Mike Stinebaugh is the founder and sole owner of Stinebaugh & Company. He grew up in Oregon, graduated from the University of Oregon, and moved to Alaska in 1972. Following several years of working in commercial fishing, logging, tugboats and construction surveying on the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, he returned to school at the University of Alaska/Fairbanks to study mechanical engineering. After graduation in 1981, he joined the Trane Company and, upon completion of their sales engineering training program, he returned to Alaska and the Anchorage Trane sales office. In 1988, he left Trane and joined Proctor Sales, Inc. (PSI), a smaller regional sales organization. In 1989 Mike became a minority partner of PSI. Over time PSI became increasingly focused on distributor and hydronic products, and a number of policy and resource allocation differences ensued. Consequently, the company was split and, in 1992, and Mike founded Stinebaugh & Company as a sole proprietorship, which then incorporated in 1998.


Stinebaugh & Company now represents over 70 manufacturers, and as their Alaska agents, Stinebaugh & Company markets and sells HVAC systems primarily to mechanical engineers and mechanical contractors. In addition, Stinebaugh & Company calls on virtually all government agencies, universities, school districts, hospitals and industrial clients in the state.


As an organization Stinebaugh & Company makes every effort to meet the HVAC equipment needs of its customers while conducting business in a fair, honest, and ethical way. The corporate philosophy is to try to provide a level of service that is higher than the marketplace demands. Mike and the employees of Stinebaugh feel that this is the best way to run a business.