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Key Personnel

Gary Klebs

Gary Klebs

President & CEO

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.

Mary Klebs

Mary Klebs

Chief Financial Officer

Mary Klebs came to Alaska from Northern Minnesota where she fueled her passion for cross country skiing and learned to enjoy summer boat rides and fishing trips. After graduating from college, she moved to Alaska and began her career in accounting. As Chief Financial Officer, Mary provides both operational and programmatic support to KLEBS. She is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. At the office, her energies are focused on overseeing the accounting staff, managing cash flow and maintaining relationships with bankers, insurance agents, auditors and tax authorities. She is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state reporting standards. The CFO partners with the President and the management team to prioritize goals, and is involved in strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding. She and the rest of the KLEBS team provide leadership by strengthening communication at all levels within the organization, promoting a positive and supportive work environment.

Mike Klebs

Mike Klebs

Mike Klebs has been working in the mechanical construction industry since 1990. His employers have been large and highly skilled mechanical contractors, performing work throughout the State of Alaska, as well as numerous Islands in the South Pacific. An active participant in the construction industry, Mike utilizes his 25 years of construction and mechanical industry experience to further KLEBS Mechanical’s vision of putting “people first," by using integrity, commitment and enthusiasm to build up employees, the community and the industry. Mike has vast experience in preconstruction services, GMP, design-build and design-bid-build projects for a wide range of clients. These includ: the U S Army Corps of Engineers, federal and state agencies, private corporations such as large retailers (Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Fred Meyer), Alaskan Native corporations, major hospital and medical companies in Alaska (Alaska Regional Hospital, Providence Alaska, Mat Su Medical Center) and oil field companies (BP, Conoco Phillips). Mike has the experience and skills to ensure complete client satisfaction and project success.

Projects that Mike has estimated and managed include: assisted living facilities, major hospital renovations, military complexes, fueling facilities, grocery stores, low rise and high rise office buildings, retail stores, big box stores, schools, aircraft hangars, vehicle sales, storage, and repair facilities, housing complexes, LEED, green, and renewable energy type buildings and remote work from Alaska’s North Slope to the Aleutian Islands. Mike has well-rounded business experience and has held positions ranging from Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Division Manager, and Construction Manager, to Estimator, Project Manager, Field Supervisor and Purchasing Agent. With State of Alaska Mechanical Administrator’s licenses in both sheet metal and plumbing, Mike has direct knowledge and experience in current technologies in sheet metal, HVAC, plumbing, heating and cooling systems.

In 2007, Mike was voted as one of “Alaska’s Top 40 Under 40” Professionals by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Mike has volunteered time and talent on non-profit boards, chaired committees, organized and operated a children’s camp and worked on church construction renovation projects as the owner’s representative. You can count on Mike’s experience, work ethic and solutions-oriented ideas to provide your facility with the best systems and solutions to accomplish your project goals.

Tom Even

Tom Even

Estimating Manager

Tom joined KLEBS over 15 years ago after retiring from the military. His technical expertise and leadership skills have led to countless successful projects and helped build long term client relationships. His dedication and loyalty to KLEBS not only prove his exceptional character, but also KLEBS' commitment to retaining quality personnel for the long term. Over the past 15 years, Tom has contributed to the success of countless jobs. He was instrumental in the success of the FY02 whole barracks renewal project on Ft Richardson (Now JBER), the Anchorage Rental Car Care Center, the Brother Francis Shelter D/B Construction project, the APIA Office Building, the F-22 Jet Engine facility and the Kendall Auto Mall design/build construction project. His experience is evident in every project he is a part of. He has the ability to identify milestones and critical components of each project, and then develop and execute a plan for ensured success. Tom has lived in Alaska for over 21 years and is extremely knowledgeable of Alaskan construction challenges and conditions.

Randy Switzer

Randy Switzer

Plumbing Supervisor

Randy Switzer began working for Kleb's Mechanical in 2006. He previously owned his own plumbing business for several years prior to that. He joined Kleb's Mechanical with his prestigious credentials as foreman to the Commercial Division Plumbing Supervisor. In July of 2009, he began work as Project Manager, overseeing various important projects from start to finish. Some recent projects completed under his supervision include Sam's Club, Texas Roadhouse and three different school boiler replacements and remodels in Alaska. Impressively, many of these projects had concurrent schedules.

On the job, Randy always makes decisions with the company's best interest and the project in mind. He is capable of finishing difficult projects while simultaneously building long lasting relationships with his clients, who know they can count on Randy to handle the job. Not only that, Randy's job requires a high degree of seriousness that motivates his team to be accountable and regard safety in the utmost level. However, Randy has been known to crack a joke from time to time to show some comical aspect of his disposition. Randy acts as a motivator and mentor to his crews, demands performance and is known to be a tough cookie, but that we believe, is also a hallmark of a good coach. He does it professionally and with integrity while gaining respect and admiration. His various crews and projects in which he oversees simultaneously know they can rely on him within the many facets that Randy manages daily.

Shannon Massey

Shannon Massey

Sheet Metal Supervisor

Shannon Massey began working for Kleb's Mechanical in 2000. Prior to that, he served in the United States Air Force as a Journeyman Staff Sergeant in 1992-2000. During his time at Kleb’s Mechanical, Shannon has consistently strove for perfection in his work – from being on time and ready for work, to completing tasks in a timely fashion, to finishing entire projects on time and under budget as a foreman, he is truly dependable.

As Sheet Metal Supervisor – over various projects, he is always taking his abilities to the next level. He has gained immeasurable respect from apprentices, general contractors, to building owners and even other trades. His professionalism and dedication to a job well done is displayed and voiced every day. While he is clearly dedicated to his work, he is still able to prioritize his family life. Shannon makes it a requirement to attend his children's youth sports and loves hockey! Vacation time and quality time with his family is an absolute must, and he juggles all of these responsibilities while keeping his family isolated from the stresses of his job. In summation, Shannon can handle any job given to him. He is a true leader – not only within the company, but for the entire construction industry. He exemplifies all that a craft professional should be not only by the quality of his work, but by his dedication to his craft, the industry and to the apprentices that will be the future of the industry. All this done while keeping family his priority makes you ponder how much heart a person must have to dedicate himself to this magnitude.

Bill Fischer

Bill Fischer

Residential Sales Manager

Bill Fischer started with KLEBS in 2005 as a comfort advisor. He pursued his own business as a certified energy rater for several years, recently rejoining our team to become the Residential Sales Manager for the company. Bill’s experience as a certified energy rater brings a wealth of knowledge to our team and gives us the ability to look at the comfort system as it works within the entire building envelope. Bill leads the sales team, builds relationships with our partners and provides a critical role to the marketing and customer service programs of the company. Bill is excited to be a part of a growing organization and hopes to make a difference in the lives of those he leads. He also enjoys working directly with our customers, guiding them to the best options for reducing energy and increasing comfort. Bill enjoys camping, fishing, and the occasional round of golf, all with the company of family and friends.