Ben Dunning

About Us

Dunning Industries is a fourth-generation company that began in 1917 as the Atlas Sand, Gravel and Stone Co. by Stewart Dunning and James Miller, a West Hartford contractor, were the original owners.

At that time the company used horses and dump carts. The carts were loaded by hand with two yards of gravel or sand, the only materials available for sale at that time. It evolved into a larger road building and concrete supplier opening several quarries and Concrete plants. Today, the face of the company has vastly changed under the direction of current owner, Ben Dunning, great-grandson of the original owner.

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Located in Farmington, 12 miles southwest of the Connecticut capital of Hartford, the company has grown and evolved over time so that it is no longer a supplier of just sand and gravel. Now Dunning Industries is the umbrella company of several other companies and divisions that supply everything from the original sand and gravel to hardscape and masonry supplies, custom soils, Landscape Mulch , playground safety Surfacing, nursery stock and more.

As the company celebrates it's 100th year of business in 2017, Dunning Industries and all its managers and staff look forward to serving the Farmington Valley and all of New England for the next 100 years!

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