Booming business

  • Gary Padilla looks at the selection of pyrotechnics at Pacific Fireworks on Henry Street Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Pacific Fireworks on Henry Street is stocked with pyrotechnics for New Year's Eve. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Pacific Fireworks on Henry Street is stocked with pyrotechnics for New Year’s Eve. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Christian Ladislao stocks Pacific Fireworks on Henry Street Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Customers browse the selection at Pacific Fireworks on Henry Street Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Pacific Fireworks manager Joe Tawater displays two of the store’s most popular pyrotechnics at the Henry Street store. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Throughout the year, Joe Tawater works as a painting contractor as the owner of STP Painting.