Here is what Amber said about Straight Ahead Construction

“We were very happy with the bathroom remodel Straight Ahead construction did for us. The bathroom turned out beautifully. It was done on time, and within budget. We hope to hire them again for future projects”

– Amber Lincoln Fairbanks, Alaska

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Here is what Travis had to say about hiring Straight Ahead Construction LLC

“Mike and his crew were simply excellent to work with and I couldn’t be happier with the job they did. I had a somewhat unique construction need where I wanted to do much of the work on a home addition myself and on my timeline but needed professional help for some of the more involved and consequential tasks. Mike was very willing to work with me and accommodate my desires. When unexpected issues arose, as they always do with a renovation, Mike and his crew identified creative solutions and then worked with me to determine which one best suited my needs. Extremely knowledgeable, professional, and competent, yet always willing to learn from and investigate new options, Mike was a true pleasure to work with.  Plus, everyone I interacted with at Straight Ahead Construction were genuinely nice people… exactly the type of folks I look forward to doing business with again. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.”

Travis Booms Fairbanks, Alaska

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Contact Straight Ahead Construction LLC, a Fairbanks, Alaska cotractor, at (907)978-3344 or here

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What Jeff says about Straight Ahead Construction’s work

I echo all of the positive testimonials supporting Mike Knoche and Straight Ahead Construction: quality craftsmanship, good listener and communicator, friendly and consistent, quick, creative, straight forward, and a capable, caring contractor.  Mike earned all these accolades the old-fashioned way: he’s a damn hard worker who takes his craft seriously and listens to his clients.

My wife and I were preparing to sell our house and Mike helped us with several projects.  In addition to small pre-emptive upgrades (drywall repair, new trim, interior painting, and more), Mike was a godsend after we received the engineer’s report that required a major project on the home’s pad and post foundation.  With the pressure of a looming closing date and a labor-intensive project in the cramped crawl space under the house, Mike and his crew came through for us quickly, carefully, and professionally.  
Highly recommended.”
Jeff Stepp Ester, Alaska
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Jeremy and Dianna’s review of Fairbanks Alaska contractor and bathroom remodel

“Mike and the crew from Straight Ahead Construction did a bathroom remodel for me.  Our bathroom is on the small side and Mike put a lot of thought in how to maximize the usable space that we have.  The final result has been great and it really does feel like a bigger bathroom becasue of the thought put into the layout.  The crew was efficient, professional and did an outstanding job.  I would recommend them to anyone, particularly for custom jobs where you need a professionals advise.” 

– Jeremy Douse and Dianna Lienberger

Learn more about Straight Ahead Construction LLC on our website or on Facebook.



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Post and pad foundation replacement on permafrost in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Like many cabins and homes in Fairbanks built by rushed homeowners, attention to the foundation detail was lacking on this one.  Attention owner/ builders: when your friend’s advice is to take your time and do your foundation correctly do it!

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The problem here was many fold. Each length of bean were three separate pieces poorly tied together with small nail plates on one side. The floor joists were not continuous either and butted together on the center beam underneath which adds to the complexity of replacing the beam.

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We took steel I beams and prepped them for placement underneath.

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I beams were placed on cribs we built underneath.

Tell your people that we adjust and/or level homes on poor foundations in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Please contact us for an estimate at (907) 978-3344, on Facebook, or on G+.

Kitchen remodel for non comforming space

This Cripple Creek habin (house/cabin or cabin with running water) needed a little makeover starting with chopping out this log beam.  We were not sure what it was doing there to begin with.

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We also eliminated the walk through into the smaller area beside the existing kitchen so it would add to the kitchen footprint.  The wall was replaced with two doug fir posts and a doug fir glulam.


Looking the other direction, this photo was taken just after the beam was removed from above.

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DSC00285In this final photo we are looking into the added space from above that has had some color splashed on the wall. This one is still under construction with special order items on the way.  Stay tuned for more…

In the meantime you can keep up with us on Straight Ahead Construction on Facebook or on Google+. Please follow us for updates and current happenings.  Thanks

When mushrooms eat through your roof….

While I was working on this home with my crew the owner told me the roof leaked. From the ground it looked like there was nothing wrong. I jumped up on the roof and after a minute found tht in one section there were mushrooms growing through the shingles every couple feet.



Just wish I had better pictures.


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