Meet Our Team


Abby and Frank Santos started No Ka Oi Plants on Kauai in 1977. They were lucky enough to be doing what they loved — providing and maintaining natural beauty for commercial and resort customers — and are still doing that today.

Today, No Ka Oi Landscape Services employs more than 60 team members committed to the same things that drew Frank and Abby to the industry all those years ago. Our employees are experts in the field, passionate about the Kauai landscape, skilled at identifying issues in the landscape, and armed with a keen eye for detail.

No Ka Oi Landscape Services is rooted in the Hawaiian values of respect for people and aina, protection of resources, and love for family. We care deeply about the community and volunteer for the annual Maluhia Road clean-up, as well as other environmental care and beautification, youth, education, and Hawaii historic preservation efforts.

Patrick Thompson, Account Manager

Patrick is a Certified Landscape Technician with 17 years of horticultural experience on the island of Kauai. He is trained in chemical application, irrigation and grounds maintenance. As the account manager for all accounts on the north and south sides of the island, he ensures his properties are operating at their fullest potential year-round.


Michele Duey, Account Manager

Michelle supervises plant growth, propagation, and the maintenance of current projects. She deals with the procurement of plants for grow-out; maintaining and improving the Integrated Pest and Disease Management Program; and keeping records of growing times by variety throughout the year. Duey received her bachelor’s of science degree in botany at Texas State University.


When you hire No Ka Oi, you are hiring landscapers who will develop a relationship with the landscape. We get to know its plants, we understand the site’s challenges and are committed to keeping the landscape healthy.

See us in action in the photo gallery or review our team’s accomplishments and awards.