The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) honored the seven entrants of the 56th annual BIA Parade of Homes at the Oct. 2 awards gala and has awarded the most outstanding home on the market today, the 2012 grand champion winner, to the HASEKO Development Inc. entry, “Ka Makana at Hoakalei Koa Lifestyle Series, Residence 65.10.” The 2012 theme, “A New Home Revolution,” will showcase new homes on Oahu and educate consumers on the latest trends, technology and design innovations in residential construction during two weeks of free open houses Oct. 1-14.

The BIA 2012 Grand Champion Winner, “Ka Makana at Hoakalei Koa Lifestyle Series, Residence 65.10” by Haseko Development Inc., is located in Ewa Beach and also won the Single Family Detached Category in Division V of $799,000-$999,000, the ASLA Landscape Award and the MBA Financing Award.

Other developers and their projects that you can explore in the October open house weekends include Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc. “Nohona III at Kapolei Puliki –Plan 4”; D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, LLC “Kahiwelo at Makakilo ‘Ehiku-Plan 7”; Gentry Homes Ltd. “Sandalwood by Gentry Plan 1-‘Iliahi,” “Sandalwood by Gentry Plan 3Ha’aheo” and “Trades by Gentry Plan 3-Kaiaulu” and Haseko Development Inc. “Ka Makana at Hoakalei Koa Premier Series, Residence 60.50.”


When you visit the 2012 new model homes, enter to win up to nine Solar World SW245 Photovoltaic Sun modules with micro inverters and a monitoring system from Bonterra Solar. Visit for information on the Bonterra Sloar Services Photovoltaic System, BIA Parade of Homes Grand Prize, location maps and driving directions to all the Model Homes.

We invite you to our free open houses Oct. 1-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hope that you discover all the reasons these new residential homes are “not your parents home.”

The image below is of the 2012 BIA Parade of Homes Grand Champion Winner “Ka Makana at Hoakalei Lifestyle Series Residence 65.10” by Haseko Development Inc.

Karen Nakamura is executive vice president/CEO of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii.