GHA: Your Municipal Engineering Partner

For more than 40 years, GHA has been a trusted engineering partner of municipalities, county and state agencies, and other public organizations. Our reputation as a full-service municipal engineering firm is built on a commitment to quality and innovation. Whether you need us full-time or on an as-needed basis, we’re here to provide solutions tailored to your community’s unique needs.


Municipal engineering is more than just infrastructure; it’s about shaping the fabric of our communities. While roads and utilities are essential, the heart of municipal engineering lies in proactive community engagement, education, and an understanding of the broader ecosystem of a municipality. So our role is to bridge the gap between complex engineering concepts and the community, ensuring everyone understands the value and purpose of the infrastructure around them.

Green Knolls - Gail Street Reconstruction, Buffalo Grove, IL
Green Knolls - Gail Street Reconstruction, Buffalo Grove, IL
Leo Morand, P.E., Director of Municipal Services

“Clear communication is the key. It’s about making sure the community understands the logic behind preventive measures, ensuring we’re always working in their best interest.”

-Leo Morand, Director of Municipal Services


At the core of every thriving municipality lies an efficient infrastructure system. Our Village/City Engineering services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each community. With more than 40 years of experience, GHA has been instrumental in delivering tailored engineering solutions to every client we serve.

We understand that municipal engineering is not just about constructing roads or setting up utilities; it’s about creating environments where residents can live, work, and play safely. From initial planning and feasibility studies to design, construction, and maintenance, our team of experts collaborates closely with municipal stakeholders. This ensures that projects are technically sound and align with the community’s vision and goals.


Since 1985 GHA has served as the Village Engineer for Kildeer, a community spanning 3.5 square miles and located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. In this role, we have provided a comprehensive range of services including planning, design, construction, and development review services. Our tenure has seen the completion of numerous developments along the Rand Road commercial corridor and various residential subdivisions. Additionally, we also serve as the Enforcement Officer for the Village, administering Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance regulations for proposed residential and commercial developments.

Kildeer, IL Village Hall


Navigating the intricate world of grants can be complex. With numerous opportunities available, identifying the right grant for a specific project and ensuring compliance with its requirements demands expertise. That’s where GHA steps in. With a comprehensive range of services, municipalities seeking grant acquisition expertise turn to GHA as a reliable partner. Our team stays up to date with the latest grant opportunities, ensuring timely identification and capitalization on these opportunities. Securing a grant is pivotal in bringing transformative projects to life. So, we are committed to guiding municipalities through the application process, leveraging a deep understanding of engineering projects to create compelling grant proposals. This expertise allows us to emphasize the key components of a project that resonate most with grant providers.


  • Roadway Design, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation
  • Stormwater Conveyance Systems
  • Wastewater Collection and Transmission
  • Water Distribution
  • Public Works Operations
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Planning and Zoning Consultation
  • Subdivision and Site Development Plan Review
  • Easement and Plat Preparation and Review
  • Project Bidding and Contract Administration
  • Construction Phase Services
  • Land Surveys
  • Pavement Inventory Analysis
  • Engineering Phase I Studies
  • Engineering Phase II Design

At GHA, our engineering expertise lays the groundwork for vibrant, thriving communities. We’re dedicated to crafting future-ready, innovative solutions that leave a lasting impact. Our approach goes beyond infrastructure, considering the lives and aspirations of those who call these places home. Join us as we continue to shape the future of municipal engineering, ensuring our neighborhoods and cities remain safe and sustainable for generations to come.