Since purchasing his own personal Runco CRT projector in 1990, Donny Hackett has been obsessed with home theater front projection systems and innovative design ideas to surround them. During his 6 years in Southern California he worked with John Heberling of Innovative Theaters, Santa Monica, Steve Moore from Premier Entertainment, Hollywood and several other designers from Beverly Hills to Malibu. Incorporating his unique craftsmanship and automation engineering skills, his work soon brought him into the luxurious homes of the rich and famous and onto studio film stages. His first custom-made projector lift is still in use in the former mansion of Liberace. With 25 plus years of experience in drapery design and home décor and now over 16 years in Home Theater and Home Automation, Donny Hackett has managed to transform his passion for movies and electronic gadgets into a one-of-a-kind career.
In the years since offering his services here in Nashville, Donny Hackett has proven himself to be the city's premier home theater designer, winning the first “Best Home Theater” award ever presented by the Nashville Home Builders Associations in their annual “Parade of Homes”, 2004. Choosing to partner with a different audio /video installation company for each competition he has successfully garnered the same awards for 2005, 2006, and 2007 including the coveted “People Choice” awards of the same category, voted on by the viewing public during the two week exhibitions.
Donny Hackett Design
111 Strathmore Way
Hendersonville, TN 37073