We are civil, structural, water resource, and transportation engineers, land planners and urban designers, and environmental and ecology specialists, impacting how people live and move in relationship with built and natural environments.
WBK Engineering has been providing civil engineering and related services to public and private sector clients for more than 25 years. Our staff includes an experienced team of experts, and our practice areas include Transportation & Roadways, Bridges & Structures, Municipal & Civil Engineering, Planning & Development, and Water & Environmental Resources. WBK is tribally owned and a federally certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). WBK is also a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), listed in the Illinois UCP Directory and recognized by Illinois DOT, Illinois Tollway, Metra, Chicago DOT, and Chicago Transit Authority.
As a tribally-owned group of companies on mission to grow the economy and legacy of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, we fuel our work through our shared values. The Pokagon Seven Generations philosophy instills in us the value of working together to plan for our shared future and for what may come for generations we will never meet. This is not a plaque on our wall, our values are embedded in how we work and relate to each other and our clients and partners.
To cherish knowledge is to know Wisdom. Wisdom is given by the Creator to be used for the good of the people.
To know peace is to know Love. Love must be unconditional. When people are weak they need love the most.
To honor all creation is to have Respect. All of creation should be treated with respect. You must give respect if you wish to be respected.
Bravery is to face the foe with integrity. To do what is right even when the consequences are unpleasant.
Honesty in facing a situation is to be brave. Always be honest in word and action. Be honest first with yourself, and you will more easily be able to be honest with others.
Humility is to know yourself as a sacred part of Creation. You are equal to others, but you are not better.
Truth is to know all of these things. Speak the truth. Do not deceive yourself or others.
WBK Engineering is headquartered in St. Charles, Illinois, and our roots in the Fox River Valley go back more than 50 years. Care for our waterways has been fundamental to our values since our founding in 1998. Building upon this legacy, WBK has also become a leader in environmental services. We help clients protect the natural environment and see it as a partner to inform how we design, use, and care for the spaces we create within the ecosystems we live in. This applies to all the work we do – from planning, site development, and municipal infrastructure to bridges, roadways, and construction oversight.
As wholly owned companies of the Pokagon Band, the mission and values we hold, and the name we have chosen, lead us to brave and meaningful service for Indigenous, civic, veteran, student, patient, and wildlife communities.
Our Board of Managers oversees the business and day-to-day operations of the firm with our six practice group leads focused on serving the needs of clients.
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