James Drummond Dole comes to Hawaii

James Drummond Dole come to Hawaii, fresh out of Harvard's School of Horticulture and Agriculture with a love of farming and a desire to set up a farming business for himself.

The Company built its reputation on its commitment to "quality, and quality, and quality." These were the words of James Drummond Dole's "Statement of Principles," upon which he founded and operated the Company. James Dole came to Hawaii with an initial investment of $1,000, degrees in business and horticulture and a love of farming.