In The Community

As part of our goal of providing top quality property management, real estate services, and construction services, Deca feels it is important to give back to the community. As such, each member of the Deca team is asked to do his part in making our community a better place to live.


Deca underwrites the cost of a number of athletic teams in and around the St. Louis area. Additionally we act as a sponsor for local charity events such as golf tournaments and school auctions.

Civic Volunteers:

Steve Young is the Past President of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services which is a nonprofit organization that provides services to improve the quality of life for senior adults by promoting and providing social, health and housing programs. Services are provided in St. Louis City and County, as well as in St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin and Warren Counties. Cardinal Ritter Senior Services serves over 30,000 senior annually.

In addition, Steve Young is also an active member of the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is organized to advance the economic, commercial, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of the Crestwood-Sunset Hills community.

Marty Carr is a member of multiple civic groups and advisory boards. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Affton Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Economic Development Community for the Affton area. In addition, Marty is a member of the St. Louis County Economic Development Collaborative Advisory Board and a member of the Missouri Association of Realtors property management section. Past positions and achievements include Business Person of the Year and serving on the Board of the Bayless School Districts A Plus program.

Jim Young is a charter member of the Missouri Realtors® Property Management Section. He is also an active member of the Lindenwood Neighborhood Association. This Association covers the geographical area bounded by Arsenal Street on the north, Chippewa on the south, city limits to the west and Hampton on the east. The organization works for the general betterment, welfare and improvement of the area. Much of the orientation and fund raising of the organization is directed towards maintenance and improvement of Lindenwood Park - the major city park in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood. Approximately 450 families and businesses are members of the association.

Angela Velazquez is an active member of the Hampton-Chippewa Chambers of Commerce, The National Association of Residential Property Managers, and the St. Louis Apartment Association.