Kaua`i-based Unlimited Construction Services, Inc. won two first place awards in the statewide General Contractors Association Build Hawai`i 2012 competition for the Wailua Cane Haul Bridge Widening project and for the new Safeway store on Beretania Street on O`ahu. The company also received second place awards for Kalanipu`u at Kaua`i Lagoons, and for the Kukui`ula Cottage model home in Po`ipu.
The $29 million Wailua Cane Haul Bridge widening project, in which a new 510-foot two-lane Acrow panel steel bridge was launched on top of an old, narrow one-lane bridge that was once used to haul sugar cane across the Wailua River, has helped traffic flow much more smoothly on Kaua`i’s east side.
The Safeway Beretania project is a $20 million new grocery store and three retail spaces, and also a stand-alone building on a three-acre parcel situated near Pi`ikoi Street on O`ahu that Unlimited completed in only 10 months, six weeks ahead of schedule.
“These awards are a testament to our fabulous, hard-working team of employees and subcontractors who all worked well as one team with the architects and project owners,” said Jay Manzano, Unlimited’s president. “We are grateful that we’ve had work during these hard economic times. The Wailua Bridge project gave more than 200 people jobs. It couldn’t have come at a better time. The Safeway project kept our team working, and let us showcase our talents for finishing jobs ahead of schedule while maintaining our high standards in quality and safety.”
Unlimited has also built the Kaua`i Judiciary Complex in Lihu`e, Kalepa Village Phases 3 and 4 affordable apartments in Hanama`ulu, the National Tropical Botanical Garden Botanical Research Complex in Kalaheo, the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, the Kapolei Judiciary, and the St. Regis Princeville renovation, and has won statewide awards for all of those projects. The company is now constructing an oncology center in Puhi, affordable housing in Ewa Beach on O`ahu and a restaurant and wedding facility at the old John Dominis restaurant site.