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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

Hook, LLC is led by J. Edward Shiok, a Master’s-level writer, content creator, document designer, and business development consultant with 23 years of experience helping organizations succeed in Alaska, Hawaii, the Lower 48, and beyond. Edward works with 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 $50M in planning and design contracts and $700M in construction contracts—all awarded through qualifications-based competitions. He has also collaborated on the development of several successful grant applications submitted to federal agencies, especially the U.S. Department of Transportation and its operating administrations, such as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and Maritime Administration (MARAD), as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  


Edward has authored executive-level communications for CEOs, senior U.S. government and military officials, and Alaska’s Congressional Delegation. He has assisted non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad with marketing, fundraising, and public outreach campaigns to secure funds for educational, humanitarian, and public health initiatives in the Republic of Fiji, Republic of Kiribati, Solomon Islands, and other Pacific nations.


Edward is a seasoned researcher with extensive experience working at archival repositories in the U.S and several foreign countries. He is an accomplished documentary photographer, with work appearing in numerous digital and print publications, including American Rifleman (the official journal of the NRA), The Alaska Contractor (the magazine of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska), and ON PATROL (the magazine of the USO).


Please make contact for more information, a professional resume, and references.


Hook, LLC is a proud Associate Member

of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska.

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