Hawaiian Cool Water (HCW), Hawaii’s largest provider and servicer of water filtration and purification systems, has acquired Coffee Systems Hawaii (CSH).
The deal merges the companies’ assets and employees, including CSH’s 6000-sq.ft. headquarters. All CSH’s current employees will be joining HCW.
The acquisition triples the size of HCW and adds a coffee, tea, equipment, accessories and service division.
Owner Mike Hernandez-Soria said: “We’ve been moving into more and more sophisticated water-related services for Hawaii businesses and facilities; adding breakroom services aligns perfectly with our expansion.”
HCW will rebrand to reflect recent growth, with an anticipated roll-out in the first quarter of 2019.
Founded 50 years ago, CSH is Hawaii’s only Keurig authorized commercial distributor, Nespresso commercial distributor to offices and Starbucks preferred office coffee provider.
Stacy and Chaney Carnes, who have been with CSH for 25 years, said: “As we embark on our second half-century, we are excited to have Mike and his team help carry on the CSH legacy. We look forward to working together to keep Hawaii’s workforce well-hydrated and well-caffeinated.”
Founded in 2012 as a home-grown business based out of Hernandez-Soria’s garage, HCW has expanded steadily. Clients include The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific Health and over 1,000 businesses state-wide.