Archive for December 2017

Iowa City Volunteers at Shelter House Christmas Party

Employees from our Iowa City Office volunteered at the Shelter House’s Christmas Party. Volunteers put together a gingerbread house building station, provided music and story-telling, and organized crafts. There was a  surprise visit from Santa and the kids were star-struck to say the least. Over 30 children from families who have experienced homelessness in the past year came to the event on Saturday, December 16th, and they all

WEN Holiday Mixer

HBK joined WEN Chicago’s annual Holiday Mixer on December 12th. The 2018 Board of Directors were introduced and outgoing President Sherina Maye Edwards shared stories of how she became a prominent leader in the Energy industry.

HBK collects toys for Chicago Commons Toy Drive

HBK Chicagoland offices showed their holiday spirit this month gathering toys at every office for Chicago Commons Toy drive. Over 100 toys were collected and donated this morning. Thank you to all the HBK employees who participated in the drive.  

JDRF: One Dream Gala

On Saturday December 9th, HBK joined Aldridge Electric and others to help raise awareness for people living with T1D and their loved ones. Last year’s gala raised $4.9 million, we hope this year has matched or surpassed last year. This year’s event was filled with dinner, open bar, auctions, and an exclusive concert from Styx. Thank you JDRF and Aldridge for allowing us to be a part

Erie House Holiday Volunteering

For the 2nd year in a row, HBK employees have volunteered their time to help make the holidays special this time of year for families and children. On Friday employees gathered at Erie House to gift wrap gifts and decorate the space and tree for Saturday’s celebration. On Saturday HBK employees celebrated the holiday spirit with Erie House families distributing the wrapped gifts, face painting, and

UCA: Lunch and Learn Construction Contracts

On Wednesday, December 6th HBK Employee Frank Bedtke attended the Lunch and Learn: Construction Contracts presented by Underground Contractors Association of Illinois. The morning included a seminar dedicated to understanding contracts. Both speakers discussed best practices for implementing a Contractual risk Transfer Policy and Program.    

Unplugged & Uncorked to benefit Chicago Children’s Theatre

On Thursday December 7th, Chicago Children’s Theatre hosted Unplugged & Uncorked benefit at the City Winery in the West loop. Proceeds will support access to the theatre arts for underserved communities in Chicago. The night featured The Plain White T’s band, auction items, and wine. HBK is a proud sponsor of the Chicago Children’s Theatre.  

HACIA Holiday Party

Last night HBK attended its first HACIA holiday party as members of the organization. “Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) works to ensure the equitable participation of its constituents in the construction industry, while also promoting the growth, quality of work, professionalism and integrity of these individuals and businesses. ” HBK became a member this year.

HBK visits Spry for Career Day

Spry Elementary School is located in the Little Village area of Chicago. Today our employees visited the school, amongst other professionals in various careers,  to present and share their perspectives about their career path. Students rotated between classrooms and spent time learning about skills and qualities like self-management, relationships and communication, and the importance of goal setting. Thank you Spry for allowing our employees to share in

CTE Job Shadow Day at HBK Carroll office

On Wednesday December 6th, our HBK Carroll office hosted students from Chicago Public Schools that are enrolled in their Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. “CTE gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. In CTE programs you will learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used in real-life. As a CTE

East Coast makes an IMPACT for Philabundance

Norristown and Philadelphia Offices collected non perishable food for the 93.3 WMMR’s Campout for Hunger benefiting Philabundance. It’s the largest single donation food drive in the country. Philabundance is the region’s largest hunger relief organization, serving more than 90,000 people per week — 30% of whom are children and 15% are seniors. HBK Employee Emily Bujnowski volunteered to collect all donations. Both offices had a total of 113lbs