American Commercial Equities  |  America’s Mattress  |  Corepower Yoga  |  Great Clips  |  Kona Brewing Co.  |  Pi (Pizza Imagined)  |  Redico  |  Starbucks  |  Teddy’s Bigger Burgers  |  Wingstop


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Based in Malibu, California, American Commercial Equities is a private real estate company specializing in the acquisition and management of premier retail property in prime locations and prestigious markets. Founded in 2005 by B. Wayne Hughes, Jr., they have rapidly become known for the high quality of their portfolio, which consists of more than 60 retail and mixed-use properties in California and Hawaii.

America Mattress logoAmerica’s Mattress Hawaii was founded by Chris Eldridge in 1996 as a one person operation. Since then, the company has grown to become the largest sleep shop chain in Hawaii with nine stores throughout the State. With a large selection of products, they guarantee to accommodate Hawaii’s mattress and mattress accessory needs. America’s Mattress Hawaii is locally owned and managed and prides itself on being a great place to work as well as a company that recognizes the importance of giving back to the community. They have been recognized as one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work and proudly supports numerous local charities and enterprises.

Core PowerCorePower Yoga strives to increase awareness and widespread adoption of yoga by making yoga accessible to all fitness levels through a variety of yoga styles, convenient class times and numerous studio locations. The company’s unique and physically challenging style of power yoga combines music, movement, breath, heat and community to create a one-of-a-kind yoga experience. CorePower Yoga’s beautiful, spa-like studios are built with sustainable practices in mind, using recycled products, sustainable materials and utilizing the latest technology to efficiently heat its practice rooms. It was founded in 2002 by Trevor Tice and has 92 studios in 12 states.

Great ClipsGreat Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,400 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Great Clips is a top choice for value-priced, high quality haircare for men, women and children.

kona brewKona Brewing Company was started in the spring of 1994, with a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. It is a Hawaii-born and Hawaii-based craft brewery that prides itself on brewing the freshest beer of exceptional quality, closest to market. This helps to minimize its carbon footprint by reducing shipping of raw materials, finished beer and wasteful packaging materials. The brewery is headquartered where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Pi LogoPi is a fast-casual concept specializing in handcrafted, farm-to-oven Neopolitan-style pizzas prepared in their blistering 800-degree wood-burning brick ovens. They feature a custom, build-your-own pizza bar utilizing local farm-to-table toppings and artisan ingredients. Also serving oven-roasted sandwiches, soups, fresh salads and small specialty plates, Pi will soon be in a neighborhood near you.

redico_logoFounded 50+ years ago by the late Robert Sosnick, REDICO (Real Estate Development Investment Company) located in Southfield, Michigan, is a trusted leader across the spectrum of national real estate arenas. Their national real estate expertise offers a diverse portfolio of capabilities including: real estate development, investment, asset management, property management, capital partnering, design, construction, leasing, full-spectrum property and facility services, and advisory services in the office, medical, public works, seniors housing and entertainment venues. Their success is powered by the combination of an innovative, ambitious approach to diversification introduced in 2002 and their five-decade foundation of experience, stability and respect.

StarbucksSince the beginning, Starbucks has been a different kind of company – one that is dedicated to inspiring and nurturing the human spirit. They are committed to serving the finest coffee, creating an exceptional customer experience, and being a neighborhood gathering place. Their coffeehouses have become a beacon for coffee lovers everywhere and they are not only passionate purveyors of coffee, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience.

teddysTeddy’s Bigger Burgers started in Hawaii in 1998 and has sizzled the island of Oahu with its quality burgers and shakes ever since. The Teddy’s brand is built on the premise of a fun, 50’s style, high-energy burger joint that features 100% ground chuck, flame-broiled burgers, old-fashioned extra thick shakes, excellent customer service and unique local flavors and custom concoctions in every franchise. Teddy’s is expanding rapidly, now with 10 locations on Oahu, 1 on Maui, 1 in Washington, 1 in Japan, and a goal of 3 new locations per year over the next 5 years across the State.

wingstop logoFounded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop has more than 600 restaurants open across the United States, Mexico, Russia and Southeast Asia. The “Wing Experts” menu features classic and boneless wings with 10 intense flavors and are always cooked to order, sauced and tossed. They have experienced 10 consecutive years of positive sales increases, were named a Top 10 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, and have been voted ‘best wings’ in markets across the country.