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Patagonia & Kina‘ole Invest $27 Million In Solar For Hawai‘i

Investment will make clean, affordable solar power available to more Hawai‘i residents, who currently pay 3X average U.S. price for power from coal and oil

VENTURA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2014) – Patagonia today announced a $13 million tax equity investment in solar power for Hawai‘i – joining with local solar finance company Kina‘ole Capital Partners, LLC to create a new fund that will purchase more than 1,000 rooftop solar energy systems in Hawai‘i, where homeowners currently pay three times the U.S. average price for electricity.

The fund, totaling $27 million, will utilize state and federal tax credits to direct Patagonia’s tax dollars for purchases of solar energy systems. Kina‘ole will make the fund available to all qualified solar installation companies in Hawai‘i.

Kahala Mall Announces New General Manager

Kahala Mall Announces New General Manager

HONOLULU – MMI Realty Services, Inc., a commercial and property management and leasing company, today announced Stephanie England as its new General Manager for Kahala Mall, Kapolei Shopping Center, Hunakai Office Building and Hawaii Opera Plaza. In her new position, England will lead all four properties, overseeing operations, leasing, capital projects and tenant coordination.  England is replacing Floyd Williamson who will be retiring in late October.

 

England most recently served as general manager of Kamehameha Shopping Center. She has worked with MMI Realty Services, Inc. for a number of years in various capacities and brings a wealth of property management, construction and operations experience to the four properties. 

 

Servco to sell Raynor Overhead Doors Division Back to Former Owners

Servco to sell Raynor Overhead Doors Division Back to Former Owners

HONOLULU – servco.com – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) announced it is selling its Servco Raynor Overhead Doors, Inc. (Servco Raynor) division to Peter Eldridge and Mike Markley.  Eldridge and Markley were the former owners of Raynor Pacific Overhead Doors until it was acquired by Servco in 2005.  The sale is expected to be finalized in early 2015.

Servco Raynor Overhead Doors, Hawaii’s premier residential and commercial garage door specialist, will continue to do business under the Servco name and the business will remain in its current location in Mapunapuna until the sale has been finalized. Eldridge will serve as CEO and Markley as Secretary/Treasurer of the new company which hopes to hire most, if not all, of the 20 current employees.

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

More and more people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchasing a new home. But how do people get educated about this complex process and what should they watch out for?

At Graham Builders’ “Building Your Home for Life” seminar, homeowners will discover where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for, as well as what one needs to know about residential design, setting a budget, estimating, financing and scheduling.

The seminar will provide valuable information on what families need for a successful multi-generation home construction project including designing for personal space, blended versus segregated living and pooling resources to help the bottom line.

Graham Builders Holds Free Builder's Open House

Graham Builders Holds Free Builder's Open House

Graham Builders, Hawaii’s premier design+build company, invites the public to a free Builder’s Open House on Sunday, September 14 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  View this custom design+build two-story home located at 99-112 Lilikoi Place in Aiea.

At nearly 2,400 square feet total, this two-story home features three-bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a two-car garage. A distinctive dual-pitch roof reminiscent of plantation-style architecture, and a unique combination of panel siding and horizontal lap siding combine for a unified overall island-style look and feel. Designed for family comfort and entertaining, great rooms enable the living room, kitchen, and dining room to be easily accessible through wider hallways and doorways. Extra features include indoor laundry, walk-in pantries, walk-in master closets, and vaulted ceilings in most areas. Split air conditioning, all touch faucets and a Kangen water filter make this new home a must see as well.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free Career Night

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free Career Night

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ New Agent Training Office (NATO) will host a free Career Night on Tuesday, September 9 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Open to all real estate agents, including newly licensed agents, and those who are curious about a career in real estate.  Attendees will learn how NATO provides newly licensed, and experienced agents looking to accelerate their business, the tools for a successful real estate career.

NATO is CBP’s proprietary and nationally renowned training program. It is a comprehensive, six-week training program where agents receive hands-on real estate experience both inside and outside the office. Each student is paired with a sales manager for one-on-one coaching and support. Since 2004, NATO has graduated more than 400 agents, many of whom are among CBP’s top producing agents today!

Those interested in attending Career Night must RSVP by calling (808) 748-3410.

Graham Builders Holds Free Builder's Open House

Graham Builders Holds Free Builder's Open House

Graham Builders, Hawaii’s premier design+build company, invites the public to a free Builder’s Open House on Sunday, August 31 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  View this custom design+build two-story home located at 1487 Ala Iolani Street in Moanalua Valley.

At just a little more than 3,000 square feet total, this two-story home features three-bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, study, piano room and two-car garage. The entire second story is designed for the family’s children featuring a playroom and a Jack and Jill bathroom connecting their bedrooms. The first floor features tiled accent walls, nine-foot ceilings and wood trimmings on all the windows. Trex decking and an emergency generator hooked up to the home’s electrical panel makes this home a must see.

This home is not for sale. For more information on this Builder’s Open House, please call 593-2808.