In 1960, John and Charlotte Gunter arrived in Santa Rosa, pulling a 26-foot factory-built home from Kentucky, reports the PressDemocrat.com. They began GV Custom Modular Construction in their home in 1972, and over the next 40 years, developed a multi-million dollar business constructing modular homes, classrooms, and buildings for customers in California, and as far away as Japan. John “Jack” Henry Gunter died Feb. 16, and his son, J.R. Gunter, said his father was proud to have helped cash-strapped school districts provide needed classroom space with buildings that blended into the campus. J.R. added, “It was an absolute blessing that I was able to be mentored and coached by someone with such high standards and such passion for the construction industry, and the desire really to not just make a buck, but to really help the community.” J.R. and his brother, Dennis, took over the company in 1997. We at MHMSM.com convey our condolences to family, friends and loved ones of a true pioneer of the industry.