On the HPM Blog, our goal is to be your guide through the entire home building process.
You’ll find remodeling tips, design inspiration, advice on working with pros, DIY projects and more!

DON’T MISS WHAT’S UP NEXT!

Community

Kona Paint Manager Reflects on Women's History Month and Career at HPM

Diana Ancog’s fellow HPM owners who work in the Kona Branch’s Paint Department call her “boss” but the 15-year store veteran doesn’t necessarily view herself in the same way.


While she’s HPM Kona branch Paint Department manager, Diana said that doesn’t make her more important than anyone else with the company. “They’re my co-workers and we’re there for each other.”
She said the ohana philosophy of employees helping each other is important.

 

“I like the camaraderie and respect we all have for each other," Diana said. "It’s like spending time with my family. Whether it’s from management or a co-owner, we’ll support each other. I can call on someone if I need help.”


Since everyone earning a paycheck at HPM is also a part-owner, “there’s a sense of responsibility to the people that I work with. I want to always do my best for our customers and the co-owners. I value working here and I know they value working here too. We take a lot of pride in what we do.”

 

Diana Ancog.00_00_22_19.Still001

Diana is just one of a number of women in management positions at HPM. Others include the managers of the lumber yard, delivery, and many more. Managers at the company have always treated men and women equally, and a number of other supervisory posts are also held by women, she said.

“I’ve never felt that HPM has said ‘OK, you’re a woman, so you need to do this, and you’re a man, so you need to do this.’ I think HPM across the board goes on your qualifications.”

 

Diana Ancog.00_00_10_26.Still002

HPM’s stress on community involvement resonates well with her. “Caring about our community is really important and HPM’s approach,” Diana said. Charitable organizations HPM has supported include the American Heart Association’s Heart March, the Make A Wish Foundation, Hawaii Habitat for Humanity, Association the Boys Scouts Makahiki, and Food Basket, which feeds the homeless.

 

 

More Like This


Community

Women Managers at HPM Receive Equal Treatment, Equal Opportunities for Advancement

Construction continues to be an industry dominated by men. But at HPM, women are treated the same as their male counterparts and are given the same

Community

Kona Paint Manager Reflects on Women's History Month and Career at HPM

Diana Ancog’s fellow HPM owners who work in the Kona Branch’s Paint Department call her “boss” but the 15-year store veteran doesn’t necessarily view

Community

Diverse Job History Prepared Hilo Branch Manager

HPM Hilo Branch Manager Lacey Toledo started helping her father at construction sites in Waimea when she was just 12 years old.

“He had his own

Community

Four Miyake-HPM Managers Embrace Merger

The four branch managers of Maui’s Miyake-HPM stores say the recent merger of Miyake Concrete Accessories, Inc. with HPM Building Supply forms a good

Community

Recognizing the heart and character of HPM Owner Darryl Oliveira

Congratulations to Risk Management Director Darryl Oliveira on being chosen to receive HPM Building Supply's coveted Bobby Fujimoto Proud Owner Award