Pauwela Store – Our Families Dream Come True

An idea is born, and dreams take flight!

The hustle and bustle of a crowded city filled with endless days of commuting and little family time, sparked a family vacation to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Enthralled by Hawaii’s beauty left us asking the question, “can you imagine living like this every day?”. We enjoyed the sun, the people, the beauty and the food and our week in paradise vanished in the blink of an eye.

We headed back to our “nine to five”, hour long commutes, rushed dinners and homework; and then it hit us! We don’t have to live like this, this isn’t even really living! We are a very hard-working family and enjoy doing things together and celebrating a “job well done” through committed teamwork. We knew with the right business we could have a better work life balance and get to enjoy more quality time with each other.

We searched and searched for a business to purchase and then Pauwela Store came into the picture. We had never owned a grocery store before, heck, I’ve never even worked in one! But we shop at them often, we could figure it out. This opportunity changed everything! We felt the fire to make this dream a reality. We all worked in uniquely different ways to accomplish this task. We moved our home from the mainland, to the beautiful island of Maui! Leaving decade long careers, we loaded everything we owned into a Matson shipping container and we never looked back.

Pauwela Store is our families dream come true. We are so grateful and excited to be a part of the beautiful community of Haiku. We value every one of our customer’s and vow to serve the community with respect, honesty, and aloha.

Thank you for choosing to shop at our store. Thank you for the opportunity to serve this wonderful community. We look forward to meeting you all in person. From our ohana to yours, mahalo nui loa for this new adventure.