With profound regret we wish to share the sad news that Maynard Tapp passed away on September 12, 2017.

Maynard founded Hawk in 1985 and was a prominent figure in the Alaskan business community.  His tireless support of the Alaska oil, gas and energy industry coupled with his passion for community engagement will be difficult to replace.  At his core, Maynard was a people person - helping thousands secure employment over the course of his career.  His genuine concern for the well-being of everyone he met – employees, clients, suppliers, and colleagues - was legendary.

Maynard was a good friend and a caring and ethical business partner. We will miss his smile and wise counsel.

 Please refer to the obituary below for additional information.


Providing skilled professionals for major capital, infrastructure, and maintenance projects for over 30 years


Hawk has a proud history serving the energy industry and organizations responsible for developing and delivering major projects.  We provide professional staffing and QA/QC services to our clients as well as serving as expert consultants in all phases of planning, design, construction, and operation of oil and gas facilities.  In 2015, we celebrated our 30th anniversary and take great pride in having worked over one million man hours without a lost time injury.


Our key service areas include


Providing experienced professionals to augment client organizations


Performing focused technical consulting services


Troubleshooting problem projects and contract disputes


Providing inspectors & expeditors to support client supply chain operations


Since its inception in 1985, Hawk’s Principals have recognized the value of community involvement and active corporate participation in charitable and/or other community strengthening programs and events.  

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Mechanical engineer (kenai, ak)

The Mechanical Engineer will provide support for day-to-day maintenance / reliability activities as well as small projects at the refinery.  Role will integrate into a team of mechanical, process, and instrument / electrical engineers, with focus on run and maintain activities as well as project development and execution.


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Our Legacy

Hawk was founded by Maynard Tapp and soon thereafter Maynard was joined by Mike Jens and Dave Norton.  The three Principals had a vision of becoming a valuable supplier of technical expertise and resources to Alaska’s oil and gas industry while at the same time providing a positive impact on the community.  Having been involved in a significant number of major projects through the years and having employed thousands of staff, this vision has become a reality.