Our History - Central Pacific Rebuilders

Mike & Genice Fulton

Mike & Genice Fulton

Mike was born in Texas. While growing up, he lived alternately between Oklahoma & Texas. He started rebuilding starters & alternators when he was only 13 years old when his dad got him a job for $25.00 per week. Mike opened his very first business when he was 16 years old. When he was 19 years old, he joined the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he returned to the starter & alternator industry where he lived in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Colorado & Missouri.

Genice was born in Oklahoma & lived in the same county all her life until she earned her Criminal Justice degree & accepted a position with a juvenile facility in Kenai, Alaska. She transported juvenile offenders between Kenai & Anchorage via bush plane for court appearances, etc. When she was a very small girl, she saw a television commercial about C&H Sugar…the commercial was of a small child hula dancing…the commercial made such a huge impact on her…she knew she would one day visit the islands. Little did she know, God had a much bigger plan for her life!

In 1996, Mike accepted a position with one of the largest starter & alternator suppliers in the United States & moved back to Oklahoma. Several months later, Genice very reluctantly left Alaska & moved back to Oklahoma due to an illness in the family. Unknowingly to each of them, they had moved within a ¼ mile of one another. They soon met when she accepted a position with the same company Mike worked for. A year later, they eloped to the Big Island of Hawai’i & were married on the Royal Waikoloan (sounds like Y-ka-lo-in) Beach barefoot!

Both of them wanted to experience more of this great nation! They lived in Washington State, Pennsyvania, and Arizona & spent a lot of time in Canada & Mexico. Their heart was set on Hawai’i. In 1999, they moved to the windward side of Oahu, namely Kaneohe, (sounds like Kawn-e-oh-hay) on Kahuhipa (sounds like Kaw-hoo-heep-ah) Street. The people of the Islands are very good to Mike & Genice in both their business and their personal lives. They soon opened a 2nd location, Central Pacific Rebuilders on the corner of Nimitiz & Mokauea (sounds like Mow-ka-way-a) Street (Honolulu). And have since relocated to 1824 Dillingham Blvd. in Honolulu. In 2003, they opened a location, Central Pacific Rebuilders in the Dairy Center in Kahului (sounds like Kaw-who-loo-e) on Maui.

In 2005, they opened a location at the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri. In 2010, they opened a location on the beautiful Big Island of Hawai’I on the Kona side in the Old Industrial Park. In 2011, and they sold their mainland location. In 2011, they opened a location in Hilo. In 2012 they opened a location in Lihue on Kauai, and in 2014 Anchorage became their first location to be opened in Alaska, located in Anchorage. In 2018, they opened their second Alaska location in the beautiful Matanuska Valley on the corner of Parks & Lucas in Wasilla.

God continues to bless them in all areas of their lives. Mike & Genice have made their home in Alaska and love to spend time on the Big Island of Hawai’i on the beautiful Kohala Coast!