Our people make us who we are.

Here at HBW, we’re a team — but we’re also a group of unique individuals. To showcase our individual strengths, we’ll be spotlighting a different employee each month. These are the people who help make us, well, us.

Name: Jim Hirrlinger

Job Title: Senior Vice President, Principal

Years at HBW: 24 year

Total years experience: 35 years



What excites you most about the work you do?

I would say in my current role, what excites me most is watching people grow. I love being able to mentor the younger generation within our company and be a small part in helping them reach their career goals.

What do you like best about working at HBW?

There is a lot that I like about working at HBW, but a few of my few favorite things would be that the owners of the business are involved day in and day out and there isn’t a lot of people to filter through in order to speak with/meet with an Executive. I also like that HBW provides an environment where anyone who wants to make a difference and has the ambition to do so, can grow and get ahead. The last thing would be about the Construction Industry in general – the business offers opportunities for any educational background – it’s based on who you are and what you bring to the table rather than where you went to school.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on so far?

I’ve worked on many great projects over the years, but I believe that my favorite project has yet to come. We have an exciting opportunity coming up, that if everything works out – it will be HBW’s biggest challenge and one of our biggest projects to date. This project will be a big risk but high reward.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy renovating houses and building furniture. I like taking things that are old or run down and turning it into something new and nice. I recently built two live edge tables with our President, Phil Scott, that are in our kitchen area at our main office.

Anything else you think prospective employees should know about HBW?

At HBW we are a family. We put in a lot of hard work and expect a lot from our employees, but in return, we take care of each and every employee. We have a competitive salary and benefits, and a great company culture for all employees to be fully engaged in what interests them (community service, education, company events, etc).