Our Team.

Strong from top to bottom.

It is said that being a leader means “defining and exhibiting moral and ethical courage and setting an example for everyone in the company”. The Hill Group’s management team certainly personifies that definition, initially led by Founder Toby Hill and now with his son, Chris Hill, who continues The Hill Group legacy.


With nearly 170 years of collective experience in the construction industry, the management team brings experience in every facet of the industry to the table.  But what sets the team apart is a culture that encourages creativity and problem solving from all employees.  

Our Management Team.

Chris Hill, President & Safety Director

The son of Toby Hill, Chris Hill practically grew up on the construction site, working summers during high school in the field, and in the office during college for The Hill Group. One could say that the construction business was in his blood. Like his father, Chris attended the University of Florida from which he received his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction in 2005. He began his professional career also working in project engineering estimating and project management for nearly 10 years for two large commercial construction firms in Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. LEED Accredited, Chris distinguished himself while working for The Weitz Company in Ft. Lauderdale by being the first employee to be chosen nationally for the “Better Builder’s Club”, spending six weeks with each trade/subcontractor on a particular project to further enhance his knowledge of each subcontractor’s scope of work. The combined training Chris received during his summer work at The Hill Group, his formal education, training, and responsibilities during his tenure in the commercial construction world allowed for a smooth transition when he joined his father at The Hill Group in 2014. Chris is also philanthropically-minded like his father, being recognized early on in his career for his work for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, being named one of “Ft. Lauderdale’s Finest” in 2009. He has brought his passion for the work of nonprofits back home to the Vero Beach community, as well.  

– Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida

– LEED Accredited

Community Involvement:

– Habitat for Humanity – helped oversee company’s volunteer work for new Habitat Restore building.
– United Way of Indian River County Workplace Partner

– Volunteer for Jackie Robinson Celebration Baseball Games, benefitting United Way.

– Environmental Learning Center

Jay Krieger, Maintenance Division Manager

Born and raised in Vero Beach, Jay Krieger joined The Hill Group in 2014 as a Project Manager in the Maintenance Division  and was promoted to Manager in 2016. A State Certified General Contractor who previously owned and operated his own residential and commercial construction business, Jay began his career in the construction industry in 1997, after serving four years of active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Machinery Technician/Federal Law Enforcement Officer. In his role, Jay handles home inspections and maintenance needs, from small to large, including renovations. A firm believer in The Hill Group tenant that a quality home deserves quality maintenance to enhance its value, his goal is to consistently provide the best maintenance to Vero Beach’s homeowners. With a team of talented craftsmen who enjoy their work and ten fully-equipped vans, it’s not hard to meet that goal.

– Florida State Certified General Contractor
– Owner, residential & commercial construction business in Indian River County, 1997-2014
– U.S. Coast Guard, 1993-2001, including Reserve time

– Supporter of Military Veteran-related causes

Steven M. Burris, Project Manager, Maintenance Division

Steve Burris has been part of The Hill Group team of professionals since 2000, making him one of the company’s most experienced employees. He began as a Carpenter and moved into the role of Assistant Superintendent in 2002, as Superintendent in 2004, and then transitioned into his current role as Project Manager in the Maintenance Division in 2007. With 35 years in the custom home industry to his credit, Steve is adept at handling new home, renovation and addition projects, as well as emergency repairs and implementing hurricane protection, both valuable skills in our seasonal coastal community. He is also CAD-proficient, which comes in handy when creating the detailed annual maintenance inspection reports for his clients. Steve prides himself on completing his projects on time and under budget, yet never sacrificing the quality that has come to be the cornerstone of The Hill Group.

– Bilingual
– AutoCAD Certified
– Certified in CPR and First Aid

George Casares, Estimator

The Hill Group’s Estimator, George Casares, joined the team in May 2021. A 2011 graduate of the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science in Geography, George brings with him over 10 years of experience coordinating project execution in conformity with drawings and specifications, collaborating with owners/architects/liaisons, project scheduling, purchasing materials, contract administration, budgeting, expediting materials and general construction administration.  He began his career in construction as a laborer for his grandfather’s residential construction company and quickly moved up the ranks to Carpenter Foreman. He then held a position with Long Island’s largest General Contractor as an Assistant Superintendent and as a Project Manager. During his tenure there, he oversaw renovation and new construction projects that included multiple stories and site development, with sizes up to 167,00 square feet. After college, George continued his education in construction at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, receiving his Construction Project Management Certificate in 2013, going on to receive his Project Manager Development Certificate at AGC of New York State in 2014, and then his Cost Estimating Certificate from Fordham University in 2020. George’s hands-on experience in the field, paired with his education in construction management/estimating, give him the edge to efficiently forecast and manage project success.

– Bachelor of Science in Geography from State University of New York College at Oneonta
– Construction Project Management Certificate from New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate

– Project Manager Development Certificate- AGC of New York State

– Cost Estimating Certificate – Fordham University

Committed to Excellence.

Our Superintendents & Foremen.

Tom Collins, Residential Superintendent
Pete Heinz, Residential Superintendent
Don Temple, Residential Superintendent
Ray Carrasco, Residential Paint Foreman
John Norris, Maintenance Paint Foreman
Bill Brady, Jr., Maintenance Superintendent
Joe Flores, Maintenance Superintendent
Ralph Gundrum, Maintenance Superindentent
James Mascolino, Maintenance Superintendent
David Zwemer, Maintenance Superintendent

3880 39th Square, Vero Beach, FL 32960

LIC# CGC 1530587

Telephone (772) 567-9154
Facsimile (772) 778-7987

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