Kent Thames Joins JE Dunn Construction as Vice President, Charleston Market Leader

Construction industry veteran Kent Thames, formerly with Choate Construction, has joined JE Dunn Construction as Vice President responsible for the Charleston market and surrounding Lowcountry.

Thames will be responsible for leading and growing the JE Dunn Charleston team, setting and implementing strategic direction, overseeing multiple highly visible projects, and expanding the company’s footprint.

“Kent is a welcome and exciting addition to the JE Dunn team serving the Charleston area,” said Client Solutions Manager Janet Bates. “JE Dunn is committed to building upon and enhancing our efforts in the region. Bringing Kent on board, with his experience in the industry and passion for the region, helps to not only position the company for future growth, but to grow our highly engaged team to meet their goals professionally and personally.”

At Choate, Kent started and led their Charleston office Interiors Division. Prior to his time at Choate he spent 10 years with HITT Contracting in Charleston. Kent also previously worked for SteelFab and Owens Steel in Charleston and Columbia, respectively.

About JE Dunn — Charleston

JE Dunn Construction, founded in 1924, is one of the largest general building contractors in the United States, providing construction management, program management and design/build services through 24 offices nationwide, and self-perform services at select locations.  JE Dunn is recognized for leadership in both sustainable and lean construction practices and for community philanthropy.  The company services an array of market sectors, including healthcare, advanced industries, science & technology, corporate environments, mission critical, K-12 and hospitality.  The Charleston portfolio includes work for clients including Middle Street Partners, Jamestown, South City Partners, HCA, and the Charleston County School District. The JE Dunn organization is employee and family owned, and today is represented by three generations of the Dunn family in its day-to-day operations.

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