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“Mike and his crew were entirely professional, timely, courteous…and talented!  I have built seven homes, and quality is always my main concern.  Mike delivered the quality I expect, timely…and affordably.  My highest recommendation.”

– Robert Fox, Sr.  Fairbanks, AK

“Great job, wonderful communications, great crew. on time and on budget. Was a fun project, and we are very happy.”

-Charles Bettisworth, Bettisworth North Architects and PlannersFairbanks, AK

“Mike Knoche and Straight Ahead Construction worked with us to help make our custom dream home a reality. They were great to work with and Mike clearly communicated with us throughout all stages of the project. He offered excellent suggestions and we are overjoyed with the outcome. I have already recommended his work to friends and family!”

-Toni and Aaron Hawkins Fairbanks, Alaska

“Mike Knoche and crew were top notch every step of the way.  They were very reliable and professional and communicated with us throughout the project….It was obvious from day one that our choice of contractor for the project was a good one.”

-Joe & Mary Sheehan Fairbanks, AK

“We had Straight Ahead Construction build our custom home. They were organized for each phase of the project and got subcontractors through on schedule. Throughout the process Mike offered options at different budgets and his presentation was clear and concise. Mike and his crew pay impeccable attention to detail, advised us on finer details (layouts, spacing, trims, etc), and offered creative solutions. The crew was friendly and that made the project positive and fun. Highly recommend these guys.”

-Nate Zalewski Fairbanks, Alaska

“We could not be more pleased with the level of work Straight Ahead Construction did. The crew was professional and friendly. Every day they cleaned up nails and leaves and debris and made sure everything was in shape. They communicated at every point, discussed questions, kept us in the loop, gave us choices and helped us feel as if we were a team working together. We highly recommend Straight Ahead Construction.

-Luke Hopkins and Elyse Guttenberg Fairbanks, Alaska

“They made sure every part of the work was done very well, above and beyond what we expected. The price was reasonable. We had our roof replaced and gutters installed. They were careful to aim the gutters and downspouts how we wanted them. The main person doing the work was very friendly, kind and would communicate with us to make sure everything was ok. Mike was also very responsive to emails….”

– Natalie Morrill

“I highly recommend Mike Knoche and his Straight Ahead Construction team.  Ripping apart a kitchen and living space is no small task and to ease the disruption, Mike made sure to communicate timelines and work progress every step of the way, making it easy for us to plan around the remodel.  Mike asks the right questions and really helped me think through the process.  His design suggestions resulted in a beautiful finished product and we love our new space!”

– Janet and Carl Schaefer Fairbanks, Alaska

“We want to compliment you on the excellent job your company did in replacing the shingles on our roof in the summer of 2019. Your workers were professional, and in spite of extremely high temperatures that week, came frequently and adapted to all situations. We never had to face a flat tire as they were meticulous in their cleanup operations along our driveway. The quality of the shingles appears to be excellent, and their proper installation is without doubt. We would freely recommend your company to any of our friends looking for shingle replacement.”

– Mike and Ritchie Musick Cripple Creek, Alaska

“Working with Michael Knoche at Straight Ahead Construction has been terrific. After lots of research and talking to local homeowners for recommendations for a good reliable contractor in the Fairbanks area, Straight Ahead Construction came up the most highly recommended.  Mr. Knoche was very helpful with a vast knowledge of the challenges and requirements of building and systems needed to live in this special environment. He helped me plan the project, finished on time and best of all, “no surprises”.

– Michael Priday Fairbanks, Alaska

“Many THANKS to Straight Ahead Construction for a job well done!  Mike and his team are talented and professional, delivering top-quality finished work.  Excellent communication throughout the project and completed on time!  You can’t beat this construction company – Straight Ahead Construction is the team to pick for your next construction project!”

-Rich & Vicki Holladay North Pole, Alaska

“They’re timely. They’re on budget. They are great communicators. We love their work and love working with them.”

-Matt and Amy Cooper Fairbanks, Alaska

“Mike with Straight Ahead has been amazing to work with for our siding project on our house this summer. He worked with us, was responsive, flexible, and showed up consistently to make sure all of our questions were answered. Most important, the work was BEAUTIFUL, on time and on budget…..

– Grier Hopkins, Fairbanks AK

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“Thank you Mike Knoche and the crew at Straight Ahead Construction for an altogether outstanding job on our home remodel. Mike worked with us on everything from the design, budget, scheduling, all the way through to the finishing touches. There were no surprises and they finished right on schedule. Our home is so much more livable and efficient; we used almost 20% less heating fuel last winter. We couldn’t be happier!”

-Julie McIntyre and Matt Eglin, Fairbanks Alaska

“Mike Knoche is very dependable. He always gets the job done within the time limits agreed upon or sooner. He’s always met my expectations. I highly recommend Straight Ahead Construction!”

-Chris and Lisa Donat Fairbanks, AK

“This might be the most trouble free and rewarding experience we’ve ever had with a professional of any kind. Thanks to you and your team for a good process and great result!”

-Michael Hostina Fairbanks, AK

“Straight Ahead Construction does a great job! Mike and his crew are very hard working, courteous, and experienced. We truly enjoyed having them working on our home – after so many weeks they were almost like family.

Mike gave us realistic estimates for the work, his crew was always on time and cleaned up every day before they went home. When changes needed to be made, we discussed options and knew the costs before moving forward.

Without hesitation, I’d recommend Straight Ahead Construction to anyone looking for a reliable, fair, skilled and courteous contractor.”

-Robert and Kirsten Bell Fairbanks, Alaska

“Straight Ahead Construction did an outstanding job with our new roof, windows, doors, insulation and siding. Mike Knoche runs a clean job site and his employees are very professional. Mike was quick to get back with us with his estimate and keeping us informed with anything that came up during the remodel. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and I would offer my highest recommendation to all potential clients.

-Matt Hays Fairbanks, Alaska

“Mike, you and your crew have blown me away!”

-L. Toth Fairbanks, AK

“…Mike had excellent suggestions on design and local materials which looked great in the finished home. The fact that the team at Straight Ahead was really easy to communicate with and when they said “this will get done on ______ day” it was done on that day and it looked great….It can be stressful to put your home in someone else’s hands,but we really wanted a professional look and that’s what we got with Mike and Straight Ahead.”

-Ed and Alisa Alexander Fairbanks, AK

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“The crew was reliable, with no delays or stall-outs, and I was impressed with their attention to detail and the overall quality of the workmanship…SAC was easy to do business with and there was no nonsense when it came to the billing…SAC did a terrific job on our house.”

-J.J. Frost Fairbanks, Alaska

“You have dressed my house for success. Thank you so much for your vision”

– B. Anderson Fairbanks, Alaska

“There seemed to be a good game plan, and their work was well orchestrated. I was very pleased with the level of professionalism and good communication throughout the process.”

-Daniel Clift Fairbanks, Alaska

“Professional. Skilled. Organized. Helpful. Super creative and fun to work with!”

-Adam Ottavi Fairbanks, Alaska

“Mike Knoche and crew at Straight Ahead Construction did a top notch job remodel for us. It was a complete remodel to the studs and we couldn’t be happier. Through the whole process, Mike was helpful in choosing options in regard to materials, colors, fixtures, and trim. We will definitely be choosing Straight Ahead Construction for other jobs in the future.”

-Tony and Michelle Westmoreland Fairbanks, AK

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“Mike Knoche and his crew at Straight Ahead Construction LLC did a fantastic job remodeling our kitchen. They listened to and addressed our concerns, gave a lot of valuable suggestions, and did a great job overall. We love our new kitchen and bathroom! I highly recommend Mike and his crew!”

-Abby Powell Fairbanks, AK

“I am a shy, private person, and it is very stressful for me to have people working in my house. Everyone on the crews who worked at our house was so patient and accommodating, so easy for me to talk to and collaborate with on ideas and plans, and good at explaining to me what needed to be done and why. It is obvious that their work is excellent.”

-S. S. Fairbanks, Alaska

“Straight Ahead Construction does excellent work!”

-Fran Tannian Fairbanks, Alaska

“Straight Ahead Construction was very flexible and helped us achieve our goal within our budget. We were very pleased and will continue to call Mike for future projects.”

-Tori Leshuk Fairbanks, Alaska

“Mike and his crew were reliable, skilled in their trades and good communicators. I have referred several of my client’s projects to Straight Ahead Construction with confidence that they are the general contractor that will do it right, on time and within budget.”

-Karla Zervos Fairbanks, Alaska

“Mike’s calm flexibility in arranging schedules, helping to choose material, and make adjustments as needed was appreciated. The craftmanship with tile and his advice on aesthetic details adds that extra touch. Thanks Straight Ahead Construction, LLC!”

-Laurie and Karsten Hueffer Ester, Alaska

“Straight Ahead has done it again for me! It’s the attention to detail that I really love about their work… Straight Ahead Construction is 5 star Excellence. They will continue to be first on my list to call for future projects. Thank you!!!

-Sue Royston  Fairbanks, Alaska

“Michael Knoche was either working through details with my wife with regular face-to-face communications, doing work himself, or hustling supplies to meet needs for the ADA stairs project. Good man, great crew”

-Neal Brown Fairbanks, Alaska

“We were very happy with the bathroom remodel Straight Ahead Construction LLC 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 for our Fairbanks home”

-Amber Lincoln Fairbanks, Alaska

“Mike and the crew from Straight Ahead Construction LLC 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 because 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 advice.”

-Jeremy and Dianna Fairbanks, Alaska

“During the summer I had the pleasure of having home improvement projects completed by Straight Ahead Construction. It was truly a pleasure to work with Mike and his crew; the work was done professionally and in a timely fashion! I would gladly hire Straight Ahead Construction to do work for me in the future.”

-Cindy Straiger Fairbanks, Alaska

“I echo all of the positive testimonials supporting Mike Knoche and Straight Ahead Construction: quality craftsmanship, good listener and communicator, friendly and consistent, efficient, 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 and stays within budget.
Highly recommended general contractor in Fairbanks, Alaska.”

-Jeff Stepp Ester, Alaska

“Mike and his crew were simply excellent to work with and I couldn’t be happier with the job they did… Extremely knowledgeable, professional, efficient, 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 Goldstream Valley, Alaska

“Straight Ahead Construction did a custom bathroom remodel in Fairbanks, Alaska for me. I needed to have a more disabled access bathroom (ADA) prior to knee replacement surgery. Within just a couple of weeks I had a beautiful new bathroom with a walk-in shower and custom made bench.”

-Felicia Musick Goldstream Valley, Alaska

“All the work was done in a friendly and consistent way that let my family and I focus on other things this summer. Thank you for making it happen!“

-Maya and Daka Fox, Alaska

“…Plumbers, electricians, painters, etc., were all lined up and ready to begin work as soon as needed. From the beginning of the project to the end, Mike worked with us to ensure that we stayed within budget while getting as many home improvements and little luxuries as possible…Mike was always available for a quick consult or to share his creative flair and expertise…I very much appreciated that the house and yard were kept as clean and neat as possible given the scope of work.”

-Linda and Mark Harriger Fairbanks, Alaska

“Thanks to the Straight Ahead crew for their straight forward communication and hard work in framing our new home!”

-Christie Shell and George G. Ester, Alaska

“Mike Knoche and his team did a great job! Mike and his team quickly repaired our home and came in under budget!”

-Lisa Graham Fairbanks, Alaska

“My initial contact with Mike made me feel I had found a capable, caring contractor. I am extremely pleased with the final product! For sure, Mike Knoche will be the first I call on the next big project.”

-Anne Holladay Fairbanks, Alaska

“This spring we did a two bathroom remodels. They did a good job of keeping everything tidy. I would not hesitate to call them again for other projects!!”

-Linda Mullen Fairbanks, Alaska

“Straight Ahead Construction Delivers! Quality craftsmanship, on time delivery, and a man of integrity at the helm describe a business that turned my bathroom into a gem! Thanks Mike for your work and for coming in at bid for my bathroom remodel! Awesome! My only worry is that word is going to get out and the demand for Straight Ahead will go through the roof for this Fairbanks, Alaska general contractor….I want this guy back for my next project”

-John Purcell Fairbanks, Alaska

“Thanks for all your great work, Mike! We are totally loving our 2 newly remodeled bathrooms and look forward to having you do our kitchen remodel in the future. This was our first time having a home remodel and your patience with our many questions, creative direction, and skilled labor has been a very positive experience for us.”

-George and Candy Rydlinski North Pole, Alaska

“Mike. Thanks again. It is a fantastic bathroom remodel. A real pleasure palace. So bright and big and very cool visually.”

-J. Williamson Ester, Alaska

“Friendly, helpful and professional. Our home remodel was done in a timely manner and he really listened to what we wanted. Very knowledgeable and skilled.”

-Jessica and Josh Bennet Fairbanks, Alaska

“I like Mike. He does what he says he is going to do, and as scheduled. Accountability means a lot in the home construction world – and he can be depended upon.”

-Cat Stephenson Ester, Alaska

“I’m practically speechless. The new stairs and hand rail are so beautiful and give my log home exactly what was needed to make it a “pretty picture”. I am so happy with it and thank you Straight Ahead crew for making it happen for me within the time frame that I needed it done. I had no idea my home deck could look this AWESOME! I hope you will be available for other projects in the future! I am thankful to have found a Fairbanks contractor who is professional, reliable and ethical. Thanks again for the great job you did!!”

-Sue Royston Fairbanks, Alaska

“Within very short order of contacting SAC, we had a quote which was very fair and a schedule to work with. Mike had so many ideas to address things in our restaurant we hadn’t considered, all with the vision of a high quality end product that didn’t require us to take out a second loan on the house. He was professional and really took to heart what we wanted to present. The result was a beautiful laminate counter with Alaska birch trim on top of birch cabinets that we consider the focus of our new shop. We continue to consult SAC for advice on continuing renovations.”

-Jim & Valarie Fairchild Fairbanks, Alaska

“As an home owner it’s difficult to find Fairbanks contractors that have the patience to understand our familys lifestyle and non-building demands. The other difficulty I’ve encountered is a sense of apathy or general burnout when talking with prospective Fairbanks general contractors. Mike Knoche (Straight Ahead Construction,llc) was very easy to work with throughout the project. He completed the finish work (kitchen cabinets, kitchen tile, hardwood flooring, Alaska birch trim and window sills) on our home. His enthusiasm, craftsmanship and professionalism we’re very refreshing. Throughout the project he was very patient with our families demands and remained flexible. There we’re a few unexpected curves, regardless Mike was done on time and within the budget we discussed. All the work was done well but the last phase, with all the Alaska birch trim, really brought everything together, added a very Alaskan feel and displayed Mike’s talents as a finish carpenter. Mike has a very creative energy about his trade which made our project better.”

-Hank and Mindonna Billings Fairbanks, Alaska

“Hi Mike, I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much I enjoy my new home remodel . I want to express my appreciation for the work attitude you’ve shown. The fact, that you work in a timely manner, and deliver what you promise when you take on a job. These are qualities hard to find these days, and not lost on me. Thanks again, a very happy customer!!”

-Kat Krausse Fairbanks, Alaska

“We bought an unfinished home in Fairbanks, Alaska, that Mike finished for us. Mike took pride in being efficient and organized. Mike had numerous creative solutions for us, including moving our front door in order to build us a beautiful AK birch staircase that is the focal point of our living room. We love it!”

-Julie and Lincoln Parrett Fairbanks, Alaska

“Mike’s creativity in carpentry is matched only by his skill. If you want quality work done on your house, Straight Ahead Construction, llc, is the Fairbanks general contractor to call.”

-Audrey Taylor Fairbanks, Alaska

“I continue to be pleased with the bathroom remodel that Straight Ahead Construction did for us. Not only did he help us stay within our budget, he helped me choose the materials & worked with the suppliers. He completed within the time frame needed. I recommend them for any home remodel.”

-Claudia and Fred Andersen North Pole, Alaska

“We started working with Mike nine months before breaking ground by conferring on the construction diagrams.  While we had a vision for the overall design, Mike made sure we had proper wall dimensions, the plan would accommodated plumbing and mechanicals, offered advice on general design considerations, and ensured that the documents were suitable for construction.

Throughout the construction, Mike was reliable and conscientious. He took care to communicate timelines, alert us to delays, and keep us informed.  Mike and his crew did a good job of staying on schedule, even during a particularly wet summer, which created numerous challenges.  Mike’s crew was friendly and easy to get along with. 

Mike and his crew were great to work with. Working with Straight Ahead Construction was very rewarding and we recommend them highly.”

-Diane Wagner and Jay Jones Fairbanks, AK


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