Jackson Hoggard was born and raised in Greensboro’s historic Dunleath Neighborhood on the northeast edge of downtown Greensboro. His childhood was built around the neighborhood, a place that was full of people from all walks of life. It was a place where everyone looked after one another and enjoyed being a part of a tight-knit community. He fondly remembers the gatherings that his parents and neighbors hosted which he credits for developing his personal confidence talking to all kinds of people. They say, it takes a village to raise a child. And Jackson credits the Dunleath Neighborhood “village” for shaping who he is today.
After graduating from Grimsley High School, Jackson headed east to Wilmington to pursue a career in the music industry. But after suffering a traumatic brain injury, he moved back to Greensboro. It was then, as he was rebuilding his strength, he had the opportunity to see his dad’s business, Double Hung, in a new light.
Jackson had never had a passion for construction growing up but suddenly saw the correlation between music and construction. The beauty of orchestrating several moving parts to create something bigger. Double Hung, his family’s growing restoration company, struck a chord.
Jackson headed back to Wilmington to study construction management at Cape Fear Community College. He landed an internship that turned into a career in the construction industry which brought him to Orlando, then Durham, and back to Charlotte. Through the years away, he met his wife, Carolina, and achieved his dream of building a skyscraper in Uptown Charlotte.
He and his wife were happily building their lives in Charlotte when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Jackson got a call from his dad asking for help. He wanted Jackson to move back to Greensboro and start transitioning into a position at Double Hung. It was Jackson’s opportunity to move back to the city that built him and take over a 24-year old legacy company.
And while he was excited about new construction projects, he had always had a passion for historic restoration. Double Hung was his opportunity rediscover that passion while also rediscovering the Greensboro community.
Jackson is now back in Greensboro, leading and growing his family’s company. It is a different challenge, developing the company, their culture and their forty-one employees. He is also excited to give back and become an integral part of the community that built him.
Unsurprisingly, Jackson and Carolina purchased a 1935 home in Sunset Hills.
Jackson’s “I’m Outta Here” Moment:
Jackson and his wife were happily building their lives in Charlotte when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Jackson got a call from his dad asking for help. He wanted Jackson to move back to Greensboro and start transitioning into a position at Double Hung. It was Jackson’s opportunity to move back to the city that built him and take over a 24-year old legacy company.