Hawaii, lengthy recognized for stunning seashores, sunny skies, and tropical climes, has added one other spotlight to the record – a sophisticated heavy obligation car lifting business supporting the islands’ public, personal, and business transportation sector. A lot is at stake: the protection and effectivity of scores of car technicians throughout the state and the supply of a contemporary, transportation sector serving greater than a 1.4 million residents and guests. Serving to to make it occur is Lou Cardoza, proprietor of Lou Cardoza Enterprises, and his firm’s manufacturing associate, Stertil-Koni, the chief in heavy obligation car lifting methods in North America.
Cardoza remembers that the Hawaii marketplace for heavy obligation car lifts was untapped and unexplored when he joined Stertil-Koni as an unique gross sales and repair consultant in 1998. “Ninety p.c of the accounts I referred to as on had no car lifts,” Cardoza explains. “They have been doing all their service on creepers, actually crawling alongside the bottom – not a very protected or environment friendly follow. So, we educated them about how Stertil-Koni lifts may enhance their security, productiveness, and profitability.”
At the moment the whole State of Hawaii relies on Stertil-Koni heavy-duty car lifts. As well as, Cardoza additionally has loyal prospects all through his Pacific territory, which incorporates the Mariana Islands, Samoa, and Guam. “Stertil-Koni Cell Column Lifts are our hottest product,” says Cardoza. “They work in every kind of conditions and geographic areas.” Take into account Stertil-Koni Cell Column Lifts: these extremely engineered hydraulic lifting methods characteristic excessive tensile DOMEX metal, full color-touch display controls, and a lifting capability of as much as 40,000 kilos per column. One among Cardoza’s purchasers makes use of Cell Column Lifts to boost the prefab houses that it manufactures; and Hawaiian Airways relies on them to raise 60,000-pound tugs that transfer business plane. As Cardoza remembers, “They have been flabbergasted after they noticed what the Cell Lifts can do.”
State, county, and municipal authorities companies – in addition to main tour bus corporations – additionally use the lifts, as does TheBus, the general public transit system operated by Oahu Transit Providers. TheBus maintains each day routes throughout Honolulu, transporting half one million passengers per week. Its upkeep services worker greater than 350 technicians, and Stertil-Koni helps be sure that they work safely and effectively to maintain the important transit system transferring with optimum efficiency. Moreover, Honolulu County has bought 16 Stertil-Koni Cell Column Lifts, plus half a dozen flush-mounted Stertil-Koni platform Skylifts — famend for delivering free entry to the car from all sides, true vertical lifting, an automated safeguard in opposition to overloading or uncontrolled descent, and rapid-drive on/drive-off capabilities for automobiles being serviced.
Continues Cardoza, “The primary purpose for the joint success of my enterprise and for Stertil-Koni, is that the client all the time comes first. It’s all about relationships and repair, particularly since Hawaii is 2,500 miles from the mainland. Clients consider you at the beginning in your dedication to service as a result of they wish to know who’s going to be there after the sale for set up, coaching, and upkeep. Stertil-Koni has the very best high quality, greatest workmanship, and greatest service within the enterprise.”
Cardoza, whose workday begins earlier than daybreak, provides that though Hawaii has a well-deserved status as a trip paradise, it additionally has a longstanding sunup to sunset work ethic. Nonetheless, he does take full benefit of his free time on the islands, having fun with deep sea fishing and dealing at his favourite passion — vehicles. “I like automotive tradition. In my youthful years I raced. I’m a Corvette man, and I acquire, design, and preserve collector vehicles and vehicles whereas serving to others with their automotive tasks.” He concludes, “It’s been an ideal experience with Stertil-Koni and I’m sticking with them.”
Provides Stertil-Koni President, Dr. Jean DellAmore, “We thank Lou for his deep product experience and excessive deal with buyer care. These are hallmarks of each Stertil-Koni and Lou Cardoza Enterprises, and we congratulate Lou who’s an incredible asset to our staff.”