HBK joined Chicago Commons to clean up the Paulo Freire Family Center in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The group helped with overdue painting and revamping the mulch areas for the kids in the playground as well as around the building parameters, painted doors and worked on landscaping the grounds to make the center’s exterior ready for summer.
HBK was pleased to support a group of Cub Scouts marching in the 42nd Annual William A. Athans & 18th District VFW Post’s Loyalty Day Parade in New Lenox, IL. Organizers say the parade is a celebration of our country, our flag and all those who have served or currently serve in our Armed Forces. The Cub Scout troop, comprised of boys and girls in Kindergarten to 5th grade, joined local businesses in the New Lenox community for the event which returned after being cancelled last year due to Covid. The scouts had a ball tossing swag, provided by HBK, to attendees along the route.
HBK Engineering, LLC was ranked in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) 2022 Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook. The Top 500 Design Firms list, published annually, ranks the 500 largest U.S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. Companies are ranked based on revenue for design services performed in 2021.
HBK ranked #166 overall (#294 in 2021) and #15 in Telecom (#32 in 2021).
HBKers in the Iowa City office participated in the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois 38th Annual Red Shoe Run & Walk 5K. We joined almost 600 participants to raise awareness and money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The organization is committed to providing services that directly improve the health and well-being of children, while providing a community of comfort and support for families seeking medical care for a child.
HBK supported Chicago Commons by sponsoring the first Annual Spring Luncheon for Commons. The event theme was “Empowering. Building. Thriving.” Congratulations to honorees William O’Malley and John Burns Construction Company, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth. Chicago Commons’ mission is empowering individuals, families, and communities to overcome poverty and systemic barriers, embrace opportunities and thrive across generations.
HBK locators in Chicago, Oak Brook, Oak Creek, Warwick, and Baltimore were treated with a small token of appreciation during Locator Week. HBK Senior Executives Sandra Arredondo, Eric Bergstrom, and Roger Rehayem met the Chicago/Oak Brook locators in the field to give a personal thank you for taking on this challenging work and for contributing to the safety of worksites and our communities. In Wisconsin, Oak Creek locators also met for an appreciation event. On the East Coast, Senior Vice President Bill Mulligan met with the Warwick, Rhode Island locators while Division Manager Aaron Harris and the Baltimore locators partnered with BG&E for an appreciation event there. Thanks to our locators for doing an excellent job!
HBK was pleased to support the City of Tampa Black History Committee Golf Tournament. The 2022 COTBHC Scholarship Awards provides scholarships to outstanding high school graduates before they head off to the college or university of their choice. The City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. is a 501©3 organization, consisting of dedicated men and women who volunteer their time to focus on the continuing education of African American history and provide a legacy of education through annual scholarship awards. The group is committed to serving the communities of the greater Tampa Bay area.
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.
Building futures for students was the theme of the 2022 Chicago ACE Mentor Program event. HBK was pleased to support the evening which garnered $175,000 toward scholarships to help participants achieve their goals. Attendees enjoyed networking and meeting students.
Since the program was started in 2000, the Chicago ACE Mentor Program has awarded participants over $2 million dollars in renewable four-year college scholarships and has provided over 250 paid summer internships. Through these opportunities and through one-on-one mentoring, the students gain a broad understanding of career possibilities, real-life and real-work experience, confidence in working with others, and enthusiasm for the part they can play in architecture, construction, and engineering.
HBK runners took in the beauty of Valley Forge National History Park in the RevRun 10k. The park is a staple of the Philadelphia area, serving the community as an educational and recreational space. Our employees were proud to participate in this challenging and beneficial event. The race proceeds support the enhancement of the park and preservation of the historical monuments.