Lifestyle Change Award Honors Late Canyon State Electric Founder

Phoenix, AZ, August 15 – Electrical contractor Canyon State Electric (CSE) and the American Heart Association of Arizona (AHA) are celebrating healthy habits through the Steven Maderazzo Lifestyle Change Award. The award, returning for the second year, recognizes individuals in the construction industry who have made significant and positive changes to improve their quality of life and overall health. 

Steven Maderazzo, CSE’s founder and the award’s namesake, passed away unexpectedly in 2021 from an aortic dissection. 

“It was a shock to everyone,” said Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes, Steven Maderazzo’s daughter and Canyon State Electric’s CEO. “He is dearly missed by his coworkers, friends, and family. This award allows us to honor his memory and make a positive impact in the Phoenix construction industry” 

The award will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Phoenix at Heart Executive Breakfast on September 14. The event focuses on bringing volunteer leaders together to make an impact on the health of those in the community. 

“When it comes to heart disease and stroke, prevention is key, “ said Debra Straziscar, Executive Director of the American Heart Association Greater Phoenix Division. “We are excited to present the Steven Maderazzo Lifestyle Change Award and recognize individuals who have taken positive steps to improve their quality of life and health. No change is too small, and every accomplishment is significant.”

“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 Maderazzo-Hughes.

To nominate someone for the Steven Maderazzo Lifestyle Change Award, visit The deadline to nominate is August 31.




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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