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.
Jack and Kelly Hunt incorporate Hunt Sales, Inc., adding a second retail store and a contracting office.
Hunt earns its first $1 million construction contract, sells the retail lumber and building material business.
Hunt signs its first military housing contract to construct 300 units of base housing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
Jack’s son, Woody Hunt, becomes Treasurer of Hunt Building Marts, Inc. Revenue is $10 million.
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.
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.
Hunt adds development and financial services to its capabilities.
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.
Hunt begins its private development activities with Caprock Apartments, a 292-unit complex in El Paso, Texas.
Woody Hunt becomes President upon the retirement of his father and uncle.
The company begins development and construction on 21 HUD Section 8 projects.
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.
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.
Woody Hunt is elected Chairman of the Board and 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.
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.
In Albuquerque, Hunt acquires the site and begins planning for The Plaza at Cottonwood, a 425,000 square foot shopping center.
Hunt expands its services and product mix as it enters Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) development market.
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.
With newest projects Hunt becomes one of the industry’s largest MHPI developers and owners.
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.
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.
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.
Hunt celebrates its 60-year anniversary.
Hunt is awarded the largest Air Force MHPI project, which is located at three different military installations and totals $750 million.
Hunt Building Corporation changes its name to Hunt Companies, Inc. The company reports over $2 billion in construction backlog.
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.
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.
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.
Hunt makes a strategic investment in LEDIC Management Group, (later renamed Envolve), a third-party multifamily property management company.
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.
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 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.
Hunt forms strategic alliance with Moss Construction, integrating Hunt’s construction operations with the Florida-based firm.
Hunt invests in Pinnacle Property Management Services LLC, a leading multifamily management company.
Hunt finalizes strategic investment in Amber Infrastructure Group.
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 total number of privatized military housing units owned and managed to over 32,000, and owned in total to approximately 52,000.
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.
Hunt forms strategic alliance with Pennrose Properties, LLC, integrating Hunt’s affordable housing operations with the Pennsylvania-based firm.
Hunt celebrates its 70th year in business.
Hunt achieves milestones on luxury multifamily ventures in Texas, Florida, Illinois, Arizona, and Virginia.
Hunt and the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso complete the largest Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative in the U.S.
Hunt and WestStar break ground on on high-rise project in El Paso that will become Hunt’s new corporate headquarters.
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.).
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.
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.
Hunt launches an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiative – formalizing its long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.