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HACIA 40th Annual Awards Banquet

Monday, February 18th marked the 40th Annual Awards Banquet for HACIA (Hispanic American Construction Industry Association) to celebrate the success and achievements of HACIA members.  HACIA is a organization that “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. ” Attendees enjoyed networking while benefiting

Strive: True North

On Wednesday, February 6th HBK’s Women’s Affinity group “Strive” hosted an in house goal setting workshop for finding one’s “True North” in 2019.  “True North” for this event signifies an internal compass that drives you towards a successful life.  Attendees shared their goals on a vision board with fellow participants and explored motivations to become stronger, more successful professional leaders.

HBK at Gigi’s Playhouse Gala

On Saturday, February 2nd HBK attended the annual Gigi’s Playhouse Gala, the largest and most important fundraiser for Gigi’s Playhouse throughout the year.  Gigi’s Playhouse is an organization that provides programming for children with Down syndrome and support for their families.  What began as a single Chicago-suburb based location has now expanded to over 36 locations providing necessary programming and support across the U.S. and

St. Ignatius MVP Pitches

HBK Executive Leadership visited St. Ignatius on January 23rd to serve on a panel of guest judges for student product pitches.  As part of an Entrepreneurial class, Ignatius students create a product or service and pitch it to business owners and Ignatius Alumni for support and feedback on their plans.  HBK was proud to support such a worthwhile opportunity for possible up-and-coming business leaders!

IMPACT: Step Up For Kids

HBK employees spent the weekend volunteering at AON’s 22nd annual Step Up For Kids event presented by KPMG.  Volunteers facilitated over 1,750 participants climb 80 floors to the top of the AON Center while raising over $686,400 for the patients and families of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  Thank you to all our volunteers that helped make such an incredible IMPACT! 

DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference

HBK attended the January Legislative Reception & Dinner for the DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference to discuss the Conference’s legislative priorities for 2019.  The Conference serves to promote excellence in municipal government, evaluate the impact of pending legislation, and support intergovernmental cooperation.  This particular event featured a presentation of the Conference’s initiatives for the year and offered attendees an opportunity to share their thoughts. 

2019 State of the Village Address

On Thursday, January 17th HBK attended the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce State of the Village Luncheon at Bolingbrook Gold Club. This year, Roger C. Claar, Mayor of the Village of Bolingbrook served as the keynote speaker while attendees networked with local, regional, statewide, and national business and civic leaders.

National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month!  This campaign is held each January to promote youth mentoring and help America’s youth achieve their full potential.  Thank you to our very own HBK mentors, Claressa A., Sebrina N., and Erin P. for making a lasting difference in the lives of others!

HBK’s 20th Anniversary!

HBK Engineering, LLC opened its doors on January 4th, 1999.  Thank you to everyone who made these past 20 years possible with hard work, effort, and dedication that has been instrumental in our growth.

IMPACT: HBK Holiday Food Drive

Our HBK offices in Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Maryland put on a Holiday Food Drive benefitting local organizations, Philadelphia’s Philabundance and the Iowa City Crisis Center, during the month of December resulting in over 150lbs+ donated to local shelters!  Donations will benefit each organization in order to provide support for countless individuals in need.  Thank you to everyone who donated and spread the holiday spirit!

Annual Ugly Sweater Contest

On Friday, December 14th we hosted our annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest.  Thank you to all of our submissions for your great sweaters and to everyone for keeping in the holiday spirit.  Congratulations to Joel for winning our Holiday Ugly Sweater Contest!

HBK Job Shadow Day

On Wednesday, December 5th HBK hosted a Job Shadow Day for a group of students from Chicago Public School’s Career and Technical Education program.  The students spent the morning working side by side with our employees, while gaining experience to help them make their next steps in their educational and professional journey.

IMPACT: Hats for the Homeless

On Sunday, December 16th, HBK employees handed out hats, scarves, blankets, and other winter necessities to groups of homeless individuals in the Chicago Loop area.  The employees, along with family and friends, handed out items donated at our HBK Oak Brook office over the past few weeks and were able to gift items to over 60 people.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the

IMPACT: Tinley Wish

On Saturday, December 9th, HBK employees spent the morning wrapping presents and spreading Christmas cheer!  We joined forces with other locals in the area at the Tinley Park Police Department to wrap gifts for families in need this holiday season. One week later on Saturday, December 15th, HBK came back out to take part in the present distribution parade.  Participants were able to ride on

JDRF One Dream Gala

On Saturday, December 8th, HBK attended and sponsored the JDRF One Dream Gala and their mission to turn Type One to Type None.  Proceeds from the evening went towards funding valuable research and treatment options for the over 30 million people living in the US with Type One Diabetes.