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Our History

In 1933, Lawrence Takeo “L.T.” Kagawa established Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii to address pricing inequalities faced by minorities in the 1930s life insurance industry. With support from A.P. Giannini of Bank of America, the company aimed to achieve fair pricing and universal access to life insurance for all U.S. residents.

In 1951, Occidental Underwriters opened their landmark building at South Beretania and Piikoi streets in Honolulu designed by Lemmon, Freeth & Haines. It gained its iconic penthouse in 1967. This mid-century modern structure stands out with its distinctive style combining natural stone, angular windows, and a dash of mid-century modern charm.

Where we started

Our History

For more than 90 years, Occidental Underwriters has stood as a cornerstone in Hawaii’s insurance landscape. Our longstanding partnership with Transamerica marked just one chapter of our journey, and we have since expanded our offerings to include policies from various leading insurance companies.

Where we are


Our Team

We are a group of passionate professionals, each bringing unique perspectives and skills to the table.


Our Products

We have established partnerships with over 20 A+ rated insurance companies, gaining a diverse selection of benefits you might not typically access.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide financial peace of mind through experienced and highly qualified staff and advisors using the best financial products and services the industry has to offer.

Our History

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Our History

Reach out to us anytime! We’re here to assist you with a range of financial services and insurance solutions, tailored to meet your unique needs. We’re just a call or message away, ready to assist you on your journey to financial security.