On May 7 of this year, UCSI officially broke ground on Phase 1 of the Keahumoa Place affordable housing project. Site work is now well underway.

Seth Marushige, Project Manager, describes some of the challenges unique to the project:

“The 37 buildings (320 units) are broken out into 4 separate phases. Each phase is considered to be a stand alone project, meaning we will be signing a separate contract with the owner for each phase. That means 4 times the sub/vendor contracts need to be written, 4 times the billings, submittals, etc.”

Turnover of Phase 1 is expected as early as July 15, 2019 with turnover of Phase 2 and 3 later that year.

Keahumoa Ground Breaking Ceremony

From left: Mayor Kirk Caldwell; Jay Manzano, Unlimited Construction; Karen Seddon, The Michaels Development Company; Gov. David Ige.

For more information, click here to read the article in Pacific Business News.

The Team

Earl Yamashita

Senior Project Manager

Seth Marushige

Project Manager

Marvin Ramirez


Chad Kaihe

Quality Control Engineer

Steven Wong

Project Engineer

Mele Place

Project Administrator