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HBI Construction, Inc. ® 4921 Birch Street Suite 1., Newport Beach, CA 92660
ph (949) 851-2211 : fax (949) 851-2410 : info@hbiconstruction.com
AZ: ROC 197299 – CA: CSLB 667057 – NV: SCB 51398
Steve C. Knoell
Vice President - Estimating 


Steve Knoell joined HBI Construction is 1985. As Vice President of Estimating, he is responsible for the management of the estimating team, preparation of conceptual estimates, performing pre-construction budgeting services, and strategically compiling final, competitive, market driven hard- bid estimates.

During his time with HBI, Steve has been involved in estimating every project the company has contracted for and built, which amounts to in excess of one billion dollars. During his career, Steve has established excellent working relationships with key subcontractors throughout the western states. He has developed an extensive subcontractor data base and has authored a state of the art estimating program which he has used to analyze the cost components of more than 3,500 construction projects.

Steve is widely regarded as one of the top commercial construction estimators in the western states. His knowledge and professional expertise is highly respected and considered unique in the industry.

Steve received his degree in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is involved in numerous community activities and is an active member of ICSC, NAIOP, and SSA.

Peter J. Last 
President & Chief Executive Officer 


Peter Last, President & Chief Executive Officer (Owner), is responsible for overall company operations and business results. He joined HBI in 1989 and brought to the company more than nineteen years of construction and development experience. Over the past 25 years, Peter has been directly involved with all aspects of day to day company operations, as well as formulating the company’s overall direction and strategic plans. 

Prior to joining HBI, Peter was involved in developing commercial and residential real estate with Potomac Investment. He also served as Financial Officer for The Irvine Company, where he was involved in the construction and development of retail properties in Orange County. 

Peter began his career at Arthur Andersen & Company, specializing in real estate and construction. As President & Chief Executive Officer of HBI, he is focused exclusively on the successful management of HBI’s commercial construction business. 

Peter has a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of 
Wisconsin, is a licensed CPA, and is a member of ICSC and NAIOP.