September 15, 2017 BestCompaniesAZ

Az Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ Selects Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona as One of Arizona’s 2017 Most Admired Companies

Phoenix, September 15, 2017 — Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona Chapter (Habitat) is one of the 2017 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, according to Az Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ, the second consecutive year it has been named to the prestigious list.

habitat for humanity logoThe 2017 winners were recognized at an awards reception in Scottsdale and are featured in the September/October issue of Az Business Magazine.

Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company or organization has performed in the following areas: Workplace Culture, Leadership Excellence, Corporate and Social Responsibility, Customer Opinion, and Innovation.

“This is one of the most comprehensive corporate awards programs in Arizona. Organizations who are selected join an elite group of employers that represent the best of the best. The Most Admired Companies program was created to recognize the wonderful contributions and impact these most admired organizations bring to the state,” says Denise Gredler, founder & CEO of BestCompaniesAZ and co-founder of the MAC program.

Jason Barlow, CEO of Habitat, stated, “We are very honored to be recognized as one of Arizona’s 2017 Most Admired Companies for the second consecutive year.  Our greatest assets are the hardworking and passionate staff who deeply care about our mission, a dedicated group of volunteers and corporate backers, and the outstanding men, women, and families that we serve. We are deeply grateful to everyone who has supported our organization this year, and plan to continue serving Valley communities long into the future.”

Other Habitat accomplishments at a glance FY 16/17:

  1. Served 345 Arizona families including 37 newly homes built – This puts Habitat Central Arizona as the top producing affiliate in the country.
  2. Engaged 12,343 local volunteers and remained a Guide Star Gold Participant and Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity.
  3. Habitat won the Judge’s Choice Award for their “commitment to LEED® certification and bringing healthier, more energy efficient homes to all,” according to USGBC Arizona.
  4. Neighborhood revitalization project in Phoenix named a Mutual of America 2016 Community Partnership Award Winner.

About Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (Habitat) is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the renowned humanitarian organization based in Atlanta. Each affiliate operates as a separate 501c3 nonprofit, and is responsible for leading its own fundraising and operations management, while adhering to the Habitat for Humanity mission of serving communities within its area.  Habitat also promotes volunteer programs with corporations, groups, churches and individuals. Their services include new home construction, re-constructions, renovations, repairs (even emergency repairs) and most recently, entire neighborhood revitalization projects.  Consistently ranked among the Top 10 of 1,400 affiliates nationally, Habitat has built more than 1,100 homes in the metro Phoenix area since 1985. To learn more, please visit or find us on Twitter @habitatcaz.

About BestCompaniesAZ – Arizona’s Employer Branding Partner 
BestCompaniesAZ specializes in helping corporate clients develop, strengthen and market their unique employer brands through a variety of events, awards and communications programs. Specialized services include employee opinion surveys, benchmarking, employment branding, recruitment strategies, award consultation and promotional services. BestCompaniesAZ is proud to be chosen as the Consulting Partner for the Top Companies program, serving five consecutive years, and Founding Partner for Arizona Most Admired Companies. For more information, visit or call 480-545-5151.

About AZ Business Magazine
Az Business magazine is one of eight publications produced by AZ BIG Media. With circulation of 25,000 and readership of more than 122,500, Az Business is the authoritative voice of business news, trends, issues and successes in Arizona.  In every issue of Az Business, readers find the business news on finance, healthcare, law, technology and tourism.  Publishing bi-monthly, each issue of Az Business carries an overarching theme.  Az BIG Media also includes, which BUZZFEED lists as a website that everyone in Phoenix needs to know, five weekly digital newsletters and 11 signature events.


Habitat Media Contact:

Dusty Parsons
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona