NAVAR was founded in January 2005 as an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) and is a subsidiary of Cape Fox Corporation. Prior to becoming a subsidiary of Cape Fox, NAVAR started out as a commercial company in Ketchikan, Alaska with a focus on the local tourism business. NAVAR entered the SBA 8(a) program in May 2010 and graduated in May 2019.

NAVAR’s mission is to provide creative, responsive, high quality strategic communication and event planning services to federal agencies. As a seasoned and qualified government service provider, NAVAR brings a high level of creativity and design to web development, communications, social media support services, event planning and management, and professional administrative support services. NAVAR consistently yielded superior results and has become known as a premier contractor for creative programs.

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Registration DeskWhile NAVAR stands out in the creative services they provide, they often also excel in the logistical details required for program success. NAVAR stands out in the areas of media, communications, event planning, video production, marketing, social media, administrative support.

How does NAVAR differentiate itself from other contracting companies? NAVAR has the expertise and provides a full spectrum of communications services including:

  • Strategic Communications: NAVAR communications with a purpose. NAVAR creates key messaging, social media support, communications plans, graphic design, social media campaigns, and video production. NAVAR creates messaging for targeted audiences, crafts mission-driven comprehensive plans, and brings the story to life.
  • Marketing: NAVAR creates brands and establishes values. NAVAR makes the customer stand out. NAVAR creates marketing strategy to targeted audiences, with small budgets, but big ideas. NAVAR gets heard by including in their marketing approach planning and precision.
  • Event Planning: NAVAR stands out in providing event planning services to federal agencies and organizations. NAVAR provides turnkey event planning services for both small and large events. NAVAR handles events from beginning to end including strategy, planning, scheduling development, media relations, registration and operational aspects.
  • Administrative Services: NAVAR provides administrative support in any capacity required to reach mission success. These tasks can include executive and senior management support, technical services, project management, life cycle cost analysis, work order management and execution, and meeting planning, scheduling, and execution, among others.

Finally, NAVAR also stands out by providing award winning services which have greatly increased event attendance, increased clients’ social media presence, and significantly improved agency visibility to the public and to lawmakers. NAVAR is innovative in its approach to social media and creating award winning web development and video development winning multiple awards including MARCOM and Hermes awards.


Chris Luchtefeld

Chris Luchtefeld

As president of Cape Fox Facilities Services and NAVAR, Chris is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of contracts and overseeing day-to-day operations for each client. Chris has a proven history of corporate success in various general management, operations, and business development roles. His diverse background with both large and small businesses covers service offerings in international security, consulting, software solutions, systems engineering, business operations, and logistics.

With over 22 years of experience, Chris leverages previous work with firms in the Federal, Aerospace, and Defense industries to deliver creative solutions and quality services to clients. Chris holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Purdue University.




As a subsidiary of Cape Fox Corporation, an Alaska Native-owned Corporation, we are always looking for talented, hardworking employees to join our team. We are proud of our diverse workplace, our cultural and heritage emphasis, and our focus on giving back to the communities that support us. Come join the Cape Fox FCG Team. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, professional development opportunities, and a fully vested 401(k).

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