Sarah Lefebvre was raised in Montana and moved to Alaska as a young military wife. After working in retail, insurance, and accounting, she discovered a passion for the construction industry, and has now been with Exclusive Paving for 19 years. She has held many roles in the company, and was a part owner for five years until the Colaska acquisition. University Redi-Mix was acquired in 2006, giving Sarah expanded experience in construction materials.
Sarah serves on the CIPF Board, the State of Alaska Worker’s Compensation Board, and is active in the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, chairing the Transportation Infrastructure Committee. She enjoys biking (summer and winter), cross country skiing, snowmachining, hunting, fishing and anything else outdoors. Otherwise, if not in the kitchen, she is likely to be found behind a book or whatever reading material is within reach.
Sarah’s son, Brandon, lives in Montana with his wife and children, and her daughter, Jenifer, lives in Fairbanks with her husband.
STG Pacific, LLC
Brian began his career in construction early, working summers with a local contractor in his hometown of Reedsport, Oregon, in the ’80s. After a few years of college, Brian started an apprenticeship with the Carpenters Union and won the Oregon Apprenticeship Contest upon journeying out in 1992. Brian represented Oregon later that year at the International Apprenticeship Competition. Armed with confidence, a set of tools and a Journeyman’s card Brian sailed a small boat he refitted from Portland, Oregon to Hawaii and hired on with Kiewit working on building and civil projects while climbing the through the ranks to Operations Manager for the building group. In 2006 the tug of the ocean and a young family led Brian back to sailing for a couple years in the Caribbean traveling as far south as Grenada. In 2008 Brian returned to the US, sold the family boat and moved to Alaska ending the “tropical” chapter and starting the Alaska adventure. Brian returned to work and started working with CH2M Hill in their federal design-build group and later in program management roles on notable projects including Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline, AK LNG, Anchorage Port Modernization, and Point Thompson project.
Brian is currently the President of STG Pacific and Brice Builders for the Calista family of companies, and serving his 8th year on the AGC Board of Directors. Brian looks forward to being AGC’s Executive Board Treasurer for 2020.
Marcus was born and raised in Southeast Alaska and moved to Fairbanks to pursue his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. During summer breaks he worked for the Brice family starting in 2004 on remote
projects throughout Alaska. After graduation, Marcus continued his employment with Brice Incorporated holding positions of project engineer, superintendent and project manager.
In 2014 Marcus became the manager of Brice’s construction division. Marcus holds
professional registrations as a civil and environmental engineer and serves on the UAF Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board. He is passionate about promoting the construction industry, education, and the opportunities the industry affords its workforce.
He continues to call Fairbanks home along with his wife, Jodee and their two sons, Owen and Rylan.
F & W Construction Co., Inc.
Saigen Harris is a lifelong Alaskan who began her path in construction studying construction management at the University of Northern Iowa; missing the mountains and family back home, Saigen came back to Alaska and graduated from University of Alaska, Anchorage in 2012. She began her career at STG, Inc. as Executive Assistant, her knack for organization and project planning promoted her to a project management position in less than three years. In 2016, she went to work for F&W Construction Company as project manager where she not only manages projects, but manages company wide safety and quality control programs, proposals, and marketing.
Saigen’s involvement with AGC began in high school, participating in AGC National scholarship opportunities and conferences. This involvement sparked her desire to form the AGC of Alaska Construction Leadership Council in 2014. Since the formation of Alaska’s CLC, Saigen participated as a Steering Committee Member for the AGC National Construction Leadership Council. Saigen currently serves as a member of the AGC National Business Development Forum and is an active Board Member for AGC of Alaska.
Saigen enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband Nathan, daughter Magnolia, and their two dogs Monty and Maxwell.
ChemTrack Alaska, Inc.
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Anchorage Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.
Dave Johnson is from Chicago, Illinois, but says please don’t hold it against him. Dave’s construction career began when he was 16 years old framing houses. Through college Dave worked at a remodeling company while living and working on a horse farm in exchange for rent. After college Dave began in the redi-mix concrete industry at the bottom chipping out mixer trucks. He eventually rose into sales, then quality control, and eventually operations. In 2005, Dave moved to Anchorage, Alaska to be the cement salesman for Alaska Basic Industries, the cement division of Anchorage Sand & Gravel (AS&G). Within a few years Dave became the sales manager at AS&G, a position he holds today. Dave has been active at AGC since arriving in Alaska. He has served on many committees, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Board. When Dave is not working, he enjoys the three basic Alaska activities fishing, hunting, and hiking.
KLEBS Mechanical, Inc.
Immediate Past President
Gary Klebs was born in Wisconsin, but has called Alaska his home for over four decades. Gary started working in the construction industry in 1981, working his way up from an entry level position to General Manager. Gary started KLEBS as a one man truck and metal fabrication business in 1986. He has been at the helm of KLEBS leading them forward in growth for the past 26 years to the multi-faceted company that they are today. Gary's roots in the industry and education run deep. He is one of the founders of the Associated Builders & Contractors of Alaska. He is also the past President of the Board of Directors for the ABC of Alaska of which Klebs is a current member. Gary has a vision for KLEBS to continue to grow and flourish as a family business that reflects the original values of candor, teamwork, ingenuity and integrity that he originally brought to his one-man operation. Under Gary's direction KLEBS has moved forward in supporting the community through sponsorship of various local athletic teams including the Aces. KLEBS also encourages volunteering among the staff. Gary is married and has three children: Matt, Mike and Amy. Gary's favorite pastimes outside of growing KLEBS into an industry leader include fishing, time at the cabin with his family and occasionally flying his plane.