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proHNS Principal Engineer Garret K. Gladsjo, PE, earned a coveted spot in this year’s list of Alaska’s Top 40 professionals under the age of 40.

The Alaska Journal of Commerce and the Anchorage Daily News annually recognize the Top Forty Under 40, a group of young professionals who have demonstrated professional excellence and a commitment to their community. This year, the selection committee considered 114 nominees and 750 pages of supporting documentation.

Garret is a Principal Engineer and co-owner of proHNS, a company he helped build from the ground up when he joined in 2016. Over the past five years, Garret has worked tirelessly to help grow the firm from 2 part-time employees to more than 20 during the height of summer construction season. He is also a certified AK-CESCL Instructor and formerly served on the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission.

He is passionate about mentoring engineering students, providing career advice, and supporting the professional growth and technical skill set of the next generation of engineers. Garret makes a point of providing paid summer internships to young aspiring engineers from Alaska. For the past two seasons, he has intensively mentored two Juneau residents pursuing undergraduate degrees in civil engineering.

Additionally, Garret spearheaded the company’s “spirit of giving” program, which encourages proHNS employees to identify organizations, events, and charities they are personally passionate about, and annually distributes donations based on these suggestions. The company has donated to causes across Alaska, including the Haines School Tournament of the Readers program, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, the Haines Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July celebration, and more.

Garret accepted his award at the Oct. 29 ceremony at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage. He attended the awards banquet with his wife, friends, and members of the proHNS team, including fellow proHNS Principal Engineer and Owner Lucas Chambers, PE.

Read more about Garret and the other Top 40 Under 40 in the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s special edition.