Born in Vernal, Utah in 1924, Gus Hatch was working with his hands from an early age. From drawing and painting to playing the drums to carpentry, he – and his hands – were always busy

As a young boy, Gus learned the tools of the construction trade from his father, a general contractor. He worked in the residential and commercial construction fields in Utah, later moving to Tennessee to accept a job building grain elevators along the Mississippi River. Another job opportunity presented itself in 1968, and Gus moved his family to Florida where they put down roots. After retirement, he was able to dedicate more time to one of his many passions – fine woodworking.

Just as he learned from his father, Gus passed his love for woodworking on to his grandson, Jordan. Since he was old enough to swing a hammer, Jordan was at Gus’ feet, carefully studying his grandfather’s tools and techniques. From pounding nails to eventually working with the scroll saw and lathe, Jordan spent countless hours in the shop, honing his creativity and passion for woodworking.

In 2017, Jordan decided to turn his hobby into a business, and Hatchworks Woodworking LLC was born. Named in honor of Gus, Hatchworks carries on his legacy of fine woodworking and artistic creativity.