Hillmann has been a well-recognized leader in the Environmental Consulting, Risk Management/Loss Control, Construction Services, and Construction Risk Management industries since 1985. Our firm was originally established serving mainly commercial properties in New York City, which is one of the most complex, highly regulated, aggressive markets in the country.  This early experience afforded us the unique opportunity to design innovative protocols that would later become the foundation on which we built our nationwide recognition.  With offices spanning the United States from coast to coast, Hillmann Consulting, LLC is strategically positioned to provide services in any market. Our portfolio of clientele includes Property Owners, Property Management Firms, Commercial Lenders, Insurance Companies, and Construction Management Firms.

By linking our enduring company values with the values and priorities of our clients, we provide a unique approach which combines our expert technical skills with a strong understanding of our client’s business objectives. We strive to make a better future for all the communities we touch.


At Hillmann Consulting, LLC, our staff of technical experts are appropriately trained, credentialed, and licensed in their respective fields.  We employ a multi-disciplined team of professionals who possess numerous advanced certifications and/or designations as follows:

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP)
  • Professional Geologist (P.G.)
  • EPA AHERA Certified Asbestos Inspector
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • EPA Certified Asbestos Management Planner
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
  • EPA Certified Asbestos Project Designer
  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • New York City Certified Asbestos Investigator
  • Registered Architect (RA)
  • Asbestos Air Sampling Technician (State Specific)
  • Registered Environmental Manager (REM)
  • Radon Measurement Technician (State Specific)
  • Registered Environmental Property Assessor (REPA)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Environmental Records Specialist (CERS)
  • Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI)
  • Certified Environmental Consultant (CEC)
  • NYS Licensed Mold Assessor
  • Council-Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC)
  • Certified Environmental Inspector (CEI)
  • LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)
  • Certified Environmental Manager (CEM)
  • Certified Environmental Specialist (CES)
  • Certified Remediation Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified Site Surveillance Technician (CSST)
  • Certified Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor
  • California Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC)
  • Licensed Asbestos Project Monitor
  • California Lead Inspector/Assessor (CLIA)
  • Licensed Asbestos Inspector (City/State Specific)
  • NJ Asbestos Safety Technician (NJAST)
  • Certified Environmental Safety Compliance Officer
  • NJ Lead Supervisor – Residential & Housing
  • OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer
  • New York City Department of Building Licensed Site Safety Managers (SSM)
  • NJ Lead Supervisor – Superstructures & Commercial Buildings
  • Certified Brownfield Professional for the NYC Office of Environmental Remediation
Chris Hillmann Chris Hillmann, President/CEO

Message from the President/CEO

Hillmann Consulting started operations in 1985 serving the New York City development community with environmental services. I had been working as a safety manager for two different firms and decided to strike out on my own in order to provide the service and honesty that I observed was sorely lacking at that time. My brother, Joe, joined me in early 1986 when our business began to take off. We initially purchased our lab equipment, used, from a local scientific supply company and operated out of my apartment in Montclair NJ. Within months we opened our first office, located in Union NJ. As a young 25 year old, I remember meeting property and construction managers in Manhattan and wishing I looked older. Our first big clients were Olympia and York, and Tishman Speyer Properties.

We grew exponentially in those early days, going from $360,000 in revenue to $3.1 million in our first three years. Today we are a firm of 180 professionals with 7 full-service offices across the country and another 25 professional associates in smaller cities realizing $325M in consulting revenue. In 2001, we purchased a small construction risk management firm and began providing construction loan monitoring services to a number of large and small US banks and developers. That service line is 10 times bigger today than 2001, contributing to $15 billion in completed construction projects and touching over 150M SF of real estate.

Inc. 5000 Hillmann Consulting, LLC

Hillmann has always been a firm that strives to understand our client’s business goals and incorporate those goals into our approach. Our success has been based on seeing the “big picture” for our clients and matching our recommendations to their goals. This means we find the most effective approach, often greatly reducing project costs and project duration. We are proud to say that the vast majority of our early clients are with us today. Our mantra is “Your Property. Our Priority”.

Joe redeemed his ownership in the company in 2007 but still works as an advisor and service provider from his home in New Orleans. I have brought new owners into the firm to strengthen our team and growth over the last five years and we have doubled in size since 2008. Our biggest challenge with growth is to remain a “family oriented” business that offers opportunity and respect for our employees and their families. We also strive to be good members of our local communities through charitable work and giving. We’re truly passionate about our mission to make a better future for all the communities we touch.