Colville Inc.: they arrived at Prudhoe Bay, even before the pipeline.[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
Serving Alaska's North Slope North Slope, Alaska: see Alaska North Slope. with a collection of varied support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services , Prudhoe Bay-based Colville Inc. operates across the sweeping landscape of Alaska's extreme north--literally the top of the world. It's familiar ground for company President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Mark Helmericks, who became sole owner in March 2006. The Helmericks name has a long history in the Arctic regions, with historical family ties to the development of what is today the modern Prudhoe Bay Prudhoe Bay, inlet of the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean, N Alaska, in the Alaska North Slope region, east of the Colville River delta. In 1968 one of the largest oil reserves in North America was discovered in Prudhoe Bay. infrastructure.
Colville, in early form, started in the 1950s, first as pioneer Bush pilot Bud Helmericks' Arctic Tern Arctic tern
Tern species (Sterna paradisaea) that makes the longest annual migration of any bird. It breeds in the southerly reaches of the Arctic and winters in the Antarctic, making its migration a round-trip of nearly 22,000 mi (over 35,000 km). Fish & Freight Co., and eventually evolving to serve the oil-field operators as oil expansion grew. The operation added fuel services and then expanded into serving as an industrial supplier. Today, Colville Inc. is the parent company to several business units, including (beyond its fuel services), a waste-management service, a full-service industrial supply center, and even the general store/post office. It's a wide array of service sectors for a company that specializes in supporting streamlined business operations Business operations are those activities involved in the running of a business for the purpose of producing value for the stakeholders. Compare business processes. The outcome of business operations is the harvesting of value from assets in the challenging environment of the North Slope. Aiming high--both in latitude and quality of service--Colville Inc. proclaims its intent across the top of the company Web site (www.colvilleinc.com): "World Class Service at The Top of the World!"
"Together, these entities provide essential supplies and services across the entire North Slope, including the supply and delivery of fuel, solid-waste-management services, industrial supplies, hardware, parts, tools, contract services and general store supplies," according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the company Web site.
Incorporated in 1981, the company has 80 employees, with 49 in Alaska. Reporting its 2006 revenue as $49.7 million, Colville Inc. saw a 28 percent increase from 2005 revenue figures. The company operates from two primary locations in Prudhoe Bay.
PRUDHOE BAY GENERAL STORE
Colville Inc. acquired the Prudhoe Bay General Store and Post Office--an institution with a long and colorful history--and moved it to the Brooks Range Brooks Range, mountain chain, northernmost part of the Rocky Mts., extending about 600 mi (970 km) from east to west across N Alaska. Mt. Chamberlin, 9,020 ft (2,749 m) high, near the Canadian border, is the highest peak. Supply facility, creating what's been monikered the "Colville Mini-Mall." The busy site serves as the one-stop shop One-Stop Shop
A company or a location that offers a multitude of services to a client or a customer. The idea is to provide convenient and efficient service and also to create the opportunity for the company to sell more products to clients and customers. for visitors and workers on the North Slope, serving up everything from local news and history to custom-fit arctic gear. The store Web site (http://www.colvilleinc.com/ store.html) does a similar job, serving double duty both advertising goods and providing links to curious local history, including the "real story" about how Deadhorse got its name and a first-hand historical narrative of the development of the Prudhoe Bay General Store and post office.
BROOKS RANGE SUPPLY
Serving the North Slope with industrial and oilfield supplies for 20 years now, Brooks Range Supply operates as a company subsidiary along the themes, Remember, if we don't have it, we can get it for you!" and "Your Source on the Slope." The company supply list includes everything an operator on the North Slope might need: from office supplies Office supplies is the generic term that refers to all supplies regularly used in offices by businesses and other organizations, from private citizens to governments, who works with the collection, refinement, and output of information (colloquially referred to as "paper work"). to steel. Housing the NAPA Industrial Supply Store, General Store and post office, Brooks Range Supply maintains a large and constant inventory for immediate service to its far-flung customers.
COLVILLE SOLID-WASTE SERVICE
Through its waste-management business unit, Colville provides three categories of service across the North Slope region: municipal solid waste “Municipal waste” redirects here. For other uses, see Municipal waste (disambiguation).
Municipal solid waste (MSW) is a waste type that includes predominantly household waste (domestic waste) with sometimes the addition of commercial wastes collected by a , construction debris and recyclables. The company serves the Western and Dalton service areas. The Western area includes Kuparuk, Alpine, NPR-A west to the Ikpikpuk River, and the coastal waters up to 3 miles offshore of those regions, according to the company. The Dalton area ranges from Prudhoe Bay south to Atigun Pass Atigun Pass (el. 1415 m./4643 ft.) is a high mountain pass across the Brooks Range in Alaska. While famous among bush pilots for difficulty of crossing the pass with small planes (Anaktuvuk Pass is favored as the safer flying route), it is the only pass in the Brooks Range that is .
Colville Inc. has a long-term history of supplying and delivering bulk fuel across the North Slope, both for industrial and village clients. The company also serves aviation and jet fuels and has the top-of-the-world distinction of operating the northernmost gas station on the Alaska highway.
Tracing its lineage to the early days of Prudhoe Day development and prior, Colville points to its experienced labor force as a key competitive edge. From early day Alaskan pioneers to modern-day technologists and business leaders, the Colville work force includes management and front-line employees who are well-grounded in the realities of far-North Alaska operations and global oil economies. Helmericks himself grew up on a homestead near the Village of Nuiqsut. He is Alaska's first Native-born Rhodes Scholar, holding a bachelor's degree in geology from Harvard and master's degree in economics from Oxford. He staffs his executive ranks with a similar intensity of experience and expertise.
Doug Clinton, vice president of administration, is a 33-year Alaskan, retired Air Force colonel, and previous senior program manager for an Alaska Native corporation in Washington, D.C. Clinton also worked as Colville's health, safety and environmental manager and led the company in meeting BP's Environmental Management System (EMS) certification requirements. Rick Hofreiter, vice president of operations, oversees daily operations, is considered the "go-to" source for Colville, and first started in the company's fuel division.
"Rick is a wonderful combination of North Slope experience, encyclopedic en·cy·clo·pe·dic
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an encyclopedia.
2. Embracing many subjects; comprehensive: "an ignorance almost as encyclopedic as his erudition" knowledge of the oil field, and good humored integrity," Helmericks commented in announcing the appointment earlier this year.
Finally, Becky Gay, vice president of business development, is a familiar Alaska name. She has served as executive director and lobbyist for the Resource Development Council, ANWR ANWR Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska, USA) coordinator for former Gov. Wally Hickel, a legislative aide for Rep. John Harris, and also worked for the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA AIDEA Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority ) and the Alaska Energy Authority.
Position This Year: 47 Position Last Year: N/A 2006 Revenues: $49.70 Million Alaska Employees: 80 Worldwide Employees: 80