JE Dunn Construction Joins Hope House in Recognizing 35 Years of Service to Community

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (January 31, 2018)

Celebrating 35 years of service in the Kansas City community, Hope House received a $25,000 donation from JE Dunn in support of providing safety and security to victims of domestic violence. To recognize this important community resource, JE Dunn invited Hope House Leadership board members, JE Dunn executives and employees for a check presentation ceremony held at the JE Dunn headquarters.

At the ceremony, Bob Dunn followed by Mr. Bill Dunn, Sr. opened up with kind remarks expressing their gratitude towards JE Dunn and Hope House’s remarkable relationship of more than 30 years. Hope House CEO, MaryAnne Metheny, also shared her appreciation by speaking on behalf of the organization’s 35-year legacy and how it was able to establish several residential platforms where victims can seek refuge and freedom.

MaryAnne was honored to announce former Mayor of Independence and Founder of Hope House, Barbara Potts, will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the
believe gala held by Hope House on August 4, 2018. The organization recognizes  Barbara’s unmatched dedication to supporting the lives of domestic violence victims. Mr. Bill Dun, Sr. and Bob Dunn were incredibly proud to close the ceremony by presenting a special check, continuing to support the mission of Hope House.

As the presenting sponsor for believe, JE Dunn values the lives impacted by domestic violence – both the firm and the Dunn Family Foundation have given several million dollars of in-kind construction management and material, significant volunteer hours, as well as direct financial contributions.

 “The magnitude of JE Dunn’s support assisted us in building a new campus, and the generosity of the Dunn Family Foundation has had a profound effect in expanding our programs to serve those impacted by domestic violence in a greater capacity,” notes MaryAnne Metheny.

The organization now annually serves more than 4,000 adults and children through the organization’s expansive program.


JE Dunn Construction was founded in 1924. Today JE Dunn is the 11th largest domestic general building contractor in the United States with offices in 20 locations. JE Dunn provides construction services in a professional manner to exceed the expectations of our clients. We maintain a commitment to integrity, collaboration, wisdom, quality, value, sustainability, and safety — the philosophy and principles of our business operation. The JE Dunn organization is family and employee-owned and provides an environment of challenge, opportunity, and growth for all employees. JE Dunn strives to be the best client-centered building partner in the United States and exists to enrich lives through inspired people and places.