As public agencies face in-house resource availability challenges, staff reductions, limited funding, and increasingly heavy workloads, there is a growing desire to implement time-saving, cost-effective solutions.
Many municipalities rely on HR Green to provide Plan Review, also called Plan Check, services. HR Green is responsible for performing comprehensive civil and building plan reviews on a wide variety of roadway, water, and sewer improvements as well as developments, such as business, commercial, industrial, multi-family, townhomes, condominiums, universities, single family homes and others (Healthcare, Institutional, Government Buildings, etc.). These include complete reviews, or reviews of specific disciplines, of projects for compliance with fire and life safety, building, structural, energy conservation, fuel and gas, accessibility, electrical, mechanical and plumbing requirements in accordance with current applicable state and local codes.
HR Green specializes in providing a “green”, paperless electronic plan review and tracking solution called HR Green Check where reviews and comments are accessible electronically. This tool maximizes collaboration and expedites requests while eliminating printing, shipping, storage, and travel costs. By using an electronic plan review process, you can reduce turnaround review schedules between 20-40% and increase collaboration.
Our staff average 20+ years of experience and will be a true partner with your agency to efficiently process your projects. HR Green’s performance is exceptional with 98% on-time plan reviews. For developers, owners, and investors, time is money and this creates an environment which is conducive to economic development.
HR Green’s Tina York discusses the efficiencies of an electronic plan review process with ICMA. Read the full article here.
Plan Check Experience
Public Works Facilities Program
Elk Grove Village, IL
Two Public Works facilities were part of the Elk Grove 2025 initiative: the James Paul Petri Public Works Facility and a Fleet Service Garage.
Electronic Plan Review and Engineering Facilitation
An electronic plan review process was assigned to streamline coordination with developers and oversee the team of experienced plan checkers.
Construction Plan Review & Inspection Services
Village of New Lenox, IL
HR Green ICC certified staff performs building plan review and inspections during the construction phases of the Villages improvement projects.
Shorewood Building & Code Services
Village of Shorewood, IL
The Village of Shorewood currently uses HR Green to provide plan review, building inspection services, and plumbing inspection services associated with residential, commercial building, and construction, within the Village of Shorewood, Illinois.
Oak Park Building Inspection & Plan Review
Village of Oak Park, IL
HR Green provides inspection and plan review services for the Development Customer Services Department’s Permit Processing Division for the Village of Oak Park, Illinois. The building inspection services include the following disciplines: building, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy conservation, and accessibility for construction work within the Village boundaries.
Building Plan Review and Inspections
City of DeKalb, IL
In addition to providing standard paper format plan reviews, HR Green staff utilizes proven best practices, such as Electronic Plan Review, to reduce time, manage workflow and make sure more gets done with fewer resources.
Plan Review & Building/Civil Inspection
County of Orange, CA
HR Green was selected to review and inspect (building and civil) the Planning Area 2 of the Ranch Plan, a 23,000-acre development composed of 6,000 buildable acres.
City of Jurupa Valley Plan Check
Jurupa Valley, CA
Jurupa Valley was an unincorporated area in Riverside County, California, until voters approved a ballot measure to incorporate the area and become a city. HR Green helped transition services from the county to the city and then operated the city’s departments once the transition was completed.
Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project Coordination
Roselle (2013), Itasca, Wood Dale, and Bensenville, Illinois
The Village of Itasca first contracted with HR Green in January 2013 for engineering services related to plan review, meeting attendance, Intergovernmental Agreement review, and coordination with affected parties caused by the pending construction of the EOWA (now called Illinois Route 390) project through the Village of Itasca.