Joseph Kaluhiokalani (Aloha Joe) started his communications career when he joined the U.S. Army in 1969. He served two years in Vietnam with the 614th Field Artillery Unit. Joe ended his Army career as a Sergeant in 1972 and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. In 1975 Joe went through an Apprentice program with Mid-Hudson Electric, which was sponsored by the U.S. Government. In 1978 Joe worked for P.T.C. Corporation and was an Installation Moves/Changes Supervisor. In 1981 Joe helped start Tricomm Services Corporation as a Field Supervisor and in 1985 he became the Service Manager for four years. In 1992 he became a Project Manager for Tricomm and worked for Utility Services Group as their Chief Operation Officer. In 1994 Joe started Aloha Communications Contractors, Inc. as the President and that is where, he is currently. Joe also serves on the Local 98 Sound & Communications Apprentice Committee. He also serves on the board of trustees with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Board Chair for South Jersey Behavioral Health Resources (SJBHR).
Joe attended Burlington County College under the GI Bill. He has also attended numerous continuing education programs including Tuck University at Dartmouth. He has been certified on several telephone switches throughout his career. Joe lives with his wife Tina in Woodbury Hts. New Jersey. They have four children and nine grandchildren with another one on the way. They also have 5 great grandchildren. Their oldest, Tanya is married and lives in Missouri with her four children and 5 grandchildren. Their son RJ is married and lives in Arizona with his wife, two daughters and a son. Their daughter Leiloni graduated from medical school at PECOM in Philadelphia. She did her residency at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. She is now an ER doctor at Inspire Hospital She has 1 son and a daughter on the way. Their youngest daughter Marisa passed away in 2018 and has a nine-year-old daughter which we are helping raise.