History: Family owned and operated since 1951

HouseMart is a family owned and operated company.  Since 1951, our company has taken pride in providing the products and services our local communities need.  HouseMart is the parent brand to a family of Ace Hardware and Ben Franklin Crafts retail stores owned by third generation siblings Wayne Kamitaki, Guy Kamitaki, Lynn Ushijima and cousin Paul Mizoguchi. While the company is now a multi-state business that is fortunate to continue serving communities for over 60 years, its humble roots lay in a modest dry goods store in Kahului, Maui.

Grand opening of our first Ben Franklin store in Kahului

First generation owner Shikano Kamitaki ran the K. Kamitaki store, a small local dry goods store that specialized in customized aloha shirts. That store eventually turned into the Kahului Dry Goods Store, ran by Shikano’s children Tadami and Matsuko (Mizoguchi). Through their hard-work and dedication, they were able to purchase their first Ben Franklin store located in Kahului in 1951.

The family business continued to grow and through third generation owners Wayne, Guy, Lynn and Paul, acquired its first Ace Hardware at Hilo, HI in 1984. Since then, the company has grown and is serving communities not only in the Hawaiian Islands, but in Nevada, Washington and Oregon!

We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our loyal customers and our local communities for over 60 years. We promise to continue providing exceptional service, to continue meeting your needs and continue operating under the same family values for the next 60 years!


2810 Paa St. Building A, Honolulu, HI, 96819