Meet Our Interns: Parker

Last but not least, Hatchett Design Remodel would like to introduce Parker, one of three interns working with us this summer.  Parker comes to us by way of Blacksburg where he’s working toward his Construction Engineering & Management degree at Virginia Tech.

This is Parker’s first time interning at Hatchett, and we hope that working with our team will give him some practical experience he can apply to the lessons he’s learned in the classroom.

If you haven’t already met Parker on-site, here’s your chance to get to know him a little.

What are your daily duties of your internship at Hatchett?

I work with Ken Smith, our production manager, helping him with co-construct related tasks and work a lot in the field learning how to navigate the world of carpentry while putting in solid work.

How does your internship prepare you for your long-term career goals?

It builds my experience and social skills.  This internship gives me a feel for real life problems that can be hard to identify & solve in a higher position if you haven’t dealt with them first hand on the job.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be and why?

White, because I feel like I’m a unique color that has the ability to brighten up all the rest.

He makes a good point. White definitely brightens up a space while showcasing other colors – like this Hatchett green, for example (wink, wink).

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Imagine that you walk out the door on the last day of your internship, find a lottery ticket and win $10 million dollars… what would you do?

First thing, I’d buy some bitcoins. Then I’d drop out of college, call Mr. Hatchett and say, “Hey, let’s open up a design center on the Outer Banks! I’ve got the funds.” There’s some really high end stuff in Corolla, as well as a strong population density from milepost one on into Manteo. 

What are you binge watching this summer?

I’m just casually watching the newest season of “House of Cards”.

 
Parker at McAfee’s Knob with his dad

If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?

“What I Got” by Sublime

Dogs or Cats?

Dog

That’s Parker!  We hope you get a chance to meet him this summer when we’re building your new kitchenbathroom or addition.

Call Hatchett Design Remodel or come see us at our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach.

Meet Our Interns: Daniel

Hatchett Design Remodel invites interns to join our team every summer. It’s a win/win. They get priceless hands-on experience, and we get a helping hand during one of our busiest seasons!

This summer, Hatchett is happy to have Daniel join our construction crew.  Daniel is entering his sophomore year at Virginia Tech and will be majoring in Building Construction.

If you have the pleasure of meeting Daniel at Hatchett this summer, here’s some insider information to help you get to know him better.

What are your daily duties at Hatchett?
I’m a field intern which means I assist Project Managers however needed and learn from them. Some of the work consists of site protection, demolition, prep work, installations, paperwork, and problem solving.

How does your Internship prepare you for long-term career goals?
This internship gives me experience that I can use for the rest of my life. I’m learning skills on the job site that I can’t learn in a classroom, and it will always be there forever. Each day, I’m becoming better prepared for my construction career – learning how to visualize and understand exactly what I am looking at, as well as how I will fix or construct a project.

If you were a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?
I would be the color Blue. Blue is the color of the sky and the sea, it is so peaceful and calming.

Maybe one day Daniel will build a bathroom like this – inspired by his favorite coastal color.

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Let’s say you walk out the door on your last day of your internship, find a lottery ticket and win 10 million dollars… What would you do?
I would buy vacation homes for my family – one somewhere on a beach and the other in Blacksburg by the mountains. I would also renovate them to my standards.

Hokie Proud

What are you binge watching this summer?
Suits

If you could sing one American Idol song, what would it be?
Imagine by John Lennon

That’s Daniel!  Hatchett is happy to have him on our team, and we hope you get a chance to meet him this summer when we’re building your new kitchenbathroom or addition.

Call Hatchett Design Remodel or come see us at your showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach.

Meet Our Interns: Savanna

Every summer, Hatchett Design Remodel hires interns to help us with our summer projects.  It’s an opportunity for students to get some practical hands-on experience, and it also keeps us on our toes!  Working with these bright up and comers gives our team a fresh perspective in the ever-evolving world of remodeling.
We are delighted to have Savanna return for her 2nd Design Internship at Hatchett. Currently a student at Virginia Tech, Savanna is studying Kitchen and Bath Design in the School of Architecture and Design.
In case you have the pleasure of meeting Savanna at Hatchett this summer, here’s a little information to help you get to know her better.
What are your daily duties at Hatchett?
I get to be a part of so much! I shadow two different designers and get to observe everything they do, help out with design packages, draw preliminary floor plans, give tours of the new showroom, and organize samples or anything else that needs some lovin’. It’s the greatest job out there!
How does your internship prepare you for your long-term career goals?
This experience with Hatchett will give me great insight into what my future career will hold. I get to go to construction sites, watch buildings be remodeled and transformed from start to finish, watch the design process unfold, and be a part of client meetings in which we discuss what their project will entail.
If you were a new crayon in the crayon box, what color would you be and why?
I would go with the color “buttermilk,” because of my love for chicken baskets.
Savanna’s color of choice looks pretty delicious on these kitchen cabinets!
Buttermilk Kitchen Cabinets. Photo Credit Bloglovin_ via Pinterest.
You walk out the door on your last day of your internship, find a lottery ticket and win $10 million dollars… what would you do?
I would first pay off student debts for the sake of my parents, and then I’d donate some to special needs organizations. Next, I would obviously look into getting a share of Hatchett. Any left over money would go to my diet of chicken baskets. 
What are you binge watching this summer?
Parks and Rec is my go-to show! The ironic part is that the employee dynamic reminds me a lot of Hatchett’s employees. They are fun to work with and always keep me entertained. 
If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?
I am not much of a singer, but probably Jimmy Fallon’s hit single “Ew.”  It’s catchy and hard not to sing along to!
Dogs or Cats?
Dogs all day. Cats are not meant to be tame and I am allergic.

That’s Savanna!  We hope you get a chance to meet her this summer when we’re designing your new kitchenbathroom or addition.
Call Hatchett Design Remodel or come see us at your showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach.

Master Bath Make-Over for the Brooks

The Brooks are HDR Frequent Flyers, and we recently embarked on their latest remodeling project – a new master bath for the mister.

Brooks Bathroom Remodel
BEFORE and AFTER

Our task was to update the space into a traditional design aesthetic.  Mrs. Brooks has great taste, so we knew selecting materials would be a breeze. The floor plan, however, was an obstacle we needed to overcome.  The original layout was cramped, and there was quite a bit of wasted space.  By relocating the doorway, we were able to use the entire wall opposite of the shower for the vanity.

Brooks Bathroom Floor Plan

The Brooks chose a beautiful white painted cabinet with a toe treatment by StarMack Cabinetry. Adding a toe treatment like this is a great way to embellish a piece without being overly ornate.

Brooks Bathroom Vanity

We topped the vanity with a Vic Stone Misterio Quartz remnant that mimics the look of marble without the fragility or maintenance of real marble.

Brooks Bathroom Quartz Countertops

They chose a handmade subway tile for the shower walls and the accent wall behind the vanity.  Rather than laying the tile in a linear pattern, we used a herringbone pattern to create more visual interest. For the heated floors, they opted for the timeless beauty of an Arabescato & Athens Gray Basketweave from Mosaic Tile Company.

Since this bathroom is used primarily by Mr. Brooks, the missus asked us to work in elements that would personalize the space for him.  While Mrs. Brooks is Mr. Brooks’ first love, his boat is a close second.   So we personalized the shower drain with the name of his beloved, Liquid Asset.

Brooks Bathroom Shower

The blue glow of the Kohler Archer Toilet with Night Light Seat echoes the lights of his boat – so he’ll never lose his way!

We asked Mrs. Brooks what she loved most about their new bathroom.  Unable to narrow it down to just one thing, she said, “I love the tile we picked, especially the herringbone pattern. I adore the shower doors; they are so easy to slide, and the design is elegantly streamlined. The heated floors are a real luxury on chilly mornings. And I love that the bathroom ‘fits’ the age and style of our house, while looking fresh and clean.”

She also said, “everyone who worked on this job was professional, courteous, and kind.”  She continued, “From the beginning, Michael was clear and detailed about procedures, costs, and schedules; Jessica was so helpful with design selections; and Kent was always ready with answers to questions, coordination of workers, and an ever-present, cheerful smile.”

When you’re ready to remodel, do what the Brooks do – count on Hatchett Design Remodel.  Visit our showrooms in Newport News or Viriginia Beach – or just call us!  It costs nothing to ask, and our in-home consultations are free.