Howard and his wife Margaret had one child, Randy, who worked with him on weekends and summers once he was old enough. Upon Randy’s graduation from Varina High School in 1973, he declined offers of athletic scholarships and attended J Sargeant Reynolds at nights so he could join his father in the family business. He married Barbara in 1976 and the next year was given 50% partnership of the company. They decided to specialize in the exterior renovation of homes, but also expand into new construction. In 1980 the company was incorporated as H R Dunn, Inc., began trading as Varina Aluminum & Construction (reflecting market demands in the 80′s) and gained its Class A Contractor’s License to allow for company growth. In 2008, the trade name changed to Dunn Construction as it stands today.
Randy and his Dad worked side by side until Howard’s death in 1994. At that time Randy became sole owner of the business with his wife, and still operates with the same ethics set by Howard years ago. The longevity of the company speaks for itself.