• Rolling With The Flow

    After more than a decade in the corporate world, Mike Lanning had had enough and started looking for a new career in something outside the profit-focused norm of big business. Little did he know that dust control trucks, street sweepers and even portable toilets would become an integral part of his journey.   read more...

  • Keeping It Cool

    From a toddler carrying tools to a teenager handling service calls, Northern Arizona Refrigeration President Dave Sundquist learned the family business from the bottom to top before stepping into the top leadership role in 1991.   read more...

  • It’s OK to Fire Your Lawnmower

    As most great company origin stories begin, co-owner of The Synthetic Grass Store, LLC Bonnie Mull says, “It’s kind of a funny story.” She continues, “It all started because of bunny rabbits.”   read more...

  • Roadways, Runways & Beyond

    Phoenix-based Falcon Contracting, Inc. (Falcon), once known mostly for parking lots and roadway projects, has fulfilled several highly visible pavement marking and maintenance jobs, including airports, parking garages and raceways.   read more...

  • Aligned and 
Community-Focused

    When companies, so intrinsically tied to profitability and performance, choose to place an emphasis on workplace culture, it’s anything but counterintuitive. In fact, businesses—like Adolfson & Peterson Construction—that make an investment in their people as their greatest resource also increase productivity and enhance customer relationships and the quality of work. It’s all tied to the mindsets and skill sets of people who make up the organization. That makes who you bring into the work family incredibly important, because each employee’s commitment to the team helps fuel the company’s success.   read more...

  • Opening New Doors

    Beyond the sustainable materials, beautiful designs and customized characteristics, J&K Cabinetry in Phoenix, now just four years old, is fast becoming an industry leader in large part because of one man’s quest for excellence.   read more...

  • From Horse & Wagon

    In 1906, downtown Phoenix had dirt roads. Horse and wagon was still the main mode of transportation around town. Arizona wasn’t yet an official state. And Coleman Plumbing & Heating Co. (Coleman Plumbing) was founded by Jack Coleman’s grandfather, L.W. Greer, as Greer & Stark Plumbing.   read more...

  • Giving Back
 to the Community

    Sunstate Equipment Co. (Sunstate) is more than a construction equipment rental company with a reputation for its commitment to people, integrity and service; it’s a company that has a long-standing history of being a charitable steward within the communities that it does business.   read more...

  • Polish & Shine

    The Yezzi brothers took Arizona by storm with the launch of one of the first commercial polished concrete businesses in the state. They opened the doors of Yezco Concrete Polishing (Yezco) in 2002. Soon after, they were serving high-profile clients from Luke Air Force Base (Luke AFB) to the University of Phoenix Stadium, where the Arizona Cardinals play.   read more...

  • New Game
 in Town

    When the previous owner of Agate, Inc. (Agate), Jim Uhl, decided to develop a succession plan for his Arizona-based company in 2017, he wanted to find the type of leadership that could carry on his legacy. His search criteria included seeking visionaries who used technology and process enhancements while securing the company’s solid reputation built through his decades of hard work as owner. He knew Lou Primak and Rick Nichols could do exactly that, and more.   read more...

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