Who We Are

About Hi Gear Studios

We are a passionate team of digital marketers and content creators based in Maui, Hawaii. Our team is led by Mario Magliozzi, an experienced web marketer and graphic designer, and supported by a number of talented contractors with niche experience in their chosen fields. We take pride in our work and treat every client with the focus and dedication needed to ensure their success. Our past experience is varied, and we are now focused on supporting tourism based businesses  around the world.

Mario is an experienced tour guide and frequent customer of businesses like yours. Growing up in Maui, spending time on shore with his brother while his father took guests on kayak adventures, he learned what it takes to manage a travel business from an early age. He’s managed his own bicycle tour business in California and continues to assist his brother with his surf business, Swell Maui Surf Lessons.

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Giving Back To Our Community

Our team also volunteers with multiple organizations to help them succeed online. We work with the Maui Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to help keep our oceans and shoreline clean and accessible for everyone. We also work with the Airheads BMW Motorcycle Club and the BMW MOA Foundation to keep their members active and riding. We’ve also worked with the Boys and Girls Club in the past to assist with their mission of providing a safe place for our nation’s youth.

Where We Started

Mario got his start designing websites and digital marketing working with some of the largest eCommerce retailers in the nation. Build.com is a leader in online home improvement with a catalog of products spanning hundreds of categories and top brands like Kohler, Moen, and KitchenAid. Hydrobuilder.com is a large garden and hydroponic retailer specializing in equipment for hobbyists and professional cultivation. Working at both of these companies Mario gained a wealth of knowledge across a broad range of subjects including online advertising, data analytics, user-experience design, graphic design, user-generated content, content creation and print marketing campaigns. Mario brings these skills to each of our clients to increase their visibility, marketing return and gain a better understanding of how to analyze the success of their website and marketing strategies.

Where We Are Going

Our mission is to help travel and activities businesses succeed with their online marketing through better strategies, clear communication and strong branding design. We dig in to learn more about your business and how our expertise can drive more direct bookings, save you time and effort, and ensure that your marketing budget is put to best use. Every business is different, and every business owner has different goals. We are here to learn more about your specialties and make sure your audience hears about them!

What Our Clients Have To Say

“I can’t say enough positive things about choosing this company to build your website!”

“We recently started a custom, private, land tour business here on the island of Hawai’i. Mario with Hi Gear Studios, did an absolutely amazing job with our website and Logo! He’s phenomenal! From lightning fast responses, to creating a product that was beyond our expectations we were nothing but impressed! Mario helped us ever step of the way! If I ever had any questions about anything at all he immediately responded and helped with anything I needed. Mario is highly artistic and has a natural ability for website and logo design. I described what I wanted done and he did just that plus surpassed anything I could have imagined. Another really important bonus about working with Hi Gear Studios is the ongoing customer support and care that is offered. We all know websites have issues from time to time. Hi Gear Studios can provide continued support months down the road from your launch! I can’t say enough positive things about choosing this company to build your website! It’s worth every penny and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!”

~ Lisa, Backroad Adventures – 2021

“What I enjoy most about working with Hi Gear Studios is the can-do attitude and polite and focused collaboration with a project team.”

“I have worked with Mario for a few years now, we met through our mutual interest in Classic BMW motorcycles and the Airheads Beemer Club. Mario is a thoughtful and talented individual with a broad range of skills from Technical, Web Design to Art and Graphic Design. What I enjoy most about working with Mario is the Can Do attitude and polite and focused collaboration with a project team. Mario has produced a number of high quality solutions and designs for me from work for the club to help with personal projects. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoy working with him and his positive attitude and attention to detail.”

~ Tim, CFO of Airheads BMW Club – 2021

“The professional service and knowledge provided was more than expected.”

“I am very pleased to have been introduced to Hi Gear Studios. The professional service and knowledge provided was more than expected. I am so happy that we have Hi Gear Studios on our side! Mario took the stress off of building a website.”

~ Diane, Treasures 4 Humanity – 2022

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