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Keep every commitment: Nick Ringstad Owner of 3-Tier Alaska (Fairbanks, AK), a firm that specializes in land surveying and civil engineering in the interior of Alaska.


I n 2018, Ringstad took over 3-Tier Alaska, a professional land surveying and civil engineering company which was founded in the early 1980s by his dad, Jim Ringstad. Then, in early 2021, 3-Tier joined forces with Travis/Peterson Environmental Consulting in a merger that strengthens the combined company’s environmental engineering and land use services. “It comes down to keeping every commitment, no matter how big or small,” Ringstad says. “This means sending a follow-up email by the time we said we’d send it, finishing the job by the date we committed to at the start of the project, completing project milestones on time along the way, and staying within budget. We have a high-quality bar for the work we deliver, and our clients depend on that.” A CONVERSATION WITH NICK RINGSTAD. The Zweig Letter: What’s the arrangement set up behind the recent merger and what was the impetus behind the move?

Nick Ringstad: Through the deal, Travis/Peterson is now a division of 3-Tier Alaska, and will maintain its offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks. The whole Travis/Peterson team is staying on as part of the newly-combined company. The main driver for the deal was the opportunity for 3-Tier Alaska to expand on the services we’re able to offer our land use clients. The environmental engineering services that Travis/Peterson provides are a great complement to 3-Tier Alaska’s civil engineering and land surveying services. In fact, we’re seeing almost immediate benefit to the business in cross-selling and shared work. TZL: How much time do you spend working “in the business” rather than “on the business?” NR: The majority of my time is spent on the business, managing our operations with an eye on growing and scaling. Focusing my energy there has been key to our growth over the past three years.


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