Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 28, 2019
Nov. 12, 2019
Cover page.    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 28, 2019  
Entity Registrant Name HILLMAN COMPANIES INC  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 23-2874736  
Entity Address, Address Line One 10590 Hamilton Avenue  
Entity Address, City or Town Cincinnati  
Entity Address, State or Province OH  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 45231  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity File Number 1-13293  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
City Area Code 513  
Local Phone Number 851-4900  
Entity Central Index Key 0001029831  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-28  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   5,000
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes