Nan Inc – Hawaii’s Leaders in Construction


When you are going through the construction companies operating in Hawaii, you will discover that there are not many that have managed to reach the same height of success as that of Nan Inc. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nan Inc. began small, but it has become one of the biggest construction firms in the state that is often awarded government contracts for different projects and has also dealt with multimillion dollar projects in the private sector as well. This sounds too good to be true, yet they have managed to do it all. How?

If you dig deep into the company, you will find that most of it is because of Patrick Shin of Oahu, owner of Nan Inc. This name is very well-known in Hawaii because he founded one of the state’s biggest construction firms and also due to his own philanthropy. Similar to his firm, Patrick Shin started small and he wasn’t even born in the United States. He is from South Korea, but had always dreamt about moving to the US. Fortunately, he was able to realize this dream when he immigrated along with his family. His brother had a fish business in New York and Patrick Shin helped him out.

He attended Bowling Green State University on a football scholarship and walked away after majoring in business administration. He worked for a construction firm in Hawaii for two years and that’s when he decided to set up his own company. He had always wanted to be an entrepreneur and doing this would also give him a chance to contribute to Hawaii’s future. He founded Nan Inc. in 1990 with just one laborer working with him. Now, more than 30 years later, his company has more than 600 employees and has become a well-known name in the world of construction.

Nan Inc. has completed more than 3,000 construction projects in an array of industries and has done outstanding work to satisfy its clients. The company specializes in design-build, preconstruction and general contracting. The company has worked in the hospitality industry and has helped build a number of resorts and hotels throughout Hawaii. They were also awarded government projects, such as renovation of the Honolulu airport and were also asked to deal with the construction of veteran homes. Their commitment to integrity and quality has helped the company become a massive success in construction within a span of three decades.

Leave A Reply