Over the last 20 years, Doug Best, Maureen Best and D. Best Construction, Inc. have donated over $400,000 locally, and have increased their donations each year as the business has grown. In just 2021 alone, the first half of the year has seen more than $50,000 in donations, with major gifts going to Community Services, the Possible Dreams auction, Harbor Homes Shelter for Women, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the YMCA.
With the exception of 2020 (Covid), the company has hosted an annual Christmas party/benefit over the last 6 years that raised over $40,000. This was done by having many throughout the community donate items and services for raffling with over $10,000 each year awarded as prizes.
In the past the company has worked on and built homes for the Island Housing Trust and Habitat for Humanity, helped with the YMCA’s development and construction, teen center, pavilion and bus stop, built the Sharks’ bathrooms and erected one of the high school baseball team’s backstops.
Additionally, D. Best Construction has and continues to perform discounted services for some of the town community structures and has worked on the Tisbury Town Hall, Police Department, School and Senior Center.
The company’s employees started a high school scholarship program in 2018 for those seeking a future in trade related services. To date the company and its employees have helped 9 young adults with more than $10,000 in scholarships.
At D. Best Construction, community pride and participation is as much a part of its culture as family, quality construction and commitment are.