LAMAR YOAKUM is a ‘salt-of-the-Earth’ kind of guy, highly capable in all areas of his trade, from amazing color and pattern sensitivity to cutting, grinding and carefully fitting each individual piece of the glass puzzle, and installing the works with mindful skill and integrity.
Humble to a fault, it's hard to get Lamar to tell you much about himself, but if a picture is worth a thousand words, this man is a masterpiece.
Adding his 30 years experience to that of Calley’s 30 years of experience, together they make a winning team that covers all the bases to turn your ideas into fine art.
Lamar’s work reflects:
- skillful color and glass pattern sensitivity
- advanced stained glass cutting, grinding and fitting
- precise fusing and firing
- traditional Tiffany method construction
- stained glass classes for beginners
Born and raised in Hilo and filled with aloha, Journeyman CHRIS SPRINGER has been a marble mason, granite and tile professional for fifteen years. Chris studied the trade in Las Vegas in 2002, and has a wealth of diverse experience in certified specification work, public art installation, granite and marble fabrication, tile setting, concrete and pool work, and glass tile, block, and mosaic work in numerous commercial, public art and residential projects.
Chris and his colleague, Jeremiah, expertly set all the glass pieces for Kipapa and the Path of Light, and are currently working on the Pukalani mural.
JEREMIAH WISE was born and raised on the Big Island. He is a Journeyman for the Mason Union, and earned his degree from Hawaii Community College. An outstanding craftsman, he also radiates aloha in his very being.
Aside from being a pleasure to work with, Chris and Jeremiah bring a wealth of expertise to the meticulous thin-setting installation and durability of our murals.
We feel privileged to be, as Jeremiah assures us, "rollin' with the kanaka now!"
ISAAC HOMZA and his team did a stellar job of installing the large mural at Pukalani. This was a complex installation, and their work surpassed any work we could ever have hoped for. Isaac, of Maui, is the owner and lead installer for Higher Standard Tile and Stone. He has been installing tile and stone since 1990. He got his start in NYC working on large commercial projects and also high-end installations for residential customers. He has spent a large portion of his time volunteering on projects that benefit the local community and in training ones that want to learn the tile trade.
- Use the highest quality tile and stone installation materials.
- Use TCNA, NTCA, and ANSI approved installation methods.
- Provide superior, friendly customer service.
That is why they named their company HIGHER STANDARD Tile & Stone.