Creating cool and productive spaces, business owner shares story of hard work

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Stephan Edwards loves nothing more than cool spaces and teamwork. Comfort, creativity and collaboration is exactly what his business is all about.

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The second generation family business, Systemcenter, has a 44-year history in Hawaii.

“We do commercial interiors for offices in institutional places like hotels, hospitals and schools and universities,” said owner Edwards. “My dad was working for a mainland company and ended up getting let go and started his own business.”  

Edwards says his parents asked him to join the company when he was just 19-years-old. That was more than 30 years ago. Initially, he says he wasn’t really sure if he wanted to be a part of the company, though Edwards admits he was always fascinated by it.

“It was pretty cool. We were starting these high density storage systems. Doing a lot of military museums and hospitals applications, just really cool applications. So I thought I would give it a shot.”

At the time, Edwards says there were just a handful of employees. His parents, grandma and a couple of other helpers were among the bunch. From there, he says the …

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