Hampsten Consulting, LLC was formed by Phil Hampsten because of his passion for disaster recovery and flood and hazard mitigation.
Hampsten Consulting in a partnership with Jeff Ward and Associates is currently performing the grant management and project management activities for Guadalupe County’s Severe Repetitive Loss Home Elevation grant program through FEMA and TWDB. After massive flooding in 2014, Guadalupe County received a $12,164,218 grant to elevate 42 existing homes out of the 500-year flood plain.
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.
When Phil joined the GLO’s Disaster Recovery program in 2011 he was part of the program’s housing department and 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 guidelines for the Universal Relocation Act, Acceptable Sight Distance, and served as the subject matter expert on numerous HUD guidelines.
Most recently, Phil served as the program’s Program Oversight Manager and the Government Outreach representative for South East 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 $1.5 billion in infrastructure projects for more than 200 communities and 60 counties. Through these activities, Phil has developed many relationships within the elected officials and staff at counties and communities of the great State of Texas. Phil was chosen as a speaker and moderator at the 2015 National Hurricane Conference.
Phil also 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). 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.
Prior to his time at the GLO Phil spent nearly three years at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality where he served as the manager of the compliance history program. This program 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 was an annual speaker at the agency’s Environmental Trade Fair.
Phil has more than 10 years in private sector management as well. He spent three years running the construction management division of an Austin based architectural design/build firm. He spent 6 years in the Austin hi-tech industry running direct marketing campaigns and other sales and internet programs.
Phil is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute