Business Profile: CCI Inc.

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Name of the company: CCI Inc.

Established: 1989

Location: 800 Cordova St., Suite 102, Anchorage

Telephone: 907-258-5755

Web site:

Major focus of services: CCI Inc. provides construction services including new construction, improvements and maintenance. The company also handles environmental services like spill response, remediation, site assessment and asbestos abatement.

History of the company: CCI was founded in Fairbanks and in 1992 started handling work at Prudhoe Bay for oil companies. Through 1998 that oil field focus contributed to a majority of CCI’s business.

Bristol Bay Native Corp. purchased the company in January 1998. CCI then diversified its services to other industry sectors.

CCI has worked for federal, state and private clients. The company has provided workers for major cleanup projects including a spill from the freighter M/V Kuroshima at Dutch Harbor, Alaska Railroad spills and a gunshot-triggered spill on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline last year. CCI also has contracts with BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. and Alaska Clean Seas for work on the North Slope.

The company employs an average of 60 full-time staff members, and peak employment can reach 120 workers.

CCI recorded its best year in sales and earnings for its fiscal year that ended last March. This year CCI expects to exceed that tally, said Mark Hylen, president and chief executive.

In addition to its Anchorage and Prudhoe Bay offices, CCI opened an office in Tukwila, Wash., last fall in an effort to pursue Pacific Northwest work and reach Seattle-based government offices handling Alaska work.

In the last two years, CCI has helped develop a sister company, Kakivik Asset Management LLC, which handles oil field inspection contracts for Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. and Phillips Alaska Inc. at Kuparuk. Kakivik is also owned by engineering firm CH2M Hill.

Top accomplishment of the company: CCI President Hylen cites his company’s Alaska Native hire record, which was 28 percent of the total work force in 2001. As a subsidiary of BBNC, the firm also aims to hire shareholders of the Native corporation.

Major player: Mark Hylen, president and chief executive, CCI.

Hylen, who was born and raised in Alaska, spent summers between 1992 and 1994 working for CCI as a field laborer. In 1995 he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He returned to CCI to work as a business manager based in Fairbanks and was later appointed general manger. Hylen was chosen president and chief executive in late 2001.

-- Nancy Pounds

01/27/2002 - 8:00pm