KN Surveying, LLC - Oahu

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KN Surveying Team

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.

Kenn Nishihira, KN Surveying Honolulu

Kenn Nishihira


LPLS #9043
Kenn is manager 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.
Karl Nishio, KN Surveying, Honolulu

Karl Nishio

Senior Vice President

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.
Ross Tanaka, KN Surveying, Honolulu

Ross Tanaka

Vice President

LPLS #10744
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.
Lorin Shiira, KN Surveying

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 and staking, cadastral mapping and construction calculation and staking.
Ross Sakauye, KN Surveying

Ross Sakuye

Project Manager

LPLS #10535
Ross a graduate of Waipahu High School continued his education at Leeward Community College where he obtained his Associates degree in Drafting Technology. He has been working in the land surveying field for over 30 years for multiple private companies and the City and County of Honolulu. Ross started his surveying career as a rodman, then as a draftsman and project surveyor. He started drafting by hand and then with a computer with the use of AutoCAD, Terramodel and Carlson software. Ross has been a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor since 2002 and also has his Land Court of the State of Hawaii certificate to perform work within the Land Court system in the State of Hawaii. He is a member of the Hawaii Land Surveyors Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors.
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