8-koi™ is a dynamic woman-owned small disadvantaged 8(a) business (EDWOSB) ready to help you meet your government contract procurement and delivery goals.
The number 8 represents the cyclic nature of systems. The koi fish represents embracing adversity through persistent focus on positive outcomes.
At 8-koi, we design, build, staff, and supply.
We deliver service excellence across four divisions: Design Engineering, Construction, Technical Services, and Healthcare. 8-koi is a certified 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) headquartered in Merritt Island, FL with offices in Jacksonville and Melbourne, and in San Antonio, Texas.
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 four 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.
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!
- Passion – Driven by essential needs
- Excellence – Commitment to achieving high standards
- Dependability – Lasting outcomes through perseverance
- Thoughtfulness – Giving consideration to the alternative
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.
The Space Coast Chapter of Women in Defense (WID) honored 8-koi as the 2020 STEM Small Business Innovator of the Year. In 2018, 8-koi was selected by GrowFL as a Florida Company to Watch. Guided by GrowFL’s strategic research, peer learning, and leadership development as a CEO Nexus executive, Inga has been able 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.
- Gator100 2022 (ranked #78)
- The Best of Small Business Awards “SB100” 2021 (ranked #79)
- US Department of Labor HIRE Vets Gold Medallion 2021 (awardee)
- weVENTURE Women Who Rock Mentorship 2020 (nominee)
- Space Coast Women In Defense STEM Business Innovator 2019 (winner)
- GrowFL Florida’s Companies to Watch 2018 (winner)
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:
- Women in Defense Space Coast (WIDSC)
- National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
- weVENTURE at Florida Tech
- Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)
- Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
- US Small Business Chamber of Commerce
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Florida Engineering Society and American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (FES/ACEC-FL)
- GrowFL / CEO Nexus
- Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation
- Eastern Florida State College Foundation
- Palm Beach State College Foundation
- Brevard Achievement Center (BAC)
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.
Vice President, Engineering Division
Robert joined the Leadership team in 2022. He has a deep understanding of consulting engineering interface with the construction industry to help the company deliver complex projects on time and on budget for both commercial and government customers. Managing diverse teams on a variety of jobs, Robert strives for excellence by emphasizing interpersonal skills while leveraging his expertise in an array of project engineering disciplines.
Vice President, Construction Division
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.
Vice President, Healthcare Division
Elizabeth comes to 8-koi with a breadth of experiential knowledge regarding the Federal Marketplace and current leads the oversight of several healthcare services contracts to include work at Walter Reed and Brooke Army Medical. With eight years Government Contracting experience serving in positions crucial to the intake and development of winning proposal packages, Elizabeth brings a holistic understanding of the components involved in successful contracting and leads capture efforts for 8-koi.