About Us

About Us

Mission Statement

As a full service general contracting firm, Drake Construction seeks to hire qualified professionals in order to complete projects that exceed client expectations. Drake Construction promotes safety and is committed to timeliness and professionalism.

Capabilities

Drake Construction, Inc. is a general contracting firm with over 40 years experience in all phases of construction including civil, underground utility, commercial building, pile foundations, demolition, aggregate mining operations and barging.

History

In 1968, Wayne Drake founded Wayne Drake General Contractor (WDGC) in North Bend, OR. The company started as a general contracting firm which specialized in custom home building and concrete work. Wayne eventually moved the company into the commercial building and site preparation arena as well as subdivision development. In 1982 Wayne brought WDGC to Alaska and based the operation in Kotzebue, AK. Quickly learning the new arctic environment Wayne was instrumental in expanding the company to include pile foundation installation, building demolition, building raising and moving, and barging  capabilities.

In order to better serve it’s growing list of clients and customers, Wayne Drake General Contractor restructured in 2001 from a sole proprietor into two corporate companies, Drake Construction, Inc. and Drake Investments, LLC. Drake Construction, Inc. is a full service general and subcontractor, while Drake Investments, LLC handles equipment rental and barge charter services in northwest Alaska.

In 2006, after 38 years of overseeing the Drake companies, Wayne J. Drake retired and passed the reins on to his son Toby W. Drake. The second generation family company continues to provide quality construction services while keeping an eye on the ever changing world of construction technology. Drake Construction is committed to exploring and utilizing new-found technology to help customers reach their goals.