Alaska Business Monthly’s Top 49ers Announced
Five Alaska Native corporations topped the list with gross 2009 revenues of more than $1 billion each
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska Business Monthly, in conjunction with the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, announced the Top 49 Alaskan-owned and -operated companies in the state, based on 2009 gross revenues.
Topping the charts for the 16th year was Arctic Slope Regional Corp. with gross revenues for 2009 of nearly $2 billion. Also topping the billion-dollar mark were Bristol Bay Native Corp., NANA Regional Corp. Inc., Chugach Alaska Corp. and Chenega Corp.
New to the listing, for the first time ever, were Three Bears Alaska Inc. and DOWL HKM. Three Bears placed 32nd with revenues of $111.25 million, and DOWL placed 49th with 2009 gross revenues of $55 million. The cutoff last year was $50.5 million.
These 49 companies brought in combined gross revenues of about $15 billion, and provided about 69,000 jobs worldwide and 24,000 in Alaska.
Native businesses total revenues were $10.8 billion, 73 percent of all revenue totals. They also provided 57,000 jobs worldwide and 15,000 in Alaska, about 83 percent of all jobs on the listing, and 61 percent of those employed in Alaska. Of the top 10, nine were Native corporations. Lynden, a multi-model transportation and logistics company, ranked seventh.
Of the 49 companies represented, 37 saw an increase of revenues. "These companies are still growing strong," said Jim Martin, Alaska Business Monthly president. "They have weathered the storm, and have come out on top, providing jobs, dividends and a host of other benefits to the Alaska and worldwide economies.
A complete list of the Top 49ers follows, and a complete TOP 49ers Special Section Directory with additonal information is available in our current issue on our website and at newstands:
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
Energy services, petroleum refining & marketing.
Rex Rock (Pres./CEO)
Bristol Bay Native Corp.
Jason Metrokin (Pres./CEO)
NANA Regional Corporation Inc.
Alaska Native Corporation
Marie N. Greene (Pres./CEO)
Chugach Alaska Corporation
Ed Herndon (CEO)
Charles W. Totemoff (CEO/Pres.)
Afognak Native Corp./Alutiiq
Richard M. Hobbs (Pres./CEO)
Multi-modal Transportation and Logistics.
Jim Jansen (CEO)
The Eyak Corporation
Alaska Native Corporation
Rod Worl (CEO)
Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation
Forrest "Deano" Olemaun (Pres./CEO)
Norman L. Phillips (Pres../CEO)
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
William B. Eckhardt (Pres.)
Chugach Electric Association Inc.
Retail and wholesale electric service within the Railbelt.
Bradley Evans (CEO)
Cape Fox Corporation
Federal Contracting, Hospitality and Real Estate.
Michael E. Brown (CEO)
Ken Johns (Pres./CEO)
The Wilson Agency LLC
Employee benefits, group insurance and wealth management.
Lon G. Wilson (Pres.)
Alaska Native Corporation.
Matthew Nicolai (Pres./CEO)
Natural resources, services, diversity solutions,
Chris E. McNeil (Pres./CEO)
Golden Valley Electric Association Inc.
Generates and distributes electricity.
Brian Newton (Pres./CEO)
Tyonek Native Corporation
Tom Harris (CEO)
Corporate and leisure travel management (USTravel)
Mark Eliason (Pres./CEO)
Bering Straits Native Corp.
Government contracting and construction.
Gail R Schubert (CEO)
First National Bank Alaska
Full service commercial bank.
D.H. Cuddy (Pres./Chairman)
Davis Constructors & Engineers Inc.
Commercial construction and design-build.
Josh Pepperd (Pres.)
The Aleut Corporation
Government contracting, oil and fuel storage
David Gillespie, CEO
Alaska Interstate Construction LLC (AIC)
Construction, mining, oil and gas.
Steve Percy (Pres.)
Alaska Native organization.
June Childress (Pres.)
Udelhoven Oilfield System Services Inc.
Oilfield services, construction management, electrical and mechanical system installation.
Jim Udelhoven (CEO)
Carlile Transportation Systems
Full-service transportation company.
Linda Leary (Pres.)
Peak Oilfield Service Co.
Alaska general contractor.
Mike O'Connor (Pres.)
Scheduled Passenger/Cargo services.
Bob Hajdukovich (Pres./CEO)
Alaska Regional Native Corporation
William Anderson, Jr. (Pres./CEO)
Three Bears Alaska Inc.
Retail grocery and general merchandise.
David A Weisz (President/CEO)
Neeser Construction Inc.
General contracting firm.
Jerry Neeser (Pres.)
Matanuska Electric Association Inc.
Joe Griffith (Gen. Mgr.)
Government contracting and tourism.
J.Gary Droubay (Pres./CEO)
The Tatitlek Corporation
Alaska Native Village Corporation.
Roy Totemoff (President & CEO)
Matanuska Telephone Association Inc.
Greg Berberich (CEO)
Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. and Alaska Affiliates
Joe Usibelli (Chairman)
Homer Electric Association Inc.
HEA is a member owned electric cooperative.
Brad Janorschke (Gen. Mgr.)
Construction Machinery Industrial LLC
Sells and services heavy equipment.
Ken Gerondale (Pres./CEO)
The Kuskokwim Corporation
Alaska Native Corporation.
Maver Carey (CEO)
Watterson Construction Co.
General building contractor.
Bill Watterson (Pres.)
Cook Inlet Region Inc.
CIRI is an ANC with diverse business interests.
Margaret L. Brown (Pres./CEO)
Full-service solid waste services and industrial supply with NAPA. Offshore logistics.
Mark Helmericks (Pres./CEO)
Peninsula Airways Inc.
Passenger, cargo and charter service.
Danny Seybert (Pres.)
Roger Hickel Contracting Inc.
General contractor - commercial and road work.
Mike Shaw (Pres.)
Commercial general contractor.
Michael J. Fall (Pres.)
The Superior Group Inc.
Full service mechanical and electrical contractor.
W. Michael Blake (Pres./Corp. Gen. Mgr.)
Civil engineering, planning and survey.
Stewart G. Osgood (Pres.)