proHNS celebrates five years of serving Alaska

proHNS Team
When proHNS launched in Summer 2015, the company consisted of one engineer working out of a home office in Haines, AK. Five years later, proHNS boasts 20 employees, established offices in Haines and Juneau, and a track record of providing exceptional engineering, technical, and administrative services throughout Alaska. proHNS Principal Engineer and Owner Garret Gladsjo, PE, joined the company in 2016. Lucas Chambers, PE, is also a Principal Engineer and Owner; he signed on in 2017.  Prior to...
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Egan Drive 10th Street to Main Street Improvements

Location: Juneau, AK Project Dates: 2019-2020 Owner: AK DOT&PF proHNS is providing a team of experienced Project Engineers, Office Engineers, and Engineering Technicians to provide contract administration and inspection services for this high-profile, logistically challenging road improvement project in downtown Juneau. The 2019 construction season is focusing on the highly trafficked stretch of Egan Drive between Willoughby and Whittier Streets, necessitating complex coordination b...
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A note about our recent change in ownership

As many folks in the Southeast Alaska engineering community already know, proHNS founding member Jeremy Stephens moved his family to Vermont last summer. While Jeremy worked remotely for several months to tie up loose ends and transfer project responsibilities, at this point everyone has agreed it is best for the company to remove Jeremy as a proHNS Principal and consolidate ownership between Garret Gladsjo and Lucas Chambers. Jeremy launched proHNS out of his home in Haines in 2015, and the ...
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Staff Engineer Chris Bydlon joins Juneau office

We are proud to announce the addition of Staff Engineer Chris Bydlon to the proHNS team as part of our ongoing effort to offer quality services and meet the demands of a growing project portfolio. A longtime Alaskan, Chris grew up in the Mat-Su Valley and obtained his engineering degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He subsequently split his time between Juneau (his wife's hometown and the site of her whale-watching business) and Washington State after accepting a Civil EIT positio...
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Introducing our new Haines Office Manager

proHNS is pleased to announce that our Creative Director Karen Garcia has assumed the position of Haines Office Manager as of July 16, 2018 and will be the company’s new primary point of contact in the Upper Lynn Canal. “I’m excited – and a little apprehensive – about this opportunity, but I am up for the challenge,” Karen said. “I think it’s important for Haines to retain an engineering and technical services firm, so local residents and businesses aren’t forced to seek these services fr...
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Sitka Street Reconstruction

Location: Juneau, AK Project Dates: 2018-2019 Owner: City and Borough of Juneau proHNS handled primary engineering design, research, analysis, and technical specification writing for this City and Borough of Juneau project that replaced Sitka Street's dilapidated and failing water main. Other improvements included storm drainage collection upgrades and replacement of the aging pavement section between North Douglas Highway and Nowell Avenue. Design elements included new concrete valley gu...
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proHNS welcomes new Staff Engineer Travis Eckhoff

proHNS 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 Departme...
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Keeping busy on both ends of the Lynn Canal

CBJ Glacier Highway Reconstruction Fritz to Seaview
Though Southeast Alaska is nearing the end of summer, the construction season is still going strong and keeping proHNS staff busy in both Haines and Juneau. At the northern end of the Lynn Canal, we're wrapping up our contract administration work on the State of Alaska's Klehini River Bridge project, and still working toward a seasonal substantial completion for half of the Haines Airport project. The Portage Cove Harbor Expansion continues to move forward, with staff slated to perform civil ins...
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Portage Cove Harbor Expansion

proHNS Portage Cove Harbor Expansion Marine Mammal Monitor Inspection Haines Borough
  Location: Haines, AK Project Date: 2017-2018 Owner: Haines Borough For this Haines Borough project, our construction administration services include on-site civil inspection and marine mammal monitoring.  The $14 million project involves expanding the parking area by placing imported borrow and fill gathered from marine dredging, armoring the fill slope, and installing new storm drain systems. Our engineering staff is ensuring all uplands work is performed per plans, specifications, an...
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