Helm Group
Helm Services

Our Services

At Helm Group, “service” means more than fulfillment. How we engage with partners and customers is of the utmost importance to our company from the very first interaction to project completion. Customer service is a lost art that’s increasingly being overlooked, outsourced or 100% automated, but working with Helm means you will work with experienced employees on and off the job site.

Helm Group has embraced a comprehensive operation where our team seamlessly delivers any combination of the services you learn about here will have our service teams working together seamlessly to provide a streamlined delivery. Integrating forward-thinking technologies with time-tested methodologies, this experienced workforce has developed a reputation for quality that can be observed in every project we fulfill.

Asphalt & Aggregate Materials

Helm is the largest construction raw materials manufacturer in Northwest Illinois. We operate 16 quarries and gravel pits where we blast, crush, screen, and wash aggregate. We also operate 3 asphalt plants in the region.

Building Automation & Controls

Helm’s controls group provides engineering, installation, and support of building automations systems including HVAC systems, camera and card access systems, and energy use monitoring.

Construction Services

Helm is a leader in specialized construction services, primarily when the complexity of a project requires one contractor to self-perform the work. Helm works best when having total control over the budgeting, planning, and execution of a construction project.


The Electrical team at Helm brings years of experience and expertise to its customers in service work of all types. From commercial to industrial, the team focuses providing solutions in HVAC controls, Motor Control Systems, Petroleum Systems, and landfills.

Engineering Services

As projects become more complex and budgets become tighter, Helm’s engineers help provide clarity and efficiency to building systems. The expertise of our engineers centers around the design, constructability, and operation of healthcare facilities, higher education buildings, commercial office buildings, and industrial processes.

Service & Facility Management

Helm optimize our customer’s buildings and campuses by providing an array of facility services. We offer services ranging from annual preventative maintenance for specific pieces of equipment to full-time on-site management of your operations.

Fabrication, Manufacturing & Assembly

Operating with over 160,000 square feet of fabrication, modularization, and assembly shop space, Helm has been consistently known as a “fab” leader in the construction industry for years.


At Helm, foundation and earth retention systems are often components of our projects. At other times, we are hired strictly for the foundation work. Our foundation and support of excavation systems are engineered by our in-house engineering team along with outside partners to provide a safe and efficient system.

Highway Structures

As one of the oldest bridge builders in the Midwest, Helm has built some of the most complicated structures around. From the simplest cast-in-place box culvert to the longest river crossing spans, we have experienced it all.


Helm’s marine background goes back decades as one of the US Army Corps of Engineers contractors of choice for lock and dam work on the Mississippi River. With a fleet of barges and barge-based equipment, Helm also performs the marine portions of river crossings as well as concrete dam repair and erosion protection.


Helm’s HVAC/Mechanical group has consistently been a leader in the construction industry. Our expertise and constant innovation allow us to provide the solution our customers not only want, but the solution they deserve.


Helm has been paving the Midwest’s roads and highways for over 50 years. We had the first hot mix asphalt plant in northwest Illinois in 1960 and continue to provide the highest quality paving services and asphalt products to both public and private sectors.


From small schools to the largest healthcare projects Helm’s Plumbing team provides value in each project they complete. Our Project Management staff, VDC staff, and of course our field leaders provide the expertise needed when providing unparalleled solutions on every project we finish.


Helm’s early technology adoption has always been focused on productivity improvements. We find that when we are able to give the field the same real-time information that our project management staff have access to, we improve not only the efficiency on a project, but the quality and safety as well.

Underground Utilities

Helm installs underground utilities for municipalities and private water system providers. Piping systems consist of sanitary sewer, force main, water main, storm sewer, natural gas, hot water, steam, chilled water, and fuel system piping.

Virtual Design

Helm’s Virtual Design and Construction department is the core of our approach to construction. Many of today’s projects, especially multi-trade projects, are designed with only schematic designs and narratives that are built in tighter spaces and require more offsite construction.

Water Parks

Helm’s Water Park and Aquatics team focuses on projects from local splash pads to the nation’s largest water park destinations. Working with customers across the United States, Helm has brought our vast project experience and expertise to aquatic projects in many shapes and sizes.

Waste/Water Treatment

As one of the oldest services at Helm, water and wastewater treatment plant construction and maintenance is a big part of our history. We have worked as a prime contractor and also self-performed almost every specialty trade scope for other prime contractors.