Don graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1978 with a degree in Architectural Engineering Technology.
He immediately began his career at Zayre Dept. stores in the architectural and construction dept. While at Zayre he gained invaluable experience in the architectural and construction fields. During those early years, he realized that he had an intense desire, as well as a natural and practical talent for designing beautiful residential homes. In 1984 Don followed his heart and formed Hughes Development, a design/build residential construction company and has never looked back.