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Building Out With Logic

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Andrew Yoshimura Founds New Company

SAN DIEGO – Local startup Logic was founded just this year, but its founder and CEO is no newbie.

Andrew Yoshimura, who worked for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) corporate for six years before pivoting to professional services in 2018 and is former director of operations for local Pride Resource Partners (PRP), has branched out with his own company.

Andrew Yoshimura
Founder & CEO
Logic

Logic offers expertise in project management, operations management, project controls and other technical consulting services. It provides skilled professionals, teams of project leaders and subject matter experts who help clients with business-critical initiatives like major capital programs and projects of varying size and complexity.

Logic services the utilities, transportation, higher education and life science sectors.

“Through industry knowhow, the utilization of the latest technology, and a unique approach to recruiting and retaining top talent, we provide solutions to our clients’ biggest challenges at a program or project level,” Yoshimura said.

Yoshimura, recognized in the San Diego Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and its Top 50 LGBTBQ Leaders of Influence two years in a row, is also co-founder of BuildOUT California.

BuildOUT California is the world’s largest industry association of LGBTQ+ and allied professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Yoshimura is also a past board member of the San Diego Equality Business Association.

Control and Plans for Growth

Yoshimura said he has not received any outside funding for his current venture and currently has four employees. The team’s clients include San Diego Gas & Electric, SoCal Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric.

Logic’s primary services include project controls — cost, schedule and document control, with one if its main focuses to provide opportunities to the next generation of leaders in the industry through various mentoring and employment opportunities.

Yoshimura said that “winning more work is always a challenge,” but that Logic is succeeding by staying updated on the latest tech and building strategic industry relationships.

“We are a technology-forward company utilizing the industry’s latest technology to help solve our clients’ biggest challenges within the construction-related space,” Yoshimura said.
Yoshimura said the company aims to finish the year with 10 employees and plans to double that in 2025.

“We rival large firms because we stay current with the latest technology and meet our clients where they are,” Yoshimura said. “We also plan to open our next office in Los Angeles in 2025.”

Yoshimura said he plans to develop Logic into a workplace that fosters leadership development, provides great benefits, promotes work-life balance “and retains happy employees.”

Giving Back

He also acknowledged that it is important to give back to the community and people that have supported him throughout his journey.

“This is part of what drove me to start my own company, so the decisions on how I engage with and give back to the community are my own,” Yoshimura said. “It’s also important to me to remember that work can be fun while upholding professionalism and quality, and I want to give that to my employees because of what a great work environment does for your personal life.”

Shabnam Karimi
Communications Project Manager
Pride Resource Partners

Part of giving back, he also tailored his company to be inclusive as a certified LGBT Business Enterprise, Minority Businesses Enterprise, Small Business Enterprise and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise company, Shabnam Karimi, who worked under Yoshimura for five years at PRP predicts that Yoshimura will have tremendous success with his own company, as “a great multitasker who understands what takes to propel a company to expand.”

“Andrew is a visionary with great leadership capability,” said Karimi, a communications project manager for PRP. “He can see where things are going, he understands what really motivates people and he understands company culture and knows what makes people feel valued and seen. He will change how people understand customer service in our industry, he really cares about the outcome.”

“It’s a time of celebration, reflection and progress,” Yoshimura said. “Pride Month brings awareness to the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals, fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance. This visibility is crucial because you can’t be what you can’t see. When our next generation of leaders sees our community celebrated in this way, it inspires them to believe in their potential and strive for greatness. Pride Month is not just a celebration; it’s a beacon of hope and a call to action for inclusivity and equality in all spheres of life.”

Logic
FOUNDED: 2024
FOUNDER AND CEO: Andrew Yoshimura
HEADQUARTERS: San Diego
BUSINESS: Professional services – construction project management
EMPLOYEES: 4
WEBSITE: www.logicco.com
CONTACT: 858-723-8072 or andrew@logicco.com
SOCIAL IMPACT: Co-Founder of BuildOUT California an industry association of LGBTQ+ and allied professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.
NOTABLE: SDBJ 40 Under 40, and Top 50 LGBTQ Leaders past recipient.

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