Honoring our Founders' Traditions


Legacy

Luther Hill founded his namesake firm in 1968 and built a firm that mirrored his innovative personality. In 1985 he sold Luther Hill & Associates to Greg Wilkinson and Fritz McKinstry and Hill & Wilkinson was created. Greg and Fritz expanded on the foundation Luther started and grew the company into the multi-faceted industry leader that it is today.          

Luther Hill Founder/President
Luther Hill
Luther Hill Founder/President
  • Luther Hill & Associates

Luther was born in the Texas Hill Country in 1934. He served in the Army Corp of Engineers and rose to the rank of First Lieutenant. He was a graduate of the Texas Military Institute and Rice University.

He began his career at Henry C. Beck and was the Project Manager on North Park Mall in Dallas. He founded Luther Hill & Associates in 1968. Luther was an innovator and was determined to increase efficiency and decrease costs within the construction industry. He researched constantly and brought principles of manufacturing into the construction world. He created the position of Vice President of Research and Development within his firm in 1972. Luther was an early proponent of design-build and would involve subcontractors early in the design process. These efforts led to the construction of the first multi-level parking garage in Texas, a design-build project at Parkland Hospital.

Luther’s creativity and focus on customer service were passed on to Greg and Fritz when they joined forces with him in 1985 to create Hill & Wilkinson.
Luther retired to East Texas in 1987 with his wife Judith and passed away July 21, 2005.

Fun Facts
  • Luther led the construction effort of the first multi-level parking garage in Texas, a design-build project at Parkland Hospital
Greg Wilkinson Co-Founder | CEO | Co-Chairman | Chairman Emeritus
Greg Wilkinson Co-Founder | CEO | Co-Chairman | Chairman Emeritus
  • Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors

Greg was born in Dallas, Texas in 1946. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and completed graduate programs in business at Penn State University and Southern Methodist University: He has been a registered professional engineer in Texas since 1972.

He began his career at Daniel where he was appointed Division Manager-Operations of the Dallas Division in 1980 and he was promoted to Vice President of Daniel Construction in 1982.

In 1985, Greg partnered with Fritz McKinstry to purchase Luther Hill & Associates and created Hill & Wilkinson. Under Greg’s leadership and marketing skills, the company grew steadily and expanded into new markets such as manufacturing and healthcare.

Greg had a passion for creating opportunities for others and encouraging their development. He was genuinely interested in teaching others to improve their health and overall wellness and frequently shared educational tips. These initiatives continue on today and are reflected in the Hill & Wilkinson Values.

Greg retired to Highlands, North Carolina in 2019 with his wife Peggy.

Fun Facts
  • Greg is an avid fisherman in either saltwater or fresh. His wife likes to say that he would fish in a gutter if it had water in it.
  • A lifelong believer in nutrition and exercise, Greg competed in a body-building competition at the age of 48.
Fritz McKinstry Chairman Emeritus
Fritz McKinstry
Fritz McKinstry Chairman Emeritus
  • Co-Founder | COO | Co-Chairman | Chairman Emeritus
    Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors

Fritz was born in El Paso, Texas in 1951. He received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas – El Paso in 1973.

He began his career at Daniel Construction where he rose from Project Engineer to Senior Project Manager building complex manufacturing facilities across the country.

In 1985, Fritz partnered with Greg Wilkinson to purchase Luther Hill & Associates and created Hill & Wilkinson. Under Fritz’s leadership and operational background, the company grew steadily. Fritz was instrumental in recruiting and developing highly skilled field teams and a culture of safety that became the foundation of Hill & Wilkinson’s operations today.

Fritz genuinely cared for our field operations teams. He began an effort to improve the working environment for every person on the jobsite, from clean bathrooms and hand washing stations to craft training and advancement opportunities. He knew the name of every laborer on site and treated them with the same respect as he would a top executive.

Fritz retired to Telluride, Colorado in 2019 with his wife Kathy.

Fun Facts
  • Fritz enjoys all types of skiing, including heliskiing, which involves jumping out of a helicopter and skiing down the mountain.