Hook, LLC was established in 2011 to offer independent business development solutions to industry leaders.

J. Edward Shiok
Owner and Business Development Consultant

Hook, LLC is led by J. Edward Shiok, a Master’s-level writer, content specialist, and business development consultant with 20 years of experience helping organizations succeed in Alaska, Hawaii, the Lower 48, and overseas. Edward works with industry leaders in several market sectors, especially architecture, engineering, construction, healthcare, resource development, and transportation. Under the Hook, LLC banner, he leads entire business development initiatives, boosts his clients’ in-house capabilities, or provides a collaborative team of independent specialists to achieve targeted outcomes.


Edward’s recent record of success includes winning more than $40M in planning and design contracts and $650M in construction contracts—all awarded through qualifications-based proposal competitions. He has written several successful grant applications submitted to federal agencies, including a 2014 TIGER Discretionary Grant Application for one of just 72 out of 797 projects awarded funding by the U.S. Department of Transportation that year. He has authored executive-level communications for CEOs, senior government and military officials, and Alaska’s entire Congressional Delegation.

His documentary photography has appeared in American Rifleman (the official journal of the NRA), The Alaska Contractor (the magazine of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska), ON PATROL (the magazine of the USO), and many other digital and print publications.

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Hook, LLC is a proud Associate Member

of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska.