The list of the top construction companies in Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without the mention of Nan Inc. As opposed to some of the other firms that are on the same list, Nan Inc. has only been operating in this industry for thirty years, since it was established in 1990. That makes it a young company in construction years, especially when you check out its accomplishments. It has received a plethora of accolades, awards and honors for delivering quality construction work in various industries and has made some major contributions to the construction industry in Hawaii.

None of it could have happened without the dedication of Patrick Shin: Owner of Nan Inc. Construction. When he started the company back in 1990, he didn’t really have any such resources and there was only one employee to assist him. But, he worked relentlessly because he wanted to fulfill his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. This was the main reason that he chose to come to the United States from South Korea, where he was born. He even changed his name upon immigrating, as he had originally been named Nan Chul Shin.

Despite struggling financially, he was able to do his majors in business administration from Bowling Green State University, thanks to a football scholarship. Then he moved to Hawaii where he got a job in a construction company. He spent two years working there and walked out with his mind made up to establish his own construction firm. From living in a one-bedroom apartment with his family, Patrick Shin now has a net worth between the range of $10 and $50 million, which is no easy task. Yet, he managed to do so because he wasn’t willing to give up.

He worked day and night, even when he didn’t have any resources, and only one employee to help him. What helped Patrick Shin succeed was his commitment to doing every task with complete integrity and to deliver quality and professional work to his clients. He may have started small, but over the years, his company handled more than 3,000 projects and have completed each one successfully, without making any compromises in quality. From getting small construction projects, such as installation of a road sign, his company has dealt with multimillion dollar projects like renovating the Honolulu Airport. All of this was possible due to the efforts and hard work of Patrick Shin.