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


    Sarah joined HBK in the beginning of 2015, and has since contributed to a multitude of projects within HBK’s Telecommunications Sector.  Sarah utilizes her background in municipal civil engineering to develop and prepare plans for a variety of telecom projects such as subsurface design, infrastructure mapping, interior fiber optic design, and bridge attachment design. Over the past year with HBK, she has provided sound engineering designs and services to clients such as Comcast, Level (3) Communications, RCN, Sunesys, XO Communications, and Zayo Fiber Solutions.


    Dan Rest has been a part of HBK since 2000, and brings over 18 years of industry experience. As a Telecom Sector Lead, he is responsible for overseeing a growing team that performs all planning, design, permitting, and construction support for HBK’s various telecommunications clients.  A Licensed Professional Engineer since 2003, Dan brings a wealth of technical and practical experience to every project.