By Wendy Osher
Banks Pacific Construction of Kīhei is among an elite list of island companies being honored by the Pacific Business News as a finalist for the publication’s “Fastest 50” list.
The list recognizes the state’s fastest-growing small businesses that demonstrate “rapid and verified year-over-year growth.”
Company president Darryl Banks started his company in 2010 after facing a layoff as the president of a large construction company amid a downturn in the economy.
Banks, who is a native of Reno, Nevada, has 37-years of experience in the construction industry, nine of them on Maui.
Banks Pacific Construction works on a range of projects from individual residences to structural repairs of condominiums, and commercial project renovation.
Officials say the company is currently bidding on about a dozen projects.
In a statement, Banks attributed his success to multitasking and “relationship marketing,” saying he believes in taking care of his clients.
“You know how construction is,” he said is a press release. “It’s either feast or famine. Since the start of opening up the company we have been blessed and it looks like the future is very promising.”
The businesses selected as finalists for the “Fastest 50” list will be honored by the Pacific Business News in a luncheon at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.
The complete list of finalists for the 2013 “Fastest 50” list as published in the Pacific Business News are: Acoustical Drywall Systems, Inc.; Activity Rez LLC; All Island Case Management Corp.; Artistic Builders Corporation; Autosource Hawaiʻi; Banks Pacific Construction Inc.; Big Island Electric, Inc.; Big Island Mechanical & Construction; Bloody Mary’s Oceanfront Bar & Grill, LLC dba Oasis on the Beach; Bonterra Renewable Energy & Solar Services; Bump Networks Inc.; Cetra Technology; Diamond Head Electric Inc.; Exceptional Inc. dba Employers Options; Ezra Hoʻokano and Son Inc.; Fine Foods Hawaiʻi Inc; Gourmet Events Hawaiʻi; GreenPath Technologies Inc.; Hamakua Macadamia Nut Co.; Hawaiʻi Medical Institute dba Hawaii Medical College; Huber Pools Inc.; Hula Moon Boutique LLC; Island Slipper Factory Ltd.; Island Taco; Island Thyme Gourmet; K&G Architects; Kapili Construction; Koloa Rum Corp.; Leather Soul LLC; Maruyama and Associates Inc.; Maui Optix LLC; Maui Rental Group LLC; MGA Architecture; Painter’s Warehouse; Plumbing Strategies Inc.; Pop-A-Lock of Honolulu; Precision Auto Repair Corp; Serenity and Massage; Solar Help Hawaiʻi LLC; Staffing Solutions of Hawaiʻi; Sweet Paradise Chocolatier; Tee’s Electrical and Maintenance LLC; The Shrimp Station; Tropical Dreams Ice Cream; True Blue Inc. dba Kauaʻi Beach Boys, Da Life, Island Adventures; Wai Kai Inc.; White Sands Construction Inc.; Worldwide Design Studio LLC; YK Drilling; and ZR Systems Group.
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