Our History

How We Got Here


Insight Planning & Development, LLC (Insight) is a veteran-owned eastern North Carolina firm offering quality comprehensive planning and grant management consulting services.  Our company was initially founded by T. Dale Holland, AICP, as a small planning firm in 1987.  Mr. Holland incorporated the firm as Holland Consulting Planners, Inc. (HCP), and began offering both planning and community development services to eastern North Carolina.  Ryan Cox, CFM, joined the firm in 2019, and acquired the firm and changed the name of the company in December 2020.  Ryan is committed to providing the same level of service and expertise that has existed over our many years in business.

Who We Are

The firm is located in Wilmington, NC.  Our staff consists of qualified professionals with an average of 25 years' experience in community development, planning, and hazard mitigation and resiliency.  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, NC Association of Floodplain Managers, UNC School of Government Community Development Academy, and North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board.

What We Do

The firm has extensive experience in the preparation of land use and comprehensive plans, as well as zoning/unified development and subdivision ordinances.  Other planning experience and services includes Geographic Information System (GIS) development and management, and preparation of hazard mitigation plans, emergency operations plans, recreation plans, and comprehensive housing strategies.

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.

Please see our Services and Portfolio pages for more information on what Insight can do for you!