H.T.K. Hawaii Inc. was founded in 1983 as a small start up shave ice supply company. The company's initial goal was to provide Hawaiian shave ice equipment and accessories to the Hawaii public. After several years of dedication to the local shave ice industry, H.T.K. was presented with the opportunity to purchase Hawaiian Snow, a established flavor company in California. Upon purchasing Hawaiian Snow, it was decided to bring Hawaiian Snow from California to Hawaii where the company can produce syrup and concentrates locally on Oahu.
In 1994, due to increased local and mainland demand, H.T.K. moved to its current two story warehouse/showroom in Kalihi where we manufacture our flavorings. We also provided machine rentals for shave ice, cotton candy, and popcorn. At our new warehouse, the company was able to produce flavors and provide sales and service for shave ice and related products.
Changes in technology also brought forth changes in the way the company does business, in 2004 www.hawaiiansnowflavors.com was set up so that our customers could readily access our company's products, services, and support online. After having 4 straight years of successful online sales, we decided to expand and redesign our online site with the name www.shaveicesupplies.com to further serve our customers better.
In a effort to consolidate the Hawaiian shave ice industry, on April of 2008 H.T.K. Hawaii purchased Pure Gold Ice Company, a respected supplier of block ice to successful shave ice establishments around the island for 20 years.
In 2016, we were able to open our second office in the city of North Las Vegas, Nevada with the name of Hawaiian Snow Nevada. Our mainland location provides on site support for machines, flavors, and products for all of our mainland clients. With our new warehouse, we are able to lower shipping costs for our customers as well as provide specials that were previously not available from Hawaii.
We are still owned and operated by the same family for over 35 years and further looking to expand our role in the industry with new products, flavors, and sharing of knowledge. HTK Hawaii is the exclusive North America distributor for the Fujimarca brand of machines and all Fujimarca shave ice machines are produced with our sister company in Taiwan under our watchful eye to ensure quality control. We are also North American distributors for Swan and Hatsuyuki shave ice machines for over 20 years.
Being headquartered in Hawaii, the shave ice capital of the world, the staff at H.T.K. Hawaii are trained to assist you with whichever question you may have regarding Hawaiian shave ice. Unlike other retailers that rely on manufacture warranties, all of our shave ice machines are serviced in-house and not sent abroad. This is to help our customers minimize down time as much as possible and assist our customers with on site technical questions. H.T.K. Hawaii's Hawaiian Snow brand of flavors are all made locally in Hawaii as well. So please look around our page, give us a email, or perhaps a phone call and give us a chance to help you with whatever shave ice question you may have and enjoy the Hawaiian hospitality! Mahalo