Big Hat Development Company, LLC is a family-owned and operated company based out of Knoxville, TN. Founded in 1998, Big Hat was established to provide turnkey real estate solutions to transportation leaders across the country. Ted Kuerschen, Chief Manager, was the catalyst for the formation of Big Hat after spending nearly 15 years developing service centers for AAA Cooper Transportation.

Our Services


Our turnkey real estate solutions start with our ability to turn raw land into a home for your business. All you need to do is share your business’s requirements, budget, and goals with our team, and we’ll do the rest.


We can work with you to find the perfect fit at the best value. We’ll leave no stone unturned searching for an existing property that meets all of your needs.


We’re owners, not just developers. We manage all our properties in house and pride ourselves on building strong client relationships.

Team Members

Ted Kuerschen

Chief Managertjk3@bighatllc.com

Rocky Smith


Tom Smith


Camby Haynes