Canyon State Electric Named One of World’s Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company

Phoenix, AZ, July 11, 2023 – Electrical contractor Canyon State Electric (CSE) has been named one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators in 2023. The Phoenix-based company is honored alongside one hundred of the world’s most forward-thinking firms across twenty industries. 

Fast Company’s list recognizes global companies and organizations that most effectively empower employees at all levels to improve processes, create new products, or invent new ways of doing business. 

“Increasingly, organizations need to innovate to survive, let alone to succeed,” says Brendan Vaughan, Fast Company’s editor-in-chief. “Best Workplaces for Innovators allows our editors to shine a light on companies that encourage all their employees to be creative, to experiment, to invent.”

“Innovation is one of Canyon State Electric’s core values,” Robert Hughes, CSE’s president, said. “We’ve built a company culture that encourages employees to explore new ideas and find solutions to the challenges they face in construction”

CSE has introduced notable innovations by leveraging virtual design & construction (VDC) and prefabrication to provide both electrical and low-voltage systems.

“We utilize advanced VDC technology to optimize project planning, improve efficiency, and deliver top-tier results to our electrical and special systems clients,” said VP of Operations Chris Reyes. “CSE is the only electrical contractor in the nation listed as an authorized distributor of Honeywell’s NOTIFIER line. That’s something we’re very proud of.” 

Canyon State Electric was also recognized for advancements in safety, such as the Good Catch Program and 4×5 Suicide Prevention Program. 

“Investing in safety is the best way we can support our electricians and their families,” said Hughes. “Over the past year, we’ve been looking at how mental health impacts safety. We’re continuously learning and implementing new programs to make Canyon State Electric the best place in Arizona to work and grow.” 

The electrical contractor was honored in May by the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona as the Subcontractor of the Year and for Excellence in Safety. 




About Canyon State Electric 

Canyon State Electric (CSE) is the single-source solution for electrical construction services in the Southwest. Founded in 1978 by Steven Maderazzo, CSE is now led by CEOs Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes and Christopher Maderazzo. The company’s single location is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, where over 150 electrical, life safety, and maintenance experts serve the surrounding community. 

About Fast Company

Fast Company is the world’s leading business media brand, with an editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world-changing ideas, creativity, and design. Written for and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers to think expansively, lead with purpose, embrace change, and shape the future of business.


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