Start Your Engines!

By Tesz Millan Team DSC® knows how to rise to the challenge, and our team members definitely showed this to be true during our most recent team building event. At the beginning of May 2016, the team made its way to Octane Raceway for an afternoon of go-kart racing and some “friendly” competition. Everyone got a couple rounds of racing on the 1/3 mile track utilizing karts that have a maximum speed capability of 45 m.p.h. The first two rounds of racing brought randomly selected team … Read More

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“The Good Life Is About To Get Better” by Portfolio Magazine

New Ritz-Carlton Residences of Paradise Valley in High-Demand, with Buyers Falling in Line By Walt Danley President & CEO, Walt Danley Realty The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley has been approved by the Paradise Valley Town Council to commence one of the most exciting master-planned luxury residential developments the Valley has seen in close to a decade. The project has yet to break ground in the late spring of 2016, and the line of interested buyers is … Read More

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A New American Classic

On Sunday, November 8, 2015, Desert Star Construction was honored to be a part of the Phoenix Home and Gardens 2015 Dream Homes Tour. You can read more about The Craftsman in the feature article “A New American Classic” on pages 128-139 of the November issue of Phoenix Home & Garden. Located in the exclusive Arcadia Silverleaf community, this traditional American Craftsman style residence was completed in 2015 with only the highest standard of mastery and skill … Read More

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Team DSC® Visits the Schepf Farms Pumpkin Patch

Families of Team DSC® got together over the weekend to have fun at the Pumpkin & Chili Party held at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, AZ. Kids and parents alike enjoyed riding the train rides, watching the pig races, and chowing down on some delicious barbecue!

Pumpkin Patch

The Future of Custom Home Technology

An interview with DSC President Jerry Meek. Recently, Jerry gave an interview where he discussed his perspective on the advancement of technology and custom home building. He describes how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way homeowners utilize appliances and renewable energy systems. He also shares how artificial intelligence will become an important feature of future homes.     HOW HAS THE INTERNET OF THINGS AFFECTED HOME-BUILDING? We are starting to see more and … Read More

Technology Interview with DSC President Jerry Meek

Extreme Terrain Mud Run

Team DSC®, Damon Wake from Candelaria Design Associates, and a few brave friends and family participated in the Toyota Extreme Terrain Mud Run on July 23rd in Flagstaff, AZ. While we could describe the amount of dirt and all-out fun that was had that day, we figured we’d do much better by showing off our best shots from the event. Despite the dirt caked on our faces, we all came back winners!

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It’s time to see the “bigger picture” to determine the true value of investing in custom residential “green” building and technology In honor of Earth Day 2015, Jeremy Meek, DSC Sustainability Programs Manager and ASU Alumni (BS Construction Management), has revealed 4 reasons a sustainable home could potentially earn homeowners significant ROI, including improved health, lower utility costs, financial incentives, and higher resale value. Despite recent trends among homeowners to combine advanced “green” technology with design and quality workmanship, the … Read More

Go Green to Get Green


Historic Arizona landmark celebrates 5th birthday of “Green” renovation and sustainable retrofitting by saving 700 metric tons of carbon dioxide from polluting the planet. EL CHORRO LODGE BEFORE RENOVATION Desert Star Construction, a premier custom builder in Scottsdale, announced today that El Chorro Lodge, the first-ever LEED Gold Certified full-service restaurant in the state of Arizona, has produced over 1.1 million kilowatt-hours of energy since Valentine’s Day 2010. On that date, the landmark celebrated the completion of … Read More

El Chorro Lodge Before Renovation


Jared Bazzell, Kieran Davern, DSC President Jerry Meek, David Schumm, and Jeremy Meek after receiving “The Contractor Award” at the 2014 AIA Arizona Design Awards Gala Team DSC® continued to break new ground as winner of the 2014 “Contractor Award” from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Arizona. The award honors a firm that exemplifies the vital role of the Contractor in bringing good design to reality through innovation, technology, craftsmanship, teamwork, and dedication. “By honoring a custom luxury … Read More

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Creativity Maximized!

By Jeremy Meek Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright has been lauded by many for his work on the Kaufman Residence, commonly known as Fallingwater. Some design authorities go so far as to call this definitive living space the most iconic house in America. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia In December of 2011, members of Team DSC® were privileged to attend a private event at the Phoenix Art Museum ahead of the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit opening to the … Read More

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