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Entrepreneur to Multimillion-Dollar Business Owner
POSTED ON 06.07.21
Memoirs of Peter Dunn’s Journey Led and Inspired by Faith
P. Graham Dunn, leading home décor manufacturer, recently released the memoir titled, Unlikely Entrepreneur: From China to Amish Country, written by the company’s founder, Peter Graham Dunn. Dunn hopes to encourage and inspire readers with stories of his upbringing, rebellious years and how those experiences not only shaped his life, but also his approach toward business.
The book is compiled of stories that will both entertain and teach. In moments, readers will overflow with joy and laughter over humous circumstances; in others, they’ll be brought to tears as they learn of the difficulties and challenges encountered while building a multimillion-dollar manufacturing and retail enterprise.
P. Graham Dunn’s CEO Patrick Helmuth says, “Peter Dunn is a master story-teller, and believe me, he has many interesting stories to tell! He has had an incredible journey and I have enjoyed being a part of it for many years.”
The memoir is available to purchase online at wholesale.pgrahamdunn.com/publishing, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800.828.5260. Additionally, for each book sold, fifty cents will be donated to The Bread of Life School in Haiti.
ABOUT P. GRAHAM DUNN
P. Graham Dunn is an employee-owned company that manufactures art, gift and home décor for thousands of accounts throughout the country and around the world. It operates its factory, warehouse and retail presence in Dalton, Ohio. The company also displays its products in OneCoast showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas. Continued growth for the company has been a result of newly developed sales channels and product categories beyond inspirational décor, including dedicated lines of coastal, Christmas and outdoor products.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter Graham Dunn is the founder of P. Graham Dunn, the nation’s top supplier of U.S.-made wall décor. He was born in China, grew up in Canada, married a steady Mennonite girl, LeAnna, helped raise four children, and now resides with LeAnna on the family farm deep in Ohio’s Amish/Mennonite community.
P. Graham Dunn Names New Vice President of Sales
POSTED ON 02.17.20
Brian Bossman will join P. Graham Dunn as the new Vice President of Sales on February 17th. In his new role, Bossman will provide leadership and direction to a growing sales team at P. Graham Dunn. He will oversee both the independent and mass sales channels, as well as seek new areas of growth for the company. P. Graham Dunn will lean on Bossman’s years of experience within the gift industry to continue to build the now employee-owned company.
P. Graham Dunn CEO, Patrick Helmuth, is excited to onboard Bossman. “We’re extremely happy to have Brian join the team here at P. Graham Dunn. We’ve admired his expertise, integrity, and professionalism for a long time. We believe he is a perfect fit for the P. Graham Dunn culture.”
Founder Peter Dunn adds, “Other than a one-year hiatus in 2019, Brian and I have worked together in the Giftware Industry for the last thirty-two years when Brian first broke into this industry. He was a green, yet eager, road rep when he first started carrying our products. My wife, LeAnna, and I have grown to greatly respect Brian both professionally and personally. We are honored to have him join our company as Vice President of Sales.”
Bossman received a degree in business administration from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He started in the giftware industry in 1988, and most recently served as Co-Owner/Co-Founder of IntegriTEAM Marketing & Sales in Greenville, South Carolina for the past 22 years.
“I am honored to join P. Graham Dunn with its rich and storied history, and look forward to working alongside incredibly smart and talented people who are passionate about our business,” says Bossman. “My experience with the company goes back decades in the form of sales representation, and I’m excited to join P. Graham Dunn as their new Vice President of Sales.”
P. Graham Dunn is nestled in the heart of Amish Country and manufactures art, gift, and home décor. What started over forty years ago as a mission assignment on the streets of New York City has blossomed into an international business, serving thousands of accounts throughout the country and around the world. Rooted in humble beginnings, the business remains nimble and continues to adapt to an ever-changing gift industry.
Dunn Family Sells Company to Employees
POSTED ON 09.03.19
The Dunn Family, long-time owners of P Graham Dunn, Inc, is proud to announce the sale of P Graham Dunn to its employees in the form of an employee stock ownership program (ESOP). All 300 employees will be retained in the transition and eligible employees will become owners.
“An ESOP is our best tool for transitioning P Graham Dunn from one generation of leadership to the next,” said Peter Dunn, founder and long-time CEO. “The first two employees LeAnna and I hired, Carol Curie and Robert Shetler, are still with us after forty-two years. An outright sale of the company to a competitor would highly jeopardize fellow workers that have been with us for decades. An ESOP assures a secure future and a continuation of our values for those that have shown dedication and loyalty to us. Our ongoing management team representing 133 years of employee experience will be augmented with outside skilled leadership on our board of directors.”
The company will retain the familiar P Graham Dunn name and will be directed by an experienced team of leaders. Patrick Helmuth will become the newly appointed CEO. Joe Knutson will continue serving as company President. Additional management will be composed of Robert Shetler, long-time VP of Manufacturing, Franklin Geiser, VP of Technology, Andy Yost, VP of Sales, and Anthony Burdette, VP of Marketing and Product Development, all continuing in their current roles. Peter Dunn will also continue to contribute to product development and operations, lending his genius and expertise as an advisor to the new employee-owned company.
“On behalf of the employees, I want to thank the Dunn family for giving us this opportunity to keep the business locally owned,” said Helmuth. “Our people are what make P. Graham Dunn a leader in the industry. They will be the key drivers behind our future success.” Helmuth continued, “Our retailer customers should experience the same excellent service from our customer service team and our sales and marketing partner - OneCoast”.
P. Graham Dunn is nestled in the heart of Amish Country and manufactures art, gift and home décor. What started over forty years ago as a mission assignment on the streets of New York City has blossomed into an international business, serving thousands of accounts throughout the country and around the world. Rooted in humble beginnings, the business remains nimble and continues to adapt to an ever-changing gift industry.
The company displays its products in OneCoast showrooms in Atlanta, GA, and Dallas, TX, and operates its own showroom in Las Vegas, NV. It also operates its factory, warehouse, and retail presence in Dalton, OH. Continued growth for the company has been a result of newly developed sales channels and product categories beyond inspirational décor, including dedicated lines of coastal, Christmas, and craft products.