New Year of The DSC Standard®

WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR OF THE DSC STANDARD®
Today we celebrate with you Desert Star Construction’s 36th Anniversary! To kick it off, we’re sending you an enriched edition of The DSC Standard®. Below you’ll find stories and updates along with new and interesting information about Team DSC®. We are thrilled to share another exciting and rewarding year with you!

HIGH PERFORMANCE FORUM with DARREN HARDYBy 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 in the room with 24 amazing people whom many operate on the national stage. CONTINUE READING…

TRIPLE CROWN LEADERSHIP
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 our 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 (business: general), was one of our speakers. CONTINUE READING…

GOING GEOTHERMAL
As many of you already know, Desert Star Construction had the honor of being featured in the news article Going Geothermal for the completion of our 11th LEED certified residential project. The report appeared in the Valley & State section of The Arizona Republic and AZCentral.com last September 2013 and focused on one of our Silverleaf custom projects that incorporated geothermal technology to sustainably heat and cool the home. READ MORE HERE…We’re excited to share with you that we have another geothermal project currently underway with an additional five DSC projects being considered for Gold and Silver LEED certification including a Net–Zero home. We are happy to support so many home owners who believe in incorporating sustainable technology into their custom projects. LEARN ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY WITH DSC…

MEET TEAM DSC® – KIERAN DAVERN, HEAD OF CONSTRUCTION

Kieran has been working in some form of the construction industry since he was 16 years old. As a ten–year veteran at DSC, he has expertly leveraged that experience, earning him a most impressive track record that raised him from assistant project manager to superintendent within six months and finally to Head of Construction just three short years later.

What does Kieran do best for DSC?

“I’m an avid weight lifter, so we could go with ’I can lift heavy things’,” he jokes. “On a more serious note, I’d say it’s my ability to manage 360 degrees – from trade contractors to clients to coworkers. That’s where I feel I really make a difference.”

Kieran holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction and School of Architecture and Environmental Design, where he was both a scholarship recipient and on the Dean’s List. READ ABOUT KIERAN…

THANK YOU FROM TEAM DSC®

The year 2013 was an incredible time of celebration and achievement for Desert Star Construction. None of it would have been possible without the trust and support of our clients, architects, design teams, trade contractors, suppliers, and friends. Thank you for being such an important part of our success and for adding to the richness of our lives.

With our deepest gratitude,

Jerry Meek and Team DSC®