Helm Group



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Awarded this multi-year project, Helm’s scope is complete enhancement to the entire heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) infrastructure. The upgrade included the installation of four new Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) units, accompanied by 102 Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes. A key component of the upgrade was the installation of a Variable Refrigerant Flow […]

O’Hare Airport’s Terminal 5 serves international air travel as well as select domestic routes. Helm contracted to replace the air handling units and distribution ductwork for the terminal as part of the O’Hare 21 Modernization program. As one of the 10 busiest airports in the world, the team worked through the complicated scheduling and sequencing […]

The $1.2 billion I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project was broken into 6 separate contracts. Helm was the contractor for the Westbound portion of the corridor on the Iowa side of the river in 2019 and the Eastbound portion in 2021. Caissons, Y-shaped bridge piers and steel girders support a deck that will carry 100,000 vehicles a […]

I-74 Viaduct
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Helm once again climbed the rankings in the ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor list for 2023. As the number 2 overall contractor, Helm was number 1 in Illinois and number 1 in the Mechanical sub-category. Performing over $520 million in Midwest volume in 2022, the company is fresh off it’s reign as Specialty Contractor of the […]

Helm Civil was given the Award of Excellence for 2022 in the category of New Bridge Construction by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Helm Civil was recognized for the replacement of the IL-92 bridge over the the Hennepin Feeder Canal in Bureau County. The award was announced at the IDOT 116th Annual Convention on December […]

Helm was chosen as ENR Midwest’s Specialty Contractor of the year for 2022, the second time in 5 years it has received the honor. The article “Helm Rises to the Top” appeared in the September 12 issue of ENR and cited Helm’s breadth of work performed, its use of technology, and its commitment to giving […]

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We’re an unusual company. Asphalt paving, mechanical installations, bridge construction, electrical installations, rock crushing, facility maintenance, and much more. Some business units are labor-dependent; some are much more equipment-dependent. Some rely on public money; some rely on private money. Some projects are $100 million and more; some projects are $10,000 and less. At times, it’s […]

What is the one biggest complaint you hear in other companies? Probably toward the top of the list is something along the lines of, “We just don’t communicate well,” or “I never feel like I know what’s going on.” We can’t say that that’s never been a problem here, but we think we have turned […]

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