DBI-Hawaii Inc. is a Hawaii based Corporation. Founded in 1990 by Joe & Susie Berardy, DBI has grown into a multi faceted company specializing in a variety of Gift lines with a strong emphasis on Hawaiiana and Polynesia. DBI-Hawaii is the parent company to:
Kim Taylor Reece Statues
Kenui Quilt Collection
Ulu Nui Collection
Gill Fine Porcelain Figurines
Joe and Susie’s entrepreneurial background comes from a strong work ethic realized at a very young age and by having the opportunity of working at the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu, while attending school at Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus, Laie Hawaii.
Working in retail at the Center, Joe specialized in Hawaiian / Polynesian Arts and Crafts and traveled Polynesia collecting native arts and crafts from throughout the islands to sell at the Cultural Center. In 1990, Joe & Susie decided to venture into their own retail stores and 18 years later are now concentrating on the manufacturer and wholesale distribution of a variety of product lines that can be found in major retailers in the Hawaiian Islands.
DBI-Hawaii is diversified and offers distribution services to small companies and artists in Hawaii looking to get their products into Hawaii’s retailers. Our mission statement is to provide a quality product at a fair price, while preserving the highest standards of professionalism and honesty in dealing with our fellowmen. In 2001 DBI-Hawaii was awarded, by the Small Business Administration sponsored Filipino Chamber of Commerce, “Entrepreneur of The Year Award” and in 2003 Susie de Leon Berardy was awarded by the Governor of the State of Hawaii, the “Filipino Businesswoman of the Year” award, sponsored by the Filipino Business Woman Association of Hawaii.