Phil Hampsten formed Hampsten Consulting, LLC in 2015 because of his passion for disaster recovery and flood and hazard mitigation.
Hampsten Consulting has partnered with multiple firms to provide grant management and project management activities for various cities and counties across Texas. We have overseen projects responsible for elevating over 200 homes funded through various FEMA grant programs. These elevation programs total more than 45-million-dollars in federal funds, and programs continue to come in. We have also assisted communities with applications for more than 80-million-dollars in federal disaster recovery and mitigation funds. Recently we were asked to be the funding source expert on a team of engineering firms and other organizations performing a 25-million-dollar flood and drainage study for 5 watersheds in the Southeast Texas region.
Phil has nearly a decade of experience with the State of Texas primarily with the Texas General Land Office (“GLO”) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”).
Phil served the citizens of the State of Texas on the State’s Disaster Recovery program administered by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) from 2011-2015. The State received $3.2 billion dollars in the wakes of hurricanes Ike and Dolly, making the program the largest public works program in Texas history.
In 2011, Phil joined the GLO’s Disaster Recovery program’s housing department. He developed reporting for the Deputy Commissioner and penned the program’s first annual report as well as the program’s Legislative Report for the 2012 legislative session. As the department grew, Phil was instrumental in the development of numerous housing processes and guidelines including the Builder’s Assignment Method, Housing Inspection Program, and Section 3. He also developed the program’s guidance for the Universal Relocation Act and Acceptable Sight Distance and served as the subject matter expert on numerous HUD guidelines.
Phil became the program’s Program Oversight Manager and the Government Outreach representative for Southeast Texas and the counties along the upper Texas coast. In this position, Phil provided guidance to elected officials and assisted Grant Managers in various capacities. As the Program Oversight Manager, his primary responsibility was to oversee the grant management and compliance of communities for $1.7 billion in infrastructure projects for more than 200 communities and 60 counties. Through these activities, Phil forged many relationships with the elected officials and staff at counties and communities of the great State of Texas.
While at the GLO, Phil managed a portfolio of engineering and planning studies totaling more than $10 million for the Texas coast. These included a $3.9 million Storm Surge Suppression Study for the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District (GCCPRD). This study resulted in one of the most comprehensive studies of the upper Texas coast and is currently used by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District. Other studies included in the portfolio were a 22 county Infrastructure Resiliency Study, a $4 million Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) colonia drainage study covering Hidalgo, Cameron, and Willacy counties, and a Derelict Structures study to map and inventory all structures on State submerged lands. As a result, from these studies Phil was chosen as a speaker and moderator at the 2015 National Hurricane Conference to present.
Prior to his time at the GLO Phil spent nearly three years at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as the manager of the Compliance History program where he applied compliance history ratings to more than 200,000 regulated entities. There he also coordinated the supplemental environmental projects for enforcement actions, served on two agency-wide change control boards, represented the Office of Compliance and Enforcement in the development of the division’s information strategy plan, and presented at the agency’s annual Environmental Trade Fair.
Prior to his public service, Phil spent more than 10 years in the private sector. This included overseeing the construction management division of an Austin-based architectural design/build firm and in the Austin hi-tech industry managing direct marketing campaigns and other sales and internet programs.
Phil is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute