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Austin P. Nakoa

Austin NakoaPRESIDENT—THE NAKOA COMPANIES INC. Responsible for the overall management of the organization. Initiated marketing and estimating capabilities, administrative and accounting systems and other resource development activities. Directly responsible for major company projects.

PRESIDENT—ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTING PACIFIC, INC.  Responsible for the management of an environmental contracting company and associated corporations (Unitek Environmental Guam & ECNA-California). Directly responsible for a $20 million cost-plus environmental cleanup project for the Air Force at Bellows AFB.

PRESIDENT—GMP CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.  Organized startup Design/Build Construction Co. and integrated the Construction Management division from GMP Associates Inc. Composed the Business Plan, Financial Plan, and Corporate Policies. Developed Estimating and Control Systems. Responsible for the design and construction of the Fish Eye Marine Park--a $5 million multi-function commercial facility in Piti, Guam. Incorporating a 225-seat restaurant, 6000sf lagoon and three retail shops, this project produced an 11% margin and a first year profit for the company.

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING & PROGRAMMING--GMP ASSOCIATES, INC.  Developed a Project Management System which streamlined management and control of projects. Instituted a manpower forecasting system to balance manpower needs for company. Personally wrote several major engineering proposals for Federal, State, City and private
projects. Outlined a new strategic plan with specific emphasis in Pacific Basin and Asian business.

PRESIDENT - NAKOA COMPANIES, INC.  Started a multi-level corporation to provide construction management services, build moderate size construction projects, and develop properties.

VICE PRESIDENT—CHARLES PANKOW BUILDERS, LTD.  Managed the Honolulu operations of a major Design/Build Contractor and Developer. Responsible for the bottom line of over $250 million of projects and over 500 salaried and hourly workers.

Managed the Rock Products Division of Dillingham Corporation. Responsible for Hawaiian Bitumuls & Paving Co.; Hawaiian Rock Products in Guam and Hawaiian Concrete and Rock. These companies generated over $75 million in revenue. Was successful in increasing profits
through aggressive marketing, planning and management control systems.

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER; GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT- HAWAIIAN DREDGING & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY   Assumed various levels of project management positions in the Civil Division involved in the construction of major bridge and highway structures. Constructed the second post-tensioned box girder bridge in Hawaii. Managed a $50 million CPAF contract with the Navy--a utility improvement project in Pearl Harbor Shipyard, $75 million Air Terminal Project in Guam; Honolulu International Airport projects, and State Highway projects.


  • 1990 MBA, Business Management & Finance; University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1972 BSES, Construction Engineering; Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona RME, General
  • Contractors License (ABC-14600 Hawaii; ABC 6687 Guam); Active
  • Current Certified Asbestos and Lead Supervisor, PTH Hawaii 1998-current