Construction Trailblazers Event Raises Thousands for Heart Health

A group of over 60 construction professionals pose for a group photo in front of their UTVs overlooking a beautiful mountain vista in Black Canyon, AZ.

Phoenix, AZ, December 1 – Over sixty construction professionals took to the trails earlier this month to network and raise money for heart health. The first Construction Trailblazers outing saw industry partners exploring the Bradshaw Mountains in UTVs during an event benefiting the American Heart Association (AHA). The group raised over $3,100 which will contribute to the 2024 Phoenix Heart Walk

Canyon State Electric (CSE), Pueblo Mechanical, and Modern Business Development hosted the event at Arizona Outdoor Fun Adventures & Tours. 

“We wanted to do something fun with our clients, something a bit outside the normal business development activities like golf and bowling,” said Brian Scherer, Director of Business Development at Pueblo Mechanical. “We know they’ll always rally around a great cause, that’s why we chose the American Heart Association to be our financial beneficiary.”

According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of construction workers don’t get enough exercise, and one in four are obese or use tobacco products, increasing their risk for cardiovascular diseases.

“It’s a problem that hits so close to home,” said Krista Dossey, Canyon State Electric’s Business Development Coordinator. “These are people we work with every day. We want them to live long, happy, healthy lives.”

“The American Heart Association is convening local industry stakeholders for discussions to collectively identify workplace challenges, dominant behaviors impacting health, and key health risk factors causing craftworkers to be disproportionately affected by heart disease and stroke,” said Narissa Camacho, American Heart Association Executive Director for the Greater Phoenix Division. “Together, we are impacting the health of construction professionals with a focus on improving mental wellbeing.”

Canyon State Electric participated in the American Heart Association Phoenix Heart Walk in 2022 and 2023, donating over forty thousand dollars to bolster the heart health of those in the community. 

“We do everything we can to promote healthy habits for our employees and their families. The American Heart Association’s initiatives reflect our vision of a well-balanced lifestyle within Canyon State Electric and the community,” said Canyon State Electric CEO Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes.

Canyon State Electric is participating in the 2024 Phoenix Heart Walk on Saturday, March 23. To join the team or make a donation to CSE’s fundraiser, visit




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 160 electrical, life safety, and maintenance experts serve the surrounding community. 

About the American Heart Association

From humble beginnings, the AHA has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites more than 35 million volunteers and supporters as well as more than 2,900 employees.


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