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California construction company ends Hawaii operations after more than 50 years

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Charles Pankow Builders, a California construction company, has decided to end its operations in Hawaii after more than 50 years.

Pankow worked on projects ranging from the revitalization of Royal Hawaiian Center to the expansion of Molokai hospital to the construction of the Tony Autoplex.

It built the Waikiki Landmark and more recently did the Allure, the condo tower that went up where TheWave nightclub used to be.

"Pankow has made the very difficult and strategic decision to wind down the Hawaii operations," Regional Vice President Lee Hopkinson emailed clients. "Pankow Hawaii will continue to maintain our commitment to complete our existing contractual agreements."

Hopkinson says Pankow expects to conclude those agreements by June or July, and he personally will remain through February to work on the transition.

"Pankow remains financially sound, and its California operations are very busy," he wrote in his email, which went not only to customers but also to subcontractors and vendors.

Pankow did design-build work on Waikiki Beach Walk, and built the Honolulu Design Center. Other projects included the Aston Waikiki Beach hotel and the Nuuanu Parkside condominiums.

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