About Mullinax & Dunn Real Estate
When We Began
Established in 2016, Mullinax & Dunn Real Estate opened in Columbia, SC, and quickly expanded to Greenville, SC in 2017. Mullinax & Dunn’s founders, Mike & Jen Hayes, considered themselves very fortunate to expand the further opening in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC in 2020. While spanning the state of SC, Mullinax & Dunn Real Estate has maintained the small hometown feel, providing dependable, personalized, service that has made them known and loved by all.
How We Began
You know those things you say you will never do, but then end up doing? That’s exactly the early beginnings of Mullinax & Dunn Real Estate. After being a full-time stay at home mom, as well as a part-time independent contractor teaching, Jen needed a full-time job when her children were in college. (Colleges are expensive!) Jen accepted a job as an administrative assistant with a corporate real estate company. She was content as the admin to a successful agent, but through his insisting, Jen found herself in school to become a licensed real estate agent. Jen found that she enjoyed being an agent but said she would never become a broker. However, through a series of events, three short years after becoming a licensed agent she was back in school to become a broker. Being a broker was enjoyable as she was now working for an independent real estate company, and Jen said it was where she would stay, she ‘would never start her own company.’ The things you say you will never do….. Within a year of becoming a broker life took a different direction and Jen and her husband Mike, started their own independent real estate company.
How We Were Named
People are always asking Jen, “Where did you get the name Mullinax & Dunn?” The answer, “It All Starts With Home.” Mullinax & Dunn is steeped in love, honor, strength, courage, integrity, and dependability that was instilled in Mike and Jen from their family roots. These characteristics are where the logo is derived, as the mighty oak tree is known to have deep roots and the ability to stand tall through adversity. The name itself comes from Mike’s moms maiden name, Mullinax, and Jen’s mom’s maiden name, Dunn. The Celtic symbolism found in the roots of the logo comes through family genealogies which were rooted in Ireland. The trinitarian symbol is one of Irelands earliest symbols representing the mind, body, and spirit, as well as peace, faith, and love. Mullinax and Dunn is founded on the principles of integrity, faith, and love. And with those values at the forefront, the goal of the company is to assist you as you put down roots in your new home….Because all of life “Starts With Home.”