The Word we Live By
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
-L. Frank Baum
What is a soul? It’s like electricity - we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.
Ben Haight founded Haight & Associates in 1980 as BC Haight, Consulting Engineers. He has over 44 years of electrical engineering experience, and has been practicing in Alaska since 1975. Mr. Haight participates on design/build project teams providing feasibility and planning reports, testing, system analysis, design, and construction oversight of electrical systems. He maintains a broad skill level with involvement in electrical systems for power plants, marine, industrial, utilities, warehouse, office, residential, health care and educational facilities. The projects involve lighting, power generation and distribution, communications and networks, controls, instrumentation and metering, grounding and alarm systems. Mr. Haight graduated with Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University in 1972, and registered with state of Alaska as a professional Engineer in 1979.
In his free time he likes to be outside, flying, fishing, bee–hiving, hunting, gardening, and playing with his grandchildren. Ben loves being a part of and giving back to his community.
Nimmy Philips has been working for Haight & Associates as an electrical engineer since August 2013. In 2016, she was awarded as the General manager and 2017 as the Associate for Haight & Associates. She graduated with Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering with minor in Mathematics and Information Systems from university of Toledo, Ohio in 2008. She was recruited in 2007 by IBM, and worked to expand her professional career all through June 2013. She worked for IBM as a Software Development and Support Consulting Engineer Team Leader. She focuses her time on bringing her career fields into one and does the very best in her projects. Her design expertise is: Power, Communication, Lighting Controls, Sound System, Surveillance System, and construction services.
In her free time she likes to experiment with new cooking recipes, Salsa dancing, Zumba dancing, movies, writing, reading, and car racing. She enjoys the beauty and the capabilities of Juneau, and looks forward to establishing her future in the Juneau community.
Kyle Drapeaux has been working for Haight & Associates as an Electrical Engineer since June 2011. He graduated with Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in spring of 2011. He was awarded PE Certification in 2016. His design expertise is: Power, Lighting, Power Analysis, Field Work (inspections, testing, etc.), and Weather Data Instrumentation.
In his free time Kyle likes to sport fish, exercise, hike, play video games, watch movies, read, and mixology (drink and cocktail recipes). Kyle was born in Juneau and graduated from Juneau Douglas High School. Although he went to college out of state he had every intention of returning to Juneau. He loves this town and Alaska, and he plans to remain here for the foreseeable future. Kyle is glad to be giving back to the community and the state that has given him and his family so much.
Quincy Judson has been working for Haight & Associates as an Electrical Engineer since June 2017. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power systems from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in May 2016. He worked as an electrical engineer in the transmission and distribution department at Golden Valley Electric Association, the electric utility in Fairbanks, from May 2016 through May 2017.
In his leisure time he likes to hike, fish, snowboard, camp, and generally enjoy being outside. Quincy was born and raised in Juneau where he predicts he will spend much of the future.
Peggy Leslie has been working for Haight & Associates since September 1983, as a Drafter/Office/Administrative Assistant. Peggy was promoted to Lighting Designer/Drafter in 1984. She is proficient with AutoCAD and AGI (Light Analysis) programs. She has taken classes in Lighting Design and Lighting Controls. Peggy continues to stay current with the growth and changes in technology to lighting and controls.
When she is not at work she enjoys long walks enjoying nature either by herself or with friends (this includes dogs). She also likes spending quality time with her sister, sailing/boating, visiting Molokai Hawaii, meditating, reading, movies and long naps. Peggy is from California, and her family moved to Juneau in March 1976. She graduated from Juneau Douglas High School. She loves Juneau and Southeast Alaska and plans to live here for the indefinite future.
Robert Jensen began working for Haight & Associates as a Drafting Technician in the spring of 2007. He is proficient in the use of AutoCAD and continues to expand his abilities with the Revit program. He graduated from University of Alaska Southeast in 2006 with an Associate’s Degree in Construction Technology and he was the first student to receive a Certificate in Drafting Technology through the new drafting program taught by the University. In addition to his work here, he also teaches part time at the university as the Woodworking Instructor. Before joining our team, he was a Shop Manager at Wood Weavers where he enjoyed designing and building custom furniture.
In his free time, Robert enjoys hiking, fishing and camping with his family and friends, as well as expanding his knowledge and abilities in woodworking. “I was born and raised in Utah but fell in love with Southeast Alaska and I am grateful to be able to call Juneau home. I look forward to continuing to give back to a community that has given so much to me.”
Raylynn Lawless has been working for Haight and Associates as an Administrative Assistant since November 2016. Raylynn is a team player with a background in customer service. With these two qualities Raylynn is a great part of our whole HAI team. Raylynn’s Duties include Payroll, billing, and dealing with the ins and outs of everyday office duties.
In her free time Raylynn likes to garden, bee keep, camp and adventure with her husband and two dogs. Raylynn first came to Alaska when she was 9, and immediately fell in love and she quotes: “There is something so magical about our great state and the beauty that exists all around us”.