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.

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Today, North Wind has grown to a group of companies with more than thirty offices nationwide and a staff of more than 1,250 engineers, scientists, construction personnel, and other professionals.

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).

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.

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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:

  • $350M bonding capacity
  • Experience Modification Rating (EMR) = 0.71
  • 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.

Christopher (Chris) Leichtweis: President and CEO of North Wind Group.