Stories

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The UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies project was the project that permanently put #healthcare on the map for #JEDunn’s Colorado region. Find out how this hospital in Loveland, Colorado, spurred long-lasting relationships and partnerships with some of the region’s best subcontractors. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories

04/18/2024
Projects

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel Historic Restoration Project

The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is considered one of the most recognized icons in the U.S. and the most visited man-made Colorado landmark.
04/17/2024

JE Dunn Construction

In 1924, John Ernest “Ernie” Dunn launched JE Dunn with a dream of building great projects for his clients. He also passed on some valuable advice to his sons, who joined him in the business. These lessons have shaped our company culture and values, and we’re honored to share them with you today as we […]

04/16/2024
History

Safety at JE Dunn: A Priority and a Value

The safety of employees, trade partners, and community members is important for any construction project. But at JE Dunn, the focus on safety is more than just a priority, it is part of the company culture.
04/16/2024

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Celebrating its 10th year, JE Dunn’s annual #HammerDownRace in #Nashville has raised over $1M for the local organization, Our Kids. The partnership with Our Kids, which began with a unanimous vote from #JEDunn employees, has grown over the years, taking on building repairs, assessments, and remodels. Our people have rallied around Our Kids, and our […]

04/11/2024

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Les Payne’s story is about how he is proud to have shaped the Kansas City skyline with the buildings he has constructed during his 25-year career at JE Dunn. His passion and joy for his work have inspired his children, who recognize their dad’s impact on Kansas City. #MyJEDunnStory #100Years100Stories #JEDunn

04/10/2024
Projects

Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium

The Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium, a jewel nestled within the heart of Kansas City, stood as a testament to the longstanding partnership between JE Dunn Construction and the local community.
04/10/2024

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Eighty years ago, John Ernest “Ernie” Dunn Sr., JE Dunn’s founder, made a patriotic commitment that laid the foundation for the community impact that #JEDunn has had for decades and carries on today. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories

04/04/2024

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JE Dunn is honored to be celebrating the second “Building a Legacy: A Century of Generosity” winner! Introducing Kanbe’s Markets, a local Kansas City organization empowering communities with fresh, affordable food to combat food insecurity and foster resilience. Thanks to more than 3,200 votes by #JEDunn employees, Kanbe’s Markets was selected to be the second […]

03/29/2024

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To celebrate our 100th anniversary and honor iconic structures constructed by JE Dunn in Kansas City, we partnered with muralist Ben Watson to create our Centennial Mural, located near 16th & Broadway in downtown Kansas City. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #JEDunn

03/28/2024
Projects

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas

The acute care facility was designated to be the primary teaching hospital for the new Dell Medical School at The University of Texas, with Level 1 Trauma designation focused on community health needs, academic medicine, research, and serving as the primary safety net hospital for the Central Texas region.
03/27/2024

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#JEDunn was part of an integrated design process for the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Innovation Center building. The office building produces more clean energy than it uses annually and then some. The intention was to demonstrate how net-zero carbon buildings should be designed, contracted, constructed, and occupied. This is how we #NetZero. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #PassiveDesign #Sustainability

03/25/2024
Projects

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

JE Dunn Construction approaches our work on Children’s North Druid Hills campus with the precision of a surgeon and the heart of a parent to ensure each aspect of construction aligns with the safety and comfort of Children’s patients.
03/21/2024
Culture

Kansas City’s Iconic Landmarks Come to Life Through JE Dunn Centennial Mural

Celebrated muralist, Ben Watson, creates a storytelling skyline that exemplifies the beautiful structures the construction company has brought to life.
03/20/2024

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Across the Great Plains, JE Dunn is transforming and reimagining how to blend innovation and nostalgia into state capitol renovations that honor the past, present, and future. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #JEDunn

03/20/2024
Projects

Oracle Cerner Innovations Campus

In the heart of Kansas City stands the monumental Cerner Innovations Campus, a testament to the collaborative efforts of JE Dunn Construction and Cerner, recently acquired by Oracle, two giants in their respective fields.
03/18/2024
Projects

Tampa Heights Elementary Magnet School

Following damage from Hurricane Irma, the Tampa community rallied to rebuild Tampa Heights Elementary Magnet School with the support of Hillsborough County Public Schools, JE Dunn Construction, and FleischmanGarciaMaslowski architects.
03/18/2024

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JE Dunn Nashville’s partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee offers students the opportunity for hands-on experience and behind-the-scenes insights within the construction industry. In turn, we’re helping mold the next generation of the company. It’s a partnership built on trust, compassion, and learning. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #JEDunn

03/18/2024
Projects

JE Dunn and Monarch Build Make History with $120M CPKC Stadium: World’s First Stadium for a Women’s Pro Sports Team

JE Dunn and Monarch Build have had the honor of being a part of a groundbreaking chapter in sports history with the construction of CPKC Stadium for the Kansas City Current.
03/15/2024

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The highly anticipated CPKC Stadium, the first purpose-built for a women’s professional sports team, is opening tomorrow with Kansas City Current’s home opener. The stadium features pitch-side seats, the Pitch Club, luxurious suites, and a high-tech pitch with heating and cooling. JE Dunn and Monarch Build are proud to have been the construction managers on […]

03/15/2024

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JE Dunn’s 26 office locations nationwide deeply connect our teams to the communities where they live, work, and build. Read more about our commitment to building local connections and relationships. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #JEDunn

03/12/2024

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After taking a leap of faith and joining JE Dunn, Melanie rose to a leadership position and helped expand our finance department. As she retires in our 100th year, she celebrates her achievements and those of other women in the construction industry. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #JEDunnWIC2024 #Womeninconstruction #WICWeek

03/08/2024

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Cheryl Luther has broken barriers and crushed the glass ceiling, not only at #JEDunn, but across the construction industry as a whole. Read about how she started in the field and became JE Dunn’s first and only female general superintendent. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #JEDunnWIC2024 #Womeninconstruction #InspiredPeople

03/07/2024

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Iana’s JE Dunn story is about dedication. For almost two decades now, Iana has been committed to JE Dunn. As our National Aviation Market Leader, she has played a vital role in the growth and success of our aviation market. #JEDunnWIC2024 #Womeninconstruction #WICweek #InspiredPeople #JEDunn

03/07/2024

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At #JEDunn, we celebrate the women who have paved the way for future generations in the construction industry. Their strength, dedication, and innovation have helped to shape the company’s success. hashtag#JEDunnWIC2024 #WICweek #InspiredPeople #JEDunn #WomenInConstructionWeek #100Years100Stories #JEDunnCentennial

03/05/2024
Culture

JE Dunn’s First Female Superintendent

Cheryl Luther is tough-as-nails, thick-skinned and uses colorful language. She’s a no-nonsense, tells-it-like-it-is woman who meets challenges head-on, and with the grit and determination of someone who had to fight for what she wants and deserves.
03/05/2024
Projects

UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies

JE Dunn was selected as the construction manager and general contractor for the six-story, 600,000 square foot hospital, serving patients from northeastern Colorado, Wyoming, and western Nebraska.
03/05/2024

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Normally, when you look at a building, you see what everyone else sees: a façade of wood, brick, metal, and glass. Terry Dunn, the former CEO of JE Dunn, sees something else completely. Leading the company through massive growth during his tenure, Terry’s vision led to success and more. #100Years100Stories #JEDunnCentennial #JEDunn

03/04/2024

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Marcus’s JE Dunn story is about an opportunity that turned into a life-long career. Starting as a JE Dunn intern while in college, Marcus is now an Engineering Services Manager and the National Chair of our BUiLD (Blacks United in Learning and Development) Group. He has played a vital role in helping to promote and […]

03/04/2024
Family

Terry Dunn: The Legacy Continues

For Terry, the construction business isn’t about the product, or the buildings themselves. It’s about people – a trait passed down to him from both his father and his grandfather.
02/29/2024
Projects

University of Iowa and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

JE Dunn’s relationship with the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics goes back to 2010, with the completion of the Iowa River Landing project in Coralville, Iowa.
02/29/2024
Projects

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

One of the most important projects in Kansas City’s history began with a vision.
02/29/2024
Community

COVID’s Impact on JE Dunn

During a time of uncertainty, JE Dunn employees focused on giving back and making a difference.
02/29/2024
Projects

DFW International Airport Projects Highlight Partnership

When the DFW International Airport began planning for a new Department of Public Safety Headquarters, finding a design-build partner who could coordinate with many project stakeholders was a top priority.
02/29/2024

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In Clarksville, Tennessee, JE Dunn and LG Chem are embarking on a historic $3.2 billion dollar project to construct the largest cathode manufacturing plant in the U.S., promising economic prosperity and hundreds of new jobs. The plant is about more than innovation and ambition; it’s about lives changed, careers built, and a community embracing a […]

02/26/2024

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At JE Dunn, we’re Building the Future through our K-12 construction education initiative, a testament to our commitment to serving the communities where we work, live, and build. Through this program, our employees volunteer their time to visit schools and educate students about careers in construction. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #JEDunn

02/22/2024
History

100 Years and Still Building On

Through four generations and counting, the success and continued growth of JE Dunn Construction can be traced back through an intricate web of the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
02/20/2024

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JE Dunn is celebrating our legacy of giving back through a Centennial giving campaign, “Building a Legacy: A Century of Generosity.” The Nashville office proudly nominated Our Kids Center, a local nonprofit that provides expert medical evaluations and crisis counseling in response to concerns of child sexual abuse. Thanks to more than 3,200 votes by […]

02/19/2024

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Derek Wenger’s story is one of growth. He began his career at JE Dunn in 2004, starting as an intern. Twenty years later he is part of our Advanced Facilities Group and has been instrumental in using technology to change the way we build. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #MyJEDunnStory

02/16/2024

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What started as a one-man effort to support the American Heart Association has morphed into a companywide initiative with thousands of supporters contributing annually in a variety of ways to a growing number of organizations. #JEDunnHasHeart is more than a run; it’s a movement to give back, which is the very foundation and ❤️ of […]

02/14/2024

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“The centennial is more than just a celebration of how far the business has come. It’s a time to reflect and recommit to supporting the company’s most important asset: its people.” Tim Dunn. Check out our centennial feature in the Kansas City Business Journal! #100Years100Stories #JEDunnCentennial #JEDunn

02/14/2024
History

Local Faces, National Resources: The Benefits of Local Offices

Building meaningful relationships in local communities across the United States has helped JE Dunn grow in 26 communities.
02/13/2024

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Bill Dunn, Sr. Always gave 110% and did what he said he was going to do. That heartfelt way of working is the foundational value that still exists today. #100Years100Stories #JEDunnCentennial #JEDunn

02/13/2024
History

Delivering Expertise Across Growing Markets

JE Dunn has established defined vertical market to best meet the needs of the industry, clients and within the communities it builds.
02/12/2024
Community

Building the Future Through K-12 Construction Education

JE Dunn invests in the future of the construction industry, by connecting with kids and exposing them to construction careers early.
02/12/2024
Community

Our Kids

Connecting to a cause: the Nashville JE Dunn office gives back to support the kids who need it most.
02/12/2024
Culture

The Sacred Transition: Love, Loss, and Finding Purpose in Grief

Embodying the giving spirit of Marcus Taylor to give back and provide much needed support.
02/12/2024
Projects

JE Dunn’s Appreciation of State Capitol Renovations

JE Dunn has emerged as a leader in historic preservation, which is highlighted in state capitol renovation work across the country.
02/12/2024

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America’s 26th president will finally have a library in his honor. #JEDunn is building the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora, a small town in North Dakota with a population of less than 150 residents. What about this location in the Badlands was significant? #100Years100Stories #JEDunnBuilt #PresidentialLibrary #TeddyRoosevelt #JEDunnCentennial

02/09/2024
Projects

Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center – How JE Dunn Builds for Net-Zero

JE Dunn Construction worked as the general contractor for the 15,610-square-foot office building and convening center alongside a number of core team members, construction trade partners, and additional project partners.
02/08/2024
Projects

A Library Fit for a President: The Teddy Roosevelt Project

Teddy Roosevelt Library project provides a presence on the plains, as impressive as its namesake.
02/08/2024

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There are many facets to #JEDunn beyond what many people might think about a construction company, such as Aptitude: Intelligent Integration, JE Dunn’s technology integration partner which provides connectivity planning for smart buildings. Click to learn more about the sub-brand. #100Years100Stories #JEDunnCentennial

02/08/2024
Projects

$3.2B Cathode Plant: 860 Jobs, Dreams, and Sustainable Growth by 2030

LG Chem plant in Clarksville is largest foreign direct investment in Tennessee
02/07/2024
Community

Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee

Supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee has become more than just a volunteer opportunity for the Nashville office.
02/07/2024
Culture

JE Dunn Has Heart

JE Dunn employees make an impact on the American Heart Association year after year.
02/07/2024

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Gordon Lansford’s JE Dunn story is one of commitment to a company he has been with for 28 years and calls his second family. In honoring the value of relationships, he has ensured JE Dunn builds authentic partnerships with clients, trade partners, and most importantly employees. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #JEDunn

02/07/2024
History

The Smartest Way to Increase Building Value

With more than 60 subject-matter experts that support 26 markets across the U.S., Aptitude: Intelligent Integration helps bridge the gap between development, construction, and information technology.
02/06/2024
Projects

New York Times Shines Spotlight on Two JE Dunn Projects

One of the world’s most influential news outlets named Kansas City as one of 52 places globally to visit in 2024 — and the highlight features two buildings proudly constructed by JE Dunn.
02/05/2024

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“The Columbus Fieldhouse is an incredible facility, built by an incredible team! One of my most rewarding projects we’ve built in my career at JE Dunn. A project I wish never ended. Over half this project’s cost stayed within the community, was built by local trade partners, and regenerated revenue back into Columbus and Platte […]

02/05/2024
Projects

Built for the Community, by the Community: Columbus Community Hospital Fieldhouse & Wellness Center Expansion Project

Columbus Community Hospital Fieldhouse brings the community together around fitness, wellness, and rehabilitation.
02/02/2024

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The University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital opened its doors at the end of 2023, bringing a new level of healthcare to San Antonio and greater South Texas. Projects like these demonstrate our commitment to building places that lift communities and the lives of the people they serve. @JoerisGeneralContractorsLLC #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #JEDunn

01/31/2024

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Kisha Bausby’s JE Dunn story is one of passion and commitment to an industry she started learning at the age of 16. As a JE Dunn high school intern, she developed a love for construction that has stood the test of time, and 29 years later, Kisha is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion […]

01/30/2024

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Tim Dunn’s story is one of dedication and commitment to a family legacy that he has upheld throughout his career at #JEDunn. By carrying out the promise and vision of his grandfather, father, and uncles, he has ensured that doing the right thing remains a fundamental part of the business. His journey is a shining […]

01/25/2024

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Perseverance and integrity have always been the legacy of JE Dunn. These values were at the forefront in 1970 when JE Dunn undertook a monumental project that would leave a lasting impact on the landscape of Kansas City for years to come. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #JEDunn

01/24/2024

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We’ve known Kansas City is special for 100 years and counting. Now, one of the country’s largest media outlets has shined a spotlight on our hometown—and, in the process, featured two projects we proudly helped create. Check out The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2024 to see our work in action! #JEDunnCentennial […]

01/23/2024

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JE Dunn has climbed to new heights with the construction of the #SixthandGuadalupe tower, which has been four years in the making. The amenity-rich mixed-use development is the tallest high rise in Austin, Texas, and required JE Dunn to elevate how we build vertically. #100Years100Stories #Austin #JEDunnCentennial #DowntownAustin #JEDunn

01/19/2024
Family

Defining a Legacy of Giving Back

Under the direction of John Ernest “Ernie” Dunn Sr., the company’s founder, JE Dunn built a wartime supply facility, the Quartermaster Depot, in Kansas City, Missouri.
01/19/2024
Family

Trailblazing Women at JE Dunn

In the traditional world of construction, it’s easy to envision a landscape dominated by men. However, in the case of JE Dunn Construction, a legacy of strong, supportive women has been instrumental in shaping the company’s success. 
01/19/2024
Family

Bill Dunn: The Heart and Soul of JE Dunn

“Mr. Dunn,” as he is affectionately referred to by employees nationwide, is a simple man who has made an immense impact. He is the cultural bedrock of JE Dunn and serves as a moral North Star to many.
01/19/2024

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From the time #JEDunn was founded 100 years ago, the company has been donating significantly to philanthropic organizations. This year, through a national Centennial initiative, our employees will select 10 worthy organizations to receive a $100,000 gift to empower and inspire their work. #100Years100Stories #JEDunnCentennial #JEDunn

01/16/2024

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John Ernest Dunn had a simple philosophy: treat others right. Part of that mindset was a true giving spirit that Ernie instilled in everything he touched, including #JEDunnConstruction. His heart was one of philanthropy, and his legacy has lived on. #JEDunnCentennial #100Years100Stories #CorporateGiving #JEDunn

01/12/2024

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JE Dunn President and CEO Gordon Lansford’s leadership philosophy is simple: “If we have the best people and take care of them and their families, everything else will work out well.” During his tenure at JE Dunn, Lansford helped implement the Employee Stock Ownership Program, furthering the company’s commitment to sharing successes with all employees. […]

01/11/2024

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Every employee has a story. As we kick off a yearlong campaign of sharing 100 stories of JE Dunn, we begin with our employees – past and present – sharing their JE Dunn story and how our founder, people, and culture have impacted their lives. Join us this year as we celebrate our Centennial and […]

01/09/2024

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1924 is the year JE Dunn began its 100-year legacy, so it seems fitting to recognize this significant year with a vintage-style hat. In honor of our Centennial, we are gifting every member of the JE Dunn team a commemorative hat. A big thank you to Sandlot Goods for bringing these hats to life – […]

01/08/2024
Projects

University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital

In the rapidly growing city of San Antonio, JE Dunn and Joeris General Contractors embarked on a transformative mission to breathe new life into the University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
01/01/2024
Culture

100 Stories – Three Generations Leave Their Mark on JE Dunn

The family business includes more than just the Dunn family. The Jacquinots share a connection to one another and to JE Dunn through more than 75 years of combined service.
01/01/2024
Projects

JE Dunn’s Worlds of Fun Project: Shaping Kansas City’s Future with Integrity and Determination

As Kansas City’s hometown amusement park, Worlds of Fun just completed its 50th season of providing thrill-filled entertainment for families near and far.
01/01/2024
Family

Building a Company on Faith, Values, Trust and Love – John Ernest Dunn

A gruff man with a big heart, John Ernest Dunn built a company that treats everyone with kindness, honesty, and respect.
01/01/2024
Projects

Reaching New Heights: Sixth and Guadalupe Project

JE Dunn has soared to new heights, completing its tallest building yet that is now the tallest high-rise in Austin, Texas.
01/01/2024
Community

Community Impact: A Century of Generosity

JE Dunn’s culture of giving back shines through the Community Impact Department.
01/01/2024
Community

JE Dunn’s Philosophy: Giving Back and Helping Others

“There are many things that are more important than the almighty dollar, including helping those in need.” – William (Bill) H. Dunn Sr.
01/01/2024

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Embarking on this new year is a significant moment as we celebrate 100 years of JE Dunn. Join us throughout 2024 as we celebrate our 100 years by sharing 100 stories, reflecting on the legacy of our founder, sharing gratitude for the employees, clients, and partners that have contributed to our success, and looking toward […]

01/01/2024
History

CEO Gordon Lansford Shapes the Future of JE Dunn

As President and CEO, Gordon Lansford’s focus is on putting people first, knowing that “if we take care of them and their families, everything else will work out well.”
01/01/2024