Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc.: Trump Tower Waikiki JANUARY 10 www. bus- ex. com 81 the beach and Ala Moana Park. One construction company that has played a major role in the development of Waikiki, Honolulu, and indeed the whole of Hawaii is Albert C. Kobayashi ( ACK). The company was founded back in 1948- before Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. Upon his retirement in 1985, the founder's three sons took over the day- to- day running of the company, and in 1986 they sold 51 percent of the company to their employees through an employee stock ownership plan that continues in operation today. Large and prestigious contracts for both private and government projects were entrusted to Kobayashi, including the renovation in 1986 of the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Moana Surfrider Hotel during the hotel building and renovation boom of the 1980s. Later, responding to the needs of the time, the company moved its focus of attention to constructing affordable housing. famous. And after the hotel building boom of the 1980s, its skyline is suitably clean, modern and luxurious, with tall hotels, leisure facilities, clubs and restaurants overlooking Morris- Shea Bridge Company, Inc. ( MSB) is a family owned and operated contractor that was founded in 1969 focusing on highway bridgework. Throughout the course of the 1980s, MSB began to focus its efforts on deep foundations systems. Today, MSB is one of the largest specialty foundation contractors working in the continental United States, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Morris- Shea Bridge Company, Inc.