | 480.446.7200 ROC-171624-C11 | ROC-205857-R11 | ROC-235764-B01 | ROC-299616-A17


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1001 S. Edward Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-967-5810 · sdb.com Year Est: 1980 AZ Staff: 250 Principal(s): Angie Schmidt, Ed Riccio Notable Projects: ASU, City of Chandler, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, Maricopa County, City of Phoenix

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CORE Construction

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3036 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-494-0800 · coreconstruction.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 145 Principal(s): Jim Jacobs Notable Projects: Daisy Mountain Fire Department administration building, Buckeye Elementary School District Marionneaux Elementary School

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McCarthy Building Companies

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6225 N. 24th St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-449-4700 · mccarthy.com Year Est: 1979 AZ Staff: 300 Principal(s): Justin Kelton, Southwest region president Notable Projects: Sky Harbor T4 to T3 Sky Train, OdySea, ASU BioDesign C, Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility Expansion Phase III

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Kitchell

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From left: Tony Pellegrino, Mark Beal, Joel Wage, Danielle Quannie, Rich Montague and Chuck Carefoot. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CONTRACTORS: GENERAL, 90 STAFF OR MORE

RYAN COMPANIES US

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3900 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-322-6100 · ryancompanies.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 160 Principal(s): Rick Collins, Chuck Carefoot, Tony Pellegrino, Mark Beal, Rich Montague, Joel Wage

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ounded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, architect, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager with a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works. Ryan market depth includes retail, industrial, healthcare and senior living. Ryan development and corporate build-to-suit work spans a wide range of product types including office, mixed-use, hospitality, multifamily housing and mission critical facilities. Ryan has nearly 1,300 employees in 13 offices and has completed projects in 38 states. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our people are our greatest strength. Talent attracts talent, and we are fortunate to work with — and attract — the best in the business.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Our market’s limited labor supply and inflationary pressure on goods and services will have the greatest impact. On speculative projects, cost escalation will compress returns, resulting in delayed or cancelled projects due to insufficient return on costs. However, job growth is positive. Expanding and consolidating corporate strategies should continue to drive the need for user driven, office and industrial space.”

340 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

SDB Inc.

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1707 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-222-5300 · kitchell.com Year Est: 1950 AZ Staff: 386 Principal(s): Steve Whitworth, president; Jim Swanson, CEO Notable Projects: Scottsdale Fashion Square, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Center at Val Vista Skilled Nursing Facility, UA Health Sciences

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DPR Construction

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222 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-808-0500 · dpr.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 351 Principal(s): Derrick Kirkland, business unit leader Notable Projects: Banner University Medical Center Phoenix patient tower, UA bioscience research labs, ASU Beus Center for Law & Society

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Hensel Phelps

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4129 E. Van Buren St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-383-8480 · henselphelps.com Year Est: 1937 AZ Staff: 206 Principal(s): Steve Grauer, VP and district manager Notable Projects: Sky Train, Mariposa Land Port of Entry, UA Cancer Center, CityNorth, UA Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building

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Chasse Building Team

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2400 W. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202 480-425-7777 · chasse.us Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 90 Principal(s): Barry Chasse, president Notable Projects: Artspace Mesa Lofts, Aviva, Camelback Pointe, Crescent Highland, Edison Pointe Shopping Center, Kierland Overture

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Brycon Corporation

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6915 W. Frye Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 480-785-9911 · brycon.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 475 Principal(s): Bryant W. Lemon, Sr.; Bill Lemon; Peggy S. Lemon Notable Projects: Sub-Zero, Novembal, Fujifilm, LeClerc Foods, ASU, Stryker, Arizona Science Center, Maricopa County, Sky Harbor Airport

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4640 E. Cotton Gin Loop, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-296-1496 · haydonbc.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 350 Principal(s): Gary T. Haydon Notable Projects: Peoria Police, Herberger Scholars Academy, Pioneer Park, Queen Creek West Park, Summit Healthcare Outpatient Campus

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1968-2018

SERVING ARIZONA AND THE SOUTHWEST SINCE 1968

FOR 50 YEARS WE'VE HAD THE POWER, THE PEOPLE AND THE PASSION

Tempe | Tucson | Sierra Vista | Prescott Valley | Albuquerque | Salt Lake City

(480) 505-6600 www.wilsonelectric.net


2 last year

2219 W. Melinda Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-944-2645 · kowalski.com Year Est: 1967 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Jim Kowalski, Steve Kowalski Notable Projects: 2016 R&R case study winner for 165 restored hotel rooms; Chrysalis Insurance Restoration winner for rebuild after fire

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Willmeng Construction

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2048 N. 44th St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-968-4755 · willmeng.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): James Murphy, president and CEO Notable Projects: Huhtamaki, Allred 40, Advisor Group, Kyrene 202, Gilbert Fire Station #9, Biltmore Financial Center

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Bjerk Builders

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1383 N. Tech Blvd., #101, Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-497-2300 · bjerkbuilders.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 80 Principal(s): Scott A. Bjerk, Julie L. Bjerk Notable Projects: IES Communications, Option Care, Adept Life Sciences, Sunstream Technologies, Home Depot

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Jokake Construction Services

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Lorraine Bergman, president and CEO, and the Caliente team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CALIENTE CONSTRUCTION

485 W. Vaughn St., Tempe, AZ 85283 480-894-5500 · calienteconstruction.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 85 Principal(s): Lorraine Bergman

CONTRACTORS: GENERAL, 50-89 STAFF

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aliente Construction is a family owned, awardwinning, commercial general contractor and construction manager that was founded in 1991. Based in Tempe, Caliente offers a full range of renovation and new construction services to commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare, hospitality, energy and mission critical clients. Caliente’s goals are simple: every client gets its full attention and Caliente takes care of the details by providing exceptional quality and personalized, cost-conscious, timely and innovative construction. Caliente’s clients’ confidence in the company has resulted in more than 90 percent of its work being repeat business, generated from the relationships Caliente has built with its customers, business and construction industry colleagues. OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Caliente Construction has been working throughout 2017 to increase the diversity of our business as well as our geographic reach. With many new retail, medical services, hospitality and assisted living clients we will be expanding our presence in Arizona and other western states and adding a substantial number of team members in 2018.”

342 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Kowalski Construction Inc.

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5013 E. Washington St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-224-4500 · jokake.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 60 Principal(s): Casey Cartier Notable Projects: Carvana, DiTech Financial, Welbrook Senior Living, Destiny Springs, WL Gore, Wells Fargo, Make-A-Wish, Supima

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GCON Inc.

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1606 W. Whispering Wind Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85085 623-581-6300 · gconinc.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 72 Principal(s): Mike Godbehere, Gabriel Gavriilidis Notable Projects: Bayer Private School Phase I & Phase II, Drake Cement Corporate Office, Starbucks, Cleanfreak Car Wash, Express Oil

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Holder Construction Company

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2325 E. Camelback Rd., #520, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-224-5050 · holderconstruction.com Year Est: 1960 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): William Headley, SVP Notable Projects: ASU, Cox Communications, USAA, Banner Health, American Express, Charles Shwab

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MT Builders Companies

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8434 N. 90th St., #150, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-443-3376 · mtbuilders.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 65 Principal(s): Michael Tarver Notable Projects: District at Biltmore Apartments, Enclave at Anthem Senior Living, Trellis Apartments

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hardison/downey construction

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6150 N. 16th St., #A, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-861-0044 · hardisondowney.com Year Est: 1985 AZ Staff: 75 Principal(s): Pat Downey, president Notable Projects: GoDaddy, Sunrise Hayden Apartments, CSAA, HarleyDavidson of Scottsdale, NAU Honors College, YAM Worldwide, Shake Shack

10 Layton Construction Company last year

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2355 E. Camelback Rd., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-840-8655 · laytonconstruction.com Year Est: 1987 AZ Staff: 65 Principal(s): Andrew Geier, David Blaser Notable Projects: WND

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2 last year

55 W. Hoover Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210 480-306-5777 · ehsrestoration.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 34 Principal(s): Keith Pomonis Notable Projects: Has provided emergency, environmental and reconstruction services for thousands of residential and commercial projects

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Skanska USA

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4742 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-224-1027 · skanska.usa.com/phoenix Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Ross Vroman Notable Projects: Seven Canyons, Dignity Health, Banner Health, FedEx, Aligned Energy, Skyline Regional Park, SR 87 Curve, Dexcom

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Alexander Building Company

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7550 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-513-6144 · abccre.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 32 Principal(s): Shane Alexander, Justin Gubler, Chris Hufford Notable Projects: Longbow Marketplace, Main Street Place, Great Hearts, Highland Prep, Circle K, Stateside Theater, The Vig McDowell Mtn.

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LGE Design Build

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From left: Michael Kavathas, senior project manager; Martin Alvarez, CEO; Laurie Gordon, office manager; AJ Alvarez, vice president; and John Alvarez, president. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CONTRACTORS: GENERAL, 49 STAFF OR FEWER

SUN EAGLE CORPORATION 1

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461 N. Dean Ave., Chandler, AZ 85226 480-961-0004 · suneaglecorporation.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 24 Principal(s): Martin Alvarez Sr., Martin Alvarez Jr., John Alvarez

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un Eagle Corporation is 40 years old. The company is owned by the Alvarez family. The company has built more than 900 construction projects. Sun Eagle’s client base includes the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler and Surprise, as well as Maricopa County, the State of Arizona, 32 school districts and Arizona State University. Presently, Sun Eagle is building two major federal projects and is working with private sector corporations and nonprofit organizations. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Manpower. Arizona is due for a continued growth period for the next several years. The Valley will be building and renovating at a great pace. Because of the relationship we have developed with the subcontracting community, we are confident we will not be impacted negatively.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Sun Eagle is creating a great backlog with our existing owners and has established relationships with new owners who will develop projects in Arizona, keeping Sun Eagle busy for years to come.” SURPRISING FACT: “Most people don’t know that Martin Alvarez Sr. was in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam in 1969. Martin was with the 25th Infantry Division and received the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge and an Air Medal.”

344 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

EHS Restoration

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740 N. 52nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-966-4001 · lgedesignbuild.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 48 Principal(s): David E. Sellers Notable Projects: Crown Castle, Heritage Marketplace, The Colony, Crescent Crown, Scottsdale Entertainment District, Park Skyway, SCNM

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The Weitz Company

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2111 E. Highland Ave., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-225-0225 · weitz.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 43 Principal(s): Kimberly Davids, general manager Notable Projects: The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center, Sagewood, The TOMSCOT, Hacienda at the River, Club Sole

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Panther Construction

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3757 E. Broadway Rd., #3, Phoenix, AZ 85040 480-298-7482 · panthergc.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 14 Principal(s): Patrick Hughes Notable Projects: Bourbon & Bones, Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, Crescent Ballroom, Salty Sow, HopDoddy, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

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Johnson Carlier

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738 S. 52nd St., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-275-2222 · johnsoncarlier.com Year Est: 1921 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Chris L. Johnson, Tom Harrison, Tyler WIlson Notable Projects: Mercedes Benz of Gilbert, Rivulon water feature, Crossroads East, ASU libraries archives expansion

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction

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5002 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-345-8700 · a-p.com Year Est: 1946 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Mike Bontrager Notable Projects: Great Hearts Academies, Litchfield Elementary School District Support Facilities, Cibola Vista Resort & Spa Maint. Campus

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3220 E. Harbour Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-438-9500 · dlwithers.com Year Est: 1981 AZ Staff: 60 Principal(s): Dan Withers, David Bradley, Lynne Pace Notable Projects: Casteel High School Phase II, Conair new distribution facility, Falls Event Center, City of Goodyear Police Station

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5808 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301 623-780-4771 · recreatecompanies.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 120 Principal(s): Jon Roberts Notable Projects: Freedom Rio, Indians training camp addition, Arizona Center, Hub on Campus Flagstaff

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Stone Cold Masonry

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416 W. Lone Cactus Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-385-7110 · stonecoldmasonry.com Year Est: 1999 AZ Staff: 200 Principal(s): Lance Little Notable Projects: Maricopa ITR, Aura Watermark, Madison Performing Arts Center, Mountain Shadows Resort

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Sargon

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301 E. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-325-4734 · sargonmc.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Joshua Gonzales, Brendon Sarracino Notable Projects: WND

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CJS Enterprises

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SUN VALLEY

CONCRETE | MASONRY | STONE SYSTEMS

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10828 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-943-6106 · sunvalleyconstruction.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 450 Principal(s): Robert Baum and Ken Nessler, founders

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CONTRACTORS: MASONRY

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un Valley (SV) was founded by Robert Baum and Ken Nessler in 1978. The founders instilled the principles of integrity and quality into what has become one of America’s largest and most respected masonry/concrete contractors. SV is consistently ranked in the Top 600 Specialty Contractors List published by Engineering News Record. SV was recognized as the 2016 Top Specialty Contractor by SW ENR Magazine. SV has successfully completed projects throughout Arizona, as well as, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our employees recognize our commitment to our clients and the pride Sun Valley takes in every single project — large or small.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The lack of skilled craftsmen could definitely impact the Arizona construction market in a negative fashion in 2018.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Sun Valley is cautiously optimistic for 2018, based on the number of projects that were out to bid in the fourth quarter of 2017.” SURPRISING FACT: “Sun Valley is the largest installer of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) in Arizona, just completing a five-story hotel for Hampton Inn.”

346 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Re-Create Companies

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7605 W. Carol Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345 602-866-8641 · cjs-ent.com Year Est: 1962 AZ Staff: 65-100 Principal(s): Craig Jones, owner Notable Projects: Verrado Marketside, Dolphin Casting, Peoria Police Patrol Building, Gold Mack residence, Holling residence, APS substation

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Denny Clark Masonry & Concrete

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3025 E. Campbell Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-664-6367 Year Est: 2012 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Milestone Development Notable Projects: WND

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Fyffe Masonry

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7325 W. Frier Dr., Glendale, AZ 85303 623-931-0110 · fyffemasonry.net Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 160 Principal(s): Donald Fyffe, president Notable Projects: Gainey Ranch, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

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G & G Enterprises

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5350 W. Bell Rd., #C-122, Glendale, AZ 85308 602-942-1983 · ggenterprises.biz Year Est: 1992 AZ Staff: 40 Principal(s): Glenn Hottmann Notable Projects: Gilbert Fire Station 7, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Phoenix Fire Dispatch, Peoria Fire Station 197

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Pioneer Masonry

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6211 N. 79th Lane, Glendale, AZ 85303 623-937-9221 Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Terry Sabo Notable Projects: Avondale Hyundai, Pinnacle Peak Commerce Center, Southern Dunes Golf Clubhouse

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15979 N. 76th St., #D, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-951-4418 · stoneworldaz.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Liliana Hardisty Notable Projects: The Scottsdale Quarter and Sassi Restaurant in Scottsdale

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CONTRACTORS: MECHANICAL, 109 STAFF OR MORE

BEL-AIRE MECHANICAL INC.

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el-Aire Mechanical is the largest locally-owned mechanical contractor in the State of Arizona. BelAire Mechanical believes in delivering the best services possible, before, during and after a project is completed. Bel-Aire Mechanical approaches every job opportunity with the goal of establishing a 20-30-year relationship with the client. James Dinan, as president and CEO, has been providing passion and leadership since 1986. As a full-service mechanical contractor, Bel-Aire Mechanical performs all phases of HVAC, sheet metal, plumbing, pipe fitting, process piping, welding, industrial and commercial service, repair and maintenance. Bel-Aire Mechanical is one of the last remaining contractors to maintain on-site manufacturing and shop fabrication capabilities for all of its disciplines. SURPRISING FACT: “For the second consecutive year, Bel-Aire Mechanical was recognized with two prestigious awards — the No. 1 Safest HVAC Contractor in North America for companies our size by SMACNA and the No. 1 Safest Contractor by Copper Point Mutual Insurance from a corporate pool of over 12,000 firms statewide.”

348 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

HACI Mechanical Contractors

2108 W. Shangri-La Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85029 602-944-1555 · hacimechanical.com Year Est: 1972 AZ Staff: 282 Principal(s): Tim King Notable Projects: Camelback Collective, NAU Honors Housing, Destiny Springs Healthcare, Raytheon MPB 921, St. John Paul II High School

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University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors

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1200 N. Sickles Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-921-0903 · umec.com Year Est: 1962 AZ Staff: 320 Principal(s): Brad Thornton, president and CEO Notable Projects: UA Bioscience Partnership Building, Banner University Medical Center - Tucson

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RKS Plumbing & Mechanical

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4201 N. 47th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031 623-846-8600 · belairemechanical.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 330 Principal(s): James Dinan

1841 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-257-1319 · imcor-az.com Year Est: 1974 AZ Staff: 280 Principal(s): Bill Mason, president; Bob Karber, principal Notable Projects: Sun Devil Stadium phases 2A and 3, Mayo Clinic, Monsanto, Sky Harbor T3 modernization, West Scottsdale Tooling, NAU Rehab

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IMCOR - Interstate Mechanical Corporation

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23659 N. 35th Dr., Glendale, AZ 85310 602-996-1866 · rksplumbing.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 250 Principal(s): Bob Sornsin, founder Notable Projects: WND

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TDIndustries Inc.

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1888 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-449-7690 · tdindustries.com Year Est: 1946 AZ Staff: 200 Principal(s): Ed White, Chris Brown, Jay Layton Notable Projects: Banner Behavioral Health Hospital, Yuma Regional Medical Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System, ASU Student Pavilion

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Spectrum Mechanical & Service Contractors

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1525 W. 10th Pl., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-944-3999 · spectrumaz.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 115 Principal(s): Jeff Wheelock Notable Projects: Rise on Apache Student Housing at ASU, ASU Greek Village and Community Center, The Stewart, Sky Harbor Command Center

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Goettl Air Conditioning

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1845 W. 1st St., #108, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-275-1515 · goettl.com Year Est: 1939 AZ Staff: 120 Principal(s): Ken Goodrich, president and CEO; Dan Burke, chairman Notable Projects: Humane Society, FSL senior plumbing grant, Town of Gilbert Cour, New Life Community Church, Overland Contracting

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W.D. Manor Mechanical Contractors

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1838 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-253-0703 · wdmanor.com Year Est: 1945 AZ Staff: 250 Principal(s): Bryan DeWitt, Don Petty, Chris DeWitt, Matt DeWitt, Pete DeWitt Notable Projects: HonorHealth campuses, Banner campuses and Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix, Mayo Clinic campuses, W.L. Gore

10 Sun Mechanical Contracting last year

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3951 E. Columbia St., Tucson, AZ 85714 520-790-3100 · sunmechanical.net Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 250 Principal(s): Marc A. Kinseth Notable Projects: Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, McKale Center, UA Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building, Simon Premium Outlet

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2 last year

7878 N. 16th St., #140, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-943-8424 · msa-ec.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 22 Principal(s): David Melroy, president; Brett Casperson, director of operations Notable Projects: GCU, American Airlines, Harrahs Ak-Chin Casino expansion, Sagewood Acacia, Liberty Property Trust

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Metal Masters Mechanical

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3308 E. Madison St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-492-9400 · metalmastersaz.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Sally Faraci Rochotte, Matt Rochotte, Cliff Faraci Notable Projects: SRP HVAC upgrade, Honeywell plant remodels, ASU bioscience lab, Ellison cooling tower, West Pharmaceutical TI

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Kinetic Systems

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2617 S. 46th St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-685-2000 · kinetics.net Year Est: 1973 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Peter Maris, Greg Bauer Notable Projects: Casino Arizona, Mayo Clinic, Qwest (now CenturyLink), NAU science lab, Optima Camelview, Freescale

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Hobaica Services Inc.

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CONTRACTORS: MECHANICAL, 108 STAFF OR FEWER

MIDSTATE MECHANICAL INC. 1850 E. Riverview Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-470-1920 · midstatemechanical.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 108 Principal(s): David Jones, CEO and owner

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idstate Mechanical has been a leader in the commercial mechanical industry and construction community since 1986. Midstate Mechanical’s construction group is diverse and serves nearly all market sectors providing HVAC and plumbing services. Midstate Mechanical prides itself on giving customers exactly what they need and it remains committed to its mission of delivering safe, innovative, high quality, on-time construction services that result in a positive customer experience. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our team is our greatest strength. Our team is the reason we continue to be a leader in the industry. We self-perform 95 percent of our work with an experienced and tenured workforce and a positive corporate culture.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The skilled labor shortage is going to have the biggest impact on our industry. It has been talked about before, but with the increase in construction around the state and region, 2018 will be the year where it will affect everyone. We are already starting to see the market be more selective on what they bid as a result, and it will soon have an impact on schedules and project cost.”

350 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

MSA Engineering Consultants

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10636 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-995-0387 · hobaica.com Year Est: 1952 AZ Staff: 40 Principal(s): Louis Hobaica, Mike Hobaica, and Paul Hobaica Notable Projects: WND

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Marlin Mechanical Corporation

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2928 S. 38th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-437-1948 · marlinmechanical.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 85 Principal(s): Mark Giebelhaus, Mark Larson Notable Projects: Grand Canyon University dorms and hotel, Liv North Scottsdale, Liv Northgate

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Irontree Construction

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4723 E. Ingram St., Mesa, AZ 85205 480-969-9966 · irontree.net Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 42 Principal(s): Gregory Williams Notable Projects: SkySong Plaza, Heard Museum Gallery, ADP Tempe, McKesson Chaparral Commerce Center

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TCK Air Conditioning and Heating

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11049 N. 22nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029 623-582-6688 · tckac.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 35-50 Principal(s): Keith E. Moore Notable Projects: Tempe Police Station, P&H Mining Equipment, Garmin International, AV-Air, Barrel-O-Fun, Inland Kenworth

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Professional Piping Systems

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406 E. Pioneer St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-497-4997 · ppsphx.com Year Est: 2012 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): WND Notable Projects: WND

10 Crawford Mechanical Services last year

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408 S. Hamilton Ct., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-722-1267 · cmsaz.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Bryan Crawford Notable Projects: WND

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2 last year

3757 E. Broadway Rd., #3, Phoenix, AZ 85040 480-298-7482 · panthergc.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 14 Principal(s): Patrick Hughes Notable Projects: Bourbon & Bones, Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, Crescent Ballroom, Salty Sow, HopDoddy, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

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Ryan Companies US

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CONTRACTORS: TENANT IMPROVEMENT

CALIENTE CONSTRUCTION INC. 1

485 W. Vaughn St., Tempe, AZ 85283 480-894-5500 · calienteconstruction.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 85 Principal(s): Lorraine Bergman

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aliente Construction is a family owned, awardwinning, commercial general contractor and construction management company that was founded in 1991. Based in Tempe, Caliente offers a full range of renovation and new construction services to commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare, hospitality, energy and mission critical clients. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The construction industry continues to be challenged with finding qualified trade and professional employees. It is critical to position the construction industry as a great employment opportunity, create training and educational opportunities for potential workers and recognize and meet generational needs with respect to work environment, benefits and work-life balance.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Caliente Construction has a tremendous backlog of work for 2018. We have significantly increased our presence in several sectors, including private education; restaurant, retail and public safety facilities.” SURPRISING FACT: “People are surprised to know that Caliente is a 26-year-old company with more than 80 employees, operates in nine states and provides a full range of new construction, T.I. and renovation projects for all industry sectors.”

352 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

3900 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-322-6100 · ryancompanies.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 150 Principal(s): R. Collins, C. Carefoot, D. Bergstein, M. Beal, J. Wage, T. Pellegrino Notable Projects: Marina Heights, Farmers Insurance, McKesson, The Willa, Generations at Pinnacle Peak, Arizona Oncology

Bjerk Builders Inc.

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1383 N. Tech Blvd., #101, Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-497-2300 · bjerkbuilders.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 75 Principal(s): Scott A. Bjerk, Julie L. Bjerk Notable Projects: Vitron Manufacturing, Advantage Solutions, IES office, autonomous vehicle facility

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Jokake Construction

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Panther Construction

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5013 E. Washington St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-224-4500 · jokake.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 60 Principal(s): Casey Cartier Notable Projects: Carvana, DiTech Financial, Welbrook Senior Living, Destiny Springs, W.L. Gore, Wells Fargo, Make-a-Wish, Supima

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Willmeng Construction

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2048 N. 44th St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-968-4755 · willmeng.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): James Murphy, president and CEO Notable Projects: Huhtamaki, Allred 40, Advisor Group, Kyrene 202, Gilbert Fire Station #9, Biltmore Financial Center

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Kowalski Construction Inc.

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2219 W. Melinda Lane, #A, Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-944-2645 · kowalski.com Year Est: 1967 AZ Staff: 60 Principal(s): Steven M. Kowalski, James R. Kowalski Notable Projects: Francis Residence, Trillium, Danto, Kachina Volkwagen, Morton Salt, Garden Grove, Granite Bay, Chelsea, Mission Antigua

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SDB Inc.

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1001 S. Edward Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-967-5810 · sdb.com Year Est: 1980 AZ Staff: 250 Principal(s): Angie Schmidt, Ed Riccio Notable Projects: ASU, City of Chandler, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, Maricopa County, City of Phoenix

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Johansen Interiors

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219 S. William Dillard Dr., #123, Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-907-5986 · johanseninteriors.net Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Jeff Johansen Notable Projects: Cascade Financial, Sonoran Cinema, Dr. Paul Kelly, Foot Locker, One Medical Group, Mountain America Credit Union

10 Johnson Carlier last year

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738 S. 52nd St., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-275-2222 · johnsoncarlier.com Year Est: 1921 AZ Staff: 34 Principal(s): Chris Johnson, Marc Daniels Notable Projects: Mercedes Benz of Gilbert, Rivulon water feature, Crossroads East, ASU libraries archives expansion

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COMMITMENT.

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BUILDING SUCCESSFUL ARIZONA PROJECTS FOR 31 YEARS

With an enduring commitment to integrity, reputation and success, Bjerk Builders will ensure your project will be completed on time, within budget, and exceed your expectations and goals.

480.497.2300 • fax: 480.497.9610 • www.bjerkbuilders.com License B1-088897


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740 N. 52nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-966-4001 · lgedesignbuild.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 48 Principal(s): David E. Sellers, president and CEO Notable Projects: Crescent Crown Mesa, The Colony, Scottsdale Entertainment District, MLCO, Heritage Marketplace, Adelante Healthcare Mesa

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Plaza Companies

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9401 W. Thunderbird Rd., #200, Peoria, AZ 85381 623-972-1184 · theplazaco.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Sharon Harper, president and CEO Notable Projects: Paradise Valley Medical Office Building, Vi Living at Silverstone, SkySong, Splendido at Rancho Vistoso

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DMB

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7600 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-367-7000 · dmbinc.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Brent Herrington, president; Drew Brown, Mark Sklar and Bennett Dorrance, founding partners Notable Projects: Centerpoint on Mill, DC Ranch, Verrado and Victory at Verrado, One Scottsdale, Eastmark, Marley Park

Kitchell

From left: Josh Tracy, Tyler Wilson, Molly Ryan Carson, John Strittmatter, Mary McGowne, Daniel Raimer, Colleen Kucera, Josh Rogers, Sheila Schmidt and Rick Collins. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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1707 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-264-4411 · kitchell.com Year Est: 1950 AZ Staff: 357 Principal(s): Jeff Allen, president; Jim Swanson, CEO Notable Projects: Mountain Ranch Marketplace, Riverpoint Business Park, Gateway Pavilions, McDowell Mountain Business Park, San Dorado

RYAN COMPANIES US INC.

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RED Development

3900 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-322-6100 · ryancompanies.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 160 Principal(s): Rick Collins, John Strittmatter, Tyler Wilson Molly Ryan Carson

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yan is a national builder, designer, developer, financier and real estate manager specializing in creative real estate solutions for 80 years. Ryan believes in the contribution of the buildings it designs, develops, constructs, finances and manages — not just for their dollar value, but for the benefit they bring to the people who use them and the communities that surround them. Drawing upon its collective expertise, Ryan takes a unified approach to helping customers achieve their project goals. From project conception to completion and beyond, Ryan creates the spaces that bring stories to life.

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1 E. Washington St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 480-947-7772 · reddevelopment.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Mike Ebert, Scott Rehorn, Steve Maun Notable Projects: CityScape, The Shops at Norterra, The Shops at Town & Country, The Shops at Hilton Village

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ViaWest Group

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2390 E. Camelback Rd., #305, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-957-8300 · viawestgroup.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 27 Principal(s): Gary Linhart, Steven Schwarz, Danny Swancey Notable Projects: WND

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Evergreen Devco

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2390 E. Camelback Rd., #410, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-808-8600 · evgre.com Year Est: 1974 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Bruce Pomeroy, Andrew Skipper, Laura Ortiz Notable Projects: Park 28 Apartments; 3rd Avenue and Indian School apartments; Trellis On Bell Road; Litchfield Marketplace

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Vestar

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DEVELOPERS

LGE Design Build

STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We stay true to a history based on family and values; cultivate a culture of respect and service; deliver value by being lean and green; and hire the best people to build lasting relationships. In good times and in bad, for employees and customers, we always do the right thing.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Ryan will continue to pursue market share in office and industrial build-to-suits. We will become far more active in diverse product types, including healthcare, senior living and multifamily, which Ryan has successfully developed and constructed nationally, but only on a limited basis locally.”

354 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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2425 E. Camelback Rd., #750, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-866-0900 · vestar.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 86 Principal(s): Rick Kuhle, David Larcher Notable Projects: Tempe Marketplace, Desert Ridge Marketplace, Happy Valley Towne Center, Crossroads Towne Center

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2375 E. Camelback Rd., #150, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-385-4000 · hines.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Chris Anderson, Brandon Dillingham, Billy Cundiff, Michelle Brown Notable Projects: 24th at Camelback I & II, Renaissance Square, Papago Spectrum, Kierland One, American Airlines, Goodyear Crossing

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1850 N. Central Ave., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-977-2623 · burnsmcd.com Year Est: 1898 AZ Engineers: 64 Principal(s): Patrick Edwards, VP; Matt Brinkman, principal Clients/Projects: APS, SRP, TEP, El Paso Electric, SunZia, BHE, NV Energy, Public Service New Mexico, Recurrent Energy, IENova

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EPS Group

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2045 S. Vineyard Ave., #101, Mesa, AZ 85210 480-503-2250 · epsgroupinc.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Engineers: 31 Principal(s): Elijah Williams, Bryan Kitchen, Mary Kennedy, Brandyn Jones Clients/Projects: Cubs spring training stadium and Riverview Park improvements, Banner Gateway Medical Center, Banner MD Anderson

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SEG (Sustainability Engineering Group)

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8280 E. Gelding Dr., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 588-7226 · azseg.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Engineers: 16 Principal(s): Ali Fakih Clients/Projects: Fry’s Food Store, Kroger, Barclay Group, Toll Brothers, K Hovnanian, Macerich, Ryan Companies, Wood Partners, Kraf Inc.

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AZTEC Engineering Group Inc.

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ENGINEERING: CIVIL, 14 ENGINEERS OR MORE

WOOD, PATEL & ASSOCIATES INC. 1

2051 W. Northern Ave., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-335-8500 · woodpatel.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Engineers: 21 Principal(s): M. Young, J. Minch, J. Campbell, T. Gettings, D. Moore, A. Patel, D. Wood, B. Gofonia

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ood, Patel & Associates, Inc. (Wood/Patel) is a locally owned and operated firm serving Arizona for more than 30 years. Wood/Patel’s team members share a passion for aligning with clients and providing value-added services. This is reflected in Wood/ Patel’s trademark mission: Client Service. Wood/Patel developed its core values, core purpose and strategic anchors to align with personal and professional traits in service to clients. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We set-up our business practice to provide Servant Leadership to support and advance our client’s project goals. We develop an understanding of our client’s burdens in order to find ways to offer solutions that add value.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Our industry remains tied to the economy. The current Washington discussions of infrastructure reinvestment would be a welcome event. As our state continues its recovery, Arizona service firms will face and overcome qualified staff challenges, just as we have done though past years.”

356 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company

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4561 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-454-0402 · aztec.us Year Est: 1992 AZ Engineers: 32 Principal(s): Rafael Valero, president; Robert L. Lemke, Jr., CEO; Scott McKenzie, EVP; Karim Dada, SVP; Curt Slagell, SVP Clients/Projects: ADOT, MCDOT, FCDMC, CAP, I-10/SR303 TI

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Rick Engineering Company

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6150 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-957-3350 · rickengineering.com Year Est: 1955 AZ Engineers: 21 Principal(s): WND Clients/Projects: CVS, ADOT, DR Horton, McDonald’s, Mark-Taylor, Cachet Capital, Maracay Homes, Meritage Homes, Tilton Development

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Dibble Engineering

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last year

7500 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-957-1155 · dibblecorp.com Year Est: 1962 AZ Engineers: 86 Principal(s): Gregory Haggerty, Kent Dibble, Steven Rex Clients/Projects: Cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Chandler, Gilbert, Tucson; FCDMC; ADOT; ASU; Gateway Airport

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Kimley-Horn and Associates

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last year

7740 N. 16th St., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-944-5500 · kimley-horn.com Year Est: 1967 AZ Engineers: 139 Principal(s): M. Hermann, A. Omais Clients/Projects: ADOT, Mayo Clinic, MCDOT, Phoenix, ASU, local and statewide municipalities

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HilgartWilson, LLC

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2141 E. Highland Ave., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-490-0535 · hilgartwilson.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Engineers: 15 Principal(s): Ron Hilgart, PE; Darrell Wilson, PE; Nguyen Lam, PE; Kirk Pangus, PS, CFedS Clients/Projects: CantaMia, Trillium, Trilogy at Verde River, Windrose

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60 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #501, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-968-8814 · www.tylin.com Year Est: 1954 AZ Engineers: 25 Principal(s): Daniel Heller Clients/Projects: Tempe Town Lake Light Rail Bridge, ADOT On-Call Bridge Design, local Fwy. interchanges, Hoover Dam By-pass

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3110 S. Rural Rd., #104, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-237-2708 · redmtnengineering.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Engineers: 1 Principal(s): WND Clients/Projects: Salt River Fields at Talking Sticks, Scottsdale Auto Show, SRPMIC Cultural Repository

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Hoskin Ryan Consultants

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5050 N. 40th St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-252-8384 · hoskinryan.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Engineers: 8 Principal(s): Paul Hoskin, Tom Ryan Clients/Projects: ADOT, MCDOT, Flood Control District of Maricopa County; various local cities, counties, developers and homebuilders

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Bowman Consulting Group Ltd.

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1295 W. Washington St., #108, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-629-8830 · bowmanconsulting.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Engineers: 13 Principal(s): Gary Bowman, Mike Bruen, Troy Peterson Clients/Projects: Southwest Gas, Freeport McMoRan, Town of Queen Creek, City of Phoenix, Safford School District, Communities Southwest

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RITOCH-POWELL & Associates

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ENGINEERING: CIVIL, 13 ENGINEERS OR FEWER

COE & VAN LOO CONSULTANTS INC.

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4550 N. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-264-6831 · cvlci.com Year Est: 1958 AZ Engineers: 13 Principal(s): Ryan Weed, PE

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ince 1958, Coe & Van Loo Consultants, Inc. (CVL) has been Arizona’s leading provider of comprehensive engineering services for commercial, retail, municipal, residential, multifamily and hospitality sectors. With a staff of more than 80, CVL has all the necessary capabilities in-house to support its clients’ project needs and enhance their project experience from feasibility through construction. CVL specializes in civil engineering, land planning, land surveying, storm water management, water/wastewater and landscape architecture. CVL’s overall knowledge of Arizona’s terrain and familiarity with many municipalities contributes to faster approvals and cost-effective solutions. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “What leads our business practice is the unwavering commitment to our clients, employees and innovation. We build trust and reliability over time by consistently delivering on our commitments. We seek out individuals that are dedicated to excellence and continuous growth. We are compassionate to our peers and the community. This is the reason why CVL has been supported by the industry and the community for 60 years.” SURPRISING FACT: “We organize a chicken wing eating contest every year. The winner gets a golden chicken trophy.”

358 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Red Mountain Engineering

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5727 N. 7th St., #120, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-263-1177 · rpaeng.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Engineers: 11 Principal(s): K. Obergh, S. Lewis, F. Henderson, P. Hemingway Clients/Projects: Local, state, federal; utility companies; Native American; architects; developers; international alternative energy

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Southwest Traffic Engineering

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3838 N. Central Ave., #1810, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-266-7983 · southwesttrafficengineering.us Year Est: 2003 AZ Engineers: 5 Principal(s): Andrew Smigielski Clients/Projects: Vestar, Sunbelt, Pinal Land, Land Resources, Meritage, Mattamy, Newland, Bourn, Wentworth, Hillwood, government agencies

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Erickson & Meeks Engineering

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13444 N. 32nd St., #6, Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-569-6593 · emellc.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Engineers: 1 Principal(s): Jeff Erickson, Tom Meeks Clients/Projects: Ryan Companies, DMB, The Alter Group, Butler Design Group, DAVIS, Wentworth Property Company, TopGolf, Opus

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Slater Hanifan Group

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11201 N. Tatum Blvd., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85028 602-687-9664 · shg-inc.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Engineers: 8 Principal(s): Ken Hanifan, Jerry Slater Clients/Projects: The Hutton Company, Newland Communities, DMB Associates, Taylor Morrison, Kitchell Development, Mattamy Homes, VanTrust

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Sunrise Engineering

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2152 S. Vineyard, #123, Mesa, AZ 85210 480-768-8600 · sunrise-eng.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Engineers: 7 Principal(s): Greg Potter, Joel Watson, Dare Dirren, Geoff Child Clients/Projects: WND

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10450 N. 74th St., #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-991-3985 · hunterengineeringpc.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Engineers: 9 Principal(s): Jeff M. Hunter Clients/Projects: PhoenixMart, Sunbelt Holdings, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Prologis Realty Trust, Odysea Aquarium

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2235 W. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202 480-968-0190 · acsservicesllc.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Engineers: 4 Principal(s): Tom Haenfler, Anne-Marie Haenfler Clients/Projects: ADOT, cities of Phoenix and Mesa, Hensel Phelps, UA, AMEC, Nesbitt Contracting, Hunter Contracting, Morgan Taylor Homes

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ATEK

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111 S. Weber Dr., #1, Chandler, AZ 85226 480-659-8065 · atekec.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Engineers: 7 Principal(s): Armando Ortega, PE; Rafael Hernandez, PE Clients/Projects: Twin Arrows resorts, Lewis State Prison, Modern Street Car, Loop 202 South Mountain

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Ninyo & Moore

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ENGINEERING: GEO MATERIAL TESTING

SPEEDIE & ASSOCIATES

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3331 E. Wood St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-997-6391 · speedie.net Year Est: 1980 AZ Engineers: 11 Principal(s): Gregg A. Creaser, Brett P. Creaser, Donald L. Cornelison, Jason C. Wells

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rizona-based Speedie & Associates, founded in 1980, is a consulting engineering firm that specializes in geotechnical, environmental and construction materials testing and special structural inspection services. In addition to its home office and testing laboratory in Phoenix, Speedie & Associates maintains offices and laboratories in Tucson and Flagstaff. As one of Arizona’s few locally owned specialty engineering firms, Speedie & Associates offers a highly qualified staff of more than 125 professional engineers, registered geologists, field and laboratory technicians and support personnel statewide.

IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Record levels of business activity, combined with a scarcity of suitable employee candidates, will result in the continuing increase in engineering costs to clients.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We look forward to another year of controlled growth and will continue to implement technological strategies to support our staff and improve the overall client experience.”

360 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Geotechnical & Environmental Sciences Consultants

3202 E. Harbour Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-243-1600 · ninyoandmoore.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Engineers: 14 Principal(s): S. Nowaczyk, S. Lorenzo, B. Kay, E. Zite, C. Rees, M. Guatney Clients/Projects: Tempe streetcar; Hunt Highway improvements, UA Health Science Innovation Building, Florence FRS; Marana police facility

Terracon

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4685 S. Ash Ave., #H4, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-897-8200 · terracon.com/offices/phoenix Year Est: 1965 AZ Engineers: 12 Principal(s): B. Borchers, T. Anderson, D. Clark, S. Neely, J. Phillips, C. Reynolds Clients/Projects: SRP, Verizon, Apple, Ryan Co., Buesing Corp., City of Phoenix, ADOT, MCDOT, MCCCD

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Western Technologies Inc.

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3737 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-437-3737 · wt-us.com Year Est: 1955 AZ Engineers: 25 Principal(s): R. Marwig, R. Harris, T. Sayers, V. Avilas, B. Castles, P. Feliz, S. Smelser Clients/Projects: PSHIA, NAU, FMI, MCDOT, University of Arizona

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Ricker, Atkinson, McBee, Morman & Assoc.

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2105 S. Hardy Dr., #13, Tempe, AZ 85282 480-921-8100 · rammeng.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Engineers: 6 Principal(s): Ken Ricker, Judy McBee, Shawn Morman Clients/Projects: Glendale spring training facility, South Mountain Community College library, BRT bus stops

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ATC Group Services

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9185 S. Farmer Ave., #111, Tempe, AZ 85284 480-894-2056 · atcgroupservices.com Year Est: 1987 Engineers: 4 Principal(s): Phillip A. Schneider, Ric Morgan, Don Green Clients/Projects: Dams, bridges, towers, low- and high-rise buildings, airports, distribution centers, industrial, stadiums, healthcare

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Gannett Fleming

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COMPANY STRENGTHS: “One of Speedie & Associates greatest strengths is its consistent ability to provide a high-quality engineering experience to its client base.”

ACS Services

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4722 N. 24th St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-553-8817 · gannettfleming.com Year Est: 1986 Engineers: 23 Principal(s): Ron Schreier Clients/Projects: PHX Sky Train, Phoenician Resort Ballroom addition, Greenway Parkway Bridge replacement

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1102 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 602-272-7891 · protex-az.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Engineers: 5 Principal(s): Wes Gage, founder and CEO; Andy Rapier, PE Clients/Projects: K. Hovnanian Homes, Meritage Homes, DR Horton, Pulte Group, Taylor Morrison, Blandford Homes, Robson Communities

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2 last year

720 W. Commerce Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-454-6408 · unitedstr.com Year Est: 2013 AZ Engineers: 4 Principal(s): John Elder, PE, SE; David Grapsas, SE Clients/Projects: United Structural Design has teamed up with Arizona’s finest architects, contractors and developers

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Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc.

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1850 N. Central Ave., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-977-2623 · burnsmcd.com Year Est: 1898 AZ Engineers: 64 Principal(s): Patrick Edwards, VP; Matt Brinkman, principal Clients/Projects: APS, SRP, TEP, El Paso Electric, SunZia, BHE, NV Energy, Public Service New Mexico, Recurrent Energy, IENova

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Schaefer

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300 W. Clarendon Ave., #141, Phoenix, AZ 85013 602-362-1100 · schaefer-inc.com Year Est: 1976 AZ Engineers: WND Principal(s): Steve Schaefer, founder and principal Clients/Projects: March Madness Music Festival 2017, Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare in L.A.

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AZTEC Engineering Group Inc.

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PK ASSOCIATES

CONSULTING STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS LLC

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7434 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-922-8854 · pkastructural.com Year Est: 1992 AZ Engineers: 13 Principal(s): C. Paul, J. Koehler, S. Slonaker, E. Kolstedt, V. Granger, C. Chau

ENGINEERING: STRUCTURAL

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Associates Structural Engineers (PKA) is known for providing the most structurally efficient designs and award-winning structural ingenuity. PKA provides exceptional service to its clients from four offices located in Arizona, Southern California, Texas and Colorado. PKA brings extensive experience across 16 different market sectors and is professionally registered in 49 states. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Our engineers are problem solvers with diverse, creative structural engineering expertise. The PKA design team brings the necessary experience, knowledge of local conditions, excellent relationships with local subcontractors, knowledge of local construction practices, and most importantly - PKA brings value to the project team.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “PKA is looking forward to continued growth in 2018 in all of our office locations especially in our California and Colorado offices. Growth in the architecture, engineering and construction industry has been steadily increasing and PKA continues to exceed client expectations.” SURPRISING FACT: “PKA has a strategic partnership with Pimara Paul Koehler (PPK), a Native American company whose majority owner is a member of the Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community.”

362 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

United Structural Design

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4561 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-454-0402 · aztec.us Year Est: 1992 AZ Engineers: 32 Principal(s): Rafael Valero; president; Robert L. Lemke, Jr., CEO; Scott McKenzie, EVP; Karim Dada, SVP; Curt Slagell, SVP Clients/Projects: ADOT, MCDOT, CAP, SR 303

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DLR Group

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6225 N. 24th St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-381-8580 · dlrgroup.com Year Est: 1966 AZ Engineers: 3 Principal(s): David Boehm, Tom Kramer, Lloyd Ramsey, Sean Ahern, Prem Sundharam, Radames Cocco Clients/Projects: Madison Street Jail, Pinal County Courthouse

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Caruso Turley Scott

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1215 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., #200, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-774-1700 · ctsaz.com Year Est: 1963 AZ Engineers: 54 Principal(s): R. Turley, P. Scott, C. Atkinson, S. Herd, T. Morris, R. Dahlmann, T. Turley, B. Notbohm Clients/Projects: Woolley’s Classic Suites, Banner Health, Mayo Clinic, Alliance Residential, American Campus Communities, Maricopa County

Starling Madison Lofquist

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5224 S. 39th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-438-2500 · smleng.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Engineers: 7 Principal(s): Ronald Starling, owner Clients/Projects: Prescott Courthouse

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Bingham Engineering Consultants

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13416 N. 32nd St., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-971-3033 · binghameng.com Year Est: 1976 AZ Engineers: WND Principal(s): Daniel Bingham, president Clients/Projects: WND

10 A. V. Schwan & Associates last year

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6000 E. Thomas Rd., #1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 602-265-4331 · avschwan.com Year Est: 1969 AZ Engineers: 3 Principal(s): Stephen Schwan Clients/Projects: Westcor, Bashas’, Shamrock Foods, Harkins Theatres, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Goodyear spring training facility

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2 last year

2400 W. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202 480-425-7777 · chasse.us Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 90 Principal(s): Barry Chasse, president Notable Projects: Cedar Crossing

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Ryan Companies US

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JOHNSON CARLIER

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738 S. 52nd St., Tempe, AZ 85281 602-275-2222 · johnsoncarlier.com Year Est: 1921 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Chris Johnson, CEO; Tom Harrison, senior vice president and managing director; Tyler Wilson, vice president

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GREEN BUILDERS

ohnson Carlier is a third-generation, full-service Arizona-based contractor known for quality work, personalized communication and thorough attention to detail. Johnson Carlier provides construction management, general contracting, construction manager at risk and design/build services. Since it was founded in 1921, Johnson Carlier has left its mark on the Phoenix area with hundreds of successful projects, especially in its most robust markets, including automotive, food and beverage, distribution, higher education, hospitality and healthcare. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We make it our aim to support our people to reach beyond what they thought possible to be part of something great. We are committed to a culture of achievement. Achieving goals and keeping our promises creates significance and enjoyment in our careers. Our empowered team builds with integrity, skill and passion.”

364 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Adolfson & Peterson Construction

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Kitchell

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1707 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-222-5300 · kitchell.com Year Est: 1950 AZ Staff: 357 Principal(s): Dan Pierce, president; Jim Swanson, CEO Notable Projects: Phoenix Children’s Hospital Central Utility Plant, Rough Rock Community School, Mountain Ranch Marketplace

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CORE Construction

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3036 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-494-0800 · coreconstruction.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 145 Principal(s): Jim Jacobs Notable Projects: WND

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DPR Construction

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222 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-808-0500 · dpr.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 154 Principal(s): Derrick Kirkland, business unit leader Notable Projects: DPR Construction Phoenix regional office: first net-zero energy building in Arizona and certified by ILFI

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McCarthy Building Companies

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6225 N. 24th St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-449-4700 · mccarthy.com Year Est: 1979 AZ Staff: 330 Principal(s): Justin Kelton, Southwest region president Notable Projects: Sky Harbor T4 to T3 Sky Train, Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility Phase III Expansion, OdySea Aquarium

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Layton Construction

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IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “People are any company’s single most treasured asset. With the construction climate as hot as it is, it is critical to be selective and careful that we hire and retain the right people and be disciplined not to hire just to fill a need.”

3900 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-322-6100 · ryancompanies.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 150 Principal(s): R. Collins, C. Carefoot, M. Beal, J. Wage, T. Pellegrino, R Montague Notable Projects: Marina Heights, McKesson, Farmers Insurance, The Willa, Generations at Pinnacle Peak, Arizona Oncology, GoDaddy, Amkor

5002 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-345-8700 · a-p.com Year Est: 1946 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Mike Bontrager, senior vice president Notable Projects: Desert Edge High School Phase II, Devine Legacy on Central, Engel Hall at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

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Chasse Building Team

2355 E. Camelback Rd., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-840-8655 · laytonconstruction.com Year Est: 1953 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Andrew Geier, EVP; David Blaser, EVP Notable Projects: Mesa Arts Center, Cabela’s, Consolidated Rental Car Facility at Sky Harbor, City of Phoenix North Transfer Station

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6915 W. Frye Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 480-785-9911 · brycon.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Bryant W. Lemon, Sr.; Bill Lemon; Peggy S. Lemon Notable Projects: Air Products, ASU, Stryker, Maricopa County, Sub-Zero, Sky Harbor Airport, Goodyear Airport, Microchip, City of Phoenix

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CBI Exceeds $1 Billion in Bonds Issued in 2017 Constructors Bonding continues to grow! Executed bonds in 2017 surpass One Billion Dollars in surety guarantees of all types including:

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455 N. 3rd St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-265-2200 · smithgroupjjr.com Year Est: 1973 AZ Staff: 128 Principal(s): Brad Woodman, Mark Adams, Michelle Romero Notable Projects: GM Austin IT Innovation Center, Mobile Mini headquarters and call center, Caterpillar Surface Mining, Axon headquarters

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FM Solutions

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4001 N. 3rd St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-265-7900 · fmsolutions.net Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 47 Principal(s): Curtis L. Slife, AIA, NCARB, CFM, SFP, IFMA Fellow Notable Projects: Arizona Public Services headquarters, Clear Channel office, Sojourner Center, Southwestern Eye Center

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Bar Napkin Production

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2828 N. Central Ave., #1300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-492-9494 · bnp-llc.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Haley Balzano, Jeffrey Rausch Notable Projects: Ariz. Cardinals, Hyatt, Atlasta Catering, Harkins, Tom’s Tavern, 21 Cakes, Portland Seafood Co, Tilted Kilt, Henry’s Tavern

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Dick & Fritsche Design Group

INTERIOR DESIGN FIRMS: 23 STAFF OR MORE

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4545 E. McKinley St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-954-9060 · dfdg.com Year Est: 1970 AZ Staff: 23 Principal(s): J. Dick, M. Schmitt, D. Orndorff, C. Billings, B. Tomasek Notable Projects: CGCC Coyote Center; UA South Parking Garage, PVCC Aquila Hall, Peoria Sports, ASU Health Solutions Innovation Center

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Deutsch Architecture Group

201 E. Washington St., #750, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-523-4900 · gensler.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Beth Harmon-Vaughan, Jay Silverberg Dawn Hart

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ensler is a global architecture, design and strategic planning firm with more than 5,000 professionals in 44 locations worldwide. With a long-standing presence in Arizona, Gensler’s commitment and expertise in the market has been continually recognized by its industry and peers. The Phoenix office has been the recipient of more than 50 recent design awards, including projects in practice areas such as corporate office, health and wellness, education, sports and civic/municipal facilities. Gensler’s clients are remarkably diverse: large and small, private and public, for-profit and nonprofit. Gensler helps them grow, sustain and transform through the power of design. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “At Gensler, we know that success begins and ends with our clients. Through exceptional leadership and true collaboration, we deliver design excellence at every scale, for every project.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Important to the experience economy, we are seeing further emphasis on creating dynamic places that engage people’s emotions. Gensler’s recent Experience Index white paper discusses the importance of designing for an enhanced user experience, resulting in thoughtful projects that resonate with those who interact and inhabit each space.”

366 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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4600 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-840-2929 · 2929.com Year Est: 1981 AZ Staff: 23 Principal(s): Bernie Deutsch, David Calcaterra, Fred Deutsch Notable Projects: Ocotillo Village Health Club, OdySea Aquarium, Creative Designs in Lighting, SRP, Shamrock Foods, Dolphinaris, Inteplast

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DLR Group

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6225 N. 24th St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-381-8580 · dlrgroup.com Year Est: 1912 AZ Staff: 86 Principal(s): David Boehm, senior principal; Premnath Sundharam, Sean Rosebrugh, Tom Kramer, Lloyd Ramsey Notable Projects: West-MEC NE Campus, Phoenix College Allied Health School, Tucson Medical Center, Arizona Department of Corrections

DAVIS

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74 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #200, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-638-1100 · thedavisexperience.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 39 Principal(s): M. Davis, L. Davis, R. Carder Notable Projects: Marina Heights, Portland on the Park, Alliance Bank, Ditech, The Grand at Papago, RendezVous Flats

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Corgan

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1850 N. Central Ave., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-302-6400 · corgan.com Year Est: 1938 AZ Staff: 39 Principal(s): Shawn Rush Notable Projects: Isagenix headquarters, Iasis Healthcare, JDA Software headquarters, Vincere Cancer Center

10 Allen + Philp Architects-Interiors last year

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7154 East Stetson Dr., 4th floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480.990.2800 · allenphilp.com Year Est: 1976 AZ Staff: 23 Principal(s): Kenneth L. Allen, Mark A. Philp, Dino Ortis, Matthew J. Kosednar Notable Projects: Mountain Shadows, Valley Ho, Sanctuary Resort, Maravilla Senior Living, Hacienda at the Canyon, Omni Montelucia

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820 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-659-5930 · formdesignstudio.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Jose Martinez Notable Projects: Village Health Club, Copper Ridge Tennis Club, Fisher Creative, Babbo Italian Eatery, Nova Home Loans, Grand Canyon Title

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DPA Architects

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7272 E. Indian School Rd., #214, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-941-4222 · dpaarchitects.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: 15 Principal(s): Justin Page, John Szafran, Todd Trainor, Allan Johns Notable Projects: HonorHealth, Darden, Sun Health, Microchip Technology, Hopdoddy, APS, SRP, Thirsty Lion, Red Development, NP Note

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Krause Interior Architecture Inc.

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2141 E. Camelback Rd., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-867-2200 · krauseaz.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): Brad W. Krause Notable Projects: Riester, Troon Golf, Safelite, Meadows Bank, Honor Health, DF Enterprises, VEREIT, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

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Archicon Architecture & Interiors

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INTERIOR DESIGN FIRMS: 22 STAFF OR FEWER

MCCARTHY NORDBURG, LTD.

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2850 E. Camelback Rd., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-955-4499 · mccarthynordburg.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 13 Principal(s): Lisa Bentley, Jennifer Wallace-Sasek, Bruce Kroll

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cCarthy Nordburg creates architectural interiors that positively affect the performance, productivity, safety, health and well-being of the individual and thus the company itself. The company’s reputation is based upon executing good, workable design through meticulous attention to detail and without exceeding budgetary requirements. By designing for its clients rather than for themselves, McCarthy Nordburg’s product expresses the personality, character and parameters of the organization - not merely a signature design. As Phoenix matures as a large, major city, McCarthy Nordburg is expanding to meet the needs of businesses, locally and globally. STRENGTHS OF STAFF: “We are a boutique firm of team players that each bring various contributions and strengths to the common goal of elevating and growing the firm. There is an entrepreneurial spirit in the studio, which is why the firm has thrived and consistently been in the Top 10 rankings.” SURPRISING FACT: “Our team is comprised of individuals that span five generations, enjoy several athletic activities, fierce/friendly competitors on game day, brewers of beer and animal lovers. We have enough pets for a small farm and a few dogs enjoy a Friday afternoon in the office.”

368 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

FoRM Design Studio Ltd.

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5055 E. Washington St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-222-4266 · archicon.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: 22 Principal(s): Jere W.Planck, Paul G. Sarantes Notable Projects: Proctor & Gamble, Elements Massage, AZ Center for Hand Surgery, Copper State Fire Protection, C2 Tactical, Southwest Gas

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evolution design inc.

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51 W. 3rd St., #115, Tempe, AZ 85281 480-921-0880 · evolutiondesigninc.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 16 Principal(s): R. Thomas, S. Thomas, A. Givens, J. Lear Notable Projects: Voya Financial, The Quad, The Circuit, Centuri Construction, Matson Money, Santander, Southwest Behavioral Health

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ADM Group Inc.

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2100 W. 15th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-285-3800 · admgroupinc.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 19 Principal(s): Ben P. Barcon, Nina Sheriff Notable Projects: Phoenix Coding Academy, Sonoran Foothills School, Shadow Mountain High School Performing Arts Center

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Loewen Design Group

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5110 N. 44th St., #L200-101, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-954-0097 Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 4 Principal(s): Tami Loewen Notable Projects: Marriott Renaissance Phoenix, Dust Cutter, Planet Hollywood Resort, Enchantment Resort, Hamilton Turner Inn, Raphael Hotel

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Phoenix Design One

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80 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #101, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-254-3558 · p-d-o.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Staff: 22 Principal(s): Fred Messner, Kerri Swischuk, Victoria Fearey, Jennie Mayer Notable Projects: Republic Services, SkySong 4, ASU Foundation, Arizona Center Improvements, Herb Box-Phoenix, Ryan Companies, iFactor

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5001 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-744-3660 · cuningham.com Year Est: 1968 AZ Staff: 12 Principal(s): WND Notable Projects: Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner University Medical Center, Hamad Hospital Expansion, Barnhart Cancer Center

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Thanking our clients and partners for the 17 years of award winning designs. Ranking Arizona: Hall of Fame

820 South Farmer Avenue Tempe Arizona 85281 formdesignstudio.com 480-659-5930


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2045 S. Vineyard Ave., #101, Mesa, AZ 85210 480-503-2250 · epsgroupinc.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 180 Principal(s): Elijah Williams, Bryan Kitchen, Mary Kennedy, Brandyn Jones Projects/Clients: ASU Williams Field Road Master Plan Study, MD Anderson Healing Garden, Phoenix Zoo Fruit and Vegetable Learning Garden

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AZTEC Engineering Group

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4561 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-454-0402 · aztec.us Year Est: 1992 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Rafael Valero, president; Robert L. Lemke, Jr., CEO; Scott McKenzie, EVP; Karim Dada, SVP; Curt Slagell, SVP Projects/Clients: ADOT, MCDOT, FCDMC, CAP

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Norris Design

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COLLECTIV LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

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1426 N. 2nd St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-358-7711 · collectivla.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Ryan Wilt, Jim Smith

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ollectiV Landscape Architects (previously Vollmer & Associates) will be celebrating 30 years in the Valley. CollectiV Landscape Architects believes in increasing the value and aesthetics of land through team collaboration, communication and direct principal-to-client involvement. CollectiV Landscape Architects has a team of great professionals that allows it to be large enough to effectively tackle large master plans, but small enough to provide hands-on attention to each project. Design services include site planning, conceptual design, as well as hardscape, lighting, planting and irrigation. The ability to design and cross-reference these elements in-house allows CollectiV Landscape Architects to bring efficiency and value to each project. Notable projects include DMB (Verrado and Victory), SALT, Farmer Arts District, City of Tempe, Sunbelt Holdings (Norterra, PV303 and La Estancia), Anthem at Merrill Ranch, Camelot Homes and New Home Company. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We understand the market, regional sensitivity, and strong client relationships that gives us a great foundation to effectively produce outstanding projects. We understand construction budgets and the end user. We also pride ourselves in great looking and concise construction documents to fulfill our client’s goals.”

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EPS Group, Inc.

4450 N. 12th St., #236, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-254-9600 · norris-design.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: 27 Principal(s): Alan Beaudoin, Mary Estes, Jason Kuklinski, Joel Thomas, Stacey Weaks Projects/Clients: Market Street, Crescent Highland, Banner Health, HonorHealth, UA Honors College, Tempe Skyview, NAU CAT, LINK PHX

LVA Urban Design Studio

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120 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-994-0994 · lvadesign.com Year Est: 1981 AZ Staff: 21 Principal(s): Steven Voss Projects/Clients: Sanctuary, Taylor-Morrison, Vela, Transwestern, Madison Vista, Ryland, Citrine, JLB, Calliandra Estates,Toll Bros.

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AndersonBaron

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50 N. McClintock Dr., #1, Chandler, AZ 85226 480-699-7956 · andersonbaron.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Brett Anderson, Andrew Baron, Charles Anderson Projects/Clients: DMB, Sunbelt, Land Resources, El Dorado Holdings, Rise, Danrick, Pulte, Taylor Morrison, Mattamy, KB, CalAtlantic, Shea

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SmithGroupJJR

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455 N. Third St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-265-2200 · smithgroupjjr.com Year Est: 1973 AZ Staff: 140 Principal(s): Brad Woodman, Mike Faulkner, Rick Jones Projects/Clients: ASU College Ave., Scottsdale Fraesfield and Granite Mountain trailheads, Ak-Chin Farrell Road, Pueblo Grande Entry

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The Design Element PLLC

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2211 E. Highland Ave., #120, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-244-1970 · thedesignelementla.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 4 Principal(s): Jeffery Anderson, Marc Beyer Projects/Clients: Marina Heights, The Grand at Papagp, Norterra, DAVIS, Catellus, Lincoln Property Company, Wentworth Properties, ViaWest Property Company

Studio DPA

P.O. Box 7999, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-568-6606 · studiodpa.com Year Est: 2014 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Andrea Pedersen, Tim Daugherty Projects/Clients: Scottsdale Norte, Navarro Groves, The Meadows in Peoria

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6225 N. 24th St., #250, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-381-8580 · dlrgroup.com Year Est: 1912 AZ Staff: 67 Principal(s): David Boehm, senior principal; Premnath Sundharam; Lloyd Ramsey; Sean Rosebrugh; Tom Kramer Projects/Clients: Phoenix College, Paradise Valley Unified School District, City of Phoenix, Arizona Department of Corrections

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Teams you can trust. Solutions you can count on. Utilizing an interactive and multi-disciplinary approach, EPS Group challenges current trends to create balanced and sustainable designs that are functional, economical, and enhance the quality of our communities.

epsgroupinc.com LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE | PLANNING | CIVIL ENGINEERING | LAND SURVEY | CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Residential | Healthcare | Commercial | Education | Sports & Recreation | Mixed-Use | Multi-Family | Federal | Native | Public | Civic | Worship


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428 E. Thunderbird Rd., #144, Phoenix, AZ 85022 602-843-1310 · sdl-az.com Year Est: 2005 AZ Staff: 148 Principal(s): Brian Connolly CEO; David Corley CFO Projects/Clients: GoDaddy, Gainey Ranch, Rivulon, Chandler Viridian, Ocotillo Restaurant, The Commons, The Muse, Troon

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DHM Landscaping

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623 W. Commerce, Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-250-6311 · dhm-llc.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Brandon J. Conroy, Paul C. Stringer Projects/Clients: WND

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AME Landscape Companies

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1403 W. Scott Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-558-3160 · amelandscape.com Year Est: 1973 AZ Staff: 250+ Principal(s): Mike Garduno, Sr.; Lisa Garduno Projects/Clients: Pinnacles at Kierland, Sky Harbor Towers, Biltmore Financial, Glendale Preparatory Academy, Scottsdale Waterfront

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Agave Environmental Contracting

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GROUNDS CONTROL, LLC

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2960 E. Elwood St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-304-0304 · groundscontrol.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 175 Principal(s): Todd Huston, owner and president; Kellie Huston, contract and finance manager; Tom Beckley, VP of construction

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rounds Control was first established in 1974 under the name of Terrain Systems, Inc. Over the next 40 years, the company went through a few ownership and name changes. In 2016, Todd Huston, an employee of the company for 27 years, was offered the opportunity to purchase the company and he jumped at the chance. With his purchase came an incredible staff with more than 200 years of construction management experience. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “The team at Grounds Control, LLC has not only a strong culture in our industry, but an incredible passion for bringing a blueprint to life. We absolutely understand our role in building the architects’ and clients’ dream landscape. Being consistent with our installs and understanding each project’s demands separates us from most.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “With our strong reputation and leadership in our industry, Grounds Control, LLC expects not only solid growth, but increased opportunities with the economy strengthening.” SURPRISING FACT: “We have employees that have spent their entire working career with our company. When a company has crew members that have worked for 30 years — and counting — in a field laborer position, we must be doing something right.”

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Service Direct Landscape

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1634 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-254-1464 · agave-inc.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 100+ Principal(s): G. Robert Brown, Michael McMahon Projects/Clients: Victory At Verrado, Vistancia, Estrella Mountain Ranch, numerous HOA construction and native plant salvage jobs

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Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management

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741 N. Monterey St., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-545-9755 · caretakerlandscape.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 285 Principal(s): Matt White Projects/Clients: ASU Research Park, American Leadership Academy, Living Spaces, Anthem at Merrill Ranch, Vistancia, Kensington Estates

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AAA Landscape

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3747 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-437-2690 · aaalandscape.com Year Est: 1975 AZ Staff: 512 Principal(s): Robert and Richard Underwood, Michael Walter Projects/Clients: Phoenix Convention Center, CityScape, City North, UA Underwood Memorial Garden, Rancho Sahuarita, Gilbert LDS Temple

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HMS Landscapes

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Horticultural Management Systems

6107 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-268-1809 · hmslandscape.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Staff: 65 Principal(s): Robert and Rebecca Levardo Projects/Clients: Macerich, Kroger, Transwestern, Arizona Commercial Management, Knight and Associates, Nationwide Insurance

SiteWorks

2915 W. Fairview St., Chandler, AZ 85224 480-820-1600 · siteworksllc.net Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: 150+ Principal(s): Don McIntyre, Chris Malham, Rob Spoor, Steve Hoover Projects/Clients: Cubs spring trainingfacility, Hunt, Ryan, DMB, Ashton Woods, Talking Stick Resort, RED Development

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2926 E. Illini St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 844-235-7778 · brightview.com Year Est: 1985 AZ Staff: 60 Principal(s): Steve Titus, Regional VP Projects/Clients: WND

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741 N. Monterey St., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-545-9755 · caretakerlandscape.com Year Est: 1988 Crews: WND Principal(s): Matt White Special Services: Landscape maintenance and development, tree management, arborist services, water management, irrigation, enhancements

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Grounds Control

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DHM Landscaping

From left: Ernie Uranga, chief estimator; Patricio Morales, construction supervisor; Jason Bloom, account manager; and Tony Acosta, director of client relations. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

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623 W. Commerce, Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-250-6311 · dhm-llc.com Year Est: 2009 Crews: 6 Principal(s): Brandon J. Conroy, Paul C. Stringer Special Services: Grounds maintenance, landscape renovation & installation, weed control, irrigation & water maintenance, arbor care

AGAVE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTING, INC.

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Pure Landscape

1634 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-254-1464 · agave-inc.com Year Est: 1990 Crews: 15 Principal(s): Michael McMahon, G. Robert Brown

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2960 E. Elwood St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-304-0304 · groundscontrol.com Year Est: 2016 Crews: 45 Principal(s): Todd Huston, president; Kellie Huston, contracts; Daniel Monson, director of ops. Special Services: Full service maintenance company including, landscape management, enhancements, tree management/trimming, weed control

1403 W. Scott Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-558-3160 · amelandscape.com Year Est: 1973 Crews: 250+ Principal(s): Mike Garduno, Sr.; Lisa Garduno Special Services: Landscape maintenance, landscape construction, weed and pest control, landscape architecture and design, water management

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Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management Inc.

ince 1990, Agave has proven itself as experts in landscape installation, landscape maintenance and native plant salvage. Agave Environmental Contracting, Inc. has a long-standing reputation for quality workmanship and commitment to service as a leader in the landscape industry in Arizona. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Quality work and a trained staff that are attentive to detail are two of the strengths that have helped us earn this ranking. Loyal clients and staff have also helped.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Like many of the service industries here in Arizona, our greatest challenge has been and will continue to be the Valley’s need for skilled labor. This need has already impacted our industry, making it more difficult to have quickly established and trained crews.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We have planned and updated much of our electronic tracking, landscape management and client services packages, which has prepared us for an expected successful 2018.” SURPRISING FACT: “We are truly a multifaceted landscape contractor which also holds a general contractors license. We built and started Agave Farms, an urban garden located in the downtown area of Phoenix.”

374 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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116 E. Western Ave., Goodyear, AZ 85338 623-444-2700 · purelandscape.com Year Est: 2008 Crews: WND Principal(s): Anesia St. Clair Special Services: Office, industrial, retail, medical, hospitality, education, churches, weed control, tree work, irrigation, SLM practices

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Service Direct Landscape

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428 E. Thunderbird Rd., #144, Phoenix, AZ 85022 602-843-1310 · sdl-az.com Year Est: 2005 Crews: 42 Principal(s): Brian Connolly, CEO; David Corley, CFO Special Services: Landscape maintenance, tree management, weed control, irrigation and water management, arbor care, GPS mapping, design

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AAA Landscape

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3747 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-437-2690 · aaalandscape.com Year Est: 1975 Crews: 100+ Principal(s): Robert Underwood, Richard Underwood, Michael Walter Special Services: Full-service commercial landscapecompany, design/ build, construction install, maintenance

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Berghoff Design Group

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7000 E. McDowell Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480-481-3433 · berghoffdesign.com Year Est: 1997 Crews: WND Principal(s): Jeff Berghoff Special Services: Residential landscape services with an unyielding passion for landscape design, landscape construction and maintenance

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7706 E. Acoma Dr., #3, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-948-4485 · azmetroscapes.com Year Est: 1979 Crews: WND Principal(s): WND Special Services: Irrigation management, weed control, tree services, lawn/ landscape care and renovations

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5332 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85205 480-354-6809 · graniteexpress.com Year Est: 1998 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Kelly Shepherd Special Services: Decorative rocks, specialty products, geosystems

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Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock

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7540 N. 67th Ave., #A, Glendale, AZ 85301 602-353-1020 · cuttingedgecurbing.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 48 Principal(s): WND Special Services: Boulders, dirt, decorative rock, sand, top soil, mulch, seed, pavers, flagstone, sod, turf, block and more

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All Star Materials

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7243 N. El Mirage Rd., Glendale, AZ 85307 623-535-1219 · allstar-materials.com Year Est: 1991 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Clinton Betenbough, president Special Services: Natural landscaping materials that add beauty and value to a property

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Arizona Decorative Rock A Star Nursery Company

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From left: Justin Remington, Erik Nagli, Ken Ward, Jonathan Ferry, Jim Johnson, Monica DePriest, Amanda Dresser, Pat Hudgins, Marco Vazqez, Michael Dominguez. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

PIONEER LANDSCAPE CENTERS

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2305 S. Higley Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85295 480-279-0002 · pioneerlandscapecenters.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Sagi Cohen, CEO; Kevin Guzior, VP of marketing and business development

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ioneer Landscape Centers is the leading landscape and hardscape materials supplier in the United States. In serving its customers over the last 50 years, Pioneer Landscape Centers has become a destination that includes 30 retail distribution centers, 23 quarries and several production facilities. Pioneer continues to grow, not just to better serve homeowners, but to provide additional value to contractors, builders, municipalities and businesses across the country through its professional commercial, wholesale and civil construction divisions.

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1141 N. Lake Havasu Ave., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 928-505-5255 · azdecorock.com Year Est: 2016 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): A Star Nursery Company Special Services: Great selection of hardscape material that can dress up any desert landscape, crushed rock, boulders, flagstone, wall rock

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Grand Materials & Supply

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11039 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020 623-875-1000 · grandmaterials.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Special Services: WND

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D & D Materials

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7575 S. Old Vail Rd., Tucson, AZ 85747 520-664-9240 · danddmaterials.com Year Est: WND AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Special Services: WND

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A & A Materials Inc.

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10333 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85256 480-990-0557 · aamaterialsinc.com Year Est: 1966 AZ Staff: 21 Principal(s): Jack Ricedorff, president Special Services: Delivers dirt, rocks, gravel, boulders

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Fuzzy’s Materials

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STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Great product and installation training, best in class customer service and accountability are major differentiators for Pioneer.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We continue to be bullish on the Arizona market and would like to see infrastructure investments in Metro Phoenix and Tucson.” SURPRISING FACT: “Pioneer was founded in Colorado in 1968 by Gary Schnurr with one dump truck, and to this day, we are the still the only farm-to-table quarry, logistics and retail yard in the market.”

376 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Granite Express

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8200 E. Long Mesa Dr., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 928-775-4128 · fuzzysmaterials.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Special Services: Comprehensive selection of decorative rock, sand, gravel and flagstone slabs

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4960 S. Delaware Dr., Apache Junction, AZ 85120 480-696-5799 · azrockdepot.com Year Est: 0 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Garren Foster Special Services: Delivery of landscape rocks across the Valley

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3235 N. Arizona Ave., #D10, Chandler, AZ 85225 480-926-7700 · arizonapaintingcompany.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 100 Principal(s): Joe Campbell, Joe Miller, Doug Caris Services: Commercial painting servicing both Phoenix and Tucson

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Palo Verde Painting

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911 W. Seldon Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-944-1141 · paloverdepainting.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: 6-10 Principal(s): Ross Thompson, Jr., manager Services: Residential and commercial painting, serving property management, retail, schools and custom homes

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Ganado Painting and Wallcovering, Inc.

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102 S. River Dr., #104, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-454-1295 · ganadopainting.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 40 Principal(s): Danny Thomas, Cesar Palacios Services: Commercial painting and wallcovering throughout Arizona, specializing in hospitals, schools, churches and industrial buildings

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Ghaster Painting & Coatings, Inc.

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The company’s motto is “Do it White the first time.” ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

DANNY WHITE PAINTING, INC.

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1911 W. Cheryl Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-942-2244 · dannywhitepainting.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 45 Principal(s): Danny White

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PAINTING & COATING

anny White Painting, Inc. has been serving the Valley for more than 17 years. Danny White Painting specializes in commercial and industrial painting, using environmentally friendly products and the latest techniques. Danny White Painting strives to establish and sustain long-lasting relationships with its clients, based on trust, quality and consistency. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We put forth our best effort into every project. We make sure that everything is done right and according to not only our standards, but the standards of our clients and customers. We’re not happy with our work until they are.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “We are seeing a much bigger partnership in the painting industry between our paint reps and our company. We believe by having a much stronger relationship between our vendors and us, it will not only improve the work environment, but how we can move through projects and better assist our customers.” SURPRISING FACT: “It may surprise some that we do not advertise. Our business thrives on referrals and word-ofmouth recommendations.”

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Arizona Painting Company

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3120 W. Carefree Hwy., #1, Phoenix, AZ 85086 602-277-8541 · ghasterpaintinginc.com Year Est: 1975 AZ Staff: 35 Principal(s): Brad A. Ghaster, president Services: Commercial and industrial painting, interior and exterior painting, occupied offices and retail buildings

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Pete King Construction

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11040 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029 602-944-4441 · petekingaz.com Year Est: 1943 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Jeffery King, president Services: Commercial metal stud framing, drywall and painting

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Rowley Plastering

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3641 S. 36th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-437-1083 · rowleyplastering.com Year Est: 1947 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Steve Bork, president Services: Full-service lath and stucco installation, commercial and residential

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SX Paint and Resurfacing

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5021 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-501-0408 · sxresurfacing.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Justin French Services: Interior and exterior painting, drywall repair, minor construction on residential and commercial projects

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Dallas Professional Painting

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23335 N. 18th Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-337-4070 · dallaspropainting.com Year Est: WND AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Services: WND

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501 N. 37th Dr., #105, Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-278-9317 · phoenixpaintinganddrywall.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Matt White, Chris McCarty Services: Paints commercial interiors and exteriors in all phases of development — new builds, tenant improvements and repaints

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2777 E. Camelback Rd., #230, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-994-8155 · avisonyoung.com Year Est: 2016 Properties Managed: 62 Principal(s): David Genovese, Julie Johnson, Alexandra Loye, Mark Seale Specialties: Manages commercial property, including office, retail and industrial; professional associations with a focus on healthcare

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Ryan Companies US

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3900 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-322-6100 · ryancompanies.com Year Est: 1994 Properties Managed: 35; 4,586,728 SF Principal(s): Alisa Timm, Anna Riley, Rick Collins Specialties: Integrated third-party management, value enhancement, repositioning, due diligence, construction management, engineering,

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Newmark Knight Frank Management

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2398 E. Camelback Rd., #950, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602.952.3800 · ngkf.com Year Est: 1977 Properties Managed: WND Principal(s): Kimberly J. Hood, regional director of management services, West Specialties: Building operations and maintenance, property accounting, construction project management, contract management

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CBRE

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2575 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-735-5555 · cbre.us/phoenix Year Est: 1952 Properties Managed: 140 Principal(s): Andi St. John Specialties: Property management, tenant relations, technical services, facilities management, project management, energy, sustainability

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES INC.

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Shelton-Cook

2323 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-966-2301 · cpiaz.com Year Est: 1981 Properties Managed: 181 Principal(s): Cecil Yates, B. Ruddle, L. Breinholt, T. Breinholt

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Avison Young

ommercial Properties, Inc., (CPI) is a full-service brokerage and property management firm for all product types. From property sales to filling vacancies, from working with developers on new projects to helping business owners find the right space, CPI does it all. Currently, CPI provides property management and receivership services to more than 11.2 million square feet under management. If you need an exceptional brokerage firm to assist you with your commercial real estate needs, look no further than CPI. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “With over 35 years of experience, CPI knows the importance of exceeding expectations of tenants and building strong, lasting relationships. We aggressively work toward reducing operating expenses and increasing cash flow for our clients. Each of our portfolio managers is a licensed real estate professional with relevant industry experience. Our managers are attentive and highly responsive to the individual needs of our clients, as well as our tenants.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The impact of the online consumer and online purchasing could affect our retail buildings, creating potential vacancies. However, this will potentially create redevelopment opportunities within the commercial real estate industry.”

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2850 E. Camelback Rd., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-474-3555 · Shelton-Cook.com Year Est: 1984 Properties Managed: 131 Principal(s): Tom Shelton, Pam Shelton, Scott Cook Specialties: Apartments, single-family and HOA

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Arcadia Management Group

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3550 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-955-4700 · aracadiamgmt.com Year Est: 1986 Properties Managed: WND Principal(s): Gary Shaw, Jr., president Specialties: Accounting/reporting, construction management, due diligence, inspections, insurance, lease administration and compliance

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Cushman & Wakefield

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2555 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-954-9000 · cushmanwakefield.com Year Est: 1987 Properties Managed: 140 Principal(s): Sue Cannon, LEED green associate, SVP, property management; Bryon R. Carney, market leader Specialties: Asset services of commercial properties

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De Rito Partners

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9120 E. Talking Stick Way, #E1, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-834-8500 · derito.com Year Est: 1992 Properties Managed: 30 Principal(s): Martin W. De Rito Specialties: Contract services, improvement services, tenant relations, accounting

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8300 N. Hayden Rd., #A-200, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-368-0111 · azpre.com Year Est: 1994 Properties Managed: WND Principal(s): Mark C. Burns, Bruce Shapiro Specialties: WND

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2325 E. Camelback Rd., #1100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-778-6000 · vereit.com Year Est: 2012 AZ Staff: 290 Principal(s): Glenn Rufrano, CEO Specialties: Owns and actively manages a diversified portfolio of singletenant retail, restaurant, office and industrial real estate assets

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Healthcare Trust of America

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16435 N. Scottsdale Rd., #320, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-998-3478 · htareit.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 75 Principal(s): Scott D. Peters, chairman, CEO and president Specialties: Largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the country

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Artisan Real Estate Group

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3239 W. Lone Cactus Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-644-1280 · artisanrealestategroup.com Year Est: 2010 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Robert Jeffery, Beatrix Wagner Specialties: Commercial real estate, residential real estate, distressed assets, trustee sales

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Whitestone REIT

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S|T|O|R|E CAPITAL

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8377 E. Hartford Dr., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-256-1100 · storecapital.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: 80 Principal(s): Christopher H. Volk, president and CEO

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|T|O|R|E is an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is the leader in the acquisition, investment and management of Single Tenant Operational Real Estate. S|T|O|R|E is one of the largest and fastest-growing net-lease REITs. What makes S|T|O|R|E Capital so special is that it is helping to meet an acute need for efficient long-term real estate capital. S|T|O|R|E’s customers are mid-sized and larger real estate-intensive companies across the service, retail and manufacturing sectors of the economy. S|T|O|R|E provides net-lease solutions to help these businesses more efficiently finance their profit-center real estate.

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COMPANY STRENGTHS: “S|T|O|R|E is deeply passionate about being the leader in middle-market real estate capital solutions. We pride ourselves on providing superior investment origination, investment underwriting, investment documentation, portfolio management and financial reporting and treasury.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “S|T|O|R|E owns about $6 billion of real estate assets. However, we are not about the real estate. The real estate is a byproduct of our relationship with our customers. And being customer-centric sets us apart.”

382 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

VEREIT, Inc.

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20789 N. Pima Rd., #210, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 866-789-7348 · whitestonereit.com Year Est: 2007 AZ Staff: 19 Principal(s): James C. Mastandrea, chairman and CEO Specialties: REIT that owns, manages, operates, leases and repositions and redevelops value-add community-centered properties

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Sand Capital

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5725 N. Scottsdale Rd., #C195, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-949-9011 · sandcapital.net Year Est: 1963 AZ Staff: 8 Principal(s): Jay D. Stein, David Eskenazi Specialties: Property types include retail, office, industrial and mixed-use, with a strong emphasis on value-add retail

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ViaWest Group

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2390 E. Camelback Rd., #305, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-957-8300 · viawestgroup.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Gary Linhart, Steven Schwarz, Danny Swancey Specialties: Commercial real estate investment, development and asset management

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Milestone REIT

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150 S. Roosevelt Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202 480-967-0030 · milestonerents.com Year Est: 1995 AZ Staff: 90 Principal(s): Robert P. Landin, CEO Specialties: Residential property management

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Parkway Properties

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60 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #502, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-997-5405 · pky.com Year Est: 1996 AZ Staff: 13 Principal(s): James R. Heistand, president and CEO Specialties: Class-A office

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2325 E. Camelback Rd., #1100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-778-8700 · colecapital.com Year Est: WND AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Specialties: WND

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Local Roots, National Reach VEREIT, one of the largest single-tenant REITs in the country, has a national reach of approximately 4,100 commercial real estate assets, of which 74 properties are located in Arizona, including the headquarters for PetSmart, Inc. Our people bring expertise, leadership, philanthropy and innovation to the commercial real estate industry and our local community.

Based in Phoenix, VEREIT is a full-service real estate operating company. Discipline. Transparency. Consistency.

www.VEREIT.com Data as of 10/31/17. VEREITÂŽ is not affiliated or associated with, is not endorsed by, does not endorse, and is not sponsored by or a sponsor of the tenants or of their products or services pictured or mentioned. The names, logos and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.


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1725 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210 480-633-4000 · empirecat.com Year Est: 1950 Locations: 20 Principal(s): Jeff Whiteman Equipment: Construction machinery, work tools, power equipment from Caterpillar and other leading brands

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United Rentals

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215 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-892-0033 · ur.com Year Est: 1997 Locations: 15 Principal(s): Mike Durand, Rae Metz, William Bradshaw Equipment: Construction and industrial equipment rental, which includes earth moving and aerial equipment

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A to Z Equipment Rentals & Sales

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4050 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-955-5100 · a-zequipment.com Year Est: 1960 Locations: 4 Principal(s): Fred Matricardi Equipment: Tractors, backhoes, skid loaders, generators, compressors, mixers, aerial lifts, party and event equipment, breakers, hammers

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Ross Equipment Rentals

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Backed by a team of more than 1,600 rental professionals, Sunstate Equipment continues to set the bar for customer service and employee satisfaction. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

SUNSTATE EQUIPMENT CO.

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5552 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-275-2398 · sunstateequip.com Year Est: 1977 Locations: 12 Principal(s): Chris Watts, president and CEO

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RENTAL EQUIPMENT

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ounded in 1977 by equipment rental pioneer Mike Watts, Sunstate Equipment Co. now has 63 branches throughout 10 states under the leadership of CEO and President Chris Watts. Through careful growth and a commitment to put people first, Sunstate has earned a reputation of dependability and superior customer service, developing steadfast relationships with employees, vendors and customers. Twenty percent of Sunstate’s employees have been with the company for 20 years or more, demonstrating a deep-seated culture that resonates Sunstate’s core values of people, integrity, safety, challenge, empowerment, teamwork and fun. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “We’ve said from the very beginning that when you treat people right, they will take care of the customer. Prioritizing people is our top core value. As we’ve grown, we’ve taken steps to ensure every new team member is empowered to carry the Sunstate culture with them throughout their day.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “This is an exciting time for Sunstate! We’ve just opened our first branch in Georgia — our 10th state and first in the Eastern time zone — and we are looking toward continued growth and expansion across the U.S.”

384 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Empire Southwest LLC

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407 S. 17th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-470-1000 · rossrents.com Year Est: 1994 Locations: 3 Principal(s): Ross Richards Equipment: Rentals, sales and service of Genie, Ingersoll, SkyTrak and Skyjack

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Titan Machinery

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1411 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-269-3221 · phoenix.titanmachinery.com Year Est: 1980 Locations: 2 Principal(s): David Meyer, CEO Equipment: Dirt, aerial, asphalt, milling, screening, crushing

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Ahern

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1403 S. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-253-5438 · ahern.com Year Est: 1999 Locations: 81 Principal(s): Don F. Ahern Equipment: Trucks, trailers; equipment for high reach, lawn/garden and general needs

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Sunbelt Rentals

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2066 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-968-5591 · sunbeltrentals.com Year Est: 2000 Locations: 7 Principal(s): Brendan Horgan, CEO Equipment: Booms, scissors, forklifts, contractor equipment and tool rentals

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Hertz

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See website for locations, AZ 800-654-4173 · hertz.com Year Est: 1918 Locations: 85 Principal(s): Kathryn Marinello, president and CEO Equipment: Cars and moving rental equipment

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4010 S. 22nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-232-0600 · he-equipment.com Year Est: 1961 Locations: 2 Principal(s): John Engquist, CEO Equipment: Crane, forklift, fire truck and aerial work platform equipment; sales, rentals, parts and service

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2390 E. Camelback Rd., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-596-9399 · barclaygroup.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 18 Principal(s): Scott T. Archer, James Gardner, Colby Fincham AZ SQFT: Approximately 1.7M

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Macerich

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11411 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028 602-953-6200 · macerich.com Year Est: 1961 AZ Staff: 224 Principal(s): Art Coppola, CEO AZ SQFT: 11M

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De Rito Partners Inc.

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9120 E. Talking Stick Way, #E1, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-834-8500 · derito.com Year Est: 1992 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Martin W. De Rito AZ SQFT: 2.1M

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Arizona Partners Retail Investment Group

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Michael A. Pollack, president and founder. Company Provided Image

MICHAEL A. POLLACK REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

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1136 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85210 480-888-0888 · pollackinvestments.com Year Est: 1973 AZ Staff: 32 Principal(s): Michael A. Pollack

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ichael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments is one of Arizona’s largest, independently owned commercial real estate companies. Specializing in asset management, leasing, redevelopment and development, the company and its affiliates own and operate more than 100 commercial and industrial properties in Arizona and California, totaling more than 3 million square feet. Industry sources estimate properties controlled by Pollack to be valued in excess of $300 million. With President and Founder Michael A. Pollack and his leadership since its founding in 1973, the company has a well-established record in taking ailing strip centers and transforming them into vibrant shopping centers that improve the local economy and enhance communities. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “For almost 45 years, our company has been built on the foundation of integrity, attention to detail and long-term commitment to bring the vibrancy and pride back into neighborhoods and communities through repositioning and redevelopment of tired and antiquated shopping centers.” SURPRISING FACT: “I am the recipient for the Guinness World Records title for the ‘largest collection of advertising statues’ in the world.”

386 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Barclay Group

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8300 N. Hayden Rd., #A-200, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-368-0111 · azpre.com Year Est: 1994 AZ Staff: 21 Principal(s): Mark C. Burns, Bruce Shapiro AZ SQFT: 2.5M

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Vestar

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2425 E. Camelback Rd., #750, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-866-0900 · vestar.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 96 Principal(s): Richard J. Kuhle, David J. Larcher AZ SQFT: 23.1M

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W.M. Grace Development Co.

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6925 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 602-956-8254 · wmgraceco.com Year Est: 1966 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Howard Grace, president AZ SQFT: 1.55M

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ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services

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5343 N. 16th St., #290, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-248-0600 · zellcre.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Alan L. Zell AZ SQFT: 3M

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Weingarten Realty Investors

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4440 N. 36th St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-263-1166 · weingarten.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 16 Principal(s): Tim Frakes AZ SQFT: 2.26M

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6298 E. Grant Rd., #100, Tucson, AZ 85712 520-296-0200 · larsenbaker.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 34 Principal(s): George Larsen AZ SQFT: 2.5 MSF

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3534 N. 42nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85019 480-525-2041 · thesigncompanyaz.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Staff: 12 Principal(s): Craig Musick, CEO Specialties: Custom commercial signage, illuminated and non illuminated pan channel and reverse pan channel letters, monument signs

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Display Solutions Group

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150 W. Elliot Rd., #2, Chandler, AZ 85225 480-782-1951 · displaysolutionsgroup.biz Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 10 Principal(s): Tim McCloskey, president Specialties: Comprehensive asset enhancement through the manufacture of custom interior and exterior signage, plus for-lease site signage

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Airpark Signs & Graphics

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1205 N. Miller Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-966-6565 · airparksigns.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 50+ Principal(s): Gretchen Wilde, owner Specialties: Architectural signage, environmental graphics, exhibit displays, donor recognition

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A & B Sign Company

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From left: David Baum, Dan Kronenberg and Laura Eggen. Company Provided Image

TRADEMARK VISUAL

3825 S. 36th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-272-5055 · trademarkvisual.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 103 Principal(s): David Baum, Dan Kronenberg, Laura Eggen

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rademark Visual is a recognized leader within the dimensional branding industry. Trademark provides full-service brand imaging and sign manufacturing solutions for corporately and independently owned businesses. Trademark Visual’s product and service offering includes architectural sign fabrication, wayfinding systems, corporate identification and design, environmental graphics and large-format digital printing services. Trademark’s passionate team executes innovative designs to create positive user experiences. Trademark currently operates offices in Charlotte, Milwaukee, Phoenix and San Diego.

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COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Trademark is 100 percent client-centric. We are solely focused on creating beautiful things that enhance the user experience. We continually strive for better. We meet every challenge with a smile. We are proud to build work that represents our client. We are proud to build work that represents Trademark.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Like most industries, we feel technology will continue to play a critical role in our overall growth. From the latest LED technology to new large-format digital printing innovations, the world of branding will see new and more efficient products in 2018. These new technologies will allow our clients to create impressions like never before.”

388 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

The Sign Company of Arizona

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691 6th St., Prescott, AZ 301 928-445-6995 · absignco.com Year Est: 1951 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Perry R. Wieweck, CEO Specialties: Design, manufacturing, repairs and permits

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Arizona Sign Company

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2411 Louise Ave., Kingman, AZ 86401 928-753-1536 · arizonasignco.com Year Est: 1945 AZ Staff: 3 Principal(s): David Morton Specialties: Signs, graphics, logos, banners, shirts, crane/lift services and paint

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Associated Sign Company Inc.

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3335 W. Vernon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-278-8464 · associatedsign.com Year Est: 1985 AZ Staff: 25 Principal(s): Judy Shano, Mike Shano Specialties: Design, manufacture and install of all types of exterior and interior signage, vinyl graphics, banners, digital signage

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PRI Graphics

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735 E. Brill St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 602-393-3131 · prigraphics.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: 45 Principal(s): David Perkinson, Jon Nielson, Todd Williams Specialties: Wide-format printing, wallpapers using latex ink, floor and window graphics, car wraps, interior signage trade show printing

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Kroy Sign Systems

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8221 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-619-6070 · kroysignsystems.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 18 Principal(s): Ed Hunter Specialties: Specializes in the design and manufacturing of interior architectural, way-finding and ADA-compliant sign solutions

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1043 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-264-5800 · epicsigngroup.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Randy Ripps Specialties: Full-service custom sign company supporting PM’s responsible for roll-outs, ensuring consistent signage, on time and on budget

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4829 S. 38th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602.275.8500 · corbinselectric.com Year Est: 1975 AZ Staff: 575 Principal(s): Mark Fleming, Justin Martin, Jessica Grant Notable Projects: Agua Fria High School #5, Sky Harbor runway guard lighting, APS Ocotillo, CAP standby power, Goodyear city park lighting

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Kortman Electric Inc.

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2416 S. 17th Pl., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-256-6103 · kortmaninc.com Year Est: 1983 AZ Staff: 70-100 Principal(s): Ken Kortman, CEO; Karl Kortman, CFO; Kerwin Kortman, VP and dir. of client relations; Fran Martin, VP and dir. of safety Notable Projects: PV, City of Phoenix, APS, Marana and Payson schools

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Empire Southwest

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1725 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210 480-633-4000 · empire-cat.com Year Est: 1950 AZ Staff: 1,600 Principal(s): Jeff Whiteman Notable Projects: Award-winning Caterpillar dealer, commercial SunPower dealer providing off-grid and grid-connected solar solutions

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Skyline Solar of AZ

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From left: Todd Klimas, vice president; Wes McClure, president; Mark Holohan, division manager for solar. ©2017 DuaneDarling.com

WILSON ELECTRIC SERVICES CORP. 1

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600 E. Gilbert Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-505-6600 · wilsonelectric.net Year Est: 1968 AZ Staff: 700 Principal(s): Wes McClure

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ilson Electric is a single-source provider of total facility solutions, including commercial solar, feasibility consulting, design, installation, integration and preventative maintenance. Completing solar projects throughout Arizona, Wilson Electric provides solar electric design-build services for both retrofit and new construction commercial and industrial markets, including solutions for rooftops, parking lots and raw land. With a wide-range of applications and products, Wilson Electric’s team can customize solar and energy storage solutions for commercial properties. The company’s industrial solar project portfolio includes large utility scale solar installations. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “As employee-owners, we are motivated and empowered to deliver the best value and service to our clients. We are proud to be employeeowned. Each of us has a personal stake in what is delivered to our customers.” SURPRISING FACT: “Our solar division manager built the largest Arizona solar system at a site not served by the electric grid, which is valuable experience for our company to serve the emerging energy storage market in Arizona.”

390 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Corbins Electric

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631 W. Commerce Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-926-0122 · skylinesolaraz.com Year Est: 2009 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Notable Projects: Grayhawk Elementary School, Jewish Community Center, Phoenix VA Medical Hospital, Yuma International Airport

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JFK Electrical Contracting Enterprises

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1439 W. San Angelo St., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-926-3500 · jfkelectric.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): John Krecek Notable Projects: White Tanks Library and Nature Center solar field, Silverbell AFRC Marana solar, Krecek residence

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Rosendin Electric

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1375 W. Drivers Way, Tempe, AZ 85284 480-921-4022 · rosendin.com Year Est: 1953 AZ Staff: 200+ Principal(s): Tom Sorely, CEO; Jim Hawk, EVP; Larry Beltramo, president and COO Notable Projects: ASU Vista Del solar parking PV, ASU Wells Fargo Center PV, ASU Tyler Street parking PV, Arizona Western College

Sun Valley Solar Solutions

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3225 N. Colorado St., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-689-5000 · svssolutions.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 114 Principal(s): Russ Patzer, Joe Messner Notable Projects: Plexus in Scottsdale, ED2 in Casa Grande, Gatorade, Montessori Schools, Marc Community Resources, Coconino County

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SolarCity

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3834 E. Roeser Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 888-765-2489 · solarcity.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 740 Principal(s): Lyndon Rive, CEO and co-founder Notable Projects: Scottsdale Unified School District (four schools for a total of 2.2 MW)

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6002 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85283 480.858.9070 · dpelectric.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 335 Principal(s): Dan Puente Notable Projects: Marana Heights Building D, Red Rock Prison, Monroe Hotel, Banner 755 and 1411, 12 MW data center

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CONTRACTORS: PLUMBING...................................................402 CONTRACTORS: ROOFING.....................................................404 CORPORATE RELOCATION....................................................406 FLOORING..............................................................................408

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HOME BUILDERS: CUSTOM................................................... 410 HOME BUILDERS: PRODUCTION............................................ 412 HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION MGMT................................... 414 INTERIOR DESIGN................................................................. 416 MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES...................................... 418 MORTGAGE: BANKERS..........................................................420 MORTGAGE: BROKERS..........................................................422 MULTI-FAMILY: BUILDERS.....................................................424 MULTI-FAMILY: MANAGEMENT.............................................426 NURSERIES............................................................................428 OUTDOOR DESIGN/BUILD.....................................................430 PAINTING & WALLCOVERINGS.............................................432 POOL: BUILDERS....................................................................434 POOL: REMODELERS..............................................................436 REAL ESTATE: AGENTS.........................................................438 REAL ESTATE: COMPANIES...................................................440 REAL ESTATE: TEAMS...........................................................442 REFERRAL/RATING SERVICES.............................................444 REMODELERS........................................................................446 STEREO/HOME THEATER......................................................448

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9828 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-943-7291 · chasroberts.com Year Est: 1942 AZ Staff: 600 Principal(s): Roberta Roberts Shank Service Area: Greater Phoenix, Tucson

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Parker & Sons

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AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING COMPANIES

PRECISION AIR & HEATING

3045 N. Colorado St., Chandler, AZ 85225 480-464-9041 · precisionairandheating.com Year Est: 1997 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Erik Bryan

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recision Air & Heating is both family and veteranowned and operated. Owner Erik Bryan takes great pride in being involved on a daily basis to insure that customers needing quality home services — including air conditioning, heating or energy efficiency — get the best products and services available. For nearly 25 years, Precision Air & Heating has built its business on repeat and referral customers practicing one simple philosophy: “People before profits.” COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We establish lasting relationships with our customers, as well as earning referrals, by exceeding their expectations through exceptional performance and quality workmanship. Our level of repeat and referral business is probably the best out of those in our industry in this market.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “The advancements in technology create the biggest trends in both the HVAC and home performance industry. Customers have more options now on energy-saving new units, programmable smart thermostats, as well as upgrades in insulation, adding vents and radiant barrier and even sealing leaky ductwork. Any combination of these items will increase longevity and performance to their AC system and can significantly lower utility costs.”

394 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical

3636 E. Anne St., #A, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-273-7247 · parkerandsons.com Year Est: 1974 AZ Staff: 200 Principal(s): Paul Kelly Service Area: Valleywide award-winning service for more than 40 years

West Coast Plumbing & Air

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23309 N. 17th Dr., #118, Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-582-1117 · westcoastplumbingandair.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 11 Principal(s): John and Michelle Ricart Service Area: Valleywide service, open 24/7, weekend service no extra charges

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Hobaica Services Inc.

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Erik Bryan, owner and CEO. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing

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10636 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-995-0387 · hobaica.com Year Est: 1952 AZ Staff: 50 Principal(s): Louis Hobaica, Mike Hobaica, Paul Hobaica Service Area: Metro Phoenix

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Howard Air

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13235 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85022 602-953-2766 · howardair.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: 70 Principal(s): Kevin Howard, Julie Howard Service Area: Metro Phoenix area

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Goettl Air Conditioning

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1845 W. 1st St., #108, Tempe, AZ 85281 602-275-1515 · goettl.com Year Est: 1939 AZ Staff: 130 Principal(s): Ken Goodrich Service Area: Greater Phoenix and Greater Tucson areas; Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties

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George Brazil Air Conditioning & Heating

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2655 E. Magnolia St., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-842-0009 · georgebrazilhvac.com Year Est: 1955 AZ Staff: 200 Principal(s): Jim Probst Service Area: Greater Phoenix area, Maricopa County, parts of Pinal County

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Marlin Services

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2928 S. 38th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-470-1040 · marlinservices.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 14 Principal(s): Mark Giebelhaus, Mark Larson Service Area: Valleywide, 24/7 full-service residential and commercial plumbing and air conditioning service, repair, remodel, maintenance

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2136 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-956-9404 · dayandnightair.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 65 Principal(s): Jeff and Kori Martin, owners Service Area: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Peoria, Glendale, Cave Creek

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7144 E. Stetson Dr., #204, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 855-373-9388 · drewettworks.com Year Est: 2001 Architects: WND Principal(s): C.P. Drewett, AIA, NCARB Projects/Achievements: Award-winning and published architecture firm specializing in luxury residential and boutique commercial spaces

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Studio KZ Architecture & Interior Design

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7127 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-246-9332 · studiokz.com Year Est: 2010 Architects: 2 Principal(s): Keith Zollman, NCARB Projects/Achievements: Designs visually inspiring spaces for creativeminded clients, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture

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Tsontakis Architecture

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9430 E. Presidio Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-874-2288 · tsontakisarchitecture.com Year Est: 1981 Architects: 2 Principal(s): Nick Tsontakis, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC Projects/Achievements: Award-winning architectural firm specializing in high-end custom residential design

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Urban Design Associates

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Left: Mark Candelaria, principal, and the Candelaria Design Associates team. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

CANDELARIA DESIGN ASSOCIATES LLC

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6900 E. Camelback Rd., #400, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 602-604-2001 · candelariadesign.com Year Est: 1999 Architects: Staff of 17 Principal(s): Mark B. Candelaria, AIA; Vivian Ayala

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ince 1999, Candelaria Design has engaged in the very personal, creative process of designing custom homes and boutique commercial environments. The one-on-one relationship between architect and client is essential in the manifestation of ideas and dreams that transform into beautiful, timeless designs. Candelaria Design’s commitment to quality service is the single most important element in making the design process enjoyable. Candelaria Design approaches each project with a team philosophy in mind — a collaborative effort between clients, architects, designers, contractors and craftsmen. Candelaria Design combines state-of-the-art technology with hand-drawn, artistic craftsmanship in every design. Candelaria Design’s dedication and passion for design is what makes a Candelaria signature home the perfect backdrop for enhancing your lifestyle. IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Our industry is seeing many clients wanting to move into smaller homes, while investing more in finishes and interiors. Many people are unaware that a substantial amount of our work involves remodeling and new additions.” SURPRISING FACT: “Mark Candelaria cooks for his clients once they move in.”

396 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Drewett Works Architecture

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8150 N. 86th Pl., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-905-1212 · urbandesignassociatesltd.com Year Est: 1979 Architects: 3 Principal(s): R. Lee Hutchison, Jessica Hutchison-Rough Projects/Achievements: Award-winning custom residential architecture in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Carefree, Flagstaff and more

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Douglas Fredrikson Architects

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727 E. Bethany Home Rd., #D-123, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-277-1625 · dfarchitects.com Year Est: 1996 Architects: 3 Principal(s): Douglas W. Fredrikson, AIA Projects/Achievements: Enchantment Resort, Saguaro Ridge, Isabella’s, Whisper Rock GC, Grayhawk GC, We-Ko-Pa GC, Seven Canyons GC

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Clint Miller Architect, AIA

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P.O. Box 3121, Carefree, AZ 85377 480-889-4660 · clintmillerarchitect.com Year Est: 2009 Architects: 1 Principal(s): Clint Miller Projects/Achievements: Design, remodels, restoration, and landscape architecture with rural European and historic Southwest influences

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Poetzl architecture + design

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5070 N. 40th St., #130, Phoenix, AZ 85018 480-338-1632 · poetzlad.com Year Est: 2015 Architects: 1 Principal(s): Jon Poetzl, AIA Projects/Achievements: High-end custom residential and boutique commercial architecture

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PHX Architecture

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15990 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, #C-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-477-1111 · phxarch.com Year Est: 2011 Architects: 11 Principal(s): Erik Peterson, president; Scott Carson, principal; Ron Skoog, principal Projects/Achievements: Award-winning custom residential homes in Scottsdale, Silverleaf, Desert Mountain, Arcadia and Paradise Valley

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7550 E. McDonald Dr., #A, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-367-2100 · swabackpartners.com Year Est: 1978 Architects: 8 Principal(s): V. D. Swaback, FAIA, FAICP; J. E. Sather, AIA, AICP; J. C. Bernhard, AIA; M. D. Wetzel, AIA; J. M. Denzak, APA, ASLA Projects/Achievements: Luxury homes

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CANDELARIA inspiring living

www.candelariadesign.com 602-604-2001


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BEST WORKPLACE CULTURE: REAL ESTATE RESIDENTIAL

VISION COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

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16625 S. Desert Foothills Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85048 480-759-4945 · wearevision.com Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 80 Principal(s): Darin Fisher, CAAM, CMCA, CEO, managing member

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ision Community Management was founded in December 2003 when Darin Fisher combined his successful association accounting practice into a small management-only company, which handled approximately eight associations comprising of about 400 homes. The following year, the company was re-branded as Vision Community Management and has remained under the same ownership and management ever since. Fast forward to present-day and Vision has evolved into one of the largest association management companies in the state of Arizona with over 215 communities and roughly 40,000 doors under management, all while maintaining the core values and distinct personality that sets us apart from our peers. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our staff truly invests into the team concept we have worked so hard to cultivate. We do not focus on my work vs. your work. It is all Vision work and we like to see each other succeed. We feel we are one big family and really do enjoy working with one another.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “New laws tend to have the biggest impact, both positive and negative, on our industry each year. We will continue to partner with industry organizations to be a voice down at the Capitol, as well as stay at the forefront of any new laws that may affect our industry.”

398 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

16427 N. Scottsdale Rd., #145, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-305-8500 · homeownersfg.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: 228 Principal(s): Bill Rogers, founder and CEO; Pat Lamb, president; Bob Kennedy, COO; Tom Osselaer, CFO Prominent Company Perks: Award-winning corporate culture, annual awards, tenure program, volunteer time off, flexible schedule

Alliance Residential Company

2525 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-778-2800 · allresco.com Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 704 Principal(s): Bruce Ward, Jay Hiemenz, Bob Weston, Jim Krohn, Brad Cribbins, John Rippel, Bob Hutt Prominent Company Perks: Industry-leading benefits, apparel program with name-brand retailers, apartment discounts, education reimbursements

Mark-Taylor Residential

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6623 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-991-9111 · mark-taylor.com Year Est: 1985 AZ Staff: 430 Principal(s): John Carlson, president Prominent Company Perks: Employee rental discounts, awards for top performers, career growth programs, 401K, health insurance benefits

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Ashton Woods Homes

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Homeowners Financial Group USA

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6991 E. Camelback Rd., #A200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-515-9955 · ashtonwoodshomes.com Year Est: 2002 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Scott Moore, division president Prominent Company Perks: WND

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Taylor Morrison

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9000 E. Pima Center Pkwy., #350, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-344-7000 · taylormorrison.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 139 Principal(s): Brad Schoenberg, division president Prominent Company Perks: Offers training programs, growth opportunities, paid medical and benefits, participation in charitable events

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Nova Home Loans

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2850 E. Camelback Rd., #270, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-224-4840 · novahomeloans.com Year Est: 1981 AZ Staff: 550 Principal(s): Jon Volpe, Ray Desmond, Lance Dickson Prominent Company Perks: Trip to Kuaui for top loan officers, employee appreciation events, happy hours, epic holiday parties, event tickets

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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10446 N. 74th St., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-481-8400 · coldwellbankerhomes.com/arizona Year Est: 1906 AZ Staff: 120 Principal(s): Greg Hollman, president Prominent Company Perks: Inclusive employee culture and career development for staff members; state-of-the-art marketing suite for agents

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Arizona Best Real Estate

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11333 N. Scottsdale Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-948-4711 · arizonabest.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): David MacIntyre, Allison Rybarczyk Prominent Company Perks: Culture provides a caring, supportive atmosphere; cares about and values staff as people and professionals

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7600 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-367-7000 · dmbinc.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Brent Herrington, president; Drew Brown, Mark Sklar, Bennett Dorrance, founding partners Prominent Company Perks: WND

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FOCUSING ON YOUR COMMUNITY’S FUTURE

ARIZONA’S LEADER IN ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT VISION COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT HAS

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COMMUNITIES ,

CONDOMINIUMS, COMMERCIAL SPACES, AND

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT 16625 S DESERT FOOTHILLS PKWY PHOENIX, AZ 85048

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PROPERTIES,

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LEADER IN INNOVATION AND EXPERTISE IN THE INDUSTRY.

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FULL-SERVICE MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES  BUDGETING BOARD TRAINING STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMUNITY WEBSITES

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5450 E. Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054 480-248-3300 · toscanaofdesertridge.com Year Est: 1976 Units/Price Range: 1,568/$245K-$380K Parent Company: The Statesman Group of Companies Amenities: 3 clubhouses, 3 heated pools/spas, 2 fitness centers, 24/7 guards, on-site management and service team, underground parking

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The Mark Residences & M Club

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6803 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-675-9400 Year Est: 2008 Units/Price Range: /$300K-$1M+ Parent Company: WND Amenities: Secure parking; rooftop pool, cabana and BBQs; concierges services; guarded entry; 24-hour room service

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ENVY Residences

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4422 N. 75th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-588-6951 · envyresidences.com Year Est: 2016 Units/Price Range: 89 units/$349K-$1.5M Parent Company: Deco Communities Amenities: 24-hour doorman building with concierge and security; Black Label Lounge private club with secured wine and spirits storage

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Century Plaza

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ESPLANADE PLACE

2402 E. Esplanade Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-667-9400 · esplanadeplace.com Year Est: 2003 Units/Price Range: 56 suites/$880K-$2.5M Management Company: AZCMS

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CONDO/HIGH-RISE LIVING

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splanade Place, developed by Geoffrey Edmunds and opened in 2003, is the ultimate luxury residential high-rise building in the Phoenix area, offering the finest building services and amenities. There are 56 residences from 2,417 square feet to 4,286 square feet, a rooftop negative edge pool, spa, four barbecues, 24 hour state-of-the art fitness center, club room including a caterer’s kitchen, conference room, business center, concierge service, 24-hour manned lobby desk, high-tech fingerprint technology security system, valet parking, full-time general manager and more than 20 staff members, all for the comfort of residents.

OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We will continue to strive to find ways to improve through our building maintenance programs, our strong reserves, our detailed staff training and development and to always provide a secure, yet friendly environment for our residents and their guests.” SURPRISING FACT: “Over the last three years, Esplanade Place has completed a complete remodel and update of the common areas. Esplanade Place is the only high-rise in the Valley that is rated by the assessor’s records as excellent for quality of construction.”

400 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Toscana of Desert Ridge

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2701 E. Camelback Rd., #175, Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-840-0559 · centuryplazaphx.com Year Est: 2008 Units/Price Range: 145/$220K-$2M+ Parent Company: Equus Development Corporation Amenities: Concierge service, easy access to light rail, iris scan secure access, fitness center, yoga studio

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Portland on the Park

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200 W. Portland St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-344-9977 · portlandparkcondos.com Year Est: 2017 Units/Price Range: 149/ $200K - $1.4 million Parent Company: Habitat Metro, Sunbelt Holdings Amenities: Resort style pool, fitness center, yoga and spin studio, direct access to Hance Park, 15th floor rooftop terrace with views

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Optima Camelview Village

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7177 E. Rancho Vista Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-425-7177 · optimaweb.com Year Est: 2006 Units/Price Range: 700/mid-$300K-$2M Parent Company: Optima Inc. Amenities: Reflective pools, lush landscaping, near Downtown Scottsdale, indoor swimming pool, outdoor putting green, fitness center, spa

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Plaza Lofts at Kierland Commons

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15215 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-951-1100 · plazaloftskierland.com Year Est: 1998 Units/Price Range: 84/$600K-$3.5M Parent Company: Woodbine Development Amenities: Pool, fitness center, fire pits, community room, concierge, outdoor kitchen, secure parking, 13 restaurants

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Bridgeview at Hayden Ferry Lakeside

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140 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-967-0984 · bridgeviewhfl.com Year Est: 2008 Units/Price Range: 104/$600K-$4M Parent Company: First Service Residential Amenities: Pool and spa, fitness center, billiards room, theater, clubroom with catering kitchen, 24/7 front desk staff

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7255 E. Hampton Ave., #101, Mesa, AZ 85209 602-595-4850 · onelexington.net Year Est: 2008 Units/Price Range: 146/$200K-$1.2M Parent Company: Brown Community Management Amenities: Concierge from 8-11 p.m., 24-hour gym, 24/7 lounge, pool with jacuzzi, parking is available

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Esplanade Place The Address of Luxury

Experience the affluent lifestyle dream of Esplanade Place. This unique boutique-style14-story condominium building is the model of sophisticated urban lifestyle in the heart of prestigious Phoenix Esplanade/Biltmore/Camelback Corridor area. Here you find the enviable location of world-class resorts, exquisite shops, dining, golf & theater. Experienced and empowered on-site Esplanade Place personnel assist you in a secure, convenient and newly updated classic high-end luxury ambiance. Unparalleled quality and designed amenities including the finest of building services make the extraordinary experience your new and enduring standard of excellence in the refined art of luxury high-rise living. “Sandy and I wanted you and the board to know how much we appreciate the collective efforts required to keep Esplanade Place as such a special place to live. We’ve been here over three years now and are more pleased with the decision to move here than ever. Esplanade Place isn’t so special by accident. It results from the excellent leadership of the board and the combined efforts of one of the best staffs imaginable.” – Mike Tower, Resident

602.667.9400 | 2402 E. Esplanade Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 | esplanadeplace.com

Voted #1 in Ranking Arizona TWO years in a row!


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3830 S. 38th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-257-9000 · georgebrazilplumbingelectrical.com Year Est: 1955 AZ Staff: 60 Principal(s): Marc Erpenbeck Service Area: Metro Phoenix, Maricopa County and areas of Pinal County

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West Coast Plumbing & Air

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23309 N. 17th Dr., #118, Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-582-1117 · westcoastplumbingandair.com Year Est: 2006 AZ Staff: 12 Principal(s): John Ricart, Michelle Ricart Service Area: Valleywide commercial and residential plumbers/HVAC technicians

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Marlin Services

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2928 S. 38th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-470-1040 · marlinservices.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: 14 Principal(s): Mark Giebelhaus, Mark Larson Service Area: Valleywide residential and commercial plumbing and air conditioning service, repair, maintenance and remodel

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Day & Night Air Conditioning

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Paul and Trisha Kelly, owners. ©2017 DuaneDarling.com

PARKER & SONS PLUMBING, AIR CONDITIONING AND ELECTRICAL

3636 E. Anne St., #A, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-273-7247 · parkerandsons.com Year Est: 1974 AZ Staff: 300 Principal(s): Paul Kelly

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arker & Sons Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Electrical has been keeping Valley residents comfortable with expert heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical service since 1974. Parker & Sons has been serving homeowners and businesses for more than 40 years and is recognized nationally for being one of the most knowledgeable heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical and air quality contractors in the industry. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We make sure that Grandpa Parker’s tradition of 100 percent customer satisfaction lives on today. Our mission is to continue to build long-lasting relationships with our customers through our winning spirit and commitment to 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “Technology is constantly changing. Our team and the industry need to stay ahead of the curve. We have weekly training sessions with all of our staff to make sure we are delivering the best customer service, learning new technology and learning the best ways to do our jobs.” SURPRISING FACT: “Melvin is actually an employee here. His name is Jerry in real life and he is our warehouse manager.”

402 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

George Brazil Plumbing & Electrical

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Heating and Plumbing

2136 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-956-9404 · dayandnightair.com Year Est: 1978 AZ Staff: 65 Principal(s): Jeff Martin and Kori Martin, owners Service Area: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Peoria, Glendale, Cave Creek

Benjamin Franklin The Punctual Plumber

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355 E. Warner Rd., #4, Chandler, AZ 85225 602-903-1762 · benfranklinplumbingaz.com Year Est: 1985 AZ Staff: 30 Principal(s): Linda Stanfield, Chris Stanfield, Mike Brewer Service Area: Metro Phoenix

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Babcock Plumbing

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5632 E. Lewis Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480-425-3535 Year Est: 2000 AZ Staff: 1-4 Principal(s): Sheldon Babcock, Jacki Babcock, Brett Babcock Service Area: Arizona

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RKS Plumbing & Mechanical Inc.

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23659 N. 35th Dr., Glendale, AZ 85310 602-996-1866 · rksplumbing.com Year Est: 1990 AZ Staff: 250 Principal(s): Bob Sornsin, owner-operator Service Area: Metro Phoenix

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Affordable Plumbing Rooter and Water Heaters

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7904 E. Chaparral Rd., #A110-234, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-708-4360 · affordablewaterheatersaz.com Year Est: 2008 AZ Staff: 6 Principal(s): Ron Degner Service Area: Valleywide

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49 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201 480-291-1111 · whittonplumbing.com Year Est: 1982 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Ronald Whitton, president Service Area: Valleywide

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RANKED #1 NINE YEARS

ROC152656, ROC152654, ROC258885, ROC233298


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3611 N. 36th Ave., #105, Phoenix, AZ 85019 602-484-7663 · allstateroofingaz.com/phoenix Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 15 Principal(s): Chad Thomas, Kathy Thomas Notable Projects: Residential and commercial roofing contractor: Tile roofing, shingle roofing, foam roofing, roof repairs and replacements

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RENCO Roofing

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2210 W. Shangri La Rd., #A1, Phoenix, AZ 85029 602-867-9386 · rencoroofing.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: 55 Principal(s): Shannon Simonson, Lon Kumpula Notable Projects: BMO Harris Banks, Mirival Resorts, Leman Academy, Prescott Rodeo Grounds grandstand

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Solid Rock Roofing

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1389 W. Linda Lane, Chandler, AZ 85224 602-980-3317 Year Est: 2003 AZ Staff: 5 Principal(s): Juan Torres Notable Projects: Specializes in re-roofing

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Lyons Roofing

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SCOTT ROOFING COMPANY

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24777 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85085 602-442-7663 · scottroofingco.com Year Est: 1984 AZ Staff: 110 Principal(s): Brian Scott

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or more than 30 years, Scott Roofing Company has been serving Arizona residents and commercial owners alike. Scott Roofing owners Brian Scott and Mike Scott credit each and every employee for their efforts in helping Scott Roofing achieve the No. 1 ranking for the 11th year in a row. Scott Roofing prides itself on providing its clients with the very best customer service in the industry. It has been a philosophy that the Scott family has shared for more than 30 years. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We believe we install the best roofing systems in Arizona, if not nationwide. Our specifications are above and beyond industry norms. With over half of our incoming requests for estimates being previous clients and referrals, we know our operation is from top to bottom the strongest in our markets.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Our ability to hire, train and keep employees long term separates us from most roofing companies. We have rigid expectations of our employees and we compensate them across departments better than most. Therefore, we have a solid, long-term employee base.” IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “I think the vibrant economy will affect homeowner confidence for home improvement purchases. Housing is solid and the stock market is flourishing. We expect to have a solid year.”

404 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Allstate Roofing

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878 W. Illini St., Phoenix, AZ 85041 602-276-5515 · lyonsroofing.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 100+ Principal(s): Paul LaNue, Rhonda LaNue Notable Projects: The Country Club of La Cholla, Christ the King Episcopal Church, Anthem Civic Building, St. Vincent de Paul Society

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Ky-Ko Roofing Systems

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1912 W. Parkside Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 602-944-4600 · kykoroofing.com Year Est: 1993 AZ Staff: 75 Principal(s): Obby Hopper, Tony Gabriele, Larry Gabriele Notable Projects: Discount Tire, The Pillar Apartments, Kachina Cadillac, thousands of homes throughout the Valley

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Paramount Roofing

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4020 E. Oasis St., #3, Mesa, AZ 85215 480-292-7929 · paramountroofingaz.com Year Est: 1987 AZ Staff: 45 Principal(s): Brian Gleason, Jeff Hansen Notable Projects: Bank of America, UA, ASU, Great Hearts Academy, Aramark, Pavilions on Camelback

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American Solar & Roofing

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1230 W. 23rd St., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-994-1440 · americansolarandroofing.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 65 Principal(s): Joy Seitz Notable Projects: WND

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Diversified Roofing

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2015 W. Mountain View Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-870-8322 · diversifiedroofing.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: 250 Principal(s): Mark Schouten, Brad Nally, Joe Morney Notable Projects: FedEx, ASU School of Nursing, Rogers Ranch Elementary, Avondale Sports Complex, Phoenix Premium Outlets

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15806 W. Prickly Pear Trail, Surprise, AZ 85387 602-296-7354 · aladdinroofing.com Year Est: 2004 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Mark Hiser Notable Projects: WND

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4050 S. Arizona Ave., #4, Chandler, AZ 85248 480-298-0708 · russwald.com Year Est: 2011 AZ Agents: 2 Principal(s): Russ Wald Services: Specializes in residential, luxury and relocation

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Relocation

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10446 N. 74th St., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-481-8400 · coldwellbankerhomes.com/arizona Year Est: 1906 AZ Agents: 1,400 Principal(s): Greg Hollman, Marc Krebs Services: Corporate and individual relocation, international services

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Fox Relocation Services

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P.O. Box 12414, Scottsdale, AZ 85267 855-369-7356 · foxrelo.me Year Est: 2005 AZ Agents: WND Principal(s): Laura S. Fox, owner Services: Coordinates all details of a relocation, locally and globally, real estate, mortgages, moving

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

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17207 N. Perimeter Dr., #120, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-502-3502 · russlyon.com Year Est: 1947 AZ Agents: 850 Principal(s): Jim Lyon, Todd Gillenwater, Tom Locati Services: Corporate and individual relocation services, online community information and personalized relocation materials

ARIZONA BEST REAL ESTATE RELOCATION

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Berkshire Hathaway

11333 N. Scottsdale Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-948-4711, 800-366-8064 · arizonabest.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Agents: 107 Principal(s): David MacIntyre, A. Rybarczyk

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CORPORATE RELOCATION

Russ Wald Realty Group Revelation Real Estate

he MacIntyre family has been in residential real estate for more than 60 years and the Arizona Best Real Estate Relocation’s designated broker, David MacIntyre, has been in the business for 45 years. As a family owned and operated company, Arizona Best Real Estate Relocation treats everyone with respect and professionalism. The experts at Arizona Best Real Estate Relocation are members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the invitation-only network of premier brokerages. As an affiliate, Arizona Best Real Estate Relocation is connected to more than 500 premier real estate firms and 120,000 sales associates in more than 50 countries. Arizona Best Real Estate Relocation’s local strengths combined with global power gives each client the best possible relocation experience. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “We are dedicated to our agents, clients and our community. We put people first and real estate second. This formula will always foster success.” SURPRISING FACT: “We opened during the 1988 savings and loan downturn. Investors backed out. Our 115 agents had no offices, desks or phones. We used pay phones, faith, trust and hard work to maintain our services with our clients. We were trusted and respected, which is why we are here today.”

406 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

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HomeServices Arizona Properties

14635 N. Kierland Blvd., #160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-505-6300 · bhhsaz.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Agents: 1,000 Principal(s): Eileen Mitchell Services: Complete relocation services

Long Realty Co.

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900 E. River Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718 520-918-1616 · longrealty.com Year Est: 1926 AZ Agents: 1,100 Principal(s): Rosey Koberlein, CEO Services: Information on communities and schools, personalized relocation packets, home-finding/rental assistance, COL analysis, area tours

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West USA Realty

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2340 E. Beardsley Rd., #110, Phoenix, AZ 85024 602-942-4200 · westusa.com Year Est: 1986 AZ Agents: 2,285 Principal(s): Clay Fouts, CEO and founder; Clint Fouts, president; Todd C. Menard, COO; Debbie Quain, CAO Services: Corporate relocation, residential, commercial, new home sales, property management, business sales, land

Ace Relocation Systems

1740 S. 40th Ave., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85009 602-269-3534 · acerelocation.com Year Est: 1970 AZ Agents: 1 Principal(s): WND Services: Full-service relocation services; nine offices in the U.S.

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2306 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282 480-829-3460 · americansells.com Year Est: 1976 AZ Agents: 145 Principal(s): Bonnie Ewell-Doll Services: Marketing assistance, destination services

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2036 W. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85023 602 954 6272 · mexicantileandstone.com, saltillotile.com Year Est: 1989 AZ Staff: 18 Principal(s): Joe, Terri, Rocco Fortuna Services: Tile design, tile sales, tile project management, floor restoration, manufacturing, distribution; showrooms in Phoenix and Tucson

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Facings of America

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16421 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480.222.8480 · facingsofamerica.com Year Est: 1967 AZ Staff: 20 Principal(s): Kenny Tims, Erik Droge, Richard van Gilse Services: Guaranteeing the finest buying experience in the tile and stone industry; projects win the majority of design awards

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Mexi-Tile, Inc.

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2114 W. Parkside Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-234-4020 · mexitile.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Services: Direct importer and distributor of the finest quality stone and porcelain tiles, pavers, granite and quartz slabs

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Pucketts Flooring

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Back right: Kelley Tucker, CFO. Back left: Marcus Garringer. operations mgr. Lower left: Erin Munoz, showroom coordinator. Lower right: Phil Koufidakis, president. ©2018 Bruce Andersen

BAKER BROS

AREA RUGS AND FLOORING

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4219 E. Broadway Rd., #116, Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-431-1200 · bakerbros.com Year Est: 1945 AZ Staff: 40 Principal(s): Phil Koufidakis

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or more than seven decades, Baker Bros has been proud to serve the Arizona community by providing the finest in flooring products and expert installation. Baker Bros is a family run, locally owned an operated company, headquartered in Arizona. Baker Bros’ seven Valley showrooms average more than 10,000 square feet. While that may seem overwhelming at times, Baker Bros’ well-trained design consultants are with you every step of the way. Baker Bros is proud of its tradition and history, and equally as proud of the fact that the members of its team average more than 15 years with our company.

FLOORING

OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “We are very optimistic about 2018. The economy is doing well and we have added some additional categories — like countertops and window treatments — to complement our flooring offerings, which have been very well received.” IMPACT OF NO. 1 RANKING: “It means that our customers recognize our commitment to caring about their projects, and that is extremely gratifying. Everyone in our company works extremely hard at getting it done right and we are proud of the recognition of that commitment.”

408 · Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business 2018

Mexican Tile & Stone Company

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8057 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85284 480-990-8191 · puckettsflooring.com Year Est: 1987 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Ted Fluegel Services: Carpet, hardwood, laminate, time, stone, vinyl, luxury vinyl plank

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Bedrosians

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2946 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-268-2000 · bedrosians.com Year Est: 1948 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Services: Ceramic, stone, porcelain and a variety of decorative flooring products; knowledgeable showroom staff

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Tile & Stone by Villagio

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8340 E. Raintree Dr., #B2, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-422-6700 · vtile.com Year Est: 2001 AZ Staff: 11 Principal(s): Doug Adamson Services: With hundreds of tiles on display, expert staff collaborates with you and your designer or builder to create beauty in your home

Monterrey Tile

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225 W. Baseline Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-507-7966 · monterreytile.com Year Est: 1988 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Services: Exceptional service and unparalleled tile selection, including wall tile, mosaic pebble, cement, natural clay, porcelain, ceramic

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Cosentino

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8207 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85284 480-763-9400 · cosentino.com Year Est: 2012 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): WND Services: Showroom of high-value and innovative materials; Silestone®

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9602 E. Apache Trail, Mesa, AZ 85207 480-986-6900 · imperialwholesale.com Year Est: 1977 AZ Staff: WND Principal(s): Mike Imperial Services: The largest selection of ceramic tile, hardwood and laminate wood flooring carpet and natural stone in Arizona

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20555 N. Pima Rd., #130, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-941-0531 · arguecustomhomes.com Year Est: 1994 Price Range: $1.8M-$12M Principal(s): Tom Argue, president Interesting Feature Built: WND

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Cullum Homes

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8408 E. Shea Blvd., #D-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-949-2700 · cullumhomes.com Year Est: 1985 Price Range: $2M-$10M Principal(s): Rod and Kim Cullum, Brad Cullum Interesting Feature Built: Village at Mountain Shadows “Car Bar” — car elevator, glass-enclosed showroom, wine bar, theater, poker table

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GCON Custom Homes

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1606 W. Whispering Wind Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85085 623-581-6300 · gconinc.com Year Est: 2003 Price Range: $1.5M-$4.2M Principal(s): Michael Godbehere, Gabe Gavriilidis Interesting Feature Built: Custom skull and cross bone marble inlay at foyer; two-story circular master closet with spiral staircase

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Schultz Development Corp.

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Laura Monoscalco and Thomas J. LaBlonde, Jr. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

LABLONDE HOMES

10025 E. Dynamite Blvd., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-585-1845 · lablonde.com Year Est: 1987 Price Range: $1M-$4M Principal(s): Thomas J. LaBlonde, Jr.; Ruth LaBlonde

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aBlonde Homes has been building custom residences in Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek for 30 years. When it comes to design ingenuity, there are few builders in the area who can match Tom LaBlonde’s experience, reputation and portfolio. From the initial blueprints to the last nail, LaBlonde Homes works with its clients to ensure quality and satisfaction along every step of the home building process. LaBlonde Homes offers fully integrated design and construction services that honor and reflect the requirements, preferences and vision of each client.

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7890 E. McClain Dr., #1, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-991-6054 · schultzdevelopment.org Year Est: 1986 Price Range: WND Principal(s): John Schultz Notable Projects: 21K SF contemporary on side of Mummy Mountain; 22K SF Mediterranean in Silverleaf; 14,700 SF Tuscan in Paradise Valley

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DLB Custom Homes

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2525 W. Carefree Hwy., Bldg. 2A, #114, Phoenix, AZ 85085 480-396-8556 · dlbhomes.com Year Est: 1998 Price Range: $500K-$2.3M Principal(s): Daniel Boylan Notable Projects: Passionately creates extraordinary homes in various golf and luxury lifestyle communities throughout Arizona

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Luster Custom Homes

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18801 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., #240, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-304-5525 · lustercustomhomes.com Year Est: 2007 Price Range: WND Principal(s): Tanner Luster Interesting Feature Built: WND

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Kitchell Custom Homes

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1707 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-222-5300 · kitchellcustomhomes.com Year Est: 1950 Price Range: $50K-$30M+ Principal(s): Steve Whitworth, president; Jim Swanson, CEO Interesting Feature Built: WND

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Fisher Custom Homes

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IMPACT OF 2018 TRENDS: “We are witnessing a surge of spaces that encourage gathering and play, whether it’s a basketball court, an infinity pool or a state-ofthe-art movie theater. Many luxury custom homes have wonderful outdoor living areas with all-weather entertainment centers, sophisticated conversation terraces and outdoor sanctuary spas. Also, kitchens are now acting as social hubs, so clients are looking to cook together and turn the kitchen into a user-friendly comfort zone with the latest smart technology in appliances.”

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Argue Custom Homes

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7410 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., #116, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-585-7350 · fishercustomhomes.com Year Est: 1979 Price Range: $1M-$40M Principal(s): Tom Fisher Interesting Feature Built: Builds beautiful luxurious custom homes

10 Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes last year

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8755 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-905-0200 · calviswyant.com Year Est: 1986 Price Range: $1M-$15M Principal(s): Tony Calvis, Gary Wyant Interesting Feature Built: Spanish mission bell, walk-in fridge, garage car lift, baking annex room

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SINCERE

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Celebrating 30 Years of Building Homes in Arizona Scottsdale/Carefree/Cave Creek 480.585.1845 lablonde.com 10025 E. Dynamite Blvd., #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85262


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6991 E. Camelback Rd., #A200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-515-9955 · ashtonwoodshomes.com Year Est: 2002 Price Range: WND Principal(s): Scott Moore, division president Notable Projects: WND

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Toll Brothers

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8767 E. Via de Ventura, #390, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-951-0782 · tollbrothers.com Year Est: 1995 Price Range: $300K-$2.5M Principal(s): Robert I. Toll, Kevin D. Duermit, Robert Flaherty Notable Projects: WND

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Cresleigh Homes

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4100 S. Lindsay Rd., #129, Gilbert, AZ 85297 480-899-2202 · cresleigh.com Year Est: 1994 Price Range: WND Principal(s): Lawrence Lui Notable Projects: WND

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Meritage Homes/Monterey Homes

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From left: Shannon Francoeur, David Piper, PJ Saturno, Brad Schoenberg, Jay Van Quathem and Doug Holloway. ©2018 DuaneDarling.com

TAYLOR MORRISON

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9000 E. Pima Center Pkwy., #350, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-344-7000 · taylormorrison.com Year Est: 2008 Price Range: Upper $200Ks to $800Ks Principal(s): Brad Schoenberg, Phoenix division president

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aylor Morrison Home Corporation is a leading national builder and developer based in Scottsdale and operates under two well-established brands — Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes. Taylor Morrison builds and develops distinctive communities from coast to coast, serving a wide array of homeowners and aimed mainly at first-time, move-up, luxury and 55 or better customers. Darling Homes builds communities in Texas, catering to move-up and luxury homebuyers seeking a personalized building experience. STRENGTH OF STAFF: “In order to be the best in the industry and to separate yourself from the competition, the best people are needed to drive the company toward success. Employees of Taylor Morrison thrive on being dedicated professionals who put their customers and the needs of their customers first.” OUTLOOK FOR 2018: “Taylor Morrison is looking forward to 2018. Employing great talent within the industry, Taylor Morrison has a solid reputation and a focused workforce dedicated to its craft. The new year will bring new opportunities for homebuyers as the company continues its legacy of building in beautiful communities throughout Arizona.”

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Ashton Woods Homes

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8800 E. Raintree Dr., #300, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-515-8100 · meritagehomes.com Year Est: 1985 Price Range: $127K-$859K Principal(s): Steven J. Hilton Notable Projects: Meritage Homes’ Verrado in Buckeye was the first netzero home built in the U.S. and received three EPA certifications

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Shea Homes

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8800 N. Gainey Center Dr., #350, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-348-6000 · sheahomes.com Year Est: 1989 Price Range: $200K-$2M Principal(s): Don Murphy Notable Projects: Vantage Condos in Ahwatukee, 24 North in Phoenix, Cantilena in Peoria, Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Azure in Paradise Valley

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PulteGroup

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16767 N. Perimeter Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-391-6000 · pultegroup.com Year Est: 1956 Price Range: $100K-$600K+ Principal(s): Scott Wright, Arizona division president Notable Projects: Sun City Anthem, Festival, Bella Via, Desert Oasis, Fireside, Red Rock

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Cachet Homes

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17200 N. Perimeter Dr., #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-556-7051 · cachethomes.net Year Est: 1990 Price Range: $300,000-$2M Principal(s): Matthew H. Cody Notable Projects: Monterey Ridge, Cachet at the Wigwam, Fox Haven, Sincuidados

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Richmond American Homes

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3200 E. Camelback Rd., #300, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-956-4100 · RichmondAmerican.com Year Est: 1984 Price Range: $100K-$400K Principal(s): Todd Demerets, Darin Rowe Notable Projects: WND

10 AV Homes last year

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8601 N. Scottsdale Rd., #225, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-214-7400 · avhomesinc.com Year Est: 1970 Price Range: $100K-$400K Principal(s): Roger Cregg, CEO Notable Projects: CanpaMia at Estrella, Encore at Eastmark

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