Like most good stories, it all started when two people met—in this case, when George Dunham met his future wife Nancy while studying at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Fittingly, one was a mechanical engineering student; the other, electrical. They married (both personally and professionally), founded Dunham in 1960 and remained with the company until Nancy’s retirement in 1997, followed by George’s in 1999.
Along the way, much has happened to make Dunham one of the Upper Midwest’s most respected engineering firms. Here are some of the milestones that have crafted our business and culture for 60 years.