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HBC is committed to helping our clients create unique and memorable places for people to live, work and interact. We contribute to the development process by offering creativity, knowledge, and experience.

Your ideas and preliminary plans for incorporating a Low Impact Development stormwater system at Ridge Field in Middle Sound are proving to be invaluable to this project. In our estimates we are projecting a savings of possibly up to $1,500,000 for a 56 lot subdivision and adding four lots. In addition, we will be saving many of the natural features and topograpohy of the lands resulting in a “greener”, more conservation oriented neighborhood.
Many thank to you are your team, we are excited as we move forward with the LID concept and development.
— John Galarde, President Galarde & Company, Inc.

Our firm

HBC is practicing environmentally responsible design and has been engaged in this approach long before LID, LEED or Green building were recognized solutions. Our integrated approach to planning and design create places of sentiment, social, economic, and cultural values. Our Green and LEED driven solutions display our belief of being good stewards of our environment and of one another. We believe both the environment and people are gifts from God to be valued and cherished. We design and achieve creative solutions that leave lasting impressions with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. By creating an environment, we create an experience. By shaping landscapes, we shape lives. 

Firm history

HBC has been a forerunner in the field of Landscape Architecture and Land Planning since 1975 when Henry and Heather Burkert began their company in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Their company grew successfully and in 1979 they relocated to Wilmington, NC where they became leaders in the profession. HBC practices in North Carolina and South Carolina.

our values

  • Productivity
    HBC delivers extraordinary results by using our experience to do the right thing the first time and approaching every assignment with our client’s best interest in mind. We plan carefully, communicate effectively and improve continuously by learning from every project.
  • Profitability
    Every HBC team member is a careful steward of all resources, time, talent and tools. Our profitability ensures our continuing success and allows us to reward our people generously.  Ultimately, our clients benefit from our firm’s fiscal responsibility. 
  • Team Relationships
    We respect and support every team member and expect them to excel and grow, both personally and professionally. Our clients comment on our team atmosphere and team approach as an invigorating and contagious experience.
  • Image
    HBC is recognized as a creative, conscientious, and professional design firm. We have a reputation as the company that gets projects approved and built. Our clients return to us because we are a great business partner.
  • Growth & Innovation
    We cultivate innovation and provide a multidisciplinary approach for each project with our services.  HBC provides opportunity for our people to continue their education in their field of expertise.  The knowledge gained from always learning how design and technology are changing in beneficial ways can be viewed and experienced in our designs.  This extends our competitive advantage which is always inour client‘s best interest.

our focus

We create value and results for all of our clients through a process that combines:

  • Design – Analysis, Solutions, Innovation, Opportunities, Practicality, and Artistic Interpretation.
  • Service – Integrity, Dedication, Follow-Through, Attention to Detail, Responsive, and Deadline Driven.
  • Resources – Our People, Experience, Knowledge, Technology, Communication, and Collaborative Teams.