Who We Are

HCC is led by Chris Huffman. Huffman is a Professional Engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in transportation – most of that experience with management, location and design of access. Huffman founded and administered the Corridor Access Management program of the Kansas Department of Transportation and has conducted and reviewed traffic impact analyses and development plans for countless economic developments. Huffman joined Martens Appraisal in 2005. He combines his expertise in valuation and transportation engineering in both appraisal and consulting projects. His certifications include: Certified General Real Property Appraiser – Kansas No. G-2537; Certified General Real Estate Appraiser – Missouri No. 2008018065; and Kansas Professional Engineer – No. 14916.

Additionally, Huffman has over 15 years experience with the Kansas Department of Transportation and over 10 years experience working with the Transportation Research Board. He has served as a member of the Access Management and the Eminent Domain and Land Use Committees. Chris chaired the 2004 TRB National Access Management Conference in Kansas City and has served on numerous National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) panels.


Huffman’s expertise as both a Professional Engineer and Certified General Appraiser is unique. The fact that he is a ‘one-stop-shop’ allows for faster problem solving, a sustainable “big-picture” project plan and implementation-ready results. In fact, there are few other individuals around the globe that have the unique combination of knowledge and experience to match Huffman’s. Additionally, Huffman is a Kansas Supreme Court Approved Civil Mediator. A public policy resolution dispute usually involves numerous parties and can be very time consuming. Huffman helps with communication and mediation, assuring the successful completion of a project. Finally, Huffman is a Certified Instructor for the National Highway Institute (teaching both Access Management, Location, and Design, and Leap not Creep: Accelerating Innovation Implementation). Huffman was recognized by the National Highway Institute in 2009 and 2010 as an Instructor of Excellence.