Ohana means family, and Ohana Shave Ice and boutique is proudly owned & operated by the Richards Family!
Scott, (the makuakāne/dad), has always had the entrepreneurial mindset, starting his first business, a swimming pool cleaning company, at the age of 17 with his high school friend, John. After high school, Scott joined the Marine Corps, serving his country until 1992. After leaving the service, he began to fall in love with Hawaii when he opened “The Banana Bungalow” in Maui, the first of a chain of International Youth Hostels. He spent the next few years growing these businesses around the nation.
Scott’s world became full when he met the beautiful Candice Larson, (the mama/mom) an Arizona native, who also loved Hawaii, having traveled there with her family over the years. He knew he couldn’t let her go & proposed to her on a beautiful cliff overlooking the ocean at Princeville resort in Kauai, Hawaii. Candice & Scott were wed in 2003 & began their amazing journey as husband and wife. They lived 8 beautiful years together in AZ, welcoming 3 children, (the keiki), during that time, before Scott got the opportunity to work in Colorado where Candice’s brother & family lived.