ABOUT HILMERSON

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Progress, innovation, durability, simplicity, made in America …

This is the backbone of Hilmerson’s product portfolio and the inspiration behind our new look.

Those of you that have been with us from our beginning know we are safety people at heart. With more than 20 years in the safety consulting “space” we’ve worked alongside you so you could make it home safe at night. We’ve steered contractors in the right direction to meet compliance standards. We’ve guided safety policies for job sites. All the while we were listening to what you needed and what was missing in leading edge safety and perimeter security products.

Over the years we’ve heard your frustrations. We’ve witnessed dangerous accidents that were preventable “if only there was a more reliable product, a simpler product.”

Many of our predecessors’ “bend” guardrail or fencing with profits in mind from the lens of a manufacturer. We’re different. We manufacture guardrails and fencing from the lens of a business owner, construction worker, a mom, a friend, a safety consultant.

But don’t worry, we’ve not lost the “for profit” mindset. We engineer quality, lean products in a “kit” style. Our versatile product systems are interchangeable, reusable, and re-rentable. They offer fast installs, are easily transportable and ultimately, save contractor’s money.  – Deb Hilmerson, President & CEO / Hilmerson Safety

We are proud of where we’ve been as safety consultants, who we’ve become as a safety solution provider and equipment manufacturer, and where we’re going.

And we hope you join us in the movement. Challenge the status quo of construction equipment practices. Look for products that are easier on workers to install, that offer the durability to keep job sites safe and secure, and the reusability that can offer a quick return on investment for your bottom line and for the environment.

We take pride in knowing that over 450,000 linear feet of 2×4 was saved from landfill over the last five years, with the rollout of the reusable Hilmerson Safety Rail System™. Since 2019, for each rail panel sold, a tree has been donated on behalf of our customer to One Tree Planted for reforestation – over 5,360 trees –  supporting our customer’s lean initiatives and sustainable building practices.

During the last year we were awarded two additional patents for the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ that protect and recognize the ingenuity of our guardrail storage platform and the rail system’s functional Multi-Use Stair/Slab Grabber.

Our Hilmerson Barrier Fence System™ with its patented Side Saddle Bracket™ is also standing solid, secure, and straight protecting a variety of projects including school construction in New York City and the University of Minnesota.

Customers like Mortenson and JE Dunn are enhancing security with the addition of mobile access gates, now offered with the barrier fence system and interchangeable with Hilmerson’s Free-Standing Fence System™.

We stand behind our logo mark’s promise of moving the industry forward with innovation. Most importantly, we promise to continue to listen to you. Stay safe.

Hilmerson

Born in the Field. Made in America.

Deb Hilmerson - Construction Workers with Safety Rail System
Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ - Construction workers moving cart
Hilmerson Barrier Fence System™

World Class Safety Solutions Since 2001

Hilmerson Safety® is a full-service safety product design and manufacturing company serving the construction industry.  Since 2001 Hilmerson Safety® has been working with construction industry leaders and contractors to develop safe, lean, construction-grade™ products and solutions that add to the company’s bottom line.

Working with Deb and the Hilmerson team has exceeded my expectations. Deb wears all the hats and does it well – she is the Owner/Inventor/QA/Customer Satisfaction Agent/Solutions Expediter.

Hilmerson has a great capacity to serve large and small projects with the manufacturing chain they use. Deb can help you right size your solution to be project specific or develop a fleet profit center with all the bells and whistles. There are some real lean improvements in having a system can scale up and down, and in the modular carting and storage systems that can be stacked, racked, flown and rolled. Moreover, the real benefit is having Deb as a field-focused and solutions-driven advocate to your team as soon as you meet her.

The customer service and support has not stopped since we met. Deb brings many years of relevant field experience – she isn’t just selling you a widget off the shelf, she’s offering a suite of solutions for challenges she knows exist.

– Justin Davis, Project Superintendent

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Meet Our Leadership Team

Deb Hilmerson
Deb HilmersonPresident & CEO
Karla Quinnell
Karla QuinnellExecutive Assistant & Accounting

What Our Clients Say

“The Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ is far superior to wood railings: installs quicker, zero material waste, zero time spent on maintenance. Most importantly, our subcontractors report they feel safer working around a stout metal guardrail system vs wood.”

SUPERINTENDENT, MORTENSON
“We were able to install, maintain and remove the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ for about 60% less labor than our traditional handrail. Our biggest benefit is the low maintenance.”
SUPERINTENDENT, MORTENSON

“We love the guardrails and gate Hilmerson installed for us. We can’t say enough about Hilmerson’s hard work and perseverance for perfection!”

ODALYS IBARRA CTE • MANAGER OF CORPORATE SAFETY, LIZ CLAIBORNE, INC.
“The Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ has been absolutely convenient for our project. With the speed of installation and durability of the product we could not ask for more. I hope to never again see the old wood rail system on my sites. The old saying in construction has always been “Never trust a guardrail…”, Well, this system has our site in full trust –  it will hold up through the construction activities of our site.”
SAFETY MANAGER, MORTENSON

“Anytime we need expert assistance, they respond immediately. Hilmerson’s staff is professional and knowledgeable.”

DIANE ERPELDING • RISK MANAGER / SAFETY OFFICER , ITASCA COUNTY, MINNESOTA
We started using the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ early in the project and was glad to do so. It saved our field force a lot of time and energy. These galvanized steel guardrails have virtually no maintenance vs using a wood rail system which helped reduce a lot of rework and constantly going back to adjust or move them. Super easy, light weight system and looks very professional! Thank you for changing the game when it comes to permanent or temporary guardrail systems.
BENJAMIN WATSON • SAFETY ENGINEER, MORTENSON

“Looking close at the costs of using wood guardrails we realized we were off in how they were budgeted. We decided to take a Lean approach and reached out to an industry partner to help come up with a a solution that would add, not detract, from the bottom line.”

TAYLOR GUNKEL • SUPERINTENDENT & DESIGN PHASE MANAGER, MORTENSON

“Love it! Simple to use. Learning curve is minimal. We want more!”

SITE SAFETY MANAGER, MCCARTHY

“Commercial contractors – If you haven’t heard about this product, you need to. Time saving, waste reducing and looks sharp. Debra Hilmerson is a total spitfire and I am looking forward to watching this company blow up. This is “find a need, fill a ned” in action.”

KRISTINA MAHLER , PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR - BUILDWITT MEDIA GROUP

“The guardrails worked perfectly for what we purchased them for.  Thank you so much for the great service and follow-up”.

ERIC GRESHAM, General Superintendent - Whiting-Turner

“We’ve used the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ on 2 jobs now and I love it!  Fast and Easy install”

BRIAN MCPHERSON, SUPERINTENDENT RYAN COMPANIES

“We have been using the Hilmerson Safety Rail System™ for the past several months and it is doing amazing. We enjoy the options that the system has to offer and also enjoy the cart that everything can fit in.”

ERIC GUFFEY, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, MESSER CONSTRUCTION CO, - NASHVILLE, TN

“The system is easy to mobilize, easy to install, easy to break down.”

DPR SAFETY MANAGER - DALLAS, TX

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Hilmerson Safety® is dedicated to providing our customers innovative and lean American made products that provide common-sense solutions for the construction industry.

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