35 Years and Going Strong – HLA Announces Ownership Expansion

HLA's new ownersCHARLESTON, SC, January 3, 2021 / – Design firm HLA, Inc. is pleased to announce that Adriana Carson, Amy Chico, Ron Felkel, Richard Lacey, and Kyle Neff have joined current HLA President, Barry Whalen, as owners.

The ownership expansion was a natural progression for these long-time associates. The leadership team’s diverse background and extensive experience in Site Surveying, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, and Wetland Permitting are the backbone of HLA’s long-term success.

With the Charleston region’s population growing three times faster than the U.S. average to more than 800,000, HLA Senior Vice President, Amy Chico, says of this information and of the ownership transaction, “The Charleston metropolitan-area market is uniquely positioned for housing growth, economic-development, and infrastructure-expansion opportunities. HLA is committed to remaining focused on bettering our community through responsible design and development. The team is thrilled for this ownership opportunity and looks forward to leading the firm for another 35 years.”


About HLA, Inc. Known as ‘The Site Experts’, HLA is a multi-discipline consulting firm founded in Charleston, SC. For over 35 years HLA has been involved in all phases of development in the Tri-County area. We serve a diverse clientele- public to private, small to large, and attainable to high-end. Our extensive portfolio includes Residential, Multi-family, Industrial, Office/Commercial, and Parks

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