(VERNON HILLS) – “This is a great day for Gewalt Hamilton,” announced President Bruce Shrake as he cut the ceremonial ribbon held by partners and staff on June 18, 2015. The transformed space at 625 Forest Edge Drive in Vernon Hills was the site of an Open House and Ribbon Cutting for the 34-year old civil engineering company. Carol Sente, Illinois State Representative for the 59th District was in attendance for the celebration, as was Lake County Board Chair Aaron Lawlor and Vernon Hills Village President Roger Byrne.

Incorporating the company’s mission for respecting and enhancing environments, Vice President Mike Shrake led the team in relocating their corporate headquarters within Vernon Hills. A former warehouse operation was transformed into contemporary, flexible office space with a warehouse/ garage for equipment and vehicles. Repurposing bricks into monument signage, creating a floating ceiling of light fixtures, and increasing the number of windows for natural light were just a few of the changes. Every effort was made to improve the property in an eco-friendly manner while designing an attractive and innovative atmosphere. Shared workspace options and variable sized conference rooms maximize the use of technology and allow for training and collaboration.

Since 1981 Gewalt Hamilton Associates has built a reputation for excellence in Civil Engineering. With expanding services, staff and resources, Gewalt Hamilton sought out new facilities. Last year, a suitable building was found just a few doors down from their existing offices.

The new headquarters at 625 Forest Edge Drive in Vernon Hills consolidated the team from the former Forest Edge Drive space and the Gurnee office. Over 85 employees are onsite with room for more. A virtual tour can be viewed on the Gewalt Hamilton YouTube channel or at

Founded in 1981 by David Gewalt and Robert Hamilton, Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. provides professional civil engineering, surveying, transportation, environmental and geographic information services. Gewalt Hamilton clients include municipalities, county and state agencies, park districts, school districts, community colleges, hospitals, senior care facilities and private developers. Branch offices remain in Chicago at 53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 924, and in Columbia, Missouri.

Gewalt Hamilton & Associates, Inc. clients experience a Personal Approach to Civil Engineering.

For more information, contact Bruce L. Shrake, President at 847-478-9700.