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HPM Celebrates Centennial

HPM Building Supply, Hawaii’s local, fifth-generation, family-founded building industry retailer, manufacturer, and supplier, is celebrating its 100th year anniversary in 2021.

 

HPM Building Supply, Hawaii’s local, fifth-generation, family-founded building industry retailer, manufacturer, and supplier, is celebrating its 100th year anniversary in 2021.

HPM has a long, storied history in Hawaii’s building industry and is a leader in the community. The company has survived two devastating tsunamis, which wiped out whole facilities and inventory, each time rebuilding and reestablishing itself.

“HPM is grateful for the support of generations of customers who have chosen HPM as their main source for building supply materials over the last century,” said Jason Fujimoto, president and CEO, HPM Building Supply. “We look forward to continuing to grow and innovate our business to help others build and live better.”

After a century in business, HPM is now a statewide organization, with branches and services on every major Hawaiian Island and 14 locations across the state. HPM is also 100% employee-owned by their more than 400 owner-employees, who share in the company’s success.

HPM could not have accomplished this milestone without the support of its local communities. To show appreciation, and in honor of their centennial year, they are giving back on an even larger scale this year. Their celebration includes a commitment to accomplish 100 community acts of service, special centennial-related benefits and activities to thank professional partners and customers, and statewide giveaways—the most recent of which will award one lucky winner with $20,000 of building materials from HPM towards a home project of their choice.

HPM Building Supply was founded in Hilo in 1921 by Kametaro Fujimoto, the great-great-grandfather of the current CEO. HPM specializes in lumber, building materials, paint, tools, trusses, wall panels, metal and composite roofing, kitchen and bath design, and pre-designed house plans. HPM was one of Hawaii’s first businesses to establish an employee profit-sharing plan in 1959 and, in 1977, became one of the first companies in the state to be employee-owned.

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