Real Estate 2023: BRETT HITT
CO-CHAIRMAN, HITT CONTRACTING, FALLS CHURCH
Hitt’s grandparents started the family business in 1930, now one of Virginia’s biggest general contracting firms, earning $5.41 billion in 2022 construction revenue and landing in the top 20 of Engineering News-Record’s 2023 Top Contractors list.
Hitt joined his family’s company as an assistant project manager in 1984. He rose through the ranks to become co-president in 2005 and was named co-chairman of the newly formed board in 2017, ushering in a new generation of leadership that included Kim Roy as CEO. The contractor worked on NASA’s headquarters and the Washington Nationals’ baseball park. In June, Hitt Contracting and the Glenstone Foundation settled a lawsuit over the delayed
$200 million expansion of the Glenstone art museum in Maryland.
A graduate of Georgia Tech, Hitt has been a major supporter of Virginia Tech. He and his family donated $5 million toward construction of Hitt Hall, which will house the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, with an anticipated completion date of spring 2024. Hitt also supports a variety of charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, JDRF, and the Wounded Warrior Project.