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.
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.
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 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.
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!”