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Our History

About: About
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Who We Are & How We Got Here

Insight Planning & Development, LLC (Insight) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business based in Wilmington, North Carolina offering quality comprehensive planning and grant management consultant services. Insight was founded in 2020 by C. Ryan Cox and acquired Holland Consulting Planners, Inc (HCP) later the same year. HCP was initially founded in 1987 offering both planning and community development services to eastern North Carolina. Insight continues to offer the same services while expanding into other markets and is committed to providing exceptional level of services and expertise to our clients.

Our staff consists of qualified professionals with an average of 25 years' experience in community development, planning, and hazard mitigation. The firm and staff members maintain memberships/certifications from the following organizations: American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Community Development Academy, and North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board.

What We Do

The firm has extensive experience in the preparation of CAMA land use and comprehensive plans, as well as zoning/unified development and subdivision ordinances. Other planning experience includes Geographic Information System (GIS) development and management, preparation of hazard mitigation plans, emergency operations plans, recreation plans, and comprehensive housing strategies. Insight also provides general planning services for several municipalities, including re-zoning requests, site plan review, and other technical planning reviews.

Insight has been actively involved in North Carolina’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance program, including the program administration and construction management of numerous Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and Flood Mitigation Assistance elevation/acquisition/reconstruction projects, and ongoing management of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) projects.

See our Services and Portfolio pages for more information on what INSIGHT can do for YOU!

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