Located in the heart of the West Loop , HBK's Chicago office serves as our headquarters, housing over 150 of our employees who focus on the design and protection of utility infrastructure every day. Our Chicago office is where it all started and where HBK cut its teeth on large scale, complex utility design and coordination programs.

Today, HBK's Chicago office continues to grow with multiple teams dedicated to the design, mapping and protection of power, gas telecommunications, security and water infrastructure.

Key utility clients serviced by HBK's Chicago office include Commonwealth Edison, People's Gas, Chicago's Department of Water Management, DOT and OEMC, AT&T, Crown Castle, Level3 Communications and Motorola Solutions.

Key Personnel


    Ashley Szymanski has been working with HBK’s Human Resources team since May 2014. Prior to coming on board full time, she received her Bachelor’s in Corporate Communication at Northern Illinois University. At HBK, Ashley’s responsibilities include employee onboarding, benefit administration, policy implementations, and maintaining employment compliance and handbook policies.


    Amanda Buckley is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Project Manager with HBK’s Structural Engineering group. Amanda manages projects such as the ComEd Vault Roof Inspection and Replacement Program, and provides structural engineering QA/QC of mid-body lift designs for energized transmission towers all over the country. She supports all of HBK’s sectors, preparing drawings and calculations for steel, concrete, masonry and wood utility structures. Prior to joining HBK in 2014, Amanda spent 3 years in the defense industry designing submarines for the US Navy.