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For more than 120 years, Obayashi Corporation has delivered quality solutions to infrastructure challenges across the globe. Founded in 1892, Obayashi has left its mark in all corners of the world.

We provide a full range of general contractor services in both public works and private sectors including: office buildings, residences, tunnels, highways, rail systems, bridges, artificial islands, airports and nuclear power plants. Other services include urban planning and architecture, real estate and property development, environmental, and waste services.

Obayashi Corporation’s first introduction to the U.S. market was the Surfrider Hotel project in Hawaii (1967-69). Since then, Obayashi has added Building Construction, Heavy Civil Construction and Real Estate Management to its portfolio of services in the United States. In addition, Obayashi has merged several US/Canada companies which expand our market throughout North America including Canada.

North American Regional Headquarters was established in 2010.

Currently, the consolidated revenue generated by North American operations is over $1.2 billion. By combining technological expertise with local knowledge and state of the art capability, we are creating a synergy for expanding business throughout North America.


At Obayashi, we think of fulfilling our corporate responsibilities as the best way to bring smiles to people. This is the goal of all of our business activities. As a good corporate citizen, Obayashi strives to meet the expectations and respond to the needs of all stakeholders. The word for "smiles" in Japanese is egao. We use the four letters of this word to remind us of our responsibilities to society.

E - Engagement with customers Our goal is to be the best partner for every customer. To accomplish this, we continually strive to develop state-of-the-art technology, to provide high-quality buildings and structures that fully satisfy customers, and to deliver solutions for customers' challenges.

G - Global perspective We offer solutions to environmental and social challenges and actively engage in social contribution activities to help build a sustainable world.

A - Amenity and associates We create amenable work environments where every one of our associates can work safely and with peace of mind while realizing his or her full potential. We also strive to build trust with all business partners to ensure mutual success.

O - Open communication with stakeholders We work hard to maintain our reputation as a trustworthy company by pursuing management transparency, communicating broadly with stakeholders, and constantly enhancing our information disclosure.