ABOUT HAWAIIAN FIVE-OH
HAWAIIAN FIVE-OH is an Ohio based company that is owned and managed by Bob C. Russell of Lebanon, Ohio. Mr. Russell started this business in 1992 after spending a long and successful career with Control Data Corporation. Mr. Russell held various technical and sales positions in his 26 years with CDC with his last position being that of Vice President, Sales and Service in Columbia Md.
HAWAIIAN FIVE-OH is in the business of wholesale and retail of Hawaiian Shave Ice equipment and supplies. A few of the more notable companies that are customers include such names as Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Americana, Coney Island, and River Bend. In addition we service smaller companies, some of which have up to four locations.
Our wholesale business has grown dramatically over the last five years. We have expanded our product line to slush products as well as increasing our Hawaiian Shave Ice products. At the close of 2000 we had over 500 customers in 36 states.
In addition HAWAIIAN FIVE-OH has been active in special events having been active at the Warren County Fair, Mason Heritage Festival, Lebanon Applefest, Black Family Reunion, Hot Air Balloon Championships, Ohio Honey Festival, Middletown Midfest, Cincinnati Riverfest, and other events in the local area. We also have contracted with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission to do special events at Sawyers Point.
HAWAIIAN FIVE-OH is completely self funded and is completely debt free.
Now on to next generation, as my son Brian and his wife Lisa and my daughter Kim Jenkins and her husband Dan are going to take the company to new horizons as I am planning on retirement, whenever they let me. I have made a lot of friends in the last 21 years and will still be available should you need me.