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The Hillis Group, LLC was established in November of 2004 by Michael W. Hillis. The Hillis Group, LLC provides general contracting and excavating services to residential and commercial clients, working mainly with commercial clientele.

The company is based in east Pennsylvania, and maintains warehousing, office, and equipment facilitites in Wilson Pennsylvania. The Hillis Group, LLC primarily services the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but we are capable of traveling to other locations, and have completed many projects in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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The Hillis Group Mangement Team

Michael Hillis, President

Michael founded The Hillis Group, LLC in November of 2004 in response to the need for a utility focused restoration/civil contractor in the tri-state area.  As president Michael is responsible for carrying out The Hillis Group’s mission of building relationships and developing repeat business with a can-do attitude and the willingness to tackle any project.  His expertise in all aspects of the construction industry, from preconstruction to delivery, is predicated on one important goal, client satisfaction.  Michael has always been a leader who is very involved in the day to day operations and makes sure that every job gets the attention to detail that ensures success at the highest level.

Tim Phalen, Senior Project Manager

As Project Manager, Tim is directly responsible for successful completion of all construction projects to meet and often exceed our client’s expectations.  Prior to joining The Hillis Group, Tim had worked in the construction industry for nearly 32 years, overseeing projects involving the construction of waste water treatment plants, bridges, and various industrial and commercial projects.  Tim has extensive experience in estimating, scheduling, project management, and site supervision.  Tim has vast experience in all phases of concrete construction and site development and has proven his leadership and analytical skills while functioning as the liaison between field personnel, construction managers, Architects, Engineers, and Owners.

Brett Ehasz- Director of Operations

Brett Ehasz joined The Hillis Group team in 2005 and has journeyed through the ranks proving to be a valuable asset and a very capable Operations Director.  Brett brings his vast field experience to the management team.  He began his career at The Hillis Group as an experienced Operator with an advanced knowledge of field work and progressed into a Foreman position in 2007.  Brett excels at running projects and directing crews.  Brett's ability to run multiple crews and meet project deadlines and client expectations every time; and his knowledge, experience, and work ethic, provide a winning combination for the company.

Paul Olsen, Project Coordinator/Chief Estimator

Paul Olsen has 26 years of construction experience.  Paul was employed for Quality Electric, U Fheil Construction for 10 years, and JBL Electric for 13 years.  Paul’s expertise encompasses concrete work, storm and sanitary sewer projects, construction of cell towers and foundations, and large electrical projects.  Paul’s field knowledge is extensive and in addition he is a licensed New Jersey and New York electrician.  Paul has proven his abilities to manage customers, owners, vendors, and subcontractors simultaneously all while ensuring a satisfied customer and repeat business.  Paul has vast experience managing road and bridge construction projects during his 10 year stint with U Fheil Construction.

Sam Brockman, Safety Manger

Thirty years’ experience in Industry and Construction Jobsite Safety including:

Wade Burnhauser, Superintendent

Wade joined the team in 2004 with a previous 15 years of construction and Operator experience. As Superintendent, his role demands an ever increasing level of professionalism and competence in a wide variety of areas. Wade is an expert in every department and oversees the Restoration, Clearing, Carpentry, Demolition, and Cellular Communications divisions. Wade is a strong leader and places emphasis on maintaining high morale amongst team members and customers. Wade is an expert at making quick, accurate, and solid decisions that on-the-job projects demand. As superintendent he is instrumental during project implementation and seeing projects through to successful completion. He is well liked and often requested by our customers because he demonstrates a strong work ethic, he has a diplomatic approach, solves problems competently, manages with a team-work spirit, and importantly, he is particularly responsive to our customers’ needs.

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