Building Department Services
HR Green was founded more than a century ago on municipal service delivery and has provided building department services to communities nationwide.
Our deep bench of code officials, engineers, architects and code instructors provide your agency a single source solution to process, review, inspect, and approve new construction and improvements. Our knowledge and best practice tools are ideally suited to deliver the highest quality services within your budget, with optimal efficiency of staff to meet permit activity workload.
For developers, time is money. Your Building Department Services team must know the difference between simply reading codes and understanding the reasons behind them. This combination of knowledge and experience allows our teams to create solutions that swiftly transition projects closer to completion in ways that others simply don’t see. Our staff average 20+ years of experience and will be a true partner with your agency to efficiently process your projects.
We specialize in providing “green,” paperless electronic plan review and tracking solutions, where reviews and comments are accessible electronically. These tools maximize collaboration and expedite requests while eliminating printing, shipping, storage, and travel costs. By using electronic plan review you can reduce turnaround review schedules between 20-40% and increase transparency.
In each market we serve, HR Green can quickly mobilize qualified engineers, certified building officials and accessibility specialists, ICC-certified plan reviewers and inspectors, and counter staff. And, our performance is exceptional with 98% on-time plan reviews.
HR Green’s Pete Vernon offers some excellent advice in a recent issue of the Journal of School Business Management on how to make appropriate contract choices related to code issues. Read the full article here.
The Role of the Inspector – Insights from HR Green’s Pete Vernon on the inspector’s evolving role as not only code enforcer and regulator, but more commonly as facilitator.
HR Green and Thompson Elevator Inspection Service announce a strategic alliance uniting their teams of highly qualified and certified professionals to help Chicagoland municipalities realize greater efficiencies and enhanced customer services. Read the full press release here.
Building Department Services Experience
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.
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.
Delivering Vital City Services in California
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. Jurupa Valley was formed with an estimated population of 96,000 residents within a 45 square mile area. Jurupa Valley City Council members approved a two part contract with HR Green, Inc. to help transition services from the county to the city and then to operate the city’s departments once the transition was completed.