Personnel

The real strength in our company lies in the experience of our team in developing hotels. We have very knowledgeable staff in virtually every facet of the business including engineering, accounting, bidding, construction management, site development, and hotel management.

Al Hill – President

            • B.S. Degree Business Marketing, Northern Illinois University 
            • Over 35 years of experience in the construction industry 
            • Over 20 years of experience in the hotel development industry 
Al has been the president of HDI since he started the company in 1974 and has supervised the construction of over 120 construction projects, most of which are hotels. He is in tune with hotel market conditions and is continually attending and participating in conventions and forums in the hotel industry. Al works with all departments to coordinate the construction of every project and is the main point of contact for all investors.


Richard Englund – Senior Project Manager
  • OSHA Certified 
  • Over 35 years of experience in the construction industry 
Rich's experience in construction allows us to streamline our operations, maintain control of our projects, and be proactive handling change. His expertise in meeting tight schedules, multi-tasking, project management, construction safety, and work ethic allows us to maximize the quality of our products, quantity of work we are able to complete, and the expectations of our clients and staff.

Caleb Hill – New Project Development, General Counsel

            • J.D., Northern Illinois University. 
            • B.S. Degree in Business Marketing, Northern Illinois University 
            • Over 10 years of experience in hotel operations and development 
Caleb assists in working with owners to turn hotel concepts into a reality. He assists in working with lenders, city officials, architects, as well as creating budgets and proformas for new hotel projects. As a graduate of Northern Illinois University's College of Law, he strives to stay current on legal issues facing the Construction and Hospitality Industries.