Ogata Joins Shioi Construction

LIHU`E, Hawai`i, April 3, 2017 – Shioi Construction, Inc. announced that it has hired Eric Ogata as its new operations manager and promoted Roy S. Shioi to vice president and Diane Jenkins to corporate treasurer.

“Eric will oversee all of our company’s projects, and we are very fortunate to have him join our team,” said Shioi Construction President Conrad Murashige. “His knowledge and experience will be invaluable to our company and most importantly, our clients.”

Ogata has more than 25 years of experience working in the construction industry. Prior to joining Shioi Construction, Ogata was the senior project manager at Pioneer Contracting Co., Ltd. for 15 years. In this role, he oversaw other project managers in renovation and new construction projects at Tripler Army Medical Center, including the renovation of its pathology wing, emergency room, and pain clinic. He also worked for the Department of the Navy Nuclear Engineer Division and Allied Builders Systems.


Creative Partition Systems (CPS), the drywall and plaster division of Shioi, is proud to announce its recent completion of the new CVS Longs Drugs store located in Kapaa, Kauai.  CPS was subcontracted for the exterior plaster and interior drywall work including metal framing, metal roof trusses, EFIS, decorative art panels, insulation, drywall and acoustical ceilings.  The project team of PM Preston Lingaton, Foreman Ryan Anama, PE Travis Shigeta and PA Cynthia Corona overcame various challenges including a compressed schedule, to allow the Owner and Contractor to complete the project on time.


Shioi Construction recently completed the restoration of the fire damaged restaurant at the Hanalei Bay Resort.  Shioi was tasked as the Design/Build Contractor to re build the legendary Bali Hai Restaurant, destroyed by fire. The turnkey project included demolition, extensive structural retrofit, and the complete exterior and interior build out of the Resort’s lobby, hospitality areas, administration offices and restrooms.  Working concurrently on the resort property, Shioi Construction also completed the renovation of the Hanalei Bay Resort’s timeshare units.  Consisting of 13 buildings with 150 units, this multi-phased project included the complete renovation of the living spaces with newly renovated kitchens, baths, light fixture and finishes.  The project team included PM Joe Clemensen, Supt Val Miki Davis and PA Gari Sagawa.


Creative Partition Systems (CPS), the drywall and plaster division of Shioi, recently started on the exterior framing and plaster work on the Hokulei Village Shopping Center in Lihue, Kauai.  CPS will be working as a subcontractor on four buildings including the spaces for PETCO and Safeway. The project team includes PM Preston Lingaton, Foreman Ryan Anama, PE Travis Shigeta and PA Cynthia Corona.

Hawaii Business Magazine Top 250

Shioi Construction Inc. was recognized as a Top 250 company in Hawaii Business Magazine’s annual 2014 Top 250 list.  The list ranks Hawaii’s top businesses based on revenues and other key measures of success and influence in the local Hawaii market.

Shioi Team completes Kauai Veterans Center

Shioi Construction Inc., recently revamped an interior facility to service the needs of Kauai's Veterans. The scope of work consisted of removing existing walls and extending the vicinity to provide additional office spaces, IT room and work areas. The leading challenge was the recycling and reuse of existing materials such as drywall, ceiling tiles, raised flooring, flooring tiles and door hardware. In addition to the "recycle & reuse" concept, electrical wiring needed to be relocated with a few new fixtures and updating data lines and outlets. The air condition system also needed to be rerouted to provide accommodation for the new areas being constructed. Nonetheless, the Project Team accomplished and successfully associated the existing materials with the new to provide a cohesive working space for the Veterans Center.

CREATIVE PARTITION SYSTEMS completes Ross Dress for Less

Creative Partition Systems, the drywall & plaster division of Shioi Construction Inc., recently completed Kauai's first Ross Dress for Less. Located in Lihue, Kauai at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center, the store is a 33,000 square feet build out with a retail space of 27,752 square feet. CPS's scope of work consisted of metal framing, insulation, drywall, acoustical ceiling, exterior insulation finishing system(EIFS) & Stucco. The team took on many challenges, meeting a tight schedule while coordinating with many outer island and out of state subcontractors. Being a popular and long awaited store with the shoppers of Kauai, CPS took quality control very seriously ensuring that its work was constructed to the highest standards, completing the project successfully and on time. The Creative Partition System team included Project Manager Preston Lingaton, Project Assistant Cynthia Corona and Project Foreman Courtland Clark

Shioi Construction completes construction of the Eye Care Center of Kauai

A team of talented ophthalmologist and optometrist visualized a "one-stop-shop" for the people of Kauai's eye care needs. It took a combined effort, with over two years of planning and design to begin construction on the Eye Care Center of Kauai. This single story 4,078 square feet optometry office complex is conveniently located in the new up and coming business district of Kauai, centrally located between Puhi & Lihue. The beautiful facility sits on a 26,134 SF  property with ample paved parking areas. The office has a total of 9 exam rooms, 4 Doctor's offices with the latest state-of-the-art optometry equipment and a large display floor to showcase the optical merchandise. The construction team put to use their carpentry skills to create a unique circular reception area, curved corridors, and lobby waiting area. Construction started in October  of 2013 and completed in 7 months just in time for an early summer opening.

Shioi Construction completes the Ventura Office Building on time

As a well known local developer, Mel Ventura has designed and developed many prestigious properties throughout Kauai. A recent development is the Ventura Office Building located on 27,707 sf of commercial property in the heart of Lihue on Rice Street. The newly constructed 3,000 square feet single story commercial office  building consists of a duplex layout with two main offices, supporting office spaces, a conference-board room and a main showroom for clients to preview products and materials. The offices showcase rich millwork of solid oak cabinets, doors and trims as well as many other specialty items such as custom light fixtures and a double pitched metal roofing. The project team of Mel Ventura, Mark Ventura AIA and Shioi Construction worked diligently to complete the project constructed of CMU walls with plaster exterior finish, beautiful modern landscaping and a spacious concrete parking area for clients.

Rice Camp Senior Housing Breaks Ground

Shioi Construction recently started the construction of the Rice Camp Senior Housing Project.  The long awaited project consists of seven apartment buildings, two laundry buildings and a Community Center, with a total 60 rental units to house Kauai’s senior residents.  The project is being developed in partnership with the County of Kauai and Vitus Group and scheduled to  be completed in early 2015.  The Shioi Construction Team is represented by PM Helito Caraang, Superintendent Randall Miyashiro, Project Engineer Maricris Logan, and Project Assistant Coralyn Murayama.


Shioi Construction received the Award of Merit in the Design-Build category for the Lanai Elementary & High School Campus Expansion project, at the 2014 General Contractors Association Build Hawaii Awards ceremony.

Built on 2.42 acres, the project consists of four new classroom buildings featuring state of the art science laboratories, vocational and media production facilities. The campus opens into a central courtyard with amphitheater seating and landscaped promenades. Features include high vaulted ceilings for natural ventilation, high clerestory windows and sola-tube systems for natural lighting . The new

campus is a LEED Registered project and an excellent example of sustainability.

Kauai Resource Center Completion

After a rough start on the project, the Team has completed the Kauai Resource Center located near Kauai's main airport at Ahukini. The scope of work consisted of changing the end bay by removing all purlins, roof sheets, fascia framing and old sheets. A special treatment of epoxy coating was applied on all steel old and new. The Team encountered several delays due to Kauai's weather, however they managed to pull off and complete the project in a timely manner for the clients. Awesome job to the Shioi Team! Superintendent - Twayne Cole; Project Engineer - Jackie Contrades and Project Assistant - Gari Sagawa

Families Move Into Hale Makana

Shioi recently completed Hale Makana O’ Nanakuli Project, allowing 48 excited families to move into their new units the day after Christmas.  Located along the Waianae Coast of Oahu, the new Hale Makana O Nanakuli is a one of a kind affordable multi-family rental housing development.  Bordered by Nanakuli Elementary School, Nanakuli Homesteads, and the Pacific Ocean, the project is built on 2.5 acres of former wooded parcel on Hawaiian Home Lands.  The development consists of four (4) three-story apartments with 48 units including 3 ADA units, and a Community Center.  Notable amenities include Milgard windows, Evoke vinyl plank floors, Giallo Fiorito granite countertops and stainless steel Whirlpool appliances.  The project team led by Project Manager Helito Caraang, Field Superintendent Curtis Kern, and Project Assistant Natalie Uchida was successfully on time within 12 months.

Ventura Office Building Breaks Ground

A ground blessing ceremony was recently held to start the construction of the new Ventura Office Building located in Lihue Kauai.  The single story 3,000 sf. office building will be constructed of CMU and EFIS with a wood truss roof structure and metal roofing.  The project will be managed by Shioi’s Val Tokuuke and assisted by Coralyn Murayama.

Kauai Community College Marine Lab Complete

A once unused classroom breathes new life.  Kauai Community College faculty blessed the school’s Marine Science laboratory on Thursday.  KCC Chancellor Helen Cox said the blessing was made possible through the efforts of a lot of people, including the contractor, Shioi Construction….