Company updates from 8-koi :: spring 2023
A new spring season welcomes fresh beginnings and marks an important milestone for new graduates. We’re reminded of fresh starts, rejuvenation, renewal and refreshing plans for the future.

At 8-koi, we’re making plans for our clients’ continued success and we are committed to offering beginning to end services and everything in between to meet your needs and exceed expectations. We’re planning for our future and for your continued success for years to come by building the skilled team to get the job done right the first time. Our commitment to our timeless core values - Passion, Excellence, Dependability, Thoughtfulness - ensures our past performance paves the way to our future reputation and repeat customers.

We are proud to be your trusted partner in design engineering, construction, technical services and healthcare. We look forward to continuing our work together as we move forward into the future.

Congratulations to the class of 2023!
Inga I. Young
Founder and President

People, Programs, Process and Pipeline

Together we get the job done and are committed to getting it right.

We continue to gain traction by executing excellent “Human Touch” operations. Here are some of the highlights of this past quarter:

People: We welcomed new project coordinator and electrical engineer team members at at our headquarters in Melbourne, Florida. This past quarter I traveled to visit clients and employees near and far. I visited cyber security engineers at Patrick Space Force Base, US Navy Physical Readiness Program in Millington, TN, FBI HQ, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the emergency dispatch operations.

8-koi was awarded:
  • the Mobile Lancher-1 HVAC Condenser Units replacement effort
  • the Solary Park Trail Connectivity project for the city of Oviedo, FL
  • to replace the Vehicle Assembly Building 175-ton crane operator cab air conditioner unit

Design Engineering
Cape Design Engineering (CDE) successfully captured contracts supporting multiple federal, state and county agencies. Some projects include:
  • Volusia County Tactical Operations Building
  • Daytona Beach Shores Dune Walkover Replacement engineering reports
  • Arc Flash Study ESU NASA
  • Design to provide for Redundant Cooling Water Pump NASA

8-koi’s healthcare division has fully staffed the DHA Emergency Dispatch Services Contract. 8-koi operates this contract 365/24/7 at Walter Reed and is supporting multiple proposal efforts.

Technical Administration
8-koi supported hiring efforts for the Washington DC area and is supporting multiple proposal efforts.

Processes: Our traction efforts continue as we receive quarterly EOS Training. We made significant ISO perpetration efforts in Q1 and are ready for our ISO 9001:2015 audit in early Q2. Our limited scope QMS will focus on our healthcare division and the supporting elements of HR, recruiting, and credentialing.

Pipeline: We won a total of seven contracts and identified 53 new business development opportunities being evaluated for pursuit. As always, we're pursing both prime and sub-contractor opportunities and are open to opportunities, [email protected]

As a team we continue to build our strengths and provide the tools and the skills it takes to win and keep our customers satisfied.

8-koi team members and current customers make our success possible. We appreciate each of you and the trust you place in us.

Dean Rosenquist
Chief Operating Officer
We are proud to be a pet-friendly employer and offer benefits to our hard-working pet parents. Enjoy this video of our Dog Day Afternoon with all our furry friends last December. 
Kritika Kanphade

Mechanical Engineer

Kritika Kanphade recently reached the five-year milestone with 8-koi’s CDE, serving the company and its clients as a mechanical engineer.

Kritika joined the team in March 2018, shortly after graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio with her master’s degree in mechanical engineering. She connected with CDE through LinkedIn while looking for employment after graduating and soon after joined the team. Fast forward to present day and Kritika describes 8-koi as “a second family.”

Kritika appreciates the professional development opportunities at 8-koi and has supported and worked on various projects including: Eastern Florida State College, Brevard schools, Palm Beach State College, Sheriff training facility, Port Orange City Hall, FPL and AMF facility.

Attending the Lunabotics competition last year at Kennedy Space Center stands out as one of her more fun work projects and volunteering as secretary and social media manager for the SAME Space Coast post (Society of American Military Engineers) has led to representing the professional engineers network at the recent Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC) in San Antonio, TX.
In the Community
Mechanical Engineer Kritika Kanphade (third from right) stands with members of the SAME Space Coast Post and represents 8-koi and CDE at the Society of American Military Engineers Joint Engineer Training Conference in San Antonio, TX.
8-koi leadership was in attendance at the Eastern Florida State College student scholarship reception on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the EFSC Melbourne Campus.
8-koi leaders pictured L to R: VP of Engineering Division, Robert Sullivan, CEO, Inga Young, COO, Dean Rosenquist.
8-koi was there at the KSC Small Business Networking Fair held on April 4, at the Debus Conference Facility at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The event featured open networking with 30 KSC prime contractors and government exhibitors.
Space Coast Chapter of Women in Defense
Celebrates 10th Anniversary
WIDSC was founded on January 21, 2013, and since its inception, awarded over $75K in cash scholarships to help further the education of Space Coast women pursuing careers in national defense and security. At the anniversary event held at the recently renovated L3 Harris Global Innovation Center in Melbourne on February 2, over $10K was raised to help continue the scholarship fund. Learn more here

Our Leadership Team is ready to learn more about how 8-koi and CDE can help to meet your EDWOSB goals for 2023.
8-koi’s Patented OttoBollardTM Deployed
The simple OttoBollardTM design is made to be permanently installed, stowed in place, easily maintained, and operated manually to replace more complicated and expensive hydraulic traffic control systems. 
The OttoBollardTM reduces recurring costs of transport, manpower, rental, and deployment.

8-koi Veteran Employee Resource Group NOW ONLINE!
Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERGe) helps to "codify a framework attracting, hiring, retaining, nurturing and developing veterans within our organization." Learn more about available resources at
Engineers Welcome Here!

We are now accepting resumes.

Contact our Recruiting Team for more information.
8-koi and, its wholly owned subsidiary, Cape Design Engineering (CDE) are Equal Opportunity Employers. 8-koi and CDE do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.
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Full-spectrum contracting solutions with a human touch
8-koi, Inc. has complied with the passage of an interim rule to bridge the gap toward full transition to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. The Department of Defense is requiring all contractors with the clause at Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 in their contracts to conduct a self-assessment of NIST SP 800-171 standards and enter their results into the Supplier Performance Risk System by November 30, 2020. Contractors who have not entered their results by that deadline will not be eligible for an award on a contract containing DFARS 252.204-7012.
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