Community Commitment

As long-time Valley residents, the Meek family and Team DSC® are committed to giving back to the community. This tradition of generosity and commitment to our community has spanned generations and continues into the fifth decade of Desert Star Construction. We hope you are inspired by some of the community projects featured below that we and team have accomplished together!

Dream Rooms

In the summer of 2012, 10 design firms, 34 Team DSC trade partners, 300 contributing companies, and more than 1,000 volunteers joined forces to celebrate a common cause. Together we renovated and redesigned ten uninhabitable hotel rooms at the Phoenix Dream Center to become what is now known as the Dream Rooms. Our aim was to give victims of human trafficking a safe refuge to heal, rediscover their potential, and rebuild their lives. This enriching philanthropic endeavor increased awareness of the human trafficking happening right here in Phoenix and single-handedly broadened the local base of community supporters. To view these amazing Dream Rooms, we encourage you to browse the gallery at the link below. As of 2017, over 500 women have received care through the Dream Rooms.

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Dream Center Kitchen

Team DSC understands the importance of family, community, and each of their roles in building a solid life foundation. As such, we welcomed the opportunity to manage a major kitchen renovation for the Phoenix Dream Center (PDC), an organization that provides basic needs for at-risk youth, homeless and needy families. Thanks to donations and more than 1,600 hours of time from Team DSC®, trade contractors and other volunteers, PDC’s kitchen was upgraded from 1,200 square feet into a 4,000-square-foot, high output meal facility. It increased capacity from 5,000 to 9,000 meals per week and doubled the space for its on-site job-training program. Food storage was also increased from a one- to a five-day storage capacity, which reduced trips to off site storage facilities and freed much needed space for other outreach programs. As of 2017, over 5 million meals have been served from this upgraded kitchen.

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Scholarships

Team DSC places a high value on education – both informal and formal. We believe in investing not only in the education of our immediate team through tuition reimbursement, but also our team at large – present and future. Towards this investment, in 2017 we initiated two scholarships through the ASU Foundation and the Del E. Webb School of Construction at ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.  We encourage you to learn more about each of these scholarship programs below and consider inviting someone you know, or perhaps you yourself, to apply for these scholarships.

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Arizona Science Center Desert Star Construction

Arizona Science center

Desert Star has always embraced and encouraged innovation, both as a culture and as individuals. So when the Arizona Science Center asked us to sponsor a permanent display in its lobby, the commitment seemed a natural fit. The “Desert Star Construction Innovations in Arizona” display showcases the amazing innovation and research happening in Arizona in a number of STEM-based fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

FURTHER INVOLVEMENT

Over the years, we have been privileged to be involved with supporting the philanthropic ventures of many organizations including those outlined below.

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation
  • Arizona Humane Society
  • Arizona Science Center
  • Associated General Contractors ASU Student Chapter
  • ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction
  • ASU’s President’s Club
  • Compassion International
  • Free Arts of Arizona
  • Habit for Humanity
  • March of Dimes
  • National Association of Home Builders ASU Student Chapter
  • Not My Kid
  • Opportunity International
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Phoenix Dream Center
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission
  • The Rescue Project
  • Salvation Army
  • Save the Children
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
  • UMOM New Day Centers
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Wounded Warrior Project

About Us

Team DSC® offers you over 40 years of experience applying leadership, sharp insight, and comprehensive decision-making. The artful relationships we have fostered through the years with Arizona’s most committed, loyal and talented architects, designers, consultants and trade contractors have been cultivated with your very best interest at heart. Our aim is to provide you with a seamless approach to custom home building, achieving the DSC Standard® of excellence through every phase of your build.

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When you choose Desert Star Construction as your builder, you choose over 40 years of world-class custom building expertise. Our commitment is to create a building experience that aims for nothing less than your absolute satisfaction. It is an honor to be considered as your builder. We are happy for the opportunity to meet you and share our philosophy and process.

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