Our History

For 20 years, BestCompaniesTexas has been dedicated to elevating and promoting the best companies in Texas. “We knew that encouraging a better work culture would not only benefit the lives of employees, but would also create better communities, and more profitable businesses,” says CEO and Founder, Denise Gredler.


Inaugural “Best Companies to Work for in the Valley”

BestCompaniesTexas co-founded the 1st ever Best Companies award program in partnership with the Great Place to Work Institute & published by the Phoenix Business Journal. (See inaugural list)


Career Connectors Partnership, nonprofit 501(c)(3) 

During the great recession of 2009, we partnered with Career Connectors helping to connect job seekers with AZ’s BEST employers. (More here) 


Inaugural Texas Most Admired Companies

BestCompaniesTexas co-founded the most prestigious award program in Texas, in partnership with AZ Business magazine. This award recognizes workplace culture, leadership, social responsibility, and customer opinion. (See current and past winners)


 Texas University Career Mixer

BestCompaniesTexas worked with Leading Light Events to develop the inaugural 3-in-1 Texas Career Mixer in partnership with the University of Texas (UA). This event brings together talented students from UA, ASU, and NAU.


BestCompaniesTexas’s 10th Anniversary

BestCompaniesTexas celebrated our 10th anniversary and Texas’s Centennial with the release of the 100 Best Companies in Texas commemorative magazine, in partnership with Republic Media.
(See winners)


Top Companies to Work for in Texas

Selected as consulting partner to launch 1st statewide program in collaboration with azcentral and Best Companies Group (2013 – 2020). In 2021 the publisher changed to AZ Capitol Times.
(See winners)


Military Career Event – Vet Talks

Launched Military Career Event in partnership with PGATours/Birdies for the Brave and Career Connectors. This event brings together Texas’s award-winning, military-friendly companies with veteran business professionals. (Learn More) 


Diversity Talks – Networking & Career Events

BestCompaniesTexas and Career Connectors launched the first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Career Event with the goal of connecting Texas job seekers with Corporate Equality award-winning companies. (More Here) 


15th Anniversary BestCompaniesTexas

BestCompaniesTexas celebrated 15 years of recognizing Texas’s Best Companies with the selection of the 100 Best Companies in Texas. (More Here) 


BestCompaniesTexas Launched 

BestCompaniesTexas expanded into Texas to help support the hiring and growth goals of Texas clients with offices inTexas. Texas was paused in 2020-2021 due to COVID, and will be revitalized in Q3, 2022. (Learn More)



BestCompaniesTexas Regional Website – Ranking #1 for AZ

BestCompaniesTexas is the #1 driver of traffic to our client’s career portals outperforming many national and local branding platforms such as Glassdoor, Recruit Military, ZipRecruiter, and local media channels.
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As the founder of the most respected workplace award programs in the West, BestCompaniesTexas knows what it takes to win workplace awards.

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