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


    Paul Azzarello has been with HBK since April 2005 and has worked in both the Power and Telecom Sector. He came to HBK with 11 prior years of experience in the construction industry. In his time at HBK Paul has managed 20-25 Project/Construction managers within ComEd while also managing a portfolio of transmission projects. With that Paul’s responsibilities include design, customer service, marketing, sales and business development. Paul had recent transitioned back into HBK from the ComEd assignment and is currently working on developing business with new clients and within the existing client base locally, and nationally.…


    Joseph Koziol is a Program Lead for our Telecom sector at HBK. His current responsibilities entail managing telecommunication projects-from new business builds to relocations of existing facilities- including planning, design, municipality coordination, and conduit installation. Projects involve subsurface design, infrastructure mapping, Chicago Freight Tunnel design, and bridge attachment design for clients such as: AT&T, Level(3) Communications, Zayo Fiber Solutions, Century Link, RCN, Lightower Networks, and Sunesys.…