A new president, officers add to a solid foundation
The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) welcomes a new slate of officers for 2014. Brian Adachi is the new president and guides the leadership team of president-elect Richard Hobson, Jr. of Gentry Homes, Ltd.; vice-president Craig Washofsk of Servco Home & Appliance Distribution; secretary Evan Fujimoto of Graham Builders, Inc.; treasurer Guy Shindo of First Hawaiian Bank; special appointee-builder Paul Silen of Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc.; special appointee-builder Mark Kennedy of Haseko Construction Management Group, Inc.; special appointee-associate Dean Uchida of SSFM International, Inc.; immediate past president Greg Thielen of Complete Construction Services Corp; and CEO Karen Nakamura of BIA-Hawaii.
President Brian Adachi is the President of BKA Builders, Inc. He will lead the incoming 2014 board that also includes Eric Bass of D.R.Horton, Schuler Division; Anthony Borge of RMA Sales; Carleton Ching of Castle & Cooke Hawaii, Inc.; Chris Cheung of CC Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Clifton Crawford of C & J Contracting, Inc.; Ryan Engle of Bays Lung Rose & Holma; Stephen Hanson and Simplicity HR by ALTRES; Mark Hertel of Inter-Island Solar Supply, Oahu-Maui-Hawaii; Marshall Hickox of Homeworks Construction, Inc.; Gary Okimoto of Honolulu Wood Treating; Lili Shintani of Alan Shintani, Inc.; and Michael Watanabe of JW, Inc.
The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA) is the voice of the construction Industry. The BIA is a not-for-profit trade organization chartered in 1955 and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The BIA promotes members through advocacy and education, while providing community outreach programs and signature industry events to enhance the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.