Joseph (Joe) Henk, CET

Joseph (Joe) Henk, CET

Experienced NICET III Fire Protection Designer expanding to Sprinkler Service Sales Rep

Greater Chicago Area

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Joseph (Joe) Henk, CET's Overview

  • Sprinkler Service Sales Rep at SimplexGrinnell

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Joseph (Joe) Henk, CET's Summary

• Leveraging 17+ years Fire Protection Design and Project Management experience providing clients direction and solutions using an insightful, planned, strategic approach.

• NICET Level III certified in Water-Based (formerly Automatic Sprinkler) Systems Layout.

• Maintained 97% ‘fit-the-first-time’ installation rate with minimal field modifications required on projects designed.

• Met or exceeded sales margin on 90% of projects designed and project managed.

• Automatic Fire Sprinkler System designs spanned from 100 ft² retrofits to 1MM ft² new distribution centers, including wet, dry, preaction, deluge, FM-200, anti-freeze, fire pumps, standpipe and hose systems, water tanks, and water spray fixed systems, to name a few, managing 2 to 12 projects simultaneously, depending on project sizes and complexities.

***Please contact me direct via email at or by mobile/text at 630-638-0265 so we can discuss how I can help provide YOU with fire protection and short-, long-term service solutions backed by SimplexGrinnell.***


Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire Pumps
Standpipe and Hose Systems
Water Tanks
Water Spray Fixed Systems
Oil Refineries
Fire Protection Product Knowledge
Water Supply Testing/Analysis
NFPA, International Building & Fire Codes Research/Application
Insurance Company Requirements
Project Management
New Construction & Existing (Retro-fit) Construction
Hydraulic Calculations
Stock Listing & Materials Procurement
Effective Communication
Mechanical Aptitude

Joseph (Joe) Henk, CET's Experience

Sprinkler Service Sales Rep


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TYC; Public Safety industry

April 2012Present (2 years 6 months) Chicago (Addison), IL

Estimating and quoting fire sprinkler systems for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities, specializing in the Service market. Continuing to build strong client relationships - past, present and future - and maintaining them.

Fire Sprinkler Designer / Project Manager

Nova Fire Protection

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Mechanical or Industrial Engineering industry

January 2011August 2011 (8 months) Schaumburg, IL

Experienced fire sprinkler protection designer who assisted in further development of premier fire protection company.

Provided valuable knowledge to other designers to enhance their growth and understanding of fire sprinkler protection complexities and design practices.

Performed layout, design, hydraulic calculations, field survey, materials stock list and project management of multiple fire sprinkler protection projects utilzing vast knowledge of fire protection systems.

Project Design Engineer

Shambaugh & Son, L.P.

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Construction industry

February 2003July 2010 (7 years 6 months)

Layout and design of automatic fire sprinkler systems of various complexities. Also worked as I.T. support for the Chicago Fire Protection branch.

Fire Protection Designer

Metropolitan Fire Protection

Construction industry

March 1997January 2003 (5 years 11 months)

Layout and design of automatic fire sprinkler systems. Some I.T. support within office.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Construction industry

December 1994December 1996 (2 years 1 month)

Layout and design of automatic fire sprinkler systems.

Project Manager

C & W Bradley Construction Management, P.C.

June 1994September 1994 (4 months)

Oversaw abatement contractors and their workers in the removal of asbestos in various schools as per Illinois Department of Public Health regulations. Licensed by IDPH as Project Manager.


Bradley & Bradley Architects and Engineers

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Architecture & Planning industry

June 1989September 1994 (5 years 4 months)

Worked Summers, 1989 & 1991; college breaks 1989 & 1991-1994. Performed various duties in an Architectural Engineering firm that consisted of drafting, surveying, and some minor engineering work.

Assitant Project Manager/Assistant Asbestos Inspector

C & W Bradley Construction Management, P.C.

June 1992September 1993 (1 year 4 months)

Worked Summers, 1992 & 1993.
Assisted Project Manager in overseeing abatement contractors and their workers perform asbestos abatements in various schools as per Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regulations. Also assisted in inspecting schools and taking samples of construction materials potentially containing asbestos. Licensed by IDPH as an Assitant Project Manager/Assitant Asbestos Inspector.

Joseph (Joe) Henk, CET's Projects

  • Jo-Ann Stores D.C., Opelika, AL

    Team Members: Joseph (Joe) Henk, CET
  • CITGO Lemont, IL Refinery

    Team Members: Joseph (Joe) Henk, CET, Gordon Lewis, SET

    Crude Oil Unit 111 - Fixed Water Deluge Systems - Designer
    Unit 590 ULSD Compliance Project - Fixed Water Deluge Systems - Local Project Management Liaison

Joseph (Joe) Henk, CET's Skills & Expertise

  1. Fire Protection
  2. Engineering
  3. AutoCAD
  4. Pumps
  5. Piping
  6. Materials
  7. Control Valves
  8. Valves
  9. Hydraulics
  10. Compressors
  11. Design
  12. Project Management
  13. HydraCAD
  14. HydraCALC
  15. HydraLIST
  16. Fire Suppression
  17. NFPA
  18. NICET
  19. Fire Protection Products
  20. Fire Sprinklers
  21. Design Build
  22. Project Planning
  23. Procurement
  24. MS Office Suite
  25. Windows 7
  26. Pipe Fabrication
  27. Plan and Spec
  28. Field Survey
  29. Code Compliance
  30. Construction
  31. Construction Documents
  32. Construction Drawings
  33. Architecture
  34. Layout
  35. NFSA
  36. Mechanical Aptitude
  37. Fabrication
  38. Calculations
  39. Water
  40. Oil
  41. CAD
  42. BIM
  43. Microsoft Office
  44. Scheduling
  45. Word
  46. Excel
  47. Drawing
  48. Troubleshooting
  49. PowerPoint
  50. Fire Pumps

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Joseph (Joe) Henk, CET's Education

Milwaukee School of Engineering

B.S. Architectural Engineering, Structural and Environmental Design Specialties


Activities and Societies: Architectural Engineering Society, Sound Engineers (Pep Band) - Percussion/Drum Kit

Highland Community College

General Studies, Advanced Mathematics


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