Virgil Dexter Doyne is a Little Rock, Arkansas native and owns Doyne Construction. First appointed as a board member of the Little Rock Port Authority in 2010, he is now in his third term. From 2016 to 2018, Dexter served as chair of the Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors.
Dexter is a 1972 graduate of Parkview High School in Little Rock. He moved to California where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Filmmaking from San Francisco State University in 1977. Despite beginning his career as a filmmaker, he made the decision to return home to Arkansas to support his ailing father and work for his family’s housing rental and rehabilitation business.
Dexter began his construction company in 1983 in his hometown of College Station , which sits adjacent to the Little Rock Port Authority. Over the years, Doyne led his company from humble beginnings to become a multi-million-dollar commercial construction company that works throughout Arkansas and in surrounding states. Notable Doyne Construction projects include the Clinton School of Public Service, the Little Rock Nine Historic Monument on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds and ARvest Bank facilities. In addition to being president of Doyne Construction Company, Inc., Dexter serves as the general manager of the Doyne Family Real Estate Partnership.
Dexter is deeply involved in his community as a civic and professional leader. Since 1987, he has been a director for the Progressive League of College Station. He is a current board member of the Arkansas Building Authority where he has served since 1994 as a member and as the organization’s chair. In 1998, he became a director of the Arvest Bank-Central Arkansas. Doyne is also a former chairman of the Verizon Arena Board and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
Dexter and his business have received multiple recognitions for his contributions to his community, including: 2012 AMMSDC Minority Business Enterprise of the Year, 2011 ACHANGE Founders Award, 2008 Arkansas Subcontractors Association’s General Contractor of the Year, 2007 Greater Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Small Minority Business of the Year, 2006 Martin Luther King “Salute To Greatness” Business, 2004 Minority Enterprise Development Week-Minority Contractor of the Year, 1995 U.S. Small Business Administration Prime Contractor of the Year and the 1993 Arkansas Business News Magazine’s Business Executive of the Year.
Doyne and is a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church #4. He has been married to Angela Kay Doyne for more than thirty years, and together they have three children: Angele’ Nicole, Kayla Anjanette, and Mason Dexter Doyne.