Sculpting a family business

Larry Padilla started his company the way many entrepreneurs begin — with a desire to be his own boss, and create a meaningful business that reflected his life.

Padilla Designs, a custom sculpture and metal fabrication company responsible for creating elaborate metal gates for Hawaii hotels and luxury homes, has come full circle since its start in 1972.

One of Padilla’s first contracted works was for the first International Market Place, and a few months ago he completed a $1 million fire chandelier…