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Dunn Real Estate Names New President

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 03, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dunn Investment Company, owner of one of America’s oldest contracting businesses and holding company of multiple operating businesses located throughout the Southeast announced today a new President of Dunn Real Estate, the company’s real estate investment subsidiary.

Evans Dunn will assume the role of President as of May 1, 2022, replacing Chris Hoyt, who will be transitioning from his executive role as President of Dunn Real Estate to a strategic advisory role at the company. This move will free-up bandwidth for Mr. Hoyt to pursue entrepreneurial ventures that he has been wanting to explore for several years.

Mr. Dunn began his career at Dunn Construction Company in 2004 after working for 12 years at Royal Cup Coffee. He has effectively served as Estimator, Project Manager, Vice President of Estimating, and General Manager at DCC. Most recently, Dunn served as VP/Business Development for the Dunn family of companies. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Alabama where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama, past President of the Alabama Asphalt Pavement Association, and 2022 President of the Alabama AGC. He has also served on the board of the Alabama Road Builders Association.

Mr. Hoyt will maintain his ownership stake in Dunn Investment Company and will continue to serve as a member of the company’s Board of Directors, continuing to champion Dunn in the communities the company serves. As Strategic Advisor, Mr. Hoyt will provide advice and counsel to Dunn Investment Company CEO Will French, as well as ongoing support to Mr. Dunn and the highly capable team who manage Dunn Real Estate’s day-to-day activities. An entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Hoyt plans to pursue personal investment opportunities beyond the Dunn Companies, as well as potential ventures where Dunn may serve as an investment partner.

Mr. French said, "I know that Evans Dunn will do a great job as President of Dunn Real Estate. He is a highly capable, long-term Dunn team member - and I look forward to Evans and the team building on DRE’s impressive track record."

About the Dunn Family of Businesses

Based in Birmingham Alabama, Dunn Investment Company was originally a railroad construction company founded in 1878. As one of the oldest contracting businesses in America, Dunn expanded its portfolio as it opened one of the country’s first asphalt plants in 1915 and founded what would become Mississippi’s largest ready-mix concrete supplier in 1927. Across the decades, the Dunn family of businesses continued its growth into Build-To-Suit and Turnkey Development services, specialty general construction and heavy civil construction. For more information, visit dunn-companies.com.

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