Archive for October 2014

ASCE Illinois Section 98th Annual Dinner

On Thursday October 30th, HBK employees attended the American Society of Civil Engineers Illinois Section 98th Annual Dinner hosted at U.S. Cellular Field. Prior to dinner  members were invited to a stadium tour of the ballpark.  Throughout the night new life members were introduced and the evening host Mike Huff ( former White Sox outfielder and VP of the Bulls/Sox academy) presented ASCE Illinois Section awards.

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois: Evening of Hope

October 23rd, 2014 HBK Engineering, LLC was a proud sponsor of this year’s SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois SOS): Evening of Hope. The event was held at Venue One on Randolph St. with a Golden Age Hollywood theme. SOS is a child welfare agency bringing stability to every child in their homes, safety to the youth in their shelters, and healing to the families in their

2014 Gas Sector Town Hall Meeting

On Tuesday October 7th, HBK held its first official Town Hall meeting.  The breakfast meeting, led by CEO Ron Kaminski, provided an opportunity for the engineers, inspectors, designers, and managers of HBK’s Gas Sector to interact in a casual setting.  At the meeting, Ron was proud to formally announce the appointment of Will Evans as HBK’s Chief Diversity Officer.  The breakfast was held in HBK’s newest suite

HBK Chicago Office Expands

This past summer HBK acquired another suite in its Chicago Office location. This new space will help HBK in continuing the exciting growth we have experienced in 2014 and will be home to the Chicago market’s Power Sector team. Additionally, the new suite adds new conference room space and office space for CEO and the Accounts Payable team.  

Will Evans joins HBK Engineering, LLC

Effective October 1, 2014 Willard S. Evans, Jr. (Will) has joined HBK Engineering.  Will recently retired as the President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas.  He will serve as HBK’s Chief Diversity Officer. With over 40 years of experience at Peoples Gas, Will has achieved a diverse background in Strategic planning, Operations, Construction, Gas Supply and major IT system implementations.  In 2013, Will lead

Michelle Kelliher finishes her 2nd Chicago Marathon

Congratulations to HBK’s employee, Michelle Kelliher for finishing her 2nd Chicago Marathon. Michelle helped raise $1,000 for the National MS Society, to support a friend that suffers from this disease.

JDRF Walk 2 Cure Diabetes

Sunday October 5, 2014 HBK employees not only raised over $2,500 in pledges and donations, but HBK Engineering, LLC matched $2,500 bringing the total to over $5,000 in donations. HBK would like to thank all the employees, friends, and family  that helped raise awareness to such an important cause. Roughly 30,000 people are diagnosed with T1D each year in the US, JDRF funds and support help

Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Association (IPLSA) Golf Outing

On October 3, 2014, HBK Engineering sponsored and took part in a golf outing with the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Association (IPLSA) – Chicago Chapter.  HBK Engineering’s team of Tom Hagensee (PLS), Matt Murphy, Brad Andersen, and Joseph Sea played a solid round  at White Pines Golf Course in Bensenville, Illinois.  After 18 holes, HBK tied with another group for 1st place in the Scramble

HBK participates in the 2014 Exelon Supplier Summit

On Tuesday October 1st, HBK was honored to attend the Exelon Supplier Summit where key suppliers were invited to share best practices, drive innovation and achieve their business objectives. HBK Engineering, LLC  is proud to have been nominated for the 2014 Operational Excellence Award. Congratulations to the winner in this category, Northern Pipeline, and congratulations to the HBK team for being nominated in this prestigious category. Discussions on growth and diversity topics were