Richard G. “Dick” Hatfield founded Colonial Parking, Inc. in 1956 with one parking lot in Allentown, Pennsylvania. With over 60-years of dedication to his family, company, and industry, Mr. Hatfield has demonstrated his passion—growing Colonial and its affiliated companies into a regional parking management organization.
The values that Mr. Hatfield instilled in Colonial during those early days are the values that continue to drive the growth of Colonial and our affiliated companies.
We train our associates on the traditional standards of courtesy, fairness, and consideration. You should expect to be greeted with a smile and have any concerns treated as a top priority.
But training can only do so much—we believe associates that are cared for, take better care of customers, and enjoy their work even more. So we take pride in how we treat our team of over 140 like family—many of them have been with us ten, twenty, or even thirty years!
Don’t assume “family company” means “out-of-touch.” We are continually exploring the latest innovations in the parking and real estate industries and have close relationships with leaders in the industry.
We use tech that is customer-friendly, energy efficient, accurate, and cost-effective. This goes from everything to our ticket machines to our lightbulbs (we recently saved $25,092 with a 41% energy reduction by switching to LED lighting while also working with a vendor to provide better quality light for our garage).
“We pride ourselves on being large enough to use the latest technology, but small enough to offer individual attention to each location.” – Jed Hatfield, President
Another reason we’re more than just a place to park is because Colonial is also in the real estate business. As a company, we not only provide Parking and Parking Facility Management, Maintenance, and Development. We also offer our seasoned perspective to help with Real Estate Development.
Our clients include hospitals, governments, hotels, retail stores, real estate brokers, and developers. We have a diverse base of experience while also providing a niche understanding of parking and longevity.