Established in 2015, the proHNS of today has come a long way from our humble beginnings in Haines, Alaska (hence the “HNS”). What started as a solution to help fill a void in professional engineering services (the “pro”) for a remote community of fewer than 2,000 residents, proHNS has since expanded its staffing, geographic reach, and services offered throughout Alaska and beyond. Originally staffed by a single founding engineer working from a home office, proHNS now employs more than 25 staff members, including its owners and principal engineers, Garret Gladsjo, PE, and Lucas Chambers, PE. The company’s main offices are in Haines and Juneau, AK with staff working from field and home offices across the United States. proHNS specializes in civil engineering & design, construction administration & inspection, project & construction management, environmental permitting, materials testing, and technical services for private developers, contractors, local municipalities, tribal governments, State agencies, and the Federal Highway Administration. In addition to our commitment to projects in Alaska, proHNS has and continues to provide services in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
In alignment with the continued growth and diversification of our client base, we are pleased to announce that proHNS is further investing in our geographic reach with a soon-to-be-established branch office in western Washington State, north of Seattle. Leading this effort is proHNS’s co-owner, and Washington native, Garret Gladsjo, PE. After a decade in Juneau, Garret is relocating back to Washington with his wife Brittany and two young children, Icem and Rivers, where they will rejoin their family in the foothills of the Cascades.
“We take great pride in our firm’s ability to provide cost-effective services in multiple states, and I am very excited to better position proHNS to support our expanding geographical client base and staff assignments,” said Garret. “We currently have staff on federally funded bridge and highway construction projects, with construction contracts totaling more than $185 million in western Montana, central Washington, Crater Lake National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. By putting down roots in Washington as well as Alaska, we will be able to support these team members more efficiently while also working to establish new clients and projects in the greater Pacific Northwest.”
Lucas added, “While we will miss Garret’s daily presence at our Juneau office, I am personally excited for the opportunities this expansion has for the future of proHNS. Garret’s hard work and dedication to the company have been monumental in building the exceptional team we have today. With his move to Washington, I am confident that this will enhance our recruitment and hiring of uniquely qualified staff with talents and skills that will support the growth of proHNS. I wish Garret and his family all the best in this next chapter of their lives, and I look forward to continuing to build upon the impressive work we’ve already accomplished together.”
Stay tuned for news of the opening of our new Washington branch office this coming winter.