Since our beginning, HBK Engineering has performed professional design services for telecommunications and bandwidth providers including shortest path fiber optic routing and detailed plant design services. Our telecommunications engineering services include fiber optic splice diagrams and installation plans, conduit and manhole installation design and building penetration and conduit design. HBK has performed some of the most mission critical fiber optic infrastructure designs within major urban centers connecting bandwidth providers to major financial institutions such as the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, as well as designs for connections to major data centers such as 350 E Cermak, widely considered to be one of the largest data centers in the world.  With each design, HBK applies to its expertise to designing for the shortest physical path and time to market.
HBK Engineering has been at the forefront of distributed antenna system (DAS) and small cell implementations and build-outs. HBK provided engineering services for the first DAS implementations in the Chicago and Philadelphia markets. We utilize our expertise in fiber optic infrastructure, overhead electrical distribution, utility and municipal permitting and structural engineering to assist our clients in reducing the overall time to market for these installations. Since 2007, HBK has provided engineering consulting services to support the implementation of over 5000 DAS nodes in over 13 states and across more than a dozen electrical utility providers.

Key Personnel


    Nikitas Papageorgiu has been with HBK’s Telecom team since 2015. Prior to joining HBK, he received his Bachelors in Systems Engineering and Design with a specialization in Environmental Quality from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. At HBK, Nikitas’ responsibilities include underground telecommunications design specifically focused on fiber optic telecommunication systems. He has worked for clients such as AT&T, Comcast, Wide Open West, Crown Castle and many more both in the Chicagoland and northwest Ohio area. He is currently designing for Comcast’s “Megabuild” project, in efforts to provide numerous locations within the City of Chicago with high-speed fiber optic internet.


    Mary Janchenko has over 16 years of experience in telecom engineering and is currently enjoying her first year at HBK. Mary has worked in multiple systems to generate projects into accurate, concise and understandable work prints. She is currently working on the AT&T Fiber LightGig Project for Chicago and the Suburbs which entails design, draft, price, and adding the projects to a permanent database for ongoing LightGig build throughout the Chicagoland area.