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Education K-12


K-12 educational design is an ever-changing market sector that requires constant attention and continuing evolvement from its designer – and GHR has just that.  GHR has been involved in many multi-million-dollar new building and addition projects over the years, but we also spend time working with district maintenance staff.  It’s through these strong relationships that we learn what it really takes to make a school work. The highly efficient and highly reliable mechanical, electrical & plumbing systems in our designs are intended to stand the test of time.


Higher Education


Throughout the history of our firm, GHR has provided engineering services for many of the major state universities and colleges in Illinois.  We have engineering design experience with practically every type of campus building: unions, student housing, classroom spaces, laboratories, and sports & recreation.  In addition, GHR has provided a great deal of “behind the scenes” work at the higher education level: boiler and chiller replacements, lighting retrofits, feasibility studies, small room remodels, electrical gear upgrades, etc.


Long Term Care


Housing for our senior community is an ever-growing market in which GHR has years of experience – some of our most loyal clients are those in the senior living sector.  We are devoted to providing home-like, comfortable, quiet, safe and well-lit environments for this special group.




Healthcare design has been one of GHR’s primary market sectors for over 50 years.  Over this time, we’ve accumulated knowledge and added expertise that allows us to provide expert design services on robust mechanical systems, fire and safety systems, electrical distribution systems and healthcare related plumbing systems. We understand the reliability, flexibility, energy efficiency and safety requirements for medical facilities. At the end of the day, we share in the same goal as our healthcare clients - exceedingly high patient and user satisfaction.


Multi-Family Housing


GHR has experience providing MEP design services for many multi-family housing projects: from urban high-rise and mixed-use facilities to multi-family communities.  We’re not only experienced with the residential spaces of these buildings, but also any number of auxiliary spaces such as retail areas, parking facilities, pools, spas, and restaurants.  We have found that planning in the early stages of these types of projects is especially critical.  GHR has the experience to deliver these projects on time and on budget.




From the county courthouse to the small public works building, GHR engineers proven that our designs for public institutions lead to facilities that work. Our proven track record reassures clients that our expertise is up to date and our solutions are designed to meet the owner’s needs. You’ll find examples of this expertise the projects we have completed.


Commercial / Restaurants


At its heart, GHR is a tight-knit, family oriented, & community focused company.  That is why we take special care with our commercial/restaurant projects – these are the spaces our family and neighbors will use most.  Rather security concerns or stringent ventilation needs, these projects typically offer unique design requirements that, with GHR’s experience, will be met with unique solutions.  With our distinctive perspective of owner’s needs, GHR will provide innovative, energy efficient designs that owners will be eager to show off.

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