HPM was named one of the top 30 program management firms in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record, ranking No. 27 on the annual list. This is the 8th year the firm has landed among the top 50.
“We have continued to strengthen our capabilities while growing our reach and our team over the past year, enabling us to better serve the clients who entrust us to lead their capital projects,” said Ryan Austin, chief operations officer of HPM. “This recognition by ENR demonstrates our relentless pursuit of improvement and excellence, despite the challenges our industry has faced throughout the pandemic. We’re proud to rank among the top program management providers in the country and celebrate the exceptional performance of all of our team members.”
HPM attributes this success to its clients and the recent expansion of its staff and service offerings. The firm’s planning services division is led by facilities planning expert Tracy Richter and is focused on providing a comprehensive approach to capital and operational building programs. Joining HPM as vice president of planning services, Richter launched the division in July 2020 to expand HPM’s business lines to better serve clients at every stage of development. This move strengthened client engagements through a variety of new offerings, including demographic analysis, standards and specifications development, GIS services, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, client facilitation and facility master planning.
This year, HPM bolstered its planning services division with the hiring of Gary Rademacher as director of planning services and Tim Kelleher as GIS analyst. Rademacher is a 30-year veteran of architectural planning and design, with specialized expertise in K-12 education. His deep relationships throughout North and Central Texas also strengthen the firm’s Texas footprint, as it continues to strategically grow its presence throughout the south. Kelleher has worked to incorporate the GIS framework into HPM’s planning efforts through geographic data analysis, 3D mapping and GPS development, helping more of HPM’s clients leverage technology and data to make smarter business decisions.
With a presence throughout the U.S. and with a total management portfolio value annually of more than $1 billion, HPM has established itself as one of the industry’s leading program managers and owner’s representative companies. HPM’s recent notable clients and accounts include a program management contract for Airbus’ campus including the A320 and A220 assembly lines in Mobile, Alabama; an assignment to lead the site selection process of Boom Supersonic’s first manufacturing facility; project management services for several Major League Baseball spring training facilities in Florida; a construction administration contract for facilities owned by Regions Financial Corporation and similar accounts for FedEx Express and FedEx Freight U.S. facilities; a construction administration contract for facilities owned by Regions Financial Corporation and a similar account for FedEx Express U.S. facilities; program management services for Buffalo Rock’s 1 million-square-foot expansion in Birmingham, Alabama; and program management services for multiple K-12 school districts and higher education institutions. In March 2021, the firm was also selected to serve as the official program management partner of The World Games, which will be held in Birmingham in 2022.
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HPM provides comprehensive planning, design and construction-related experience to offer clients a one-stop approach to complete program management and owner’s representation. From facilities assessments to construction auditing and move management, HPM services clients in aerospace, automotive, sports and entertainment venues, higher education, K-12 and state and local government. With a footprint of accounts, projects and offices spanning throughout the US, the HPM team manages its work for national and international clients while providing a flexible, scalable team of experts at just the right time in the life of your facilities. For more information, please visit www.hpmleadership.com.