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KN Surveying, LLC | Our Team

Our staff has over 25 years of experience in the state of Hawaii. Each team member has different areas of expertise that helps to make our overall service one of the best available! From small to large construction projects in the public or private sector, our staff is able to deliver the results you expect in a timely manner.

Learn a little about the following team members and use the convenient links to reach them, directly.

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Kenn Nishihira

Kenn is president and principal owner of KN Surveying, LLC and has been involved in land surveying for over forty years. He has spent ten years in the private sector working for various companies performing land surveying. The next thirty years had been dedicated to working in the public sector for both State and County agencies. In 2006, he became the supervisor for the Sewer and Drainage Section of the Land Division of the C&C of Honolulu. He started KN Surveying in 2000 as a side business and became KN Surveying, LLC in 2005. Upon retirement in 2017, Kenn has expanded KN Surveying, LLC to a full time, full-service surveying company. He has also served on the Hawaii Land Surveyors Association as a director, treasurer and president.

LPLS #9043

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Karl Nishio

Senior Project Manager
Karl has 40-plus years of experience with various AEC disciplines and projects. He has worked for 20 years with civil and structural design firms, being involved with production, design and management of various projects in addition to 20-plus years in land surveying with other companies prior to employment at KN Surveying, LLC. His experience with the various disciplines has provided Karl an insight to the clients’ surveying needs and requirements.

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Cliff Yim

Project Surveyor
Cliff joined KN Surveying, LLC in 2018. He is responsible for project management and runs the company safety program. Cliff got his BA in Geography from the University of Hawaii Manoa in 2008. He has been in the surveying profession since 2009. Over the years, Cliff has been exposed to different facets of surveying being a Rodman, Instrument Man, Draftsman and Project Surveyor involving different types of survey. He is licensed in the State of Hawaii since 2014 and holds a Hawaii Land Court Surveyor certificate since 2015. Cliff’s broad experience in land surveying has proven to be an integral part of our client’s success.

LPLS #16048

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Ross Tanaka

Project Surveyor
Ross has been involved in land surveying for the last 20 years. He has a broad experience on field data collection, maps production, and management of various types of survey serving multiple federal, state agencies, private sector including land developers, property owners, and engineering consultants. He is licensed in the State of Hawaii since 2003 and holds a Hawaii Land Court Surveyor certificate since 2004.

Experience with the different facets of land surveying has provided Ross an insight to the clients’ surveying needs and requirements necessary to the success and timely completion of projects.
LPLS #10744

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Lorin Shiira

Senior Mapper
Lorin has years of extensive experience in civil design/drafting and land surveying which includes 15 years of civil and design drafting. Duties as a civil designer included drafting plans and profiles, site plans cross sections, horizontal and vertical alignment layout calculations, site grading and civil details. In his 25+years in land surveying included boundary research, utility research, topographic survey mapping, subdivision calculation and mapping, boundary study andstaking, cadastral mapping and construction calculation and staking.

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