J.E. Dunn

1001 Locust St. • Kansas City, MO 64104
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John Ernest Dunn (Ernie) founded JE Dunn Construction Company in Kansas City, Missouri in 1924. What began as a small, family-run residential contractor would eventually grow into one of the top general building contractors in the country with approximate annual revenues of $2.7 billion and 20 office locations coast-to-coast. In 1990, JE Dunn Construction was a multi-faceted company employing 1,200 people in the field and office with revenues exceeding $155 million. Engineering News Record (ENR) ranked JE Dunn Construction 247th of the top 400 contractors nationally. Expansion to areas outside of Kansas City became part of the growth strategy of the company. In 1990, controlling interest of Minneapolis-based Witcher Construction was acquired. In 1992, Drake Construction Company in Portland, Oregon became part of the team. In the late 1990’s, LTB Contractors, Inc. of Houston was acquired and then Hughes/Smith, Inc., a Colorado Springs-based general contractor. January 2000 witnessed the acquisition of Atlanta’s R. J. Griffin & Company General Contractors. These acquisitions rounded out the JE Dunn Construction Company team. In 2012, we were ranked the twelfth largest general building company in the United States. Today, JE Dunn Construction is a leading provider of construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. Our time honored tradition of delivering construction in a manner exceeding the expectation of clients holds true, and our client relationships are always our utmost priority.

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