Over the last 20 years, Doug Best, Maureen Best and D. Best Construction, Inc. have donated over $500,000 locally, in addition to time, physical support and participation and have increased their donations each year as the business has grown. I
The company has hosted an annual Christmas party/benefit since 2015 that has 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 15 young adults with more than $14,000 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.
Over the last 23 years, the company has donated to and helped support: MV Community Services; MV Hospital; MVRHS; MVRHS Sports and Booster Clubs: Hockey, Soccer, Football, Basketball, Track and Baseball; MVRHS Trades Program; Island Housing Trust; Habitat for Humanity of MV; Vineyard Montessori School; Boys & Girls Club of MV, Vineyard Hurricanes, Amity Island Running Club, YMCA of MV, The Sharks, MV Fisherman's Preservation Trust, MV Ice Arena, Vineyard Trust, MV Museum, MV Little League Baseball, Vineyard Youth Tennis, Pink Squid Yacht Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Animal Shelter of MV, Dukes County Sheriff, Harbor Homes of MV.
Tisbury Town Hall - Installed drop ceilings in the accounting/financial wing on the first floor
YMCA - Helped to build the teen center, pavilion and bus stop, repair the front entry and served on the development committee
Island Grown Initiative – Loaned equipment to help build a mobile shade structure to provide sun protection for workers workers
MVRHS and Sharks – Built the Sharks bathrooms and erected one of the high school baseball team’s backstops
St. Andrews Episcopal Church - Renovated doors, windows and interior spaces in the church as well as painting and minor repairs at the parish house
Tisbury Police Department- Replace roof vent hood
Tisbury Senior Center - Replace exterior trim and siding.
Amity Island Running Club – Supported the annual 5K race
Harbor Homes – Updated the communal kitchen, replaced windows, serve on board of directors
Tisbury School - Lead paint remediation
Tisbury Public Library - Replace ceiling tile system and lighting
Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena
Habitat for Humanity of MV - Helped build a home in Oak Bluffs, continue to donate materials and coolaborate on projects
MVRHS Scholarship Fund - The company’s employees started a high school scholarship program for those seeking a future in trade related services. Holy Ghost Association (PA Club) volunteer Pam Silvia collecting a D. Best donation towards tour high school scholarship fund
Martha’s Vineyard Youth Soccer - Support this winning youth soccer team
MVRHS scholarship winners - In 2023 D. Best awarded $1,000 scholarships to seniors Christian Flanders, Maria Sanchez Roa and Alexander Walsh. We also donated $100 to every graduate of MVRHS.
Island Housing Trust – Helped to convert Vineyard Haven’s Hanover House Inn into affordable housing