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Iris Kuwaye

9 Lei St
Hilo, HI 96720-4143

Across Kapiolani School off Mohouli Street.

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Office Hours

9am - 4:30pm
9am - 12pm
1pm - 4:30pm
9am - 4:30pm
Call or text us 24 hours a day!


9 Lei St
Hilo, HI 96720-4143



Aloha! Welcome to Iris Kuwaye State Farm Agency! I was born and raised in Hilo, and I attended Waiakea High School. Go Warriors! I also received a bachelor's degree in business administration at Oregon State University, Go Beavers! But after college I came back to Hawaii because my roots are really deep in Hawaii. I am passionate about giving back to my community and the people of Hawaii Island.

My heart belongs to Hilo, and it is a privilege to work with my neighbors to assist them in preserving what is most important. After 30 years as a State Farm Insurance Agent, my commitment to those I serve has only been stronger. We strive to help our customers with their auto, home, life, health, and business insurance needs. We can even assist you with your pet insurance through our alliance with Trupanion.

I joined the State Farm family right after college because I was passionate about building personal connections with my community. After five years I was fortunate enough to open my own agency in my hometown in Hilo – and I have never looked back.

My friendly and licensed team strives to make everyone feel welcomed in every interaction, every day. We take pride in our quality customer service, and we're always here with a cup of coffee and a snack to enjoy while we assist you to get the coverage's you need.

Helping my Hilo community is incredibly important to me. I also love supporting local businesses and charities. Two charities close to my heart are The American Heart Association and The American Cancer Society. In my free time, you can usually find me walking my dog Chewy around the neighborhood with my mom, spending time with my family, golfing, and volunteering at high school swim meets.

We can get together in the manner that you feel comfortable: Walk-In, Call-In, Text, Email, or a Virtual Meeting.

Come in and meet the team: Frances, Liko, Michelle, Luann, Reina, Jourdan, Bernard, Ellen, Tasha, and Mari.

Let's work together on a plan that fits your life for your insurance and financial service goals.

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Our mission is to help you manage the risk of every day life and move forward with confidence. We stick with you during the good times and the bad – always serving with a smile because there’s something magical in living every day.

My team of licensed professionals are not only deeply knowledgeable and responsive, but also offer a warm, close-knit environment which lends itself to unmatched customer service. We treat our customers like family. Our Hilo office is centrally located and we welcome visitors with a smile. Beyond this, we have been serving the Big Island of Hawaii for 32 years, with a focus on home insurance, auto insurance, renters insurance, life insurance, small business insurance and financial services.

Frances Cadaoas State Farm Agent Team Member

Frances Cadaoas

Multiple Line Representative

Frances has been in customer care and customer service for over 20 years and is ready to help you with your insurance needs. On her down time, she stays busy with yard work, enjoys meeting up with friends, and reading a good book.

Natasha Sato State Farm Agent Team Member

Natasha Sato

Life Insurance Representative

Tash is a local girl, born and raised in Hilo. She has a passion for helping people protect their loved ones. She tries to keep life simple and family is most important to her.

Michelle Miyagi State Farm Agent Team Member

Michelle Miyagi

Insurance Account Representative

Michelle was born and raised in Hilo. She has been in customer service for over 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, loves to cook/bake and crafts in her spare time.

Kevin Hirayama State Farm Agent Team Member

Kevin Hirayama

Agent's Assistant

Kevin is local boy, born and raised in Hilo. Kevin is currently living in Oahu and working remotely. He has been with the agency for more than 15 years as he enjoys serving his community with their insurance needs.

Luann Matsuno State Farm Agent Team Member

Luann Matsuno

Customer Relations Representative

Luann was born and raised in Hilo and has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years. Her loves having daily interactions with customers. In her free time, she keeps herself busy with family and her cats.

Mari Shiigi State Farm Agent Team Member

Mari Shiigi

Mari was born and raised in Hilo. She has been with our office for 6 years now and is our newest licensed account representative. She is excited to help her community with their insurance needs.

Liko Akui State Farm Agent Team Member

Liko Akui

Insurance Account Representative

Aloha, Liko is a local boy born in Hilo. When not at work, he loves being at the ocean casting a pole waiting for a big catch and enjoys spending time with his wife and his 2 daughters.

Reina Kuwaye-Tamanaha State Farm Agent Team Member

Reina Kuwaye-Tamanaha

Customer Relations Representative

Reina is a local Big Island girl who enjoys spending time with her dog, friends, and family. She grew up in the agency since the moment she was born and is excited to build new connections with new and existing customers.

Cherry Le-Kuwaye State Farm Agent Team Member

Cherry Le-Kuwaye

Cherry was born and raised in California, married a local boy and has 3 children. She has been living on the Big Island for the past 11 years. She is our Drive Safe and Save team lead and licensed in Life/Health.

Jourdan-Leigh Perreira State Farm Agent Team Member

Jourdan-Leigh Perreira

Jourdan was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai'i. She loves assisting customers as our Front Desk Receptionist. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, going to the beach, and to her ranch.

Available Positions
Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.