HISTORY

Hunt Ventures Breaks Ground on 10 Story Class-A Office

2014
Hunt Ventures Breaks Ground on 10 Story Class-A Office

Hunt Ventures plans and begins construction of it’s largest Class-A office tower, a 230,000 square foot 10 story building in Pinnacle Hills.  It was completed and opened in the fall of 2015.

Hunt Family Donates Land for AMP

2013
Hunt Family Donates Land for AMP

Hunt Family donates land in Pinnacle Hills to the Walton Arts Center for the construction of the 10,000 person capacity Arkansas Music Pavilion, opened in spring of 2014

Pinnacle Memorial Gardens Begins Construction

2010
Pinnacle Memorial Gardens Begins Construction

Hunt family plans are completed for the construction of Pinnacle Memorial Gardens (cemetery) and the adjacent Hunt Chapel in Rogers, AR.Opening date was the fall of 2012.

Pinnacle Group reformed as Hunt Ventures

2007
Pinnacle Group reformed as Hunt Ventures

The Pinnacle Group reformed as Hunt Ventures, reflecting the guidance and ownership of the real estate assets of the Pinnacle Group by the Hunt family under the leadership of Johnelle Hunt

J.B. Hunt Passes Away

2006
J.B. Hunt Passes Away

After the August opening of the Pinnacle Hills Promenade, J.B. Hunt passes away in December

Central Mortar Purchased

2006
Central Mortar Purchased

J.B. Hunt starts a mortar and grout plant, Central Mortar, in Muskogee, OK.

Pinnacle Hills Promenade Project Begins

2005
Pinnacle Hills Promenade Project Begins

The Pinnacle Group partnered with General Growth Properties of Chicago to build the 1,200,000 square foot Pinnacle Hills Promenade lifestyle shopping center in Rogers, AR.

J.B. Hunt Buys Sand Plant

2003
J.B. Hunt Buys Sand Plant

J.B. Hunt bought a sand plant, Haskell Sand, on the Arkansas River at Haskell, OK

J.B. Hunt Partners with ABC Block Company

2003
J.B. Hunt Partners with ABC Block Company

J.B. Hunt partnered with ABC Block Co. to form Central-ABC Block with eight (8) locations in Arkansas and Louisiana.

Northwest Arkansas Quarries Opens

2000
Northwest Arkansas Quarries Opens

Started Northwest Arkansas Quarries in Springdale, AR. The quarry was merged in 2012 with The Rogers Group to form a multiple quarry operation called Hunt Rogers Group.

Pinnacle Group Formed

2000
Pinnacle Group Formed

J.B. Hunt, Tim Graham and others partnered to form the Pinnacle Group, a development Partnership that devised the Pinnacle Hills brand and development.

J.B. Hunt Starts Concrete Company

1999
J.B. Hunt Starts Concrete Company

J.B. Hunt started a successful concrete company, Central Redi-Mix in Springdale, AR. It is sold in mid-2006.

J.B. Hunt Retires from J.B. Hunt Transport

1995
J.B. Hunt Retires from J.B. Hunt Transport

J.B. Hunt retired from day to day activity at J.B. Hunt Transport

Motor Carrier Act Passes

1980
Motor Carrier Act Passes

Motor Carrier Act passed that dramatically changed trucking and allowed J.B. Hunt Transport to Grow throughout the country.

J.B. Hunt Grows Truck Fleet

1971
J.B. Hunt Grows Truck Fleet

J.B. Hunt began purchasing operating authority from other truck lines and grew to 35 trucks

J.B. Hunt Co. Number One Rice Hull Dealer

1969
J.B. Hunt Co. Number One Rice Hull Dealer

The J.B. Hunt Company (rice-hull operation) was the largest rice-hull dealer in the nation

J.B. Hunt Establishes Warehouse and Truck Line

1969
J.B. Hunt Establishes Warehouse and Truck Line

J.B. Hunt establishes a warehouse and truck line in Bentonville, AR

J.B. Hunt Goes Full Time into the Rice Hulls

1961
J.B. Hunt Goes Full Time into the Rice Hulls

J.B. Hunt quit driving a truck and went full time into the rice hull business.

Burning Rice Hulls Fuels Idea for J.B. Hunt

1958
Burning Rice Hulls Fuels Idea for J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt’s truck driving route took him past piles of rice hulls burning in Stuttgart that gave An idea to package and sell rice hulls to chicken farmers as bedding for the chickens

Johnelle DeBusk Marries J.B. Hunt

1952
Johnelle DeBusk Marries J.B. Hunt

Johnelle DeBusk left college and married J.B. Hunt and moved to Texarkana where J.B. was driving a truck for East Texas Motor Freight.

J.B. Hunt and Johnelle DeBusk Begin Dating

1950
J.B. Hunt and Johnelle DeBusk Begin Dating

J.B. Hunt and Johnelle DeBusk began dating in Heber Springs.

J.B. Hunt Joins the U.S. Army

1945
J.B. Hunt Joins the U.S. Army

J.B. Hunt joined the U.S. Army. He returns to Heber Springs in 1947 to work at the sawmill.

J.B. Hunt Drops Out of School

1939
J.B. Hunt Drops Out of School

J.B. Hunt dropped out of school in the 7th grade to work full time in his uncle’s sawmill.

J.B. Hunt Born

1927
J.B. Hunt Born

J.B. Hunt (shown above left) was born in Cleburne County, Arkansas in this year.