JE Dunn Construction in Charleston celebrates Centennial

February 7, 2024

JE Dunn Construction, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in its 26 offices nationwide throughout 2024. Local employees will engage in a year-long campaign that recognizes its legacy and demonstrates gratitude for its employees, local and national clients, and partners while looking forward to its commitments for the next 100 years.

The Charleston office will be hosting special events, volunteering in the community, and displaying commemorative signage at its construction sites. JE Dunn has built in the Charleston area for over 25 years and last year the team moved into their new office in the historic Navy Yard and was named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina by SC Biz News.

“Construction impacts everyone in a community. In Charleston and across the country, JE Dunn prioritizes building lasting relationships, growing support systems, and giving back to help meet the needs within our communities,” said Kent Thames, Vice President and Charleston office leader. “We are proud of the lasting legacy our team is building. From the schools our children attend, to the hospitals where we seek care, to the organizations where we volunteer, we are intimately involved and proud to be growing the future of Charleston – now and for many years to come.”

Charleston is one of 26 office locations across the country. The family and employee-owned company has grown by establishing authentic partnerships, providing unmatched communication, and pairing the right tools with the right people in our local communities.

Community Impact

JE Dunn is nationally recognized for giving back through JE Dunn’s Community Impact team. An average of 50,000 volunteer hours are donated by employees annually. Thanks to its employee match program, community ambassador network, and philanthropic leadership within each of its offices, the company contributed to more than 1,000 nonprofits in 2023 and donates 10% of its pre-tax net income to charities each year.

Our employees are actively involved in the Greater Charleston community, working closely with organizations like Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Charleston Promise Neighborhood, and Operation Home, among others.

A national Centennial initiative, Building a Legacy: A Century of Generosity, will kick off in 2024, extending JE Dunn’s community impact, and celebrating the employees and communities that have been foundational to the company’s success and longevity. Ten worthy organizations will be selected by employees to receive a gift of $100,000 to empower their work in the communities where JE Dunn employees live, work, and build, for a total impact of $1 million nationwide. More information about this important effort will be shared in 2024.

To learn more about this historic milestone, go to to read stories about JE Dunn’s legacy, projects, impact on the community, and more.


About JE Dunn Construction

JE Dunn Construction, founded in 1924, is the eighth-largest domestic general building contractor in the United States, with offices in 26 locations. We are indispensable business partners because we prioritize building authentic partnerships with our clients and within the communities where we build. We align around a combined vision while providing clients with proven, credible expertise, ongoing collaboration, unmatched communication, and JE Dunn’s robust suite of services. We have a resolute responsibility to our clients, communities, and employees, to focus on solutions, not problems, while delivering results that exceed expectations.