The 100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona for 2023 earned the most support in voting for the 2023 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest business opinion poll. The list includes Canyon State Electric, which specializes in electrical solutions, design-build construction, low voltage systems, and more.

Canyon State Electric

Background: Canyon State Electric 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 team has over 130 electrical, low voltage, and maintenance experts serving the surrounding community.

Why is Canyon State Electric a great place to work? 

“It’s our culture,” says Robert Hughes, president of Canyon State Electric. “It’s a family owned business. We’ve been in business 45 years and we try to put that family focus through to everybody in our organization. We are a big family, we’re a big team. We all are working together to reach one goal.”

What mascot best represents your firm? 

“We’ll call us The Avengers,” Hughes says. “We work together. We each have our own superpowers and our own strengths. But together, we work very well as a team.”


100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona for 2023

Here are the 100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona for 2023. And in the coming days, learn more about some of the companies featured on this list with in-depth stories and video interviews:

May 25: Burch & Cracchiolo

May 26: Canyon State Electric

May 30: CORE Construction Arizona

May 31: LGE Design Build

100 Best Places to Live and Work in Arizona

ABI Multifamily

Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Aker Ink PR & Marketing


Anderson Security Agency

Arizona Bank & Trust

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Financial Credit Union

Arizona Oncology

Arizona State University

Asset Living

Aurora Behavioral Health System

Avison Young

azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate


Banner Behavioral Health Hospital

Banner Health

Bar Napkin Productions

Barclay Group

Bel-Aire Mechanical

Bennett and Porter Insurance Services

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties

Bivens & Associates

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Signal Search

Burch & Cracchiolo


COLE Architects

CORE Construction

CVAM, Cardiovascular Associates of Mesa

Cachet Homes

Canyon State Electric

Capital Asset Management

Cawley Architects

City of Chandler

City of Flagstaff

City of Glendale

City of Mesa

City of Peoria

City of Phoenix

City of Scottsdale

City of Tempe

City to City Commercial


Comitz Stanley

Copa Health



Desert Financial Credit Union

Digital Air Strike

dpa architects

Engelman Berger



Guidant Law Firm

Haydon Building Corp



Hospice of the Valley

I Need An Angel Inc. Caregivers You Can Depend On

IMPACT Technology Recruiting


Kidder Mathews


LGE Design Build

Land Advisors Organization

Landings Credit Union


Lerner and Rowe Law Group

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Mark-Taylor Companies

Mark-Taylor Residential


McCarthy Building Companies

Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate

National Bank of Arizona

NexMetro Communities

North&Co. Real Estate

OneAZ Credit Union

P.B. Bell

Pacific Premier Bank

Precision Air & Plumbing


ReThinc Advertising

Realty Executives

Republic Bank of Arizona

Salt River Project (SRP)


Speedie & Associates

Team Select Home Care

The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute

Todd & Associates

Town of Gilbert

Town of Queen Creek

Velocity Retail Group

ViaWest Group

WaFd Bank Arizona

Wells Fargo Bank Arizona NA

Wood, Patel & Associates