Hazard Mitigation & Resiliency Planning

Punchard Consulting is dedicated to preventing natural hazards from becoming disasters.

Punchard Consulting provides hazard mitigation and resiliency planning expertise to a broad range of public and private sector clients. We specialize in helping communities prepare for, recover from, and more successfully adapt to natural hazards through action-oriented planning and decision making. Our proven approach results in practical and impactful solutions to our clients’ greatest risk and resilience challenges.

The company’s founder and principal owner, Darrin Punchard, is an experienced planning and strategy consultant who has spent his career working with organizations and government agencies at all levels to prevent natural hazards from becoming disasters. For more than 25 years of practice, Darrin has built a solid reputation based on his proven capability, dedication to the advancement of the hazard mitigation field, and true passion for his clients’ success. He brings this passion to every project along with his expertise in urban and regional planning, emergency management, multi-hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, and disaster recovery.

As a small and focused firm, Punchard Consulting is distinguished by its ability to provide advanced technical expertise and exceptional client service at rates that are consistent with the ideals of public service.

Our Services

• Hazard Mitigation Planning
• Risk Assessment & Communication
• Coastal & Floodplain Management
• Project Funding & Implementation
• Disaster Recovery & Redevelopment
• Integrated Urban Resiliency Planning


“I would HIGHLY recommend Darrin Punchard. He does a complete job and you don’t have to worry about meeting FEMA standards. He is very thorough and easy to work with.”

Since 1996, Punchard has worked with federal, state, tribal, territorial, regional, and local agencies to reduce their vulnerability to disasters.

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning

Punchard prepared some of the nation’s first federally approved hazard mitigation plans under the U.S. Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and has since supported hundreds more in similar efforts.

Contact Us

For more info on our firm’s capabilities & services, please call (617) 777-2001or use our contact form.
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