Helm Group


Let’s Start With The Basics

Since 1938, Helm has been honing the skills required to say we are one of the most highly-qualified designers and builders of building and other structural foundations in the midwest. For us, foundation and earth retention systems are often components of our own projects: work we self-perform. We are also frequently contracted by other primes (sometimes at the insistence of the client) for our foundation expertise. 

At Helm, our foundation and support of excavation systems are engineered by our talented, experienced in-house engineering team alongside outside partners to provide safe, efficient systems to our clients. Many foundations are subject to a groundwater load … others are holding back a river or lake from the structure being built. Our engineering ingenuity, field expertise and specialized equipment allow us to complete the most challenging foundation projects on time and on budget, time and again.

As is the case in other Helm departments, we employ the latest VDC, BIM and AR technology on all significant projects. Helm is noted for the fact we operate on the bleeding edge of tech,  and we’ve earned that reputation by being a designated beta site for many construction-specific software companies. Before and during construction you will be surprised just how often our familiarity with technology positively impacts the quality and efficiency of Helm’s work  on your behalf. For detailed information about the superiority of Helm’s technical skills, please click here.

Of course, safety is deeply important to us, as well. Helm’s safety record is one of the best in the business. Please click here to learn more about our rigorous and well-documented approach to safety.  

No matter how simple or complex your foundation project, no matter the difficulties presented by soil and rock formations or the presence of water on site, Helm is up to the task and welcomes your inquiries about our capabilities. Please click here to begin a conversation today. We will respond to you promptly. 

Helm’s Foundation Construction Solutions Include 

  • Driven Piles 
  • Drilled Piles 
  • Diaphragm Walls 

Helm’s Defining Centers Of Excellence 

  • Innovation & Early Adoption Of The Finest Technology
  • Enduring Commitment to Value Engineering 
  • Highest Standards for Quality Craftsmanship  
  • 24/7 Service