proHNS welcomes new Staff Engineer Travis Eckhoff

Staff Engineer Travis Eckhoff, PE, is the newest addition to the growing proHNS team.

Before joining proHNS, Travis occupied several roles with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, including as Assistant Project Engineer for Southcoast Region’s high-profile $25 million Brotherhood Bridge Replacement project. From 2012-2014, he worked in Southcoast Region’s Preconstruction branch, developing plans and specifications based on AASHTO design requirements and Department standards for highway construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation projects. Travis subsequently transferred to the AK DOT&PF’s Statewide Materials branch and served as a Geotechnical Engineering Assistant through 2017, when he decided to embark on a 3,600-mile cross-country bike tour with his girlfriend.

When the two reached New England, they decided to stick around for awhile, and Travis took a Field Engineer position with Maine-based firm Sevee and Maher Engineers, Inc. But he missed the unique challenges of living and working in Southeast Alaska. So he looked into proHNS, a firm owned and managed by three former AK DOT&PF engineers he met while working for the agency.

“They all have a proven record of working hard to exceed expectations and excel in their fields,” Travis said of Jeremy Stephens, Garret Gladsjo, and Lucas Chambers. “Also, I was impressed by the variety of projects proHNS has completed in the past, and the drive to pursue more projects.”

With Travis on the team, proHNS can finally fill the geotechnical niche the firm has been looking to occupy, Jeremy said.

“Travis brings a portfolio of skills that bolsters both our design and field teams while adding geotechnical expertise to the proHNS list of services,” Jeremy said. “He also gained experience from the preconstruction and construction divisions of public and private sectors in Alaska and Maine, making him fit right into the proHNS professional culture valued by our clients.”

Travis will work primarily out of our Juneau office, though he is currently in Haines for the Haines Airport Improvements project.