HBK’S Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Providing a Diverse and Inclusive culture is essential to HBK. Multi-faceted employees, business partners and community relationships are vital to our long-term growth and success, not only for us, but also for our customers.

A Message From Our Leadership

Sandra Arredondo, Chief Administrative Officer
“People are our most important asset and we are at our best when we attract, retain and develop talented people with diverse backgrounds and capabilities.”

Total Workforce Demographics

Employee Demographic

New Hire Demographics as of 2018

We have been working hard to incorporate more diverse perspectives in our workplace. Through our ongoing commitment and continuous efforts our 2018 New Hires reflect our growth in the right direction.

New Hire Diversity

Leadership Representation across HBK

Leadership Diversity

Business Partners

HBK values its partnerships and the importance of giving all businesses the opportunity to compete fairly for business. We support minority-owned and women-owned businesses who are aligned in our commitment to improve our infrastructure with a safe and accurate manner.

Women-Owned Businesses

Women Owned



Minority-Owned Businesses

Minority Owned



Our community relationships are important to us. We understand that our involvement in the community now will impact our future. HBK is actively involved in various organizations that support our pillars of health, education, and safety.

Employee Volunteer Program


We know that CHANGING a community is more than the upgrading of wires and pipes that run underground and the reconstruction of buildings and roads. Changing a community is about SUPPORTING the people who live and contribute to those COMMUNITIES on a DAILY basis. HBK’s Employee Volunteer Program, HBK IMPACT, has been designed to do just that.

30% Employee participation
Worked with over 120 organizations
We have volunteered 2000+ hours

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Community Partners

Diverse Partners
Diverse Partners



HBK has been a proud participant in ComEd’s Construction Jobs Educational Program, “CONSTRUCT” since its inception in 2013. HBK is committed to supporting CONSTRUCT because we believe everyone deserves a chance to expand or build a new career.

CONSTRUCT is a nine-week training program offering up the information and guidance needed to compete for well paying, entry-level jobs in construction-related fields.

  • In 2018, The Construct Program placed 80% of its candidates in the workforce.
  • During the 7 years of HBK’s participation, we have hired 13 candidates.

Resource Groups

Strive Logo

In 2018, HBK launched our own Women’s Resource Group, HBK Strive. Our mission is to empower women at HBK to Strive forward by means of building relationships, mentoring, providing professional development opportunities, inspiring and taking inspiration from their peers.


  • Increased Engagement and Motivation
  • Confidence Building
  • Developing Professionalism
  • Relationship Building
  • Mentoring

“Inclusion and fairness in the workplace... is not simply the right thing to do;
it’s the smart thing to do.”