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JE Dunn Construction

September 23, 2016 16:51 ET

William H. Dunn, Sr. Celebrates 70 Years with JE Dunn Construction

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - September 23, 2016) - JE Dunn Construction, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, recently honored William H. Dunn, Sr. for his 70 years of dedication to the company.

Dunn began his storied career with JE Dunn Construction in 1946, after serving in the Naval Air Corps in World War II. At the time, JE Dunn occupied just 1,000-square-feet with four people working in the office. Dunn wasn't without knowledge of the construction business his father started in 1924; he had worked as a time keeper, water boy and laborer before joining the Navy.

Dunn first took the helm of JE Dunn Construction in 1974 and continued to develop the company as it pursued significant construction projects throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, eventually expanding across the country. JE Dunn Construction is now one of the top 10 general building contractors in the United States -- a true testament to the remarkable leadership of Dunn. The company has grown into a multi-billion dollar, family and employee-owned company with over 2,500 employees and 21 offices nationwide.

Countless buildings, many of which are iconic in appearance and deeply consequential to the life and business of cities all around the country, were built by JE Dunn Construction over the last 70 years with Mr. Dunn's involvement and leadership. JE Dunn Construction builds healthcare, corporate office, advanced manufacturing, science/technology, mission critical, education, government/military, sports/recreation, mixed use, parking, hospitality, and countless other building types.

Dunn's commitment and devotion are not limited to the realm of construction. Through Mr. Dunn's leadership and philanthropic spirit, the company supports over 400 charities and organizations dedicated to serving others. JE Dunn Construction faithfully donates more than ten percent of its pre-tax earnings to charitable groups across the country.

Following his father's footsteps, Dunn's unwavering commitment and dedication has created an extraordinary construction firm that is one of the most reputable in the nation. Kansas City Mayor Sylvester "Sly" James recently saluted Dunn with an official proclamation, stating that September 20, 2016 is William H. Dunn, Sr. Day. The mayor describes his contributions as, "exceptional and abiding, his legacy enduring."

JE Dunn Construction was founded in 1924. Today JE Dunn is the 10th largest domestic general building contractor in the United States with offices in 21 locations. Our vision is to be an indispensable business partner for our clients by first understanding their purpose, goals and customers and then delivering transformational solutions with certainty of results. We maintain a commitment to integrity, collaboration, wisdom, quality, value, sustainability, and safety - the philosophy and principles of our business operation which is both family and employee-owned. JE Dunn's purpose is to enrich lives through inspired people and places.

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