1947

Sons Jack and Kelly join their father, M.L. Hunt, to form Hunt Sales Company, a retail lumber, hardware and building store in the area of the Lower Valley in El Paso.

1955

Jack and Kelly Hunt incorporate Hunt Sales, Inc., adding a second retail store and a contracting office.

1961

Hunt earns its first $1 million construction contract, sells the retail lumber and building material business.

1969

Hunt signs its first military housing contract to construct 300 units of base housing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.

1969

Jack’s son, Woody Hunt, becomes Treasurer of Hunt Building Marts, Inc. Revenue is $10 million.

1971

Hunt’s multi-family, military and public housing construction business soars. Jack’s son, Mike Hunt, joins as a field engineer. The company changes its name to Hunt Building Corporation.

1971

Company revenues are $35.7 million. This is reflective of the company’s success seen the prior year with the awarding of new construction contracts totaling $40 million, an increase of 242 percent.

1971

Hunt adds development and financial services to its capabilities.

1973

Hunt is awarded a contract with the U.S. Army for 1,000 housing units at Ft. Hood, positioning Hunt as a leader in military housing construction.

1973

Hunt begins its private development activities with Caprock Apartments, a 292-unit complex in El Paso, Texas.

1977

Woody Hunt becomes President upon the retirement of his father and uncle.

1977

The company begins development and construction on 21 HUD Section 8 projects.

1979

Hunt starts its property management division with Shady Oaks in Fort Worth, Texas, a 138-unit affordable housing property developed, built and owned by Hunt.

1985

Hunt begins its role as one of the premier design-build contractors for the U.S. Armed Forces, being awarded the first 801 military housing contract in Newport News, Virginia, in 1985.

1987

Woody Hunt is elected Chairman of the Board and Mike Hunt is elected President and Chief Operating Officer of Hunt Building Corporation.

1987

Woody and Gayle Hunt establish the Cimarron Foundation - now known as the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation.

1992

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.

1995

Hunt enters into retail development with its development and construction of the Sunland Towne Center, a 325,000 square foot power center in El Paso, Texas.

1995

In Albuquerque, Hunt acquires the site and begins planning for The Plaza at Cottonwood, a 425,000 square foot shopping center.

1998

Hunt expands its services and product mix as it enters Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) development market.

2000

Hunt is awarded 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.

2000

With newest projects Hunt becomes one of the industry’s largest MHPI developers and owners.

2002

Hunt is selected by the Navy as the Master Developer for Ford Island in Hawai‘i which involves significant infrastructure improvements and redevelopment of 1,600 acres of land. This project continues to this day.

2005

Josh Hunt, Woody’s son, joins the business working on the development of ABQ Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico – the company’s first lifestyle center.

2006

Hunt combines public private partnerships (PPP) and private real estate development in the Southwest and Hawai‘i, into a single entity and forms Hunt Development Group.

2007

Hunt celebrates its 60-year anniversary.

2007

Hunt is awarded the largest Air Force MHPI project, which is located at three different military installations and totals $750 million.

2008

Hunt Building Corporation changes its name to Hunt Companies, Inc. The company reports over $2 billion in construction backlog.

2010

Hunt purchases TRECAP Partners, (later named Hunt Investment Management), a real estate investment management company. Hunt also forms a new entity, Hunt Capital Partners, a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) syndication and investment company.

2010

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.

2010

In alignment with their long-term support of and investment in the University of Texas at El Paso, the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation donates $6 million to establish the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness.

2011

Hunt makes a strategic investment in LEDIC Management Group, (later renamed Envolve), a third-party multifamily property management company.

2011

Hunt closes on the purchase of Capmark Financial Group’s Affordable Housing portfolio, acquiring, in a phased transaction, 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.

2012

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.

2013

Hunt completes 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.

2014

Hunt forms strategic alliance with Moss Construction, integrating Hunt’s construction operations with the Florida-based firm.

2014

Hunt invests in Pinnacle Property Management Services LLC, a leading multifamily management company.

2015

Hunt finalizes strategic investment in Amber Infrastructure Group.

2015

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.

2016

Hunt acquires Forest City’s privatized military housing business, increasing the Company’s total number of privatized military housing units owned and managed to over 32,000, and owned in total to approximately 52,000.

2016

The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation donates $25 million to Texas Tech to establish a dental school in El Paso named the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine.

2017

Hunt forms strategic alliance with Pennrose Properties, LLC, integrating Hunt’s affordable housing operations with the Pennsylvania-based firm.

2017

Hunt celebrates its 70th year in business.

2017

Hunt achieves milestones on luxury multifamily ventures in Texas, Florida, Illinois, Arizona, and Virginia.

2017

Hunt and the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso complete the largest Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative in the U.S.

2018

Hunt and WestStar break ground on on high-rise project in El Paso that will become Hunt’s new corporate headquarters.

2018

Hunt enters a management agreement with Five Oaks Investment Corp., a real estate investment trust (later renamed Hunt Companies Finance Trust) and a series of agreements with MMA Capital Management, LLC, to acquire MMA’s low-income housing tax credit business, its international investment management business, its renewable energy lending underwriting platform and other non-core assets (later renamed MMA Capital Holdings, Inc.).

2018

Hunt forms Hunt Capital Holdings and receives a minority investment from Gallatin Point Capital LLC into that platform which encompasses Hunt’s financial services and investment management businesses.

2019

Hunt enters into an agreement to sell Hunt Real Estate Capital to Tokyo-based ORIX Corporation. The transaction helps realize Hunt’s strategy to deploy capital into best-in-class operating businesses, real estate assets, and infrastructure assets.

2020

Hunt launches an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiative – formalizing its long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility.

2020

Hunt and Amber acquire amajority interest in City Light & Power (CLP), an electrical contractor and owner of utility systems specializing in the provision of services to the U.S. military under utility privatization (UP) contracts.

2020

Hunt and Amber acquire a majority interest in City Light & Power (CLP), an electrical contractor and owner of utility systems specializing in the provision of services to the U.S. military under utility privatization (UP) contracts.

2020

Hunt sells its majority interest in Pinnacle Property Management Services to Cushman Wakefield. At the time of the sale, Pinnacle had 170,000 units under management and was the second-largest third-party multifamily property manager in the U.S.

2021

The Woody and Gayle HuntFamily Foundation, as part of its $5 million commitment, announced the sponsorship of the El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center’s most defining feature – the 50-foot Anything’s Possible Climber.