The History of hard hat Services
Hard Hat Services (HHS), was founded in 2000 as an environmental design-build firm, focusing on building long-term relationships with clients in need of engineering, environmental remediation, construction management or system and process enhancements. Based in Naperville, Illinois, Hard Hat Services was centrally located to service clients across the country.
Through 2008, HHS continued to grow at a steady pace, adding key personnel and acquiring several small environmental firms, gaining offices across the Midwest, and expanding in clientele and industry expertise.
In June 2008, HHS experienced another major change, acquiring Ely Energy of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a custom-engineered fabrication shop that served the synthetic natural gas and oil markets. The combined two companies were rebranded as Aether DBS, a“Design/Build Services” company focused on creating custom-engineered modular treatment systems, gas blending, and ammonia solutions for environmental and industry clients.
Toward the end of 2012, Aether DBS decided to focus their full attention on the manufacturing side of the business in Tulsa. This change allowed HHS senior project managers the opportunity to spin the consulting team from the parent company and return to the Hard Hat Services brand, focusing on the company’s roots of value added engineering, environmental remediation, project management and construction management. With a team lead by principals that were with HHS since 2001, the company still retains its character, culture, business approach, and expertise.
Still headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, Hard Hat Services is growing again, adding capabilities, service approaches and diversifying into markets to better serve the clients of yesterday, today and the future.