ACE Mentor Chicago Thank You Celebration


HBK was grateful to support and attend the ACE Mentor Program Chicago's annual Thank You event. Our attendees enjoyed a lovely cocktail reception with tasty bites, upbeat music, and time spent connecting with other supporters and sponsors within the architecture, construction, and engineering industries. This year, funds will be awarded as alumni scholarships to 17 students thanks to the support of several industry sponsors. HBK is proud to continue to support ACE Mentor Chicago as they build futures, foster equity, and create opportunity.

CONSTRUCT Graduation


After weeks of lessons, job shadows, panels, and constant learning, ComEd's CONSTRUCT Students, Class of 2024, have graduated! HBK was grateful to be part of another successful year and be heavily involved, from Engineering Day and Company Overviews to the HR Panel and Career Day to the newest addition, Volunteer Day. It was a great year to see students grow, and we're excited to watch as they dive into the industry and make their impact on the future!

Construct x Greater Chicago Food Depository


HBK is always committed to supporting our community. This year, we were beyond excited for ComEd's Construct Program to add in a Volunteering Day where students, agencies and employers could come together at the Greater Chicago Food Depository to give back in a meaningful way. All together, we packed 28,080 pounds worth of food, providing 30,523 meals, and getting one step closer to ending hunger for our neighbors throughout Chicago and beyond.

Construct HR Panel and Career Fair


As we approach the end of this year's ComEd Construct Program and reach the final graduation for the participants, HBK was grateful to be involved in the program's HR Panel and Career Fair. Our HR representative, Marilyn, joined other HR professionals from other companies involved in the program to guide students through best practices as they embark on job hunting and interviews. They discussed everything from their elevator pitches to how to prep for their interview and put their best foot forward to kick start their careers. Then, companies saw students bring what they've learned to fruition with the Career Fair. Students got to meet and greet with various companies, learn about the industry, and see how they could be involved. 

HBK has been proud to be a part of another great year of Construct and looks forward to graduation!

Sweep the Hooch


It was a record-breaking year for the Chattahoochee River Keeper at its annual Sweep the Hooch event. A small but mighty group of our Suwanee volunteers joined hundreds of volunteers equipped with gloves and garbage bags, set out across parks, tributaries, and access points along the river for the 14th annual Sweep the Hooch, a watershed-wide day of service. After a long day, we were excited to help remove 32.5 tons of trash and recycle 2.25 tons of materials!

Construct Job Shadows


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.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Bed Delivery


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


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. 

GCDPC Breakfast


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. 

Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma


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.