Company Overview


To advance excellence in the professional management of government and to assist organizations in reaching their goals while providing services in the most effective and efficient manner.

Company Overview

Hardin & Associates Consulting, LLC  is focused on Water and Wastewater consulting in the areas of protection, inspection and industry training. We can manage your backflow program from beginning to end, helping to ensure TCEQ compliance.  We are located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and have clients throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.  We have an outstanding staff with many years of experience serving both government and private sector clients.  We provide excellent customer service, build long-term relationships with our clients, and provide practical, customized and cost effective recommendations.


Byron R. Hardin, CPM

Byron R. Hardin is President of Hardin & Associates Consulting, LLC, a firm committed to working with local governments in applying innovative solutions for optimal results. Prior to starting Hardin & Associates Consulting, Byron served as the Dallas/Fort Worth Office Manager for Brown and Caldwell, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm. Over the course of his 23 years in state and local government, he has served as Public Works Director, Water Utilities Manager, Senior Environmental Health Specialists and Program Manager for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), formerly Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), in the Public Drinking Water Section / Water Utilities Division. 

Byron currently has over 30 years of state, municipal and private sector experience in the areas of Business Management, Public Works, Water/Wastewater Utilities, and Environmental Health. For more information on Byron, please click here

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Michelle Hardin, AICP

Michelle Hardin, Principal and Owner of Hardin & Associates Consulting, LLC is AICP certified and a member of the American Planning Association. Her work encompasses 26 years with municipal government and includes comprehensive planning, zoning, and land use development, as well as federal grant procurement and ordinance development. She has lead neighborhood and comprehensive planning efforts for several North Texas cities over the span of her public service career.

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Steve Fain

Steve Fain has been in the plumbing and water related business for more than 40 years. For 27 years, he has held a Master’s Plumber’s License.  Steve Fain also holds the Master Plumber’s Water Supply Protection Specialist endorsement and is approved by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners as an instructor for that endorsement.  Steve has provided instruction for the Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing School, Backflow Continuing Education and Customer Service Inspector courses for Hardin & Associates Consulting since 2009 and previously for the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas A&M University System.  He holds a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester’s (BPAT) license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  To learn more about Steve Fain, visit his website at

James Rogers

James Rogers has been with Hardin and Associates Consulting since 2009 as a Senior Water Quality Inspector. Mr. Rogers has over 30 years of experience in backflow prevention, water and wastewater quality, and code compliance.  He is an experienced backflow tester and has his BPAT license, CSI license, Water and Wastewater Collection licenses and Code Enforcement license.  He is a long-term member of TWUA and is currently serving as the Vice President for the Metrocrest Chapter.  

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