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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.

Midwest Regional Contact

Frank Urbina, NCARB, AIA

Midwest Regional Contact

Published articles

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.


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