VIP Mortgage is honored to announce that they were named the 14th fastest growing company in Arizona by the Phoenix Business Journal through the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards. Co-founders Jay Barbour and Keith Teegardin, accepted the award on Saturday, December 10 at the Gila River Arena, on the ice, before the start of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey game.
The goal of the ACE Awards is to increase knowledge-sharing and collaboration among privately-held companies in Arizona. Firms from various industries and sizes were recognized in several categories including Arizona’s Top Privately Held Companies, Arizona’s Fastest Growing Companies, Rookie of the Year, CEO of the Year, Community Impact and Innovator of the Year. Now in its 22nd year, ACE companies generate revenues of over $15 billion per year combined and employ more than 40,000 employees in Arizona and over 56,000 employees worldwide.
Of the award designation, Keith said, “I am so proud of what VIP has accomplished in the 10 years we have been in business.” He continued, “Our employees have made us who we are and this award is as much for them as it is for Jay and I. I am honored to have been able to accept this award on behalf of the entire VIP family.”
Starting with just one office in Scottsdale in 2006, VIP now has nearly 500 employees working in offices throughout Arizona as well as in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Wisconsin, and Florida; as well as being licensed in 25 states. Their unprecedented growth is due, in part, to the dedicated leadership team that had the vision to start a mortgage company during one of the worst financial crisis the country has ever experienced.