Build-Pac Hawaii endorses Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council for the 2020 elections! Build-Pac Hawaii is the political action committee for the Building Industry Association of Hawaii (“BIA”), which is The voice of the Construction Industry. The BIA promotes its members through advocacy and education, and provides community outreach programs to enhance the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.
The founding of the BIA began in 1955 with ten visionary men: William Blackfield, Bert Kanzaki, Earl Kato, Robert M. Kaya, Ward Kegin, Robert Kuniyuki, James Lai, Melvin Muraoka, Richard Sato and Kenneth Shioi, joined with others to charter the organization, which was first named the Home Builders Association of Hawaii with Robert M. Kaya at its first president. The new association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) and was granted charter number 1220. Based in Washington DC, the NAHB is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the country today.
Members of BIA are developers, general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, Realtors, architects, financial institutions and a host of other professionals who service the building industry. This unique mix enables members to network across their respective sectors and also provides the bridging of diverse interests into a common whole allowing the BIA to address the many challenges facing the industry with a uniquely balanced perspective.
The industry leadership of BIA-Hawaii is also recognized statewide for their four signature community-wide annual events that you may be familiar with: The Parade of Homes, The Home Building & Remodeling Show, The Renaissance Building and Remodeling Awards, and The Remodel It Right Remodel It Green Expo.