One of the biggest myths
in building industry is all air conditioning brands are
equal as long as it meets specifications. Owners,
developers, architects, and general contractors, often
mistake an air conditioning system as a commodity from a
local supplier that provides comfort cooling.
One needs to understand
that an air conditioning system is one of the most
dynamic components in a building, along with the
elevator system. We always take them for granted when
they’re working, but when they aren’t, they create a
major disruption. Both provide relentless, consistent,
reliable service often without notice. Both are
considered the silent slaves of a building.
Today, with the move to
green building design and LEED certified buildings, the
air conditioning systems are no longer rated on a
“first-cost” basis, as the emphasis focuses on indoor
air quality, highest energy efficiency, lowest
operational and maintenance costs, and higher levels of
In Hawaii, the four
major brands represented in Hawaii are Carrier, McQuay,
Trane and York. Carrier Hawaii is the largest
locally-owned and operated distributor.
Carrier Hawaii has grown
to be the largest air conditioning distributor in
Hawaii, mainly due to its long-term commitment to the
local industry. It locally stocks the largest
equipment inventory and replacement parts to reduce
downtimes. This reduces the probable risk of loss of
business to a customer or lack of comfort to a
homeowner. Carrier Hawaii has its main
office/warehouse in Kapolei Business Park and has three
branches in the state, in Honolulu, Kahului, and Kona.
Besides Carrier, Carrier Hawaii is also the distributor
for Panasonic Air Conditioning to offer the most
complete line of products and systems.
Carrier Hawaii has six
sales engineers on staff; five are graduate mechanical
engineers. We have three systems engineers for field
technical support, with an average of over 25 years
experience, all with Carrier. All our engineers have
Carrier Hawaii is the
only distributor that offers local factory service
training annually at our private training facility with
a 40-seat classroom and laboratory with operational
equipment for hands-on training. To date, we have
locally trained over 4,000 technicians and engineers to
save employers travel time and expenses. The training
is open to the entire industry.
The reputation of the
equipment is not just based on lowest price. Important
factors such as pre-design assistance, construction
supervision, post-sale support, replacement
availability, training, quality, energy efficiency,
reliability, and a company’s sustained integrity and
commitment to the industry play a major role in the
Carrier Hawaii has been
ranked within Carrier Corp as one of the top ten
performing Carrier distributors in North America for the
past 16 years.
Biographies – Carrier Hawaii is owned by John Arizumi
and Robert Pascua. They acquired the distributorship in
1990. Arizumi, a registered mechanical engineer, has 39
years, and Pascua has 32 years with Carrier.