Brandon Curry Hired as Director of Workforce Development and Community Engagement

May 02, 2022

Singleton Construction has created a new leadership role, Director of Workforce Development + Community Engagement, to lead the firms’ initiatives around community outreach and goals for sustaining and retaining a viable workforce. To lead this growing effort, Singleton has hired Brandon Curry, MPA.

“We are thrilled to have Brandon join our team,” said Denise Doczy-Delong, CEO of Singleton Construction. “Workforce development and community outreach is something that has been a focus for our organization these past few years, particularly because of our Women-Business-Enterprise status, we understand the challenges that the industry is facing, and we know there are ways to continue to create opportunities for those that are eager to work in construction. Singleton has a responsibility to continue to advance what happens with both minority business enterprises and for those with interest of coming into the trades or working directly for a contractor. By creating this new role, and bringing Brandon onto the Singleton team, we hope that this can amplify our efforts and ensure we are reaching the right people who are properly trained and developed so they feel supported and encouraged to continue in the industry, or with Singleton, while delivering their best work for our clients across the country.”

As a Singleton Construction leader, Brandon will be responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing enhancement of community engagement and community impact programs across the organization. He will also focus on building Singleton Construction’s diverse subcontractor base in support of the company’s growth in national remodel programs and ground-up construction.

Prior to joining Singleton Construction, Brandon was the Project Manager for the National Center for Urban Solutions where he worked to grow, educate, and solicit grant funding for the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program. Brandon also has experience managing engagement and inclusion programs as well as developing workforce program strategies with various public and private organizations seeking candidates for employment.

Brandon is a United State Army Reserve Soldier and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Franklin University and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Wilberforce University.

As a second generation, certified majority woman-owned and operated business, Singleton Construction is known for the dedication and competency of its team, especially the workforce on jobsites. Singleton’s culture is also known as one that appreciates the work our employees do and their talents, as well as what they are involved in outside of daily work activities. For that reason, Singleton has been able to maintain a reliable and steady workforce, as well as partnerships with our subcontractors across the country. This has proved to be invaluable for the growing number of national clients Singleton serves.  In instances where the labor pool doesn’t exist or is lacking, Singleton can call upon our workforce, subcontractors, and trade partners in other markets and provide a competent and competitive workforce for construction opportunities.

“Outside of the Singleton team, we want to make sure that we are building relationships that spark growth and opportunities for the communities that we work in,” said Doczy-Delong. “It is important to give back and to help others. We have been fortunate to experience the growth that we have, and we want to make sure that we pay that forward while continuing to grow the construction industry.”

Singleton Construction, LLC Adds Kennie Hatfield as President

October 28, 2021

Singleton Construction, LLC has further expanded its executive leadership team, appointing Kennie Hatfield as President.

Kennie brings to Singleton Construction more than 20 years of construction and leadership experience, having managed construction projects from prospect to closeout and leading the implementation of some of the nation’s leading retail companies’ successful facility expansion and renovation projects.

In his new role, Kennie will oversee workforce development, championing the firms’ efforts with Workforce Development Equity and Inclusion (WDE&I) and employee training programs. He will lead Preconstruction activities and utilize his experience within operations to support that arm of the business and bring Singleton Construction to opportunities where they can expand their areas of expertise with ground up construction.

“Kennie and I have been friends for many years, and he has been a primary advisor for me, over the past 10 years, in the industry. I have always admired his work ethic and leadership style, as well as his passion for the construction industry and how much he is valued by customers. I am extremely confident in his abilities to lead and help guide the Singleton Construction team as we continue to expand our business. With Kennie’s addition to the team, “my focus will be leading the development and implementation of our strategic plan,” says Denise Doczy DeLong, CEO of Singleton Construction.

Kennie most recently served as President for Tri-C Construction. Kennie began his career at Tri-C in 1999, as a field Superintendent and moved into the office working in estimating, project management, and operations, until his appointment to President. In that role, Hatfield managed all aspects of planning, organization development, and implementation of design and construction for retail, senior living, corporate campuses, multi-family, hospitality, and industrial projects across the country.

Kennie’s experience with different types of construction, building types, and talent for facilitating creative building solutions for clients with complex programmatic needs will be integral as he joins the fast-growing, women-owned and operated, family construction business, that is Singleton Construction.

“I am really excited to be here and be a part of the culture of Singleton Construction, that Denise has built. There is a great opportunity here to leverage and diversify relationships with existing clients and continue the upward growth that Singleton is experiencing,” said Kennie Hatfield.

Singleton Construction, LLC. is a certified women-owned and operated family business, founded in 1995, by Nancy Doczy and Chris Singleton. The firm began by serving one retail client, providing construction renovation services. In 2006, Denise Doczy-DeLong joined the firm, following in her mother’s footsteps, becoming the first employee and with a small team. Since 2006, Singleton Construction has diversified the business to 88 employees, serving over 20 clients, across 37 states, delivering nearly 3,000 projects annually. Most recently, Singleton Construction was named by the Columbus Business First’s as one of the Largest Women-Owned Businesses in Central Ohio.