"Construction Connection" is your source for monthly information on industry news and events to keep you in the know. BIA Hawaii is The VOICE of the construction industry and we work diligently to promote our members through advocacy and education and provide community outreach programs to enhance the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.
Announcing 2023 Officers and Directors
BIA Installs New Leadership

BIA Hawaii's 2023 Officers and Directors were installed at a Banquet held on December 16th at the Honolulu Country Club with the theme "Navigation Up & Out of Trying Times."

The formal luncheon and program featured National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Senior Officer Mr. Chuck Fowke who delivered an address highlighting valuable insight from a national perspective. Guest speaker Evan Fujimoto (Past President BIA Hawaii) ascribed the Star Compass principles of Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson’s core Hawaiian values of Navigation & Wayfinding to inspire the new leadership. Kahu Kordell C.L. Kekoa concluded the ceremonies and performed a traditional Hawaiian blessing to guide the 2023 leadership and the industry into the new year. Mahalo to banquet presenting sponsor Lung Rose Voss Wagnild.
Many Opportunities to Get Involved at The BIG Home Show!

BIA Hawaii's BIG Home Building & Remodeling Show
January 20-22, 2023
Neal S. Blaisdell Center - Exhibition Hall

The BIG Home Show is YOUR Show to proudly showcase your company to 1,000s of attendees and your future customers! Take advantage of the exclusive marketing opportunities the show has to offer.

BIA Members can:

  • Sponsor the Show
  • Register for a Booth
  • Deliver a Seminar

Check the interactive map for your best booth choice and reserve online today.

This is your opportunity to start the year off with a bang and grow your customer base.
Mark your Calendar and Save the Date

BIA Networking Event 90's Style
Graffiti & Grapes

February 17, 2023 from 5:30pm to 8pm 
SALT at Our Kaakako

More Information Coming Soon!
The BIA Education Committee is busy working on the class schedule for 2023.

An announcement will be made in January with the first quarter schedule.

Mahalo to the BIA Education Department for continuing to bring essential trainings and seminars to BIA members and the community.
Hawaiian Electric’s Customer Programs
Contribute to State’s Clean Energy Goals

Hawaiʻi’s clean energy transformation is providing a boost to economic activity in the Aloha State, creating jobs, fueling innovation, and attracting private investment.

Hawaiʻi gained national attention in 2015 when it became to the first state in the nation to announce a 100% clean energy goal. It built on that pledge a few years later when it committed to a carbon-free economy by no later than 2045. As a result of these policies the clean energy sector of Hawaiʻi’s economy is experiencing robust growth that is expected to continue for years to come. The U.S. Energy & Employment report published recently by the Department of Energy estimated that Hawaiʻi’s renewable energy sector generated nearly 10,000 jobs in 2021, many of them in the construction industry.

The latest addition to Hawaiian Electric’s growing portfolio of customer renewable programs is Battery Bonus, which provides incentives for customers who install battery storage with their rooftop solar systems. Battery Bonus, launched on Oʻahu in 2021, was upgraded in March to include additional financial incentives and was expanded geographically to include customers on Maui.

Battery Bonus offers residential and commercial customers an upfront cash incentive, bill credits for energy exported to the grid and a monthly peak capacity payment based on the size of the customer’s battery system. Hawaiian Electric worked with Hawaiʻi’s solar industry to add the new incentives and make other program improvements.

Koko Head Solar Panels
Tesla Power Wall
As 2022 concludes, the HPM Building Supply ‘ohana has much to be grateful for — their team, their partners, and you, the building pros who form the foundation of the industry. They’re proud to support your work with the building materials you need and contribute to projects statewide that make a difference in the community.

Looking ahead to 2023 and beyond, you can count on HPM Building Supply to continue providing quality products and reliable support so you can keep doing what you do best: building a better Hawaii. 
Miyake – HPM Kihei Home Design Center Grand Opening

Last month, Miyake – HPM Building Supply unveiled their Home Design Center in Kihei! Located on the second floor of the store, the new showroom features a full range of home design products, including cabinets, countertops, flooring, windows and doors, and more.

The Miyake – HPM team offers extensive kitchen and bath design and home planning services as well. Whether you’re starting a new build or simply refreshing a room, rely on them for expert advice and product recommendations. The Home Design Center serves as another convenient location for pros to access the lineup of products and walk the showroom with clients to select materials and finishes.

Visit the Kihei Home Design Center or contact the Miyake – HPM team to schedule a consultation today:

369 Huku Lii Place, Kihei, HI 96753
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(808) 500-6155
A Message from the Better Business Bureau

As 2023 rolls into sight, keep nourishing your customer relationships, making your workplace culture a joyous one, and making your community better by being reliable. After all, having each other’s back is what trust is all about. That’s why it’s such an important centerpiece of the BBB mission, and it’s why the BBB continues to celebrate you and all you do.

BBB resolutions for 2023 – to have YOUR back. Here are a few ideas to kick off the year right.

Here are 10 small business resolutions to work into your 2023 calendar. If you’re feeling festive, count ‘em down as the ball drops on December 31.

Show your team you’ve got their back when it comes to their goals and aspirations. Here are some ideas on how to set goals together.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Hawaii Building Industry Foundation whose mission is to raise funds for scholarships to support deserving economically disadvantaged students interested in pursuing careers in the building and construction industry by providing educational opportunities to develop a sustainable construction industry workforce in the State of Hawaii and promote lifelong learning programs of excellence in the construction industry.

Your donation will directly support the Endowed Scholarship Fund established by Karen Nakamura, past BIA Hawaii CEO and HBIF Executive Director. Karen’s legacy is to provide student scholarships to perpetuate and grow the future building & construction industry workforce.

Donations can be made as follows:

By check:
Hawaii Building Industry Foundation
94-487 Akoki Street, Suite 213 Waipahu, Hawaii 96797

Direct link for credit card donations:
The building industry's BIGGEST EVENT is heading back to Las Vegas!

NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is the largest home building show in North America. The three-day event brings professionals, products, and home building trends together under one roof.

Gain industry knowledge, discover new business tools and more at IBS 2023.

You can experience the industry through networking events, education courses and talking with exhibitors. Discover the latest in tech, new product launches, trends and the hottest topics at IBS 2023.

IBS 2023 is the best way to learn what you need to know to thrive in 2023 — and beyond.

The top manufacturers and suppliers in residential building are heading to Vegas, ready to wow you at the NAHB International Builders’ Show®, Jan 31 – Feb 2. Don’t miss your chance to meet with them! 
Sign up for HPM Building Supply's Tool Box Texts today!

To make it even easier to keep up with news and deals, HPM has launched Tool Box Texts! Sign up online to have the latest updates sent straight to your phone and stay in the know about everything HPM in the new year. Plus, get $5 off your next purchase when you first sign up! 

⭐Pocket-sized updates
⭐Exclusive promotions
⭐Sale & clearance alerts
⭐Contest & giveaway announcements
⭐$5 off your next purchase when you sign up
Focus ON: Membership Benefits

There are many benefits of BIA Hawaii membership. Each month we will highlight benefits to ensure you are getting the most value from your membership.

Learn more about BIA Hawaii membership at www.biahawaii.org/value-of-your-membership. Membership questions? Contact info@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666.
Exclusive BIA Member Benefit
Are there a few last-minute Holiday Gifts still on your list? Let your NPP membership help!

BIA members can save with discounts from brands that deliver. 

Members can save 20% off:

Start your shopping HERE

Traveling for the holidays? Members can save with Priceline too!
  • Up to 25% off “On Sale” hotels when you bundle hotel, rental car, flight

Book your travel HERE

If you have not yet joined the National Purchasing Partners (NPP) program, sign up HERE.

NPP membership is free for BIA members and there is no obligation to buy. 
BIA members have access to many businesses, employee, and personal discounts through NPP, a national benefit provider that helps reduce costs with exclusive pricing. 

If you need help registering or for more information, please contact customerservice@mynpp.com or call 800.810.3909.
Economic Outlook

Recession, housing demand contraction, and home price declines are expected in 2023. Single-family home starts and sales are projected to decline in 2023, while mortgage rate levels are projected to decline in the latter half of the year.
Are Your Colleagues Receiving Our Newsletters?

You are reading BIA news, are your colleagues as well? We invite you to take a minute and submit your colleagues' email addresses to be included in BIA communications.

They will thank you for it!
Now Accepting Reservations
The BIA Hawaii CTC headquarters in Waipahu has beautiful and convenient spaces for all of your event needs. Classrooms for trainings and well-equipped rooms for events are available to rent. The event & classroom rental calendar is now open. Space fills quickly! Secure your preferred dates and times. Contact info@biahawaii.org or call 808-847-4666.
Contribute to YOUR Newsletter
BIA Hawaii is offering members the opportunity to promote their business in the monthly newsletter free of charge for the next few months, first come, first served. If you would like to feature your business, please contact bia@biahawaii.org.

Do you know a BIA Hawaii member who has been giving back to the community by volunteering their time, services, labor, or supplies to community projects? Please let us know at bia@biahawaii.org.

Suggestions are always welcome on the type of articles and content that you would like to see.
Building Industry Association of Hawaii
94-487 Akoki Street, Suite 213
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797