Since 1959, when Tom Hughes began his construction business in Yakima, the Hughes family has earned a reputation as a leader in the building industry. From our home office located in Yakima, Washington, DH Construction & Development, Inc. has built over 500 homes throughout Central Washington: in the Yakima Valley, along the Interstate 82 corridor, and in the Columbia Basin. Homes built by DH Construction are noted as some of the most prestigious in the area.
In late 2014, Doug Hughes, at that time President of DH Construction, started to lay the groundwork for his retirement from full time construction. Doug hand-picked three individuals to take on ownership of DH Construction and carry it into the future. Doug made sure that those three individuals’ ethics and integrity were of the highest standard. Dereck Nelson continues on the family ownership. Dereck, Doug’s son-in-law, has been with DH Construction since 2003 and has served in many capacities, from Carpenter to Service Manager to Project Manager. Dereck now continues in the Sales and Customer Relations role. Darin Lorton and Michael Wagner also join Dereck in ownership. Darin, a longtime framing contractor with Kingdom Quality Construction, brings his 20 plus years of framing and production experience to the DH Construction team. Mike Wagner serves as the Business and Finance manager. Mike, with his background in accounting and knowledge of construction, helps to keep jobs running on budget.
Giving Back to the Community
At DH Construction we believe in giving back to our community by supporting local charities, such as these fine organizations: