Locally owned, locally grown: HPM Kauaʻi

For nearly 13 years, HPM Building Supply has been an integral part of the building community on Kauaʻi. From new home builds to renovations of cherished plantation cottages, HPM has been providing lumber, roofing and building materials for projects of all types from Kalāheo to Kīlauea. At HPM’s two locations in Kapa‘a and Lāwaʻi, residents will find knowledgeable and homegrown team members ready to help. Meet a few of them below!


Rose Keaweamahi-Hoovler, Senior Kitchen & Bath Designer

Rose_600x600Born and raised on Kauaʻi, Rose Keaweamahi-Hoovler comes from a big ‘ohana — so big that she can count more than 100 first cousins! Working for a company with a family dynamic is important to her. Rose equates working at HPM to being a part of a family because of how much thoughtfulness and care is shown within the team, to customers and throughout the community.

“Customers have been so impressed with how solid our team is,” Rose said. “They see how hard we work to make things happen for them. We try to take the stress off of them completely,” she added.

Since she was little, Rose has had a passion for design. She trained to be a designer and worked her way through many jobs that helped refine that passion. Today, as a Senior Kitchen Bath Designer at HPM’s Lāwa‘i Design Center, she helps customers to bring their kitchen and bath ideas to life. With every project, Rose thinks about the families who will build memories within the walls and spaces she helps plan.

At HPM, Rose feels empowered and supported every day. Just like every HPM employee, Rose is an owner-employee because of the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). She believes that HPM’s excellent customer service is because HPM takes care of its employees so well.


Bill Brooks, Regional Manager – Kauaʻi

BillBrooks_2_600x600Prior to joining the company, Bill Brooks spent decades traveling around the country working in everything from advertising to inventory management. His degree in business and his diverse experiences in the building industry uniquely prepared him for his current role as HPM’s Regional Manager for Kauaʻi.

“From helping our team members to grow as leaders to showing our customers the different facets of how we can serve them, I really enjoy it all,” said Bill. “We hold ourselves to a fundamental truth — that if we develop our team, they are empowered to offer unmatched customer service.” Over the last 10 years that Bill has been at HPM, he has seen how HPM’s focus on operations and execution sets the company apart from other businesses.

As a current resident of Kapaʻa, Bill has built a life for his family on the Garden Isle. He loves the peaceful environment of Kauaʻi and how community-oriented it is, and he sees HPM’s commitment to the community as an essential part of being a caring neighbor and contributing to the greater good.

For instance, HPM is deeply connected to Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity and works closely with them to build affordable housing through value engineering and planning. HPM also partners with Kauaʻi Community College and high schools by donating tools and safety equipment to their carpentry programs.



Rusty Bernat, Outside Sales Representative

Rusty_600x600_2As an Outside Sales Representative, Rusty Bernat is an advocate for the customer. Because he works so closely with contractors, he anticipates their needs and is proactive about honoring project timelines and schedules. Ensuring materials and products are available and ordered is an integral part of Rusty’s role and essential to maintaining strong client relationships.

“Our customers love the one-on-one personal interaction that we have and that we are fully involved from start to finish,” said Rusty. He actively cultivates client relationships, contrasting with the reactive approach that has been a signature aspect of how HPM does business.

Rusty has been living on Kauaʻi for 15 years and loves how tight-knit and community oriented everyone is on the island. It’s that sense of community that makes him feel grateful for living there. He’s grateful to also feel that love for community at HPM. “Our community commitment aligns with our core values,” Rusty said. “We don’t just sell you things. We want to improve the lives of people in the community. HPM wants to see the community grow and thrive,” he added.

Community at the Core

HPM’s Kaua‘i team lives the company’s values of Heart, Character and Growth in everything they do. HPM has served Hawaiʻi for over 100 years and is proud to be 100% employee-owned. On Kauaʻi, we have a team of over 35 owner-employee who live in this community and know how special it is.

To reach out to the Kauaʻi team, email them at

Or to apply to become a part of the team go to


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