Cultural Surveys Hawaii


Established 1982

Mission Statement
  • We will maintain the highest standards in conducting archaeological and cultural studies.
  • We will respect the interests of all participants in these studies.
  • We will advocate preservation of historic and cultural resources in the context of a responsible vision for Hawaii’s future.

O‘ahu Office

Ph:  (808) 262-9972

Fax: (808) 262-4950

P.O. Box 1114

Kailua, HI 96734

Maui Office

Ph:  (808) 242-9882

Fax: (808) 244-1994

1860 Main St.

Wailuku, HI 96793

Hawai‘i Office

Ph:  (808) 965-6478

399 Hualani Street,   Suite 124

Hilo, HI 96720

Kaua‘i Office

Ph:  (808) 245-4883

P.O. Box 498

Lāwa‘i, HI 96765


Aloha!  Cultural Surveys Hawaii, Inc. is an island-based company offering expertise in all aspects of archaeological cultural and historical research and field services throughout the Hawaiian islands and the Pacific. We provide a range of services that fulfill county, state and federal permitting requirements as well as facilitate land-use planning.


Our staff has worked together since 1982 to provide high-quality, culturally sensitive, and practical cultural resource management services. Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i has completed thousands of studies on all the major Hawaiian islands for hundreds of clients. (Please see our Projects page.) Our clients range from small land owners to major Hawai‘i land companies, multinational corporations, over 20 federal, state and county government agencies, and professional consultants including the majority of architectural, engineering,  legal and planning firms in Hawai‘i. Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i has also provided services, many at reduced or no cost, to over twenty non-profit organizations throughout the Hawaiian islands, including religious organizations, museums, conservation groups, and educational organizations.


Cultural Surveys Hawaii has grown over our 33 year history from a small family company performing simple projects to a company of over eighty employees performing large complex projects simultaneously and which continuously incorporates all available technological advances. In spite of this growth in capabilities we still take great interest in small projects to help individual landowners address historic preservation issues.


Our experience and capabilities were recognized in 1998 when Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i was selected to provide all archaeological services in support of the historic, six-year Kahoolawe Island Ordnance Clearance Project. Meeting the challenge of this project has positioned us to provide expanded skills and new technologies to all our clients. Please contact us if you need further information.


One of our goals is to provide educational and employment opportunities including summer internships to promote understanding of Hawaii's unique cultural resources. For further information contact us at the email address listed above.

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