WHOLE FOODS MARKET

Whole Foods Market celebrated their Maui store opening on February 24, 2010 as Arita Poulson General Contracting, LLC. constructed the new store occupies 26,366 square-foot area located at the Maui Mall. 

OWNER 
MRS. GOOCH'S NATURAL FOOD MARKETS, INC. 

LOCATION
Kahului

ARCHITECT
AM Partners, LLC

TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT
$3,447,564

Kahului, Whole Foods Market is the second store in Hawaii. Its first store opened in Kahala Mall, Oahu in 2008. The Whole Foods Kahului store is located at the old Star Market in the Maui Mall. The store is about 26,366 square feet and employs 142 staff members. 105 from Maui, 10 from Oahu and 27 from elsewhere. Of Whole Food's 205 Hawaii suppliers, 60 vendors are from Maui.

Wholefoods store supports local vendors and also brings to Maui more variety, selection and choice. For example, in the yogurt section, there were at least 16 different brands of yogurt, some brands with at least five different flavors each. There is organic, rice, sheep milk and goat milk yogurt, along with Greek yogurt, probiotic yogurt and Icelandic style yogurt. For meat lovers, there are pulehu-ready baby back ribs, boneless pork chops, and mild turkey Italian sausage. The market boasts unadulterated products, including its meats.

Based on the information above, you can visualize the complexity of the construction project of outfitting the store to meet various food equipment, freezers, fixtures and dining area within the store. Our team of employees, subcontractors, vendors and material suppliers worked together to collaboratively organize and achieve completion of this project. We worked up to the Grand Opening Day as we secured the Certificate of Completion and obtained a Liquor License for Whole Foods to sell alcohol.

It was a phenomenal project that all community members are amazed at the beauty, serenity of wall paintings, and hot/cold plate food varieties.