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HBK Acquires Brandow & Johnston, Inc.

HBK Engineering, LLC (HBK) has acquired Brandow & Johnston Inc. as of January 1, 2018. The new legal name of this California entity will be B&J HBK, Inc. It will operate as “Brandow & Johnston” an affiliate of HBK. Brandow and Johnston has provided structural, civil, seismic, and forensic engineering to private and public- sector clients in Southern California since 1945. They designed the first

HBK Expands to Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IA – HBK Engineering, LLC, a leading provider in civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, subsurface utility, construction engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and permitting, is announcing its expansion in Iowa with the opening of its tenth office to be located at 1202 3rd St. SE, Suite 100 Cedar Rapids, IA.  HBK will occupy the first floor of The National Building in the exciting and expanding NewBo

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has chosen Iowa City-based HBK Engineering

HBK staff are excited to work with their project partner, Iowa Valley Resource, Conservation and Development (IVRC&D), to create a Master Plan for Johnson County’s Poor Farm site. The 160 acre site was originally set aside by the County in 1855 to provide care for the poor and mentally ill. According to the Johnson County Historical Society, “From the earliest days, ‘inmates’ were expected to do

HBK Featured in the Corridor Business Journal

HBK Iowa City office was featured in the Corridor Business Journal today for worked perform on a new mixed-use building going up in Coralville. HBK assisted with the rezoning process, development of the site plan, stormwater plan, structural design of the underground parking and five-stories of commercial/residential units above the parking, plus the MEP design/build process. For the full article: CBJ Article

Sandra Arredondo joins HBK’s Executive Team

Sandra Arredondo, joins HBK’s Executive Team as the new Chief Administrative Officer (and Chief Human Resources Officer) overseeing HBK’s functional support areas:  HR, IT, AR, AP, Community and Facilities. She will help create strong synergy between these  functional support areas as they continue to bring great value to the organization.  Sandra has over 20 years of HR leadership experience within organizations such as GE, NBC and Tribune.  Most recently

HBK Recent Promotions

Don Kleyweg, P.E. is now a Senior Vice President.  Don has been with HBK since 2005 and has played a vital role in the growth and success of the company. With almost two decades of experience in capital program development, design and construction management of electrical utility projects, Don is highly regarded by customers and partners in the industry.  Don has helped secure and lead

HBK Iowa Office featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

June 21, 2016 – Cedar Falls, IA HBK’s Iowa City office assisted in preparing concept plans for proposed improvements to the Center Street Dam and Gateway Park Dam in Cedar Falls, IA.  One option calls for white-water features in the river at Gateway Park to replace a deteriorating and hazardous low-head dam along with bank improvements. Other options were presented at the 2nd public input


WEST LIBERTY, IA – Community planners from HBK, a planning, design, and engineering firm located in Iowa City, are hosting a public kick-off meeting to discuss the process for updating West Liberty’s 2006 Comprehensive Plan.  A Comprehensive Plan provides a snapshot of the community’s municipal infrastructure, businesses and parks/ trails, while capturing a vision for the future growth of the community. This event will provide

HBK Recent Promotions

Marc Katz, P.E. has been promoted to HBK’s Leadership Team as a Gas Sector Lead and will work collaboratively with Dan Rest and Brian Powers. Marc has shown outstanding leadership and technical capabilities in developing and managing HBK’s Gas Sector work with Nicor. Marc joined HBK in Oak Brook in March of 2014.  His previous experience includes working for Crawford, Murphy, and Tilly, Inc., where

HBK Recent Promotions

 Justin Uihlein has been promoted to HBK’s Leadership Team as an Infrastructure Sector Lead working in parallel with Bethany Suwinski.  Over the past year, Justin and Bethany have shown phenomenal leadership in developing HBK’s Infrastructure team and projects. Justin joined HBK in Chicago in February of 2014 with previous experience working for TY-Lin, where he was part of    design teams for large infrastructure upgrade projects

HBK opens new office in Philadelphia, PA

HBK is excited to announce the opening of our center city Philadelphia office.  This expansion occurs at the eighth anniversary of the opening of our Norristown office and provides HBK Engineering, LLC with the ability to continue  growth and success on the East Coast.  HBK’s center city Philadelphia office is within walking distance of PECO’s Main Office Building, Amtrak’s 30th Street Station (with service to the Northeast

HBK to provide technical expertise to CityWorks Program

On Monday March 23rd, UI Labs announced the release of their second program, CityWorks, which will focus on improving urban infrastructure. HBK is excited to be part of this program and will provide technical expertise. UI Labs Executive Director Caralynn Nowinski said in a statement”Infrastructure forms the backbone of our cities, our economy and our society,” . “The goal is to use Chicago as a test

HBK Successfully Completes Contract Compliance Audit for Major Utility

HBK Engineering, LLC recently participated in a contract compliance audit conducted by a third party on behalf of one of the nation’s leading competitive energy providers. The audit period spanned two years from September 2012 to August 2014 and reviewed all components of contract compliance related to invoicing.  The conclusion of the audit confirmed that “HBK exhibited a high degree of compliance in applying the contract

2014 Gas Sector Town Hall Meeting

On Tuesday October 7th, HBK held its first official Town Hall meeting.  The breakfast meeting, led by CEO Ron Kaminski, provided an opportunity for the engineers, inspectors, designers, and managers of HBK’s Gas Sector to interact in a casual setting.  At the meeting, Ron was proud to formally announce the appointment of Will Evans as HBK’s Chief Diversity Officer.  The breakfast was held in HBK’s newest suite

Will Evans joins HBK Engineering, LLC

Effective October 1, 2014 Willard S. Evans, Jr. (Will) has joined HBK Engineering.  Will recently retired as the President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas.  He will serve as HBK’s Chief Diversity Officer. With over 40 years of experience at Peoples Gas, Will has achieved a diverse background in Strategic planning, Operations, Construction, Gas Supply and major IT system implementations.  In 2013, Will lead