LIHU‘E — Wilcox Health and The Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i were among the beneficiaries of Shioi Construction’s contributions of labor, materials and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These actions served as an industry inspiration that led to Shioi Construction being named the Contractors Association of Kaua‘i’s Distinguished Service Award winner during the CAK 64th annual meeting held Dec. 2 at the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort.
Additionally, Kenneth Shioi’s children established a scholarship program to benefit Kaua‘i students in career training, or high education to enter the construction industry with an emphasis to help students attending the Kaua‘i Community College’s trades program. A further demonstration of this program was the naming of two CAK scholarship winners who are in the KCC trades program as they make career shifts resulting from the pandemic.
Roy Shioi, the president of Shioi Construction, accepted the award on behalf of the Shioi family.
Roy switched his cap from recipient to presenter as he presented the Kenneth Shioi General Contractor of the Year honor to Paul’s Electrical Contracting, an O‘ahu-based contractor who does commercial electrical work on Kaua‘i.
Paul Adachi, Paul’s Electrical Contracting owner and manager, accepted the award that was presented by Roy for the company’s support of CAK through active participation in CAK functions and events.
The Wayne E. Ellis Associate Member of the Year award, honoring the memory of Hale Kaua‘i co-founder, a long-time construction materials supply house in Lihu‘e, was presented to Faith Matsumura and Shimanuki & Matsumura for the firm’s 25 years of contribution to CAK.
CAK founder Rosy Maeda was honored with the presentation of the Tetsuro “Rosy” Maeda Member of the Year award to Guy Higa and Rysan Ouye of Service Rentals and Supplies who were acknowledged for the company’s contributions to the community, the construction industry, and the CAK. The presentation was done by Rosy’s son Daryl and grandson Derek.
Micah Kane, president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation who started his career as manager of Government Affairs with CAK’s sister organization The Building Industry Association, was the featured speaker at the meeting where the election of next year’s leadership is still being conducted virtually.
The installation of the 2022 officers and directors are scheduled for January 20, 2022, at the Puakea Golf Course and Grill that is on tap to open, Dec. 22.