Hanalei Colony Resort

Shioi Construction Inc. (SCI) built the Hanalei Colony Resort in the late 1960s. In 2018, the resort suffered a fire that destroyed several buildings. SCI was privileged to build a new two-story laundry building that would be primarily for the housekeeping department’s laundry equipment, but also included space for offices, multipurpose rooms, storage for equipment, a maintenance shop, and a guest laundry area. A key feature required installing the electrical room and meter above the flood height on the second floor.

The scope of work included concrete foundations, masonry, rough framing, shingle roofing, millwork and cabinet installation, and specialty equipment work.

The greatest challenge SCI faced was having to contend with the Hanalei mudslide that restricted highway access for seven months. Our work crews, subcontractors, and suppliers were forced to adjust to the restricted inbound and outbound hours permitted. Material deliveries were limited to smaller trucks in order to clear the Wainiha double bridges. Aggregate, sand, and cement were stockpiled on site for the specialized concrete mixer for all pours. Work in Wainiha required detailed logistical planning and greatly affected job cost.

This project has special meaning for our company because SCI had an integral part in bringing life back to the original Hanalei Colony Resort. The resort provided critical resources in the aftermath of the 2018 flood for the entire North Shore ohana.

The completion date was June 2021 and construction cost was $3 million.

Our subcontractors on this project include Action Electric Inc. Creative Partition Systems, Diamond Plumbing Co., Inc., Garden Isle Tile & Masonry, Inc., Kauai Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Inc., Mr. T’s Pest Control, Inc., Otis Elevator Company, Raynor Hawaii Overhead Doors, and Wellington Fencing Company.