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Hector Garcia Joins Graham Builders as Estimator

Hector Garcia Joins Graham Builders as Estimator

HONOLULUwww.grahambuilders.com – Graham Builders is pleased to announce that Hector Garcia has joined the firm as Estimator. He is responsible for managing the development of building cost estimates and bids on new home construction and renovation projects.

Prior to joining Graham Builders, Garcia served as a land surveyor for Martinez Couch & Associates in Rocky Hill, CT where he performed boundary and topographic surveys.

 Garcia earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, and his EIT (Engineer in Training) designation from the Examining Board of Engineers and Surveyors, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

A native of Guayama, Puerto Rico, Garcia relocated to Oahu from CT in 2014. He currently resides in Waikiki.

Kahala Mall Doorbusters for Black Friday, November 28

Kahala Mall Doorbusters for Black Friday, November 28

HONOLULU – For the fourth year in a row Kahala Mall celebrates Black Friday (November 28, 2014) by opening up at 7 a.m., giving guests the opportunity to shop early for doorbusters with savings of up to 75% off. Meanwhile, some stores will open on Thanksgiving Day and still others will open as early 5 a.m. on Black Friday (see end of story for early openings).

 

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, October 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  View this custom design+build two-story home located at 99-116 Lilikoi Place in Aiea.

At more than 2,000-square-feet total, this two-story home features three-bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a sewing room and a two-car garage. A distinctive dual-pitch roof reminiscent of plantation-style architecture, and a unique combination of smart panel siding and horizontal lap siding combine for a unified overall island-style look and feel. The open kitchen with island and walk-in pantry makes entertaining a breeze. Extra features include indoor laundry, extra storage and vaulted ceilings in most areas. Split air conditioning, Staron solid surface kitchen and bath countertops, Total Access cabinets, stainless steel cabinet pulls make this new home a must-see as well.

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.

Hawaii Solar Industry Leaders Receive Prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award

Hawaii Solar Industry Leaders Receive Prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award

HONOLULU – SafeConnect Solar, a venture started by Hawaii solar industry veterans Mark Duda and Todd Georgopapadakos of Distributed Energy Partners, today announced it has been awarded $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative.  The SunShot Incubator award supports development of SafeConnect’s patent-pending device that makes rooftop solar installations simpler, safer, and more affordable.

 

“Renewables are the future of energy generation, but price still limits adoption in many markets,” said Georgopapadakos, SafeConnect Solar Partner.  “For rooftop photovoltaics, the key challenge is reducing ‘soft costs’ – the expense associated with permitting, installation, interconnection, and maintenance.  These have remained persistently high even as module prices have plummeted. Our IP attacks these costs head-on.”

 

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.