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WHO WE ARE

Koa Design and Construction Group is passionate about the work we do in Hawaii and guided by our value of integrity and humility. We live our values by being cheerful contributors to the community, organizations, and firms we engage with. We do what we say and take great care with the trust and authority we are given.

ABOUT KOA

Koa Design and Construction Group (Koa D&C Group) was founded in 2017. Koa Design and Construction Group (Koa D&C Group) provides exceptional project leadership, project management, and construction management services. Koa D&C Group represents Project Owner’s and ensure projects keep on track, on budget, and on time. The firm is actively leading and managing two projects with a combined value of $6.2 Million dollars. Koa D&C Group completed its first project in March of 2018. Koa D&C Group continues to aid existing clients with the planning of future projects and in active discussions on future opportunities.

 

OUR BELIEFS

Koa D&C Group growth planned is conservative and strategic by design. To be effective in the project and construction management consulting business advanced leadership and technical knowledge is required. As such, valuable knowledge typical requires over 25+ years of project and construction industry experience before an individual can effectively handle all aspects of planning, design, permitting, construction and closeout. We love helping projects be successful throughout the months and years of together side by side we become part of an organizations story and develop lasting relationship.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

We believe caring and leadership is the critical determinant in project success and the most important value for our Clients.

  • JULIA A. RUPPEL

    Chief Executive Officer

    Julia serves as the Chief Executive Officer and of Koa Design and Construction Group as well as executive oversight on financial and strategic matters. Julia has extensive business experience in accounting, computer science, information technology, project and construction management, organization change, and business development.

    Julia holds dozens of certifications and certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, she is a life-long learner and has a reputation for honesty and high-integrity. While not actively engaged in projects, Julia provides valuable oversight. Julia loves to read and travel.

  • SCOTT A. RUPPEL

    President

    Scott serves as the President of Koa Design and Construction Group. Scott’s background is broad and extensive which affords him experience well beyond his years. Scott’s project portfolio represents over $10 Billion dollars of construction work.

    His work spans both heavy civil and commercial building business as well as both private and public-sector work. Scott has over 11 years of work in Hawaii as well as project work in California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington DC.

    Scott is a proven leader in the design and construction field. His numerous roles with the Kiewit Corporation for over 19 years affords Koa D&C Groups clients unmatched wisdom.

    Scott’s candid and positive outlook helps clients navigate the organizational, management, and avoid pitfalls common in the design and construction process.

    Scott serves in many local and national organization and is a Chairman of the Aloha Council National Eagle Scout Association. When Scott is not helping clients he enjoys photography, travel, and outdoor activities.

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