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Our Story

Our Story

Helping Hawaiʻi build and live better since 1921

Our Story

With over 100 years of providing high-quality materials, innovative technology, well-equipped facilities, and superior customer service, HPM has become Hawaiʻi's leading source for building.
There are more than 2,200 product lines, including pro-grade lumber, trusses, tools, pre-engineered wall panels, Custom Metal Roofing, pre-built sheds, steel framing, and pre-hung doors. For those looking to build a new home, HPM offers proven house plans and materials that save time and money.
17 Locations Across Hawaiʻi + 1 in Washington
On Hawaiʻi Island, visit HPM's retail stores and Home Design Centers in Hilo, Kona, and Waimea, along with lumberyards that service projects of all sizes.
On Maui, stop by HPM’s retail stores and lumberyards in Wailuku, Makawao, Lāhainā, and Kihei, plus the new Home Design Center on the second floor of the Kīhei location. HPM also services Oʻahu and Kauaʻi, offering home plans, lumber, building materials, Custom Metal Roofing, and more.
In 2022, HPM expanded its footprint beyond Hawaiʻi and opened a distribution center in Fife, Washington. The new consolidation facility will help HPM gain more visibility and direct management of our inbound supply chain.

Committed to Helping You Build Better

HPM is a local company with humble origins. We have a long history of persevering through challenges to achieve change, innovation, and progress. Yet one thing has stayed the same over the past century: our commitment to providing customers with the best building materials and services.

Mission and Vision

Enhance Homes

We're dedicated to transforming our space into something amazing that you will love for years to come. So we're here to help you build it better. With our resources and expertise, we're dedicated to transforming your space into something amazing that you love for years to come.

Improve Lives

Whether you need small home improvements, major renovations, or you’re building from scratch, we always strive to make your home more comfortable and convenient to help you live your best life.

Transform Communities

A job done well is a win for everyone – our customers, contractors, vendors, community partners, and employee-owners. Our goal is for every HPM project and partnership to uplift those around us and the greater community.

HPM Our Story By the Numbers




Locations in Hawai'i + Washington


Year HPM Was Founded



Our Story Through Time


Celebrating History

Celebrating History, Service & Heart

Founded more than a century ago, HPM Building Supply is defined by the people who dedicate their days to serving our community with aloha. Learn more about HPM's rich history and achievements and hear stories from our owner-employees.

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At Our Core, Our Owner-Employees

In 1959, HPM began an employee profit-sharing plan. Then in 1977, we became one of Hawaii's first companies to establish an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Today, employees own 100% of company stock through the ESOP.

After a year of employment (and at least 1,000 hours worked), employees become part of our ESOP — meaning they're not just employees, but owners. Owner-employees are motivated to meet goals by providing exceptional customer service, maximizing sales, minimizing expenses, and operating within our core values of Heart, Character, and Growth.

Building Community

It's our community that has invested in and supported us for over 100 years that we feel it's only right to reinvest back in our community. The HPM Foundation provides monetary donations to local nonprofits. In recent years, we've supported the American Heart Association Hawaii, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity (all islands), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hawaii Literacy, Hawaii Land Trust, Hawaii Humane Society, and the University of Hawaii System & Foundation.