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Quality, trust and reliability. These are the values instilled in J.W. Hunter Company, Inc. We believe that a trustworthy and professional collaboration between the customer and the management company cannot be overemphasized. We strive to provide this quality of property management to both the owner and tenant.

Our company was established in 1976 as a custom home building business by our CEO John William Bill Hunter. About 5 years into the business a customer asked him if he would consider building and managing a rental property for him. Bill agreed and soon realized there was a market for a professional property manager in the area. He decided to expand into the property management business. A few years later he decided to focus on developing and managing investment properties full time. J.W. Hunter Company, Inc. has successfully developed over a dozen duplex and single family home communities and taken on the management of hundreds of other properties. We are headquartered in Wilson, North Carolina and manage over 1,800 properties in central and eastern North Carolina. Bills youngest daughter Mary Catherine Smith followed in his footsteps and now serves as president of the company and broker in charge. Our companys core principles include integrity, diligence and loyalty. We still take pride in running J.W. Hunter Company, Inc. with the same philosophy as Bill established over four decades ago of managing every property as if it were our own.

These qualities allow J.W. Hunter Company, Inc. to provide you with the premium service we feel you deserve and a place you can be proud to call home.