ComEd’s Construction Jobs Educational Program, “CONSTRUCT”, hosted the HR Overview session on March 5th. HBK Recruitment Lead Alexandra Jones spoke about ways for job candidates to succeed in the interview process. HBK Utility Locator Rashad Berry, a CONSTRUCT alum, discussed how the program prepared him to interview and to succeed in his position.

HBK Engineers Week Future of Engineering Panel Discussion


HBK presented a virtual panel discussion called “The Future of Engineering" on February 26th to wrap up Engineers Week. In this discussion, a panel of HBK employees spoke on topics including emerging fields in engineering, the importance of cross-functional teams, the impact of diversity on strong teams, and the defining characteristics that make a great team member.

Girls in the Game 26th Anniversary Field of Dreams Virtual Gala


HBK supported the Girls in the Game 26th Anniversary Field of Dreams Virtual Gala on February 26th. The event showcased honorees, both girls and adults, who bring Girl’s in the Game’s mission to life every day by exemplifying the four pillars of its mission: sports, health, leadership, and life. Since 1995, Girls in the Game has connected over 50,000 girls with their peers and adult role models to see the opportunities that lie ahead for them, use their voices, and grow as leaders.

Celebrating Engineers Week


We celebrate Engineers Week on February 22-27. Created by the National Society of Professional Engineers, the week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology fields. "Imagining Tomorrow" is the week's theme. Thanks to everyone who dreams up creative, practical solutions and works with teams of smart, inspiring people to invent, design and create things that matter!

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity


HBKers Matt Finley and Ian Abrams volunteered for Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity on January 9. The two painted and finished the trim work in the basement of a home in Iowa City where a family will move in shortly. Matt says, “Knowing that were helping someone complete the remodel to help give someone a place to live was most the memorable part. I would recommend partnering up again, I really enjoy construction and building homes.”

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization that brings people together to build, rehabilitate and maintain safe, decent and affordable homes. It also advocates for fair housing practices and self-reliance through shelter.

City Club of Chicago


HBK was pleased to support the City Club of Chicago on January 6 as it presented a virtual address from Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Jamie Rhee.After an introduction by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Rhee discussed airport operations and community engagement efforts during the pandemic. Also included were updates on the New O’Hare 21 Global Design Terminal, Midway Modernization Project, and Tollway improvements.

Locator Breakfasts


Due to COVID-19, in-person meetings and trainings have been limited and restricted in many ways. Over the past week, groups of 20 locators were invited to come together for socially-distanced training and breakfast at the Carroll Office Training Center.

St. Ignatius College Prep Minimum Viable Product Pitches


HBK President Ronald G. Kaminski participated in the St. Ignatius College Prep Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Pitches on December 10th. Ron serves on the Board of Advisors and shares his wealth of entrepreneurial knowledge gained from founding HBK Engineering.