About Us

The Da Kine Paints Ohana

Michelle’s dream became a reality in February 2015 while she worked hard to finish her degree at UHMC. A simple school project blossomed into a successful family-owned local business, Da Kine Paints, soon becoming the paint supply Kahului residents flocked to for every need. The Da Kine Paints store opened up to the public later that November after becoming the only Benjamin Moore retailer on Maui. 

Da Kine Paints’ passion for service shows through our helpful advice and top ratings. Our family business helps you:

  • Figure out the “how-to” of any project
  • Match any paint color perfectly
  • Figure out the best paint for the job
  • Feel like part of the family 

Michelle Heller


I moved to Maui in August 2009 after being honorably discharged from the US Navy. Days after moving to the island, the painting company that my father worked for shut their doors after 20 plus years in business. With no experience as business owners, we worked hard to open Da Kine Painters, LLC., in an effort to continue servicing the established clientele and grow our new brand with the previous company’s blessing.

To learn more about running our growing business, I soon enrolled in UH Maui College, and focused on Business courses while pursuing training in my passion, early childhood education. Upon graduating in May 2015 with a BAS in Applied Business and Information Technology, I applied what I had learned in school and from working with my father to open Da Kine Paints LLC., an independent Benjamin Moore paint store.

When not working, I enjoy going to the beach, hiking, walking my dog, and spending time with family and friends. An entrepreneur at heart, I am looking to open another Da Kine Paints location in Kihei, then Lahaina, and maybe one day a preschool to pursue my ultimate passion. When you put your mind to it, the possibilities are endless.


Sales Associate

I enjoy working for Benjamin Moore, Da Kine Paints, because it is a family owned business….and what’s better than supporting a local business?  Working here has given me a lot of painting knowledge that I never had before.  When I’m not at the store I enjoy going to the beach with friends and going on hiking adventures around the island.

James Collins

James is the newest addition to the Da Kine Paints family. He loves coming to work with mommy and grandpa. He has been in the paint industry since August 2018, with a lifetime of experience ahead of him.


She just turned two this year. She loves helping customers pick out colors and is great entertainment for the Keiki while parents shop. She has plans to become a mother this year.