After discharge from his military service, Eric also worked on negotiation to create Shinhwa own company. Shinhwa Company was born on July 01, 2011 with Eric & Minwoo are co-CEO while all members put in equal share of investment to the company.
On March 23 2012, Shinhwa released their 10th album, The Return, followed with concert tours starting with Seoul right on their 14th Anniversary.
With this, Eric has won acting awards at all 3 Broadcasting Networks.
Despite the average 7% Neilsen rating, Eric & the team of Discovery of Romance drama received lot of praises for their acting and a good realistic drama.
Eric won a triple crown at KBS' 2014 Year End Award (Excellent Actor, Best Couple, and Netizen Award).
Later that year, Eric had a series of Banjun dramas (reversed mini-dramas) from the SBS’s Good Sunday Show.
He was recognized for his acting skill and also won MBC Best New Actor Award for Phoenix in the same year.
At Shinhwa's Encore concert in Aug.2015, Kim Dongwan had said "Many things have happened while we were trying to reclaim Shinhwa name.