98 Ways to Build & Live Better

Posted on September 11, 2019

In celebration of HPM's 98th Anniversary, we compiled a list of 98 Ways to Build & Live Better. 

We asked our 300+ owner-employees to share some of their favorite tips, tricks and insights for building and living better. From suggestions for fun family adventures, to clever home improvement hacks, to creating healthy habits, this list is a handy collection of homegrown ideas from our 'ohana to yours. More

Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Preparedness Q&A with Darryl Oliveira

Posted on July 18, 2019

In Hawaii, the very real threat of storms and other natural disasters is part of island living—but small, proactive measures can make a big difference in the outcomes. We asked our hurricane preparedness pro to share some key steps residents can take to protect their homes, their families and their businesses.


HPM's Hurricane Essentials Checklist

Posted on July 18, 2019

Time to tackle that hurricane kit you've been meaning to put together. 

Now... what to put in your supply box? Food and water—check! Maybe a flashlight, a first-aid kit and some candles, and you're good to go, right?


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.