To provide quality, cost-effective services to our clients while building the corporation’s assets in order to enrich the Native way of life and to provide opportunities for our shareholders.
Tikigaq Construction, LLC, is composed of a team of qualified personnel, providing expertise in construction, project management, renovations, maintenance, and other construction-related services. We work with our clients to ensure customer satisfaction, quality projects/products, and cost-effective services. We believe the key to any successful project is gaining a thorough understanding of the client’s needs and focusing our attention on satisfying those needs.
Tikigaq Construction has a proven track record of arctic construction capabilities. Our experienced staff includes project managers, field and site managers, and maintenance and facilities managers.
At Tikigaq Construction, our vision is to remain on the leading edge of the industry by developing and executing to the highest standards.
The following summaries represent some of our projects:
Surface Debris Clearance of Range Debris – MCB Quantico, Virginia
Remove surface debris from 681 acres of active range at MCB Quantico. Part of a larger overall base operation plan to routinely keep range debris low such that the active site remained safe. Nearly 16 tons of range debris (RD) was removed from the site including 150 lbs. of munitions debris (MD). There was a total of 12 live UXO items found during the surface clearance activities. All items were turned over to the MCB Range Control EOD Unit. No explosive destructions occurred under this contract. All MD and RD were demilitarized before eventual shipment to an off-site recycle facility.
Point Hope Water and Sewer Project (Tikigaq/CONAM)
Implementation of all phases of the project included engineering design through construction and installation of a vacuum system. This project relied heavily on local labor pools and equipment. The Tikigaq project team played an important role in maintaining project schedules and providing technical assistance and training.
Equipment Warm Storage Buildings – Point Hope, Alaska
Constructed an 86’ x 89’ and 63’ x 86’ pre-engineered steel warm storage building for Heavy Equipment.
Area Wide New Housing Project – Point Hope, Alaska
Constructed six new homes in Point Hope using post and pad type foundations.
Ten Home Project – Point Hope/North Slope Borough, Alaska
Constructed 10 new homes in Point Hope using post and pad type foundations.
Search and Rescue Building – Point Hope, Alaska
Constructed a 30’ x 50’ pre-engineered steel building for search and rescue personnel.
Tikigaq School Renovation – Point Hope/North Slope Borough, Alaska
Constructed school addition, renovated classrooms and utility areas of the school.
Public Safety Office Remodel – Point Hope, Alaska
Constructed approximately a 30’ x 50’ garage area addition to existing building including backup generator and fuel day tank systems.
Point Hope Health Clinic Remodel – Point Hope, Alaska
Remodeled existing building and constructed 4,000 sq. ft. new addition.
Plumbing Upgrades – Twenty Homes, Point Hope, Alaska
Installed new supply and drainage systems as required, remodeled kitchens, added flush toilets and bathroom sinks.
Point Hope US Postal Service Building – Point Hope, Alaska (Tikigaq/CONAM)
New Post Office building constructed from the ground up using post and pad type foundations.
Point Hope Fire Station Remodel – Point Hope, Alaska
Removed and repaired deteriorated structural members in the fire station floor. Project included demolition down to 50 percent of the structural metal, removal of damaged wood piles, diamond plate surfacing, sub-soffit and 4’ x 6’ decking. Building was restored back to original condition. An oil/water separator with pump and sensors was added to auto-pump trench drain.
Point Hope Airport Maintenance/Snow Removal – Point Hope, Alaska
Maintain Point Hope runway, loading areas and state road from the village to the airport on a daily basis.
Marryat Lagoon Repair – Point Hope, Alaska (Tikigaq/Brice)
Repairs to barrier between the lagoon and the ocean. Approximately 50 foot section of the barrier had been washed through. Section was backfilled and compacted to re-establish the barrier back to original conditions.
Privatization of Waste Management – North Slope, Alaska
Contract with the North Slope Borough for village maintenance which includes: plowing the snow off the roads daily during the winter, supply water and sewage services to homes not on the main systems, collection and removal of trash to the land fill, assisting the local residence with snow plowing as required.
Point Hope Power Plant Generator Replacement – Point Hope, Alaska
Installed a new 910kw diesel-powered electric generator in the existing power plant at Point Hope. The project included modifying the existing power plant building to accommodate the new mechanical and electrical systems for the complete installation of the new generator.
Privatization of Waste Management – North Slope, Alaska
Updated facilities and weatherizing homes in Point Hope. The facilities that were updated include the search and rescue facility, generator and the USDW buildings. Work included miscellaneous floor structural repairs, removal and replacement of interior walls, re-plumb fuel systems and add day tank, replaced existing flooring and underlayment, replaced/repaired damaged doors, replaced interior and exit locking devices. RELI included weatherization of homes (i.e., adding rigid and blown insulation, air sealing, and adding new exterior siding).
AST – STI Inspections ACOE, Alaska Sites (Tikigaq/CONTI)
Inspection of fuel tanks under STI-SP001 inspection of approximately 1,000 above ground fuel tanks for the Army Corp of Engineers. This includes inspections in Alaska, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Guam.
Fort Wainwright Quick Fix Upgrades – Wainwright, Alaska
Multiple award contract to sustain, renovate and modernize current facilities on Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Construction includes all aspects necessary to maintain and upgrade these facilities. Tikigaq is currently in the third year of the five-year contract.
Range Clearance – Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (NAVFAC)
Tikigaq Construction was contracted by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic to perform range surface clearance activities for the Gulf 10 Impact Area at Marine Corps Installation Range Complex, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Scope included the removal of surface munitions, materials potentially presenting an explosive hazard and range related debris larger than eight inches in length within 980 acres.
The following are overviews of the key personnel at Tikigaq Construction:
Steven Fields, General Manager
Mr. Fields is a Registered Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in design, management, inspection and building of various types of construction projects. For the past five years, he has worked on projects throughout Alaska, including two years on the North Slope. Prior to relocating to Alaska, Mr. Fields worked in New Mexico and Kansas and was a licensed New Mexico contractor from 1984 to 2003. His responsibilities include management and inspection of construction projects, cost analysis, bid processes, sub-contractor scheduling and meetings, material procurement, structural investigation and subdivision design. He has worked on residential, commercial, and industrial projects, including historical restorations. He is well versed in all aspects of the construction process – from design and bidding to the finished project. While working with the North Slope Borough (NSB), Mr. Fields was a project engineer for the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation program, the NSB RELI and the area wide facility upgrade program for each of the NSB villages.
Paul Rakowski, Professional Engineer
Mr. Rakowski is a Registered Professional Engineer with more than 35 years of progressive management experience, supporting clients in development of environmental policies and guidance documents, program and project management, and technical support to the full range of Navy and Marine Corps shore infrastructure and environmental management programs. His additional experience includes site management for the DoD and private sector clients throughout the continental U.S. Mr. Rakowski’s responsibilities include implementation, management, coordination, and administration of remediation and construction projects, including enforcement of all site specific health and safety policies for government, state agencies, and private sector clients. He also oversees development and implementation of budgets, schedules, forecasting and management oversight of all financial components of projects, interacting with federal, state, and local regulators, assisting with draft and final reviews of all technical work plans, site plans, remedial design plans for both environmental and CLEAN construction work, estimating contract task orders and private sector RFP requirements, and conducting preliminary site visits with clients to determine the best technical approach for potential jobs.
Chris Olds, Project Manager
Mr. Olds has more than 18 years of construction, environmental remediation, and restoration experience as a program and project manager. He has served as site superintendent on remote environmental and construction projects for eight years, including roles as quality control manager, equipment operator and senior recovery technician. His areas of expertise include mechanical and electrical projects, renovation work, cost estimating, proposal preparation, supervision of field work, quality control, equipment operations, hazardous waste recovery, logistics, and project scheduling and reporting activities. Chris has a proven track record for successful completion of multi-million dollar complex and remote projects.
Gordon Omnik, Project Manager
Mr. Omnik, a native of Point Hope, Alaska has extensive experience in construction management, staff development, contract negotiation, contract management and the supervision of technical staff. Mr. Omnik has managed construction projects such as the North Slope Borough area wide new housing project in Point Hope (the project was for construction of six family units with a contract amount of $1,966,967). He has also managed the Point Hope airport maintenance program. Mr. Omnik has managed contracts for the North Slope Borough, the city of Point Hope, plus renovations and upgrades to the Native store and local churches. The amounts for these projects totaled more than $500,000.
Connie M. Hofmann, Project Coordinator
Ms. Hofmann has more than 18 years of experience working for engineering and construction firms throughout the state of Alaska and Washington, including 13 years of project accounting, contract administration and project coordination experience, along with four years of government procurement experience. She has been with the Tikigaq family for more than nine years as project cost accountant on numerous large contracts with clients such as the DoD, NAVFAC, Directorate of Public Works, Department of the Army and the North Slope Borough. Ms. Hofmann has worked with Flour Daniel GTI and IT Corporation as project administrator/project cost accountant. She graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Her areas of expertise include detailed coordination, management, and contract administration of multimillion dollar projects from the proposal phase through costing/reporting to completion and close-out.
Paul Robinson, Site Superintendent
Mr. Robinson has more than eight years of management experience for Alaska construction operations and services. He has more than 10 years of experience in various construction fields, including working as a laborer, equipment handling and operations, concrete foundations, placement and finish work, soils excavation and typing, fencing, pavement, and above all a unique blend of experience between both residential and commercial construction building practices. Mr. Robinson’s current responsibilities with Tikigaq Construction include supervision of multiple award projects and multiple ongoing projects, bid and estimating processes, subcontractor/client scheduling, task and project interfacing with subcontractors and clients as well as quality assurance/quality control inspections, material procurement and labor management. Mr. Robinson also wears dual hats on all of his projects as a field health and safety officer, ensuring a safe workplace and a safe environment for all employees, subcontractors, and clients that may be working on or visiting his project sites at any Fairbanks or Ft. Wainwright locations.
Rex Rock, Jr., Apprentice Project Manager
Mr. Rock assists project management in many different areas while working out of the Anchorage office. His responsibilities include assembling bid estimates, project proposals, material procurement and technical documentation. While on a job assignment for Shell, he assisted in the waste management by coordinating and tracking hazardous wastes to their final destinations. His experience includes general construction work, above ground storage tank inspections, operations of the Point Hope water plant. He has a 40-hour HAZWOPER training certification. Mr. Rock is also Tikigaq’s liaison to the North Slope Borough as well as other current and future clients.
Tikigaq Construction, LLC
Main Office Wasilla
Contact: Steven Fields
701 S Knik Goose Bay Road
Wasilla, AK 99654
Point Hope Office
817 Qalgi Avenue
Point Hope, Alaska 99766
Phone: (907) 386-2235
Fax: (907) 368-2531
600 3rd Street, Suite 201
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: (907) 455-0375
Fax: (907) 455-0376
Virginia Beach Office
2809 Lynnhaven Rd. Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone: (757) 318-9420
Fax: (757) 318-9421
Federal Way Office
33530 1st Way S, Suite 102
Federal Way, WA 98003
New Bern Office
1706-D Hwy 70 E
New Bern, NC 28562