"An invaluable resource," "genuine," "exceptionally communicative," and "greatly exceeds expectations" are the terms used to describe one of The Junior League of Houston's 1995-1996 volunteers of the year, Jill Burroughs Dundas. Like so many successful business people, Jill offers an outstanding example of how a commitment to service reinforces and fosters success in business.
Prior to her career in residential real estate sales, Jill worked for many years in her family's insurance business handling property and casualty coverage. She then worked for an insurance investment firm as an underwriting coordinator before retiring to give full attention to her special-needs daughter.
The early years spent caring for her daughter were challenging but opened exceptional growth opportunities for Jill. She was privileged be part of the development and growth of The Family to Family Network, a non-profit created to inform and empower the families of children with special needs. Through The Junior League of Houston, she devoted 10 years as a probation counselor with Harris County Juvenile Probation Department and served with the Telephone Reassurance Program for Sheltering Arms Senior Services.
Jill returned to the for-profit working world with Heritage Texas Properties, serving first on staff, where she learned the nuts-and-bolts of the real estate business, and then as a full-time Realtor. She provides outstanding service and powerful, positive, and productive guidance for her growing network of loyal clients.
A fourth-generation Houstonian, Jill's immediate and extended families have deep roots in Houston's history. In 1911, her great grandfather, J. W. Link, developed Montrose, one of the city's earliest deed-restricted subdivisions. The historic Link-Lee Mansion on Montrose Boulevard has held the executive offices for the University of St. Thomas. Jill's father, Kenneth R. Burroughs, served as the mayor of Hunters Creek Village in the 1960s and, along with George Mitchell and several other businessmen, was a founder of the Houston Racquet Club.
Jill graduated from Memorial High School and earned a BBA in marketing from the University of Houston. She and her husband live in west Houston's Energy Corridor in Lakes on Eldridge and love spending time with their adult daughter and young grandson. Jill is a regular at her local spin class and she and her husband enjoy walking their dogs through Terry Hershey Park.