Brevard man starts business for son

BREVARD COUNTY – Businesses like Kona Ice promote the entrepreneurial spirit, and for Brevard County resident Michael Helish, there is no shortage of it. Mr. Helish recently purchased a Kona Ice truck in the hope that it would provide his son Alexander with meaningful employment and a decent wage. Alexander has cerebral palsy, so working…

The Independent features Kona Ice of Castro Valley

Julie Sha and Matthew Hardman of Kona Ice of Castro Valley were featured in The Independent this week: Sometimes Julie Sha needs more information before she can answer, “What’s the best flavor?” “It depends on your palate,” she said. “If you’re a sweet person, Strawberry Shortcake. If you’re a sour person, Pink Lemon Sour or Margarita. If you’re…

Kona Ice Debuts Patriotic Cup for Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend Kona Ice will introduce the most American way to enjoy a shaved-ice treat: a red, white and blue cup displaying the words to the Star-Spangled Banner, the country’s national anthem. The new cup is designed to pay tribute to the founders of the country while celebrating America’s rich tradition of persistence,…

What Would We Do Without Our Mothers?

At Kona Ice, we don’t know what we’d do without our mothers. “Close to 75% of our Kona Ice franchises are women co-owned and operated, and 33% of our corporate staff members are mothers,” said Tony Lamb, Founder and CEO of Kona Ice. “Mothers, and women in general, make great franchisees because they are typically very well…

What We Do

At Kona Ice, we are more than just shaved ice. We want to bring people together to have a great time and a wonderful, memorable experience. We manage more than just one type of event, and the best part about it all? There is little to no work required on your end. Just show us…

Chill Out Day 2017 Recap

  No Taxation with Relaxation – that’s been our motto for National Chill Out Day the past four years. Kona Ice has taken Tax Day, typically a less-than-pleasant day for most folks across the U.S., and renamed it Chill Out Day. Thank you to all who took time out of their busy day to find a…

No Taxation Without Relaxation

For the fourth year in a row, Kona Ice is serving up its National “Chill Out” Day. We will be offering free shaved ice to hardworking Americans, inviting them to relax and unwind after paying their dues to Uncle Sam. The Details: WHO: Kona Ice WHAT: National “Chill Out” Day WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2017…