Helm Group

Project Explorer

It’s one thing to say you’re good. It’s another thing to prove it – and, in the construction business, the proof is in the projects. With roots dating back to 1946, Helm’s divisions have completed literally thousands of projects. In this section of our website, we have carefully selected a few of our favorites in a good cross-section representing the work of our many service divisions. The projects in this Explorer are updated frequently, but if you would like to see more of a particular type or discuss a particular project, please contact us. We will be glad to share more.


The facility at the University of Chicago is a 10-story building with 330,000 square-feet of space for research laboratories and classrooms. Helm performed the HVAC piping and lab gas systems on the project. The project relied heavily on BIM drawings for fabrication and installation.

AbbVie Campus

Helm has performed several projects for Abbvie, a pharmaceutical and research company, in recent years. Recently Helm was contracted to perform an expansion and retrofit of existing production capability of pharmaceutical drugs. Helm’s scope of work consisted of installing new process, HVAC, and plumbing systems to support new production lines. Installation included over 8,500 biopharmaceutical […]

Advocate Good Shepherd Renovation

Helm was awarded a $30 million contract for the HVAC and plumbing scopes of work for a new patient care tower at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL. This multi-year project required a great deal of coordination for all trades. As a design assist project, Helm was also contracted to provide design services to […]

Applied Underwriters

Helm was awarded the full HVAC scope contract for the new Applied Underwriters building in Omaha, Nebraska. This 260,000 square foot building featured a sophisticated linear system to provide heating and cooling with no traditional grilles, registers, or diffusers. Housing a full commercial kitchen and 80-foot-tall atrium this building will be the workplace to more […]

Blackhawk Road Retaining Walls

This soldier pile and timber lagging project included a cast-in-place concrete face on the front of the wall.  Piles were placed in drilled shafts.  The retaining wall extended for one mile and allowed Blackhawk Road to be widened from 2-lane to 4-lane.

Chrysler Assembly Plant

Chrysler Assembly Plant has been a house account of Helm for decades. From paint tubing to chilled water to plumbing to large ductwork, Helm has performed work in every area of the plant. Helm plays a major role in each of the turnaround projects when the plant switches to a new car model. Of particular […]

Costco Morris Meat Plant

Helm was awarded and performed the Plumbing & HVAC scope of work on the New Meat Plant Facility in Morris IL.  The plumbing consists of domestic hot & cold-water piping, process, compressed air sanitizer piping, industrial waste, process waste sewer, force main waste piping, carbon dioxide, natural gas, glycol, steam & condensate, nitrogen gas & […]


Project Everest was an expansion of production capability of injectable drugs for CSL Behring in Bradley, IL. Coupled with a compressed schedule and advanced quality control program, the project team worked tirelessly to provide the solution deserved by our customer. Complete scope included all Process Piping, HVAC systems, and the installation of 16 clean-in-place (CIP) […]


Helm was the construction services provider for the design-build Emsur printing facility in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village.  Based in Madrid, Spain, Emsur is a global packaging provider who needed a US partner to develop their label-making process.  Helm worked with ITG Engineering to design the process and then constructed the systems including […]


Helm installed double-containment fuel oil piping at the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center.  The fuel for emergency backup generator keeps the control center operating during power failures.  Extensive phasing was required to maintain FAA operations.  Excavated materials were hauled off site and pipe was delivered daily to eliminate lay-down space and the footprint of […]


Helm was awarded the pool piping work for the FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park, a new indoor pool facility in Westmont, IL.  The project consisted of two new pools, a warm-up Pool and a 50M competition pool.  Our scope included both the excavation and stone fill as required for pool tank structure, as well […]

Helm has been contracted for various projects for automotive giant Ford for many years. A long list of projects include pretreatment systems, ultra-filtration heat exchanger installs, and vertical turbine pump installations. Helm has also performed various process related projects including dip tank circ systems, electro-coating process systems, and paint sludge removal.  Helm’s QA/QC team works […]

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