Construct Job Shadows

03-19-2024

HBK was excited to host two individuals from ComEd's Construct Program for Job Shadows. Each person took a walk through our Chicago-Carroll office, learned a little more about HBK, and shadowed one of our locators to understand better what our locating team does on a day-to-day basis.

Construct Engineering Day

03-07-2024

HBK was excited to be back at the Construct Program to lead Engineering Day. Vice President, Dan Rest, led students through all things about engineering, types of projects at HBK, project management, and a fun hands-on activity. Groups were challenged to come together and engineer a solution to balance a ball as high as possible using nothing more than plastic cups!

 

Women's History Month Strive Panel

03-05-2024

In celebration of Women's History Month, our women's employee resource group (ERG), Strive, hosted a panel featuring three incredible women in the industry to discuss advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strive Co-Founder and Vice Chair, Susie Othman moderating a thoughtful discussion with Michelle Blaise (Former Senior Vice President, Technical Services, ComEd), Moanica Caston, J.D., SPHR (Vice President, Diversity  & Inclusion, Quanta Services, Inc.) and Diane Rink (Regional Operations Manager for Nicor's Western Region). Attendees joined virtually and in HBK's Chicago Carroll office to enjoy good food and networking. 

HACIA 44th Annual Awards Banquet

03-07-2024

It was an exciting evening to celebrate the successes and achievements in our industry at HACIA’s (Hispanic American Construction Industry Association) 44th Annual Awards Banquet.

HACIA is a champion and industry leader for the growing and thriving minority construction and professional services community. Through its work, it supports the next generation of young leaders and fortifies relational bridges.HBK was proud to support this event and help HACIA shape the future of construction by empowering and advocating for its members and inspiring and supporting the next generation of construction leaders.

Salvage Barn in Iowa City

03-04-2024

Our Iowa volunteers were excited to get moving and return back to the Salvage Barn, a place of hidden treasure! Together, they helped organize, clean, and preserve salvaged items, furthering local preservation and sustainability efforts. The Salvage Barn is operated by Friends of Historic Preservation, and they work to preserve historic architectural items and keep priceless materials out of landfills. HBK is proud to be a part of their mission!

Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

03-12-2024

Our team members from our Tulsa office were excited to be back at their local food bank to help sort food that will be distributed to children, families, and those in need within the communities in Eastern Oklahoma. HBK has been proud to continuously support and volunteer at the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and support its mission of reducing food insecurity and ending hunger in Oklahoma.

GCDPC Breakfast

03-14-2024

HBK was grateful to return to the Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council’s (GCDPC) Annual Damage Prevention Excavator Breakfast alongside the excavation community for breakfast and collaboration on underground safety. After the morning kicked off with networking and presentations, our President Eric Bergstrom and VP Dan Rest led the Engineering breakout session, diving into the design review process (OUC) and taking proactive steps to prevent damage from day one of a project. 

Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Bed Delivery

03-16-2024

Another group of HBK volunteers from the Woodlands office go out on a Saturday morning to deliver and build beds for children throughout the county. It was a wonderful feeling to see the beds come together with bedding for each kid to have and keep to get a full night's sleep in the years to come! HBK is proud to continuously support Sleep in Heavenly Peace. 

Erie House: Future of Promise

03-14-2024

We joined Erie Neighborhood House at its Future of Promise Annual Awards Dinner for a fun and impactful evening. The turnout was overwhelming, and we were proud to be alongside others to celebrate Erie Neighborhood House's work, highlight honorees, and listen to the stories of its participants who were featured. HBK is grateful to help Erie achieve its mission and strengthen our communities. 

Aunt Mary's Storybook Book Drive

03-08-2024

Members from the Illinois offices gathered books for Aunt Mary’s Storybook Drive, which works with correctional facilities, connecting families with their children with audio recordings of their favorite books and personal messages.

Aunt Mary’s Storybook, a key program of Companions Journeying Together, works with several correctional facilities throughout Illinois to bridge the emotional distance between children and their incarcerated parents. HBK was grateful to partake in this unique opportunity to directly benefit children from under-sourced backgrounds across Illinois to feel connected with their families.