Owned by descendants of founder John Ernest Dunn, J.E. Dunn Construction Group operates as the holding company for a group of construction firms that includes flagship J.E. Dunn Construction and Atlanta-based R.J. Griffin & Company. Founded in 1924, it builds institutional, commercial, and industrial structures nationwide. It also provides construction and program management and design/build services. J.E. Dunn Construction, which is among the largest US general builders, was one of the first contractors to offer the construction management delivery method. Some of its major projects have included an IRS facility and the world headquarters for H&R Block, both located in Kansas City, Missouri.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, J.E. Dunn operates some 20 offices across the nation. The company's ranked as the 12th largest general building company in the US.
Besides its primary operations of J.E. Dunn Construction and R.J. Griffin & Company, the construction company runs Dunn Project Solutions, a construction services unit that tackles project ranging in size from $50,000 to $5 million. The business focuses on projects related to corporate interiors, retail improvements, historic rehabilitation, additions, fixtures and equipment, building upgrades, maintenance work, and small office projects.
A bigwig particularly in the Midwest, the group regularly bids on federal government projects. J.E. Dunn won a major contract from the US Army Corps of Engineers to build a regional correctional facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, that replaced smaller prisons in Texas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. Other projects include hospitals, casinos, condos, and schools.
The descendants of John Ernest Dunn hold a majority stake in the company. – less