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HMG Expands Services

HMG has created two new entities to provide additional services.

HMG Infrastructure Services, LLC, provides water and wastewater utility operations and management.

HMG Constructors, LLC, provides designer-led design-build services.

Contact Brian Buchheit with any questions about our new services.  

HMG Engineers Leadership Transitions

After over 30 years of service and leadership, David Rodden, P.E. retired from HMG on February 1, 2013. David served HMG in many capacities during his tenure, from Environmental Engineer to Vice President and Director of the Environmental Section, to Secretary/Treasurer of the corporation during the last six-plus years. Congratulations to David on his career and best wishes for a wonderful retirement!

With David’s retirement, Brian Buchheit, P.E., BCEE, former Vice President and Chief Environmental Engineer, became Secretary/Treasurer of the corporation, and John Wieter, P.E., became Vice President and Director of the Environmental Engineering in March 2013. Congratulations to John!

The HMG Engineers Board of Directors

Bradley G. Hummert, P.E., S.E.
President and Chief Structural Engineer

Douglas J. Ratermann, P.E., P.L.S.
Vice President and Director of Surveying  

Scott A. Rakers, P.E.
Executive Vice President and Chief Transportation Engineer  

John A. Wieter, P.E.
Vice President and Director of Environmental Engineering 

Brian R. Buchheit, P.E., BCEE
Secretary/Treasurer and Chief Environmental Engineer  


HMG Engineers Wins Honor AwardHMG Engineers Wins Honor Award


February 2013 - (Lisle, IL): Fifty-six Illinois firms were recognized for excellence in engineering before an audience of over 400 engineers, clients and government officials at an Awards Luncheon held February 8, 2013 at the Wyndham in Lisle, Illinois. The firms were recognized for award-winning engineering projects in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois’ Forty Second Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. The competition recognizes outstanding projects designed by private practice engineering firms from the State of Illinois.

HMG Engineers, Inc., headquartered in Carlyle, won an Honor Award for their project "New Baden Wastewater Treatment Facilities" which was designed for the Village of New Baden, Illinois. Honor Awards are given for projects which are "recognized for exceptional engineering that meet the needs of the client and benefit the public welfare."

HMG Acquires Engineering, Inc.

On October 1, 2012, HMG Engineers completed the asset acquisition of Engineering, Inc., a civil/structural engineering firm based in Metropolis, IL.

With the acquisition, the Metropolis office became HMG’s fourth office, joining the Corporate Office in Carlyle and regional offices in Troy and Mt. Vernon, further strengthening HMG’s position in Southern Illinois.  

Office Relocation

The HMG Engineers Troy Regional Office has been relocated to 409 Edwardsville Road, Suite A.

Sparta Water Treatment FacilitySparta Water Treatment Facility

The recently completed and operational City of Sparta Water Treatment Facilities have received a Merit Award in the 40th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois.

The City of Sparta has been served by a surface water treatment plant which dated to the mid-1910s. Capacity challenges, a failing treatment plant and recent water quality regulations forced the city to look at future needs. Design of the $11,125,000 new facility was permitted in November 2007, with construction beginning in August 2008 and completion in October 2009. The project was funded by USDA Rural Development grant and loan, and city funds. The state of the art facility utilizes microfiltration membranes instead of traditional sand filters. The HMG Engineers design team was led by Brian Buchheit, P.E., BCEE, and included expertise from affiliate company, BHMG Engineers.

Vandalia's Downtown Renewal A RealityVandalia's Downtown Renewal A Reality

A shared vision of two mayors resulted in the recent dedication of the renewed Downtown Business District in the City of Vandalia, Illinois. Improvements to the Gallatin Street corridor included streetscape improvements, roadway reconstruction, new sidewalks, curbs and gutters, period street lights and the relocation of overhead utility lines to underground on Gallatin Street from Kennedy Boulevard to Seventh Street. Additional features include improvements to water, sewer and storm sewers in the downtown area.

The dozen-year effort began with former Mayor Sandra Leidner, was continued under the leadership of current Mayor Rick Gottman, and benefitted from participation of an active Vandalia Main Street organization and downtown enhancement advisory committee.

The project, anchored by the Vandalia State Capitol and Historic National Road, received significant Federal funding through the Illinois Department of Transportation in addition to a substantial local commitment. HMG Engineers provided design and construction period services for the $4.3 million project.Vandalia's Downtown Renewal A Reality - Ceremony Photo

Waterloo Wastewater Treatment FacilityWaterloo Wastewater Treatment Facility

The recently completed and operational City of Waterloo Wastewater Treatment Facility has received a Merit Award in the 39th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois. Continued growth and maintaining three wastewater treatment plants caused the City of Waterloo to investigate constructing a single wastewater treatment plant with reserve capacity to handle 20-year growth.

The cost effective solution was to construct a new plant adjacent to the existing East Plant. The new 2.086 MGD plant includes a mechanical bar screen, grit chamber, four sequencing batch reactors (SBRs), non-potable water system, two aerobic digesters, belt filter press, and liquid and dried sludge storage. A new pump station at the West Plant was also constructed to direct flow to the new plant.

The total project construction cost was $11.5 million. David Rodden, P.E., was the HMG Engineers principal in charge and project manager.