Born and raised on Maui, Stephen has been involved in farming all his life. For 20 years, he worked in various leadership positions at Maui Pineapple Company and Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Inc. Stephen’s accomplishments include managing the irrigation system for 10,000 acres of pineapples, building several earthen reservoirs with 5MG water capacity, and overseeing the maintenance of West Maui’s Honolua Ditch system, a 100-year old, 12-mile stream water irrigation and distribution system. He is a licensed civil and irrigation contractor. When he’s not working on growing his company, Stephen enjoys spending time with his growing family.

Hoa‘āina Farm Services was established in 2010, the combined experience of our managers and workers in water infrastructure, irrigation systems, agricultural land management and grounds maintenance is over 100 years.


Whether you are a rancher, large-scale or boutique farmer, Hoa‘āina provides the knowledge and expertise to help you with land conservation and excavation, pipe and filter installation, water flow regulation, reservoir construction and maintenance.


Hoa‘āina works with commercial and residential developers to grade vacant land, develop fire protection and landscape irrigation systems, install water meters and backflow preventers, and conduct annual backflow inspections.


We do what it takes to get your job done professionally and efficiently.


The Hoa‘āina team brings decades of expertise in operating heavy equipment, installing irrigation systems, regulating water flow, repairing water tanks and pipes, and maintaining grounds. We like what we do, so when you call us, we are there to help. Hoa‘āina adheres to a stringent safety policy that includes regular inspections and ongoing training for its team.

Bobby Brooks, Assistant Manager/Ranch Operations, Haleakala Ranch Company

Stephen Nikaido and Hoa‘āina Farm services have been very responsive to our needs. His crew has the same sense of getting the job done well and in a timely fashion. We look forward to continuing a positive working relationship in the future.