YOU AND YOUR OHANA
What is your name?
Where were you raised?
Where is your ohana originally from?
Do you come from a family of entrepreneurs or have people close to you who have encouraged and supported your entrepreneurship?
What is the name of your business?
Sep-tech & Excavation LLC
What is the best way to contact you/your business?
Does your business have a website and/or social media presence? If so, please provide a link/s.
Native Hawaiian Business Directory: https://kanakaeconomy.com/listing/sep-tech-excavation-llc/
How long has your business been in operation?
Where is your business located today?
What products and/or services does your business provide?
Septic installation and excavation service. Grub and brush removal.
Please describe your business in 1-2 sentences.
We do new septic installations and septic repairs, as well as excavation, grading, trenching, and grub and brush cutting and removal.
Why do you do what you do?
Every project is a challenge, and that’s something I enjoy. I look forward to it.
STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
When did you first think of starting this business?
As long as I can remember. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do .
What type of experiences (education, work, life) were most important in shaping the skills you use to run your business today?
The use of a tape measure is were it all started for me. It made me learn math at a very young age, and it has stuck with me ever since. It is a long story, but it’s a big part in my life
YOUR BUSINESS TODAY
In what stage of development is your business: pre-formation, early stage, growing, or mature?
Do you have employees? If so, how many?
Are you working to get your business to the next stage in development? If so, where are you in that development?
Currently applying for my contractors license.
What is the greatest challenge you have experienced as an entrepreneur?
Dealing with different type of clients. They are all different, and I’ve learned to read people very well
How did you overcome that challenge? (Or are you still working through it?)
I’ve had to learn to trust my gut.
THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS
How do you envision your business in the future?
Being very diverse in different aspects of construction. Not one dimensional.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE, PLEASE TELL US ABOUT A HOBBY, INTEREST, OR TALENT YOU NURTURE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
I coach high school football, and I love it. It’s something about working with the youth and helping keep the kids on track that I find fulfilling.