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


    Andrew Kaehr has been with HBK since January 2014 working with clients throughout the Natural Gas Industry. Prior to joining HBK, he received his Masters of Engineering degree with a focus on Life Cycle Assessment. As a Professional Engineer, Andrew manages HBK's neighborhood design work for PGL's System Modernization Program. Neighborhood work includes the design of small and large diameter medium pressure distribution systems throughout Chicago utilizing a variety of installation methods. …


    Gino Spacone started in 2010 as a Field Technician in HBK’s Land Surveying Department and has an extensive background with over 22 years of experience working in the Civil Engineering and Surveying Industry. Gino has over 4 years of experience as a construction inspector and was promoted to Field Coordinator within HBK’s Gas Sector. In this role, Gino acted as a lead contact for Peoples Gas (AMRP) projects collaborating with shop CE’s, contractors and inspectors, along with overseeing and ensuring completion of the installation of gas facilities. Gino continues to be integral member of the Gas Sector team, working on gas main improvement projects for Nicor Gas.

GAS Projects