North Wind Companies

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North Wind Group


North Wind Group companies (North Wind) are small business leaders in the environmental, engineering, construction, and technical consulting industries. Our wide-ranging capabilities allow us to self-perform nearly all aspects of any given work scope, providing our customers with significant cost savings. North Wind Group is a government contracting holding entity that includes eleven subsidiary companies: North Wind Inc., North Wind Services, North Wind Resource Consulting, North Wind Construction Services, North Wind Solutions, North Wind Site Services, North Wind Infrastructure and Technology, North Wind – Portage, Inc., Weldin Construction, LLC., Silver Mountain Construction, and ANC Research & Development.  The North Wind companies share the same proven corporate infrastructure that has been in place for more than 20 years. This group of companies provides significant flexibility and diversity, enabling us to effectively meet and exceed customer requirements and expectations.

North Wind, Inc. was founded in 1997 as an environmental engineering and earth sciences consulting and management firm with its corporate office located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. On January 1, 2010, North Wind, Inc. was purchased by Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC).

Today, North Wind has grown to a group of companies with more than a thirty offices nationwide and a staff of more than 1,000 engineers, scientists, construction personnel, and other professionals.

Through our ANC status, North Wind 8(a) companies can receive sole source contracts up to $22M, providing our clients with a streamlined avenue to robust capabilities. Subcontracts awarded to North Wind companies under a Federal contract can also be counted towards a Prime Contractor’s small business goals.

Visit the Work With Us page to learn more about sole source contracting.

By choosing North Wind, our clients not only receive unparalleled service with the rigor of a large business infrastructure, but we help them achieve their small business goals. Our clients also benefit from mature capabilities, such as:

  • $100M+ bonding capacity
  • Experience Modification Rating (EMR) = 0.74
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) based project management systems
  • DCAA-approved Deltek CostPoint system
  • QA Program compliance with ISO 9001 and ASME NQA-1

North Wind has been recognized as a top performing company. North Wind Group received the 2016 Silver Business Achievement Award from the Environmental Business JournalEngineering News Record and Inc. magazine have both included North Wind multiple times as a “Top Environmental Firm” in their annual listings of the nation’s top companies. North Wind has also received the Merrill C. Smith Award recognizing the company’s service to veterans, the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for the company’s commitment to ethical business practices and support for the community, the Small Business Administration’s Subcontractor of the Year Award and Administrators Award of Excellence, and the Department of Energy’s Protégé of the Year Award.

North Wind Strategic Leadership Retreat 2017

Front Row: Brent Brooks, Jade Dye, John Bukowski, Kim Kearney, Chris Leichtweis, Roy McKinney, Jace Fahnestock, Jim Furr
Second Row:Shenean Fisher, Jack MacRae, Britney Bair, Joe Wood, Brad Frazee, Brad Trost, Mark Swantko, Andy Henderson, Greg Razo
Third row: Brady Bigelow, Ray Peters, Anne Smith, Jeff Scott, Darin Craig, Kevin Redmond, Ken Valder, Harry Fugate, Debbie Morgan
Fourth Row: Ashley Greene, Jade Siddoway, John Beller, Cindy Burns, Jason Winkler, Brent Clark


North Wind, Inc. is an award-winning small business leader founded in 1997. It serves as North Wind Group’s legacy company with over 18 years of experience. North Wind, Inc., established the foundation for the infrastructure, procedures, and processes administered by North Wind Group companies today. Comprised of multidisciplinary engineers, scientists, and construction personnel and the platform processes such as the Certified-ready EVMS, procurement, and integrated baseline system , the company offers the full range of environmental services, waste management, construction, and demolition services. Headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, North Wind, Inc. operates across the U.S. to support Federal, State, and commercial customers and its sister subsidiaries. Its historical client base includes predominantly DOE, selected DoD agencies, and the commercial sector. North Wind, Inc. is a small disadvantaged business and Alaska Native Corporation.

DUNS: 799439658


North Wind Solutions is a Government contracting 8(a) small business with operations at military and civilian installations across the United States. The company’s focus is facilities operation and maintenance, waste management and radiological services, security control and force protection, and environmental services.

DUNS: 965502193

Incorporated in 2011, North Wind Resource Consulting’s core capabilities includes environmental documentation and permitting; natural and cultural resource surveys; wildlife and botanical expertise; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) technical services; historic and prehistoric surveys; environmental consultation such as Section 106 for cultural resources, Section 404 for wetlands, and Section 7 for endangered species); and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping capabilities. North Wind Resource Consulting maintains offices in Idaho Falls, ID, Phoenix, AZ (with client site offices at Fort Huachuca and Yuma Proving Ground, AZ), Pinedale, WY, and Alexandria, VA.  North Wind Resource Consulting is a certified 8(a) and small disadvantaged business.

DUNS: 965493575

North Wind Services is a high performing, low risk firm with the experience and qualifications to successfully manage and execute a wide range of technical services, including environmental investigation and restoration, construction, demolition, radioactive and hazardous waste management, public communication and involvement, information management, health and safety/industrial hygiene and emergency response/HAZMAT services.

DUNS: 603109161

North Wind Site Services is focused on providing environmental remediation services including remedial investigation, environmental restoration, and unexploded ordnance/military munitions remediation program services, and the related regulatory public involvement services.

DUNS: 078462910

North Wind Construction Services provides heavy civil construction services with special expertise in mine reclamation, repository construction and operation, landfill closures, and stream restoration. Operations began in northern Idaho, but have expanded to new regions including Las Vegas, Seattle and Oak Ridge. The Construction Services team is known for successful completion of projects in challenging conditions that are often in remote locations throughout the U.S. North Wind Construction Services is a certified 8(a) and small disadvantaged business.

DUNS: 965491041


North Wind Infrastructure & Technology (NWI&T) provides multidiscipline engineering, technical, management and professional services to federal, commercial and private sectors. Our mission is to provide our clients professional services utilizing innovative technologies and proven management systems.

DUNS: 080130091

Portage, Inc., is a technically diverse company providing consulting and project execution services to clients on their environmental, engineering, and infrastructure projects. Since its establishment in Idaho Falls in 1992, Portage has completed over $1.2 billion of projects focused primarily on investigations, remedial/response actions, and removal of radiological, hazardous, and toxic waste for federal, state, tribal, and local governments and private industry clients. Portage is ISO9001 certified and has an active NQA-1 compliant Quality Assurance Program. Portage is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with satellite offices throughout the country. On January 20, 2017, Portage, Inc., was acquired by North Wind Group.

DUNS: 838285914

Weldin Construction, LLC (WCL) is a multi-disciplinary construction company founded in 1991 specializing in commercial and industrial construction in remote locations with challenging logistical requirements. Weldin Construction has proven performance throughout the United States and the Pacific, including projects in Guam, Wake Island, and Johnston Atoll. Weldin is certified under the SBA HUBZone program with over 25 years of experience headquartered in Alaska with offices nationwide.

DUNS: 623517554

Since 2012, Silver Mountain has performed over $52 million in a variety of construction projects ranging from design-build to repair and renovation in a variety of locations. Silver Mountain manages both task order IDIQ contracts as well as competitive bid and sole source projects, including 100% design, design-build, demolition, facilities repair, DOD fuels systems, and new construction. Silver Mountain is a certified 8(a) small disadvantaged business headquartered in Alaska with offices nationwide.

DUNS: 078414295

Founded in 2005, ANC Research & Development, LLC (ANC R&D) is an Alaska Native owned Small Disadvantaged Business. ANC R&D has successfully served as the prime contractor on multiple Federal contracts. ANC R&D has provided Federal Government agencies with administrative support, engineering, information technology, program/project support, technical assistance, and a full range of civil construction and construction management capabilities. ANC R&D is headquartered in Colorado with offices nationwide.

DUNS: 602941655 (CO) and 800109436 (AK)
PRIMARY NAICS: 541715 (CO) and 236220 (AK)