M.L. Hunt arrives in El Paso working as a wholesale and retail dealer in coal.
M.L. Hunt forms Hunt Sales Company, a wholesale coal company and manufacturers’ agent.
During the Great Depression, M.L. Hunt won contracts to haul coal to Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Arizona and New Mexico.
Hunt Sales Company provides El Paso County Welfare Relief Board with a carload of coal.
M.L. Hunt purchased the interest of Alex Gonzalez's general store in Ysleta, in El Paso’s Lower Valley.
Upon returning from their naval service in WWII, M.L. Hunt's sons, Jack and Kelly, join their father in the business...and Hunt as a company had officially begun.
In the years that follow, the Company moves locations and expands to include construction and remodeling services in addition to selling lumber, building material, hardware, appliance and farm supplies.
M.L. Hunt retires and sells his interest in the Company to Jack and Kelly Hunt.
The Company's name is changed to Hunt Building Marts, Inc.
Hunt Building Marts, Inc. forms a partnership to include architecture, design-build and general contractor services for schools, car dealerships, and civic projects.
Jack’s son, Woody L. Hunt, joins the business and becomes treasurer of Hunt Building Marts, Inc.
Hunt signs its first military housing contract to construct 300 units of base housing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
The Company becomes a national firm, working outside of the El Paso region. Hunt, in order to raise capital and expand, sells shares and becomes a public company. Followed by an additional stock sale in 1972.
The Company changes its name to Hunt Building Corporation and adds development and financial services to its capabilities. Jack’s son, Mike Hunt, joins as a field engineer.
Hunt is awarded a contract with the U.S. Army for 1,000 housing units at Fort Hood, positioning Hunt as a leader in military housing construction.
The Company purchases back all publicly held stock as well as Jack and Kelly Hunt's interests. Jack and Kelly Hunt retire, and Woody L. Hunt becoms controlling shareholder, President and Chairman of the Company.
Hunt begins its private development activities with Caprock Apartments, a 292-unit complex in El Paso, Texas.
The Company begins a four year development and construction project on 21 HUD Section 8 projects.
Hunt starts its property management division with Shady Oaks in Fort Worth, Texas, a 138-unit affordable housing community developed, built, and owned by Hunt.
Hunt begins its role as contractor, developer, financier, and owner, having been awarded the first of six 801 military housing contracts totaling 3,170 units.
Five years later, Hunt secures the first and only 802 project for construction of affordable housing in Hawaii.
Mike Hunt is elected President and Chief Operating Officer of Hunt Building Corporation.
Woody and Gayle Hunt establish the Cimarron Foundation - now known as the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation.
Hunt continues its private real estate development with the first phase of Colinas del Sol. At completion, this 752-unit market-rate multifamily project commanded the highest rental rates in El Paso, Texas.
Chris Hunt, Mike Hunt's son, joins the Company working on various development projects.
Hunt enters into retail development with the construction of the Sunland Towne Center, a 325,000 square-foot power center in El Paso, Texas, and in the following year, as Master Developer for The Plaza at Cottonwood, a 425,000 square-foot center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Hunt begins construction and development of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects.
Hunt becomes one of the industry's largest MHPI developers and owners with the award of four Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) projects, which include Robins Air Force Base in Georgia; Dyess Air Force Base in Texas; Camp Pendleton MCB in California; and NAS Kingsville in Texas.
Hunt begins the development of single-family lots in El Paso, Texas. Over the decades that follow, the Company breaks ground on other projects in El Paso and near Austin, Texas. Hunt has developed or is developing 29,593 homes on over 9,800 acres. These developments continue to this day.
Hunt is selected by the Navy as the Master Developer for Ford Island in Hawaii, providing significant infrastructure improvements and redevelopment of 1,600 acres of land. This project continues to this day.
Josh Hunt, Woody's son, joins the business working on developing ABQ Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico - the company's first lifestyle center.
Hunt is awarded the largest Air Force MHPI project, located at three different military installations.
Hunt Building Corporation changes its name to Hunt Companies, Inc.
Hunt ventures into multiple related lines of businesses and transitions into a holding company structure. The Company buys a majority interest in TRECAP Partners, and expands its real estate investment management business. TRECAP (later called Hunt Investment Management, an SEC-registered investment advisor) then acquired Capmark Investments’ $4.3 billion real estate equity investment management business.
Hunt expands its Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) business with the formation of Hunt Capital Partners, an affordable housing syndication and investment company.
The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation donates $10 million to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to establish the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing.
The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation donates $6 million to establish the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness at The University of Texas at El Paso.
Hunt makes a strategic investment in LEDIC Management Group (later renamed Envolve), a multifamily investment and property management company.
Hunt closes on the purchase of Capmark Financial Group's affordable housing portfolio, acquiring partnership interests and other assets associated with over 74,000 units of affordable-to-moderate income housing at more than 400 properties across the U.S.
Woody and Josh Hunt, in a joint venture with another El Paso family, form MountainStar Sports Group. The move is central to Hunt’s overall strategy to improve the quality of life and economic development in the Borderplex region. Several significant social impact investments will be made in the years that follow through this entity.
Hunt acquires the Carter Goble Lee companies expanding its capabilities in social infrastructure. The newly formed company is reorganized and consolidated to form CGL Management Group.
Hunt continues to transition to holding company structure, providing the highest standards of corporate governance with external board members, best-in-class affiliates, and skilled leadership at every level.
Hunt completes the acquisition of Centerline Holding Company, later renamed Hunt Mortgage Group. The acquisition approximately doubles the number of units in the affordable housing portfolio and provides a licensed lending platform.
Hunt purchases a 40% interest in Moss Construction and integrates Hunt's construction operations with the Florida-based firm.
Hunt becomes the majority owner of Pinnacle Management Services, LLC, a leading multifamily management company.
Hunt completes the sale of its affordable housing/Low-Income Housing Tax Credit platform. In less than five years, Hunt Capital Partners (and related entities) created the premier affordable housing asset management platform. The proceeds were redeployed to strategic opportunities in public infrastructure, mortgage banking, and commercial real estate. Two years later, Hunt will buy back the tax credit syndication arm of the platform and name it Hunt Capital Partners.
Hunt finalizes strategic investment in Amber Infrastructure Group, a specialist international investment manager based in London.
Chris Hunt becomes Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Woody L. Hunt transitions to the role of Executive Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors.
Hunt acquires Forest City's privatized military housing business, increasing the Company’s owned and managed privatized military housing units to approximately 52,000 and 32,000, respectively.
The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation donates $25 million to Texas Tech to establish the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine in El Paso, Texas.
Hunt forms a strategic alliance with Pennrose Properties, LLC, integrating Hunt's affordable housing operations with the Pennsylvania-based firm.
Hunt achieves milestones on luxury multifamily ventures in Texas, Florida, Illinois, Arizona, and Virginia.
Hunt sells Hunt Real Estate Capital, formerly Hunt Mortgage Group, to Tokyo-based ORIX Corporation. The transaction helps realize Hunt's strategy to redeploy capital into best-in-class operating businesses, real estate assets, and infrastructure assets.
Hunt and Amber acquire a majority interest in City Light & Power, an electrical contractor, and owner of utility systems specializing in the provision of services to the U.S. military under utility privatization contracts.
Hunt launches an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiative - formalizing its long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility.
Hunt sells its majority interest in Pinnacle Property Management Services to Cushman Wakefield. At the time of the sale, Pinnacle had 169,000 units under management and was the third-largest third-party multifamily property manager in the U.S.
The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation, as part of its $5 million commitment, announces the sponsorship of the El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center’s most defining feature - the 50-foot Anything’s Possible Climber.
Hunt celebrates the completion and grand opening of WestStar Tower at Hunt Plaza, Hunt’s new corporate headquarters in El Paso, an initiative central to the Company’s focus on social impact investing in its hometown.
Hunt celebrates its 75th Anniversary.