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Making a Positive Difference

JE Dunn Construction knows that a diverse workforce inspires a vibrant community of ideas. Dunn Diversity leads the company in its dedication to help minorities and women succeed in the construction industry. Through diversity – and the various perspectives it brings – JE Dunn is making a positive difference in the communities in which we operate.

Diversity Initiatives Quarterly M/WBE Subcontractor Meetings are held at the JE Dunn offices, covering topics that concern the M/WBE subcontractor community. Guest speakers, project managers, and estimators regularly attend. Lunch-n-Learns are great for networking and offer introductory forums in an intimate, relaxing atmosphere. Partnering Meetings encourage unions between large majority contractors and smaller minority contractors. This creates an opportunity for M/WBE contractors to work on larger projects with experienced partners. JE Dunn Supplier Diversity Forum is designed to generate new strategies to help shape policies and practices that will ensure competitive access and diverse suppliers.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Audit

Diversity and Inclusion Training

Diversity and Compliance Training and Testing

Youth and College From grade school to graduate school, JE Dunn provides growth and advancement opportunities for students of all ages and ethnicities. Summer internships, scholarship programs, work-study employment, and student training sessions are just a few ways JE Dunn is leading our youth to viable, successful futures.

I learned about JE Dunn through a career fair held at my university. After talking to my professors, I approached JE Dunn and was offered an internship the summer of 2008. I worked in the field and the office in a variety of roles. In May 2009, I came back to work as a full-time Field Engineer. I am grateful and proud to be associated with JE Dunn Construction.�

Gregory Stribling, ‘09 graduate, Missouri University of Science & Technology

The Minority Contractor Business Development (MCBD) program JE Dunn has a longstanding commitment to help minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) succeed. The Minority Contractor Business Development (MCBD) program is a series of classes designed to train minority and women contractors. Classes are facilitated by JE Dunn and various area professionals, with a focus on business and leadership skills needed to compete in the construction industry.

The program has helped M/WBE companies achieve success since its first graduating class in 2006. It has expanded into 13 different cities, trained over 500 companies, and contracted over $100 million in work with JE Dunn. The MCBD program is free of charge for participants who are selected through an application and interview process.

SESSION 1 Mock Bid

The Minority Contractor Business Development (MCBD) Program Meet the Diversity Team

What happens bid day - how to plan for bid day, scope review.



How to survive in today’s competitive marketplace.

Pete Burney

NaKisha Bausby

Renae Richard

JE Dunn Construction

JE Dunn Construction

JE Dunn Construction

Diversity Inclusion Compliance Director

Diversity Manager – Midwest & West Regions

Diversity Manager – South Central Region



Project Leadership

Project Scheduling

Preconstruction, construction and post construction - who does what?

Your schedule vs. the project schedule, workforce, potential delays.

Human Resources

Time Management

Recruiting and retaining talented people

Organizing various tasks

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Cherelle Cortez

Jose Amaya

John Bell

JE Dunn Construction

JE Dunn Construction

John P. Bell Consulting

Diversity Manager – East Region

Program Coordinator – Denver

Program Facilitator



Project Documentation

Project Financials

Contracts, submittals, correspondence, PRs, OCRs, RFIs, ASIs, CCDs...

Cost reviews and pay applications

Information Technology

Business by the Numbers

Understanding the impact of IT on your business

Focusing on the profitability of your business

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Kay Saunders

Jami Henry

Dr. Amanda Goodson

HAI Institute


Amanda Goodson Global

Bellewether & HAI Institute Program Manager and Facilitator

Bellewether & HAI Institute Program Manager

Program Facilitator

SESSION 6 Project Closeout No lingering issues, final billings, punchlist and warranties


Sales & Marketing

Finding the right opportunities

We know that with great success comes great responsibility. That is why we are committed to making a difference in our communities.�

William H. Dunn, Sr. Chairman Emeritus, JE Dunn Construction | 816.474.8600 |

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JE Dunn Diversity