our impact


We practice Corporate Citizenship at Caliedo & Sons, which is the responsible stewardship of our time, resources, and talents for the benefit of our community. Our central core value is Caring as valiant sacrifice and vulnerable kindness. Over the years, we have:

  • Performed paint and non-skid deck restoration aboard the Hōkūleʻa, a Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe

  • Built and donated an Aluminum Sculpture of the James Campbell HS Sports Logo “C” to commemorate the graduating class of 2020

  • Participated in the joint council-state legislature cleanup of North Road, the District 9/Aloha Harvest food distribution event in Waipahu, and the District 9 canal and beach clean-up in Ewa Beach


Workforce development

Workforce Development is the lifeblood of our industry and the catalyst for economic diversification in Hawaii. At Caliedo & Sons, we provide deserving individuals with high-demand, high-compensation trade skills, allowing our employees to not only make ends meet but to thrive in Hawaii’s high cost of living.

Through our participation and leadership in Workforce Development initiatives with the Ship Repair Association of Hawaii, we hope to ensure more opportunities for Hawaii residents. To date we have graduated several cohorts from HCC, trained and certified in Maritime Welding. We are also currently in the development of a postsecondary Private Industry Shipyard Apprenticeship Program and a K-12 Maritime Innovation Career Pathway for the Department of Education.


The Hawaii Defense Alliance is contracted by the State of Hawaii Department of Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) through a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC, previously, Office of Economic Adjustment). Its mission is to grow a more robust and sustainable defense sector in Hawaii with a priority focus on ship repair and ship building, engineering services, and IT/cyber security/data analytics.

The Alliance officially launched in May 2021. Ian Caliedo is Co-Chair for the workforce development working group and has a seat on the executive steering committee. He and the rest of the Alliance are actively working to bring together industry, government, educational institutions, and community resource partners to help increase local business opportunities. They have established an executive steering committee of experienced business and community leaders who are volunteering countless hours of their time to provide insight and guidance, along with four working groups — small business support, business ecosystem support, workforce development, and market resiliency and innovation.