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

J. Edward Shiok
Owner and Business Development Consultant

J. Edward Shiok is a professional writer, document designer, and business development consultant with 24 years of experience helping organizations succeed in Alaska, Hawaii, the Lower 48, and beyond. Edward works with business leaders in several sectors, especially architecture, education, 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 authoring winning proposals for more than $750M in construction contracts, $50M in planning and design contracts, and $25M in federal and state grants—all awarded through qualifications-based competitions. He regularly prepares submissions to private companies and public entities alike. At the federal level, this includes the Department of Commerce (NOAA), Department of Defense (DLA, USACE-AK/HI, USA, USAF, USCG, USMC, and USSF), Department of Homeland Security (FEMA), Department of the Interior (NPS and USFWS), Department of Transportation (FHWA, FRA, FTA, and MARAD), and the General Services Administration (GSA). At the state and local levels, this includes the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, Alaska Court System, Alaska Railroad Corporation, University of Alaska (UAA, UAF, and UAS), and many school districts.

Edward has completed countless special projects. He has authored executive-level communications for Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, senior U.S. government and military officials, politicians/PACs, and business leaders. He has served as a review committee member for high-value capital projects, offering independent insight into bidder qualifications and proposal content, quality, and demonstrated effort. He has supported international NGOs with marketing, fundraising, and public outreach campaigns for educational, humanitarian, and public health initiatives in Fiji, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, and elsewhere in the Pacific.

Edward is a seasoned researcher with extensive experience working at archives around the world. He is an accomplished historian and documentary photographer with work published in numerous publications, including American Rifleman (the journal of the NRA), The Alaska Contractor (the magazine of the AGC of Alaska), and ON PATROL (the magazine of the USO). He is currently writing a book about World War II in the Pacific.

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Hook, LLC is a proud Associate Member

of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska.

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