Confidential Production Facility




HKS, Inc.

Date of Completion


Helios partnered with a confidential client to manage the preconstruction and subsequent construction for their new 100,000 SF production facility. Our team completed planning just a couple of months before construction began. Construction consisted of the conversion of an existing cold storage facility for brewery production. We replaced the existing slab with a sloped, reinforced slab with new trench drains throughout. Helios also coordinated the extensive process piping systems with the brewhouse and packaging manufacturers using laser scanning and BIM technologies, allowing for seamless installation. 

Project Team:

Aash Desai

John Barkauskas

Aash Desai

Principal, Founder

Aash founded Helios Construction Services in 2008 with the vision to transform the inefficient construction process. Aash has over 15 years of experience in the Real Estate and Construction industry, having worked as a Project Manager and Preconstruction Manager for a Large Global Construction Management Firm, as well as the Vice President of Development for a National Real Estate Development firm.

Aash actively manages the overall business strategy and project direction for Helios. His experience with a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, private developers, start-up businesses and institutions allows him to serve as both a construction manager, as well as adviser for our Clients.  

Aash earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction at Bradley University as well as an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

In addition, Aash has served as a Mentor and on the Associate Board of Directors for the ACE Mentoring Program of Illinois, which promotes careers in architecture, construction and engineering to inner-city high school students, where he was honored with its inaugural Educational Leader award. Aash’s involvement in the local community coupled with his professional achievements has been recognized by Engineering News Record’s Top 20 Professionals Under 40.

Project Experience

John Barkauskas


John joined Helios in 2017 with over 23 years of experience in the construction industry working as an apprentice carpenter, journeyman, and Foreman. Prior to joining Helios, John worked as a General Foreman at a nationally recognized General Contractor.

As a Superintendent, John is responsible for the onsite supervision and coordination of all job site activity. His ability to prioritize and execute tasks ensures minimal production delays.

Project Experience