Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - JE Dunn Construction
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Enriching lives through inspired people and places.

Marketplace
At JE Dunn, we strive to engage diverse trade partners to bring innovative and high-quality solutions to our projects. Engaging diverse civic organizations, trade associations, and stakeholders across the communities in which we operate enhances our goal of being an indispensable business partner for our clients.
Workplace
Our goal is to make JE Dunn a workplace of choice in the communities in which we operate. We strive to promote inclusion in all aspects of our business, celebrating all aspects of diversity of our associates to promote high performance and ensure everyone feels a sense of belonging as an employee-owner.
Workforce
Attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent available is critical to the long-term success of JE Dunn. We are committed to equal employment opportunity, but more importantly, we understand that we must have diverse and highly engaged team members to deliver transformational solutions with certainty of results.
CEO Action Pledge

In 2020, CEO Gordon Lansford took the CEO Action Pledge to build productive, diverse, and inclusive workplaces. The CEO Action Pledge is the largest business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Nearly 2,000 CEOs across 85 industries have taken the pledge. We are proud to have joined the coalition. We recognize that our commitment under the pledge is not the complete answer, but we believe it is an important step toward building more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Meet The Team
Zoraya Rowlands
Vice President
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director
Kisha Bausby
Senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager
Midwest Region
Martell Dyles
Senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager
West Region
Indria Hollingsworth
Senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager
South Central Region
Mishaune Sawyer
Senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager
East Region
Kori Shingles
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager
Midwest Region
GG Owens
Community Relations Coordinator
National Diversity Scholarship

Building a diverse and inclusive workforce means more than simply recruiting top talent – it means mentoring a new generation of builders while fostering a culture of innovation and creative thinking.

Geared toward construction and engineering students, JE Dunn’s National Diversity Scholarship supports our three-pillar strategy for diversity and inclusion: workforce, workplace, and marketplace.

It is a $5,000 scholarship paid over the course of two years and includes up to two guaranteed internship opportunities. It is awarded to 11 students nationally each year.

Minority Contractor Development Program (MCD)
2006
Launched
500+
Companies Trained
$250+
Million
Contracted Work
13
Cities

When it comes to providing long-standing opportunities for diversity and inclusion, JE Dunn understands its role in helping minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) grow and succeed in the construction industry. That’s why we created a formal education program for potential subcontractors that emphasizes minority and women-owned companies.

The program, which lasts eight months, is free of charge to all admitted contractors. Each applicant is selected through an application and interview process. Not only is the program intended to prepare small businesses for success in the construction industry, but one vital purpose is to provide them with the chance to work with JE Dunn.

The MCD program’s curriculum is structured in monthly sessions held at a JE Dunn location, with courses covering topics such as mock bid, project leadership, estimating, policies and procedures, and more. Companies that complete the program are added to JE Dunn’s database of approved contractors, which the operations team can invite to bid on projects.

prequalification system

JE Dunn’s success relies on strong trade partners. SMS, JE Dunn’s Prequalification System, helps us to better identify and track the skills, services, and capabilities of each of our business partners. This process also benefits you, as our partner, since it ensures the evaluation procedure is performed more consistently. All trade partners doing business with JE Dunn are required to prequalify using SMS. After registering, it is essential you return and update your information at least once per year to maintain an active status.

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