William Douglas Hacker was born October 12, 1967 in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri to Bill and Ann Hacker. Mr. Hacker and his sister, Laura, were raised in Corbin, Kentucky. Growing up in Corbin, Mr. Hacker enjoyed playing baseball and basketball with friends. In high school, he played on both the Corbin Redhounds baseball and basketball teams. He also developed a love of fishing and golf from his dad.
Mr. Hacker graduated from Corbin High School in 1986, and that fall enrolled in the Civil Engineering program at the University of Kentucky. Mr. Hacker’s desire to be the fifth generation of his family to join the construction business began at an early age as he visited job sites throughout southeastern Kentucky with his grandfather and father. Mr. Hacker worked summers for his father’s company, Hacker Brother’s Construction Company, throughout high school and college. In May 1990, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree and began his professional career.
Mr. Hacker’s first job after graduation took him closer to home. In July of 1990, he accepted a position with Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama as the Project Engineer for the construction of the new $65 million Federal Corrections Facility in Manchester, Kentucky. Mr. Hacker completed this project in December 1992.
In January 1993, Mr. Hacker joined the Congleton-Hacker Company of Lexington as Assistant Project Manager on the $20 million Bed Tower and Utility Plant Expansion at Central Baptist Hospital. In May of 1994, he was appointed as the On-Site Project Manager at Saint Joseph Hospital. At this time, Congleton-Hacker and Saint Joseph Hospital forged a four year, $40 million construction agreement consisting of 100,000 square feet of new hospital space, a parking garage, and complete renovation of numerous internal departments. Since returning to the main office in 1999, Mr. Hacker continues an ongoing relationship with Saint Joseph Hospital, constructing a 600 foot pedway, two medical office buildings, and a lengthy list of renovation projects of existing hospital space. Other clients Mr. Hacker has worked with include Plexus Electronic Assembly in Richmond, Berea College in Berea, Laurel Grocery in London, and Medical Heights Surgery Center in Lexington. In the spring of 2001, Mr. Hacker became a principal in the Congleton-Hacker Company when he was promoted to Vice President, the position he holds today.
Currently, Mr. Hacker sits on the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Board as Marketing Chairman. In his free time, he enjoys coaching his daughter’s soccer team, golfing, and fishing. Mr. Hacker lives in Lexington with his wife, Faith, and their two children, Audrey Grace and Will.