Manchester Hackett

David Hackett Announces Retirement


Manchester Hackett & Associates, Inc. is announcing the retirement of an industry veteran. David Hackett, the founder of Manchester Hackett & Associates (formerly David Hackett & Associates), will be retiring December 31, 2016 after 56 years in the building products industry. He started his career as a draftsman for Winco Ventilator in 1960. Over the next 11 years he worked in the metal door and frame business, metal roof deck business, and skylights as part of a multiline representative agency. In August 1971 he formed David Hackett & Associates, which ultimately became Manchester Hackett & Associates, Inc. in 2004.

Manchester Hackett & Associates will continue to operate under the current ownership of Rich Manchester, along with Dan Groos, Sales Associate; Jackie Natsch, Project Manager; and Sandy Gymer, Administrative Assistant.

Manchester Hackett & Associates Celebrates 45th Year in Business

Manchester Hackett & Associates, Inc. is happy to announce their 45th anniversary.  The company was started in 1971 as David Hackett & Associates and became incorporated in 1976.  In 2004, the name was changed to Manchester Hackett & Associates, Inc. to reflect the additional ownership by Rich Manchester.  The company is now owned by Rich, though Dave is still selling.  Dan Groos joined the company in 2013 as a sales associate.  They are proud to have been serving this industry for 45 years.  As our industry has numerous family owned companies, Dave is now calling on the third generations of some of his original customers.

Manchester Hackett & Associates sells a variety of products including skylights, translucent glazing, canopies, louvers, sunshades, composite panels, trash & linen chutes, compactors, roof hatches, smoke vents and expansion joint covers. They serve the St. Louis metropolitan area, as well as eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.