Celebrating William A. Hazel, Inc.'s 60th Anniversary

Over 60 years of experience, passion, and skill.

We have been engaged in all aspects of site development and road construction throughout Northern Virginia since the 1950’s, and we are still delivering safety and certainty for a fair price.


In the late 1950's, amidst the hum of engines and the scent of freshly turned earth, a humble beginning laid the foundation for what would become a storied legacy. It all began with a modest International TD6 bulldozer and the determination of two brothers, willing to tackle any task thrown their way. From clearing fence rows to excavating stubborn rocks, the Hazels were known for their unwavering commitment to their customers’ needs. 

Reflecting on those early days, Mr. Hazel fondly recalled, “We worked wherever we could get work.”


Their dedication paid off, and by the 1960's, they had acquired their first Caterpillar machine. As demand for their services grew, the time came to formalize their enterprise. Thus, on March 10, 1964, William A. Hazel, Inc., was officially incorporated, proudly becoming a corporate citizen of Virginia.

“Anybody can have equipment, but having good employees is what makes a company grow.”
— Bill Hazel Sr.


As the years unfolded, the company’s focus shifted towards the sewer and water business, marking the beginning of a new chapter in its evolution. With each project completed, William A. Hazel, Inc., expanded its reach and solidified its reputation for excellence in the industry.

“If you treat your people fairly and you treat your customers fairly, you’ll be successful.” 
— Bruce Aylor


As large-scale projects began rolling in, the growing crew handled them with ease. Several ambitious projects were successfully completed in-house including the 1,700-acre Burke Center, comprised of four neighborhoods with a combined 5,862 homes. Other notable projects included the Fairlakes mixed-use community, Little Rocky Run and Frankin Farm.


William A. Hazel, Inc. continued to grow their residential and commercial site work portfolio, with projects like the Ashburn Farm community, Ashburn Village and sprawling Dulles Town Center shopping mall. A milestone was reached in 1999 when the company acquired their first Data Center. The company’s reputation spreads across Northern Virginia as the area’s premier full-service sitework contractor.

“The strength of the Company lies within the employees who come to work each day, prepared to do their job.”
— Bill Hazel Senior


At the turn of the 21st Century, William A. Hazel, Inc. acquired Phoenix Development in 2001. Another milestone was reached as the company reached its highest number of employees to date, with over 1,700 workers on the payroll. The amount of projects undertaken increased to match, including the 57-acre Village at Leesburg outdoor retail center, and South Riding residential community comprised of 6,300 homes.


The company wins several Land Conservation awards for protecting natural resources. William A. Hazel, Inc. continues to grow in order to take on ambitious new projects throughout Northern Virginia including Potomac Shores, Hopyard and the True North Data Center, which they are still completing site work for today. Other notable projects included One Loudoun, Willowsford and Dulles Landing.

“It is more important to go slowly and do things right.”
— David Hazel


As we stand on the precipice of the 21st century, we reflect on the remarkable journey of William A. Hazel, Inc. What began with two brothers and a bulldozer has blossomed into a thriving enterprise spanning generations. It is a testament to the enduring values of hard work, dedication, and a steadfast commitment to customer satisfaction.

We can only imagine the pride Mr. Hazel would feel knowing that his legacy lives on through the tireless efforts of the employees who have followed in his footsteps. Indeed, it is a legacy built not only on bricks and mortar but on the sweat and determination of those who have contributed to its success.

As we look towards the future, let us carry forward the spirit of innovation and excellence that defines William A. Hazel, Inc. May we continue to honor its rich history while embracing the opportunities that lie ahead.

“There is no limit to what a dedicated, hardworking employee can do when given the tools and the opportunity.”
— David Hazel

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