Hawaii's Top Employers 2013: Kiewit Infrastructure Group
Top Left– Hawaii Area Executive Team from L to R: Kyle Nakamura, Project Manager; Matt Adams, Project Manager, Ben Prock, Hawaii Area Manager, Corey Yamashita, Hawaii Area Sponsor. Top Right– Kiewit Infrastructure Group staff employees. Above– Family fun day at Sea Life Park.
Kiewit Companies has been serving as a general contracting firm in Hawai`i since building the Tripler Army Medical Center in 1948. While its parent company is headquartered on the mainland, its Hawai`i area offices have developed their own identity as a kama`aina company, committed to the growth and development of the state.
For nearly 130 years, Kiewit’s rich culture has continued to instill a sense of pride in the organization. Company philosophy, strong leadership and Kiewit’s unparalleled commitment to development and wellness programs are only part of the reason why Kiewit is one of “Hawai`i’s Best Places to Work.”
“Our people are the reason we’re one of the best places to work,” says Ben Prock, Hawai`i Area Manager. “Achieving this honor is another acknowledgement—albeit a special one—of the type of workplace Kiewit continues to build and foster.”
Kiewit’s employees are the backbone of its success. They’re defined by a willingness to take on challenges, explore new ideas and perform their very best. Kiewit is owned by active employees, creating a level of motivation that keeps the company on the top.
Kiewit employs professionals in a variety of fields, including construction management, engineering, finance, accounting and business management. The average tenure at Kiewit is an impressive 15 years for project managers and 11 years for superintendents.
“It all starts with taking care of our people. It’s one of our core values,” Prock says. “That might be cliché or a company slogan, but it means a lot to us. We want people to work their entire career for us, not just a project or a job. It’s a long-term investment. People are proud to work here.”
Kiewit takes great pride in efforts to hire the best and the brightest in the industry. The organization provides scholarships and internships to Hawaii students pursuing an education in engineering, architecture or construction management. Once hired, new employees enjoy an extensive training program to help them grow professionally, including opportunities to study at Kiewit University on the mainland. On the Islands, Kiewit develops employees to ensure that their skills are cultivated and to ensure that their careers are given opportunity to blossom.
As part of their development, Kiewit employees will have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging, complex and rewarding work on the Islands. Kiewit has constructed landmark projects in Hawai`i throughout the years including Drum Road, the North-South Road Interchange and recently the Kaumuali`i Highway Widening, and the Pohakuloa Training Area, Battle Area Complex and Tactical Vehicle Wash Facility.
Such diverse work experience lends itself to pride in the community. Kiewit’s managers and employees serve actively on the boards of professional and community organizations and provide countless hours of volunteer time. In addition, Kiewit has donated to over 100 local charities since 1990.
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