2019 Faces of Hawai‘i

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2019 Faces of Hawaii


Becker Communications


The Face of

Public Relations & Communications

As a fully-integrated communications company, our definition of public relations is all-encompassing – from promotional publicity through traditional and online media, to community affairs, government relations and crisis management, we serve our clients’ best interests through proactive, innovative, targeted and strategic public relations.


Our professional team’s deep experience and broad range of skills enable us to expertly maneuver through today’s complex markets; while our philosophical approach provides the personal interaction and intuitive sensitivity that clients love.


At the foundation of Becker Communications’ service philosophy is passion for what we do, an intense drive to make a positive difference in our clients’ businesses and in our community, and the high level of energy and enthusiasm we bring to all our pursuits.


Thirty-three years of solid results, strong referrals and satisfied clients tell us we’re doing it right. If you are in search of excellence in public relations, marketing & advertising, digital communications & social media, we invite you to contact us for coffee and conversation. Let’s explore how we can work together to exceed your goals.


The Face of


An acknowledged leader at the forefront of Hawai‘i’s marketing & communications industry, Becker Communications, Inc. provides the finest in strategic planning, innovative thinking and professional execution, all with the highest standards.


Our work with clients is founded on deep interest in their histories, strong understanding of their current and evolving situations, and belief in their futures. On that foundation, we build and execute seamlessly-integrated programs tailored to meet our clients’ marketing & communication needs and support their goals.


Our full range of services includes target-audience identification, strategy development, advertising, digital communications including website development and social media management, and collateral production. To that, we add unparalleled expertise in traditional public relations, the core of our business since January 1986.


Whether your goal is to establish, build, reposition or preserve your brand, you can be sure our work will be a reflection of your mission and values.



HONOLULU | 119 Merchant Street, Suite 300, Honolulu

DALLAS | 3761 Woodshadow Lane,  Addison, TX 75001

(808) 533-4165  |  BeckerCommunications.com



The Face of

Food Distribution in Hawai‘i

HFM Foodservice
HFM team members, sitting left to right: Jimmy Gomez, Cari Arakawa, Grace Simon, Tala Sao, Chad Nonaka; Standing left to right: Pak Ki Lam, Charmaine Lorenzo, Jackie Lau, Kacie Aiu, Matthew Alleshouse, Marisa Gumpfer, Lynnette Langsi, Jasmine Takashy, Jenny Foumai, Bryson Takaesu, Kirk Vogeley, Herman Tam; In the truck, left to right: Junior Bien, Jay Adams


As the leading wholesale foodservice distributor in the Pacific region, HFM FoodService is the only broadline foodservice distributor in the Hawaiian Islands, offering next-day deliveries from food-grade distribution centers on all four of the major Hawaiian Islands, as well as on Guam. We bring the finest quality groceries and supplies to restaurants, schools, hotels and resorts, as well as other institutions who prepare meals away from home. Now part of the Sysco ‘ohana of foodservice companies, our team continues to honor its local roots and is committed to providing the same exceptional level of service you’ve come to expect. Growing stronger together, we are confident that the combined strengths of Sysco and HFM will further enhance our ability to be your most valued and trusted business partner.


HFM FoodService

716 Umi Street, Honolulu

(808) 843-3200  |  HFMFoodService.com



The Face of

Arcadia Family of Companies

Leadership team members (L-R), Back Row: Angela Ameling, Mimi Andrian, Julie Esaki; Middle Row: Michael Chong, Lorri Kobata, Bree Komagome, Joyce Nishikawa, Lisa Haneda, Stacey Young; Front Row: Vivian Lai, Suzie Schulberg​; Missing: Albert Torres


Under the new leadership of President and CEO Suzie Schulberg and Chief Financial Officer Vivian Lai, the Arcadia Family of Companies continues its mission to provide exceptional care and services that meet the spiritual, social and physical needs of Hawai‘i’s kūpuna.


Recognizing that service begins with the employee, the senior leadership team focuses on engaging its staff through a positive work environment. “We develop, listen, support and coach our employees,” says Schulberg. “But the most important thing we do is appreciate and thank them for what they do every day.” By building these positive relationships, the Arcadia Family of Companies strengthens its workforce to support Hawai‘i’s kūpuna with the quality, compassionate care they deserve.



1434 Punahou Street, Honolulu 

(808) 941-0941 Arcadia.org



The Face of

Award-Winning Italian Restaurants



The best Italian cuisine requires both a great chef and a pizzaiolo, who specializes in pizza making. It’s a traditional, cultural skill that takes years of training to perfect. With both a great executive chef and pizzaiolo, Arancino creates artfully crafted classic dishes with a modern twist. Local and Italian-imported ingredients, masterful preparation plus a devotion to authenticity has made Arancino a winner of HONOLULU Magazine’s prestigious Hale ‘Aina Awards for six consecutive years, including its Gold win for Best Italian Restaurant. Savor the island’s best Italian at any of its three locations in Waikīkī and the iconic Kāhala Hotel & Resort.


Arancino Ristorante Italiano

Arancino on Beachwalk | 255 Beachwalk Avenue, Honolulu  |  (808) 923-5557

Arancino di Mare | 2552 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu  |  (808) 931-6273

Arancino at The Kāhala | 5000 Kāhala Avenue, Honolulu  |  (808) 380-4400




The Face of

Real Estate & Construction Law in Hawai‘i

Bays Lung Rose Holma
(L-R) A. Bernard Bays, Michael C. Carroll, David R. Major, Matthew C. Shannon, Bruce D. Voss, Ryan H. Engle, Adrian L. Lavarias, Sarah M. Love, Karin L. Holma, Harvey J. Lung, Christian D. Chambers, Crystal K. Rose, Craig P. Wagnild


Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best law firms in the country, Bays Lung Rose Holma has forged a reputation that stands out in the fields of real estate and construction law. Twelve partners lead a team of 27 attorneys with experience in all manners of dispute mitigation and resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. Now in its fourth decade of practice, the firm’s track record includes a number of landmark cases that have helped shape the legal landscape of Hawai‘i.


Bays Lung Rose Holma

Topa Financial Center | 700 Bishop Street, Suite 900, Honolulu

(808) 523-9000 | LegalHawaii.com



The Face of

Breakfast Comfort Food Café Kaila Style

Cafe Kaila


“If you love what you do, then going to work is fun!” The smiling faces of Cafe Kaila’s staff show that they love taking care of their guests and spreading their aloha. Since 2008, the Café Kaila family has satisfied the island’s hungry diners with award-winning comfort foods. Featuring a menu of classic breakfast plates and local favorites, each dish—from Café Kaila’s fluffy omelets made with Waimānalo’s farm-fresh eggs to addictive Belgian waffles topped with perfectly ripe fruits—is thoughtfully prepared from scratch using local fresh produce when available. Above all else, it’s the love put into every plate that keeps guests returning again and again. Head to Market City Shopping Center to experience breakfast comfort food, Café Kaila style.



Market City Shopping Center | 2919 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Honolulu

(808) 732-3330 | Cafe-Kaila-Hawaii.com



The Face of

Eye Care

Jenkins Eye Care
Jenkins Eye Care doctors (L-R): Tyrie L. Jenkins, M.D., Jeffrey R. Peterson, M.D., Ph.D. Not Pictured: Jacqueline T. Ueda, O.D.


Jenkins Eye Care has provided innovative eye care in Hawai‘i for three decades. Led by ophthalmologists Tyrie Jenkins, M.D. and Jeffrey Peterson, M.D., Ph.D., this team of eye care professionals has a passion for keeping eyes healthy. They offer the latest technology in laser assisted cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, and LASIK surgery.


Personalizing treatments for each patient, they work to ensure safe procedures with minimal recovery times and optimal results, all in an ‘ohana setting. Visit Jenkins Eye Care and experience life with clearer vision.


Jenkins Eye Care

615 Pi‘ikoi Street, Suite 205, Honolulu

(808) 591-9911 | JenkinsEyeCare.com



The Face of


Endodontic Associates
(L-R): Dr. Adam Inaba​, Dr. Craig Haga​, Dr. Andrew Inaba; (Middle): Dr. Michael Tajima


Carl Haga
Dr. Carl Haga

Nothing is stronger than the power of ‘ohana, and few know this more than the family behind Endodontic Associates, LLC. Established in 1966 by Hawai‘i’s first trained endodontist, Carl Haga, more than 50 years later the practice—led by brother-in-law Michael Tajima, son Craig Haga, and grandsons Adam and Andrew Inaba—thrives on a strong foundation built by three generations. State-of-the-art equipment and a philosophy that puts patient comfort and health first are why Endodontic Associates, LLC ranks at the top of many Hawai‘i dentists’ referrals for patients requiring root canal procedures.


Endodontic Associates, LLC

Honolulu | Ala Moana Building | 1441 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Suite 208 | (808) 591-1515

‘Aiea | Westridge Shopping Center | 98-150 Kaonohi Street, Suite C-118, ‘Aiea | (808) 455-9051




The Face of


MGA Architecture
MGA team (L-R): Joe Kastner, Ron Barber, Wai Shan Yanagi, Nicole Nagasawa, Matt Gilbertson, Janelle Mundon, Alan Garduque, Jason Davis, Jeff Morrison.


MGA Architecture marks its 10th anniversary this year, celebrating a decade of award-winning, innovative, iconic work. Consistently named one of Hawai‘i’s top architecture firms, MGA continues to make an impact with exceptional design that respects Hawai‘i’s cultural past while looking progressively toward its future.


Recent exciting projects include: Ku‘ono Marketplace at Kahala, Hawai‘i State Veterans Home’s new O‘ahu facility and Hawai‘i’s first NightRider Jewelry at International Market Place, where team members gather to admire the handcrafted creations.


And, Design Talk Hawai‘i, the weekly radio show hosted by MGA president Matt Gilbertson, is beginning its fifth season. Listen live every Friday at 6 p.m. on The Answer AM 690/94.3 FM.


MGA Architecture

2270 Kalākaua Avenue, Suite 1502, Honolulu 

(808) 791-7171 | MGAHawaii.com



The Face of

In Vitro Fertilization

Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute


As Hawai‘i’s first IVF clinic, Dr. Thomas S. Kosasa and his team at the Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute have helped thousands realize their dream of starting a family. Founded in 1985 when IVF had just emerged on the medical scene, that same year he and his team successfully delivered Hawai‘i’s first test-tube baby, marking a historic event in Hawai‘i’s history.


Led by a team of board-certified physicians with decades of experience in IVF, the Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute is committed to providing the highest level of patient care, seven days a week, at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children.


Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute

Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children | 1319 Punahou Street, Suite 980, Honolulu 

(808) 946-2226 | PacificInVitro.com



The Face of

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Group
Pediatric Dental Group doctors (L-R): Dr. Mark Sumikawa, Dr. Lauren Jenni Imai, Dr. David Sumikawa


Pediatric Dental Group brings unmatched experience and knowledge to Island keiki and their families. In 1966, Dr. Bert Sumikawa started a two-generation, family-run practice, which includes David and Mark Sumikawa and Dr. Lauren Jenni Imai. “We’re trained to understand the developmental dental needs of a growing child, including his or her fears of seeing a dentist,” says Dr. David Sumikawa. “Dental health is closely tied to the overall health of the child.” The kid-friendly facility is a welcoming and efficient environment featuring the latest in dental technologies, including full digital x-rays. The practice treats newborns to college students, including children of former patients.


Pediatric Dental Group

1221 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Suite 1048, Honolulu | (808) 593-8828

4180 Rice Street, #105, Līhu‘e | (808) 245-2131




The Face of

Trusts and Estates

Yee & Kawashima
Partners (L-R): Randall M.L. Yee, Jared N. Kawashima


When it comes to planning your future, expertise and reliability are of paramount importance. Unlike larger, general-practice law firms, Yee & Kawashima, LLLP concentrates in estate, trust and probate law. Yee & Kawashima, LLLP takes pride in its many long-term client relationships with both individual clients and family owned businesses. The firm’s commitment to this practice area offers the assurance that the firm will continue to provide the highest level of service for future generations.


Yee & Kawashima, LLLP

1000 Bishop Street, Suite 908, Honolulu

(808) 524-4501 | yklawhawaii.com



The Face of

Solar and Home Improvement

RevoluSun executive team (L-R): Josh Powell, Chief Executive Officer; Colin Yost, Chief Operating Officer; David Gorman, President & General Manager; Eric Carlson, Chief Innovation Officer


Celebrating its 10th anniversary, homegrown solar enterprise RevoluSun leads all local PV contractors (by 2018 C&C of Honolulu PV permits) with operations from O‘ahu and the Big Island to Idaho and Massachusetts. RevoluSun’s comprehensive approach to Total Home Performance, including PV + battery storage, air conditioning and roofing, provides a one-stop shop for home and business owners looking to make their spaces more economical, comfortable and resilient.


In recent years, Mainland-based providers have come and gone with the tides of Hawai‘i’s renewable energy policy environment, leaving many local customers without equipment or contractor warranties. Through innovation and a steadfast dedication to Hawai‘i’s solar needs, RevoluSun has thrived through it all and remains the trusted partner for local families and business owners alike.



660 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 220A, Honolulu  |  (808) 748-8888  |  RevoluSun.com



The Face of

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Pacific Maxillofacial Center


For most people, the removal of third molars (“wisdom teeth”) is necessary for the proper alignment and long-term health of their remaining teeth. This is ideally done in the teenage years to minimize the risks and discomfort associated with the procedure. While most patients request to be asleep for their procedure, several anesthetic options are available based on each patient’s needs and desires. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Todd Haruki, Dr. Neil Oishi and Dr. Mitchell Loo are uniquely qualified in treating wisdom teeth. The latest imaging and digital technology enable them to provide exceptional care in a safe and comfortable environment. Wisdom teeth removal with a smooth recovery period and minimal discomfort is their specialty.



Honolulu | 1060 Young Street, Suite 312, Honolulu | (808) 585-8455

Waipi‘o | 94-1221 Ka Uka Boulevard, Suite B204, Waipahu | (808) 676-9560




The Face of

International Concierge Real Estate

William Robillard


With a commitment to hospitality and an unparalleled dedication to client service, William “Billy” T. Robillard has distinguished himself as Honolulu’s premier international concierge realtor. In 2019, he partners with one of O‘ahu’s leading residential real estate firms, Choice Advisors, to create ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors, expanding his international concierge real estate doctrine into a company-wide mission that offers top-level real estate services worldwide, including clients in the Mainland, Canada and Australia.


Robillard brings his nearly two decades of real estate experience, combining quality consultative service with global expertise to assist clients on O‘ahu and in the Asia and Pacific regions, in all aspects of the homebuying process with a level of service that builds trusting, lifelong client relationships.


Chaney Brooks Choice Advisors

1440 Kapiʻolani Boulevard, Suite 1015, Honolulu

(808) 753-9033 | choicehi.com