Hawaii has a number of construction firms, but you will find that Nan Inc. stands out in the crowd. The company is only three decades old, which is very young in construction terms, and for it to have achieved such a high level of growth during this time is nothing short of surprising. Over the years, Nan Inc. has been on the receiving end of multiple honors, accolades and awards for the outstanding job it has done with numerous construction projects in the state of Hawaii, where it is based. The question is how has it managed to do all of this?
This is all because of its owner and founder, Patrick Shin. He was born as Nan Chul Shin in South Korea and he later immigrated to the United States with his family. That’s when he changed his name for adapting to the country’s culture. As they had financial problems, he helped his brother in running a fishing business in New York. However, his luck changed when he landed a football scholarship that enabled him to major in business administration at the Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Once he had the necessary education, he started out looking for experience.
He worked at a construction company for two years in Hawaii and he left to establish Nan Inc. in 1990. Starting with just one employee and no resources, Patrick Shin had a long journey ahead, but he did not give up. His goal was to put in effort for creating a bright future for Hawaii and this is exactly what he has done over the years. He realized his dream by taking on a variety of construction projects over the years in different industries. His company slowly grew and today, he has more than 600 employees working at Nan Inc.
Even though Patrick Shin became a millionaire himself and handled multimillion dollar projects, some of which were assigned by the government, he didn’t lose himself. The man remains as humble as he was from the get-go and is just as dedicated to do good in the community. Therefore, he and his company are ready to give back and have already made contributions and donations to various organizations and for numerous causes. Charity during COVID-19 by Nan Inc. founder was also given to help those who were struggling and he provided financial assistance to different health centers and organizations during these tough times as well.