LIHUE — Jeff Mira, hosting the opening of the Contractors Association of Kauai home show, said we have come a long way since the first event was held amidst the damage of Hurricane Iniki.
“I remember when we held the first one at Kauai High School,” Mira said. “When we needed to repair the many homes that were damaged 25 years ago.”
In recognition of the anniversary, the CAK acknowledged two vendors who have been with the home show from day one — Service Rentals and First Hawaiian Bank, which has been the title sponsor of the event since its inception.
Guests flowed through the doors on opening, seeking information from the 25 exhibitors filling Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. They were armed with a passport which, when filled, earned eligibility for a drawing of an international travel voucher from Mokihana Travel.
Trinette Kaui of A&B Properties presented Nathan Wood General Contractor with the Best “Build Green” award for his exhibit which featured the latest in energy-saving technology, including the Tesla battery which is scaled down to home use.
Best Use of Space honors was presented to Leonard Peters of Honsador Lumber by Michael Minkmann, representing Goodfellow Brothers, sponsor of the award.
Val Tokuuke of Shioi Construction presented the Best Single booth space to Pacific Mirror & Glass, and Mike Faye of Kikiaola Construction earned the Koga Engineering perpetual award for Best in Show where his crane towered high above the convention hall.
The CAK home show continues from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.