January 2001

Cover Story

Waikiki Goes Hawaiian

It’s one step back and two steps forward as Waikiki retail finds a new look and feel for the next century.


Hey Nineteen

House Republicans have their largest contingent since before statehood, and they have their collective eye on cutting taxes.

Hammering Away

Hawaii’s unionized carpenters are going after the booming single-family home market in a big way.

Fit to Work

Kaiser Permanente’s On-The-Job program challenges employees to be mentally and physically healthy.

Steel is for Real

Hawaii leads the nation when it comes to the use of steel framing in house construction.

In Tandem

Sharing a belief that relationships and reputation are what make a successful business, John Hashizumi and Fred Behm have brought Nytro Hawaii to the head of the pack.

DFS’ Guam Gambit

DFS Group’s Galleria concept has enjoyed continued success on Guam and Saipan.

Largest Contractors in Hawaii

Ranked by estimated gross sales in 2000

Largest Hotels in Hawaii

Ranked by number of available rooms.

Joining the Home Team

Many Hawaii companies are spending their marketing dollars on the home team.

Is the Boom a Bust?

ctivity is up, unemployment is down, but many in the construction industry still aren’t convinced that the downturn is truly over.