Since our beginning, HBK Engineering has performed professional design services for telecommunications and bandwidth providers including shortest path fiber optic routing and detailed plant design services. Our telecommunications engineering services include fiber optic splice diagrams and installation plans, conduit and manhole installation design and building penetration and conduit design. HBK has performed some of the most mission critical fiber optic infrastructure designs within major urban centers connecting bandwidth providers to major financial institutions such as the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, as well as designs for connections to major data centers such as 350 E Cermak, widely considered to be one of the largest data centers in the world.  With each design, HBK applies to its expertise to designing for the shortest physical path and time to market.
HBK Engineering has been at the forefront of distributed antenna system (DAS) and small cell implementations and build-outs. HBK provided engineering services for the first DAS implementations in the Chicago and Philadelphia markets. We utilize our expertise in fiber optic infrastructure, overhead electrical distribution, utility and municipal permitting and structural engineering to assist our clients in reducing the overall time to market for these installations. Since 2007, HBK has provided engineering consulting services to support the implementation of over 5000 DAS nodes in over 13 states and across more than a dozen electrical utility providers.

Key Personnel


    Jessica Walke has been a designer for the Telecommunications Sector since June 2016. She uses her background in civil engineering on a variety of different projects including street trench design, infrastructure mapping, and interior fiber optic design throughout the Chicago Metropolitan Area. During her time at HBK, Jessica has worked with clients such as Level(3), Comcast, Crown Castle, and Wide Open West.


    Stefan Salzano collaborates with a variety of team members and clientele to advance projects for HBK’s Telecom Sector.  As a Project Engineer, he is responsible for the design plans of underground conduits, make-ready for aerial attachments, and construction bid packages. Stefan also oversees project coordination efforts such as planning, tracking, and obtaining permits. In his first three years with HBK, Stefan has worked on over ten small cell projects in markets across Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Texas to deploy 600 modes.