Founded in 1924 by John Ernest Dunn, Sr., JE Dunn Construction is one of the largest commercial contractors in the United States, specializing in construction management, program management, and design-build projects of every size. With more than 4,000 employees in 26 offices throughout the United States, JE Dunn focuses on delivering the best client experience and bringing invaluable leadership and innovation to every project we build.
Our vision is to be an indispensable business partner for our clients by first understanding their purpose, goals and customers and then delivering transformational solutions with certainty of results.
JE Dunn remains committed to the communities we serve. We exist to enrich lives through inspired people and places. We enrich lives through our community service work, our development programs for employees, and most importantly through the people who use the buildings we have the privilege of building. We have found that inspired people build inspired places.
Martell Dyles, Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, West Region Market
Martell Dyles is the Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion manager for JE Dunn’s West Region Market’s, which includes locations in Denver (Rocky Mountain), Portland, Santa Clara, CA (NorCal) and Phoenix.
Martell has over 17 years of experience with a strong track record of delivering sustainable results in inclusive economic development, inclusive employee outreach and development, supplier diversity, equity workforce development, internal and external community relations, and diverse recruiting. Martell is also involved in many professional, community, and civic organizations including Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).
Martell holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, a BS in Business Administration – Entertainment from Full Sail University, and an MS in Management and Leadership focused on Organizational Design and Development from Purdue University. He is a skilled professional with a wide range of expertise.
Leveraging his previous experience in workforce development and community relations, Martell will be fully immersed in all of JE Dunn’s markets in the West Region to strengthen relationships within our communities, with our clients, and within our offices. Martell will work directly with JE Dunn senior leadership to ensure Workplace, Workforce, and Marketplace initiatives are in alignment with the company’s overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy. This includes the responsibility of facilitating inclusive business practices for women and minorities on construction projects and implementing initiatives that promote a diverse and inclusive culture.
Shelly Hartnett, Client Solutions Manager
Shelley Hartnett is a Client Solutions Manager with JE Dunn Construction. She is responsible for creating business opportunities and growth in the higher ed, healthcare, justice, and commercial markets in Colorado. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Shelley brings strong relationships with key design partners and is skilled in business development strategy and creating meaningful connections that lead to great partnerships. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, with a bachelors in both Business Administration and Environmental Design.
Shelley worked as a drafter for a GC in her last year of college, and after graduation, in marketing and drafting. Through the years she has worked with landscape architects/planners, civil/structural/environmental engineers, general contractors, owners’ reps, consulting firms, and architects, moving from marketing and architecture into business development.
Since college, Shelley has been involved in numerous industry associations including the Women’s Chamber, Hispanic Chamber, SMPS (past-president), CREW, AIA, WIH, CAHED, NAWIC, AGC, Construction Writers Association (past-president), ULI, A4LE, Lower Downtown District as its beginning, and downtown districts/partnerships for Denver and Colorado Springs. She has published numerous project-focused articles, as well as business development and promotion pieces.
Shelley also volunteers her time to associations and women’s marketing communications committees, marketing research. She was a past member of the Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) National Board of Directors and Chapter Rep committee, as well as president of the Rocky Mountain Board of Directors. She also presented at the PCI Sales and Marketing School, as well as “Improving Sales Through Effective Marketing” for the PCI Foundation university studios.
Giving back to those who are new to the industry by mentoring has been a goal for her to help the next generation.