A mere three days after graduating from Pearl City High School, Mike Leong went right to work with the ultimate goal of providing local families and business owners with high-quality roofing solutions.

Armed with practical experience and onthe-job training gleaned in part by working for his uncle, a well-respected veteran in the construction and roofing industries, Leong started Kapili Roofing nearly six years ago. He chose Kapili to represent his business, as the native Hawaiian term means “to build, put together,” or “to mend, repair or construct” — the perfect theme for what Leong strives to offer customers.


Since building Kapili Roofing in 2007, Leong has expanded the business from one group of a few employees to four crews composed of 20 skilled workers, while increasing sales 16 fold. The licensed and bonded business continues to rely on the invaluable word-of-mouth referrals stemming from satisfied customers.

Kapili Roofing handles a variety of projects ranging from residential roof construction, repair, painting and waterproofing, commercial and government jobs, complete roof construction and preventative maintenance.


Leong’s business was honored recently by Building Industry Magazine, which placed Kapili Roofing atop its list of Top 5 Most Improved roofing contractors. And, last month, the Hawaii Historic Foundation presented the company with its Historic Preservation Award for delicate restoration work performed on a mural at Fort Shafter. Kapili was also selected by Pacific Business News as one of Hawaii’s Fastest 50 growing small businesses.


When consumers notice leaks, water stains or other signs of roof deterioration, including missing shingles or detached granules, Kapili Roofing is standing by to provide solutions that meet the needs and budgetary ranges of property owners.

Kapili Roofing has earned the highest Select Shingle Master Credential from Certain-Teed, and its employees have been tested and passed to become CertainTeed’s Master

Shingle Applicators, the ultimate in roofing construction.This distinction will give Kapili Roofing the ability to offer the 5-Star extended warranty, which includes an unsur-passed 50-year, non-prorated warranty. Additionally, the 5-Star coverage also covers a 25-year workmanship warranty, which goes leaps and bounds beyond the usual seven years of coverage offered by most roofing contractors.

contact // 621-7663
address // 96-1217 Waihona St., 1st Floor
web // www.KapiliRoof.com