Meet Our People: Allison

We are happy to announce our newest team member, Allison. Her professional journey has taken her across the country and around the world, and we’re delighted that she landed here at Hatchett Design Remodel. As our newest designer, Allison prides herself on “recognizing the beauty in all possibilities, exploring the mysterious and transforming treasures into masterpieces.”

Allison’s Background

Allison spent 13 years in the wine industry with Moonrise Bay Vineyards. She then finished her BFA in Interior Design in 3 years with Magna cum Laude. From there, she explored her passion for Design and Architecture on a national and international level. Practicing high-end residential design in Washington, DC and Virginia since 2010, she has also embarked on new expeditions to other countries. She’s more than just a frequent flyer to Europe and Southeast Asia. Allison lived in Singapore for 3 years designing luxury residential interiors on a global level. Equipped with a worldly personality and a versatile design skill-set, she can blend a world of harmony and culture into a space, adding unique elements to her designs.

Allison in Melbourne, Australia

World Traveler, Multi-Media Artist, Environmentalist, Survivor, and Connoisseur of fine things in life, Allison brings another color to Hatchett’s spectrum. To help you get to know her better, we asked her a few questions.

In Allison’s Words

Why did you choose to work at Hatchett?
I sought my career path through Hatchett Design Remodel as my morals and values significantly aligned with theirs. Being at work feels like home base to me.


So far, what do you enjoy the most about your new job?
It’s a tie between building relationships with clients and turning their creative dreams into a reality AND being a part of an incredible team/work family executing each project with diligence and confidence.

What do you love about what you do?
For me, it’s about embracing the splendor of surprises and challenges everyday, discovering the endless possibilities and opening doors to new opportunities. Choosing to see the beauty in the world is how I get to know who I am and allow myself to connect with the world and others.

Allison with her sisters and mother

How do you spend your time away from work?
As a sister to 7 and “Auntie” of 11, much of my time is spent with family. I also enjoy being outdoors, painting large-scale artwork, listening to NPR, and cooking up a storm for my fiancé. He’s a remarkable gentleman (and my best friend) who supports my goals and dreams.

Allison with her fiancé
Welcome Aboard!

Please help us welcome Allison to Hatchett Design Remodel! We’re delighted to have her on our team, and we can’t wait to share her first Hatchett project when it’s done.

Allison Exploring in Cape Hatteras

To get your remodel started, give us a call at our Newport News or Virginia Beach showrooms. We are now offering virtual remodeling consultations for kitchens, bathrooms, additions and sunrooms. It costs nothing to ask!

Meet Our People: Don Hatchett

Don Hatchett was born and raised in Newport News, and he was brought up in the family business. His father, Clarence Ford Hatchett, founded the company in 1960 with a vision to provide exceptional construction services. At its inception, the business was strictly a siding and roofing company.

Don Hatchett Team Staff Hatchett Design Remodel
Transition to Design/Build Business Model

After working under the mentorship of his father, Don succeeded Clarence as the company’s President in 1993. During the 90s, Don expanded Hatchett into a design/build firm. His goal was to focus on the design aspect of a remodeling project as much as the construction. In 2016, Hatchett Design Remodel opened their second showroom in Virginia Beach to better serve their Southside customers.

Don Hatchett Team Remodeling Awards Hatchett Design Remodel

Through his leadership, Hatchett Design Remodel has evolved with industry design trends and standards. Much has changed yet the company’s values remain intact. Our mission is, and has always been, to provide the highest standard of service to our clients. The only way we can accomplish that is through the knowledge, devotion, and hard work of our team.

Education & Professional Leadership

Don matriculated from Belmont Abbey College with a B.A. in Business & Economics, and he was recognized as Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges. He is Past President for Peninsula Housing & Builders Association, Peninsula Remodeler’s Council and Tidewater Remodeler’s Council.

Don Hatchett Three Generation Family Business Hatchett Design Remodel
Family Life

Don is married to Terry, his wife of 42 years.  He works side by side with his two children, Michael and Meghan, who have made him a grandfather three times over.

Don Hatchett Three Generations Family Business Hatchett Design Remodel

When he’s not at work or off spoiling his grandchildren, Don spends his free time golfing, boating, fishing, traveling or just relaxing in the Outer Banks.

Don is proud of his family and the business they’ve built together. We are all honored that more than 18,000 clients over 60 years have entrusted the remodeling of their homes to Hatchett Design Remodel. Don believes that our success as a design build firm is due to the continued support of our customers and the incredible talent of our people. In his words, “for that, I am deeply grateful.”

When you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or addition, Don hopes you’ll consider Hatchett Design Remodel for the job. Feel free to call or visit our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach. And like Don always says, “it costs nothing to ask!”