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A Message from Christopher B. Burke

May 10th, 2016

This is a special year for the CBBEL family as it marks our 30th anniversary. Since our founding in 1986, our staff, disciplines and clientele have grown exponentially.

I want to extend a sincere, heartfelt thanks to all of the CBBEL employees – past and present – who have pushed this family business to the forefront of the engineering industry. Your dedication and expertise have made all the difference.

Additionally, I want to extend my gratitude to the municipal and private clients who have engaged CBBEL and given us the opportunity to serve them over the past three decades.

In our 30 years, we have completed over 27,000 projects; provided learning opportunities to more than 300 interns; worked with more than 150 municipalities; commuted more than 284,000 miles by bike as part of our award-winning Bike to Work Program; enacted a Commuter Program and Sustainability Committee to reduce our impact on the environment; and expanded our services across Illinois and Indiana.

But this anniversary is as much about looking at where we are going as where we’ve been. We are committed to investing in the next generation of engineers and providing opportunities to those who have historically been ill-represented in the engineering field. We are continuously taking steps to reduce our environmental impact and encourage our employees to help improve the world around them.

I am immensely proud of the high level and quality services that the CBBEL family has provided for 30 years and will continue to provide for years to come.


Christopher B. Burke, PhD, PE, D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE