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Who We Are

Founded in 1997, North Wind has grown to a group of companies that employ more than 2,000 professionals at 35+ offices across the continental U.S, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. Headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, North Wind is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC).


To be the nationwide leader in the environmental, engineering, facility operations, construction, IT/Cyber, and professional services industries providing creative and practical solutions to complex problems while delivering quality results safely, on time, on budget, every time.

Safety and

Safety and Sustainability

We are dedicated to the safety and welfare of our people, our clients, and our communities and to the sustainability of the environment.

Commitment to our People

Commitment to our People

We ensure job satisfaction by mentoring and empowering our employees, promoting diversity, and ensuring equity throughout the company.

Honesty and

Honesty and Reliability

We are credible and trustworthy professionals that instill confidence by honoring our agreements and commitments and acting with honesty. We are reliable in our dealings with employees, customers, and stakeholders.

Creativity and

Creativity and Inclusivity

We value the resourcefulness, innovation, and ingenuity of our employees. We embrace differences, listen to new ideas, and welcome different perspectives in order to foster innovation and enrich decision-making.

quality policy

North Wind is committed to providing the highest quality goods and services to our customers in a timely, cost-effective manner. We believe that quality is achieved through effective planning, control of operations, management and independent oversight, and process improvement. North Wind believes the foundation of the Quality Management System is built upon a culture where the primary objectives are customer focus, value, and quality improvement. All employees are expected to perform their responsibilities in accordance with the applicable Quality Management System requirements and strive for customer satisfaction and continual improvement.

Meet the Leadership Team



In 2010, North Wind was purchased by Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), an Alaska Native Corporation. CIRI is one of 12 land-based Alaska Native regional corporations created by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 and benefits Alaska Native people who had ties to the Cook Inlet region and beyond.

CIRI is proudly owned by more than 9,100 shareholders, many of which of Alaska Native descent. CIRI’s Alaska Native shareholders represent a rich and diverse heritage, representing all Alaska Native cultures and regions of Alaska. Since inception, CIRI has paid over $1 billion in distributions and dividends to shareholders.

CIRI’s mission is to promote the economic and social well-being and Alaska Native heritage of its shareholders, now and into the future, through prudent stewardship of the company’s resources, while furthering self-sufficiency among CIRI shareholders and their families.

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