Michael Leong - President / Owner

Michael Leong - President / Owner

Brennan Leong, Vice-President / Business Operations

Brennan Leong, Vice-President / Business Operations

Stephen Bartels, Vice-President, Painting Division, Estimating

Stephen Bartels, Vice-President, Painting Division, Estimating

Daniel Nakamura, Vice-President, Roofing Division, Estimating

Daniel Nakamura, Vice-President, Roofing Division, Estimating

Mike has over 30 years of experience in the roofing and painting business.  He started in the industry as a painting apprentice and through hard work, dedication, and commitment worked his way through the ranks – apprentice, journeyman, foreman, superintendent, and project manager.  Having worked for notable Oahu companies and desiring to start his own business, Kapili was launched in 2007 and has consistently grown in number of projects each year. 

“I believe that a quality reputation is accomplished with a great team that is focused on ensuring happy and satisfied customers and I grateful and humbled by the number of people that have chosen Kapili over the years.  It has been an honor to serve them and develop a company committed to customers, customer service, and quality.”


Brennan has worked in the family business since 2011.  He has steadily dedicated himself to working, training, and mastering the back office functions.  The right arm to his father, he oversees both warehouse/office and field operations to ensure that projects are successfully delivered to Kapili’s customers.

“Working side-by-side with my father, and now my brother to develop and grow the family business has been truly rewarding.  Our family looks forward to continuing Kapili well into the future.”


Stephen has over 20 years of experience in the roofing and painting business. His expertise ranges from the smallest residential repairs to Kapili’s multi-million dollar, 192,800 square foot, coating project of the Army Exchange Building at Schofield Barracks. He and Mike have a longstanding working relationship spanning back to their days as union painters in the early 90’s.  He understands and embraces the quality that is expected at Kapili and works proactively with his field crews to ensure successful projects. Stephen is a proven leader and during his years in the industry he has worked his way up from a coating installer, to foreman, estimator and now heading the painting division.

From tradesman to Owner, Kapili is an organization you can count on.


Daniel Nakamura has been with Kapili since 2013. He started off as an estimator, but due to his work ethic and customer service rapport he has worked his way up to head of sales and now VP of Roofing Operations. As part of his duties, he does a final walkthrough on each of our roofing projects to ensure our workmanship is of the highest quality and up to Kapili’s standards.

“I am proud to work at Kapili, they make customer service and satisfaction a top priority.  At Kapili, we strive to do a quality job each and every time.”

Here are a few testimonies from very happy homeowners!


Kapili staffs highly competent tradesman that take great pride in the work that they do. It shows in their attention to detail, and the quality that they produce. Here are a few photos of our installers!

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