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About Desert King Windows


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Bill and Susan Burns


Desert King Windows

Desert King Windows was founded in Oro Valley in 1999 by Bill and Susan Burns. Bill retired to beautiful Tucson after a long career in replacement window sales & service in southern Arkansas. After about 1 year of fishing and golfing, Bill just had to get back into the window business… So
Desert King Windows was born.

Since then, Bill opened a location in Phoenix, and soon after, El Paso, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico. With such a strong sales background and a great relationship with the manufacturer, Bill and Susan grew the company to exceed $10 Million in annual sales.


Ron Shortt


Shortly after opening in Phoenix, Bill met Ron Shortt, His account rep for the Arizona Republic/ Phoenix Gazette. Soon a great friendship developed and Ron left his job of 12 years and joined Bill’s sales team at Desert King. For the next 9 years, Ron worked close to Bill, long hours and travel, as he worked his way up to be Bill’s right hand man. Later he became Vice President of Sales.

Then it became time, once again, for Bill to retire (with a little push from Susan). Bill sold the Arizona markets to Ron in April 2013.

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Jayson Shortt

Owner/CEO and License Contractor

Jayson Shortt, Ron’s son and partner, joined Desert King years earlier as a salesman working along side his Dad.

Now, as Vice President and the Registrar Of Contractors License holder for both residential and commercial, Jayson plays a key role in new sales development and as Sales Manager. Since Desert King Windows started 20 years ago, over 20,000 homes have been updated with energy efficient windows and doors!

Along the way, many changes and improvements have occurred but one thing has always stayed true… the obsession to detail, customer service, and unparalleled value.

With all of that experience and products backed with a lifetime warranty, you can trust that Desert King Windows knows the best ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home with products that will last a lifetime in our extreme desert climate.

At Desert King Windows, we take pride in our local and family owned roots. We believe in a straight-forward “no bull” approach so you can have the peace of mind that you are working with an honest and reliable company with no surprises.This is proven with our no down payment policy. If you are on the market for energy efficient windows and doors, put your trust into Desert King Windows. We will not let you down.

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James Cataldo


James has nearly 20 years experience installing windows and doors. He joined the Desert King Team in 2016 and has quickly rose through the ranks because of his constant commitment to making every install as perfect as possible. That commitment and unwavering outlook of quality craftsmanship has put him in charge of the most important part of Desert King Windows; Installation!

Barbara Feinberg

Bárbara Feinberg

Office Manager

Bárbara brings a contagious positive energy to our team and has instantly found a home. With many years of experience in her field, she oversees all billing and accounting as our newest bookkeeper and office manager.

Bárbara is here to help guide you and provide you with the ingenuity to bring your vision to life.

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Josh Sims

Nevada Project Manager

Josh joined our team in 2014 installing for our Tucson branch. As our Las Vegas branch grew so quickly, and Josh being our top foreman, he decided to pack up his life and move there for his next challenge, to head up all installation for Southern Nevada! Josh uses his 20 years of window and door experience to direct our Vegas crews and oversee all installations in Nevada.

Jonathan Stapleton

Arizona Project Manager

Johnny started working on the crews as a helper right out of high school. Over the past few years, he has proven to be an asset to our team with his incredible work ethic and ability to make customers happy. He has led the service department and now is the Arizona Project Manager overseeing all of the installs in Arizona!

Mikel Lawson

Service Manager

Mikel is one of the most loved team members in the company. He has worked on install crews and as a service technician over the last few years. He always has a smile and an upbeat attitude that is contagious. He takes pride in being the hero when something goes wrong. This makes Mikel the perfect person to be the head of the service and warranty department.