Nan Chul Shin is the CEO and owner of Nan Inc (the right person in the picture).He founded the firm over 30 years ago in the year 1990. His construction company is based in Honolulu, Hawaii. After working for 2 years in a local Hawaiian construction company, he decided it was time to follow his dreams and become an entrepreneur. He started his own construction firm, called Nan Inc. The name is part of his Korean name ”Nan Chul Shin”.
Of course, the start is always very difficult. Thanks to his determination and passion he was able to turn Nan Inc into a success story. The firm continues to receive new interesting government contracts and new challenges. In 2024, his construction firm is one of the largest and most successful construction companies on Oahu. Recent multi million dollar projects include a new $146 million contract to make improvements to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu. He has done a lot of other successful construction projects over the years.
Nan Inc and his professional team specialize in preconstruction, general contracting, and design-build services.
As the founder of one of Hawaii’s biggest construction companies, Nan Chul Shin still makes time for his hobbies and other activities. He loves being in the outdoor and talking to the local people living on the island.
He migrated from South Korea and moved to Hawaii when he was still young. He has never forgotten his roots, and that’s why every year he loves contributing to a Korean festival on the island of Hawaii. You can watch more in the below video.
Of course, his main passion is still construction management.
His Love for The Korean Festival Hawaii
Of course our team will contribute to the Korean Festival in Hawaii. His ethnicity is Korean, and he loves to share the culture, the delicious food with the people of Hawaii.
The Korean Festival in Hawaii is an annual event, and is run by the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce, with the support of dozens of community organizations and businesses, and hundreds of volunteers. Nan Inc has shown their support for many years, and so have many other businesses located on the island of Hawaii.
The purpose of the Korean Festival is to share, promote, and raise awareness of Korean culture in the community. Each year the festival generates a lot of profits which fund service projects and ventures to benefit both the Korean community, but also the larger community of Oahu.
The Korean festival is really a passion project, because it gives the people of Hawaii a unique look into South Korean culture, food, dance, entertainment and so much more.
Giving Back to the Community
Giving back to the community could be considered also a passion. ”Nan Inc construction has been very fortunate to be a successful company, and the people of Hawaii should prosper in the process too”, says owner Nan Chul Shin.
Nan Chul Shin has also started his own Nan Inc Volunteering Club. In this club, he is able to use his expertise to restore and fix things all across Hawaii. In February 2021, about 50 Nan Inc volunteers spent their Saturday morning working to help repair the Koko Crater Trail. A grassroots non-profit organization called the Kokonut Koalition is spearheading the effort to rebuild the former military tram line which has fallen into disrepair due to heavy use and erosion.
This is a very big deal, since a lot of these volunteers are experienced craft and tradesmen who know what they are doing. Other volunteers formed a human chain, and were passing buckets of gravel and large wooden beams up the mountain.
Founding Nan Inc in Hawaii
Nan Chul Shin already had the dream to become an entrepreneur from a young age. He always wanted to be the CEO of his own construction company. After moving to Oahu, Hawaii he received some opportunities to make his dream a reality.
Initially, he did an internship in a construction firm based in Hawaii. He realized that he liked working in construction and also very liked living on the islands of Hawaii. He decided to go all-in on his dream and make his dream a reality. Nan Inc was founded in 1990, and in the past 30 years, his construction company has grown to employ over 500 people and has built some of the greatest commercial projects on Oahu.
Doing construction management on the island of Hawaii is a dream that came true. We’ve been able to impact many people their lives (both employees, clients and volunteers). Over the years, the company has delivered many complex projects with so much professionalism and accuracy that it has been awarded many awards and certificates for its brilliant teamwork and advanced technical knowledge.
Known as the leading company in construction management, Nan Inc has a lot of experience in handling multi-million-dollar construction projects simultaneously. This Hawaii construction management business has known to manage over 30 big projects, which demanded quality with precision, high level of management experience, and teamwork. With its considerable resources, superb construction management services, and technical expertise, Nan Inc is able to deliver on the most complex projects. Since the company’s inception, the construction management team at Nan, Inc. has obtained the knowledge base needed to ensure quality, timeliness, and customer satisfaction for every construction project it manages.
Nan Chul Shin (CEO of Nan Inc) and his team have worked closely with architects and design consultants, This has helped them to develop professional partnerships with popular design firms in Hawaii. which has not only made them technically sound but has also helped them to develop professional partnerships with popular design firms in Hawaii. All of this has contributed in giving them a necessary expertise in the design-build field and helped them to rise as top-notch design-build experts of Hawaii. Today, they have known to delivered many successful design-build projects.
We strive to work together with the best and smartest minds in the construction industry. Every day, we try to be the best general contractor in Honolulu, Hawaii.