Happy Earth Day from Team DSC®

HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM TEAM DSC®

Hello friends!As stewards of both sustainability and an exceptional custom home building experience, the team at Desert Star Construction wishes to thank all of our clients and valued partners for doing their part to build and design “green” and further every effort to steward our planet’s resources.

By choosing to construct custom homes with leading edge “green” technology and implement building practices that lead towards Net Zero Energy or LEED for Homes certification, we’ve been able to divert over 14 million pounds of materials from our landfills and produce over 1.8 million kilowatt–hours of renewable energy. That’s no small feat, and we couldn’t have done it without your cooperation and support.

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact, which is why we’re happy to share with you our philosophy on sustainable custom building. LEARN ABOUT DSC SUSTAINABILITY HERE.

The future of our planet lies in our hands. Together we can leave a positive lasting impact that will benefit not only the sustainability of our homes today, but the homes of the generations to come. We look forward to continuing our journey of sustainable building with you.

Sincerely,
Jerry Meek, President
Jeremy Meek, Sustainability Programs Manager
Desert Star Construction, Inc.

ARIZONA BUSINESS GAZETTE AND THE 2nd GENERATION BUILDER

If you happen to pick up the Arizona Business Gazette on March 6, 2014, you probably saw a familiar face grinning back at you. This beautifully written article not only featured Jerry Meek’s brilliant smile, it also told the story of our 36–year legacy starting with Jerry’s determination to prove to his father that building was more than just a job – it was (and remains to this very day) a vibrant passion.

If you missed it, you can READ THE ARTICLE HERE.

MEET TEAM DSC® – JARED BAZZELL, SUPERINTENDENT

Did you know that at one time, Superintendent Jared Bazzell was the only Desert Star Construction employee to have ever jumped out of a plane? That is… until he blew his record by convincing some of his DSC coworkers to join him.

Did you also know that 2014 marks his 10th year as an integral member of Team DSC®?

Our strong sense of camaraderie is Jared’s favorite part of his job. Today he’s responsible for managing day–to–day project leadership details with his entire team of trade contractors, suppliers, and co–workers as well as monitoring schedules, budgets, and quality control.

READ ABOUT JARED.

DSC @ THE NAHB INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS’ SHOW

Sustainability Programs Manager Jeremy Meek and DSC President Jerry Meek took a trip out to Las Vegas, Nevada this past January to attend the 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. They also got a chance to meet up with their friends and partners from the National Custom Builders Council (NCBC).

READ MORE ABOUT THE DSC TRIP TO VEGAS.

The highlight of the tradeshow for both Jerry and Jeremy was touring the 31st National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) New American Home in neighboring Henderson, Nevada. See their takeaway of this impressive home by reading the most recent DSC blog post Impressions of the 31st NAHB New American Home in Henderson, NV.