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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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

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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Team DSC Climbs To The Top… Together

By Kasey Shobe Team DSC decided to celebrate Earth Day 2014 on the rocks. More specifically, we held a team building event and went rock climbing at AZ on the Rocks. Everyone showed up in their most comfortable clothing and tight fitting shoes. Of course, Jesse was ready to race to the top of the mountain in his best rock climbing gear.               We completed a series of group … Read More

Rock Climbing Team DSC 2014

Miele, Woodcrest, and Team DSC Cook Up A Fine Evening

By Matt Rulapaugh On Wednesday, April 16th, Team DSC® met up with the crew from Woodcrest Fine Cabinetry & Design at the Miele kitchen showroom for what was to be a fun night of hands on cooking. To our surprise, we did very little cooking, as the reps at Miele decided to change things up a bit and provide us with a fully cooked meal.  A little disappointing since I love to cook, but sometimes it … Read More

Espresso Miele 2014

Impressions of the 2014 NAHB New American Home

By Jeremy Meek Team DSC® had the great opportunity to tour through the 31st National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) New American Home in Henderson, Nevada as part of the annual International Builders’ Show (IBS) 2014 held in January. The home features a variety of contemporary leaning design styles by Architect Berkus Design and Interior Designer Marc-Michaels Interior Design. Various elements of the home are geared towards multi-generational and adaptive living. Lots of clean lines are incorporated throughout without causing … Read More

HAHB New American Home

DSC @ The NAHB International Builders Show (IBS)

By Carol Meek DSC Sustainability Programs Manager Jeremy Meek and DSC President Jerry Meek took a trip out to Las Vegas, Nevada this past January to attend the 2014 NAHB International Builder’s Show (IBS). Over 75,000 building industry professionals attended this diverse showcase featuring over 1500 exhibitors, 80+ speakers, and an impressive array of building, technology, and sustainability classes, workshops, and lectures. During the conference, the duo had the opportunity to meet with some of … Read More

IBS Las Vegas Year of the Dragon


By Jerry Meek My wife Carol and I arrived at Torrey Pines Golf Resort in La Jolla, CA on January 12, 2014 to begin what would be the most amazing business experience of my career as a luxury home builder: High Performance Forum by New York Times best–selling author and publisher of SUCCESS Magazine, Darren Hardy. No cell phones or electronic devices for the entire time, and yes, laser focus was a prerequisite. I was … Read More

Building A Better Future Together with Darren Hardy


By Jerry Meek In November 2013, Desert Star Construction and Team DSC® had the honor of hosting the National Custom Builders Council (NCBC) in Scottsdale, AZ for our annual conference. NCBC is my professional Peer Group and an organization that encourages Best Practices in all areas of Business and Operations as it pertains to custom luxury home building. Bob Vanourek, author of the book Triple Crown Leadership and winner of the 2013 International Book Awards … Read More

NCBC National Custom Builders Council

Team DSC Retreat @ AZ Grand!

On July 26-28, Team DSC® shared a great weekend retreat at the Arizona Grand Resort, relaxing and rejuvenating with their families in the beautiful Arizona sunshine. Our purpose with this event was to fulfill Desert Star Construction’s commitment to uplift and give thanks to our team of amazing people who enable us to accomplish all that we do – together! We want the entire team to know how much they are appreciated AND to say … Read More