About Cactus Valley Homes

For over two decades, Cactus Valley Homes has reigned as Arizona’s Premier Luxury Home Builder, deeply rooted in the Valley of the Sun. With a family-owned ethos and an impressive 45-year legacy of crafting exquisite homes, we epitomize the pinnacle of home construction.

Our comprehensive, single-service approach escorts you from the initial concept to the flawless realization of your dream home, ensuring a journey marked by professionalism, efficiency, and delight. We invite you to embark on this bespoke building experience with Cactus Valley Homes—where your vision transforms into reality.

Let’s begin crafting your luxurious dwelling. Reach out to us, and together, we’ll bring your dream home to life, making every step of the journey an extraordinary adventure.

Our Philosophy, Mission and Vision

Cactus Valley Homes mission is to build luxury and quality homes by raising the standards of excellence in the custom home industry. By inspiring authentic client relationships, we deliver an elegant and distinctive home that expresses your taste and lifestyle.

Our below values highlight an unparalleled personal approach to custom home building and is underscored by our superior results.

Quality – Take the upmost pride in building the highest quality home possible for our clients.

Professionalism – We start at the beginning when we first meet until you are well into your new home and all the year you own your Cactus Valley home.

Passion – Dedicating ourselves completely too every clients needs and expectations.

Integrity – Going the extra mile to consistently delivery extraordinary results.

Excellence – Providing the highest quality and workmanship.

Don Burns
President / CEO

At the helm of our company, Don is responsible for all management and leadership functions. His experience includes more than 40 years of planning, developing, and constructing custom homes and high-end remodels.

Don’s interest in construction began back when he was a teenager. In his junior year of high school, Don entered into a construction trade school in Championship, Ohio. There he learned what it took to build a home effectively and efficiently. After his education, Don put his skill to the test by becoming a carpenter. Through many years of experience as a laborer, he developed an eye for quality, craftsmanship, and artistic design.Soon after, Don became a construction manager for a few of the valley’s predominate home builder’s. He developed his experience through the knowledge and mentor-ship of others.

Through his 45+ years of construction, Don learned the that the smallest details help make the biggest project spectacular. Which is why Don makes sure that our homes are built to a standard that every customer can rely on. He also adopted the mindset of following through with his commitments, and doing everything right the first time. “Your word is what makes you the best you can be.” Being able to rely on someone to guide you through the process of home building is important, and Don knows this better than anyone. With decades of home building and remodeling experience, no one is better at bringing your dream home to life than Don.

Don credits his wife, Zina, for the inspiration of their company. Her daily encouragement reminds him that “with discipline, belief in God, honesty and hard work, anything is possible.” For us it boils down to the basics. “Treat every day as a blessing, and live every day committed to a high level of integrity and excellence.”

Why Work With Us

Family Owned

Choosing a family-owned business like Cactus Valley Homes brings personalized service and a deep commitment to quality.


Cactus Valley Homes has been servicing the Valley of the Sun for over 20 years as Arizona's Premier Luxury Home Builder.

45 Years Experience

With over four decades of building experience we take pride in providing the highest quality and workmanship.


At Cactus Valley Homes, we go the extra mile to consistently delivery extraordinary results.

Client Testimonials

"Don Burns is truly a professional. We called Cactus Valley Homes, along with several other contractors, to give us estimates on our project. He was personally available to quickly give us a very fair quote. We chose Don because of his professionalism, price and his ability to do all of the work with a high level of craftsmanship, design ideas and a made our home a resort oases to live in! He provided us with formal, written quotes and, I'm happy to say, the costs did not exceed these quotes. Everyone at Cactus Valley Homes was there every step of the way. They gave us design advice as we chose the materials and planned the kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, and all required fixtures and yes even the paint colors. From there, he and his crew handled everything...plumbing, glass shower surround, granite counter tops, cabinetry, drywall, painting, fixtures and tiled the shower, backsplash, flooring and baseboards. Everything he touched turned out beautifully! Our happiness was Don's top priority. He was always available to answer our questions and checked in frequently to ensure that we were pleased with the progress. The finished product is perfect however, the best part about working with Don is that he is completely trustworthy. It means the world to us that we could have total peace-of-mind when we were away and he was working in our home. It's great to work with one contractor that can do every aspect of a project as we never had to worry about giving access to our home to different crews of people. He constantly went the extra mile, working with our busy schedules and accommodating our 2 big dogs throughout the process. Don is a pleasure to work with. He is a true, honest professional."
Cactus Valley Homes
Client / Chandler, AZ
"We were impressed when we first met Don Burns. He was very personable and had some great design ideas. We remodeled all but the 3 bedrooms in our home. We put new tile throughout, tore out a wall and a ceiling, new counter tops and much, much more. We (my wife, stepdaughter and I, 3 dogs and 2 cats) were living in the home through this project. Don did his best to work around us and not displace us from the home more than he had to. Don did a magnificent job. With the care he gave us you would have thought he was working on his own home. It was the little touches that he did because he thought it would look better that way. Our home looks beautiful and my wife is thrilled with the results. The job was done on time and to budget."
Cactus Valley Homes
Client / Tempe, AZ

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