All across the state — and nation — businesses are struggling to attract and retain employees. But those companies may be able to learn something from the companies that will be spotlighted here in the days to follow. The 100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona earned the most support in voting for the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest business opinion poll.

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“We really do put people first,” says Cathy Graham, executive vice president at Desert Financial Credit Union, one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. “The employment environment is really tough right now with the Great Resignation. So we try to be really purposeful and clear about the organization: where we’re going, what we’re striving for, what success looks like and then connecting the dots. People want to feel like part of something bigger than just the role that they fill every day.”

Enjoy learning more about the 100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona. Today, the spotlight is on LGE Design Build.

LGE Design Build

LGE Design Build is a premier design-build construction firm with an industry-leading reputation built on 28 years of experience. In 2017, the company launched a Values Committee to enhance the workplace environment and company culture.

COMPANY VALUES: “Some of the strengths of the company’s culture is that we’ve implemented core values of quality, dependability, dedication and communication,” says Jorge Trueba, construction superintendent at LGE Design Build and a member of LGE’s Values Committee. “We take a lot of pride in using those four words throughout our office building and it has really given the company a solid foundation on which to build every single day.”

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: “I love the fact that the Values Committee gets to make a difference with our team,” says Lili Leon, precon contracts coordinator at LGE Design Build and a member of LGE’s Values Committee. “Having a group that focuses on the company culture is amazing. We have so much fun and we strive to keep that fun environment going.”

WORKPLACE CULTURE: “The workplace culture at LGE is very vibrant,” says Kelly Gray, office manager at LGE Design Build and a member of LGE’s Values Committee. “I enjoy interacting with everyone. It’s so nice knowing that when you come into the office, you have a group of people who are going to put a smile of your face. Happy people make a happy environment. When people are happy, they feel better about what they’re doing and they’re going to do a better job.”

VALUES COMMITTEE IMPACT: “The Values Committee has brought the team together,” says John Mocarski, director of business development at LGE Design Build and a member of LGE’s Values Committee. “It allows us to be more collaborative and brings everybody together on the same page. Our office and atmosphere allows us to do that.”

100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona

Here are the 100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona for 2022, based on public voting for the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Companies and cities are listed in alphabetical order.

ABI Multifamily

ANDERSON Advertising & Public Relations

Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Aker Ink PR & Marketing

Alliance Residential Company

Arizona Central Credit Union

Arizona Complete Health

Arizona Federal Credit Union

Aurora Behavioral Health System

Avison Young

BMO Harris Bank

Banner Health

Bel-Aire Mechanical

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Signal Search

Burch & Cracchiolo


CHASSE Building Team

CORE Construction

Cachet Homes

Canyon State Electric

Cawley Architects

City of Chandler

City of Flagstaff

City of Glendale

City of Mesa

City of Peoria

City of Phoenix

City of Scottsdale

City of Tempe

City to City Commercial



DP Electric

dpa architects

DPR Construction

Delta Dental of Arizona

Desert Financial Credit Union

Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Dignity Health in Arizona

Great Impact

Gust Rosenfeld

HDA Architects

Haydon Building Corp


Homeowners Financial Group


IMPACT Technology Recruiting

Ideation Design Group

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Johansen Interiors

K2 Electric


Kidder Mathews



LGE Design Build

Land Advisors Organization


LevRose Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide

Marcus & Millichap

Mark-Taylor Companies

Mark-Taylor Residential

Mayo Clinic

McCarthy Building Companies

Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate


National Bank of Arizona

OneAZ Credit Union

P.B. Bell

Pacific Premier Bank

Precision Air & Plumbing

ReThinc Advertising

Republic Bank of Arizona

Rocket Mortgage (formerly Quicken Loans)

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Ryan Companies US

SDB Contracting Services

Speedie & Associates

Sunstate Equipment


Team Select Home Care

The Brokery

The CORE Institute

Town of Gilbert

Town of Queen Creek

Tri Pointe Homes

TruWest Credit Union


VIP Mortgage

VIP Mortgage Inc.

ViaWest Group

WaFd Bank Arizona

Wallace, Plese + Dreher

Walton Global

Weitz Company

Western Alliance Bank

Willmeng Construction

Wood, Patel & Associates