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Celebrating 67 Years
History
History of Dunkin & Bush Family


Dunkin Family Time Line

1939 The history of Dunkin & Bush dates back to 1939 when Curtis Oliver Dunkin, a Southern Baptist missionary, heads from Oklahoma City to Alaska to start the first native mission in Fairbanks. He lives in a tent while building the mission with his wife Alma Louise.
1943 In 1943 C.O. Dunkin teams up with August Johnson to form Johnson and Dunkin. They predominately perform painting at Ladd Field (now Fort Wainwright) and Eielson Air Base. Work continues there through the forties.
1948 JD Painting continues to operate in Fairbanks as Tom Dunkin Sr. leaves the Navy and takes his family from Oklahoma City to join Johnson & Dunkin in Fairbanks. Tom Dunkin II is nine months old.
1950-1960 During the fifties Johnson & Dunkin leave Alaska to perform work in the Territory of Puerto Rico, Guantanemo Bay in Cuba and Panama Canal Zone, they also operate in San Francisco. Tom Dunkin Sr. moves his family to San Diego and continues doing painting work in military facilities.
1961 Tom Dunkin Sr. heads back to Fairbanks and with C.O. Dunkin form Dunkin Painting.
1963 C.O. Dunkin "retires" to his sign shop and Dunkin Sr. hires William F. Bush.
1964 Bush becomes a full partner and Dunkin & Bush Painting Company is born.
1966 Tom Dunkin Sr. and Bill Bush form new entity, Dunkin & Bush Painting, Inc. based in Seattle, WA.
1969 Tom Dunkin II graduates from the University of Washington, begins working in the Seattle office and soon becomes the manager and a stockholder.
1977 Tom Dunkin Sr. retires and Tom Dunkin II acquires his interest in Dunkin & Bush Painting, Inc.. The office moves from Seattle to Redmond, Washington.
1982 TDII buys the Bush interest in Dunkin & Bush Painting, Inc. The corporation name is changed to Dunkin & Bush, Inc.
1987 D&B opens the Bellingham Regional office to service the petrochemical industry in Northwest Washington. Don Hovde is the manager of that office.
1989 D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversary of Fred Tharp.
1993 In 1993 D&B opens the Portland Regional office. The growth of Dunkin & Bush has continued through the nineties with occasional projects in California, Hawaii, and Aruba, as well as growth within our core region.

Dunkin & Bush celebrates its 50th Anniversary capped off with a 300-person celebration at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, WA.
1994 Deidre Dunkin graduates from Claremont McKenna College, later getting her CPA and CVA.

D&B celebrates the 25-year employment anniversary of Fred Tharp.
1998 Dunkin & Bush opens the Kenai Regional office to have a local presence in Alaska and to service the many customers in that region.

The Dunkin & Bush Rolex reward program begins for continual service of 20 years or more.
1999 Fred Tharp retires on his 70th birthday after over 30 years with Dunkin & Bush.

D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversary of Jim Hanson.
2000 Deidre Dunkin comes to work for Dunkin & Bush full-time as the company's Chief Financial Officer.
2001 D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversaries of Don Hovde, Scott Faupel, and Roy Parrett.
2003 Dunkin & Bush forges ahead in its expansion plans with its first major international endeavor when the Coastal Aruba refinery chose Dunkin & Bush for a large maintenance contract in Aruba.

Dunkin & Bush celebrates 60 years in business, proving their longevity and financial strength in the industrial contracting industry.

D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversary of Ed Pruesser, Sr..
2004 President Tom Dunkin II celebrates his 35-year employment anniversary at Dunkin & Bush.
  D&B celebrates the 25-year employment anniversary of Jim Hanson.

Dunkin & Bush expands it's presence in Hawaii, working for the US Navy at Pearl Harbor.

Dunkin & Bush is presently working in Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
2005 Deidre Dunkin is promoted to President of Dunkin & Bush.

Don Hovde is promoted to Vice President of Operations and now works from the Corporate office.

Tom Dunkin III joins the D&B team as an estimator.


D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversary of Ed Pruesser Jr..

2006

Dunkin & Bush opens its Bakersfield office, expanding its presence in California.


D&B celebrates the 25-year employment anniversaries of Don Hovde and Roy Parrett.

D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversary of Charles Carter.
2007
D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversaries of Mark Harrison and Pete Weese.
2008
Dunkin & Bush opens a field office in Utah to support the build of a new plant for ATI Titanium.

D&B celebrates the 30-year employment anniversary of Jim Hanson.

D&B celebrates the 25-year employment anniversary of Ed Pruesser, Sr..

D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversary of Dan Beitler.
2009
D&B celebrates the 40-year employment anniversary of Tom Dunkin II.

D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversaries of Rich Loftin and

Tim Loving.

2010 D&B celebrates the 25-year employment anniversary of Ed Pruesser, Jr..
  D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversary of Mark Smith.
  D&B becomes a Certified WBENC Women's Business Enterprise.
  Corporate offices move to new Kirkland location.
  D&B was ranked 6th largest painting contractor in the nation for 2009 as published by ENR Magazine.
2011 Tom Dunkin III is named Vice President of Dunkin & Bush.
  Tom Dunkin II receives SSPC Honorary Life Member Award at the National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  D&B was ranked 4th largest painting contractor in the nation for 2010 as published by ENR Magazine.
 

D&B celebrates the 20-year employment anniversaries of Julie Walker, Seth Jeretzky, Martin Johnson and Brian deBoer.

  D&B celebrates the 25-year employment anniversary of Charles Carter.
  D&B celebrates the 30-year employment anniversaries of Don Hovde and Roy Parrett.
  11 years without a recordable injury - BP Harbor Island (Seattle, WA)
  10 years without a recordable injury - Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. (Valdez, AK)
  7 years without a recordable injury - Boise Paper (Wallula, WA)
  23 years without a lost time injury - BP Cherry Point (Ferndale, WA)
  18 years without a recordable injury - ConocoPhillips (Ferndale, WA)
   
   
   

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