Illinois Chamber member Hanson Professional Services Inc. goes all the way back to 1954. Walter E. Hanson began an engineering company in Springfield, Illinois, where valuing quality service and leadership shaped what we know as Hanson today. In 1972, Hanson became employee-owned, which remains one of the fascinating characteristics about the company to this day. “Walt was instrumental in promoting and advancing the engineering profession, researching new techniques and theories and completing important engineering and infrastructure projects in Illinois and around the world. He was definitely a mentor to me,” Chairman and CEO Sergio “Satch” Pecori said.

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