The Woodlands Pride: Talking with Pride Summit


HBK's LGBTQ+ employee resource group, Empower, was excited to attend The Woodlands Pride Talking with Pride 2024 Summit. HBK and Quanta attendees were excited to come together to hear from various speakers and panels discussing allyship, health, showcasing artists, and more pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community. It was an incredible event to learn and a great way to kick off Pride Month.

2024 ENR Ranking


We are pleased to announce that HBK Engineering, LLC was ranked 195 in the ENR 2024 Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook.

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DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference: May Dinner


Our team was excited to join the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC) at its Annual Dinner and Recognition Ceremony. Congrats to all of the awardees. HBK is proud to support DMMC as it strives to promote cooperation and innovative solutions to benefit DuPage residents and ultimately all citizens of Illinois.

NFTE Midwest Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge


This year, HBK had another incredible school year with the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (NFTE). We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity for volunteers throughout our offices nationwide to come together to coach students to reach their full potential in unlocking their entrepreneurial spirit. To wrap it up, two of our Chicago-based HBKers joined NFTE at the Midwest Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals for a cocktail reception, fireside chat, and witness amazing pitches from students across the Midwest.

Thank you NFTE! 

APWA 2024 Expo


Our team had the opportunity to attend the APWA 2024 Expo to see the latest equipment and tools, speak with vendors, attend education sessions, and watch the end loader, snow plow, and backhoe competition. The APWA Chicago Metro typically hosts the annual Expo during National Public Works Week. This two-day event is a great way to learn and network with industry professionals. We were excited for our team to volunteer and speak, with HBK Project Manager, Tony giving a presentation on utilities in infrastructure projects and tips for an optimized approach. 

NHCC’s Convening Leaders Series


We had the privilege of participating in the National Hispanic Corporate Council’s 2024 Convening Leaders Series for a special roundtable conversation on “Hispanic Talent Strategy.” The event hosts presented thoughtful goals and strategies concerning acquisition, retention, and development and attendees enjoyed sharing personal best practices as well.



We were excited to host IS-ASCE T&DI and UESI at our Chicago Carroll office featuring presentations by ComEd’s Vincent Mazzaferro and our very own Eileen Koplin. An insightful discussion was had regarding how the ComEd Facility Relocation group collaborates with DOT agencies and public works departments to facilitate new infrastructure across Illinois It was a great evening of learning, good food and great company full of industry professionals.

WEN 50 Ways to More Calm, Less Stress


HBK is always a proud supporter of the Women's Energy Network. Most recently, our Chicago Carroll office was grateful to host its event featuring Keynote Speaker, Megy Karydes. Megy took us on an insightful journey through her book, "50 Ways to More Calm, Less Stress," and dove into various strategies to combat stress. Each tool was rooted in one of the five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound. Attendees resonated with all of her tips and took in valuable techniques to enhance mental well-being.

Thank you to WEN for organizing this event. We were grateful to be involved!

Planet Underground: Roundtable for Contractors


Our Chicago Carroll office was honored to host Planet Underground for its first Roundtable for Contractors in celebration of National Construction Safety Week, an annual week-long event for the construction industry, its clients, and business partners that emphasizes the importance of sending every worker home safe. This discussion was moderated by Jemmie Wang and featured an excellent variety of participants, including HBK's Vice President, Dan Rest, discussing concerns for worker and public safety and efficiency on the job. 




El Valor Tequila Tasting


We had a fun night of fun and flavor attending El Valor’s Tequila Tasting hosted at Pizza Cantina. Beyond the drink tasting, our attendees enjoyed exploring local artists' work at the mini Mercado, supporting community talent, and finding unique treasures. HBK is glad to support El Valor's mission to empower children, those with disabilities, and their families to achieve excellence and participate fully in life.

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