Category: Distributor
Top executive(s): Vera Minot, co-owner and creative director
Headquarters: Tucson, Arizona
Founded: 2014
Employees: 6
Benefits/unique perks: early leave on Fridays; up to two wellness visits per month, doctor or therapy, that don’t count against PTO; dog-friendly workplace, wardrobe flexibility, bonuses throughout the year
What employees say: “Working at Southwest Solutions has changed my life.… The owners are hard workers but realize you need to balance that with fun. We gather every Monday for our weekly meeting but it always starts with what we all did over the weekend.”

What Vera Minot, Co-owner and Creative Director of Southwest Solutions says: “Over the past couple years we’ve put more emphasis than ever on employee wellbeing and it shows in what a magnificent team we have.  Making it through the stress of the pandemic really drove home to us that taking care of our team is our top priority, because where would we be without them? That’s where the leaving-two-hours-early-paid-on-Fridays perk came from, as well as the periodic bonuses (as opposed to just a Christmas bonus).  We believe that the employer/employee relationship is a mutually agreed-upon partnership that works best when everyone is all-in for each other. We are so proud to make this list of PPB’s Greatest Places to Work, and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for our Rockstar team.”