Who We Are
We are contractors with a history of building remote and unusual projects. From a float house built in town and delivered to a salmon hatchery 180 miles away, to summer cabins that required the materials being barged to site, to a post and beam retail store built for summer visitors, or a house with a stairway cut through a giant spruce log, we enjoy interesting and challenging projects. No matter what your project, if you like our work, give us a shout!
Having built and repaired buildings in SE Alaska for over 35 years we have become acutely aware of the need to build for our wet climate. While we are building we are always thinking about how to minimize future maintenance headaches and maximize the lifespan of buildings in this harsh environment. If design professionals are needed we have ongoing relationships with both local and regional architects and engineers.
If you want a consultation, please call and make an appointment.
What We Can Do
- Timber frame
- Stick built
- Metal buildings
- Super insulated
- Net zero
- Just ask us!
Like many who reside in Small towns in Alaska, I have worn a multitude of hats in my past. I have logged, commercially fished, taught physics, and taught outward bound. I’ve climbed to the top of Mt McKinkey, and travelled ‘to the southern tip of South America. I have been on the Ketchikan planning commission, the Ketchikan Borough Assembly, and on the boards of several nonprofits. I moved to Ketchikan in 1980 and worked with the State of Alaska’s energy conservation program. I inspected over 200 houses in Ketchikan and inspected every public housing project from Ketchikan to Kodiak. This was a quick class in what works and what doesn’t work in our maritime climate. I bring those lessons and more to every project we undertake.
While the lure of the wild brought me to Ketchikan, my bread and butter has been commercial fishing and construction. I have had the good fortune to work with many excellent trades people, and have built a reputation for quality work. If you have a job you’d like to discuss, feel free to call me personally.