ComEd's CONSTRUCT Infrastructure Academy Engineering Overview


ComEd’s CONSTRUCT Infrastructure Academy hosted a virtual Engineering Overview session on March 15th presented by HBK Division Lead Dan Rest. He discussed engineering and problem solving, how utilities engineering is used every day, and shared visuals of HBK engineers, surveyors, and locators at work. 

ComEd Coolers 10th Anniversary Polar Plunge


HBK was pleased to support Special Olympics Chicago and the ComEd Coolers for its 10th Anniversary Polar Plunge! The HBrrK Team raised more than $600 for the cause. Because participants were not able to plunge into Lake Michigan due to COVID, HBKers Andrea Ramirez and Deb Bukovy chose to be dunked at their homes.



ComEd’s Construction Jobs Educational Program, “CONSTRUCT”, hosted the HR Overview session on March 5th. HBK Recruitment Lead Alexandra Jones spoke about ways for job candidates to succeed in the interview process. HBK Utility Locator Rashad Berry, a CONSTRUCT alum, discussed how the program prepared him to interview and to succeed in his position.

HBK Engineers Week Future of Engineering Panel Discussion


HBK presented a virtual panel discussion called “The Future of Engineering" on February 26th to wrap up Engineers Week. In this discussion, a panel of HBK employees spoke on topics including emerging fields in engineering, the importance of cross-functional teams, the impact of diversity on strong teams, and the defining characteristics that make a great team member.

Girls in the Game 26th Anniversary Field of Dreams Virtual Gala


HBK supported the Girls in the Game 26th Anniversary Field of Dreams Virtual Gala on February 26th. The event showcased honorees, both girls and adults, who bring Girl’s in the Game’s mission to life every day by exemplifying the four pillars of its mission: sports, health, leadership, and life. Since 1995, Girls in the Game has connected over 50,000 girls with their peers and adult role models to see the opportunities that lie ahead for them, use their voices, and grow as leaders.

Celebrating Engineers Week


We celebrate Engineers Week on February 22-27. Created by the National Society of Professional Engineers, the week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology fields. "Imagining Tomorrow" is the week's theme. Thanks to everyone who dreams up creative, practical solutions and works with teams of smart, inspiring people to invent, design and create things that matter!

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity


HBKers Matt Finley and Ian Abrams volunteered for Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity on January 9. The two painted and finished the trim work in the basement of a home in Iowa City where a family will move in shortly. Matt says, “Knowing that were helping someone complete the remodel to help give someone a place to live was most the memorable part. I would recommend partnering up again, I really enjoy construction and building homes.”

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization that brings people together to build, rehabilitate and maintain safe, decent and affordable homes. It also advocates for fair housing practices and self-reliance through shelter.