“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!

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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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Integrated Project Delivery – Your Key to a Remarkable Building Experience

Integrated Project Delivery is a foundation upon which your entire team is encouraged to work harmoniously to ensure you receive the best value for your custom residential or commercial project. The building of your custom home or commercial project deserves the highest standard of quality and professionalism. The sophistication and complexity of your project requires a first-class team of professionals including your architect, designer, and builder. These key individuals must be capable of harmoniously working … Read More

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Sustainability: A Truly Holistic Approach

True sustainability pertains to a holistic system that maintains its own capacity by using techniques that allow for continual reuse of resources. Building a custom home focused on reaching the highest standard of sustainability requires your construction team to be especially mindful of a variety of green building guidelines, especially when looking to attain LEED, Scottsdale Green Building Program or Net Zero Energy status. The new residential chapter of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code … Read More



We’re proud to announce that through the DSC continuing education program, Superintendent Jesse Hintz recently completed his Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Utah Valley University! We sat down with Jesse to talk about his accomplishment. Here’s what he had to say… “It’s surreal to finally have my diploma in my hands. I didn’t go the normal route to finish my degree. After the first couple of years taking some core classes, I took a bit … Read More

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Silverleaf Welcomes First-Ever LEED Certified Luxury Home

Desert Star Construction remains a pioneer of green building construction in Arizona. Their most recent accomplishment in the sustainability arena is their completion of the first-ever LEED for Homes residence in Silverleaf, AZ. Being first with sustainability initiatives is tradition for the Scottsdale, Arizona-based luxury home builder who became the first custom builder to employ a LEED AP for Homes professional in the state of Arizona, the first to achieve LEED certification in Paradise Valley, … Read More

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