Past President, 2013-2016, Adam Hardy

Post date: Feb 20, 2017 5:20:28 PM

Message from Adam

Thank you for finding our website. In a world of abundant - but struggling - professional organizations it is OUR duty to keep this one alive. PE Licensure requires collaboration at the local, state, and national level. The Chicago Chapter is responsible for being an advocate and resource for Chicagoland engineers with a goal of maintaining the value of the license they hold and assuring that engineering is always performed with the good of public welfare over all.

From the start of my career in 2005, I was quickly immersed in the "world" of ISPE. As an entry level engineer, I was not aware of the value of the PE license. Fortunately, my Boss/CEO/Mentor, Wilbur Milhouse III, P.E., pointed me in the right direction. He laid it out very clear, saying something like this:

You will take and pass the FE this year; then you will work under me for 4 years leaning how to become a qualified engineer; and then you will take another exam proving that you have the basic knowledge. After that, it is on you to continue learning and to assure that you are the qualified engineer required for the projects you work on.

Wilbur then told me about ISPE and what it stands for. As the president, he appointed me to the unofficial - but very important - title of "Assistant TO the President". From that day forward, I have been a part of the Chicago Chapter.

Although our Chapter is strong in numbers, we are often restrained by the costs of putting on events in the expensive downtown venues. Therefore, we have learned to be creative with our events and often co-sponsor events with other organizations to mitigate the costs directly to our chapter. WE appreciate your patience with us while we continue to evolve our chapter to the new way of existing as a non-profit organization.

Lastly and most importantly, I would like to thank our board, my mentors, and all of our volunteers who have worked hard year after year.

With special thanks to - Wilbur, Laura, Tex, Kim, Robin, Suzanne, Nicole, Drew, Monica, Joel, Jose, Luke, .....

To our members and all interested non-members - Welcome! We look forward to making your experience with the Chicago Chapter of ISPE the best it can be.


Adam R. Hardy, P.E.

Mr. Adam Robert Hardy is a Licensed Professional Engineer with Ruekert & Mielke, Inc., a municipal engineering and GIS firm based out of Waukesha, WI. Adam graduated from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in General Engineering and a concentration in Construction Engineering. He is a LEED accredited professional with the designation of Building Design and Construction. Adam currently serves as Rukert/Mielke's Illinois Manager, responsible for technical and business development activities in the throughout the state of Illinois. Over the last six years, Adam has worked on a variety of design and construction projects; including the O’Hare Modernization Program and IDOT’s CREATE program. Adam also holds the position of President for the Chicago Chapter and Vice-President of Illinois Society of Professional Engineering.

Adam is married to his accomplished wife, Laura Chavez Hardy, and they both enjoy raising 3 wonderful Children, Adalee, Brennon, and Donovan.