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HBI Construction, Inc. ® 4921 Birch Street Suite 1., Newport Beach, CA 92660
ph (949) 851-2211 : fax (949) 851-2410 :
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 database 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 received his degree in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is involved in numerous community activities and is a member of ICSC, NAIOP, and SSA.

Andrew T. Last, Esq.
Executive Vice President 
& Corporate Counsel

Andrew Last began working at HBI Construction in 1994. Since then he has been involved in every aspect of the company, including supervision, managing, estimating, business development, and legal matters. As Executive Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Andrew is responsible for the management of all business affairs of the company, oversees risk management, leads recruitment, and negotiates all contracts. 

Andrew graduated with his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business with an emphasis in Real Estate Development (2003). Thereafter, Andrew simultaneously earned a Master of Business Administration from Chapman University Argyros School of Business & Economics and his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law (2010). Andrew is an active and practicing member of the bar in both California and Arizona.

Peter J. Last 
President & Chief Executive Officer 

Peter Last is responsible for overall company operations and business results. He joined HBI Construction 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 has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, is a licensed CPA.