Maui company’s homes win awards from national industry magazine
Maui-based Architectural Design & Construction Inc.
has won a Pacesetters Award from Custom Home magazine, a national industry publication.
The win forces AD&C President and founder Clayton Nishikawa to travel to Vegas next week -- for work. Really.
OK, he'll actually be in Henderson, Nev., to attend the Custom Builders Symposium and to be presented with the award in person.
Custom Homes sponsors the awards to honor the highest achievers in the business of building custom homes.
"The Pacesetter winners are among the best in the country, and we're proud to recognize their achievements to the 40,000 custom home professionals who read our magazine," Editor Leslie Ensor said.
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This 13,000-square-foot home in Maui's Kapalua Plantation Estates, finished in 2003, is one of two that Architectural Design & Construction Inc. submitted to win a Pacesetters Award from Custom Home magazine.
This year's 11 winners were selected by the magazine's editors for excellence in one of six categories: customer service, design, innovation, management, marketing and production. AD&C was a winner in the design category.
The company previously won the two top awards in the American Institute of Architects -- Maui Chapter competition earlier this year, Nishikawa said, but this is the first time the company has won a national honor.
Nishikawa first founded an architectural and design firm in 1990 but established AD&C in 2000 as a design-build company, expanding the original company's disciplines.
AD&C submitted its two local award-winning designs as well as a third project for consideration by Custom Home magazine. The company also needed to submit testimonials from customers and "the subtrades," with its entry, Nishikawa said.
AD&C and the other 10 winners will be featured in the magazine's November/December issue.
As for taking all of the firm's 21 employees to Vegas, er, Henderson, for the symposium, "unfortunately no," Nishikawa said. "Our business development budget" isn't quite there for that, he laughed. Plus there's the small matter of all the firm's production coming to a halt, which isn't going to happen.
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