Building Industry Magazine - August 2014 - (Page 30)

Community Builders Led by five generations of the Fujimoto family, HPM Building Supply celebrates 93 years of service to Hawaii BY STACY POPE Three generations of the Fujimoto family: Jason, Bobby and Mike I t's Monday morning, and Robert "Bobby" Fujimoto is heading to work. As chairman of the board of HPM Building Supply and overseer of its charitable-giving foundation, it might not seem surprising that Bobby would be onsite most days, greeting employees and customers-if it weren't for the fact that he's 87. HPM is much more than a job for Bobby. His grandfather co-founded the company 93 years ago this month, and Bobby himself has worked here since 1951. In fact, this family-run company has been led by five generations of Fujimotos. Local building contractors Kametaro Fujimoto and Sanzo Kawasaki founded the company, originally called Hawaii Planing Mill, Ltd., in 1921. Eight years later, Fujimoto's son Barney joined as general manager. In 1954, Barney's son Bobby became 30 | BUILDING INDUSTRY HAWAII | AUGUST 2014 HPM facilities on Kamehameha Avenue, late 1950s

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - August 2014

THE BIG ISLAND: KEEPING THE FAITH
INSIDE THE HICA
GET READY FOR WORK
CONCRETE MOVES FORWARD
INTERVIEW WITH KAREN NAKAMURA
NEWS BEAT
Datebook
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Company Profile: HPM Building Supply
Faces: ABC Hawaii Celebration
News Makers
New Products
Faces: Red, White and Blue
Faces: Hawaii Power

Building Industry Magazine - August 2014

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