Building Industry Association (BIA) Hawaii

Building Industry Association Hawaii

Building Industry Association HawaiiBuilding Industry Association (BIA) Hawaii

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

In the mid 1950’s, Hawai’i was still a territory with an agricultural economy. Dwight Eisenhower was president of the United States and Bill Quinn was Hawaii’s appointed governor.

During this time there were visionary men who foresaw the imminence of statehood and recognized the boom it would bring to our economy. These visionaries foresaw the importance of the building industry in the coming explosive growth of Hawaii and understood the value of bonding together in an association to promote the home building and construction industry.

And so, in 1955, ten of these 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 Home Builders Association of Hawai’i with Robert M. Kaya 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.

Building Industry Association HawaiiAlong the way, Hawai’i did indeed become the 50th State in the Union, and the Home Builders Association of Hawaii grew and expanded its reach, ultimately becoming the Building Industry Association of Hawai’i (BIA–Hawai’i) in 1979.

Members of BIA-Hawai’i are developers, 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.

Most people, recognize BIA-Hawai’i for its production of the industry’s premier community-wide annual events: the BIA–Hawaii Parade of Homes, the BIA–Hawai’i Home Building & Remodeling Show, and the BIA–Hawai’i Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards. For 15 years, BIA-Hawai’i has been presenting consumer education through the Remodel It Right Seminars in our communities.

Aloha Alarm LLC is a proud member of BIA Hawaii.  See us at the next Remodel It Right Expo at the Blaisdell Center.

If you are in the market for business and home security, call us at 808-488-4111.  We will provide you with information and a quote to get the job done right the first time!

Mark Plischke
Aloha Alarm LLC
99-1191 Iwaena Street #E
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

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