In 1975, after serving in the Air National Guard, Brian Nakasato honed his carpentry skills in the Hawaii commercial and residential building sector until starting his own company, Brian Nakasato Contracting (BNC), in 1993.
At a young age, Kimberly Nakasato learned how to build homes from the foundation up by helping her master carpenter father and was 15 years old when BNC was formed. In fact, she spent her summer breaks working as a laborer at BNC through high school and college. The summer work eventually led Kimberly to forego further college education to focus more in depth on the development of the organization pursuing larger scale residential projects, which she managed from a spare room in her home.
Eleven years after BNC was formed, Kimberly and Brian created Nakasato Contracting, LLC (NC) to usher the organization into the next level of construction inaugurating itself in the Commercial construction market and beyond.
In 2004, Kimberly was named Managing Member and President of the newly formed Nakasato Contracting, LLC (NC). In 2008, Kimberly was awarded the SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the City and County of Honolulu and NC gained acceptance into the SBA’s 8(a) Small Business Development Program. In 2012, NC formed a joint venture with Alan Shintani, Inc. (NCASI JV), and were selected for a 5-year IDIQ contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. The combined total of the awarded contracts under the IDIQ equates to roughly $24 Million. This was just the beginning for Nakasato’s growth into the Commercial and Federal Government market segments.
To date, Nakasato Contracting has completed or is in process of completing over $200 Million worth of construction with Federal agencies (DOD, NAVFAC, USACE), State agencies (DOTA, DOE), and private clients throughout Hawaii and the mainland.
Nakasato Contracting is experiencing growth not only in Hawaii, but throughout the United States and its territories. We are currently pursuing expansion into the Pacific Northwest (AK, OR, WA), Southwest (AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX), and Southeast (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN). Spearheaded by a high-performance executive leadership team combining over 55 years in the industry, Nakasato Contracting is strategically structured to be the Nation’s Premier Woman-Owned Construction Partner.
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