ABOUT 8-KOI

At 8-koi, we design, build, staff, and supply.

We deliver service excellence across three divisions: Design Engineering, Construction, and Technical Services. 8-koi is an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) headquartered in Melbourne, FL, with an additional field office in Jacksonville, FL.

8-koi delivers full-spectrum contracting solutions with a human touch. We are passionate about solving problems and dependably completing projects on time and within budget. We thoughtfully stand ready to help you meet your goals in Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) and structural engineering, building and renovation, Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA), procurement and acquisition, and medical staffing and supplies.

Our small and nimble firm was founded August 8, 2008, on principles of service excellence derived from years of experience in niche consulting for government contract accounting. Built on a foundation of astute financial expertise and tenacity by our Founder and President, Inga I. Young, 8-koi has increased its revenue every year past initial startup and employs an effective team of highly qualified personnel around the globe.

Our divisions are led by experts aiming to deliver a unique and comprehensive contracting experience with quality assurance always being top-of-mind. We thoughtfully work to ensure our CONUS and OCONUS contracts are run with empowered program managers who serve as the central point for all communications with the clients. Our responsive and agile customer support drives word-of-mouth business.

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8-koi is a diverse and nimble firm that has earned a reputation for dependably delivering cost-effective results to a wide array of government agencies and directorates. We work well as a team, as demonstrated by our past performance, and we are passionate about developing mutually beneficial relationships with our associates for long-term success. 8-koi is ready for what’s next!

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8-KOI VALUES

  • PassionDriven by essential needs
  • ExcellenceCommitment to achieving high standards
  • DependabilityLasting outcomes through perseverance
  • ThoughtfulnessGiving consideration to the alternative

The number 8 represents the cyclic nature of systems. The koi fish represents embracing adversity through persistent focus on positive outcomes.

8-koi is a dynamic woman-owned small disadvantaged business (EDWOSB) ready to help you meet your government contract procurement and delivery goals.

INGA I. YOUNG

President Inga I. Young founded 8-koi fueled by her inquisitive nature and desire to be different – to do better than others, and to offer an easier and more efficient option to the government. Concentrating her decades-long background in DCAA-compliant contract accounting, Inga’s astute knowledge of finance allows her to perform more cost-effectively across multiple disciplines with consistent quality-driven results. In 2022, the University of Florida recognized Inga’s company in the Gator100 for being one of the fastest-growing businesses led by UF Alums.

Through peer learning alongside her leadership team, and guided by the Traction Entrepreneurial Operating System, Inga has been able to set and meet strategic goals with a focus on continual improvement to develop a diverse portfolio for 8-koi that includes government services contracts with agencies such as NASA, Department of Homeland Security, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Army Corps of Engineers. The Space Coast Chapter of Women in Defense (WID) honored 8-koi as the 2020 STEM Small Business Innovator of the Year for the company’s work designing and building NASA’s Lunabotics Competition Arena at Kennedy Space Center.

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

8-koi supports a variety of civic organizations and industry associations as an engaged community partner. We believe in supporting lifelong education through student scholarships and encouraging our employees to learn from colleagues and lead trade discussions. Some of our associations include:

Our Team

Dean Rosenquist

Chief Operating Officer

Dean oversees the operations of our construction, healthcare, design engineering and technical services divisions. His extensive experience integrating business operations, strategies, planning and procedures will play a pivotal role in maintaining momentum of 8-koi’s growth. Dean works closely with human resources, contracts and procurement, finance, marketing, facilities security, and IT to ensure 8-koi is ready and able to quickly transition and perform on new contract awards. As the former senior vice president for Comprehensive Health Services, former chief operating officer for Craig Technologies and decades of service in the U.S. Air Force, Dean’s background and previous experience is an asset to our team and 8-koi’s inner operations.

Otto Herrera

Vice President, Construction and Design Engineering

Otto was first hired at CDE in 2011 as a superintendent, safety officer and for quality control. He embodied three generations of construction business and experience as a former owner of an engineering and construction company that focused on design-build operations. As part of the leadership team, Otto understands the importance of guiding an organization under a singular direction and has an appreciation for each of the individuals that create the collective and unique culture of 8-koi.