Who We Are
The most highly skilled and specialized staff in the industry, proven and in-place management systems, and the ability to respond to our clients’ global needs help make DAWSON a responsible choice by our clients.
Hawaiian Native Corporation
The Hawaiian Native Corporation (HNC) is a non-profit organization founded in February 2004 and controlled entirely by Native Hawaiians. HNC is recognized by the Department of Defense under federal statutory authority as a “Native Hawaiian Organization” (NHO) and is certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The HNC is committed to preserving and perpetuating the unique history, culture, language, and natural environment of the Native Hawaiian people. The HNC was established to promote four key areas vital to the Native Hawaiian community:
- Create a sustainable beneficiary stream for indigenous Native Hawaiians.
- Provide support to, acquire, and to mentor other Native Hawaiian Organizations.
- Identify, train, and employ Native Hawaiians to equip them for future self-sufficiency and economic independence.
- Educate all communities about Native Hawaiians.
Its subsidiary companies are certified as Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) and Native Hawaiian Organization 8(a). Current subsidiary companies of the HNC include the following:
- Dawson Technical, LLC – Small Business
- Dawson Federal, Inc – Native 8(a) SDB
- Dawson Solutions, LLC – Native 8(a) SDB
- Dawson Enterprises, LLC – Native 8(a) SDB
- Dawson Global, LLC – Small Business
- D7, LLC
The DAWSON companies, collectively known as DAWSON, have offices in Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Tennessee. DAWSON pays taxes in these states and also in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia.
Placing SDB 8(a) firms under the ownership of the NHO permits the SDB 8(a) firms to leverage the unique status of the NHO when contracting for business with the Department of Defense.
Native Hawaiian Organization Association
The Native Hawaiian Organization Association (NHOA) was founded in March 2007 to unify NHOs, as defined by the Small Business Administration, and their for-profit 8(a) subsidiaries, and to facilitate their economic growth and that of the community, by promoting community programs, ensuring excellence, and adhering to the highest standards of business ethics.
The NHOA educates the public on the benefits and positive impact of its member organizations and serves as a coordinated voice in building alliances to create economic opportunity for Native Hawaiians. The NHOA works closely with its members, Congressional members, affiliate organizations, community partners, and Federal agencies to advance the program and the opportunities it provides to businesses and the community.
For more information on the NHOA, please contact Lani Dawson-Arena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commendations"DAWSON has been a valued solutions provider to the US Navy and I highly recommend them to other clients who are looking for a contractor that is filled with great people to work with.” - Richard Keener, Contracting Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific
Beadie Kanahele Dawson, President and Director of the Hawaiian Native Corporation, has spent her entire life providing lawelawe, or community service, to her native state of Hawaii and its people. This same dedication to serving our communities is entrenched in the DAWSON culture.
The DAWSON Impact program supports numerous charities and organizations throughout each year. As a Native Hawaiian Organization 8(a) small business, our passion lies with our host culture but extends to the communities where we live and work. From mentoring of other local Hawaiian small businesses, to in-kind services, and even charitable contributions, DAWSON is alive beyond the workplace.
Mentoring of Hawaiian Small Businesses
DAWSON contributes office space and administrative infrastructure and resources at no charge to two local Hawaiian small businesses whose missions are benefiting Native Hawaiians. One is a Native Hawaiian Film company focused on bringing awareness and preserving the Native Hawaiian culture through media solutions. The second is a Native Hawaiian small business that specializes in land and cultural awareness issues and often provides their expertise to local and State agencies such as the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.
The people of DAWSON contribute their personal time and energy in the communities where we live and work. The following are a representative sample of the many organizations our people support:
- Native Hawaiian Organization Association
- Native Hawaiian Advisory Council to the US Army
- Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana and Mo‘olono
- Hakipu’u Learning Center
- Aha Wahine Women’s Health Conference
- Polynesian Voyaging Society
- Kamehameha Pre-School
Beyond Hawaii, our employees are active in community activities such as local education foundations; industry organizations like the Society of American Military Engineers; and military-based organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project.
DAWSON also contributes financially to the local community and charitable organizations in the cities where we live and work. So far in 2012, DAWSON has proudly provided financial support to the following organizations:
- Hawaiian Word of the Day on Hawaii Public Radio.
- Bishop Museum.
- Polynesian Voyaging Society
- And other numerous local organizations and charities.
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