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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.

Median Sales Price of Luxury Homes on Oahu Up Nearly 10 Percent During November 2014

Median Sales Price of Luxury Homes on Oahu Up Nearly 10 Percent During November 2014

HONOLULU – The median sales price of luxury homes and condominiums on Oahu was nine percent higher in November 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million during November 2014 on Oahu.

A total of 67 luxury homes changed hands in November, down slightly from 70 in November 2013. However, the median sales price for the luxury range was $1,495,000 compared to $1,371,250 in 2013, an increase of nine percent.

Group 70 and associates donate $60,000 to UH School of Architecture

Group 70 and associates donate $60,000 to UH School of Architecture
HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Group 70 International (G70), Hawai‘i’s largest kama‘āina design firm rallied its employees and business associates to collectively contribute $60,000 to the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture (UHSoA) fund drive this month. A check presentation was held on Dec. 3 at Group 70’s downtown office where G70 Chairman Francis Oda, Arch.D., FAIA, AICP, LEED AP, presented to Daniel Friedman, PhD, dean of the school. The $60,000 donation includes contributions from G70 UHSoA alumni staff and its consultants including: Albert Chong Associates, Inc., Clarence Lee Design & Associates, LLC, Coffman Engineers, Inc., ControlPoint Surveying, Inc., Englekirk Partners, Hirata and Associates, Inc., Inatsuka Engineering LLC, Kai Hawaii, Inc., Masa Fujioka & Associates, Randolph H.

HPR Nears Completion of Statewide Network with McInerny Foundation Award

HPR Nears Completion of Statewide Network with McInerny Foundation Award

Hawai‘i Public Radio is proud to announce a major gift from the McInerny Foundation of $40,000 in support of its capital campaign to bring its second programming stream (HPR-2) to East Hawai‘i. This grassroots campaign launched in November 2013 with a total fundraising goal of $150,000 to cover projected costs of state-of-the-art equipment (a transmitter and an antenna), engineering and legal services, and the first year of overhead.

In the ensuing year, $134,594 in contributions has been collected from 248 individual charter members, with lead gifts pledged by the Atherton Family Foundation ($20,000), Hawai‘i Electric Light Company ($10,000), and a matching gift received from KTA Super Stores ($20,000 in memory of Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi, founders of KTA Super Stores and K. Taniguchi, Ltd.). The recent $40,000 grant from the McInerny Foundation brings the start-up capital still needed to $15,406.

European Wax Center Opens First Hawaii Location In Pearl Highlands Center

European Wax Center Opens First Hawaii Location In Pearl Highlands Center

PEARL CITY, HAWAII — European Wax Center today announced it will open its first Hawaii location in Pearl Highlands Center in February, located at 1000 Kamehameha Highway between GameStop and Payless Shoes.

 

“We are excited to be expanding the European Wax Center experience to Hawaii,” says David Pang, local businessman and Regional Developer for Hawaii. “We believe that high-quality waxing should be accessible to all and can be incorporated into everyone's regular routine and skincare regime.”  

 

During the next three months, European Wax Center’s Pearl City location plans to hire between 17 and 20 people, including licensed estheticians and guest service associates.

 

Kaiser Permanente Welcomes Eight New Physicians to Maui and Oahu Medical Offices

Kaiser Permanente Welcomes Eight New Physicians to Maui and Oahu Medical Offices

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the addition of eight new physicians at locations on Oahu and Maui. They join more than 500 care providers within the state’s largest medical group, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, which provides comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente’s 230,000-plus members in Hawaii.

 Antony Boody, MD, joins Wailuku Medical Office. Maui Lani Medical Office welcomes Margot Crandall, MD; Anna Martinez, MD; Deepa Sharma, DO; and Kaumakaokalani Shimatsu, MD. Honolulu Medical Office welcomes Laura Chang, MD; and Allyson Spence-Shishido, MD. Panupong Jiamsripong, MD joins Moanalua Medical Center.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Ranks No. 1 in Medicare Measures Nationally

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s Medicare plan has received national recognition for the third time this year, ranking No. 1 in the nation on two measures related to comprehensive diabetes care among Medicare patients (LDL cholesterol screening, and LDL levels less than 100). This report comes from the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Quality Compass®, rating effectiveness of care among Medicare members. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente Medicare plans are No. 1 in 15 measures of care, with more top rankings than any other health plan in the nation.