Pacific Appliance Group

If you’re looking to upgrade your home appliances, there are myriad options to choose from in Hawaii. Pacific Appliance Group offers the most popular brands at unrivaled prices. Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag, and a plethora of other household names are available to Hawaii through Pacific Appliance Group, the state’s Associate Contract Distributor for the brands.

Sporting an astounding showroom, the company aims to amaze their potential customers. “I want them to feel like this a pretty cool store,” said Paul Masuoka, president of Pacific Appliance Group, Inc. The showroom allows for a hands-on experience with the latest appliances, including refrigerators, ovens, washers, dryers, and more. Previewing the appliances allows homeowners to get an idea of how they may look in each room.

Concierge service is also available to inform visitors who may find themselves overwhelmed by the large amount of selections. “We want people to leave not feeling confused,” explained Masuoka. The goal is to first and foremost serve the customer. Pacific Appliance Group will work closely with individual homeowners, their architect, or their design consultant to achieve the desired outcome.

Their team of knowledgeable staff assists guests looking to replace their old appliances as well as those seeking their first machines. The experienced team is factory trained by Whirlpool and many other trusted major manufacturers. With their expertise, the friendly faces at Pacific Appliance Group consider the lifestyle and budget of individuals and families when suggesting a matching appliance.

The locally owned company started offering their astonishing selection of home and kitchen appliances in 1997. Pacific Appliance group has various appliance repair and maintenance service centers on Oahu, as well as Maui and the Big Island. Thanks to their distributor contract with Whirlpool, the company has access to a wide range of local stocking inventory. The company aims to provide superior service at an exceptional value.

Whether you’re looking for replacements for a rental home or working on a personal project, Pacific Appliance Group will offer you the best value for your needs.

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HK Construction

When it comes to remodeling homes, HK Construction has a great deal of experience under its belt. The fourth-generation company has designed and remodeled homes in Hawaii for over 80 years. The company focuses on quality building, acquired through their use of products that guarantee durability and through their team of seasoned consultants in the building and designing fields.

The high quality of HK Construction’s final products is enough to create misconceptions that the company only services high-end consumers. Contrary to popular belief, the family business most commonly caters to mid-range homes. The firm obtains its materials from suppliers utilized by other businesses, making HK Construction competitive and affordable to the average homeowner in Hawaii.

The fully insured and bonded design-build firm is known for its wide range of projects, including “aging in place,” a term used by the Center of Disease Control to describe the process of turning a home safe for the elderly “[to] remain in their community all their entire lives.” HK Construction aims to make lifestyle more accessible to senior citizens. “We want to ensure the home is user-friendly when entering their golden years,” explained Johnny Makiling, senior design consultant at HK Construction.

“Due to the high density of senior citizens in Hawaii, the general populace thinks aging in place is expensive,” said Makiling. HK Construction’s team of building specialists and design experts work in partnership to create elderly-friendly bathrooms with curbless showers to avoid accidents, as well as wide wheelchair-accessible doorways. The company offers consultations for owners who are unsure if they require aging in place. “Plan ahead and examine the possibilities,” added Makiling.

For homeowners who have yet to consider aging in place, the home can be readied for future residents. “Often, there are middle-aged adults who plan on their parents living with them,” stated Makiling. “It’s better to do it now when you can than waiting until you need it.”

HK Construction has divisions dedicated to remodeling many parts of the home, such as kitchens and bathrooms, with the average designer possessing 15 years of experience in their field. The designers are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the American Society of Interior Designers.

No matter the size or complexity of your project, HK Construction is available to design and create your dream home.

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Island Health Weight & Wellness

Losing weight and staying in shape can be a difficult task for many, especially without proper diet and guidance.

For over 20 years, Island Health Weight & Wellness’ team of seasoned physicians has been guiding participants through to successful long-term weight loss.

The OPTIFAST program completely replaces meals, while including guidance, counseling, and nutritional supplements. Lasting approximately 22 weeks, OPTIFAST eliminates the need for meal planning. It makes healthy eating simple with low calorie foods that don’t require preparation.

OPTIFAST is inexpensive. According to Gallup, Inc., the average American spends $151 on food a week, with Hawaii residents spending about 66 percent higher than any other state, amounting to $250 a week. One week of OPTIFAST costs $140 to $170. Participants end up saving money while fighting diabetes, hypertension, and losing weight.

Island Health Weight & Wellness’ goal is not only to help participants lose weight, but to help them maintain their health and happiness post-program. Participants receive continuing support and have access to the same weight loss tools to keep the weight off.

There is also the Jump Start! option to assist with payment. Starting with one initial fee of $149, followed by a weekly fee of $30, Jump Start! prices are offered at a discounted rate for those whose insurance does not cover these services.

Island Health Weight & Wellness offers a free initial consultation, which anyone can sign up for through their website. Anybody struggling with weight loss owes it to themselves to try these services with which so many have succeeded.