Our Story


Edd Montgomery - Ferrum, VA

Over a half century ago, two men from small communities in Franklin County, VA, went to work every day to provide for their families. Neither were educated but they were principled, honest, respectful, genuine, hard-working and servant leaders.

Montgomery Hassell was formed in honor of Edd Montgomery and Joe “Hassell” Prillaman. Edd was the Grandfather of Montgomery Hassell’s founder and President Gina Prillaman. Joe “Hassell” Prillaman was the father of Tim Prillaman, Sr. Managing Director.

During their generation, “values” were something you taught to your Children and occasionally were accompanied with some type of reinforcement to ensure the lesson was well understood.

These values are a part of Montgomery Hassell.

  • Listen to what you are told and do your best to make it happen.
  • Say what you will do, then do it.
  • Start on time and work until you get the job done.
  • Tell the truth, especially when it is hard. Bad news doesn’t get better overnight.
  • Don’t get to big for your britches. Fate has a way of bringing you back to earth.
  • In any relationship, your word is your bond. It is how you will be remembered.

This is the standard Montgomery Hassell clients can expect. It is the standard we hold ourselves accountable to.

Montgomery Hassell is a legacy Company that will be handed down to the future generations. Our chosen logo is an Oak Tree because it reflects our past, present and future.

Each part of the tree is symbolic to Montgomery Hassell.

  • A tree’s roots are seldom seen but they are the most important part of the being. They are the foundation and the food source. This is symbolic of our roots provided by Edd Montgomery and Joe “Hassell” Prillaman to the founders. Any tree is only as strong as its roots.
  • The trunk is the main part of the tree and identifies the species. This represents Gina and Tim Prillaman professional accomplishments throughout their careers, in Corporate America and as entrepreneurs.
  • Tree leaves and branches are beautiful and vibrant. This represents Montgomery Hassell’s future.

Much like our Oak Tree, we seek client partnerships that are mutually beneficial and withstand the test of time. We understand respect is earned over time.

Joe "Hassell" Prillaman - Henry, VA

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