August 2003

Cover Story

Oui are No. 1

Walter Dods moves BancWest Corp. to the Top 250’s No. 1 spot


New To The List: Whoa, Savio!

Hawaiian Island Homes' debut is marked by acrimony

Behind the Scenes

Here is how Hawaii Business compiled this year’s Top 250 list.

Not Just Made in Japan

This successful retail company does not try to be all things to all people

Family Fleet

Thirty-five years later, Inter Pacific Motors is still in the driver's seat

Smooth Sailing

Cropped Down

Turning Red Dirt Into Pay Dirt

New To The List: Rocky Road To Success

A $4.3 million gift helps pull Chaminade University into the black and onto the Top 250 list.

Fulfilling the Tokioka Legacy

This company stays true to its local roots and to its Japanese founder's beliefs

Upping the Kamaaina Rate

How Hilo Hattie transformed from a tourist-only shop into the "store of Hawaii"

Top 250 List - Top 25

The top 25 companies from this year's Top 250.

Recovery Continues But Japanese Stay Home

Sugar Daddy

Getting Back On Target

Kamehameha Schools gets off the revenue rollercoaster

The Tables Turn

Top 250 Guide

Guide To The 2003 Hawaii Business Top 250

Neighbor Islands: Across the State

2002 was a mixed bag for Neighbor Island companies

Digging for Data

Chris Tomoyasu has been the Top 250's head researcher for 20 years

20 Years of Hawaii Business

An interactive timeline of 20 years of the Hawaii Business Top 250.

Rolling with the Punches

City Mill is no stranger to overcoming hardship. It's been doing it for decades

Japan Top 30

It's not all bad news, if you're not in the tourism business

Service with a Smile

Servco Pacific Inc. refocuses and breaks its record

King Kyo-Ya

The Japanese Waikiki Hotel owner is Hawaii’s perennial leader of foreign-owned companies

Something to Smile About

Irwin Mortgage has the Top 250's biggest sales gain, thanks to low interest rates and the refi boom

Bring on the Bunny

A leaner Roberts Hawaii sprints forward


Editor's Note

Two Decades Of Top 250