HBK offers a wide range of planning, design, permitting, and construction support services to our clients in the Natural Gas industry.  Leveraging HBK’s broad knowledge of utility construction and operation, HBK creates designs that are centered on safety, constructability, cost savings, and innovative use of available construction technologies.  Our team of engineers, project managers, designers and technical specialists works together to provide the same level of care and attention to all projects, whether the design is for a 36” high-pressure steel pipe, or a 2” plastic pipe.  HBK also offers a variety of operations and field support services for the Natural Gas industry, including system planning, construction project management, construction inspection, construction restoration inspection, construction layout and record surveying, existing facilities inspection, station design, and operations & maintenance activities.  HBK’s Gas Sector team is made up of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, including Natural Gas utilities, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, business, and permitting specialists to deliver a high level of service on every project.

Key Personnel


    Scott DeChant has been with HBK since 2015 and brings with him a great knowledge of gas distribution systems. As a designer in HBK’s Gas Sector, Scott utilizes his strong mechanical ability and attention to detail to deliver quality designs to our gas clients, such as Nicor Gas. He has performed a variety of natural gas design projects ranging from Public Improvement relocations, to New Business Additions, as well as over 28 miles of Main Replacement as a part of Nicor’s “Investing in Illinois” program.


    Jeff Reckamp is a Civil Engineer at HBK with over four years of civil engineering experience specializing in underground utility design. Jeff currently works in the Gas Sector at HBK and his key responsibilities include reviewing public improvement plans for potential conflicts with existing facilities, coordinating with design engineers and local governments to resolve conflicts, and design of gas main relocation. Some of his major projects include Nicor Gas Relocation for the Longmeadow Parkway Corridor and Nicor Gas Relocation for Franklin Avenue/Green Street.

GAS Projects