Mr. Walters joined Ogden Allied Services in 1990 and was responsible for developing the commercial market for facility services in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His success there, led him to be promoted by the company to President of HBM in 1994 and he remained so after UNICCO’s acquisition in 1996. Mr. Walters received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Southwestern State University in Oklahoma in 1971. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to excel in the insurance industry before going out on his own. As the eventual owner of one of Oklahoma’s largest executive search firms, he provided professional executive level services to oil & gas companies, Big 6 accounting firms, law firms & commercial real estate clientele. Always active in the community, Jim particularly enjoys dedicating his time and energy to volunteer work and has served on numerous boards and committees throughout his career. Jim is the Past President of Palama Settlement and has been a board member for the Boy Scouts of America, IFMA and BOMA where he has chaired and sponsored many community events.
Chief Executive Officer
President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Walters joined Hawaiian Building Maintenance in 2006 as Director of Retail Operations. Prior to joining the company, he served as district manager for Mobile Instrument Service and Repair, where he was responsible for business development and operations in Hawaii. He is currently responsible for all operational oversight, strategic planning, performance and quality standards, leadership development and P&L management. With a strong focus on the company’s core values and focus, he works with the HBM team to implement positive impact across 300 locations on four Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Walters leads HBM as it further develops its technical expertise while continuing HBM’s strong tradition of janitorial and engineering services. He was also the Board President for Palama Settlement, overseeing operations and fund raising. Mr. Walters served as a Chapter President and Area Director for Toastmasters International, served as Vice President of Men’s Leadership of Hawaii, was on the board for BOMA Hawaii. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the GIFT Foundation as the Co-Finance Chair, as Board Chairman ABC Hawaii, and is the Learning Chair for the Young Presidents Organization. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and is a graduate of Hawaii Baptist Academy. Mr. Walters was also selected by Pacific Business news for their 2017 cohort for their 40 under 40 program.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Kwong joined Hawaiian Building Maintenance in 2007 as the Assistant Controller. She currently maintains a CPA license. After college, she started her career at Ikeda & Wong, CPA, Inc., working on taxes, financial statements, and payroll for clients. She then worked as a Finance Manager at a Healthcare Organization. Ms. Kwong currently is the Chief Financial Officer at Hawaiian Building Maintenance and oversees the accounting department. Her duties include conducting financial analysis and preparing financial reports; budgeting and forecasting; developing and maintaining accounting methods and procedures; and ensuring financial compliance. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree. She graduated with dual concentrations in Accounting and Healthcare Management. Ms. Kwong is also a member of the Hawaii Society of CPAs and a graduate of McKinley High School.
Vice President of Technical Engineering Services
Mr. Birchfield joined Hawaiian Building Maintenance in 1998 as a building Chief Engineer and is currently responsible for overseeing and managing various projects as well serving as the Chief Engineer at Pacific Guardian Center, one of downtown Honolulu’s premier office complex. Mr. Birchfield bring more than 30 years of management and engineering experience to our customers as he began his career as an enlisted machinist in the U. S. Navy. He graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Engineering Department School, and worked on ships as chief engineer overseeing 300 technical specialists; and Officer in Charge of a fleet training team responsible for providing engineering support to the Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor. In addition, he served in the Asia Pacific, Middle Pacific, Middle East, and in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf theaters, involved in high-risk military combat and fleet operations.
Executive Director of Operations and Customer Service
Ms. Onishi is currently the Executive Director of Operations and Customer Service and started in 2017. Ms. Onishi brings over 15 years of management and customer service experience to Hawaiian Building Maintenance (HBM). Ms. Onishi oversees HBM’s Custodial Operations and Customer Service Divisions. Her years of experience in personnel management, operations, and customer service compliment HBM’s service standards and company goals. Ms. Onishi ensures the janitorial division for commercial, retail and AOAO properties are well-versed in HBM’s quality standards and maintain the expected level of service. She is also proficient in providing customizable janitorial packages for all businesses. As the Executive Director of Operations and Customer Service, Ms. Onishi’s focus is to develop partnerships and build upon HBM’s growing customer base.
Director of Human Resources & Safety
Ms. Eyman joined Hawaiian Building Maintenance in 1999 as a Human Resources Intern while still attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She graduated from UH Manoa with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Human Resources Management. Ms. Eyman is currently the Director of Human Resources and Safety at Hawaiian Building Maintenance responsible for all aspects of HR and safety for the company including employee relations, benefits, policies and procedures, workers compensation, compliance, and training.
Director of Internal Operations
Ms. Okada joined HBM in 2002 as the Payroll Administrator. She began assisting the HVAC Department in 2008 with administrative billing, ordering and projects. She is currently the Director of Internal Operations and along with making sure operations are running smoothly on the executive team side, she continues to work with the HVAC Department in scheduling, project management, ordering supplies and customer relations. Ms. Okada is also EPA Universal certified.
Manager of Communications and Marketing
Caroline Campos-Maika joined Hawaiian Building Maintenance in 2013 as the Manager of Communications and Marketing. Ms. Campos-Maika brings over 15 years’ experience in inbound and outbound marketing plan, graphic design, branding, and communications activities. Ms. Campos-Maika is responsible for leading the development and implementation the company’s marketing, branding, and communication activities. With her excellent computer knowledge, and proficiency in various work order systems, she can provide support to staff and customers to meet the needs of their property. Prior to joining HBM, Ms. Campos-Maika was an Executive Assistant with Colliers International. Ms. Campos-Maika also serves as a Notary Public.
Manager of Safety and Procurement
Mr. Kohl has over 15 years of management, procurement, and safety experience. As HBM’s Manager of Safety and Procurement he is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and on-going development of HBM’s training safety policies and procedures, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Emergency Response Plan. Mr. Kohl is also responsible for evaluating current safety practices and offers a safe and hazard free working environment to workers in the workplace. Prior to Joining HBM he worked with Union Pacific Railroad and served with the United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve, giving him experience with Hazardous Material, OSHA certified forklift operator, Hurricane Katrina first responder, and trained in FEMA ICS – 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800. His extensive safety knowledge of rules and regulations on the federal and state level combined with his experience continues to support HBM’s staff and customers.
Candy Bruton joined Hawaiian Building Maintenance in 2019. Hired originally as the General Ledger Accountant, she soon was promoted to the Accounting Manager overseeing the accounting department. Ms. Bruton brings over nine years of experience in accounting. Her vast experience in Accounts Receivable collections, Accounts Payable processing, and supervisory experience makes her a vital part of our team. Some of Ms. Bruton’s responsibilities include implementing processes and procedures effectively and efficiently, while maintaining accounting standards and managing the accounting staff in their day to day duties. In addition, she assists the Chief Financial Officer in conducting financial analysis and preparing financial reports. Ms. Bruton graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Accounting.