November 2022

Born to Run

Running multimillion-dollar projects at Unlimited Construction comes naturally to Kuulei Gaisoa. When she joined Unlimited in 2006, she vowed to be “the last man standing, as this is construction.”

Transfer of Power

When it comes to getting buy-in from the kids to take over the family business, a passive strategy might make them think it’s their idea. For David Dunham, founder and president of Kawika’s Painting Inc., it was having his sons Sean and Ryan around the shop ever since they were little. For Kaohinani “Hina” Schipa, it was a sense of pride in what her father built in Buck Roofing Hawaii Co.
Maybe the fathers Buck Schipa and Kawika Dunham were on the same wavelength when it came to gently giving their kids the business.