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Rett Gunn

RettgunnI have been in the construction business since the late 70's, working for various contractors in high school and college that worked with my father, an architect in Savannah, GA. After undergraduate school, I began work in Jacksonville, Florida with a large production homebuilder as an estimator and purchasing agent for the construction of over 1,000 homes per year.

After working in homebuilding for two years, I returned to graduate school at Texas A&M University, graduating in August of 1992 with a Masters of Science in Construction Management. Following graduation, I moved to Washington, DC to work for a large construction management firm, 3D/International, from 1992 to 1998. In 1998, I joined Barton Malow Company in Atlanta. At these two companies, I was a Project Manager and a Business Developer.

Work Experience:
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Rett was a pleasant surprise to work with, he managed the budget well, kept me informed and delivered a great result. I would work with him again.

Jay Swift, Chef/Proprietor, 4th&Swift - view project details


Rett is a good communicator and knows his stuff. No major surprises or drama - he did what he said he would do. We were pleased with the renovation of our retail building.

Daniel Latshaw, CCIM, MBA, Partner - Bull Realty

I hired Gunn Construction and Development for the renovation and design of a new facility for my Mercedes-Benz repair business. It was not a large project by any means, but was always treated as it was their most important project. Rett Gunn and his group of managers and contractors diligently and smoothly worked with through several unforeseen issues that arose during the renovation process. They responded quickly to any requests or changes made by myself mid-construction. The project was completed ahead of schedule and on budget.

Since the completion of this facility I have hired Gunn Construction and Development for a fairly simple storm damage repair and was again impressed with Rett's attention level and response time. Knowing that I didn't have to worry about getting my building back together allowed the business to get back on track almost immediately. Because of my experiences with Rett Gunn and Gunn Construction, any future construction project I endeavor to tackle will include them.

R. Matthew Purselle, Owner, RPM Automotive, Inc.


I want to let you know that I have worked with Rett Gunn the last six years as an outside contractor and as a coordinator of the Philips Arena. He has impeccable integrity and delivers what he is asked to do as a contractor. He also has done many projects for the Georgia World Congress Center and completed them on time and under budget.

Mark Zimmerman
General Manager, Georgia World Congress Center

Lyman Davidson Dooley

Atlantic Station in Atlanta is one of the largest smart growth and sustainable developments in the country. It's a 130 acre development in the heart of Atlanta and is designed to be a blend of middle and upper income housing with restaurants, retail and entertainment. Our office teamed up with Gunn Construction and Development, Inc. in a design build joint venture to provide the central energy plant for this new development.

Given the size and scope of the projects designed for Atlantic Station, the energy plant was planned for 2 phases. The first phase was to provide enough capacity for the first decade of development while the second phase will serve any future development. The most difficult aspect with this project was the substantial amount of coordination between the engineering designers and the subcontractors. Rett did an excellent job of managing the process and the result is a very attractive facility for an exciting community.

Given the performance by Gunn Construction and Development, Inc. on this relatively complex building type and combine that with his continued work on other projects designed by our office, I have no problem recommending Rett's company for your future project.

Michael E. Higdon, AIA
Lyman Davidson Dooley

Rett Gunn and Gunn Construction and Development took my vision and made it a reality in the build out of my bike shop. Rett listened and worked one on one with me as a business owner - this was huge because I knew exactly what I wanted the final product to look like and on items that I wasn't 100% on Rett was able to bring his years of experience and creativity to the table. He saw the project through to completion and continued to follow up even after completion. I really appreciate the work that Rett and Gunn Construction and Development performed for my business.


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Bob Williams - President
Philips Arena
One Philips Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Mark Zimmerman - Assistant General Manager
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313-1591
See Reference Letter

Drew Reifenberger - Senior Vice President/General Manager
Turner Digital Entertainment
1065 Williams St.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Derrick Schiller - Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Atlanta Braves
755 Hank Aaron Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30315

Coart Johnson (Formerly with Turner Properties/Philips Arena) - Carter and Associates
171 Peachtree Street
Suite 1200
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Ned Drulard - Vice President
Turner Properties
One CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303

Mr. Jean Hundley - Project Manager
General Services Administration
Washington, DC
202-289-2040, ext. 15

Johnny Dixon, Jr.

Bill Whitaker - Vice President
Mactec Engineering
Atlanta, Georgia

Tom Rath - Operations Manager
Post Office Box 450485
Atlanta, GA 31145

Matt Purselle - Owner
Classic Repairs
500 DeKalb Industrial Way
Decatur, GA 30030
See Reference Letter

Mike Travis (Melting Point, Athens, GA) - Director of Business Development
J. M. Wilkerson Construction, Inc.
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Eric Meyerhoff - Retired, Vice President
Gunn, Meyerhoff, Shay Architects
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Patrick Shay - President
Gunn, Meyerhoff, Shay Architects
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Jay Swift, Owner/Proprietor
4th and Swift Restaurant
621 North Ave, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Nathan West
West tree Financial
10475 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 400
Johns Creek, GA 30097