Here are a few of the KLEBS team members who strive every day to deliver on our company mission of “People First.”
President / Chief Executive Officer
Mike Klebs has been working in the mechanical construction industry since 1990. An active participant in the construction industry, Mike utilizes his 30+ 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 well-rounded business experience and has held positions ranging from Board Chairman, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Preconstruction Manager, Division Manager, Construction Manager, and Senior Estimator.
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 non-profit private school construction renovation projects as the owner’s representative.
Heath Martin, PMP
Senior Vice-President / Chief Operating Officer
Heath has worked full time in the construction industry since 1992, following an active duty tour with the U.S. Navy. His experience is broad ranging, including large civil works projects, marine structures, vertical and specialty projects, oilfield, power generation and telecommunications.
Heath has held positions in the industry including President, Vice President, Division Manager, Senior Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Senior Estimator. He is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Professional Project Manager, recognized the world over as the gold standard in project management.
Heath is very much involved in community outreach, serving as either a director or officer on four non-profit boards serving Alaska.
Jason Lee is a dedicated professional with natural leadership abilities — and over 18 years of construction experience. He has worked as a Project Manager, Estimator, Foreman, Journeyman Plumber, and Plumbing Laborer. He has experience in all aspects of construction with a specific focus on mechanical plumbing and HVAC.
Jason spends his days reading blueprints and turning all the drawings and dimensions into workable information for the rest of the team. He enjoys spending time with his family and clearing his mind with a good work out at the gym or on a mountain top looking for game.
Stephen McElroy brings over 15 years of construction experience to the team. In KLEBS’ Preconstruction department, Stephen is responsible for project estimating, contract negotiation, planning project logistics, developing project schedules, prefabrication plans and project management plans prior to construction.
Prior to working as an Estimator/Project Manager at KLEBS Mechanical, Stephen worked as a journeyman sheet-metal mechanic, superintendent, foreman, and fabricator in the sheet metal and HVAC fields. In these positions Stephen performed material take-offs, submittal verification, purchasing, scheduling, project management and quality control, as well as fabrication and installations. His experience includes construction of new installations, renovations, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems for a wide variety of projects ranging from single family homes to large commercial projects, such as schools, hotels, hospitals and industrial aircraft hangers in both urban and rural Alaskan communities.
Michael Hunsicker is a dedicated professional with natural leadership abilities and over nine years of construction experience. He has worked as a general construction laborer, estimator, quality controller and a project engineer. Michael is currently a project manager at KLEBS Mechanical, Inc.
As a project manager Michael is responsible for negotiating contracts, change orders, and discounts for clients. He develops work teams and assigns personnel to projects. Michael monitors overall job performance by tracking labor and material costs and adjusting schedules and performance as necessary to achieve budgeted goals.
Brandon Muller is an experienced and driven project manager with over twelve years of construction experience.He has worked as a general laborer, heavy equipment operator, quality controller and a project engineer.Brandon has a proven track record of successfully managing simultaneous projects from concept to fruition. Additionally, he has the capability to direct project-wide operations, administer budgets, negotiate contracts, control expenses, all while boosting efficiency and productivity.
Gabrielle Bauer is an accountant with 20+ years’ experience working in construction. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She routinely handles payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable and provides support to the various commercial and residential departments.
When Gabrielle isn’t busy being a professional, she can be found hanging out with family or friends where she can be her usual sarcastic, quirky self. She is an avid reader, watcher of all things zombie related, and obsessed with making ridiculously long to-do lists.
Michele Mattson brings multiple years of experience creating and implementing processes, working to determine the best win/win with employees and customers and her own special sauce to getting projects accomplished. She recently joined the KLEBS Mechanical team and is enjoying being able to dive head first into projects to assist the team with efficiencies to allow for a more consistent end result for all parties involved.
When she isn’t working she enjoys spending her time reading, re-working the household budget and collecting Fiestaware.
Gary Klebs was born and raised in Wisconsin, but has called Alaska his home for over four decades. Gary started working in the construction industry in 1970, in the sheet metal trade apprenticeship program. He worked his way through his apprenticeship and obtained his journey worker’s license. Upon becoming a Foreman, and later a Shop Superintendent, Gary moved to Alaska and was quickly hired into estimating and then into a General Manager position at a local Anchorage mechanical business in 1981.
When the economy crashed, Gary started KLEBS Mechanical as a small sheet metal installation and metal fabrication business in 1986. He served as President and CEO of KLEBS, leading them forward for 30 years, developing it into the multi-faceted plumbing, pipe fitting, heating, air conditioning, and sheet metal fabrication company that we are today.
Gary built KLEBS into a family oriented business that reflected the values of candor, teamwork, ingenuity and integrity that he himself learned while performing the work from his garage startup company. Under Gary’s leadership, KLEBS has given back to the community in many ways through donations to local charities and religious organizations and supporting the community actively through sponsorship of various local sports teams – including the now defunct Alaska Aces professional hockey organization.
Gary’s knowledge, education, and involvement in the construction industry are deep rooted. He was one of the founding members of the Associated Builders & Contractors of Alaska Chapter. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for ABC of Alaska Chapter. He is a past board member of the Municipality of Anchorage Building Board of Appeals. Gary is currently serving on the Associated General Contractors of Alaska Chapter Board of Directors, and was recently positioned on the Executive Board. Gary’s favorite pastimes include fishing, hunting, time at the cabin with his family, and building weasel track vehicles in his personal shop.