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FEATURES: EDUCATING FOR THE INDUSTRY 14 Is Hawaii making the grade when it comes to preparing the next generation of its workforce? In this report, we shine a light on the vast range of education and apprenticeship training opportunities available throughout the state and the innovative strategies being used to entice future employees.

HAWAII’S TOP 25 CONTRACTORS 21-96 Unveiled! We finally reveal Hawaii’s Top 25 Contractors. A liftout section for the first time, our special silver anniversary edition includes not only the Top 25 Contractors and Noteworthy Contenders profiles but also informative sidebars and captivating statistics. It is with great distinction that we honor the companies that made it through another uncompromising year, while proving their resilience as Hawaii’s finest.

SURVIVING A TOUGH ECONOMY 102 Though segments of the economy, such as tourism, have seen a resurgence, the building industry still waits with bated breath for its own upsurge. So here, we offer these tips to help ensure your company’s survival until then.

TOP EATS 106 Our annual lunch report examines several hotspots packing in Hawaii’s hungriest workers. We also cover a few eateries offering chic alternatives to the standard “two scoop rice and mac salad” plate lunch.

Noteworthy contender Arita Poulson at Seabury Hall, Maui; page 64 of the Top 25 Contractors liftout

NEWS BEAT: Forest City Completes $312M Neighborhood

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2012 CAK Home Show Streams Live

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Keokea Beach Park Renovation Completed

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La Tour Bakehouse Partners with RevoluSun

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Pier 29 Construction Complete

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NAIOP Awards Honor Commercial Development

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NAVFAC Awards $46.6M Contract

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DEPARTMENTS: Datebook

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Best Practices

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Contracts Awarded

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Concept to Completion: Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Phase 5

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Low Bids

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Spotlight on Success: BEQ, MCBH

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News Makers

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New Products

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Coming in August ON THE COVER: O TThis one-of-a-kind logo ccommemorates the silver aanniversary of honoriing Hawaii’s Top 25 Contractors. C (Logo design by Ursula Silva. C Cover design by Susan Whitney.)

In our August issue, we take you on location to the Big Island, visiting jobsites big and small, garnering insight from industry representatives across the island. Our mid-summer issue also includes an update on the recent developments in Concrete Advances and examines Utilities, with a special focus on their partnerships with the private sector to develop renewable energy to power Hawaii’s future. Finally, we introduce a new special section honoring Hawaii’s leading construction firms, 50 years and older.


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Busy Bee We also proudly welcome our 2012 summer intern, Jocelyn Nystrom, who comes to us through the Society of Professional Journalists internship program. Already in her sixth week (of 10) as of this writing, Jocelyn has become an asset to our team contributing her writing, reporting, editing and photography skills. Jocelyn made a life-changing move in 2009 from Kirkland, Wash., to Oahu to further pursue her education. Recently graduating with her associate’s degree from Kapiolani Community College, she m ro n Nyst will continue her journey at the Jocely University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in communications with a focus in public relations. With her determined vision of pursuing media broadcasting, we know Jocelyn will continue confidently in the direction of her dreams. Aloha,

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On Our Website www.buildingindustryhawaii.com The Construction Magazine of Hawaii

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Top Projects of Top 25 Contractors Here’s a sampling of high-profile, multi-million dollar projects that help this year’s Top 25 contractors make the cut. UÊÊÊՏ>˜ˆ]Ê>Ê ˆÃ˜iÞÊ,iÜÀÌÊEÊ-«>Ê >Ü>ˆˆ>˜Ê Ài`}ˆ˜}Ê œ˜ÃÌÀÕV̈œ˜Ê Co., Inc. UÊÊ1˜ˆÛiÀÈÌÞʜvÊ>Ü>ˆˆÊ >˜ViÀÊ i˜ÌiÀÊ Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. UÊÊ*>VˆvˆV>Êœ˜œÕÕ

Ledcor Construction Hawaii, LLC UÊÊ->viÜ>ÞÊ iÀiÌ>˜ˆ> Unlimited Construction Services, Inc. UÊÊ-ÕL“>Àˆ˜iÊ ÀˆÛi‡˜Ê>}˜ïVÊ Silencing Facility Healy Tibbitts/Watts Constructors Joint Venture Visit our Silver Anniversary edition of Top 25 at www.buildingindustryhawaii.com.

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Forest City Completes $312M Kaneohe Neighborhood

Above, the newest addition to military housing in Kaneohe is named Mololani. Below, project partners of Forest City and military officials celebrated the neighborhood’s completion with a traditional Hawaiian blessing on May 17.

On May 17, Forest City Military Communities, LLC celebrated the completion of the Mololani subdivision as part of Forest City’s multiphase public-private venture (PPV) partnerň«Ê܈̅Ê̅iÊ i«>À̓i˜ÌʜvÊ̅iÊ Navy. Meaning well-kept or rare in Hawaiian, the Mololani 765-home neighborhood on Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) was completed in four years. Col. Brian Annichiarico, MCBH commanding officer, says, “What’s important to me is when our Marines and sailors deploy into harm’s way, they can leave their families behind and rest assured they are taken care of.” Mololani offers Navy and Marine military personnel picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean and the Koolau mountain range. The new homes feature three, four, and five-bedroom plans with various single-family, duplex, tri-plex, and quad-plex configurations offered to military families and service members of all ranks, from E1 through 05. They also have covered lanai, open floor plans

and amenities that include two-car enclosed garages, intrusion alarms, enclosed privacy yards and automatic lawn irrigation systems. The neighborhood features a new 7,500-squarefoot multipurpose community center with extensive green space that includes play lots, courts, picnic pavilions and a dog park. Green building elements include an improved thermal exterior, due to increased insulation and low-E thermal pane windows, SEER 16 highefficiency central air conditioning, solar hot water systems and Energy Star ceiling fans throughout. These sustainable features earned three of the home models Leadership ˆ˜Ê ˜iÀ}ÞÊ>˜`Ê iÈ}˜Ê«>̈˜Õ“Ê certification, the highest certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. One home designed with ̅iÊ>ÃÈÃÌ>˜ViʜvÊ̅iÊ1°-°Ê i«>À̓i˜ÌÊ of Energy achieved net-zero energy status in January 2012 by producing more electricity through solar photovoltaic generation than the residents consumed during the year.

PBTE Online Registration Now Open Online registration for the 2012 Honblue Pacific Building Trade Expo is now open. Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Hawaii Convention Center, the one-day trade show is free for professionals in the AEC (architect-engineeringconstruction) industries. By pre-registering online at www. pacificbuildingtradeexpo.com, attendees can bypass the registration lines on the day of the event. Now in its 13th year, the expo is co-produced by the Honolulu chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Construction Specifications Institute

(CSI), and features products and services from nearly 300 vendors, as well as seminars eligible for continuing education credits, buffet lunch, Aloha Reception and prize giveaways – all included with the free admission. Companies that wish to showcase their services and product lines and network with more than 1,700 architects, contractors, engineers, military and government officials, developers, specifiers and other AEC industry professionals can still apply for exhibit space by e-mailing barbie@ pacificbuildingtradeexpo.com.

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2012 CAK Home Show Streams Live The Contractors Association of Kauai (CAK) hosted its 20th annual Home Show on April 20-21 at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Center, with a portion of the show for the first time streaming live on www.hawaiistream.com. Of the exhibitors who occupied all the 35 booths that were available, four businesses were presented with awards in the annual booth decorating contest. First-time entrant Kauai Lumber – newly acquired by HPM – went home with the best-in-show perpetual trophy and plaque, presented annually by Koga Engineering and Construction, Inc. The Shioi Construction, Inc. award for best attention getter was presented to Honsador Lumber. Service Rentals and Supplies earned the Goodfellow Bros., Inc. best designed use of space award. E ĂŠ*Ă€ÂœÂŤiĂ€ĂŒÂˆiĂƒ]ĂŠ˜V°]ĂŠĂœÂ…ÂˆVÂ…ĂŠ`œ˜>ĂŒiĂƒĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ>Ăœ>Ă€`ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ best display of green building principles, bestowed the honor to Islandwide Solar. Opening remarks for this year’s Home Show included Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr.; Michael Murakoshi, senior vice president of show sponsor First Hawaiian Bank; and

Andy Ragasa (third from right) of Koga Engineering presents the best-in-show plaque to the Kauai Lumber team. Matt Hunt of The Hunt Company, a cooperating sponsor. Videos of the opening speeches, Friday night seminars and interviews with exhibitors can still be viewed at the aforementioned website.

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Keokea Beach Park Renovation Completed

Supporters gather for a traditional Hawaiian blessing and untying of the maile lei. Photo provided by Ilihia Gionson Hawaii County held a blessing and dedication ceremony on May 12 to officially re-open the newly renovated and expanded Keokea Beach Park. “Keokea Beach Park is a puuhonua, a safe haven for families, keiki and kupuna (elders),” Mayor Billy Kenoi said at the event. The park’s main pavilion has been off-limits since Oct. 15, 2006 when a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Kiholo Bay, damaging the pavilion. The park spans more than 7 acres and has undergone extensive repairs totaling $1.4 million. Keokea Beach Park’s completion Ài«ÀiÃi˜ÌÃÊ̅iÊ i«>À̓i˜ÌʜvÊ*>ÀŽÃÊ>˜`Ê,iVÀi>̈œ˜½ÃÊ final project for Kiholo Bay’s earthquake-related project. Renovations include a new kitchen, larger main pavilion,

new restrooms and easily accessible walkways. ˜Li]ÊÀÕ}>ÊEÊňâÕÊÀV…ˆÌiVÌÃ]ʘV°Ê«Ài«>Ài`Ê̅iÊ«>˜ÃÊ for the project, while Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd. served as the general contractor. Approximately 75 community volunteers assisted staff of the Friends of Keokea Beach Park with painting, landscaping maintenance and miscellaneous chores. In addition, to honor his dedication to the Kohala community, Kenoi was presented with a lei handcrafted with multicolored squares of paper each individually signed by more than 500 Kohala residents. “The celebration here at Keokea is a reminder of how strong, resilient, vibrant and collaborative our communities really are,” said Kenoi.

Pacific Club $3.85M Renovation The Pacific Club is undergoing a nearly $4 million renovation. The estimated two month project began in June and will be performed by general contractor, Nordic * Ê œ˜ÃÌÀÕV̈œ˜]ʘV°Ê>˜`Ê>ÀV…ˆÌiVÌÊ

-ʘÌiÀ˜>̈œ˜>°Ê Members and guests of the more than a century-old private club on Queen Emma Street will not be disrupted by the renovations, as the bulk of the construction will consist of a back-of-the-house kitchen renovation, estimated at $2.4 million. The remaining improvements include the courtyard dining room ($351,168) and roof repairs ($101,712). The project is set to be complete by Aug. 31. In addition, The Pacific Club is on a quest to find its new general manager, replacing outgoing general manager and chief operating officer, Gary Oliveira.

Kitchen renovations will better serve Mangos Bar, the Pacific Club’s casual dining venue.

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La Tour Bakehouse Partners With RevoluSun

La Tour Bakehouse’s $1.77 million photovoltaic system is expected to pay for itself in two and a half to three years. It will provide power to La Tour Bakehouse’s main bakery, executive offices and its newest restaurant, La Tour CafÊ. Ba-Le, Inc. dba La Tour Bakehouse recently announced it is expected to save $170,000 in energy costs per year through its new photovoltaic (PV) system at its 80,000-square-foot main bakery, located at 888 Nimitz Highway inside the former Weyerhauser building.

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its reputation and professionalism. RevoluSun’s expert team of designers and installers were able to work with our request to get the system up and running in less than three months. Needless to say, we are delighted by the results.� RevoluSun designed and installed the solar system comprised of 1,467 Canadian Solar 250 panels in two months. According to the solar provider, the system will offset 25 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the environment and the burning of 44,000 barrels of oil during its lifetime. “As a Hawaii-owned company, we are always pleased to work with other local companies to help them offset their energy usage,� says Todd Georgopapadakos, RevoluSun principal. “We commend La Tour Bakehouse for making the switch to renewable energy.�

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Don’t Give Away the Store: Vital Steps to Negotiation

BY GARRETT J. SULLIVAN

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ave you ever walked away from a negotiation feeling you gave away too much? If so, it’s time to step up your game. One of my favorite quotes is by Chester L. Karrass: “In business, you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.” We can all name companies that have locked themselves into bad contracts and paid dearly – some even with bankruptcy. Contractors who don’t negotiate well are being taken advantage of in some way, either knowingly or unknowingly. If you sign an unfavorable contract, subcontract, change order, cost proposal, time extension, etc., you’re stuck. This overlooked skill has a significant impact on your bottom line. As tough as contractors tend to be, I often see them backing away from sharpening their negotiation skills, not because they’re not capable but because they believe they’re too busy. This is a mistake. They tend to underestimate its significance until they’re in the heat of negotiations and then are backed into a corner.

œ˜½Ìʓ>ŽiÊ̅ˆÃʓˆÃÌ>Ži°Ê Negotiation requires practice and good mentorship. Listed below are some concepts to consider in any negotiation, but if you truly want to become an expert, I recommend special training. Successful negotiation requires a platform of trust. If this is lacking, you are in for a bumpy ride. If people don’t trust that you will deliver your end of the deal, they won’t negotiate with you in good faith. Building trust takes time – and unfortunately, you may not have this luxury. In this case, do whatever you can to build trust prior to a negotiation. You will have a head

start before the first word is spoken. Once you have an acceptable level of trust, establish your bottom line. Give serious thought about what you really want out of the negotiation. Write down and rank every negotiable item. Then, one-byone, cross out the items you can live without. When you reach a point where you cannot give anything else, you’ve reached your bottom line. This doesn’t mean that you won’t strongly negotiate for the items on your “nice to have” list but, it does sharply define your “need to have” list and clarifies what you can exchange for other considerations. Your two lists comprise your “Zone of Possible Agreement” or ZOPA – starting at the bare bones minimum you’ll accept and ending on your ideal agreement. PREPARATION Plan\Ê iÌiÀ“ˆ˜iʅœÜÊ̜ÊLiÃÌÊ approach the person or group – and consider what kind of response your approach will likely elicit. Rehearse: This is an important and often-overlooked step. Ideally, role play with a trusted advisor or mentor. Consider various scenarios and appropriate responses. Implement\Ê ÕÀˆ˜}ʘi}œÌˆ>̈œ˜Ã]Ê pick your battles and adjust requirements within your ZOPA.

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TACTICAL TIPS Let them make the first offer: Attempt to let the other side establish the ballpark in which you are playing. Don’t immediately accept the first offer: Why? When you jump at the first offer, the other side will think they offered too much and look to back pedal. When appropriate, show emotion: If their offer is insulting, don’t be afraid to show it. Body language is more important in negotiations than spoken words. This is a totally separate area of study but one that is extremely important. Don’t fear silence: Understand the power of silence. It is usually to your advantage to let the other parties speak. In some situations, the other party may become so uncomfortable with the silence that they will feel the need to fill the void and inadvertently give away more than they had planned. Postpone tough decisions:

œ˜½ÌÊLiÊ>vÀ>ˆ`Ê̜ʫÕÌÊ̅iÊÃ̈VŽˆiÃÌÊ issues aside and come back to them later. Agreeing on easy issues first will develop momentum to tackle the bigger issues. Create a red herring: Based on your ZOPA, you’ve already indentified items that you’re willing to trade away. If the other party feels they have made concessions and wants you to do the same, exchange one of these items, but don’t give the impression that you were always willing to give it away. In closing, strong negotiation skills do pay big dividends. They’ll far exceed your investment of time and earn you respect, success and favorable business arrangements. BI

Garrett Sullivan is president of Sullivan & Associates, Inc., a management consultancy focusing on the construction industry in Hawaii. Reach him at GSullivan@SullivanHi.com, www.SullivanHi.com, or (808) 478-2564. For more reading on

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May Awards Top $100M

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The current year started off in lackluster fashion, continuing a slowdown that had depressed the industry for all of 2011. Then along came May with $105.8 million in awards and suddenly there was hope that the drought could be ending – at least for the 46 contracting companies sharing the wealth. The year-to-date total now stands at $231,425,256, more than double last year’s January – May figure of $111.2 million. And the surge promises to continue. As evidence, just pick up any June issue of  ‡-iÀۈViÊ7iiŽÞʓ>}>∘iÊ>˜`ÊviiÊ the weight. Not since the 1990s has the magazine carried so many jobs. Research editor Alfonso Rivera recalls that in those glory years the publication would sometimes top 150 jobs. Now, just last month, one weekly issue was over 160, another over 170. Of course the end of the fiscal year on June 30 puts a halt to the rush but the momentum of so much work will carry on for months to come.

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Oahu....................83,629,554 Hawaii ................. 20,071,793 Maui ...................... 2,075,626 TOTAL .............105,776,973

C&C Honolulu ...... 38,790,719 UH.........................33,880,064 DPW Hilo ..............14,882,443 DOE ........................9,496,526 DAGS .......................7,633,071 DOT......................... 1,094,150 TOTAL ............ 105,776,973

(Awards are rounded up to the nearest dollar.)

Grace Pacific ........................... 14,215,834

Standard Sheetmetal ................. 5,324,800

Hako Construction ..................... 3,890,490

Rehabilitation of Localized Streets, Phase 7b - Kalihi Valley, Ewa Beach, West Loch and Ewa Village Areas

Biomedical Science Building - R/R HVAC Equipment, Reheat Water System, Building Air Balance and Controls - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Various Buildings, Replace Plumbing Fixtures, Phase 1 - Art, Biomedical Science, Kennedy Theatre, Moore, Sakamaki and St. John, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Kapolei Parkway Urban Core 5

Hawaiian Dredging..................... 4,029,313

Paramount Builders ................... 3,521,000 Waimalu Elementary School, Building F - Library Expansion

Grace Pacific ............................. 9,569,425

Loop D, Edmonson, Snyder, Webster and Spalding Halls, Extend Secondary Chilled Water Piping and R/R Central Plant System and Controls - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Royal Contracting ...................... 9,633,720

Rehabilitation of Streets - Unit 25

S & M Sakamoto ....................... 6,772,960 Various Buildings, Elevator Modernization - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Civil-Mechanical Contractor ....... 3,472,825 Stan Sheriff Center - R/R HVAC Equipment and Accessories, Chilled Water Distribution System and Controls, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Close Construction .................... 3,215,960

MAY’S TOP 10 CONTRACTORS 1) Grace Pacific Corp. ......................................................23,785,259 2) Jas. W. Glover, Ltd. ........................................................9,808,500 3) Royal Contracting Co., Ltd. ........................................... 9,633,720 4) Standard Sheetmetal & Mechanical, Inc. ......................6,940,550 5) S & M Sakamoto, Inc. ...................................................6,772,960 6) Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd. ....................................... 5,189,350 7) Metcalf West, LLC ......................................................... 4,693,523 8) Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. .................... 4,029,313 9) Hako Construction, Inc. ................................................3,890,490 10) DKSL, LLC dba Paramount Builders ...............................3,521,000 Information is summarized from the Contracts Awarded section of BIDService Weekly, compiled by research editor Alfonso R. Rivera. 12 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JULY 2012

Women’s Locker Room Renovation and Nagatani Academic Center Expansion - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Kaikor Construction ................... 1,800,000 Parking Structure- Phase 1, Fifth Floor Deck Coating, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu

Certified Construction ............... 1,628,000 Law School, Law Library Reroof - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Standard Sheetmetal ................. 1,615,750 Women’s Community Correctional Center, Maunawili Cottage - Replace Roof Mounted A/C and Repair Roof

I & L Rentals ............................. 1,602,897 Furnishing and Delivery of Three (3) Each Only, Solid Rubber Wheeled Diesel Powered Loaders

Pacific Power Products.............. 1,317,459 Furnishing and Delivery of Eleven (11) Only, 80,000 GCW Truck Tractors


Ted’s Wiring Service ................. 1,104,366

Bacon Universal............................ 134,226

F & H Construction ....................... 517,000

Les Murakami Stadium - Field Lights Replacement, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Furnishing and Delivery of Four (4) Each Only, Rubber Wheeled Diesel Powered Backhoe Loaders With 4 - 1 Bucket and Extendahoe, 2-Wheel Drive

King Kekaulike High School - Hardening of Hurricane Shelters, Makawao

Narito Sheet Metal ....................... 129,900

Guardrail and Shoulder Improvement at Various Locations, Molokai

Circuit Builders ............................ 897,700 Upgrade Metering, Phase I - University of Hawaii at Manoa

All Maintenance & Repair ............ 892,900 Marine Science Building - General Repairs and Repainting, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Pacific Power Products ................ 742,630

Central Middle School- Building D, Replace A/C

Molokai High School - Grease Trap, Molokai

Shidler College of Business Administration, Electrical Distribution System Improvements - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Maui Master Builders ................... 167,843

Hi-Tec Roofing............................... 122,400

Paul’s Electrical ........................... 717,700

Society Contracting ...................... 119,409

Palisades Elementary School - Electrical Upgrade

Helemano Elementary School - Building E Reroof

Molina Engineering ...................... 630,842

Ohana Control Systems ................ 108,888

Kaneohe Elementary School - Slope Stabilization

Puuhale Elementary School - Campus Fire Alarm

Despins General Construction ...... 602,002

Ted’s Wiring Service ....................... 93,323

King Kamehameha III - Various Buildings Reroof (Building A, B, D, E, P2063 Reroof P16)

Kalihi Valley District Park - Replacement of Meter Cabinet

Tory’s Roofing .............................. 567,890 Kahuku High and Intermediate - Various Buildings, Reroof

Asing Community Park Recreation Center - Miscellaneous Structural Repairs

Tory’s Roofing .............................. 567,123

Site Engineering ............................. 42,900

Pri Building No. 1 Reroof - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Railing Upgrade at Komo Mai Drive Bridge No. 929

Farrington High School- Building AW7, Reroof

JCVC ............................................. 54,762

HSI Mechanical ........................... 529,003

Ted’s Wiring Service .................... 527,991 Lehua Elementary School - Electrical Upgrade

Goodfellow Bros............................ 169,454

Paul’s Electrical............................ 129,700

Furnishing and Delivery of Seven (7) Each Only, Refuse Transfer Trailers, Rear Loading

Kalihi and Kaneohe Police Stations - Air Conditioning System Improvements

Maui Master Builders ................... 403,500

Maui

King Kekaulike High-Replace Aluminum Rails and Repair Handrails

Arita/Poulson Gen. Contracting.... 127,179 Maui Waena Intermediate School - Hardening of Hurricane Shelters, Kahului

Hawaii Jas. W. Glover, Ltd. .................... 9,808,500 Kaiminani Drive Roadway Improvements - Mamalahoa Highway to Vicinity of Ahiahi Street, North Kona

Isemoto Contracting .................. 5,189,350 DAGS Hawaii District Office - Hilo Baseyard

Metcalf West ............................. 4,693,523 Phase 3 Improvements for Buildings C-1 Through C-4, Buildings B-1 Through B-4 And Building A-1 for the Kaloko Housing Project, North Kona

William Loeffler Construction ........ 380,420

Castle & Cooke Resorts ............... 690,650

Panaewa Park New Playground, South Hilo

Manele Road - Repair and Maintenance at Various Locations, Lanai City

PER ............................................. 433,000 Kauluwela Elementary School, Building C - Reroof and Replace A/C

Contech Engineering .................... 426,483 Mililani Waena Elementary School - Building B Reroof

King’s Disposal

Bacon Universal ........................... 276,639 Furnishing and Delivery of 5-8 Ton Steel Drum Rollers

Tory’s Roofing .............................. 273,456

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Kalakaua Middle School - Building L Reroof

Ching Construction ...................... 249,840 Kaimiloa Elementary School, Building F - Renovate Toilets

C & C Electrical ........................... 245,114 Wheeler Intermediate School Campus - Fire Alarm Upgrade

Pacific Industrial Coatings ........... 235,545 Recoating of Exhibition Hall Roof at Neal Blaisdell Center

Society Contracting ..................... 209,438 Farrington High - Building M, Reroof

Allied Machinery .......................... 186,702 Furnishing and Delivery of Various Heavy Equipment, City & County of Honolulu

Henry’s Equipment Rental ............ 183,792 Waipahu Clubhouse Site and Other Improvements, Waipahu

Cummins West ............................ 155,654 Furnishing and Delivery of 2,000 Gallon Fuel Tank Truck

TAL .............................................. 153,927

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Roll Off Services 8 cubic yards to 40 cubic yards

Concrete Washout Services Hauling Services

Recycle Services Compactor Sales & Services – New and Used

Bachman Hall Stair Repair, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Circuit Builders ............................ 137,761 Kalihi Elementary School - Fire Alarm Upgrade

HSI Mechanical ........................... 136,115 Mauka Lani Elementary School, Building B - Install Two Exhaust Vents

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LEADING THE WAY

Hawaii is at the Forefront in Educating for the Industry BY LEE SCHALLER

Here we are in the middle of the ocean, far from the hard-core competition of major metropolitan urban centers and the egos that feed them. We work hard and play hard but there is always that intangible ohana environment that seems to be an integral part of what we do and how we live here. So how do we rate when it comes to providing education and preparing a workforce for a tough industry such as construction and all of its related areas? Are we meeting the norm? Filling the need? Communicating properly with those already involved and those who will represent the future? How are we really doing? The annual Construction Career Days hosted by HCC allows high school students statewide to interact with industry members. 14 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JULY 2012


It All Starts Here Apprenticeship, the foundation and mother lode of an industry workforce, is defined in the trades environment as “a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a trade professional, in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.” It is more simply described in business dictionaries as, “A method in which trainees learn a craft or trade by hands-on experience while working with a skilled worker...” and “A program that combines on-the-job training with academic instruction for those entering the workforce.” All accurate descriptions. Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by joint employer and labor groups, individual employers, labor unions and industry associations. Here in the islands, the State of Hawaii Apprenticeship Law says, “Related instruction for apprentices and the training of teachers and coordinators for instruction shall be the responsibility of the community colleges of the University of Hawaii system.” That being said, on Oahu, “apprenticeship-related instruction” most likely fell under the wing of Honolulu Community College (HCC) because of the school’s history and early designation as “the Territorial Trade School,” “Honolulu Vocational School,” and “Honolulu Technical School,” and by the technical programs and courses that were and continue to be offered exclusively by the college on Oahu. HCC’s apprenticeship program, recognized as the major training source for the industry, currently supports the 23 state registered apprenticeship programs (33 trades) that offer their related instruction through the college. There presently are 150-plus regular instructors and approximately 17 substitute instructors. The instructors, some of whom do double duty — classroom teaching and hands-on training in the labs — are recommended through their company or organization training program. “We are rather large and almost

function like a college within a the construction industry. From that college,” explains James Niino, unprecedented and far-sighted pilot HCC’s apprenticeship coordinator, program servicing the preliminary “in that we handle scheduling for 200 students at eight high schools all of our courses each semester, on Oahu, the construction academy which typically number around 300, program today has grown to serving and we register all of our 2,000 or more than 2,000 students in 35 high so apprentices, with the help of the schools statewide. Records Office. We also manage the Commitment from the Top payroll for our 150-plus instructors.” Niino’s department also assists “The Building Industry Association with curriculum development and (BIA) of Hawaii is committed to provides teacher training as well education and has made it a strategic as classroom and lab facilities and goal to provide educational programs training materials. Niino, who has that encourage life-long learning,” been apprenticeship coordinator says Karen Nakamura, CEO of at HCC since 2004, came into the BIA-Hawaii. “The BIA Construction program from the student services Training Center of the Pacific area where he was a counselor, a provides and promotes designation background that serves him well programs, career development tracks in his apprenticeship position, and training to strengthen and providing additional insight into the build a sustainable construction needs and concerns of the students industry and workforce in the State in the program. of Hawaii. Our signature events, the But that’s not the whole story of BIA Parade of Homes, the BIA Home HCC’s impact in industry education. Building and Remodeling Show, the In addition to its pace-setting BIA Remodel It Right/Remodel It apprenticeship program, the college Green Expo and the BIA Renaissance was at the forefront eight years ago Building and Remodeling Awards, in planning for the creation of a provide outreach education and construction academy curriculum, opportunities for the industry to a program spearheaded by former showcase projects and services to HCC Chancellor Ramsey Pedersen educate our community.” and aimed at reaching high school All of Hawaii’s trade unions and students. “We are out to reach the 70 industry associations place a high percent of high school students who priority on education and training, are not touched by a four-year college both at the apprenticeship and — the neglected majority,” he said at journeyman levels. Properly trained the time. In 2004, the construction academy began with a grant from the U.S.

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workers are the lifeblood of their organizations and they demonstrate their commitment not only in their internal programs but in outreach areas such as by participating in the HCC hosted annual Construction Career

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The BIA Construction Training Center of the Pacific contractors, also participate in this event, as do public agencies from the VÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;VÂ&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;>Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;vi`iĂ&#x20AC;>Â?Ă&#x160;Â?iĂ&#x203A;iÂ?Ă&#x192;°Ă&#x160; Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Construction Career

The Hawaii Carpenters Union apprenticeship and training program (one of the programs supported by HCC) â&#x20AC;&#x153;provides qualified apprentices and journey workers with the proper skills and experience to accomplish the many tasks required in the field.â&#x20AC;? On May 23, 2009, Local 745 celebrated the grand opening of its new training center in Kapolei. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we began planning this training center three years ago,â&#x20AC;? said Ron Taketa, financial secretary/business representative for

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Local 745, in his State of the Union newsletter column shortly after the opening, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we wanted to ensure it would meet all of our training needs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both classroom and hands-on, as well as be an impressive showcase for our union, the signatory contractors and our members. It is all of that and more.â&#x20AC;? One of the most important priorities of the General Contractors Association (GCA) of Hawaii is education. The association recently renovated its education and meeting facilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have four meeting rooms,â&#x20AC;? Johnny Higa, GCA executive vice president, points out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;each with the capability of functioning as a classroom, conference and/or meeting room and all with state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities.â&#x20AC;? The association has an extensive schedule of training and educational sessions that Higa says covers all areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Education is the reason ABC Hawaii chapter is in existence,â&#x20AC;? says Jonathan Young, president of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Hawaii. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is why our building is aptly named â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Associated


4HEREAREMANYOTHERENTITIESTHATOFFEReducation and training for the industry in Hawaii. Several general contractors and even subcontractors and safety equipment vendors have training programs in-house or subscribe to ongoing training sessions, INCLUDINGTHOSEMEETING/3(!/CCUPATIONAL3AFETY AND(EALTH!DMINISTRATION REQUIREMENTS(OWEVER in this report, we wanted to focus primarily on apprenticeship training â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as the farsighted and growing outreach to high school students.

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Builders and Contractors Trade School.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; One of the most important aspects of our training is that we use a nationwide-accepted training curriculum called NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Training). This program is accepted anywhere it is taught across the United States so you can transfer your learning from one state to another as long as they use the NCCER program.â&#x20AC;? Bottom line? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We provide the best training possible, adhere to strict NCCER guidelines, are an accredited chapter under NCCER and adhere to our own stringent apprenticeship standards that are registered and recognized by the State of Hawaii,â&#x20AC;? says Young. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We teach our apprentices to become â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the man,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; not to work for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the rest of their lives. Promoting education is the reason we have new businesses every day here in the state and the vast two-thirds of them are merit shop and trained in the merit shop way.â&#x20AC;? One change many involved in apprenticeship training would like to see is more women in the programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is still a glaring shortage,â&#x20AC;? says HCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Niino. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We see a few from the Carpenters Union, and a few in the electrical, elevator construction and telecommunications areas and in the tapersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; training program.â&#x20AC;? But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting there. We see more and more female project managers, project engineers, even heavy equipment handlers. All well trained, thanks to outstanding education and apprenticeship programs.

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Fine Finish In 2008, Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. completed the construction of the third tower at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, labeled Phase 4, which included construction of the core and shell of what is now called the Hale Naia tower of the resort property, along with full build out of 114 of the 14-story building’s nearly 250 timeshare units and 367-stall, elevated parking structure. In May 2012, the general contractor comes full circle to complete the remaining 132 luxury units of the 489,379-square-foot high rise, which contains a mix of two and three-bedroom, «i˜Ì…œÕÃiÊÃՈÌiÃÊ>˜`Ê Ê­“iÀˆV>˜ÃÊÜˆÌ…Ê ˆÃ>LˆˆÌˆiÃÊVÌ®‡>VViÃÈLiÊۈ>Ã]Ê>VVœÀ`ˆ˜}ÊÌœÊ …ÕVŽÊ O’Neill, project manager for Nordic PCL. Begun in March 2011, the project involved interior framing and drywall, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, installation casework and millwork, granite, marble, and tile as well as appliances and fixtures. The villas themselves are appointed with all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped kitchen with cookware and tableware; master suites with king-size bed, oversized soaking tub >˜`ÊÃi«>À>ÌiÊŜÜiÀÆÊ>˜`ÊÌiiۈȜ˜Ã]Ê 6 Ê«>ÞiÀ]ʅˆ}…‡Ã«ii`ʘÌiÀ˜iÌÊ>˜`ÊÜ>ÅiÀÉ`ÀÞiÀ°Ê"Vi>˜]Ê mountain or hillside villas also have their own lanai. Nordic PCL also constructed Ko Olina Beach Club’s second tower, Hale Moana, and its 162-stall parking structure. 18 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JULY 2012


Congratulations for a job well done! Nordic PCL Construction Inc. Notable Elements Pointing out a noteworthy aspect in building operations, O’Neill says, “All the villas received occupancy sensors for the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems, which allow the temperature to rise in unoccupied rooms above what was set by the guest to an agreed ambient temperature such as 78 or 80 degrees, only when they are not present in the room. As soon as the guests re-enter, the A/C (system) senses them and switches back on, quickly cooling back to … whatever setting that the guests have chosen.” This wireless HVAC system, according to Glen Kaneshige, Nordic PCL president, “(is) providing greater flexibility and increased functionality, as well as overall energy monitoring and savings.” O’Neill adds, “All the restrooms also are outfitted with occupancy sensors for the lighting. All the exterior windows are tinted to block ultraviolet light and minimize heat gain.”

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etc. Noise and dust had to be kept to a minimum and no utilities could be shut down for any reason.â&#x20AC;? Because of this, Kaneshige adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The project team worked from the top down. While the upper floors were going through the turnover process, lower floors were receiving framing, rough-in, finishes etc.â&#x20AC;?

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Because the tower itself and roughly half the units were completed four years ago, Phase 5 work was conducted in a semi-occupied building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our biggest challenge from my perspective was that our wing, which was an active jobsite, was

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nordic PCL established a goal of having zero punch list items to demonstrate its commitment to quality,â&#x20AC;? says Kaneshige, explaining a unique component of the Phase 5 project. To achieve that, the project team used the completed units in Phase 4 as an example of the finish level expected and conducted multiple rigorous unit inspections before the final walk with the client.â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill says the program was successful on 75 percent of the units. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was done by strictly enforcing quality control throughout the entire duration of the project as well as the implementation of a managed contract completion and trade damage tracking list. These things, together with multiple cleanings and a strategically placed finish coat of paint, allowed us to turn over units that were completely ready for the owner to occupy and begin their furniture and fixture installation. This program resulted in very few punch list items actually making it onto the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s punch list.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The client was pleased with the results of the punch list program because it required less time reviewing and monitoring the work,â&#x20AC;? concludes Kaneshige. BI

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HAWAIIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TOP 25 CONTRACTORS YES! THERE IS A SILVER LINING!

By Judith Shinsato, Lee Schaller, Jason Soeda and Jocelyn Nystrom

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fter several years of a devastatingly down economy, creating an industry-wide framework of plunging revenues, stalled or cancelled projects and — especially difficult in Hawaii’s ohana-oriented workforce — employee layoffs, the tide seems to be turning! In 2011, for the first time since 2008, there was an increase in the total revenue of the 25 companies that make up our latest Top 25. Total revenue in 2011 was $2.642 billion, an INCREASE of $102 million over 2010! The increase, although not recordsetting by any means, becomes particularly significant when we remember that in 2009 there was almost a billion dollar decrease from 2008. In 2010, there was another total revenue decrease, this time $444 million less than in 2009. What all of this hopefully means is that we are on the way back, we’ve turned the corner, we’re finding our way out of the woods — however you would like to phrase it, it’s a positive sign. And at this point, after the tough times you all have endured, we’ll take whatever upbeat news we can find! In more specific Top 25 statistics, 14 of you showed increased revenues for 2011 compared with 10 in 2010 and six in 2009. Eleven Top 25 companies experienced a decrease in revenues in 2011, fewer than the 15 companies in 2010 and 19 in 2009.

Looking at the ranking on the Top 25 list, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. holds tight to the No. 1 position for the seventh year in a row! The biggest leap upward on the list was made by Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc., going from the 13th position last time around to No. 4 in 2011. In a rare tie for ranking, the No. 4 spot is shared with Nan, Inc., who apparently did not want to relinquish the ranking it also held last year. Swinerton Builders also made a big move up, jumping seven slots from 14th place in 2010 to No. 7 in 2011 — the company also advanced seven places in 2010 over 2009. (Seven, seven, seven — anyone at Swinerton heading for Vegas soon?) Also making a huge move up the list is Ledcor Construction Hawaii, LLC, climbing from the 19th spot in 2010 to No. 13. There was not a significant difference in the amount of public work performed by our Top 25 in 2010 but one statistic that did show change, and perhaps also reflects a positive sign, was the increased number of employees in several companies. Nordic PCL Construction, Inc., for example, went from 92 to 150 employees,

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Swinerton from 68 to 210, dck pacific construction, LLC from 100 to 200, Watts Constructors from 275 to 373, Delta Construction Corp. from 185 to 260, and there were more increases. With a little preview into some of the other statistics, Top 25 facts and interesting trivia you will find elsewhere in this special section, we will tell you that our Top 25 companies have a heavy stake and longtime commitment to Hawaii, with at least 10 of them having more than a half century of history here. Bottom line? It looks a little brighter out there. You have toughed it through with determination, innovation — and style. There still may be difficult times ahead, but hopefully, the worst is behind us. A tip of the hard hat to each and every one of you. Imua!


HAWAIIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TOP 25 CONTRACTORS 2011* 1) Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc.

$355.00 (million)

2) Kiewit Corp.

$250.40

3) Grace PaciďŹ c Corp.

$192.00

4t) Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc.

$182.00

4t) Nan, Inc.

$182.00

6) Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.

$160.00

7) Swinerton Builders

$125.50

8) dck paciďŹ c construction, LLC

$116.00

9) Parsons RCI, Inc.

$111.70

10) Coastal Construction Co., Inc.

$106.00

11) Watts Constructors, LLC

$96.20

12) Delta Construction Corp.

$94.00

13) Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC

$82.00

14) Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc.

$72.95

15) Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd.

$72.90

16) Unlimited Construction Services, Inc.

$61.15

17) Wasa Electrical Services, Inc.

$58.10

18) Allied Builders System

$47.60

19) Group Builders, Inc.

$46.30

20) Alakai Mechanical Corp.

$45.60

21) Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.

$43.41

22) Shioi Construction, Inc.

$43.30

23) Honolulu Builders, LLC

$40.30

24) Ralph S. Inouye Co., Ltd.

$29.40

25) Royal Contracting Co., Ltd.

$28.43

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talked about grand opening for the resort in August 2011. The company continues to provide construction services at Aulani, completing the interiors of about half of the timeshare units in an unopened wing of the resort and adding a new food & beverage kiosk to the property.

Hawaiian Dredging actually was active on a number of projects that were completed or near completion in 2011. Besides Aulani, these include the Child Care Development Center at Pearl Harbor, Ray & Joan Corps Community Center, Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) at SchoďŹ eld Barracks, Kapolei Interchange Complex and Pier 60 site improvements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also began work at Halekulani hotel and continued work on the ďŹ rst phase of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called the Lahaina Bypass for the state Department of Transportation,â&#x20AC;? adds Wilson. Offering his forecast for the remainder of 2012, Wilson says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There continues to be a lot more talk of work than there was a year or so ago. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of activity in planning and getting ready to start signiďŹ cant private building work. This means, in terms of the pursuit of work, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much better than what it was. But the actual in-place activity is still a bit limited so far this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So right now, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re busy pursuing work. We have a lot of good opportunities and are expecting those to result in more activity in the future than what is currently the situation.â&#x20AC;?

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his year, Kiewit Corp. and its various divisions present a united front, reporting more than $250 million in revenue, landing them squarely in the No. 2 spot of this countdown. Lance Wilhelm, senior vice president, building division, Kiewit Corp., says: “2011 was about more than just the rail program for us. Like most contractors, we continued to look for new work to pursue throughout 2011, but we also stayed busy constructing a number of important projects. Department of Defense work continued to be an important market for us in 2011 with ongoing work on the Wheeler Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, Pearl Harbor Fitness Center and the Training Area Complex at Pohakuloa on the Big Island. Transportation was also another sec-

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tor keeping us busy in 2011. Completing the $7.8 million Kalanianaole Highway project at Makapuu for the state Department of Transportation was one such example.” Wilhelm describes Kiewit Corp.’s work on the Honolulu Rail Transit Project: “2011 was primarily spent completing the final design and preparing for the work coming in 2012. That is not to say that no work went into the field. Our crews spent the better part of 2011 completing our test shaft program along the Farrington Highway alignment as well as completing temporary and permanent utility relocation work.” Wilhelm offers his observaKiewit Corp. is the general contractor on the Ford Island tions on the second half of Control Tower Stabilization Project for the Pacific Aviation 2012: “I worry that we are not Museum Pearl Harbor. seeing enough work coming out of both the public and private sector to give me much optimism dustry’s outlook for the year. Because more for any significant improvement in our in- and more projects are procured under a design/build or design/assist format, and because of the complexities of administering even the more traditional procurement processes, there is an increasingly long lag between the time a project is bid and when that project breaks ground. Consequently, we can usually tell by the end of the year how the market will shape up for the following year. And we almost certainly know by midyear how we will fair for the remainder of the year. Unfortunately, we have not seen an appreciable increase in bidding activities throughout the end of 2011 and so far this year, which suggests that 2012 will likely be more of the same.”

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ompleting the top triumvirate is No. 3 Grace PaciďŹ c Corp., which slips a notch from its last showing, reporting 2011 revenue of $192 million, a $25 million decrease from 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $217 million.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Results were not as good as hoped, mostly due to increases in cost, particularly in petroleum-based products,â&#x20AC;? explains a spokesperson for the 81-year-old kamaaina ďŹ rm. One of the most notable projects of the year was Grace PaciďŹ câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $16 million Rehabilitation of Localized Streets, Phase 5B, Kaimuki/Kapahulu/Diamond Head, for the county. Begun in January 2011 and completed in November, the undertaking involved restoring a total of 93 residential streets in the aforementioned areas. The work performed, explains the spokesperson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;included cold planing,

A key project for Grace PaciďŹ c in 2011 was the $16 million Rehabilitation of Localized Streets, Phase 5B.

reconstruction and resurfacing of asphalt concrete pavements, utility manhole adjustments, new pavement markings, new vehicle loop detectors, and miscellaneous concrete curb and gutter work.â&#x20AC;?

Predicting the year ahead, the spokesperson says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;2012 is relatively ďŹ&#x201A;at compared to 2011. Revenue is up a little, but margins are down. Unless the agencies put out signiďŹ cantly more bid volume than last year, there is little expectation of increased activity in the latter part of the year.â&#x20AC;?

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Originally, the contract speciďŹ ed that most of the roads be cold planed 4 inches, then repaved 4 inches with the approved county asphalt mix, called City & County Mix No. 4 (CC4). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Following a few revisions, it was determined that some of the roads didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have 4 inches of asphalt concrete, so the scope was further changed to include cold planing depths of 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 inches,â&#x20AC;? the spokesperson continues. This meant that some roads had to be placed with an asphalt concrete base (ACB), says the spokesperson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;before doing the ďŹ nal lift of CC4 for the ďŹ nal lift. It was challenging as we had to make sure each road was done to plan, as one day we could be cold planing 4 inches on a road and placing 2 inches of CC4 as the bottom lift, and then the next day we might be cold planing 8 inches and having to place 6 inches of ACB.â&#x20AC;?

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eporting a remarkable $102 million increase in revenue, Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. (ACK) takes an impressive nine-spot leap in our current survey to take the No. 4 position, in a tie with Nan, Inc. The nearly 50-year-old firm earned revenue of $182 million in 2011, compared to $80 million in 2010. Russell Young, ACK president, says, “2011 was a good year, primarily because several of our projects that had taken awhile to get going in 2010 finally were able to start.” Young adds that these projects were a mix of both public and private sector work. Adding to company coffers in 2011 were the Kuhio Park Terrace renovation, the Marianist Church parking structure and the Whole Foods Market in Kailua, all of which began in 2011; along with ongoing projects such as the University of Hawaii

Expected to be completed this summer, the Marianist parking structure will be utilized by Chaminade and St. Louis.

(UH) West Oahu campus, UH Cancer Center and the recommencement (and completion) of the Ward Village Shops and parking structure. Young says the rest of 2012 looks OK. “Many of our projects actually will be finishing up this year,” he adds.

For example, the new $11.8 million 228-stall Marianist parking structure, which will be used jointly by Chaminade University and St. Louis School, will be finished this summer, as will the first six buildings of UH West Oahu. ACK recently finished renovations to the first tower at Kuhio Park Terrace and expects to complete the second by the end of this year. Begun in 2010, the UH Cancer Center is ahead of schedule, adds Young. Because the project is going well, UH already is expanding the original structure. ACK will be adding an approximately 30,000-squarefoot wing to the facility and hopes to start this summer. Looking ahead, Young says, “2013 has possibilities. Right now, interest rates are low. Our No. 1 industry, tourism, is going strong, and even the military is looking well. All the signs look good but it’s a question of raising consumer confidence.” Young mentions a number of developers with high-profile projects in the preliminary stages that are just waiting for the right time to proverbially pull the trigger. “We’re hoping for the best,” concludes Young.

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an, Inc. experienced growth in 2011, bringing in revenue of $182 million, a $22.9 million increase from 2010. This helps Nan, Inc. keep its same No. 4 rank as last year, in a tie with Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. â&#x20AC;&#x153;2011 was very positive for Nan, Inc. as our growth continues to follow the upward trend experienced in recent years despite the highly competitive market. This is a result not only of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise and experience but also the pride of all hands in producing quality work and the highest commitment to our customers,â&#x20AC;? reports Ryan Nakaima, vice president of Nan, Inc.

Nan, Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most notable 2011 project was the Keaukaha Military Reservation, Joint Military Center (JMC), phase 1 completed in early 2011. The design-build project involved the construction of six new buildings totaling more than 112,000 square feet on a 20-acre site, which now provides training, administration, storage and maintenance facilities for both the Hawaii Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. This was a signiďŹ cant project for Nan, Inc. as it, along with the Ane Keohokalole Highway ($34.5 million and currently ongoing), marked the beginning of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expansion to the Big Island. Other recently completed projects include the PaciďŹ c Regional Center Building 130 and the Sea Animal Research Center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Ford Island ($28.5 million). Projects ongoing in 2011 also include

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Building 130 also was completed in 2011.

a new Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe ($44.1 million) and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) Facility on Hickam ($69.6 million). Nakaima says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we look ahead, 2012 is shaping up to be another optimistic year as many of the major contracts that were

acquired during the last quarter of 2011 were design-build projects, and therefore, are all currently in the beginning phases of construction.â&#x20AC;? Nan, Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success has mainly been in the public sector, although the company is continuing to make great strides in its pursuit of private sector work.

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CONTRACTOR CONNECTIONS WEBSITES OF TOP 25 AND NOTEWORTHY CONTENDERS Alakai Mechanical Corp. www.alakaimechanical.com

Honolulu Builders, LLC www.honolulubuilders.com

Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. www.ack-inc.com

Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. www.sip-hawaii.org/node/1184

Allied Builders System www.abshawaii.com

Kiewit Corp. www.kiewit.com

Allied Pacific Builders, Inc. www.alliedpacificbuilders.com

Koga Engineering & Construction, Inc. www.kogaengineering.com

Arita Poulson General Contracting, LLC www.aritapoulson.com Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. www.pankow.com

Ledcor Construction Hawaii, LLC www.ledcor.com Nan, Inc. www.nanhawaii.com

dck pacific construction, LLC www.dckww.com

Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. www.nordicpcl.com

Delta Construction Corp. www.deltaconstructionhawaii.com

Nova Group, Inc. www.novagrp.com

Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc. www.leisinc.com

Parsons RCI, Inc. www.parsons.com

Grace Pacific Corp. www.gracepacificcorp.com

Ralph S. Inouye Co., Ltd. www.rsinouye.com

Graham Builders, Inc. www.grahambuilders.com

Royal Contracting Co., Ltd. www.royalcontracting.com

Group Builders, Inc. www.groupbuilders.net

Unlimited Construction Services, Inc.

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. www.hdcc.com

www.unlimitedhawaii.com Wasa Electrical Services, Inc. www.wasahawaii.com

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NORDIC PCL CONSTRUCTION, INC.

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Nordic PCL also completed the new PE/ athletic facility, part of the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus redevelopment, and will be completing the middle school and cultural center for it this summer. Another signiďŹ cant project moving forward after being stalled for years is the 23-story Holomua condominium. Begun

Completed in August 2011, Longs Drugsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new 108,040-square-foot distribution center includes loading docks in the rear, two ďŹ&#x201A;oors of ofďŹ ce space, a training room and an indoor/outdoor break area.

on Sept. 15, 2011, the building contains parking on the ďŹ rst seven ďŹ&#x201A;oors, topped by 170 residential units. Work also includes an emergency generator, three elevators, and onsite and off-site development. Slated completion is March 2013. Also worth noting is the Longs Drugs Distribution Center, which is comprised of high-performance concrete foundation with a shake-on hardener, 42-foot tall tiltup concrete walls and a single-ply rooďŹ ng membrane. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The slab-on-grade exceeded the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stringent speciďŹ cations for ďŹ&#x201A;atness and levelness, and no concrete rework was required,â&#x20AC;? Kaneshige adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think 2012 will still be a period of recovery for the construction industry,â&#x20AC;? concludes Kaneshige, while also highlighting areas that show cause for cautious optimism, such as the startup of light rail, and the strong retail and tourism markets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still in a historically low interest rate environment and I think people are more attracted to living in town to escape trafďŹ c. Both bode well for the condominium markets, and we know that there are at least three large developments starting within the next year. â&#x20AC;Ś The recent news of U.S. Marines (relocating) from Okinawa to Hawaii (also) should be a boost to military construction.â&#x20AC;?

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he year 2011 was similar to 2010 in terms of volume of work, according to Glen Kaneshige, president of No. 6 contractor, Nordic PCL Construction, Inc., which slips a notch from its previous No. 5 rank even with an $18 million increase in revenue â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from $142 million in 2010 to $160 million in 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was steady and certainly not a year of expansion,â&#x20AC;? he says. Retail and the visitor industry provided a signiďŹ cant portion of the ďŹ rmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in 2011, including new construction for Walmart and CVS/Long Drugs (both in Kapolei), Target Hilo, West Marineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ&#x201A;agship store, the JW Marriott Ihilani renovation, Phase 5 of Ko Olina Beach Club and the Hawaiian Airlines Ticket Lobby renovation. Also on the roster is the new air trafďŹ c control tower at the Kona airport and the St. Damien Church in Molokai.

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SWINERTON BUILDERS

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n a big time move up our list, Swinerton Builders goes from No. 14 in 2010 to No. 7 for 2011. In addition to a $52.10 million increase in revenue, Swinerton increased its number of employees in Hawaii from 68 to 210. We asked George Ehara, RME, vice president/division manager, what contributed to the increases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hospitality has always been a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bread-and-butterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market for us,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and 2011 was no different. We also expanded our healthcare presence and continued to maintain our share of the re-

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tail market.â&#x20AC;? Major projects begun in 2011 include ANdAZ Wailea Resort & Villas, Walgreens Wahiawa, Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach and the Ko Restaurant at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui. Completed were Safeway Hilo, reno-

vations at Fairmont Kea Lani, Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach - phase one, Forever 21 and the Waikiki Shopping Plaza expansion. New employees are: Andrew Valentine, Ashley Arisumi, Chad Cataluna, Deanna Benevedes, Doug Kim, Hanson Wong and Eric Teremae, project engineers; Krystle Beauchanp, senior project engineer; Jeff Weller, senior project manager; Jun Park, assistant project manager; Dino Allen, superintendent; Jon Burke, BIM manager; Suzette Navarro and Kathy Guaderrama, project coordinators; Wendy Kaneyama, preconstruction manager; Stan Diones, warehouse coordinator and Anastasia Magele, receptionist. A highlight of 2011 was a General Contractors Association Build Hawaii excellence award for the Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Ehara says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;2012 will be our biggest year ever in Hawaii. We always take a long-term view of our business. We are an employeeowned company and our decisions are not driven by outside investors. This allows us to focus on optimizing our company for the long-term. If we focus on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;build a best-inclass construction company, we will be able to provide excellent service to our clients and win our share of the work, whether the economy is expanding or in a recession. What this means for us is we kept on hiring great talent even through the recent recession.â&#x20AC;?

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dck paciďŹ c construction, LLC

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enerating revenue of $116 million in 2011, dck paciďŹ c construction, LLC comes in at No. 8, while doubling its employee size from 100 to 200 in the last year.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our diversity of skill sets and ďŹ&#x201A;exibility of delivery methods has enabled us to keep our employees working in a very competitive market,â&#x20AC;? says Eric Tessem, senior vice president and general manager of dck paciďŹ c. The Bingham parking structure at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children along H-1 is dubbed dckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high-proďŹ le project of 2011. The project, scheduled to open late 2012, marks the ďŹ rst step of a 15-year, master plan for the hospital. This new, 17-story, LEED-certiďŹ ed structure incorporates eco-friendly components such as roof-mounted photovoltaic panels and electric car-charging stations with a brushed concrete exterior to minimize cleaning requirements. Other projects that kept dckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crews busy include work in hospitality at Kingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Land, Phase 2, healthcare at Castle and Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical centers, and commercial work for Bank of Hawaii. 2012 has already started on a positive note with the award of the $43 million University of Hawaii at Manoa Information Technology Center, and in April, dck was awarded the $47 million design-build contract for P-822 MCAS Operations Complex at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) (MCB Kaneohe. dck continues working with w its repeat cliit ent, Target, e aand is completing the Ppl Fresh projects Fre

Rendering of the University of Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Information Technology Center

at Kailua-Kona and Kapolei. The ďŹ rm also recently began a design-assist 125 guest room renovation at 2426 Kuhio Hotel. Tessem says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have provided preliminary preconstruction services for a diverse

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variety of projects, which is a good indication toward a more optimistic future in the industry. We anticipate several of these projects will go forward as well in 2013, helping build backlog.â&#x20AC;?


Builders in the Pacific for 73 years

dck pacic construction, LLC

707 Richards Street, Suite 410 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 www.dckww.com

license ABC-29491

GCA Hawaii Membership Award Castle Medical Center 1st Floor Queen’s Medical Center Corporate Board Room Hyatt Regency Waikiki 3rd Floor Target Store - P-Fresh


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Marine Corps Base Hawaii Bldg. 1033 Solopower flexible BIPV modules integrated with Carlisle Syntec TPO single ply roofing membrane


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anging tight to the No. 9 position it earned in last year’s survey is Parsons RCI, Inc., which does so with a $17.4 million increase in revenue between 2010, $94.3 million, and 2011, $111.7 million. Ken Loui, who recently was named senior project manager for Parsons, attributes the growth to the substantial H-POWER (Honolulu Program of Waste Energy Recovery) expansion project, which was in full swing in 2011, along with a number of other civil and industrial projects.

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Begun in early 2010, the H-POWER expansion adds a third boiler and other improvements to the City & County of Honolulu’s waste-to-energy facility. It will greatly increase the amount of garbage the complex can combust, allowing it to generate much more electricity. When completed this year, the H-POWER facility will be capable of powering 75,000 Oahu homes, contributing 8 percent of Oahu’s energy using a renewable source, and diverting nearly 90 percent of the island’s nonrecyclable household trash from the landfill. Other projects that added to the company’s coffers were the Wilhelmina Rise Sewer Rehabilitation and its Makalapa project. “2012 will not be as busy as 2011 as a number of projects are winding down and will be completed this year,” predicts Loui. “We are hoping that the construction industry will improve as the year progresses.”

The extensive expansion of the H-POWER plant, which began in early 2010 and was in full swing in 2011, is slated for completion this year.

COASTAL CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.

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Ulupau, for which Coastal Construction began work in 2011 and is expected to continue into 2014, consists of 218 homes and is the last phase Forest City is developing at MCBH.

“Although volume for Coastal Construction fell nearly 10 percent,” comments Les Masutani, the kamaaina firm’s vice president, “we were fortunate to have ongoing work with Forest City and Haseko.”

ing to Masutani. The bulk of the work was at the 218-home Ulupau and 765-home Mololani neighborhoods on Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) for Forest City Hawaii and at Ka Makana at Hoakalei within Haseko’s master-planned community in Ewa Beach. Both Ulupau and Ka Makana are still ongoing, while a celebration was held in May this year for the completion of Mololani – the largest neighborhood at MCBH.

ompleting our top 10 is the nearly 40-year-old residential specialist Coastal Construction Co., Inc., which reports revenue of $106 million in 2011, compared with 2010’s $117 million.

In fact, Coastal Construction completed 550 single and multifamily units in 2011, accord-

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Looking forward, Masutani says, “Unfortunately, our forecasts show we will continue to slide in 2012. Realistically, we don’t see anything very promising this year.” On a more positive note, he concludes, “We’ve had some success with smaller projects, and we’ll continue to keep our core people employed as we ready ourselves for 2013.”


EFFECTIVE EXECUTIVES 2012 Top Executives of Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top 25 Builders ALAKAI MECHANICAL CORP. Ralph Inouye, president; Clark B. Morgan, chairman

ISEMOTO CONTRACTING CO., LTD. Leslie Isemoto, president

ALBERT C. KOBAYASHI, INC. Russell Young, president

KIEWIT CORP. Bruce Grewcock, CEO

ALLIED BUILDERS SYSTEM Gary Oda, president

LEDCOR CONSTRUCTION HAWAII, LLC Jeff Thompson, vice president and branch manager

CHARLES PANKOW BUILDERS, LTD. Mike Betz, Hawaii vice president and regional manager

NAN, INC. Fooney Freestone NORDIC PCL CONSTRUCTION, INC. Glen Kaneshige, president

COASTAL CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. Kenneth M. Sakurai

PARSONS RCI, INC. Andrew Albrecht, senior vice president

DCK PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION, LLC Eric G. Tessem, senior vice president and general manager

RALPH S. INOUYE CO., LTD. Lance M. Inouye

DELTA CONSTRUCTION CORP. Kenneth J. Kobatake

ROYAL CONTRACTING CO., LTD. David C. Hulihee

DORVIN D. LEIS CO., INC. Stephen T. Leis, president

SHIOI CONSTRUCTION, INC. Conrad Murashige

GRACE PACIFIC CORP. David C. Hulihee, CEO

SWINERTON BUILDERS George Ehara, vice president and division manager

GROUP BUILDERS, INC. Lito Alcantra, president

UNLIMITED CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. Jay Manzano, president

HAWAIIAN DREDGING CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. William J. Wilson HONOLULU BUILDERS, LLC Dan Jordan & Tom Ryan, principals

WASA ELECTRICAL SERVICES, INC. Ronald Yee, chairman and CEO WATTS CONSTRUCTORS, LLC Kevin McClain, president, federal group

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The Top 25 Contractors State of Hawaii 201

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WATTS CONSTRUCTORS, LLC

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ur No. 11 contractor is Watts Constructors, LLC.â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt that 2011 was a challenging year for the construction industry due to economic challenges and the migration of mainland contractors to the Hawaiian market,â&#x20AC;? says Senior Vice President Kelvin Osborne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watts Constructorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; staff kept busy ďŹ nalizing projects like the Replace Hydrant Fuel System, Hickam Air Force Base (AFB), the Asian Tropical Elephant Exhibit at the Honolulu Zoo and the Reconstruction of

Watts Constructorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Replace Hydrant Fuel System, Hickam Air Force Base project, completed in 2011, received a 2012 GCA Build Hawaii Excellence Award.

Pier 29 Container Yard in Honolulu Harbor.â&#x20AC;? One of Wattsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top projects completed in 2011 is the Replace Hydrant Fuel System project at Hickam AFB. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watts successfully managed and safely completed diverse, and potentially dangerous, construction elements within a single contract project on schedule, on budget, at a high quality that met and exceeded

client expectations,â&#x20AC;? says Osborne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To achieve our perfect project safety record of 154,688 work hours over 1,116 contract days with no lost-time incidents, our project team was extremely focused on safety. Our safety achievement on this project is remarkable and to be celebrated considering we had miles of excavation and open trenches, worked around and under two 2.4 million gallon fuel tanks lifted 8 feet off the ground, and countless tons of contaminated soil.â&#x20AC;?

CAMPUS SCORES TOUCHDOWN WITH PRECAST PARKING

Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier Concrete & Masonry Contractor

Project : Marianist Center Total Precast Parking Structure Owner : The Marianist Center of Hawaii Architect : Ushijima Architects General Contractor : Albert.C. Kobayashi

91-063 Malakole Street, Kapolei HI 96707 808/682-6000 FAX (808) 682-6001

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BUILT TO LAST Hawaii’s Oldest Contractors As the construction industry once again triumphs through a struggling economy, we applaud the companies that have maintained their commitment to Hawaii for the past 25 years and give a standing ovation to those with more than 50!

More than 50 years: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. 110 Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd.

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Grace Pacific Corp.

81

dck pacific construction, LLC

73

Nordic PCL Construction, LLC

73

Shioi Construction, Inc.

64

Wasa Electrical Services, Inc.

63

Ralph S. Inouye Co., Ltd.

50

It truly is greener on our side of the hill.

More than 25 years: Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc.

49

Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc.

48

Charles Pankow Builders, Inc.

47

Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc.

45

Parsons RCI, Inc.

44

Allied Builders Systems

42

Coastal Construction Co., Inc.

39

Koga Engineering & Construction, Inc.

39

Alakai Mechanical Corp.

38

Delta Construction Corp.

34

Group Builders, Inc.

33

Nova Group, Inc.

31

Kiewit Corp.

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DELTA CONSTRUCTION CORP.

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lightly dropping to No. 12 is Delta Construction Corp., a company that posted $94 million in revenue in 2011. Executive Vice President Marty Miller says it was a challenging year, but they kept busy nonetheless. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 2011 projects were few and far between and budgets were tight as both the private sector and the government were still suffering from the effects of the economic downturn and no real recovery had started for our industry here in Hawaii,â&#x20AC;? says Miller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, Delta was fortunate and we were

Deltaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IVE sewer laterals at Ocean Pointe

kept busy with the start of the University of Hawaii West Oahu campus, Walmart Kapolei, D.R. Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Makakilo C&D project and East-West Road for the Department

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of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL).â&#x20AC;? Delta considers the Ulupau â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station design-build


housing civil infrastructure project for Forest City one of the top projects it started in 2011. The project is a collaboration between Delta Construction and Sam O. Hirota, LLC. Ron Ho and Associates is the electrical engineer on the project. The $19 million project involves the design and construction of all the civil works for the 218-home Ulupau Miltary Residential Neighborhood. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2014. Another project that kept Delta busy in 2011 is the East-West Road and Road E Project located in the eastern portion of the city of Kapolei. the project involves 5,400 linear feet of a four-lane roadway complete with underground utilities including sewer, water, drain, electrical and communications. It travels in an easterly direction from North-South Road. Delta has undertaken the job for DHHL at a cost of $14.5 mil-

lion. The job started on May 17, 2010 and should be completed two years from then. Miller says new project opportunities have been hard to come by in 2012, but Delta perseveres. “We have found that military projects including with Army Corps of Engineers dominated the bidding

landscape during the first quarter of the year,” says Miller. “We are now seeing some opportunities in the private sector and continue to seek work in public-private venture military housing projects. We also look forward to participating in upcoming solar projects on Oahu.”

Delta Construction Corp.’s work on Kapolei Urban Core 3 & 4

HAWAII OPERATING ENGINEERS INDUSTRY STABILIZATION FUND Our Purpose is to fully represent the interests of the Operating Engineers Local Union No.3 and Hawaii’s Leading Contractors. Our mission is to foster smart and responsible growth in the construction industry, thereby contributing to a healthy economy for everyone in the Islands. A LEADING ADVOCATE FOR THE PREVAILING WAGE LAWS THAT GOVERN HAWAII’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN HAWAII TO ENHANCE THE COMMUNITY

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Seeking to level the playing field when it comes to Hawaii’s public works projects is our main concern. By bringing public awareness to key issues facing Hawaii’s leading Contractors, compliance with fair contracting guidelines are ensured.

Fostering relationships with developers from all over the Nation, we strive to stimulate the local economy by promoting and assisting them in seeing their projects through fruition.

Deeply committed to the community, we maintain an active role in public policy throughout the Islands, as to improve the quality of life for all. Construction is one of Hawaii’s largest industries, and the strength of this sector is critical to Hawaii’s economy.

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HOME SWEET HOME CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where our Top 25 and Noteworthy Contenders hang up their proverbial (hard) hats at the end of the day.

Oahu

Neighbor Islands

Alakai Mechanical Corp.

Arita Poulson General Contracting, LLC (Puunene, Maui)

Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc.

Kiewit Corp. (Omaha, Neb.) Ledcor Construction Hawaii, LLC (San Diego, Calif.)

Allied Builders System

Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc. (Kahului, Maui)

Allied PaciďŹ c Builders

Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd. (Hilo, Hawaii)

Coastal Construction Co., Inc.

Unlimited Construction Services, Inc. (Lihue, Kauai)

Delta Construction Corp.

Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. (Denver, Colo.) Nova Group, Inc. (Napa, Calif.) Parsons RCI, Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.)

Grace PaciďŹ c Corp.

Swinerton Builders (San Francisco, Calif.)

Outside Hawaii

Graham Builders, Inc. Group Builders, Inc.

Wasa Electrical Services, Inc. (Osaka, Japan)

Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. (Pasadena, Calif.)

Honolulu Builders, LLC Koga Engineering and Construction, Inc. Nan, Inc.

Watts Constructors, LLC (Des Moines, Iowa)

dck paciďŹ c construction, LLC (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)

Ralph S. Inouye Co., Ltd. Royal Contracting Co., Ltd.

Healy Tibbits Builders, Inc. (Cranford, N.J.)

Shioi Construction, Inc.

GLOBAL INFLUENCE Though we may often feel a certain sense of isolation given our geographic location, the pie charts below comparing the percentage of companies that call Hawaii home, in 1987 and today, clearly reveal the growing inďŹ&#x201A;uence of national and international companies within the building industry.

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ccording to Jeff Thompson, vice president and branch manager of Ledcor Construction Hawaii, LLC, 2011 was a stable year for the company. Reported revenue indicates a $36 million increase, from 2010 at $46 million to $82 million in 2011. Ledcor’s gains allowed it to move up six ranks, nailing the No. 13 spot. Ledcor had a mix of projects in 2011, including completing the high-rise residential tower Pacifica Honolulu, and the Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility (TEMF) at Helemano Military Reservation for the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers. Ledcor says its most memorable project was the emergency repair project at the Four Seasons Resort in Hualalai, a result of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

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“The market is looking like it is starting to pick up toward the end of 2012. The hospitality industry is a major part of this increased activity,” says Thompson.

Thompson explains, “Ledcor personnel were called in at short notice and within a six-week duration, completed repairs to 16 ground floor suites and two presidential suites, all of which had been inundated by a tsunami. In addition, two restaurants, a bar, and a beach club had a complete refit, including installation of new kitchen equipment and millwork.” Through these efforts, the resort was able to reopen by April 30, 2011. In addition, Ledcor replaced a pool that had been fully submerged and installed a new pool deck by May 15. Ledcor is currently working on the civil component of the electric generation facility at the Auwahi Wind Farm.

Ledcor Construction Hawaii, LLC started work on the completion phase of Pacifica Honolulu in 2010 and finished the condominium in late 2011.

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DORVIN D. LEIS CO., INC.

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ur No. 14 contractor is Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc., a company that is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2012. The full-service mechanical contractor was founded in California in 1961 by Dorvin Duane Leis, then moved to Hawaii in 1967, where it has been in continuous operation ever since. Dorvin D. Leis posted $72.95 million in revenue for 2011, $17 million less than the previous year. Despite the industry slowdown, Dorvin D. Leis kept its employees busy in 2011 with the following projects:

Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc. considers the University of Hawaii Cancer Center project one of its best of 2011.

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Coastal Construction Co., Inc. 443 Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc.

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Nan, Inc.

300

Wasa Electrical Services, Inc. 275

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Watts Constructors, LLC

275

Delta Construction Corp.

260

Group Builders, Inc.

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University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Center, UH Maui College Science Building, Kingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Big Island, Sheraton Kauai Renovation, Lanai Airport Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Station (ARFF) and Molokai Airport ARFF. â&#x20AC;&#x153;2011 turned out very much as we predicted a year ago, challenging but successful considering the ongoing state of the construction economy,â&#x20AC;? says Stephen T. Leis, president of the ďŹ rm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The jobs that kept us busy throughout last year and into 2012 are the UH Cancer Research Center project, the UH West Oahu campus project, the UH Maui Campus New Science Building project, the Kings Land project on the Big Island, and the Sheraton Poipu project on Kauai.â&#x20AC;?

ects in the state of Hawaii and has been constructed to very high standards,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The owner, construction manager, and general contractor have all done an exceptional job.â&#x20AC;? Concerning 2012, Leis says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;2012 is another challenging year. There is some forward movement in the private sector with some work returning to the condominium and timeshare sector. There are also continued

opportunities with th federal projects. In addition, we continue to develop and grow our service department statewide.â&#x20AC;?

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Leis says the UH Cancer Research Center project on Oahu is a representative example of the ďŹ rmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best work in 2011.

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to the economy by employing a local workforce of more than 100 in 2011. Alakai Mechanical Corp.

232

Swinerton Builders

210

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185

Kiewit Corp.

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150

Shioi Construction, Inc.

120

Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc.

100

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OAHU 2265 Hoonee Place Honolulu, HI 96819 P: (808) 841-2112 F: (808) 847-1991

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ISEMOTO CONTRACTING CO., LTD.

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There were many projects contributing to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success in 2011. However, Isemoto says one particular project, Hospice of Hilo, was meaningful to his company and is the one that stands out in his mind.

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anging on to the No. 15 slot it held last year is Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd. While other companies struggled to survive, the kamaaina ďŹ rm managed to increase its revenue by $1 million from $71.9 million in 2010 to $72.9 million in 2011. The company, which celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2011, specializes in the following types of construction: heavy sitework, commercial buildings, golf courses, subdivisions, infrastructure and utilities. Company president Leslie Isemoto says 2011 turned out to be a good year for business and went better than he expected it to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We managed to produce the same volume of work as 2010, in both sitework and

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hospice of Hilo will be the ďŹ rst neighbor island in-patient care facility for patients who cannot be cared for in their residence and will provide compassionate endof-life care,â&#x20AC;? Isemoto says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The facility would not have been possible without the help of our Isemoto Contracting in 2011 performed work on the $7.4 million Waikoloa Beach Resort Water Treatment Plant for Hawaii Water community that raised Service. the $10 million needed to build the state-of-the-art care facility.â&#x20AC;? Started in January 2011, the 14,000-squarefoot, single-story wood structure features 12 residential style in-patient rooms with private lanai, adaptable to elder patients as well as children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Isemoto Contracting is very proud to be part of our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to provide a much-needed facility in East Hawaii,â&#x20AC;? says Isemoto. The facility held its grand opening on June 22, 2012. Looking toward the future, Isemoto says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are projecting an overall decrease in volume for 2012, but we are optimistic our work volume with pickup in the fourth quarter due to recent award of projects.â&#x20AC;?

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nlimited Construction Services Inc., a locally owned and operated company for the past 21 years, comes in at No. 16, reporting $61 million in revenue for 2011, a $29.9 million increase from 2010. Unlimited Construction completed four large projects, its highest proďŹ le being Safeway Beretania, ďŹ nishing in an aggressive 10 months â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a full six weeks earlier than the originally agreed upon completion date. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know how to expedite work and do it well, never sacriďŹ cing quality or safety,â&#x20AC;?

Unlimited took home an award of excellence for its Safeway Beretania project in the 2012 General Contractors Association Build Hawaii Awards. Construction was completed in 2011.

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In 2011, Unlimited Construction completed the final building at Kalanipuu at Marriott’s Kauai Lagoons.

says Jay Manzano, Unlimited’s president. Unlimited’s accelerated production allowed the owner to open in time to capture holiday sales. Other 2011 completions were the 78-unit timeshare complex Kalanipuu at Kauai Lagoons, the Wailua Cane Haul Bridge widening in the busiest thoroughfare on Kauai; and a model home at Kukuiula, the newest ultra-luxury residential community on Kauai. Also during 2011, Unlimited began building Ewa Villages, a 64-unit apartment complex; the Kauai Oncology Center; and continued work on an extensive project for a client who prefers all publicity to wait until construction is finished.

When you’re in the top 2%, there’s a lot of room underneath.

This year has so far been a rewarding one for Unlimited, which earned awards of excellence in the General Contractors Association’s 2012 Build Hawaii Awards for the Safeway Beretania and Wailua Cane Haul Bridge projects; and awards of merit for both the Kalanipuu and Kukuiula projects – all of which were completed in 2011. Unlimited also earned 2012 National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Kukulu Hale Awards for The Shops at Kukuiula and the Ronald T.Y. Moon Judiciary Complex, both of which were completed a few years ago. Manzano says, “2012 will be another good year for Unlimited. Architects are really busy and that’s where our projects start. We have an experienced business development staff and are ready to help new clients on design/build or design/ assist projects. 2012 is shaping up to be even better than 2011.”

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WASA ELECTRICAL SERVICES, INC.

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laiming the No. 17 spot is Wasa Electrical Services, Inc. Wasaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revenue dipped a bit from $69.3 million in 2010 to $58.1 million in 2011. Despite this, the electrical construction company managed to win high-proďŹ le jobs and provide work for its 275 employees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By our normal standards, we experienced a slow year in 2011, but we were fortunate to have been on the Disney Aulani project so Oahu sales were up,â&#x20AC;? says Ron Yee, CEO of Wasa Electrical Services, a company that has served the islands for 62 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Decrease in total sales were due to slow down in the outer island branches.â&#x20AC;? According to Yee, Wasaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top projects in 2011 (apart from Aulani) included the PaciďŹ ca condominium, Whole Foods Kailua, Kailua Intermediate School Electrical Upgrade, Safeway Beretania and Bank of Hawaii Critical Power. There are three projects scheduled for completion between 2013 and 2014 that Yee counts as Wasaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top active projects. The ďŹ rst project is Andaz Wailea Resort, a complete hotel renovation/addition of the former Renaissance Wailea Beach Hotel, which is scheduled for completion in May 2013. Secondly, Yee points to the University of Hawaii Information Technology Center, a six-story building on the UH Manoa campus that will provide a centralized facility for the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s systemwide Information Technology Services (ITS) division and house the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enterprise information and communications technology systems. This project is scheduled for completion in April 2013. Finally, there is Wasaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project for South Range Grow the Army, which consists of sitework and various buildings for the Army and is scheduled for March 2014 completion.

Wasa Electrical Services counts Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa as one of its top projects of 2011. Seen here is Aulaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lobby ceiling.

Other projects keeping Wasa busy in 2012 include National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PaciďŹ c Regional Center, Wailuku II Elementary School, North Loop Electrical Distribution at the PaciďŹ c Missile Range Facility, South Range Grow the Army, Ala Moana Wastewater Pump Station,

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and Hilton Waikoloa Fire Alarm Upgrade. Yee offers his outlook on what remains of 2012: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We see a slight increase for 2012 overall, not only for Wasa but also for the construction industry based on number and volume of jobs to bid.â&#x20AC;?


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Allied Builders System completed the renovation of the Waialae Country Club in 2011.

Oda describes the project:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Waialae Country Club was awarded the Building Industry Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grand award for commerical renovation projects. Completed in September 2011, the multiphased project included a new HVAC system and the addition of two 100-ton chillers. It also included renovation of four dining rooms, an outdoor dining area, lobby and public corridors. The project truly transformed this prestigious country clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior into a anticipated contemporary and exclusive venue.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our 2012 projections for revenues look to be signiďŹ cantly greater than 2011,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gross revenues is not a focal measure in achieving our goals at our company, however, the increased volume will emanate positively in accomplishing our objectives for 2012. There appears to be more projects on line in 2012 as economic conďŹ dence levels increase. We are wary of the fragile economy but are optimistic that the construction industry will pick up in 2012.â&#x20AC;?

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At the jobsite, CellFillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s polymer based foaming agent is injected into each mixer truck just prior to placement to ensure prespecified strength and weight over the entire fill area, load after load.

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liding three spots from No. 16 in our previous survey to currently take No. 19 is Group Builders, Inc., which reports revenue of $46.3 million in 2011, an $11.2 million decrease from the $57.5 million revenue in 2010. Lito Alcantra, company president, attributes the slight decline to the lack of private work. “Most of the work was military,” he explains, “and at the time, we weren’t doing military work.” Looking on the bright side, Alcantra says, “Even though it was slower, for us to be able to maintain a workforce of 200 is still good.” In addition, the company has since taken steps to diversify its portfolio and is involved in a few federal projects. These include performing as a subcontractor on two bachelor enlisted quarters, the Pohakuloa Training Center and the Pearl Harbor Fitness Center.

Group Builders’ specialty work at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, helped carry the company through 2011.

And though private sector work continued to flounder, Group Builders was able to capture its share of what was available. For example, the 30-year-old firm was involved in the Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center renovation with general contractor Swinerton Builders, the new library commons complex at Windward

Community College with general Absher Construction Co.; Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus Redevelopment with Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.; Pacifica Honolulu with Ledcor Construction Hawaii, LLC; the University of Hawaii Cancer Center with Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc.; and Kroc Center Hawaii with Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. Alcantra adds, “One of the most high profile projects that we worked on in 2011 was Aulani,” as a subcontractor to Hawaiian Dredging. While much of the resort is open already, Alcantra says Disney continues to make improvements. Group Builders, this year, is involved with expansion of the buffet. Looking ahead, both Alcantra and Charles Cook, the firm’s CEO, agree that 2011 likely will be similar to 2012. Both say there are a number of condominium projects in various stages of planning. While construction may begin this year or next year, if Group Builders is able to get involved, its part would not start until later. “We see a small increase toward the end of 2013,” they say, “and hope to be at full force in 2014.”

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several high-profile hospital and federal-related jobs in 2011 with its 232 employees, including work at Kaiser Moanalua and the Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (PJKK) Federal Building. For the Kaiser Moanalua ancillary remodel project, Alakai provided HVAC services within the occupied hospital. The project started in May 2010 and is expected to be completed by November 2012. Other notable 2011 projects include the Kukuiula Plantation Alakai provided HVAC for the occupied hospital Core, renovations at the Grand renovation at Kaiser Moanalua. Hyatt Kauai Resort, Craigside senior living community, Kamehameha to increased production. Schools Kapalama Campus redevelopment and Kuhio Park Terrace renovations. “We expect construction to pick up based upon recently passed city and According to the firm, 2012 is looking up state budgets and transfer of Marines for Alakai as the military will contribute from Okinawa,” concludes Hirata.

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CHARLES PANKOW BUILDERS, LTD.

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oming in at No. 21, Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. reports revenue of $43.4 million in 2011, compared to $51.2 million from 2010. Mike Betz, vice president and regional manager, says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owners were apprehensive to move forward with projects, but those with the ability to do so, were trying to move forward to take advantage of the current market. Despite the overall struggles of the industry, we were not only able to maintain our staff but hire four new people, one project engineer and three project managers.â&#x20AC;?

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says, “Pankow is looking forward to being involved in some of those projects.” Offering his observation about industry recovery in 2012: “While some of the same global issues are still at play, many local indicators appear to be moving in a positive direction. ... Overall there is definitely more optimism in the near term.”

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Laulani Village Shopping Center is Pankow’s retail project for Property Development Centers (PDC) in Ewa, expected to be complete by Thanksgiving. Anchored by a Safeway store, the center includes a mix of retail, restaurants and a twostory office building. Pankow is involved in both construction and tenant improvement build-outs of some of the shopping center’s retail stores.

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Pankow is looking toward opportunities in 2012. Betz says at least two residential towers are expected to begin by the end of the year, and Kakaako is beginning to move forward on the master plans by Kamehameha Schools and the Howard Hughes Corp. Betz

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SHIOI CONSTRUCTION, INC.

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$5.7 million increase in revenue â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from $37.6 million in 2010 to $43.3 million in 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; helps Shioi Construction, Inc. lay claim to the No. 22 position in our survey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;2011 was a year of survival for many in the construction industry,â&#x20AC;? comments Conrad Murashige, company president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working off of a smaller than usual backlog from 2010, much of the work in 2011 comprised a multitude of smaller contracts. Except for a limited number of new construction projects, such as Paanau Village Phase II and Lanai High & Elementary School, (many of the projects) represented maintenance and renovation type work.â&#x20AC;? The second phase of Paanau Village, for which a groundbreaking ceremony was held in July 2011, will add

Currently under construction, the new classroom buildings at Lanai High & Elementary School are designed to meet LEED-gold standards.

50 affordable rental apartments to Kauaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inventory and is nearing completion. Designed to meet LEED-gold standards, the expansion of the Lanai school includes construction of six classroom buildings as well as accessory spaces such as administration and service rooms. Shioi Construction also earned awards of excellence in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Contractors Association of Hawaii Build Hawaii Awards program for the renovation of the Kauai Historic County Building and specialty work on the Kona Air TrafďŹ c Control Tower, both of which were completed in 2011.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have approached 2012 with cautious optimism,â&#x20AC;? continues Murashige. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are maintaining the same projections as 2011, but what is different in 2012 is that we do see signs of the building industry reawakening.â&#x20AC;? Murashige points to government stimulus projects ďŹ nally moving into active construction, which he anticipates will spur private sector construction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have begun to see signs of activity in the private sector, with developers starting to dust off their old plans, but much of it is in the planning and design stages. With guarded optimism, we do not anticipate the major work to start until early 2013,â&#x20AC;? he concludes.

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HONOLULU BUILDERS, LLC

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ropelled by a $10.79 million increase in revenue â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from $29.51 million in 2010 to $40.3 million in 2011, Honolulu Builders, LLC takes a two-spot hop up to take the No. 23 position. Projects that kept the 12-year-old ďŹ rm busy lay primarily in the public sector, including work with the University of Hawaii (UH), state Department of Education and county agencies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we also saw a rebound in private work in the retail and residential sectors,â&#x20AC;? says Dan Jordan, a principal of the company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;2011 was our best year in terms of construction dollar volume but was very challenging in terms of proďŹ tability margin,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had many projects that our subcontractors struggled on, and it created situations where we had to switch subs mid-stream and absorb some losses. We see that repeated in the market as subcontractors have either shut down their business or required ďŹ nancial assistance to survive projects.â&#x20AC;?

When completed in February next year, UHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Campus Center will be a two-building complex with enhanced student and activity services.

Key projects of the year include the exterior renovation of The Whaler at Kaanapali Beach, which began in March 2011 and was completed a year later; the extensive renovation/expansion of UH Manoaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Campus Center, a more than two-year project slated for completion in February 2013; the

new Wahiawa Transit Center, completed in October 2011; and a project at Keeau Middle School on the Big Island, also forecasted to be complete in February 2013. UHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upgraded Campus Center will include a new two-story recreation center and related renovations to the existing building. The complex will house a multipurpose gymnasium, an indoor jogging track, a ďŹ tness center for cardiovascular and weight training, multipurpose ďŹ tness studios, locker rooms and showers. The Wahiawa Transit Center is a twolevel, 46,000-square-foot structure with two bus lanes, seven bus loading zones, passenger waiting areas, parking and ďŹ ve storage rooms.

The new Wahiawa Transit Center and its prominent pineapple motif visually pays tribute to the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history as a major source of pineapple production.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are optimistic about 2012,â&#x20AC;? says Jordan of the year ahead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are working on numerous negotiated and design/build projects and expect that all of these will proceed to become active construction projects by the third and fourth quarter and carry us well into 2013. We are working on more private work and we see that increasing as the year unfolds.â&#x20AC;?


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RALPH S. INOUYE CO., INC.

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o. 24 is Ralph S. Inouye Co., Ltd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;2011 marked the fourth year in a row where contract volume has decreased; however, we still consider ourselves fortunate that we had enough work to keep busy,â&#x20AC;? says Wes Mikuni, vice president and chief ďŹ nancial ofďŹ cer. One such project is the Seawinds Apartments for Housing Solutions Inc. (HSI). The project provides 50 units of housing for lowâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;income individuals and families. The units are spread over 15 one and two-story buildings on a 3-acre site in Waianae.

Ralph S. Inouye Co., Ltd. is the general contractor behind the No.1 Capitol District Building Courtyard Renovation.

Also keeping the ďŹ rm busy was its No. 1 Capitol District Building Courtyard Renovation. A statement from Ralph S. Inouye describes the project: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new courtyard improvements combine the artistic elements of a sculpture garden while staying within the low-maintenance parameters required of all state facilities. As a regis-

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rabbing the No. 25 spot is Royal Contracting Co., Ltd., a general contractor that hasn’t been ranked in several years but is no stranger to the Top 25 list.

Royal Contracting Co., Ltd., performs roadway construction at Ewa Villages Area H. The company posted $28.4 million in revenue for 2011.

Leonard Leong, company vice president, says: “We were able to maintain our workforce company wide. We were fortunate that were able to continue with a mixture of private and public contracts ranging from earthwork to marine building.”

“One of the great challenges to building in Ewa is the expansive soil found there,” says Leong. “On this project, the expansive or adobe soil was hauled out and replaced with imported coral, thus minimizing future problems that may arise.”

Leong says one worthwhile project of the year was the Ewa Villages Area H project, rental-housing for low-income families.

About 2012, Leong says: “Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the Legislature have funded $300 million to $400 million for construc-

tion projects, but regulations have impeded the desired effect of the proposed projects. The permit review process in particular needs to be expedited. An increase of employing 20 to 30 employees by the current government agencies involved in the permitting review will enhance the process, thus enabling 500 to 1,000 construction-related workers to find employment.”

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;While some of the same global issues are still at play, many local indicators appear to be moving in a positive direction.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike Betz, Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.

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NOTEWORTHY CONTENDERS In the following profiles, we salute our Noteworthy Contenders for their dedicated work and outstanding efforts during another difficult year. The companies include old friends and iconic companies with le, a long history in Hawaii. Healy Tibbitts Builders, for example, n has been serving the islands for 48 years and has been highlighted several times as one of our Top 25 companies. Koga Engineering & Construction, Inc., familiar name on recent Top 25 lists has a 39-year history in Hawaii and Arita Poulson General Contracting, LLC, also one of our Top 25 in previous years is a 26-year old kamaaina firm. Graham Builders, Inc. (22 years in Hawaii) and Group, Inc. (31 years of Hawaii service) have honored as Noteworthy Contenders in past while Allied Pacific Builders, Inc. is a brand new on the list.

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Arita Poulson General Contracting, LLC is handling the construction of the Seabury Hall Creative Arts Building. In this photo, subcontractor B & K Builders is installing roof panels on the creative arts building.

Robert Poulson, co-owner of Arita-Poulson, says the Puunene-based company managed to keep busy despite slow and prolonged economic recovery in 2011. His employees were busy working on a mixture of public and private projects. Poulson mentions three projects that represent the best of their work in 2011: Kaiser Maui Lani Pharmacy, an internal pharmacy at the Wailuku Maui Clinic that allows medicines to be compounded at that location; Maui Printing Company, a printing company that relocated to its own Central Maui facility in Waikapu; and Seabury Hall Creative Arts Building, a new building to replace the former structure (scheduled to open by September 2012).

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Poulson says 2012 is shaping up to be a better year than 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do expect a slight pickup this year,â&#x20AC;? says Poulson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More work is becoming available.â&#x20AC;?

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“We were fortunate Kauai had a higher volume than usual,” Asato explains. “The Kauai Algae Farm project really helped us in 2011.” The project itself is being developed by Hawaii BioEnergy, LLC (established by Kamehameha Schools, Grove Farm Co. Inc., and Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. to

research and develop local renewable bioenergy projects). A unique undertaking, the project involves the installation of massive ponds and water pumps to grow and harvest algae on 30 acres of agricultural land in The Kauai Algae Farm, for which Koga is performing sitework, Kapaia, Kauai. Once is being developed on 30 acres of ag land. harvested, the algae is dried and processed to make alternative bio- ness facility. Work began in July 2010. “Colfuel, helping the state meet its Hawaii Clean laboration by all involved made the project Energy Initiative goals while reducing carbon successful,” Asato says. dioxide emissions. Koga’s involvement with “2012 will be a much tougher year for the algae farm was completed in 2011. us,” says Asato looking ahead. “Projects The Pearl Harbor Fitness Center, complet- we were awarded did not start or were ed this year, was a design-build project with cancelled and re-bid. We are cautiously general contractor Kiewit Building Group, optimistic about the remainder of 2012 Inc. involving construction of a more than going into 2013. There are numerous 62,000-square-foot, two-story modern fit- projects out to bid in every sector.”

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Two key projects that were both begun and completed in 2011 were the Bravo Pier Repairs and the Fender System Repairs at Gundocks 2. Describing the scope of work of the Bravo Pier repairs, Chris Mathies, vice president of operations, says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;For this project we removed 1,288 existing timber fender piles and Nova then, at its casting yard located in Campbell Industrial Park, precast 89 new 24-inch by 24-inch fender piles ranging in length from 75 linear feet to 113 linear feet.â&#x20AC;? Mathies is a recent addition to the Nova Group staff, having joined the company in 2011, responsible for all Hawaii projects. After transporting the properly cured piles to the jobsite, Nova Group used its own BMC-32 barge and a Sumitomo crane to drive them into place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another part of this project was that the existing pier had numerous concrete spall repairs that needed ďŹ xing,â&#x20AC;? Mathies continues, both under pier repairs and top deck pier repairs. The under deck repairs consisted siste of 3,300 square feet sq while the w top deck consisted of 5,500 square feet s of repair and removal.â&#x20AC;? rem

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HEALY TIBBITTS BUILDERS, INC. SERVING THE E WORLD FOR OVER 100 YEARS

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ealy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. was unfortunately hit hard in 2011, experiencing a $27.69 million drop from 2010, but pushed through and kept its competitive edge, receiving two signiďŹ cant contract awards. According to Rick Heltzel, CEO of Healy Tibbitts, the overall revenue drop was due to a reduced volume of waterfront work being solicited by the state and Navy in the second half of 2010 and most of 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This, coupled with a competitive market, where ďŹ rms pursued non-traditional waterfront work at historic low prices, made for a very challenging year,â&#x20AC;? says Heltzel. On a positive note, the ďŹ rm stayed busy on many projects, including renewable energy projects. One of its contract awards was for Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deepwater Intake and Discharge Pipelines installation. The other is for the state Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authoritiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 40-inch Seawater Pipe Transition Section Upgrade project. Healy Tibbitts soon will start a $6 million maintenance-dredging project for the Navy, awarded late 2011.

Other project highlights were the Navyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $9.5 million Repair V-1 Dock, a designbuilt wharf upgrade project that replaced the entire deteriorated concrete deck structure and fender system, with stateof-the-art marine concrete and cathodic protection system. Contract design work started in late 2009 with ďŹ nal completion in early 2012 and the Navyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $3.5 million OPN X, Y, Z Loop Cable Installation at Beckoning Point, a follow-up project to the Healy Tibbitts and Watts Constructorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

In 2011, Healy Tibbitts completed its $88 million Submarine Drive-In Magnetic Silencing Facility Project.

$88 million Submarine Drive-In Magnetic Silencing Facility project. The project included installation of more than 180,000 square feet of cable on both the new pier overhead truss structure as well as underwater throughout the 700-foot long pier slip. Work also included installing 63 underwater magnetometer sensors and sensor cables. Work commenced in

early 2011 and was completed in the ďŹ rst quarter of 2012. Heltzel says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;2012 will be much better than 2011 but not up to the revenue levels of prior years. The outlook is positive compared to this time last year. â&#x20AC;Ś Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hopeful this trend will continue through the end of the year. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deďŹ nitely an encouraging sign.â&#x20AC;?

Healy Tibbitts completed its $9.5 million V-1 Dock repair for the Navy.

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Concerning 2012, Mel Buen, project manager for the ďŹ rm, says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of jobs out there to bid on, and (we are) doing our best to get more jobs.â&#x20AC;? A notable project for the year was the renovation of Building 1856, a dormitory at Hickam Air Force Base, that began May 10, 2010 and was completed on Feb. 24, 2012.

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A representative example of Graham Buildersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2011 workload is the Nelson-Keller â&#x20AC;&#x153;build a home for lifeâ&#x20AC;? design/build project. The family wanted their new home to reďŹ&#x201A;ect their lifestyle and personal character individually and as a family, and be reminiscent of Aaron Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childhood. The project began October 2011 and is scheduled to be completed August 2012. As for Graham Buildersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; future, Fujimoto says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe historically low mortgage rates will help raise consumer conďŹ dence and boost residential construction this year. However, this being an election year, rising conďŹ dence may be shorttermed due to potential uncertainty of what a new administration could bring.â&#x20AC;?

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Legislative and business leaders participated in the May 29 maile lei untying led by Kahu Kordell Kekoa (far right) for the Pier 29 reconstruction project. /…iÊÃÌ>ÌiÊ i«>À̓i˜ÌʜvÊ/À>˜Ã«œÀÌ>̈œ˜Ê­ "/®Ê…i`Ê a dedication ceremony on May 29 to celebrate the completion of the Honolulu Harbor Pier 29 Container Yard Reconstruction project. Begun on Aug. 20, 2010 and performed by general

contractor Watts Constructors, LLC, the project restores approximately 12 acres of upgraded cargo space, increasing operational efficiency and workplace safety at Honolulu Harbor. Along with the concrete pavement reconstruction, new drainage, water, lighting, sewer, fire protection and electrical systems also were installed, increasing the harbor’s cargo capacity by creating more space for additional container ships and commerce. In 2008, Pier 29 suffered structural failures in the concrete pavement, rendering the cargo yard virtually unusable. The project received $24.5 million in federal stimulus funds through the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The grant covered nearly 85 percent of the $29 million project cost. “The Pier 29 reconstruction not only improves safety for our workers, efficiency of our operations and the capacity of Honolulu Harbor, but most importantly, it will help to boost our state’s economy into the future,” Ã>ÞÃʏi˜˜Ê"Žˆ“œÌœ]Ê "/Ê`ˆÀiV̜À°

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1. Elliot Mills, vice president and general manager of Aulani, with the resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developer of the year award 2. Recognized for outstanding service was the APEC 2011 Hawaii Host Committee; shown here are committee members (from left): Mike McCartney, Hawaii Tourism Authority; Dr. Charles Morrison, East-West Center; Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz; and Peter Ho, Bank of Hawaii.

NAIOP Awards Honors Commercial Development The local chapter of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only commercial real estate development association, NAIOP (National Association Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;>Â?Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;"vvÂ&#x2C6;ViĂ&#x160;*Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;ÂŽĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x153;>Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x160; presented its 15th annual Kukulu Hale Awards on May 18 at The Royal Hawaiian. The program recognizes those who have made significant contributions to Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial real estate industry. Ă&#x2022;Â?>Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;]Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x160; Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x17E;Ă&#x160;,iĂ&#x192;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;-ÂŤ>]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160; presented with the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest honor, its Ku Hookela Award, naming the resort developer of the year.

>Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;`Ă&#x160;/°Ă&#x160;*Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x192;VÂ&#x2026;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;°]Ă&#x160;VÂ&#x2026;>Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x201C;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160; Title Guaranty of Hawaii, Inc., was honored with the Holo Pono Award for lifetime achievement; and the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 Hawaii Host Committee earned the outstanding service award. Additionally, the following nine projects received awards of excellence:

RENOVATION AWARDS UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160; Â&#x2026;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;7>Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x153;`Â?iĂ&#x160;>VĂ&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;]Ă&#x160; Kakaako â&#x20AC;&#x201D; contractor: Allied Builders System; architect: Peter Vincent Architects; category: commercial/other, 40,000 square feet or less UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160; Â&#x2C6;>}Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x160;>LÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;-iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;ViĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; contractor: Allied Builders System; architect: Architects Hawaii; category: commercial/other, more than 40,000 square feet UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160;-Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;>Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;7>Â&#x2C6;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x160;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; contractor: Swinerton Builders; architect: WCIT Architecture; category: commercial/ other more than 40,000 square feet

NEW PROJECT AWARDS UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x2022;>Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;i`iĂ&#x20AC;>Â?Ă&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;i`Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; Union â&#x20AC;&#x201D; contractor: Layton Construction Co., Inc.; architect: Group 70 International, Inc.; category: commercial/other, 40,000 square feet or less UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160;/Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;-Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;ÂŤĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x17D;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x2022;Â?>Ă&#x160;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; contractor: Unlimited Construction Services, Inc.; architect: Architects Hawaii Ltd.; category: commercial/other, more than 40,000 square feet UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160;"Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;`Ă&#x17E;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;`iĂ&#x20AC;}>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;>`iĂ&#x160; Neighborhood â&#x20AC;&#x201D; contractor: Hawaiian

Ă&#x20AC;i`}Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;VĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;°]Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;V°Ă&#x2020;Ă&#x160; architect: Urban Works Inc.; category: commercial/other, more than 40,000 square feet UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160;/Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;->Â?Ă&#x203A;>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;VĂ&#x160; iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160; Hawaii â&#x20AC;&#x201D; contractor: Hawaiian

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-Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2DC;>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;>Â? Jurorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comments about the submissions state, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entries showed that more projects are incorporating green technologies and strategies as a standard design practice. The scale of some of these projects was well thought out in addressing their project program and requirements.â&#x20AC;? Individuals who also were honored include: Jackson Nakasone, president Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;LLĂ&#x160;EĂ&#x160; Â?Â?Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2030; ]Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;V°]Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;>Â&#x201C;i`Ă&#x160; commercial broker of the year; and Mitchell Imanaka, managing principal Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;Â&#x201C;>Â&#x2DC;>Â&#x17D;>Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2022;`Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160; selected as NAIOP Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s member of the year. Bank of Hawaii was selected as member company of the year.

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category: nonprofit UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160;,Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;>Â?`Ă&#x160;/°9°Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2022;`Â&#x2C6;VÂ&#x2C6;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x160; plex â&#x20AC;&#x201D; contractor: Unlimited Construction; architect: Architects Hawaii Ltd.; category: public/ government

an award, the Kauai Community Federal Credit Union is a two-story, 21,000-squarefoot office building that recently received LEED-gold certification. 6. A dilapidated 1940s building was refreshed and modernized for a Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory restaurant in Kakaako. The project was one of three projects to earn an award in the renovation category.


SolarCity and MCBH Completes Solar Installation On May 9 SolarCity and Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) celebrated the completed installation of nearly 2,000 solar panels atop a new 150-room Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ), built by Nan, Inc. The new 470kilowatt photovoltaic system, engineered and installed by SolarCity, was designed to offset the annual energy usage of the barracks and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. “One of the most effective clean energy initiatives at the new BEQ is this installation of photovoltaic panels on top of carports, which will provide more than half a million kilowatt-hours of electrical power each year. The solar panels, combined with MCBH’s other sustainable energy initiatives, are essential to help the base meet its goal of being off the grid by 2015,” says Steven Butala, facilities department mechanical engineer for MCBH. MCBH is the second Hawaii military base to receive a SolarCity photovoltaic system, contributing to the

i«>À̓i˜ÌʜvÊ ivi˜Ãi½ÃÊ}œ>Ê̜ʅ>ÛiÊÓxÊ«iÀVi˜ÌʜvʈÌÃÊ energy requirements met by renewable energy by 2025. The project also helps the state of Hawaii contribute to its clean-energy objectives. SolarCity will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the system. º/…iÊ i«>À̓i˜ÌʜvÊ ivi˜ÃiÊÀi˜iÜ>LiÊi˜iÀ}ÞÊ}œ>ÃÊ are inspiring and when the military takes such ambitious

The dedication ceremony included a traditional Hawaiian blessing, with the untying of the maile lei and remarks from military officials and project partners. steps to become more efficient and energy-independent, we all benefit,” says Jon Yoshimura, SolarCity’s director of government affairs in Hawaii.

NAVFAC Awards $46.6M Contract Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii awarded a $46.6 million contract on April 18 to dck-ecc guam, LCC for a much-needed airfield operations complex. “Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Kaneohe currently operates from four separate facilities (that) are insuf-

ficient to meet our staff, equipment and mission support requirements,” says Jeff Telling, MCAS operations officer. “Many of the buildings were built in the 1940s and 1950s and were not designed to, or do not comply with, today’s anti-terrorism and force protection requirements, as well as present day airfield safety clearance criteria.”

iÈ}˜i`Ê̜ʓiiÌÊi>`iÀň«Êˆ˜Ê ˜iÀ}ÞÊ>˜`Ê ˜ÛˆÀœ˜“i˜Ì>Ê iÈ}˜Ê­ ®qȏÛiÀÊVÀˆÌiÀˆ>]Ê̅ˆÃÊ command operations and facility will include an aircraft passenger terminal, aircraft cargo terminal, air operations and administrative offices, command administrative offices, an operations center and various other support spaces. There will be paving and site improvements to the adjacent aircraft, parking aprons, ramps, an aircraft taxiway, aircraft grounding and paved shoulders. As part of the contract, buildings 615, 1168, 6105, and 6062 will be demolished and replaced with the 30,709-square-foot MCAS Operations Complex and 117,104-square-foot Aircraft Rescue and Fire Station at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. The project is scheduled to be complete by March 2014.

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he tEconomic Stimulus Effect Although the broader construction sector recovery many had hoped for did not materialize in 2011, the renewable energy industry continued going strong. Whereas overall construction income declined by 5.7 percent in 2011, spending on renewable energy, according to >Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x17D;Ă&#x160;Â?Â&#x2C6;VÂ&#x17D;]Ă&#x160; iÂŤ>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160; Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160; VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x160; iĂ&#x203A;iÂ?Â&#x153;ÂŤÂ&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;/Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160; ­ /ÂŽĂ&#x160;iÂ&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;}Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;>`Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;]Ă&#x160; doubled to total $1.2 billion during the same period. And, although the construction job count declined 0.7 percent between February 2011 and February 2012 (after falling 29 percent from January 2008 to >Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;䣣Ž]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160; iÂŤ>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; of Labor and Industrial Relations currently identifies 11,145 clean energy sector jobs and projects a 26 percent increase for 2012.

Looking even further into those statistics shows that one of the main drivers of much of that growth is the solar industry.

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of Renewable Energy 9Ê,Ê 1  industry to the entire state. Growing numbers of homeowners and businesses are purchasing or leasing photovoltaic systems not only on Oahu but on the Big Island, Maui and Kauai. With the continuation of the federal 30 percent tax credit and the state 35 percent non-refundable (or 24.5 percent refundable) tax credit the economics of PV for residential systems remain very attractive and allows people to save money off their utility bills every month. Add to that accelerated depreciation over six years and federal “bonus” depreciation allowance for business owners, and the payback on investments in solar energy are compelling. The multiplier effect of solar investment is felt throughout Hawaii’s economy. A recent study by ̅iÊiVœ˜œ“ˆÃÌÊ À°Ê/…œ“>ÃÊœÕ`>ÌÊ explains that over the 30-year life of a PV system, each tax credit dollar invested in a commercial PV system leads to $13 that stays in the state instead of being exported to pay for oil. The cumulative effect of not sending money out of the state to pay for oil yields an additional $0.40 per dollar of state tax credit per year in additional tax revenue back to the state’s general fund. The Legislature’s decision during the most recent session to leave the renewable energy tax credits untouched, coupled with supportive statements by the administration, indicate that public officials recognize the importance of wind and solar energy for our state’s future. Accompanying these policies are collaborative efforts by leaders in business and the utilities to continue the positive trends in ways that directly and indirectly benefit all of us. As Hawaii works to reach and ultimately surpass its goal of 70 percent clean energy by 2030, we are seeing the fruits of the renewable energy sector’s success in creating

permanent jobs, saving money for homeowners and business people, and keeping crucial funds in our state.

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TIPS ON SURVIVING A TOUGH ECONOMY BY LEE SCHALLER

You’ve heard the old saying, “The best defense is a good offense,” right? Well, it doesn’t just apply to sports! It’s true in any difficult situation. We’ve been through a lot lately here in Hawaii — not as much maybe as mainlanders, whose economy has been significantly worse than ours, but it’s been tough enough to cause headaches and heartaches and serious business worries. And even though things seem to be picking up, we’re not entirely out of the woods yet. We’ve compiled a brief list of tips from gurus in areas from economics to marketing, communication and finance that may help reinforce your (probably already savvy) strategy in these still somewhat difficult days and confirm that you are on the right path. But sometimes we are so close to a situation that we lose objectivity. So here are a few ideas on maintaining your bottom line — and your sanity during less than ideal times.

A Hard Economy is No Time for Soft Sell The first thing some company managers and CEOs think about cutting in difficult economic times is outreach. They figuratively crawl into a hole and pull it in after them. They focus on internal troubles, which is good. They stop thinking about the image they may be projecting to the all-important community out there, including potential clients. And this is not good. National industry associations, professional organizations designed to give expert advice to industry members, legal advisors – each of the many, many expert guidelines on surviving and even growing in a down economy, all include near the top of their lists of advice, the words “image,” “identity,”“visibility.” Highly respected sources such as Contractors Center

Point, Resources for Entrepreneurs, Legal Marketing Reader, BizTalk, About.Com, even the U.S. Small Business Association, continuously stress the importance of “putting yourself out there.” They point out:

“Reinforce your presence in the marketplace.” UÊÊii«Ê>˜ÊiÞiʜ˜ÊޜÕÀÊVœ“«ï̈œ˜½ÃÊ advertising and marketing. What are they saying? Are they taking a defensive strategy or reducing their communication efforts? More opportunity for you to gain a stronger foothold by reinforcing your presence in the marketplace and enhancing your visibility. 102 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JULY 2012

UÊÊ/…ˆ˜ŽÊ>LœÕÌʅœÜÊޜÕÊ>ÀiÊ«ÀœiV̈˜}Ê yourself in the marketplace. This is not the time for “cute” or “gimmicky” messages. Tell them what makes you different. Remind them about your experience and history, your citations and awards (include any recognition for an excellent safety record), your client satisfaction reports, your awareness of monetary constraints and your ability to help save them money while you deliver on time and within budget. UÊÊii«ÊޜÕÀÊÜiLÈÌiÊÕ«Ê̜Ê`>Ìi°Ê As writers and researchers who constantly consult the websites of local industry members, we discover websites that have not been updated for several years, even speaking about “upcoming


projects” that actually have long been completed. This could be a major turn-off to a potential client who sees it not only as annoying but unprofessional.

Make Employee Training and Communication a Priority UÊʈÀÃÌʜvÊ>]ʈÌÊ«ÀœL>LÞÊ܈ÊVœÃÌÊޜÕÊ less in slower economic times to step up training or refresher classes, both in-house and at industry training facilities. Is there a new area for which you can provide training? An extension of the services and expertise you offer that also may bring in new business — more knowledge about green building, for example? UÊʘÊ>``ˆÌˆœ˜Ê̜ÊÕȘ}Ê`œÜ˜Ê̈“iʈ˜Ê a positive way and perhaps arming your employees and company for busier times ahead, continued or stepped-up training in current and new areas is a testimony to a company’s commitment to the welfare of its employees, a powerful morale booster when you need it most. UÊÊ ˜`]ʜvÊVœÕÀÃi]ʈÌÊ>Ê…i«ÃÊ maintain or improve safety conditions, an area vital to your bottom line, from winning the bid to obtaining bonding and insurance. In researching a recent report on health and safety for Building Industry magazine, several of the industry leaders we spoke with expressed concern that it may be a temptation for some companies to cut corners on safety and training during a down period. UÊÊii«ÊޜÕÀÊi“«œÞiiÃʈ˜vœÀ“i`ʜ˜Ê what’s going on in the company. Schedule regular meetings. Allow them to be involved in decisions on saving money. Encourage them

to come up with suggestions and innovations. And reward them for ideas you end up using.

Follow the Money Trail UÊÊvÊÀi`ÕVi`ÊÀiÛi˜ÕiÊ>˜`ʏœÜiÀÊ«ÀœvˆÌÊ margins are still major concerns, it is vital to maintain as much in highly liquid assets as possible. Remember, it is true that “cash is king,” especially in uncertain market conditions. Profitability is important, of course, but financial consulting experts agree that making sure there is enough cash is more important. They even advise converting excess or built-up inventory into cash.

“Keep communication lines open with all team and financial partners.”

communicating with owners and developers, utilizing its knowledgeable risk management, financial, accounting and consulting services to help you not only get through the rough times but even grow! UÊÊ,iÌ>ˆ˜ÊVœÃiÊÀi>̈œ˜Ã…ˆ«ÃÊ܅i˜iÛiÀÊ possible, with former and current customers, checking to see how they are doing. This might even help win back “lost” or abandoned clients. UÊÊ …iVŽÊ>˜`ÊÀiV…iVŽÊ>ÊLˆ`ðÊ/…œÃiÊ awarding public projects report that bids are rejected at times because they do not to respond to everything in the bid solicitation. They advise that subcontractors in particular should make sure scope of work and pricing is accurate, double-checking all inclusions and exclusions.

That’s about all we have room for in this report. But one other point stressed by many experts is to stay involved in industry

UÊÊ/ˆ}…Ìi˜Êիʜ˜ÊÀiViˆÛ>LiÊVœlections. We know, Hawaii is not a “hard-nosed” market and handshakes still seal some business deals, but in tough times, it is essential to improve the turnaround time on receivables. To make this a more comfortable and positive move, keep communication lines open with suppliers and venders and other business team members to work with them on cash flow problems they may be experiencing. UÊÊii«ÊVœ““Õ˜ˆV>̈œ˜Êˆ˜iÃʜ«i˜Ê with your financial partners. Meet with your banker to cement a good relationship. Ask for advice and ideas. Have open and honest discussions with your surety company. A surety firm can be invaluable in a difficult economic market, www.buildingindustryhawaii.com | 103

organizations. You especially need the support and advocacy of these groups during difficult times. Take advantage of their help and the help available to you from your financial partners — and your employees. You’re all in this together.

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Oahu Constructors Hawaii.............. 7,994,000

Close Construction .................. 503,775

Hawaiian Dredging ................... 197,215

Waipahu Elementary School – Eight-Classroom Building

Mililani High - Multipurpose Building

Repair Water Hatches at Piers 5-6, Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor

Grace Pacific ........................ 5,590,235 Rehabilitation of Streets, Unit 55, Pearl City

Kahe Point Beach Park - Improvements to Pavilion, Comfort Station and Wastewater System

Prometheus Construction ...... 5,304,850

Phoenix Pacific ........................ 461,200

Repair Fire Suppression System, Building 8852/Aero Honolulu Community College, University of Hawaii

Slope Improvements for Erosion Control at Various Sites on Oahu, Phase 5, Wahiawa, Ewa, Koolaupoko

Makai Garage (Lot A) - New Photovoltaic System

Henry’s Equipment Rental ........ 183,792

T. Iida Contracting ................... 458,000

Sea Engineering .................... 3,991,790

Various Leeward District Schools - Relocation/ Reconstruct Portable Restrooms for FY 2010

Waipahu Clubhouse Site and Other Improvements, Waipahu

Marine Laboratory Buildings 1 and 2, Code and Safety Improvements, Coconut Island

Jas. W. Glover ....................... 3,975,000

Molina Engineering .................. 466,000

Oahu Roofing ........................... 447,840

StarCom Builders ..................... 185,997

Talion Construction .................. 153,927 Bachman Hall Stair Repair, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Rehabilitation of Beretania Street - Unit 64

Kahuku High and Intermediate - Various Buildings, Reroof

Allied Pacific Builders ........... 3,800,000

C C Engineering ....................... 442,700

Haleiwa Elementary, Building K, Reroof

Nanakuli High and Intermediate - Miscellaneous Repairs and Maintenance for Race to the Top

Watanabe Hall General Repairs and Repainting, University of Hawaii at Manoa

LPN Landscaping ..................... 113,000

Pave-Tech (Mainland) ............ 2,770,895

MEI Corporation ....................... 420,560

Runway Friction Maintenance, Statewide

Police Training Academy - Administration Building Roof Replacement

MRC Roofing ........................... 102,533

Standard Sheetmetal ............... 383,600

Moriyama Construction ............ 101,000 Aiea Fire Station Reroofing

Brian’s Contracting ............... 1,895,000

Lanakila Health Center - Air Conditioning System Improvements

King Intermediate School, Building N Reroof

Paul’s Electrical ....................... 377,000

Repair Fenders at Piers 22-23 - Honolulu Harbor

A’s Mechanical ..................... 1,563,285

Leeward Roofing ........................ 82,696

Diamond Head Health Center Air Conditioning System Improvements

Honolulu Police Department Microwave SpurReplace Communication Tower At Wahiawa Police Station

Artistic Builders .................... 1,525,000

Elite Pacific Construction ......... 355,000

Waikele Elementary - Faculty Parking Lot Expansion

Kaikor Construction .............. 2,677,677 Biomedical Sciences Building Stabilization Improvements, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Various Oahu School Districts (Construction Only) Temporary Facilities for FY 2011

Repair Roof and Gutter System at Pier 2 Terminal Honolulu Harbor

Brian’s Contracting ............... 1,499,500

KSC Construction .................... 350,000

Radio Communications Facilities Upgrade, Phase 03a - Koko Head

Kalihi Police Station Locker Room Improvements

RK Construction....................... 305,140

Perfecto Engineering............. 1,317,519 Mapunapuna Water Systems Improvements, Part II

R-1 Waterline Improvements at West Loch Golf Course and Ewa Villages Golf Course

Site Engineering.................... 1,235,161

D & C Construction .................. 295,916

Makakilo 440 and Makakilo 1230 Reservoir Repair, Makakilo

NPDES Erosional Area Improvements at Kumuhau Street, Waimanalo

Oceanic Companies .............. 1,158,963

Standard Electric ..................... 293,500

Hauula Wells Renovation, Hauula

IPR .......................................... 987,340 Continuous Traffic Monitoring Data Collection

Jas. W. Glover .......................... 956,770 Kalihi-Palama Bus Facility Various Improvements

Site Engineering....................... 892,100 Reconstruction of Playcourts at Kanewai Community Park, Honolulu

Kaikor Construction ................. 837,851 Kailua Police Station Parking Lot Expansion, Kailua

H.T.M. Contractors ................... 652,210 Design of Bus Stop Pads at Various Locations

3 Builders ................................ 568,000 Wahiawa Police Station Roof Replacement and Miscellaneous Improvements

Certified Construction .............. 142,953

Landscape and Irrigation Maintenance at Lagoon Drive at Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu Sunset Beach Fire Station Reroofing, Kahuku

Site Engineering......................... 83,800

Castle High - Building C, Reroof

Ideal Construction...................... 47,000 Ohana Environmental Const. ...... 12,889 Wahiawa Storefront School, Fire Alarm System

Jas. W. Glover ...............................1,074 Pavement Repair at Various Locations

Emergency Vehicle Caution System (EVCS) for Various Fire Stations

National Fire Protection ........... 247,551 Inspection and Maintenance Services of Airport Fire Protection Equipment, Honolulu International Airport, Dillingham Airfield, Kalaeloa Airport

RK Construction....................... 208,000 Wahiawa Corporation Yard - Replace Caretaker’s Cottage

H.T.M. Contractors ................... 205,322 Manana Elementary School, Retaining Walls and Drainage Improvements

H.T.M. Contractors ................... 199,318 Kalakaua Avenue Bike Lane I Lei of Parks - Route One

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Historic Milestone: On June 9, a Kiewit crew unveils the very first support column for the 20-mile Honolulu rail transit system.


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Hawaiian Dredging ................ 3,606,000

Hilo Mechanical ....................... 127,500

Grace Pacific ........................ 2,829,000

General Purpose Apron and Cargo Building, Phase II at Kahului Airport, Kahului

To Provide Normal and On-Call Plumbing Services for Hawaii Community College - University of Hawaii, Hilo

Kaumualii Highway Resurfacing - Kipu Road to Huleia Bridge, Lihue

Ford Audio Video Systems..... 3,143,542

Hawaii Industrial Services .......... 59,987

Shioi Construction.................... 739,800

New Passenger Information Systems Phase II, Kahului Airport

Furnishing and Delivery of One Forklift at Hilo International Airport, Hilo

Kapaa New Town Park - New Locker Room Construction

R. Electric................................ 422,496

Global Specialty Contractors .... 785,353

Repair Lighting at Pier 3 - Nawiliwili Harbor

Route 360 Hana Highway Improvements, Uakea Road to Keawa Place, Hana

Harvey Brothers ....................... 132,455 Hanapepe Wastewater Pump Station No. 2 Force Main Isolation Valve and Flow Meter Replacement, Lihue

Hawaiian Dredging ................... 331,000 Runway 20 Safety Area Improvements, Kapalua Airport, Lahaina

Maui Master Builders ................. 73,200 Various Maui Schools, Replacement of Fire Line Detector

Euro Electric Service .................. 19,300 Kahului Public Library - Electrical Upgrade

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Isemoto Contracting ............. 5,650,781 Kalanianaole Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation, Phase 2 - Pipe and Manhole Rehabilitation, Hilo

Isemoto Contracting ............. 2,065,160 Construction of the Kynnersley No. 1 Reservoir 0.3 MG Replacement, North Kohala

William Loeffler Construction 1,338,801 Kailua Recycling and Transfer Station Repairs and Enhancements

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Green Thumb ........................... 547,765 Kealakehe High - Upgrade Irrigation System and Football Field

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Heartwood Pacific.................... 535,468 Mooheau Park Accessibility Improvements, South Hilo

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William Loeffler Construction ... 380,420 Pana’ewa Park New Playground, South Hilo

Jas. W. Glover .......................... 318,509 Repair of Asphalt Concrete Pavement at Various Airports in the State

s We have over 400,000 pounds of coiled metal on the ground, five standing seam roll-formers stationed strategically state-wide and a high-capacity fastened panel plant, so we can deliver your job quickly.

Kona Kau Construction ............ 311,214 Kohala Mountain Road Drainage Improvements, Phase 2, Vicinity of M.P. 12.88, North Kohala

Society Contracting ................. 261,606 Upgrade Fire Alarm System Campuswide - Hawaii Community College, University of Hawaii, Hilo

George M. Oye, Inc. ................. 188,310 Kekaha Kai State Park Entry Road Improvements, North Kona

Hawthorne Pacific Corp............ 147,396 Furnishing and Delivery of One (1) Self-Propelled Articulating Boom Lift to Kona International Airport, Kailua-Kona

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Top Eats: A Different Perspective BY JASON SOEDA AND JOCELYN NYSTROM

La Tour Café’s team includes (from left): Trung Lam, managing member; Travis Inouye, executive chef/general manager; Brandon Lam, managing member; and Rodney Weddle, managing member. Popular items include (clockwise from top): margharita pizza ($10), macaroons ($1.50 each), liège waffles ($3.50), meatball banh mi ($7.90), crispy goat cheese and beet salad ($7.50) and croque monsieur ($8.90). Photo by Jocelyn Nystrom

Building Industry’s annual lunch report is back! Every July, we profile the island’s top eateries, including mom-and-pop restaurants, lunch trucks and a few diamonds in the rough. This year, we focus on several lunchtime hotspots putting a whole new spin on the term “local kine grindz.”

Cool Café We begin this report with a visit to La Tour Café, a casual-upscale eatery located in the renovated and revitalized Weyerhauser building on the corner of Alakawa Street and Nimitz Highway. The atmosphere inside is crisp, clean and refreshingly simple. Opened by Brandon Lam and his business partners, his brother Trung Lam and Rodney Weddle, La

Tour Café offers hungry builders a decidedly different experience from the prototypical plate lunch shops and lunch trucks. Instead of overflowing plate lunches heavy on protein and carbs, patrons come for items such as the croquet monsieur ($8.90), quiche Lorraine ($6.90) and the meatball banh mi ($7.90). Managing member Brandon 106 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JULY 2012

Lam says since La Tour Café’s grand opening, builders come in daily, seemingly in the mood for something different, prepared with fresh and local ingredients, which is also affordable. “We’ve been open a little over a year and a half and during that time, we’ve noticed that the construction industry customers have been steady


Not-So-Hidden Gem throughout our first year,” Lam says. “Our customers come from everywhere and we’re happy that they choose La Tour Café for lunch and dinner.” Lam adds, “Our restaurant offers quality food at an affordable price. We also aim to provide our customers with quick service in a cool and pleasant setting so they can enjoy their lunch hour.”

œ˜½ÌÊLiÊÃÕÀ«ÀˆÃi`Ê̜ÊÃiiÊ>Ê burly construction worker order a Mediterranean tuna salad ($8.90) or a chicken pesto Panini ($8.90) and a few yuzu-flavored macaroons to go. Lam says builders are pretty openminded these days. “We offer unique items, different from the plate lunches you might typically find in the Nimitz area,” says Lam. “Customers can choose from a variety of items that are familiar such as burgers and pizzas, but we also want to introduce them to new flavors such as our meatball banh mi sandwich or croque monsieur tartine.”

Alicia’s Market is a multigenerational, mom-and-pop business located at 267 Mokauea St. Legions of hungry builders consider it their first port of call when they’re in the mood for a heaping plate lunch customized with their favorite meat and poke selections. Throughout the day, Alicia’s sees a constant flow of customers wearing fluorescent yellow t-shirts and orange safety vests. Every weekday just before noon, a serpentine line forms in the back of the shop, where store manager Leonard Kam and members of his family take lunch orders from behind the “Pupu Bar,” a long glass display case packed with dozens of poke varieties, seafood salads, roasted meats and other local delicacies. Kam says that builders travel from all over the island to order plate lunch from Alicia’s Market. Always aware of this fact, he does his best to keep his customers happy. “When people work hard, they want to eat good food,” he says. “They want the food to come out fast so they can go on their way, and that’s what we try to do.”

Eric Bond, co-partner of Koi Catering & Takeout, presents several dishes that are popular with local builders. Photo by Jason Soeda

Kam says his most popular plate lunch combines fresh ahi poke and Chinese roast pork that is cooked right on the premises. One of the key factors to his business’ success is a special oven he uses to roast every succulent slab of meat hanging in his display case. “Only in Chinatown do you see roast pork like this,” Kam says. “In the old days, we started with a small, wooden glass box with just one piece of roast pork we bought from Chinatown at wholesale cost. I used to buy tons of roast pork before I had my own oven. I do everything on my own now.” Kam says that Alicia’s Market doesn’t try to compete with other plate lunch and poke shops. “I do what I can, the best I can,” he says. “If the food is good, people will come.”

Reinventing Plate Lunch

Manager Leonard Kam and his son Chris show off Alicia’s most popular lunch combinations. From left: roast pork and sea asparagus wasabi ahi poke ($11.95); roast pork and wasabi masago ahi poke ($11.95); and top sirloin beef and wasabi masago ahi poke ($12.49). Photo by Jocelyn Nystrom

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Marcos Rebibis Jr. and Lendy Rebibis are the husband and wife team behind œˆÊ >ÌiÀˆ˜}ÊEÊ/>ŽiœÕÌ]Ê܅ˆV…ʈÃÊÜiÊ known for putting a gourmet twist on traditional island fare. Located in a nondescript, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it ÃÌÀˆ«Ê“>Ê>ÌÊÓäÓnÊ ˆˆ˜}…>“Ê Û`°]Ê the eatery is extremely popular with


Clockwise from top left: Koi’s steak and portabello salad (mini for $6.25); island ahi crusted with garlic panko with signature Koi wasabi sauce (mini for $7.45); and the Koi Bento featuring garlic chicken, garlic ahi and grilled steak ($9.95). Photo by Jason Soeda

local builders who appreciate how Marcos and Lendy have reimagined local staples and transformed them into sumptuous meals more akin to what one would order at a fancier uptown restaurant. According to the pair, a sizeable percentage of their customers come from the construction industry. They order Koi’s seafood specialties such as the crab cakes ($7.50), a mixture of Maryland blue claw crab and imitation crab with sweet chili aioli. Others order the

pesto mahi mahi ($8.95), seasoned with Japanese breadcrumbs and served with pesto-infused linguini. “We offer items other than the usual hamburger steak and teri beef plates that attract most people,” says Lendy, whose husband is a graduate of the Gros Bonnet Culinary program with experience at Sansei and Brew Moon restaurants. “In these changing times, I think most people want to explore new flavors,” she adds. The Rebibises also operate Koi’s lunch truck located ˆ˜Ê̅iÊ ˆ>“œ˜`Ê*>ÀŽˆ˜}ʏœÌʜ˜Ê̅iÊVœÀ˜iÀʜvÊ7>À`Ê Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard. “We have a lot of construction workers coming to both our restaurant and the lunch wagon,” says Lendy, adding that Koi does a lot of catering for top general contractors such as Nan, Inc. Lendy says don’t be fooled by the looks of some builders. Some of the brawniest guys imaginable always order healthy items. “The hamburger steak with gravy all over type of guy will order fish with brown rice and toss salad,” she says. “Looks can be very deceiving!”

Just Around the Block Chris Gianarris, sales operations manager for Hawthorne Pacific Corp., says he doesn’t need to drive far to enjoy the tastiest local food on the island. Gianarris is >ʏœÞ>]ʣ·Þi>ÀÊVÕÃ̜“iÀʜvÊ,iÃÌ>ÕÀ>˜ÌÊ՘ˆÊEʜ՘}i]Ê>˜Ê eatery located at 94-210 Leokane St., which is only a few blocks away from his office in Waipahu. He and his staff visit the Japanese mom-and-pop eatery several times a week for its many teishoku (set menu) options. Gianarris’ favorite is the three-choice teishoku ($21.50) including teri chicken, teri beef and sashimi, served with side dishes of tsukemono, moyashi (bean sprouts), miso soup and tossed green salad. Gianarris says Restaurant Kuni’s menu contains many items you wouldn’t expect to see in Waipahu. For example, Kuni’s offers nabemono ($16.75) and sukiyaki ($19.85), which rivals the kind served in pricier Japanese restaurants in Honolulu.

Chris Gianarris and Dave Kirk of Hawthorne Pacific Corp. are frequent customers at Restaurant Kuni in Waipahu. Photo by Jocelyn Nystrom 108 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JULY 2012


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Daniel Lee, owner of Best Korean Drive-In, serves a hungry construction crew from Commercial Roofing. Photo by Jason Soeda

“Kuni’s is well known in the conÃÌÀÕV̈œ˜Êˆ˜`ÕÃÌÀÞ]»ÊÃ>ÞÃÊ >ÛiʈÀŽ]Ê sales associate for Hawthorne Pacific Corp., who has been eating there for 17 years. “By 2 p.m., you see a lot of construction workers who knocked off early enjoying a meal here.” Kirk’s favorite meal is the sashimi and tofu steak teishoku. Apart from the delicious food, Kirk appreciates the fast service and relaxing atmosphere offered by Restaurant Kuni. Another mom-and-pop that’s packing in builders daily is Best Korean

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  The new, nearly $40 million bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQ) built by general contractor Nan, Inc. at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) in Kaneohe is a federal design/build construction contract administered by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii, according to Stan Sagum, project manager for Nan. Awarded on Aug. 17, 2009, the contract encompassed the design and construction of a 95,595-square-foot Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) facility for 300 single Marines and sailors, along with necessary support buildings and infrastructure. A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of the project was held on Feb. 18. “The goal for the design consultants was to design the buildings with a 25-year useful life before possible reuse, repurpose or renovation are required,” explains Sagum. The barracks building itself is a medium rise, five-story, 150-unit building, the foundation for which consists of a structural concrete slab-on-grade, grade beams and pile caps and approximately 160 octagonal bearing piles, each 55 feet long. “The structure was constructed out of structural concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls and solid-core precast 110 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JULY 2012


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plank floors. The entire building is air conditioned for maximum comfort. Each unit consists of a shared bedroom and bathroom with separate storage/closet space for each occupant. Three laundry rooms are located on the first floor, and there are two janitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closets on each level.â&#x20AC;? Besides the building, the following support structures also were constructed: a central chiller plant, two barbeque pavilions, three covered bicycle storage facilities and a 159-stall parking lot covered by a photovoltaic carport structure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The need for new BEQ at MCBH for our young Marines is very critical,â&#x20AC;? said Raymond Rippel, director for Unaccompanied Personnel Housing at the time the project broke ground. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have some extremely old facilities

that â&#x20AC;Ś do not provide modern and efficient living accommodations that our troops deserve.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need these barracks for our Marines,â&#x20AC;? added Col. Robert Rice, MCBH commander when construction began.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The original project duration was 840 calendar days with a revised contract completion date of March 31, 2012,â&#x20AC;? Sagum explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nan, Inc. credits the collaborative efforts of the team players, NAVFAC, ,"

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