History

1878
Originally a railroad construction company, The Dunn Brothers Construction Company was founded in Virginia in 1878 by Evans and Thomas Dunn. Today Dunn Construction is part of one of the oldest contracting businesses in America.

Early 1900s
In the early 1900s Dunn moved its headquarters to Birmingham – where the company undertook the construction of a tunnel through Red Mountain nearly half a mile long. For years, the tunnel served as the young city’s sole fresh water piping source from the Cahaba River.

EXPANSION

1915
With the advent of widespread automobile ownership – and the growing need for road paving- Dunn opened one of the country’s first asphalt plants in 1915.

1927
Dunn entered the ready-mix concrete business in 1927 when it formed Mississippi Materials in Jackson Mississippi Materials today is the State’s largest ready-mix concrete supplier. And with the acquisition of Bayou Concrete on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Mississippi. Dunn has established itself as a leader in the Southeastern market.

1940
In 1940 Dunn entered the general construction business – focusing most of its early projects for the military. Gradually our construction business expanded in commercial, institutional and industrial building projects across the Southeast.

DIVERSIFICATION

Today
Dunn added Development to its range of services with the 2004 formation of Dunn Real Estate. coupled with our building capabilities, we can now offer our clients Build-To-Suit a Turnkey Development services – while maintaining Dunn standards for service and professionalism, start to finish.