Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 29, 2018
Sep. 29, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type   10-Q
Amendment Flag   false
Document Period End Date   Sep. 29, 2018
Document Fiscal Year Focus   2018
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Trading Symbol   HLM
Entity Registrant Name   HILLMAN COMPANIES INC
Entity Central Index Key   0001029831
Current Fiscal Year End Date   --12-29
Entity Filer Category   Non-accelerated Filer
Entity Small Business   false
Entity Emerging Growth Company   false
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 5,000 5,000