When Randall & Barbara Moe and Trent & Tami Christensen (Randy and Tami are siblings) set out to build a "dessert oasis," they had four goals in mind: deliver an excellent product; offer great customer service; produce a fun and family-friendly environment; and provide support to families, groups, and the community. They explored many possible franchises and finally realized that, in order to achieve their goals, they would need to design their own, original business.
The Christensens and Moes have a special place in their heart for the Hawaiian Islands, so nothing was more natural than to give their new business a tropical island theme. Drawing upon the support and talents of family and friends, they were able to create a different kind of dessert experience in a relaxing atmosphere that evokes memories of chillin' on a sun-drenched beach. Thus was born, "Maui Chill."
Barb and Randy have eight children, four grandchildren and reside in Highland, UT. Tami and Trent have four children, four grandchildren and reside in Boise, ID. The 2nd store in the Maui Chill chain will be located in Boise!
Randy and Trent both work in the computer industry. Barbara is a physical therapist with Alpine School District and Tami is blessed to have many varied activities and interests including graphic design, professional quilting and most importantly, service.
Education is a priority for the Moe and Christensen clans. So far they have cumulatively earned three graduate degrees (with two in progress), and 11 undergrad degrees (with 4 in progress) , With that kind of background, they felt a need to include education outreach as a part of their business plan for Maui Chill. They hope to partner with local schools and school organizations in fundraisers and special events.
Maui Chill is their first foray into the world of food service. So far, it has been an amazing experience requiring much hard work, creativity, teamwork, and organization skills. They have not built this business themselves. They have done it through inspiration and blessings from the Lord, with amazing support from family members and close friends and, of course, through the loyalty of their wonderful Maui Chill customers.