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Alumna Named to Crain's 20 In Their 20's Special Section

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Jeannette Chavarria-Torres '15 is included in Crain's Chicago Business' Annual 20 in Their 20's report. Chavarria-Torres is president and CEO of DCH Construction and Hauling in Franklin Park. She started the business as a single mother duting her senior year at Dominican. The company, which moves dirt, sand and gravel to construction sites, has grown from $50,000 in revenue to $1.3 million. Chavarria-Torres is in an elite group of only 2 percent of U.S. businesses owned by women to earn more than $1 million in revenue.

Chavarria-Torres was admitted to Dominican through the Transitions Program and was determined to start her trucking business after her father's trucking business struggled and failed during the Great Recession. She initially was challenged by an inability to get insurance or a line of credit from a bank. But her perseverance has made her company a thriving success.

Congratulations, Jeannette!