Mike Karvakko has always been a problem solver. As a growing boy, his mind wandered and wondered. Always asking questions. Always wondering, “Why?”
He found a natural fit, and settled into civil engineering at Michigan Tech University, near his hometown in Michigan’s upper peninsula. As a young engineer he saw a piece missing from other firms. Communication. He fell back on his problem solving skills and approached engineering with a unique communication concept: treating clients and employees as individual people, not just a number or dollar sign. On January 13th, 2006, he opened the doors to Karvakko, built on the foundation of integrity and communication. Like most businesses at that time, there were economic struggles. But with tenacity, Mike clung to the firm’s core values—and we started to blossom.