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Nordic PCL Construction

Successful projects depend on successful relationships. An enduring conviction held by Nordic PCL Construction Inc. has helped to ensure its continued success since it was first established in Honolulu in 1938 as Nordic Construction Company.

Over the past 74 years, ownership has evolved, along with the name, which was changed to Nordic PCL Construction Inc. in April 2008 after the acquisition of Nordic Construction, Ltd. by PCL Construction Services based in Denver. But what has remained the same is the company’s strong dedication to employing a team of people committed to providing exceptional service with utmost integrity.

The Nordic PCL Advantage: Exceptional construction services with prompt personal attention to our clients’ needs and concerns.

With a team of 180 employees, Nordic PCL Construction Inc. promotes a casual and somewhat flexible work environment that everyone can enjoy. Beyond that, employees can also take advantage of the many other benefits the company offers, such as health, dental, 401k,  health care flexible spending account, and group life insurance.  More importantly, all employees can enjoy the benefits of being owners of the company through   stock offerings.

They’ll also enjoy recognition for outstanding performance. “When employees go the extra mile to service the client, they are recognized at company staff meetings with a Nordic PCL Advantage Award,” says company president, Glen Kaneshige. The company also recognizes individuals who excel at promoting jobsite safety. “What better way is there to emphasize job safety than by recognizing the exemplary employees in front of their peers at the company Christmas party?” says Kaneshige

A crane at work on Nordic PCL’s Holomua project.

The contagious team-spirit atmosphere resonates with employees. “The culture emphasizes that we work as a team and that the individual supports the needs of others before themselves,” says Kaneshige. “We also emphasize that a great organization cannot exist without integrity, and that integrity can only come about if individuals accept taking personal responsibility.”

Not only are employees working as a team, but they are also able to reap the rewards when they do well. “Employees feel empowered to make a difference. We are an employee-owned company, so employees have a stake in how well the company performs,” Kaneshige says. “We have long-time, local roots, and we pride ourselves on providing clients with the personal attention of a small company, coupled with the resources and capabilities of a large entity.”

The teamwork mentality is not limited to the confines of the company. Nordic PCL Construction Inc.’s staff takes pride in many community service ventures. “We are a staunch supporter of the Aloha United Way (AUW),” Kaneshige says. “We hold various fundraising events, and our parent company will match dollar for dollar on contributions made to AUW.” The company also supports the annual Special Olympics and participates in periodic beach cleanups as well. 


(808) 541-9101
Fax: 808-541-9108
1099 Alakea Street, Suite1560
Honolulu, HI 96813

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