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HR Green moves up in top design firm rankings

McHENRY – In a market characterized by slow recovery, HR Green continues to ascend the annual Engineering News Record list of the Top 500 design firms in the United States. ENR recently released its 2013 list of top firms, showing HR Green at number 185. This represents a three-point climb for HR Green from its 188th place ranking in 2012. The rankings are based on previous years’ revenues.

“I think this demonstrates HR Green’s resilience,” said CEO Mike Daniel. “Our revenue has grown moderately while many other firms have experienced no growth, or even losses, in a market that is recovering very slowly.” HR Green celebrates its 100th year of existence this year.

“We offer a diverse array of products and services, and we are geographically well positioned,” said Daniel. He added, “These factors have helped us to weather a tough economy better than many of our peers.”

Originally founded in 1913, HR Green has offices throughout the U.S. HR Green provides engineering and technical services to clients in the following transportation, water, governmental services, senior living, and energy.

HR Green is located at 420 Front St #100,  McHenry. For more information, call 815-385-1778, or visit www.hrgreen.com.

Dr. Jing Liang joins

Centegra Physician Care

CRYSTAL LAKE – Board-certified physiatrist Dr. Jing Liang has joined the medical staff of Centegra Physician Care. Liang will see patients at Centegra’s Crystal Lake Medical Arts location.

A physiatrist is a nerve, muscle and bone expert who treats injuries or illnesses that affect how a person moves.

Liang received her medical degree from Upstate Medical University at State University of New York in Syracuse, N.Y. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, N.J. She also completed a Medical Acupuncture for Physicians course at the Helm’s Medical Institute of Berkeley, Calif.

While at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Liang was the educational chief resident in the department of rehabilitation medicine. She has special interests in neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as injuries of the neck, back, muscles and joints. Liang uses conservative approaches and minimally invasive techniques including injections of muscle, spine and joints, nerve blocks and medical acupuncture.

To schedule an appointment with Liang, call 815-338-6600.

Doyle joins Samaritan Counseling Center

BARRINGTON – Liz Doyle has joined the clinical team of professional therapists at Samaritan Counseling Center in Barrington.

Doyle is a licensed clinical professional counselor with more than 26 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She enjoys working with all ages but her specialty focus has been with children, adolescents and families; she has worked in many different settings including hospitals, residential programs, intensive in-home and community-based programs. She utilizes a strengths-based, family-focused and wellness-oriented approach with children and adolescents. Her experience and training includes developing and implementing several evidence-based practices.

The goal of her approach is to meet individuals where they are in their developmental process, to help them to identify their strengths and interests and to use those assets to continue the path of growth and development toward wellness, better relationships, and a happier life.

She is familiar with the types of educational, medical, financial and work-related stresses that impact many of us in our daily lives.

Her most recent experience includes being the clinical director for a county mental health board where she was responsible for oversight of prevention, wraparound and intensive in-home crisis intervention programming. She worked within a collaborative team to develop a comprehensive system of care to meet the mental needs of children, youth, adults and families.

Charles Copley Roofing celebrates 45 years

CRYSTAL LAKE – Charles Copley Roofing Inc., 4709 Route 176, Crystal Lake, is celebrating 45 years in business.

A leading provider of residential, commercial and industrial roofing solutions, the milestone was marked at a customer and employee appreciation luncheon.

“I have surrounded myself with a remarkable team, which makes all the difference in our day to day operations” said Charles J Copley, president of Charles Copley Roofing. “We are all very appreciative that our customers have recognized the value of our hard work and our service standard. I believe this milestone will keep us motivated to take on new challenges and continue reaching for new solutions that will offer our customers affordable and reliable roofing systems.”

“We stand behind our work and we’ve been located in Crystal Lake for 45 years. We are in a great position to offer our customers, business or homeowner, a sense of security,” added Mike Lesko, general manager.

In addition, the company has recently indicated plans to further reduce its waste generation and start partnering with area recyclers to accomplish these goals.

For more information, call 815-459-5493, or visit www.CopleyRoofing.com.

Northtown Auto Service celebrates 18th year

McHENRY – Northtown Auto Service & Tire Center, 3800 McCullum Lake Road, McHenry, is celebrating its 18th year.

Owned and managed by Mark and Krissy Hartmann, Northtown Auto Service & Tire Center supports a broad spectrum of local activities, from service organizations and fundraising efforts to school and church functions.

Many customers have been taking their cars for service to Northtown since it opened its doors in 1995. Northtown technicians are ASE Certified and keep up to date on all aspects of vehicle repair and maintenance.

If customers don’t want to wait for their car repairs, Northtown provides a local shuttle to transport customers to their work or home.

For more information, call 815-363-2886, or visit www.northtownautoservice.com.

Retzlaff completes banking human resources training

Laura Retzlaff, human resources officer of The State Bank Group, successfully completed the Graduate School of Banking Human Resources Management School at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The resident curriculum is a week-long and divided into two core areas of study: The business of banking and human resources management. 

The State Bank Group is comprised of six banking locations Wonder Lake (East and West), Johnsburg, Spring Grove, Lakemoor, & Hebron.

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