What started as a chance meeting by three strangers has turned into a thriving company with nearly three decades of decking the Valley with its long list of high-end residential communities and commercial projects.
In the 1980’s three men by the names of Drew Brown, Mark Sklar and Bennett Dorrance met by chance. What would happen next would change the way people live, work and play in the Valley for years to come. “Drew, Mark and Bennett didn’t know each other early in their adult lives,” says Charley Freericks, the newly named president of DMB Associates, Inc. “They decided they should strike out for Arizona and what looked like a great opportunity to be a part of an emerging city. They had a lot of shared values and philosophical approaches…and thought they should make a real estate development company. They wanted to do good work and focus on values that they shared: work ethic, integrity, doing the right thing and having fun.” The result was Scottsdale’s DMB Associates, Inc., a real estate development firm with residential and commercial projects throughout Arizona, as well as Hawaii, California and Utah, founded in 1984.