Ron Hilgart

Ron Headshots 6Ron Hilgart is the founder and Principal of HILGARTWILSON.  As such, he shares responsibilities with co-founder Darrell Wilson for the operations and overall growth and success of the firm.  As Project Principal, he also remains actively involved in many projects, including overseeing design concepts, quality control measures, scheduling and staffing needs of the projects as well as assuring overall client satisfaction.

Prior to starting HILGARTWILSON, he was a Managing Principal at CMX, where he was instrumental in growing the firm from a staff of 15 when he joined the firm in 1993, to a staff of 300 in 2006 when the company was sold to an out-of-state firm.  Hilgart stayed on at the firm as a Managing Principal and Board Member until 2009 when he founded HILGARTWILSON.  At CMX he was responsible for the overall business operations, as well as overseeing the surveying services and construction services divisions as well as numerous engineering teams.  He was responsible for the planning and design of numerous masterplanned communities as well as mixed-use, commercial, and institutional projects.  He also oversaw the design and construction of numerous public works projects.

Prior to CMX, Hilgart was a partner in a local 30-person engineering and surveying consulting firm.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University where he was also an All-American wrestler.  He is a past recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers Outstanding Young Engineer award for the 10-state western region of ASCE.

He has also been active in the community, including holding numerous positions on Boards and Commissions.  These include past positions as Chairman of the Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission, Chairman of the City of Peoria Economic Development Group, Peoria City Councilmember, President of ASCE-YMF, Board Member of the Maricopa County Sports Commission, and Steering Committee Member of the ASU Friends of Civil Engineering.  He is also a member of ASCE, APWA, and Valley Partnership.

email Ron: rhilgart@hilgartwilson.com