Eric Scicchitano started working at HPM Building Supply in 2010 for two main reasons: our company’s long track record of helping people build better, and the idea of being part of a business that keeps dollars in the local economy. Originally from Syracuse, New York, he fell in love with the culture and community of Hawai‘i Island and HPM, and was inspired by the way people come together to get things done. “I’ve been all over the world and you just don’t see the same sense of ‘ohana elsewhere,” he says.
Building Better Starts with Teamwork
Eric guides our day-to-day manufacturing and material distribution, leading a team of 73 and mentoring managers for six divisions, including the Distribution, Truss & Wall Panels and Custom Metal Roofing operations. He collaborates with fellow HPM owners to move forward with product and service innovations and to help you get what you need for each unique job. “I really enjoy digging and improving processes and working to enhance efficiencies,” he says.
Relationships Mean Everything
Eric is committed to maintaining strong relationships with pro builders and his crew. “Without customers, we have no business, and without dedicated and motivated employees, we have no customers,” he says. Caring for others also extends to neighbors in need. Most recently he has been assisting with manufacturing and planning for the HPM Micro-Homes Project, providing shelter for residents displaced by the Kīlauea lava flow.
Eric feels lucky to be part of a dynamic local company that acknowledges hard work and dedication, and helps him grow. “I’ve been challenged to be the best I can be.” His favorite part of the job? “Problem-solving and seeing my teams rise to the occasion and make the impossible happen.”