Meet the owner: Jasen Doi, Kitchen & Bath Designer

Posted on October 24, 2018

Growing up, Jasen Doi spent a lot of time at HPM Waimea, since his dad built a lifelong career with the company. After earning an accounting degree from University of Hawai’i at Manoa, he was ready to return to country life.

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Meet the owner: Eric Scicchitano, Director of Manufacturing & Distribution Operations

Posted on September 13, 2018

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.

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Reflections on HPM’s 97th Year of Serving Hawai‘i

Posted on August 15, 2018

As HPM Building Supply celebrates its 97th year of service, we reflect on our values and the enduring principles that have guided our business every step of the way.

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Meet the owner: Darryl Oliveira, HPM Safety and Internal Control Manager

Posted on July 11, 2018

With a storied career that includes the roles of Fire Chief and Civil Defense Director for Hawaii County, Darryl Oliveira is no stranger to adversity. He spent three decades as a firefighter, and worked with local agencies to improve disaster response when the Big Island was hit with four natural disasters. One of the biggest lessons he’s learned about managing hardship?

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Tutu’s Moving In! Helpful Tips for Adding or Remodeling a Room

Posted on July 05, 2018

Having Tutu close means you can enjoy more time together—and care for any special needs she may have. But first you’ll need a game plan for setting up a living space that makes her feel right at home, respects local building laws and makes smart financial sense for you.

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HOPE Project BUILT BETTER with HPM and many Partners

Posted on June 13, 2018

Three weeks ago, local contractors Gilbert Alquinaldo of Pacific Rim Construction/Big Island Electrical Service and Bronson Haunga of Haunga General Contracting, stirred up the conversation to use HPM Sheds as temporary emergency accommodations for those displaced by the Kilauea eruption. This past week, that conversation was built, literally, into reality.

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Meet the owner: Gary Danzl, HPM Kona Operations Manager

Posted on June 08, 2018

Gary Danzl was living in the Pacific Northwest when a relative who worked for Keaau-based contractor Heartwood Pacific invited him to lend a hand with a new project in his area. Impressed with his liaison contributions, the company flew Gary to Big Island to refurbish satellite dish pads at the summit of Mauna Kea, and eventually asked if he could jump in to project-manage the construction of St. Michaels Church in Kona.  After successful completion of that 2.5 yr project Gary was tasked with leading the HPM Kona store renovation in 2016.

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7 Helpful Tips to Start Your Kitchen and Bath Remodel Design

Posted on June 01, 2018

Kitchen and bath areas are prime targets for upgrades aimed at increasing the value and livability of your home. And while it’s true that making changes to the core functions of a household can be challenging, there are ways to manage the kitchen and bath remodel design process that make it more efficient and enjoyable. With that goal in mind, let’s get started.

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New Makita Outdoor Power Equipment at HPM!

Posted on March 12, 2018

It all started with the motor over 100 years ago. Makita Corporation was founded in 1915 as an electric motor sales and repair company. Today, as a global brand in over 40 countries, Makita is an innovation leader, manufacturing best-in-class products at 10 plants operating in 8 countries. The unmatched quality and durability of Makita products are driven by the company’s strong R&D capabilities, and have earned the trust of users worldwide.

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Meet the Owner: Ross Yamashita

Posted on August 18, 2017

No one has worked longer for HPM than Ross Yamashita, and during the 43 years he’s been on the company’s payroll, he’s seen a lot of changes.

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