President & Owner
Dakota County Lumber
Sunny Bowman is president and owner of Dakota County Lumber, a Farmington business since 1984. She played hockey at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault, MN, a virtual production line for future NHL stars, and graduated with a dual B.A. in International Political Economics and French and Francophone studies from Colorado College. Since taking over at Dakota County Lumber in 2012, she has more than tripled sales while managing a growing sales force, taking the single-location dealership through a complete renovation, and instilling a leadership vision that creates commitment from team members and unbreakable customer loyalty. She continues to be recognized for her advocacy efforts promoting the next generation of skilled craftspeople in the construction industry and elevating the profile of women in construction and is an active board and committee member of Housing First Minnesota and the Northwestern Lumber Association. She has been honored as the 2019 Northwestern Lumber Association Dealer of the Year, the Housing First Minnesota 2019 Housing Industry Leader of the Year, the 2021 NLBMDA Independent Pro Dealer of the Year, a two time member of the class of HBS Dealer magazine's Top Women in Hardware and Building Supply, and most recently was the Housing First Minnesota Associate of the Year.