Who We Are

The name 'UNIT' was carefully chosen. It depicts the philosophy and reality of our company. The construction team – contractor, designers, owner, management, labor, and subcontractors - is merged into a cohesive, cooperative unit with a common goal, the timely completion of a first-rate product.

At UNIT, we love what we do and have built some amazing spaces for our clients. Originally formed in 1977 to perform design-build construction work for the Carr Gottstein Corporation, we have since grown into one of Alaska’s largest 100% Alaskan-Owned General Contractors offering a variety of construction services. Our growth and success are attributed to the belief in, and strict adherence to, the core values we established long ago:

We believe in mutual respect, listening to understand, and collaborating with others both internally and outside the company.
We endeavor to meet or exceed the unique requirements of the client and community with safety as our top priority.
We thrive when we work together, are honest, transparent, and follow through on our commitments. The success of every task, project, department, and of the company depends on everyone acting as a team.
We strive every day to better our tools, our processes, and ourselves to build better. As our clients evolve, we pioneer new approaches to meet and anticipate their needs.
Our culture of teamwork allows us to work together, towards a common goal, with our clients, employees, vendors, and subcontractors to deliver better solutions and collectively accomplish our goals.
The bedrock of all successful projects is open communication between the Project Team. The earlier the dialog between the Project Team Members begins the greater the benefits will accrue to the Project.
We go out of our way to advance our profession and improve people’s lives in the communities where we live and work. It is a privilege to help create a lasting and positive impact.

What We Do

UNIT provides construction management, general contracting, design-build, and integrated project delivery services on projects large and small for a diverse group of customers. We constantly strive to exceed each client’s expectations through innovation, collaboration, and best practices. Driven by a commitment to continuous improvement, UNIT embraces Building Information Modeling, LiDAR Scans, and lean construction methods to improve efficiency and enhance client value.

Our firm has constructed a wide variety of projects ranging from multi-unit residential neighborhoods, multi-unit apartment complexes, commercial and retail facilities, industrial and institutional facilities as well as health care and educational buildings. Our repeat clients include the State of Alaska, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Anchorage School District, Lower Kuskokwim School District, Southwest Region School District, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, and many other major Alaska building owners.

Where We Work

UNIT has grown into one of the largest Alaskan general contractors that operate both on and off the road system, performing work for a mixture of public and private clients. We recognize the value of community involvement and the benefits of strong local trade, vendor, and subcontractor relationships. We pride ourselves on incorporating local communities on all of our projects, and our ability to give our clients the attention of a small business with resources of a large firm.

Where We've Worked

  • Anchorage
  • Bethel
  • Clear AFS
  • Cold Bay
  • Cordova
  • Delta Junction
  • Eielson AFB
  • Fairbanks
  • Fort Greely
  • Fort Wainwright
  • Girdwood
  • JBER
  • Kenai
  • Koliganek
  • New Stuyahok
  • Nulato
  • Palmer
  • Platinum
  • Point Lay
  • Seward
  • Soldotna
  • Wasilla


UNIT takes pride in putting the health and safety of people first. We always pre-plan our projects from a safety perspective to mitigate the potential for near misses, incidents, or injuries. Keeping employees, and others who may be present on site, safe is always a top priority. Our lead personnel regularly conduct safety meetings with field crews and subcontractors to perform job and/or task hazard analyses to ensure that our workforce is prepared, synchronized, and aware of what to expect. Our employees are supported by safety specialists, superintendents, and foremen who ensure sitewide project safety.

SAFETY IS JOB ONE: Our people are our most valuable asset, and safety is out greatest responsibility. Mandatory drug testing and safety training is required for all new employees on site. Safety classes are provided through our training department and specific courses must be completed to achieve certain craft worker classifications and certifications.

SAFETY PLANNING: Our Safety Manager prepares a site-specific Safety Plan for each jobsite and monitors the enforcement of all safety protocols during construction.

SAFETY MINUTE: At each jobsite we have a daily “safety minute” with each crew member. Supervisors integrate specific safety tips related to the day’s work, so workers are focused on the tasks at hand.

SAFETY CHECKLIST: A safety checklist is completed weekly by the project team on each jobsite.


UNIT is dedicated to green building.  Working closely with clients and design consultants gives us the greatest opportunity to ensure an environmentally responsible construction process and we understand the impact that our work has on the environment and the communities we work in.

We preserve project sites by strictly adhering to federal, state and local regulations and compliance requirements. We reduce energy usage by enhancing the efficiency of building systems and incorporating renewable energy sources. We prevent indoor air pollution with strategic material selection.

Our recent construction experience includes:

  • LEED gold and silver facilities
  • Five and Six-Star Energy Rated Facilities
  • Wind Turbines
  • Solar Energy
  • Living Buildings