Icy Strait Point Cruise Ship Berth II
2020 Design-Build Merit Award from DBIA - Hoonah, Alaska - Completed 2019


Puffin Electric, Inc. was established as an electrical contracting company in Homer, Alaska in 1984 by business partners Bruce Hess and Polly Prindle-Hess. In 1995, it became an S Corporation and has over the years grown into a General Contractor with specialties in Electrical Construction and Energy Conservation Services. Puffin Electric, Inc. has transitioned into PEI, LLC, now owned by Chris Morin.

PEI, LLC focuses on commercial, industrial, public works, marine electrical installations, and lighting energy conservation projects throughout Alaska. Over the years, Puffin Electric/PEI has established and maintained professional relationships with many consultants, specialty contractors and manufacturers.

We have completed projects throughout Alaska, routinely handling complex logistics, schedules, and the vagaries of Alaska weather. Our scope of services includes design consulting, value engineering, general construction, electrical construction, and energy conservation services. PEI performs commissioning and customer training for our completed projects. We provide advanced electronic project estimates as well as electronic documentation on a routine basis.

PEI possesses in-house expertise in a wide variety of contracting specialties. Some of these include concrete work, steel building erection, carpentry, building finishes, mechanical systems, electrical work, video, security and fire alarm systems, environmental control, sound and PA systems, computer & telephone networking, lighting design and energy conservation services.

PEI has proven adept at simultaneously managing a diverse set of remote projects. We believe in a collaborative and open style with a commitment to professionalism, excellence, and integrity.

Chris in Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska
Chris Moran

Chris graduated from Clemson University in 1994 with a BS in Civil Engineering. He has worked in the construction industry for 28 years as a project manager with various organizations. From 1994-2004 Chris lived and worked in the Seattle area. 2004-2008 worked as a project manager for a general contractor in Homer, Alaska. In November 2008, Chris joined Puffin Electric, Inc. where he worked for 11 years. In December 2018, he started PEI, LLC after owners of Puffin Electric, Inc decided to retire. Chris lives in Homer, Alaska with his wife Shannon McBride-Morin and two daughters Sophie and Sabina. Shannon, with her brother, co-own and operate The Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge across the bay from Homer, Alaska.

Our Projects

Projects completed and in process.

  • General Contractor: Cornerstone General Contractors
  • The Homer Police Station is a 25,000 SF new building in Homer, Alaska. The construction of the project started in May of 2019 and was completed in June of 2020.
  • PEI, LLC performed the electrical work including fire alarm, camera system, card reader security access system, and telecommunications systems.
  • Subcontract Amount: $ 763,949
Chris Moran

  • General Contractor: Turnagain Marine Construction
  • Icy Strait Point Berth II is a cruise ship berth built in Hoonah, Alaska as part of a large-scale development project for tourism. The construction of the project started in April of 2019 and was completed in November of 2019.
  • PEI, LLC performed the electrical work including lighting system, shore power, and capstan power systems.
  • Subcontract Amount: $ 400,877
Chris Moran

  • General Contractor: Turnagain Marine Construction
  • The Ward Cove Cruise Ship Dock is a double cruise ship dock built in Ketchikan, Alaska. The construction of the project started in February of 2020 and was completed in November of 2020. The Ward Cove Dock Group is the company in Ketchikan that is developing the old pulp mill into a tourism attraction for the cruise ship industry.
  • PEI, LLC performed the electrical work including lighting system, capstan power systems, and telecommunications infrastructure.
  • Subcontract Amount: $ 563,711
Chris Moran
Good design is finding that perfect balance between the way something looks and how it functions.

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