Shigemoto, Kaui, A&B snag top honors at Contractors Association meeting

Leaders of the Contractors Association of Kaua’i (CAK) honored seven of their members with special service awards at ceremonies held during the association’s annual meeting and installation dinner last month at the Kauai Beach Hotel & Resort at Nukoli’i.

The association’s highest award, the Tetsuro “Rosy” Maeda Member of the Year Award, named in memory of the CAK founding member, with Kauai Builders, went to Trinette Kaui, Tom Shigemoto and A&B Properties (Alexander & Baldwin).

The Robert H. Rask Spirit of CAK Award is presented to an individual or company whose contributions to the construction industry are deemed exemplary.

The award went to Jeff Mira and members of the Kaua’i Honsador LLC staff. Rask presented the award.

The Wayne E. Ellis Associate Member of the Year Award was presented to American Savings Bank, represented by Diana Simao of the Lihu’e branch, and Marsha Omalza of the Kukui Grove Center branch.

The Kenneth Shioi General Contractor of the Year Award was presented to Kauai Nursery & Landscaping. Conrad Murashige of Shioi presented the award to Lelan Nishek and Jerry Nishek.

Mike Aki of Hawaii Partition Systems, and Jack Lucas of Action Electric, were corecipients of the Hideo Tanaka Subcontractor of the Year Award.

The awards were presented by Bryan Tanaka.

The President’s Award for the Small Volume Contractor of the Year was presented to Mark Nakama and Herbert Saito, partners in M&H Painting.

At the meeting, University of Hawai’i at Manoa women’s volleyball coach Dave Shoji was guest speaker, and Mira was installed the 2006 association president by Fifth Circuit Court Judge Gerald Matsunaga.

Mira succeeds Hal Martin of Martin Steel Constructors.

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