GHA: Blending Construction Expertise and Communication

The Construction Engineering team at GHA provides a personal, hands-on approach. By conducting a comprehensive evaluation of each stakeholders’ unique requirements, we effectively manage the complexities of engineering projects. With extensive expertise and attention to detail, our team is dedicated to identifying and providing tailored solutions for every project. This approach ensures technical precision and builds strong relationships.


By blending comprehensive project management with effective communication, we provide a complete approach to construction engineering. From initial preconstruction stages to project execution, our team ensures that every detail is carefully managed, and potential challenges are proactively addressed. This active role in projects reflects our dedication to clear, transparent communication with all stakeholders. We understand that successful outcomes rely on understanding and responding to the unique needs of each party involved. By creating an environment of trust and mutual respect, we ensure feedback is integral to our decision-making process, leading to projects that exceed expectations and create lasting relationships.

Nippersink Boulevard Improvements in Fox Lake, IL showing the in progress construction of a retaining wall.
Nippersink Boulevard Improvements - Fox Lake, IL
Dave Marquardt, Director of Construction and Survey

“Collaboration is at the heart of what we do,” says Dave Marquardt, Director of Construction and Survey. “Working closely with owners and contractors, we strive to achieve shared goals, ensuring every project is a combined effort towards a successful outcome.”

-Dave Marquardt, Director of Construction and Survey


Our relationships with clients, agencies, and contractors, built over many years, reflect the trust we’ve earned. These relationships are not just business interactions; they are partnerships built on mutual respect, understanding, and a shared commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes. Our clients consistently select us for construction engineering projects, confident in our commitment to quality, our reliable project execution, and our dedication to meeting their needs.

Headshot of Jennifer Beckman, P.E.
Jennifer Beckman, P.E.

“Building long-lasting partnerships with clients and contractors is key to our success,” says Jennifer Beckman, P.E. “These aren’t just business dealings; they are relationships rooted in mutual respect and a shared goal of high-quality outcomes.”

-Jennifer Beckman, P.E

Picture showing in progress Watermain Replacement in Bannockburn, IL with GHA employee providing construction observation services in the foreground.
Telegraph Road Watermain Replacement - Bannockburn, IL


Our project management philosophy prioritizes clear communication and responsive support, ensuring client needs and feedback guide our actions. We focus on creating a dialogue with our clients, making sure their voices are heard and any concerns are addressed. This approach involves regular updates, adapting to feedback, and ensuring transparency in every phase. Project success is built on more than technical skill; it’s about understanding shareholder needs and fostering trust.

Picture showing in progress work of Edwards Road Culvert Replacement in Antioch Township, IL.
Edwards Road Culvert Replacement - Antioch Township, IL
Lucas Deferville, Assistant Director of Construction and Survey

“Our team excels in finding creative solutions to complex challenges, working collaboratively to achieve the project’s goals.”

-Lucas Deferville, Assistant Director of Construction and Survey

The Construction Engineering team at GHA is dedicated to delivering exemplary projects characterized by quality, teamwork, and clear communication. We’re committed to innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs today while preparing for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Services Provided:

  • Constructability Reviews 
  • Opinion of Probable Cost preparation
  • Stakeholder Coordination/Public Notification 
  • Project Communication
  • Preconstruction Plan Review 
  • Resident Engineering
  • Construction Observation
  • Documentation 
  • Project Management 
  • Construction Layout Verification
  • Materials and Quality Assurance Coordination
  • NPDES Compliance Monitoring
  • Utilities Coordination
  • Detailed Measurements, Calculations, and Quantity Verification
  • Pay Estimates
  • Traffic Control Review
  • Final Project Review and Documentation