A Peer Network for Business Owners with a Diversity of Members
From professional and service firms to manufacturing and distribution companies, contractors and construction companies, TAB’s peer network for business owners represents the perspective, insights and ideas of 3,000 business owners to drive your business to the next level. TAB members in Hawaii improve business results by sharing business ideas, strategies, tactics and business experiences in unique business groups – all to achieve greater success.
Cake Works is full service bakery serving the island of Oahu, a woman-owned and operated business in Hawai’i run by Chef Abigail Langlas. Chef Abi is a cake designer and culinary artist and the former pastry chef for the award-winning Honolulu Coffee Company. Cake Works has received multiple awards for pastry excellence with their most recently award, Hawaii’s Best of 2017 by Star Advertiser. From breath-taking wedding cakes to French macarons, cupcakes, breakfast pastries, cakes and cookies baked on site, Chef Abi has taken custom pastry to a new level.
Tokunaga Masonry, Inc. (TMI)
Tokunaga Masonry, Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in concrete solutions, a general contractor with experience in design-build projects, new construction, and federal and public works projects. The CEO, Ron Prescott, has more than 30 years experience as a general contractor and as a custom masonry contractor. His staff includes active duty veterans with more than 30 years of military service with a Mission to construct structures for the protection of people, property, and the environment.
Schlack Ito builds lasting relationships with clients by consistently delivering practical, timely and solutions-oriented legal services tailored to meet their needs. They are committed to the model of an efficient and flexible firm comprised primarily of experienced lawyers. Honolulu lawyers draw upon expertise developed at Hawaii’s largest law firms to deliver real world legal solutions to businesses, landowners, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the State.
Window World Hawaii
Window World Hawaii is an award-winning premier window coverings manufacturer with over 3 decades of experience. With full design services, competitive pricing, repair and maintenance support, superior customer service and experienced installation. With the highest of standards, they assure their customers are 100% satisfied.
Abe Lee Seminars
Abe Lee Seminars(ALS) is committed to providing the very best continuing education classes for real estate licensees and CPAs that are practical, informative and beneficial to both licensees and clients. Abe Lee has a master’s degree in education, over 35 year experience in real estate, developed over 90 projects in 25 years, taught thousands of licensees in zoning, condominium development, development analysis, understanding contracts, foreclosures, wills and trusts, tax laws, building systems, land use issues and more.
Tech Connection provides communications technology and support for Hawaii businesses through helping you streamline all your communications processes, from Internet access to telephone service. With solutions tailored to meet customers high speed and efficiency needs.
Hawaiian Islands Medical
Hawaiian Isles Medical has been providing quality durable medical equipment and supplies to the Hawaii medical community since 2001. The company specializes in high-end wheelchairs and specialty medical beds. The President is Laura Steelquist, and the company prides itself on providing friendly and efficient customer service to both businesses and home consumers. Ms. Steelquist is passionate about giving back to the community and is an board member of multiple organizations.
Hawaii Center for Psychology
Hawaii Center for Psychology is a full service, private center dedicated to providing the highest quality of psychological care to clients. The doctors have been chosen for their clinical competence, caring attitude, and passion for creating meaningful changes in our clients’ lives. HCP’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for individuals, couples and families. Dr. Martin Johnson, the center’s owner and director, is passionate about normalizing the use of psychological services and reaching a wider portion of the public. “It is important to understand that psychological services hold value for all of us as we seek to navigate an increasing complex and stressful world with a sense of balance, dignity and equanimity.”
Battery Bill’s was started in 2002 and currently has two locations on Oahu, in Mapunapuna and on Nimitz Highway. Bill Ogawa, better known as “Battery Bill”, has been in the battery business since 1982. The company’s mission is to help anyone with a battery problem quickly, honestly and effectively, while wearing a smile. Battery Bill’s tests every battery before selling, provides customers a battery report card, and boasts the most complete selection of batteries and energy related consumer products in Hawaii. Bill’s key to success: knowledgeable, friendly, honest values that treat every customer like a VIP.
Ross’ Appliances and Green Bed Company has been serving Hawaii since 1975. Rebuilt, cleaned and painted appliances are offered at considerable discounts with performance guarantees. The company also sells new and re-manufactured beds. Ross’ and the Green Bed Factory are locally owned and operated with three outlets on Oahu (Kalihi, Dillingham, Waiphau). A well trained staff is always friendly and knowledgeable to find what you need. The President, Tyler Palmer, is passionate about giving back and recycling and prides himself on saving Hawaii nei both money and unneeded waste.
CFO Hawaii’s provides companies doing business in Hawaii with the financial support needed to succeed. Regardless of size or stage of development, any company can thrive with the proper accounting infrastructure, financial guidance and an experienced, results oriented Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & related accounting services. The founder of CFO Hawaii is David Laeha. Mr. Laeha has over 25 years of accounting and financial management experience. The company is committed to providing accounting services to you in the most cost efficient manner so that you can maximize your return on investment.
Pacific Rim Mortgage
Pacific Rim Mortgage is a full service mortgage bank and brokerage specializing in financing and refinancing residential loans. The Director of Business Development is Jodie Tanga, who is passionate about providing a transparent, efficient process to put you in the home of your dreams with the best loan available for your specific circumstances. The company has been doing business since 2006 and currently serves home and business buyers anywhere in Hawaii as well as several Mainland states.
The Patisserie is Hawaii’s full service, premier bakery serving Oahu and the Neighbor Islands. The bakery specializes in pastries, cakes (including wedding cakes), donuts, croissant, a large variety of breads, buns and rolls, and lavosh. All products are baked daily, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and delivered on the day baked. The company has been in business since 1968 and is run and operated by Mr. Bob Paparelli, a second-generation baker, and his family. Mr. Paparelli and his team are passionate about responding to requests for signature baked goods needed by the best hotels and restaurants in the state. The company serves a wide selection of grocery and convenience stores with daily pastry service.
Bob’s Equipment has been in business since 1962 and serves the construction and home improvement markets. The company specializes in the sale, rental and repair of heavy construction equipment, such as bulldozers, cranes, excavators, forklifts, and aerial and scissor lifts. Bob’s Equipment serves equipment from all the leading manufacturers, including Caterpillar, Komatsu, and Bobcat. The President is Brian Pestana, second-generation owner, who is passionate about helping customers find and select the right equipment for their job or project. The company is located on Sand Island.
P.D. Technologies is a print and design studio specializing in wide format printing and cutting solutions for businesses and consumers in Hawaii. The company provides services directly to businesses and consumers, and is also frequently engaged by professional marketing and advertising firms, including architecture, construction, and other general printing firms, for their unique projects. The company’s state of the art equipment allows for direct printing to an astonishing array of surfaces and design cuts. Clients include Fisher Hawaii, Bank of Hawaii, and a wide variety of hotels and construction firms. The owners and artistic directors are Eugene and Brenda Price, who are passionate about responding to their clients’ needs for customized results.
Stan Jacobs – Jacobs & Associates
Stan is the founder of Jacobs and Associations, THE Financial Planner. The company provides planning and education, and when appropriate, investment, life, health and long term care insurance, retirement plans, and employee benefit programs, as well as other financial products. Stan works with a very wide spectrum of businesses and business owners. Stan’s prior business ownership and management experience (he was running a retail bakery at age 17), combined with his private and public accounting experience, help him to provide a unique and caring perspective for his clients. Stan is involved in many volunteer activities, from family homeless to arts, acting and film organizations, in addition to helping out the local Temple, working with SCORE and AARP.
Noland Magbaleta – President, Draftechi, LLC. Noland is the sole owner of Draftechi which he founded in 2000. The company provides a one-stop shop for drawings, designs and permit applications primarily serving building contractors, residential homeowners, and realtors, as well as architects working on residential projects. For the last 14 years the company has grown in stature and reputation and currently operates in a office out of the Manoa Innovation Center.
Rolf Nordahl is the president and founder of MacMouse Club, Hawaii’s oldest continuously operated high technology company. The company provides onsite repair, office network set-up, data recovery, education, and services to businesses and individuals using Apple computers and software. The company’s is friendly to inquiries and emergencies and allows Mac users to receive immediate attention without lines or appointments.
Priority One Courier
Priority One Courier was founded by Carol Ayala in 1990 on the Big Island and move to Oahu in 2004. The central location in Mapunapuna provides an active “Will Call” center for several Mainland product companies, in addition to courier services. The company has 4 employees and loyal customers and serve all the islands providing same day or next day courier services. Carol is also a Notary Public. The company prides itself on reliable, same-day service throughout the islands, 7 days a week.