Industry in Alaska works in some of the harshest environments anywhere. Working in remote locations presents unique challenges, but it shouldn’t mean sacrificing quality of living. A high standard of living improves morale, resulting in improved productivity and lower costs. Happy employees are more effective employees.
Doyon Remote Facilities & Services (DRFS) provides clean, comfortable, contemporary accommodations and camp services to industry in remote locations throughout Alaska. We know the effect of living conditions on morale, and we endeavor to make our camps as welcoming as possible. With a long list of amenities, modern styling, and excellent service, we know you will feel right at home.
Modern approach to remote living.
Offer safe, contemporary and comfortable accommodations in remote locations.
How many camps does DRFS own?
DRFS owns and operates seven camps:
Is DRFS a Minority Business Enterprise?
DRFS is a Minority Business Enterprise of the Alaska Native regional corporation Doyon, Limited. Formed in 2012, DRFS provides camp services in remote locations from the North Slope to the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska and everywhere in between. DRFS is nationally certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) through the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
As an MBE-certified business, DRFS adds value to our clients through our minority supplier status and our diverse workforce. By partnering with us, our clients are able to fulfill social responsibilities and governmental requirements all the while meeting corporate diversity commitments.
How easy are the facilities to move?
DRFS can quickly deploy our camps anywhere you need to house a workforce. All of our camps are complete with dining facilities and can be configured to meet your needs. Complete with modern amenities and many comforts of home, DRFS provides a necessary service to those building Alaska’s future, featuring quick mobilization, flexibility in configuration, and the ability to adapt to client needs. DRFS is poised to expand its fleet of camps in order to meet the ever-changing requirements of Alaska’s natural resource development projects.
DRFS has the experience and expertise to operate safely at any remote site, whether it’s supporting the oil and gas industry from Point Thomson to Kuparuk, Prudhoe Bay to the Kenai Peninsula, or other Alaskan mining industry locations.
Our mobilizations can be completed in as little as 2-7 days depending on location and conditions. Our modules are designed to meet road requirements allowing for easy trucking to your job site. No cranes are required to move the majority of our facilities as most of them are single story. This offers the safest solution to your project setup and take down.
Does DRFS provide any additional services?
We can also provide other Business Services such as project management, manpower, office space, power generation, and sleeper units (ask us about Doyon Camp Chena) as needed. For more information on pricing and availability, go to the Contact Us page and send us an e-mail.
Don’t see what you need? Do you have a special request? Contact Us. We are experts in building and moving camps and providing remote camp services.
How did we name our camps?
The majority of our camps are named in honor of past & present leaders that have helped build Doyon, Limited into the proud corporation it is today. Those not named for past leaders are named for the rivers that run through Doyon lands.
John Sackett was the founding president of Doyon, Limited and chairman of the Doyon board of directors. His service with Doyon spanned from 1972 to 1977; 1980 to 1983 and 1991 to 1994. Born in a spring camp on the Huslia River, Sackett would go on to lead several Native organizations and serve in both the Alaska Senate and House for a total of 18 years. He graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1972 with a major in Business Administration (Accounting) and a minor in Political Science.
Sackett is a past president of Tanana Chiefs Conference and was involved with growth of the Fairbanks Native Association in the 1960’s. He is the youngest member ever elected to the Alaska State Legislature; having run and won a seat in the House of Representatives in 1966 when he was only 21.
Originally from Fort Yukon, Alaska, Tim Wallis was an early leader of Doyon, Limited. He first served as president of the corporation in 1976-78 and chairman in 1977, and then served as president again in 1980-84. Wallis is a former president of DNH Development Corporation, Fairbanks Native Association and Tanana Chiefs Conference. He also served in the Alaska State House of Representatives from 1975 to 1976.
Emil Notti served as the president of Doyon, Limited from 1978 to 1980. He is a former Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs, a former board member and vice president for Doyon; he served 30 years as a National Bank of Alaska board member and is a veteran of the United States Navy. Notti was also the first president of the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Born in Koyukuk, Alaska, Notti graduated from Northrop University in California with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and electrical engineering. He holds an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Alaska Methodist University.
The late Morris Thompson, a Koyukon Athabascan, was born and raised, in the Interior Alaska community of Tanana. The son of Warren Thompson from Indiana and Alice (Grant) Thompson from Tanana, Morris dedicated his life to Alaska issues and its peoples.
Morris was one of the State’s prominent business leaders. His service included being commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, served as president and co-chairman of the Alaska Federation of Natives and was the founding vice-president of Commonwealth North, as well as a special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior in the Hickel administration. He served on the board from March 1979 to November 1980. In 1985, he took over the helm of Doyon, Limited as president and CEO, leading the corporation as it became one of the most profitable and stable Alaska Native Corporations. He retired from Doyon on December 30, 1999.
Morris never forgot his village roots. He always referred to himself as “just another boy from Tanana.” He used his wit, values and wisdom to heal, unite and lead. His lifelong commitment to bringing all Alaskans together in progress and prosperity made him a true bridge between cultures.
The late Rosemarie Maher served on the Doyon, Limited Board from 1979 to 2000. She was Doyon President from 2000 to 2001. Born in a fish camp on the Nabesna River in 1947, Rosemarie grew up in Northway, Alaska. After graduating from high school she trained at Alaska Business College. She served on the Alaska Board of Game during the late 1980’s to early 1990’s and was co-chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives from 1997 to 2000. She was also a member of Governor Tony Knowles’ Highway and Natural Gas Policy Council.
Orie G. Williams served as President/CEO of Doyon, Limited and its Family of Companies from 2002 to 2007. He has an extensive business background and was previously employed as the executive vice president of the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation; as an Economic Development Specialist with the State of Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs; and as President of Toghotthele Corporation and its subsidiaries. Williams previously owned a Construction and a Business Service Consulting company.
Williams was elected to the Doyon, Limited board of directors in March 2008, re-elected in 2011 and again in 2014.
Orie previously served on the board of directors from 1978 to 1984, holding the offices of Vice President, Chairman and Vice Chairman. He served as the Chairman of the board of directors at Doyon, Limited from 2010-2016.
Williams attended Nenana Public School, graduated from Lathrop High School, and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Skadron College of Business in California. He has attended numerous professional workshops and holds an Economic Development and Financial Professional Certification.
Orie Williams is married to Phyllis and they have five children and six grandchildren. Orie is semi-retired and lives between Anchorage, Alaska and Zihuatanejo, Mexico.