James (Jim) Pycha began his life on Kauai in 1971 as the head Night Auditor for the Hanalei Plantation Hotel (later Club Med). At a church service in Anahola, Jim met Cyrila Cole from Anahola, fell in love, got married and settled down in Kilauea where Cyrila was the nurse for Kilauea Sugar Plantation. Jim worked for the general contractors Morrison & Knudsen on the Princeville at Hanalei planned unit development project where he now resides in a beautiful home fronting the 11th
fairway of the Makai Golf Course .
In 1979, Jim embarked on his real estate sales and property management career and eventually opened his own brokerage in the Princeville Center. Following his purchase of the RE/MAX Kauai Island-wide franchise, he opened offices in Koloa (South side) and Kapa’a (East Side). RE/MAX Kauai’s main offices are located in the Princeville Center where vacation and long term property management operations are based and managed by his wife together with their son and daughter, Matt and Angela with a large “outboard” support staff. The Eastside branch of RE/MAX Kauai is located in the recently refurbished Kauai Village Center and is the central hub for property management and brokerage operations on Kauai’s East and South side.
Jim enjoys golf and stand-up paddling plus weekend family and church gatherings. Jim’s military career consisted of 33 years with the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve servingas an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and commissioned officer at the Coast Guard Reserve search and rescue (SAR) unitsat Sand Island (Honolulu) and Kauai’s Station Nawiliwili retiring as Lieutenant Commander.
As noted by his numerous client endorsements, Jim excels in establishing sustained top level client-based trust resulting from his many years of real estate brokerage experience. Clients report gaining significant support and confidence as both Buyers and Sellers through Jim’s expert guidance and counseling.