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Electrical Contractor Closes After Death of Owner

The company did not have a registered master electrician.

One of Hawaii’s oldest electrical contractors has closed and is liquidating all of its assets. Honolulu-based KH Electric, Inc., which opened in 1974, shut down recently following the June death of its founder and owner, Kenneth Hashimoto.

Oahu Auctions is handling the auction to liquidate the company’s assets. Pacific Business News reported the closing at the end of October.

The company did not have a registered master electrician, according to the Honolulu law firm Devens, Nakano, Saito, Lee, Wong & Ching, which is handling the closure. “Without a registered master electrician, the company was unable to bid on new jobs. Furthermore, the management personnel who were in place were not able to manage the company without Mr. Hashimoto’s management skills and expertise. As a result, KH Electric, Inc. made the decision to shut down.”

The business worked on commercial, residential and government projects across the state for such clients as the U.S. Department of Defense, the state Department of Education, the University of Hawaii, Hilton Worldwide and the Bishop Museum, Pacific Business News reported.

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