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.


US 20 Resurfacing

Over the years Helm has placed many hundreds of thousands of tons of both Hot and Warm Mix Asphalt on various segments of US 20 in Northwest Illinois.  Recently, we earned IDOT Contractor of the Year for Hot Mix Asphalt on a stretch of US 20 near Galena.

VA Ambulatory

Located in Omaha, NE Helm was awarded Plumbing, Med Gas, and HVAC scopes of work for a new 157,000 square foot ambulatory care center at the Omaha VA Medical Center. Helm’s $12 million contract included VDC/BIM services for the building and its 7 Primary Care Units, Outpatient Surgery Suites, a Women’s Health Clinic, and a […]

Wesley Willows Senior Living

Replacing the obsolete pneumatic controls system with a new BAS system was a great way for Wesley Willows to invest in the care of their residents and the facilities’ equipment. Helm Service removed the pneumatics from the central plants, air handling units, and radiant valves throughout the facilities. These were replaced with electronic, digitally controlled […]

Whiteside County Airport Taxiway Rehabilitation

Helm recently completed a taxiway rehabilitation project at the Whiteside County Airport.  The project consisted of removing and replacing the existing asphalt surface to a depth of 4-inches according to IDOT Division of Aeronautics specifications.

Helm has performed several projects for Pilkington, a glass and glazing product manufacturer in the automotive industry, in recent years.  Most recently Helm was contracted to perform a one month furnace shutdown in which we met very difficult schedule milestones. Led by a qualified team Helm performed hundreds of feet of 300 ASME B31.9 CS […]

Helm recently performed full and partial depth asphalt patching along with removal and replacement of the existing runway surface to a depth of 4-inches all while keeping an adjacent runway active.

Helm constructed a new environmentally friendly, water pumping system that is designed to save the city of Chicago $4 million per year in operating cost.  Central Park is one of 12 city pumping stations that provides water to over 40% of the population of the state of Illinois.  Central Park was originally built in 1899 […]

Helm extended an existing 42-inch trunk sewer along the Rock River and Illinois Route 251 to connect with a current 21-inch sewer line at Spring Creek Rd.  A Series of 66-inch borings under a railroad and major highway were required.  In order to install the new sewer, the existing system was maintained with a series […]


Medical facilities require very precise control of HVAC equipment to ensure an optimal environment for patients, visitors, doctors, and staff. Through a traditional bid process, Helm Service was awarded a project to upgrade the building automation system by replacing over 280 controllers, sensors, and end devices in such areas as the main chiller plant, central […]

Wesley Willows Senior Living

Helm partnered with Highland College to replace their obsolete building automation system. This new open-protocol system integrated new and existing controllers in 7 buildings, from 8 different manufacturers, using 4 different communication protocols to provide 1 single-point platform for the end users. This BAS system allows for scheduling, energy management, and improved space comfort to […]

Helm recently completed a 9-mile portion of I-88 from Illinois Route 78 to Sand Road which included full depth concrete patching along with polymer Hot Mix Asphalt binder and surface courses.  Officially designated an Interstate in the late 1980s, the roadway has undergone a number of improvements over the years.

Helm performed full depth concrete patching, underdrain installation, and removal and replacement of the existing roadway surface to a depth of 3-inch on a 10 mile portion of IL 26 from Polo to Dixon.