HONOLULU (August 15, 2016)—ProService Hawaii, the state’s largest HR management firm, announced that it has acquired Hawaii Human Resources Inc. (HiHR), a subsidiary of The Hawaii Group.
The acquisition increases the number of Hawaii-based businesses served by ProService Hawaii to almost 2,000. The addition of HiHR’s 5,700 worksite employees to the 24,500 already represented by ProService Hawaii brings the total to more than 30,000 worksite employees served, with over $1.2 billion in payroll.
Ben Godsey, ProService Hawaii president and CEO, said, “The combination of this acquisition with the industry-leading HR services we have developed over the last 10 years, and our deep team of talented business experts, means we now help nearly 2,000 Hawaii businesses succeed, grow, and employ people in Hawaii.”
ProService Hawaii will maintain headquarters in Hawaii Kai and its additional offices in Kona, Kapaa and Kahului, and will retain HiHR’s offices in downtown Honolulu and Kailua-Kona. With the addition of HiHR’s employees, ProService’s workforce now totals more than 250 employees.
Scott Meichtry, Chairman and CEO of HiHR, said, “We are proud of what we built over the past seven years, and are pleased to join ProService Hawaii in an acquisition that will ultimately better serve our clients and the Hawaii community. ProService Hawaii’s scale, depth of expertise, and excellent service culture will benefit our clients and HiHR employees, and allow The Hawaii Group to focus on our other subsidiaries which provide outsourced staffing, accounting, nursing and homecare in the marketplace.”
ProService Hawaii and the Rise of HR Management Companies in Hawaii
Founded in Kona in 1994, ProService Hawaii was acquired by Ben Godsey and partners in October 2005. The company’s growth has accelerated in the last three years, especially driven by referrals as Hawaii’s employers have experienced the significant savings, unmatched HR expertise, and industry-leading customer service ProService has pioneered.
Over the past decade, ProService Hawaii has worked to bring innovative solutions and enhanced best practices to the state, developing a captive workers compensation insurance program, new health care benefits, exclusive HR management software and a new customer service model. Collectively, this has helped to transform HR management companies from little-known resource to indispensable partner.
Godsey explains, “As the business market grapples with increasingly complex HR laws, rules, and regulations, companies have started adopting the use of HR management companies to not only navigate ever-changing and expensive HR requirements, but to actually take advantage of HR to enable their growth. And as employment costs rise, businesses realize that using an HR management company allows substantial savings due to the leverage, expertise and negotiating power of a company like ProService Hawaii, which represents more than 30,000 Hawaii employees.”
These innovations and developments have propelled ProService Hawaii to become the State’s leader in HR management (in fact holding the highest customer retention and satisfaction levels in the HR industry, nationwide), a position further bolstered as it welcomes HiHR’s talented team and clients.
About ProService Hawaii
ProService Hawaii provides a comprehensive suite of HR management functions including human resource services, health benefits management with plans from HMSA, Kaiser and HDS, payroll, workers’ compensation and 401(k) management, as well as risk management and regulatory compliance, for thousands of local businesses statewide. It is accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC).
ProService Hawaii is headquartered on Oahu at 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96825. Additional offices are located in Kailua-Kona, Kahului and Kapaa. Telephone: (808) 394-3100. Visit the website at www.proservice.com.