Quanta #192 - Fortune 500 List 2024


We are thrilled to announce that Quanta Services has secured the #192 spot on the 2024 Fortune 500 list! This achievement reflects our unwavering dedication to innovation, operational excellence, and, of course, our people. Here's to continued growth and powering forward!

ComEd Celebrates 69 New Training Program Graduates Ready to Join Local Construction Energy Workforce


CHICAGO (April 28, 2022) - ComEd today hosted members of the community, corporate leaders and workforce partners at a graduation ceremony of the newest cohort to complete the CONSTRUCT Infrastructure Academy. Today, 69 local residents graduated from the training program, which prepares skilled, diverse talent for growing jobs in the utilities and construction fields. More than 700 diverse residents have completed ComEd CONSTRUCT Infrastructure Academy over the past decade. HBK is a leading workforce partner of the program. Read more.

HBK Engineering 2021 Recycling Program Diverts More than 20,000 Aerosol Cans from Landfill


HBK Engineering diverted more than the 20,000 aerosol cans from landfill in 2021 through our recycling program in collaboration with Flat Can Recycling. From January 1st through December 31st 2021, our utility locating teams working out of five HBK locations in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin and Iowa collected 20,783 aerosol paint cans, 546 pounds of batteries, 140 safety vests, and 80 hard hats for recycling. The program is one of the ways we offset the environmental impacts of companies using locating paints and safety equipment, and effect positive change in the communities we serve, like through our employee volunteer program, HBK Impact.


Quanta Services to Acquire Blattner Holding Company


HOUSTON, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Blattner Holding Company (Blattner), one of the largest and leading utility-scale renewable energy infrastructure solutions provider in North America. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in Avon, Minnesota, Blattner provides front-end engineering, procurement, project management and construction services to leading renewable energy developers for wind, solar and energy storage projects. Through its geographically and technologically diverse capabilities, Blattner has completed or been awarded more than 300 wind projects (+49 GW installed generating capacity), more than 90 solar projects (+12 GW installed generating capacity) and 17 energy storage projects. Over the last several years, Blattner has achieved double-digit organic revenue and profit growth by leveraging its operational expertise and collaborative customer relationships. Blattner generated full-year 2020 revenues and adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) of approximately $2.4 billion and $291 million, respectively. As described in further detail below, the consideration to be paid at closing for the transaction is approximately $2.7 billion.

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HBK Acquires Brandow & Johnston, Inc.


HBK Engineering, LLC (HBK) has acquired Brandow & Johnston Inc. as of January 1, 2018. The new legal name of this California entity will be B&J HBK, Inc. It will operate as “Brandow & Johnston” an affiliate of HBK.

HBK Expands to Cedar Rapids


Cedar Rapids, IA – HBK Engineering, LLC, a leading provider in civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, subsurface utility, construction engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and permitting, is announcing its expansion in Iowa with the opening of its tenth office to be located at 1202 3rd St. SE, Suite 100 Cedar Rapids, IA.  HBK will occupy the first floor of The National Building in the exciting and expanding NewBo District of Cedar Rapids.  The historic building provides HBK with another 2100 SF of office space in Eastern Iowa.  The office opened on March 8th of this year and will join existing locations in Iowa City, Chicago, Oak Brook, Norristown, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Denver.  For more information, please visit www.hbkengineering.com.

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has chosen Iowa City-based HBK Engineering


HBK staff are excited to work with their project partner, Iowa Valley Resource, Conservation and Development (IVRC&D), to create a Master Plan for Johnson County’s Poor Farm site. The 160 acre site was originally set aside by the County in 1855 to provide care for the poor and mentally ill. According to the Johnson County Historical Society, “From the earliest days, ‘inmates’ were expected to do farm chores to the extent of their abilities. The farm was to be self-supporting and the labor of the inmates would help compensate the County for their care. Crop farming and dairy production were primary functions of the farm until the 1960’s.” The “First Johnson County Asylum” is located on this site and is listed on the national Register of Historic Places.

HBK Featured in the Corridor Business Journal


HBK Iowa City office was featured in the Corridor Business Journal today for worked perform on a new mixed-use building going up in Coralville. HBK assisted with the rezoning process, development of the site plan, stormwater plan, structural design of the underground parking and five-stories of commercial/residential units above the parking, plus the MEP design/build process.

Sandra Arredondo joins HBK's Executive Team


Sandra Arredondo, joins HBK's Executive Team as the new Chief Administrative Officer (and Chief Human Resources Officer) overseeing HBK's functional support areas:  HR, IT, AR, AP, Community and Facilities. She will help create strong synergy between these  functional support areas as they continue to bring great value to the organization.  Sandra has over 20 years of HR leadership experience within organizations such as GE, NBC and Tribune.  Most recently as SVP of HR at Tribune Media she had responsibility for overseeing all of broadcasting’s human resources functions across 42 local television and 2 radio stations consisting of 5,000+ employees.  Sandra has gained tremendous experience integrating employee populations and human resource functions following large-scale mergers and acquisitions during her time at GE and NBC.  Sandra has a Master’s Degree in Labor Relations and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana.  We look forward to Sandra lending her expertise in building our internal services areas here at HBK.

HBK Recent Promotions


DONALD N. KLEYWEG, P.E.Don Kleyweg, P.E. is now a Senior Vice President.  Don has been with HBK since 2005 and has played a vital role in the growth and success of the company. With almost two decades of experience in capital program development, design and construction management of electrical utility projects, Don is highly regarded by customers and partners in the industry.  Don has helped secure and lead work at HBK in several areas, including electrical substation design, overhead and underground electrical transmission line design and gas opportunities, with an emphasis on constructability. As the executive leading the delivery of work to our largest customer, Don has earned their managements’ confidence as a dependable part of their team.  Don was also instrumental in assisting with the opening of our Oakbrook office and now oversees its operation.

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