One of the most well-known names in the state of Hawaii is none other than Patrick Shin: Owner of Nan Inc. Construction. His construction company has its headquarters located in Honolulu, Hawaii and has developed a strong reputation in the state and other nearby areas because of its exceptional construction services. Patrick Shin is singlehandedly responsible for establishing this firm, as he took it from a small firm of just one employee and no resources to a construction behemoth that has more than 600 people working for it today. He is also renowned as a philanthropist who has made numerous contributions to the community in Hawaii.
But, what most people are interested in knowing is how Patrick Shin got to where he was. He had very humble beginnings, much like his own company. He was born in South Korea and was named Nan Chul Shin and it was for realizing his dream of becoming an entrepreneur that he immigrated to the United States with his family. Upon moving to the new country, he decided to change his name and had to struggle initially. His fortunes changed when he was able to score a scholarship to the Bowling Green State University and completed his majors in business administration.
That’s when he joined a Hawaiian construction firm as an employee and worked there for two years. When he did leave, it was to set up his own company, Nan Inc., which he did in 1990. In the last thirty years, he has become one of the most renowned and successful general contractors and his net worth has gone up. It is somewhere between $10 and $50 million and this is undoubtedly a massive achievement when you look at his beginnings. This is all because he was adamant not to give up, no matter what challenges he had to deal with.
The first project that Patrick Shin handled was that of installing a road sign. He continued to deliver quality work in every task he received and this paid off. Today, his company has successfully completed more than 3,000 projects and they have also been assigned numerous projects by the Hawaiian government as well. His company has made a mark in the construction industry itself and has contributed in other ways to help the community as well as industries in order to make a difference, due to which it is one of the leading construction companies.