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California general contractor opens Honolulu office

By Erika Engle


Webcor Builders has expanded its California-based operations to Honolulu.

Among the largest general contractors in California with offices in San Francisco, Alameda, Los Angeles and San Diego, Webcor has opened a local office at 1003 Bishop Street in the Pauahi Tower.

The office will serve as a hub as the company develops Pacific Rim operations, according to a company statement.

Webcor Vice President Dave Zarubin, a former Maui and Oahu resident, leads the Hawaii office.

"Based on our success throughout California, we decided in 2014 to expand our business geographically," said Jes Pedersen, Webcor president and CEO, in a statement.

"Selecting Hawaii made perfect sense for us for a number of reasons ... the active high-rise apartment and condominium development, our experience as the leading multi-family residential builder on the West Coast, as well as our structural concrete expertise make Hawaii an extremely promising market for us," he said.

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kekelaward wrote:
So much for that PRP lie about local jobs.
on April 28,2014 | 08:16AM
lwandcah wrote:
In spite of my distain for PRP, in regards to local jobs created by high rise construction, they are correct. They will bring their management in, but will higher local labor. Unless they are going to partner with mainland subcontractors (nonunion), the carpenters, laborers, electricians, plumbers, drywallers, painters, etc. will be local. And although you could gripe that the profits the general make will go out of state, the fact is many of our "local general contractors" are actually nationally owned.
on April 28,2014 | 08:33AM
false wrote:
The local union will get a little share of the jobs but they will still bring in their guys. Its not like the economy is booming on the continent either. People are looking for work. I'm sure Hawaii's union heads known about this for some time.
on April 28,2014 | 09:20AM
cojef wrote:
Developers may be tied-in with them knowing the local officials could be hoodwinked into opening up more high-risers.
on April 28,2014 | 10:06AM
myviewofthings wrote:
"false" you dont know squat about the industry.
on April 28,2014 | 10:06AM
islandsun wrote:
Construction is booming here why not get a piece of the action. Just bring your cash for our prostitute politicians and you get what you want. But slim pickings of good union workers are left on the bench.
on April 28,2014 | 11:23AM
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