Gewalt Hamilton Transforms Space for New Headquarters


(VERNON HILLS, IL) – 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 headquarters. Last year, a suitable building was found just a few doors down from their existing headquarters and transformed the office/warehouse to suit the future goals of the growing company.

“Engineers, like all professionals, create and collaborate best in a positive, open environment. We took time to evaluate the building and physically transformed it to meet the needs of our team and our clients,” says co-founder David Gewalt. Located at 625 Forest Edge Drive in Vernon Hills, the new headquarters was completed in late 2014. “Working with our professional colleagues we converted a primarily (81%) warehouse facility into primarily office (61%). Substantial new exterior windows were added, and the existing skylights were maintained to provide natural lighting. Building bricks were repurposed into our monument sign.”

The overhaul took 5 months from start to move-in. Vice President Michael Shrake managed the construction. “Mixing textures, bold colors, diverse meeting spaces and open offices with ample, natural light has given us an exciting new atmosphere at Gewalt Hamilton,” explains Michael. “It is one more element of performing at the level that makes our clients’ lives better. If we are not doing that, then we are not doing our job.”

Clients and colleagues will benefit from the professional library with printed and electronic documents relevant for industry research. Public Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Meeting spaces vary from small, medium and very large rooms to provide flexibility in communication and education. Gewalt Hamilton provides Continuing Education Units for professionals onsite and online.

The new headquarters at 625 Forest Edge Drive in Vernon Hills consolidated the team from the Gurnee office. Over 85 employees are onsite with room for growth in the future.

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. Every member of the team is dedicated to providing superior client service. Branch offices remain in Chicago at 53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 924, and in Columbia, Missouri.

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