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Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo 2015

Guy Akasaki, Al Sevillino, Joshua Akaka, Dr. Philipp Herzog, Richelle Thomason, Brandee Orozco, Paul Flores, Lori DeLima, Daniel Im, Charles Chacko, Dana Akasaki, Keith Kaneshiro

And this year definitely marked an exciting time for the entire team at CRW and GPT as we were able to launch out some exciting NEWS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS as well as NEW PRODUCTS... its not every year that you get to have some of the things nearest to your heart as a company brought to forefront… the foundational values that established us to where we can even have the opportunity to be at today… we’re extremely thankful for the two recognitions on a local and national level for the company – its been quite a ride and its definitely not been smooth sailing all along but to stay the course and see!  Read more about the Roofing Contractor of The Year feature as well as our very own Building Industry Hawaii Cover “Rocket Man” feature this past february on Guy and the founding of CRW..21 years ago! It’s been a crazy ride and we are incredibly thankful for those who have vested in us.. given us a chance…that has blossomed into relationships we deeply value to today!

BOOTH #547 – SPIN TO WIN! Pictures from the booth…

Thank you to everyone who made the time to come and say HI – we really do love seeing everyone here!  If you had any questions or concerns that we weren’t able to get into the details about… please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  You can give us a call at 841-RAIN or you can send us an email online as well thru our portal.



We had a great turnout for both of our seminars that we are incredibly thankful to our speakers and panelists who made the time to be a part.  On Wednesday, Guy Akasaki hosted a seminar entitled “Solar Today: Where’s the Disconnect.”  On Thursday, Larry Young hosted a seminar entitled “Roof Warranties EXPOSED.”

Much mahalo to everyone who came out to one or both of our seminars.  We always enjoy being able to bring together a panel of experts that can contribute from multiple perspectives.  If you have any questions from that seminar please feel free to reach out to us.  We’d be happy to connect with you and/or connect you with any of our speakers.  Please email us at

Colin Murphy, Trinity ERD; Mark Alexander, Quest; Tim Lyons, RCAH; Larry Young, CRW

Roof Warranties EXPOSED

Larry Young, VP Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing HI, Inc.


Tim Lyons, Executive Director RCAH (Roofing Contractors Assn. Hawaii)

Mark Alexander, Hydrostop/Quest

Colin Murphy, Principal Trinity | ERD


This was an excellent discussion that covered the following topics:

  • Current State of Solar Industry
  • Solar Trends becoming a part of our quality of life
  • Tax Credits & strategies beyond 2016
  • What Can we do today with renewables to increase quality of life?

Solar Today: Where's the Disconnect? Guy Akasaki, CEO & President Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc.

Briand Achong, President Greenpath Technologies, Inc.

Howard Wiig, Energy Analyst Hawaii State Energy Office

Dr. Philipp Herzog, CEO Sunforce Solutions International


We were excited to see the new products launched that we mentioned in our seminar.  Energy efficient, renewable hybrid products such as the CLIMATEKNOLOGIES Solar A/C’s brought into the islands by Greenpath Technologies, Inc.  Their booth 423 was busy as ever with a FREE Solar A/C install to be won… not to mention the cool fans that were being given away.. #coolforless!


Guy Akasaki, Briand Achong, Jennifer Reader, Daryl Suzuki, Keith Kaneshiro

Briand Achong, Jennifer Reader. Chris Williams

Chris Williams, Jennifer Reader, Dana Akasaki


That’s about it from the Expo! We have some winners for all of our giveaways.  We will be calling shortly.  If you were not a winner, we thank you anyways for participating!  Free Consultations for a Solar A/C are still available thru the end of the month.  Contact Greenpath Technologies at 748-8418 or online.

Until next year…. !



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SNAPSHOT SUMMARY: Marina Palms,  a 2-story town home association in Hawaii Kai, was a turnkey roofing and PV project that provided each individual homeowner the option to install a PV system on the brand new CertainTeed Roofing System completed by CRW.

#1  Rooftop Analysis: Each building has several units and dividing up the roof space was quite a task for the association.  In collaborating with Greenpath Technologies, a comprehensive study of each building to determine the number of panels and ideal placement for maximum production was provided.  As a result, the association was able to proportionally allocate the number of panels for each unit.

#2 Maximum financial benefit to each owner

#3 Turnkey Roofing & PV Warranty Benefits: …provides the association with one point of accountability to cover both the roofing and PV installations.


Press Release as featured in Building Management Hawaii:

(Honolulu, HI) – Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii (CRW) completed two multi-family townhome roofing projects on Oahu, in Hawaii Kai and Ewa by Gentry communities.  Both projects involved the tear-off of the existing roofs and complete replacement using CertainTeed Landmark Pro Energy Star Asphalt Shingles.  Through a partnership with Greenpath Technologies, both projects have commenced with the installation of PV systems, which will make them complete turnkey energy solution projects under a master warranty program.

Located near Hawaii Kai’s marina, the Marina Palms project consisted of re-roofing eight low-rise buildings with 54 residences.  Originally constructed in 1966, the Marina Palms roofs were in need of a new roof that could withstand an exterior combination of sun and nearby ocean salt water elements, yet enhance the association’s a marina-front lifestyle.  “The Association selected the CertainTeed Landmark Pro asphalt shingles in the Energy Star Silver Birch color, which are laminated and have high solar reflectivity with an extended performance.  Including a complete tear-off, the Marina Palms roofing project was completed in late 2012.  Greenpath Technologies’ installation of PV panels for additional energy savings is currently underway.   This turnkey installation of the roof and PV through one general contractor allows the Association to be protected with one master warranty,” said CRW company president Guy Akasaki.

Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. is a full-service roofing and waterproofing contractor with 75 employees and operations in Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines.  They cover the full spectrum of roofing and waterproofing, having installed nearly every kind of system from the purely functional to assemblies that are highly visible and aesthetically pleasing.  CRW is highly involved with ‘Sustainability Initiatives,’ and through their partnerships with a strategic alliance of a family of companies, provides a multitude of technologically advanced clean energy systems and efficient products to reduce carbon footprints, including solar reflective specialty coatings, and a new generation of technologically advanced PV energy systems.



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Harbor Courts’ Arched Roofs Replaced

CRW replaces Harbor Courts' Arched Roofs

Read the original Press Release featured in Building Industry Magazine here.

CRW Replaces Harbor Court’s Arched Roofs

Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii (CRW), Inc. recently completed the replacement and installation of the arched roofs at Harbor Court’s 41-story mixed-use commercial and residential building across from Honolulu Harbor.

According to CRW vice president Larry Young, five arched roofs needed to be replaced. “This was a challenging yet rewarding project as we are confident that Harbor Court can now deflect further moisture and salt-air damage to this recognizable downtown Honolulu structure,” he said.

After the existing arched metal panels and decking were removed and decking repaired, a new custom fabricated curtain wall flashing was installed. CRW then installed two layers of DensDeck Roof Board, high-performance fiberglass mats with a noncombustible gypsum core. A tan Sarnafil 60 mil Fleeceback single-ply vinyl waterproofing membrane along with Sarnafil’s décor ribs were also installed as a finish.

“With Harbor Court’s presence of high-end residences and executive offices, it is paramount that the building maintains its long-term structural integrity and beauty,” said Harbor Court property manager Jimmy Ventura, with Douglas Emmett Management Hawaii, LLC. “Replacing the arched roofs was a major project and we’re very pleased with CRW’s professionalism from start to finish. They provided a far-reaching safety plan for their crew and the occupants of the building and completed the project within our scheduled timeline.”

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Firestone Recognizes Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii for Quality Roofing Excellence

Firestone Recognizes Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii for Quality Roofing Excellence

June 30, 2011

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, presented Honolulu-based Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc., with the a 2011 Firestone Partner in Quality Award for its dedication to roofing system excellence. The firm was among 206 companies throughout North America to receive this industry acknowledgement. 

“Firestone strives to provide high-quality products and superior warranty programs, but a vital factor in our success is our network of exceptional commercial roofing contractors,” said Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. “Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. consistently upholds high industry standards, demonstrates outstanding workmanship and is a prime example of top quality commercial and industrial roofing installations that Firestone can stand behind.”

The firestone Partner in Quality Award is awarded to contractor’s who installed a minimum of four warranted Firestone roofs in each of the past five years, maintained at least one million square feet of Firestone roofs under warranty and achieved an annual Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) of 2.0 or less. The Firestone QIR measures each contractor’s quality performance based on warranty repair incidences per million square feet under warranty.

Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. is a full-service roofing and waterproofing contractor with 75 employees and operations in Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. The firm is involved with Sustainability Initiatives and partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance island environment, economy and community. Through strategic alliances and partnerships, Commercial roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. is able to provide a multitude of cool roof options, efficient products to reduce the carbon footprint, including reflective coatings, and a selection of advanced Photovoltaic (PV) systems.

For more information, call 808-841-7246 or visit For more information on Firestone,

*Article released on the Roofing Contractor Website.  Visit original article here.


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Balikatan 2011 Military Field Testing Success


(Honolulu, HI) – Greenpath Technologies, a leading solar integrator delivering innovative renewable energy solutions in Hawaii, recently participated in the U.S. / Philippines Balikatan 11 Field Exercises held in early April this year at multiple Philippine locations.  The U.S. Marine Corp Forces’ Pacific Experimentation Center (MEC) supported the Balikatan exercise through technology insertions in the Field Training Exercise and Civil Military Operations and organized displays and demonstrations during the opening ceremony.  This exercise proved to be highly successful for Greenpath, where the company unveiled its new photovoltaic solar-powered man portable folding module that was evaluated and reviewed at Ft. Magsaysay and Camp Aguinaldo.

Greenpath participated in the new technologies segment of the exercise, displaying its LITE-PM folding PV module system, conducting data comparison and testing to competing models.  Greenpath’s PV module consistently charged the military standard issue batteries three times faster than the comparable models and even faster in cloudy conditions.  When tested side by side, the Greenpath system consisting of two batteries and two folding modules charged two batteries in three hours, versus the other system, also consisting of two batteries and two folding modules which charged only one battery at 50%.  On a day with only 50% sunshine, the Greenpath system fully charged two batteries in less than four hours while the other system charged only one battery to 40%.  In addition to holding a faster and more powerful charge, Greenpath Technologies’ folding module retains a smaller footprint than comparable modules.

James Chaney, inventor of the company’s PV folding module and Director of Greenpath’s R&D division attended the Balikatan event to present their technology to several different military divisions, including the U.S. Army National Guard based out of Guam, and the Philippine Army 51st Brigade from Camp Aguinaldo.  “Participating in this exercise before an authoritative military audience was a great opportunity to present our data testing alongside comparable models.  The results continued to support the superiority of our product.  It gives us much pleasure and a great sense of pride to know that we can locally develop a superior high-technology product that our troops abroad can effectively use,” said Chaney.

The LITE-PM system was evaluated by several notable individuals at the Balikatan Field Exercises, including the MEC’s Director, Experimentation Officer, Technology Lead, Renewable Energy Assessor, and the Hawaii-based ONR Officer.

Greenpath has been highly recommended to attend the Thai Crimson Viper field exercise testing held in Thailand in June, 2011 for further wartime testing and evaluation.

GreenPath Technologies is a native Hawaiian-owned and operated solar powered systems contractor and integrator, offering unique turnkey solutions in renewable energy for commercial, industrial, government, military, residential, and non-profit customers.  Recent projects include HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, Carrier Hawaii, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i, J.H. Walter Cameron Center on Maui, and the Waialae Country Club.   GreenPath’s mobile folding

solar photovoltaic module will be manufactured locally and targeted for military war fighter deployment.   The company engineers some of the most advanced photovoltaic solar systems available today and invests heavily in research and development which has kept them at the forefront of renewable energy applications.


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Collins Joins Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Team


(Honolulu, HI) – Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. (CRW) has hired John Collins as a Project Managing Estimator.   In this position, he will be responsible for estimating the scope and cost for their client’s public, military and private roofing projects.   He brings with him over 40 years of large-scale commercial roofing experience, 90% of which were spent working for the top 15 RSI roofing contractors.  Prior to joining CRW, Collins was the Hawaiian Operations Manager for WEBCO Construction.

Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. is a full-service roofing and waterproofing contractor with 75 employees and operations in Hawaii, Guam and the

Philippines.  They cover the full spectrum of roofing and waterproofing, having installed nearly every kind of system from the purely functional to assemblies that are highly visible and aesthetically pleasing.  CRW is highly involved with ‘Sustainability Initiatives,’ and through their partnerships with a strategic alliance of a family of companies, provides a multitude of technologically advanced clean energy systems and efficient products to reduce carbon footprints, including solar reflective specialty coatings, and a new generation of technologically advanced PV energy systems.


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Dana Akasaki Joins CRW As Chief Corporate Marketing Director


(Honolulu, HI) – Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. (CRW) has hired Dana Akasaki as the company’s Chief Corporate Marketing Director.   In this new position, Dana Akasaki will be responsible for overseeing the planning and development of the company’s marketing research, initiatives, materials, corporate imaging, and advertising activities.  She will also oversee the new business development and marketing communications staff, trade show product development, and marketing budget process.   She holds an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from Loyola Marymount and recently worked for a national fitness equipment manufacturer with sole distributorship across the U.S. mainland and international territories where she coordinated the firm’s various marketing functions including corporate and social media communication campaigns, and launched national online sales for clients, vendors, affiliates, dealers, and sales team staff.

Dana Akasaki now joins her sister, Candace Akasaki, who recently was named Assistant Comptroller and who is responsible for assisting all accounting functions, supervision of staff, and human resources for CRW.

Both Dana and Candace Akasaki will work alongside CRW’s Company President / CEO, Guy Akasaki.  Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. is a full-service roofing and waterproofing contractor with 75 employees and operations in Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines.  They cover the full spectrum of roofing and waterproofing, having installed nearly every kind of system from the purely functional to assemblies that are highly visible and aesthetically pleasing.  They are highly involved with ‘Sustainability Initiatives,’ and through their partnerships with other companies, provide a multitude of technologically advanced clean energy systems and efficient products to reduce carbon footprints, including solar reflective specialty coatings, and a new generation of technologically advanced PV energy systems.


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SESR set to launch STRATA in the Guam Market


(Honolulu, HI) – A building and design development group, Sustainable Energy Resource Solutions, LLC (SESR) will introduce a revolutionary composite building system called ‘Strata’ to Guam during the upcoming week of March 27 through April 2, 2011.  This system will be used to develop a new Strata home in Sagan Bonita, Guam and promises to be more affordable and environmentally sustainable compared to traditional constructed homes.

The new Strata composite building system home is made of expanded polystyrene, borax, sand, and a structural proprietary polymeric cementitious fibered coating.  It is earthquake resistant and capable of 3x’s the strength of the Northridge earthquake in California.  The Strata home will be fire, hurricane, and termite resistant, and is waterproof, soundproof, and has an insulation R-Value (R40 walls and R65 roof) which will provide a cooler interior.  According to SESR, Strata provides a turnkey solution for Guam’s harsh environment and will ultimately benefit Guam’s owner occupants with a lower monthly operating cost due to its energy efficient components.  The Strata composite building system is sustainable and can be used for residential or commercial use projects.

The SESR organization is comprised of Guy Akasaki, chairman, Felix Camacho, president/CEO and former Governor of Guam, Nassar Saebi, Inventor of Strata International, George Noguchi, regional technical vice president, and Francis Oda, the chairman/CEO of Group 70 International, an award-winning design firm of architects, planners, interior designers and asset managers.

SESR will move forward and develop an affordable 3-bedroom, 2-bath Strata model home with construction expected to begin in the second quarter of this year.  The computer-designed, analyzed and manufactured home with an all-composite material system will include the floor, roof and walls, and incorporate a design that is in unison with the Guam community.  Since a Strata home avoids traditional building methods and materials, completed construction will be faster.

According to SESR chairman Guy Akasaki, “We are very pleased and excited to bring the Strata development to Guam.  It is environmentally sensible and we feel privileged to provide a practical solution to ‘green’ construction.  Strata does not destroy the world’s forests and trees.  Instead, Strata is a highly-developed system that is 100% recyclable and non-toxic, and will provide the people of Guam energy efficient, sustainable green homes that they can afford.”   Strata also avoids deteriorating framing systems that come naturally with traditional wood-framed homes or rust that often accompanies steel-framed homes and buildings.   Since there are no traditional nuts, bolts, and beams, the building materials are light and can be renovated easily for future structural expansion or remodeling.

He went on to say, “Strata’s building material is advanced and designed to withstand Guam’s humid and tropical weather system.  Its insulation value is so high that it can provide homeowners the benefits of cooling their home naturally, thereby avoiding high air conditioning energy consumption.  Due to the nature of our composite system, a Strata structure has superior strength and also avoids water, mold, mildew, rodent, insect, and dust intrusion.”

The Strata home utilizes the Saebi Alternative Building System ™ (SABS), a multi-patented composite building system that utilizes Expanded Polystyrene as the core material for all structural components including the roof, walls, and floor.  The material is sprayed with a composite coating to create a building shell that meets or exceeds all testing protocols and load requirements.   Because of its patented analysis program, the composite accurately predicts the performance capability of a building shell utilizing any architectural design under any set of climatic conditions.  Because of its sustainable composite system, other benefits include lower operating and maintenance costs for architects, builders, and homeowners and allow faster construction building time and less expense.  Installation of SABS is easy to learn and construction is already underway in the United States and several developing countries.

To learn more about the benefits of Strata and the model home, please email us.


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Commercial Roofing Joins Sika Sarnafil Elite

Sika Sarnafil selected Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing (CRW) of Hawaii in January as an elite level roofing contractor for the installation of its roofing systems. CRW is one of just 177 Sika Sarnafil elite roofing contractors in the United States.

Every Sika Sarnafil-approved contractor goes through a rigorous training and evaluation program to ensure that they meet Sika Sarnafil’s high standards. In addition, each contractor is evaluated and rated annually on a variety of technical and business criteria and classified into one of three categories – elite, alliance and general – with elite being the highest level of achievement.

“We are pleased to recognize Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing of Hawaii as a Sika Sarnafil elite roofing contractor,” says Brian Whelan, senior vice president of Sika Sarnafil. “Elite level roofing contractors are the best in the business, having demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to quality and the roofing industry.”
Sika Sarnafil provides thermoplastic, single-ply membranes for a wide range of roofing and plaza deck waterproofing applications. The company also is known for its membranes and systems that help building owners achieve a sustainable roofing solution.

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Solar Industry Recognizes Turnkey Project for JCCH

Japanese Cultural Center Of Hawaii Installs PV System

in News DepartmentsProjects & Contracts
by SI Staff on Friday 07 January 2011
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The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, a nonprofit, has completed the installation of a PV system on its rooftop. The organization teamed with GreenPath Technologies Inc., aHawaii-based solar system integrator, on the project.

“As a nonprofit institution, the cultural center could not take advantage of the energy tax incentives that is normally available to other businesses and residents, which initially meant higher costs that we weren’t sure we could afford,” says Lenny Yajima Andrew, president and executive director of the Japanese Cultural Center. GreenPath arranged a power purchase agreement through APB Energy Hawaii LLC to finance the project.

GreenPath worked in technical partnership with Commercial Roofing &Waterproofing Hawaii to install the 102 kW system, which comprises 434 Sharp NU-U235F1 modules, a SunLink racking system, a Satcon PowerGate Plus 100 kW AC inverter and an online data monitoring system from National Semiconductor.

SOURCE: GreenPath Technologies Inc.

See original article here.

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