Thirty-five years of construction experience in remote sites in Alaska has given Dave Cruz no shortage of stories to tell. He worked on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and helped build the oilfields at Prudhoe Bay. Then he and his wife, Dana, started Cruz Construction, which under the umbrella of Cruz Companies, has grown to be one of the largest in Alaska.
Alaska has the toughest winter weather in the United States; and Fairbanks “enjoys” one of the more unforgiving climates in the state. Temperatures there can drop below minus fifty degrees in winter and soar above one hundred degrees in the summer.