Based in the greater Seattle area, Paracom began as a technology oriented company providing quality public communication services in major traffic venues such as airports, convention centers and cruise terminals.

 

Paracom was founded in 1997 by two former employees of McCaw Cellular - David Fukuhara, who worked in Business Development, and Daniel Agar, who worked in Engineering. In 1998, they began the installation and management of pay telephones, prepaid phone card machines, and change machines at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as the DBE subcontractor for U.S. West, which became Qwest Communications, and later Century Link.

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In 2000, Paracom opened a branch office in Honolulu, Hawaii, launching public internet/retail business center operations at Honolulu International Airport in association with Travelex Foreign Exchange, and now ICE Currency. The Paracom Business Center was the first company to offer public internet access and wi-fi service for travelers passing through the airport. Then in 2004, we rebranded the proprietary concept to FlightDeck Business Centers, currently operating four locations at the airport.

In 2001, Qwest Communications and Paracom were awarded the payphone and phone card vending contract at Salt Lake City International Airport, just in time for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, with custom designed Olympic branded phone cards.

In 2004, our new sister company, Concourse Concessional LLC, was awarded three (3) food and beverage contracts at Sea-Tac International Airport, which developed into Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, La Pisa Café, and Waji's at Sea-Tac. In 2018, Caffe D'arté was selected among a crowded field, as the new coffee concept for renovated North Satellite, opening March of 2019.

In 2004, Paracom launched comprehensive pay telephone service at Anchorage International Airport with GCI, the largest telecommunications operator in Alaska. To coincide with the unveiling of the new Concourse C, Paracom installed advanced pay telephones along with complementary designed enclosure units to match the new airport interiors.

 

In 2005, Paracom launched pay telecom services in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, under a sub-agreement with Kellee Communications, operating an all Millennium payphone base of 100 throughout the airport.

In 2007, Paracom began foreign exchange services in Detroit Airport under a sub-agreement with ICE Currency Services.

 

In 2008, Paracom won the payphone and phone card contract at Oakland International Airport.

In 2016, Paracom launched Mana Lani Massage, offering licensed and certified spa services, centrally located at Honolulu International Airport. Operation was permanently closed in 2020.

In 2018, an InMotion Entertainment and Paracom joint-venture partnership were awarded two locations at Sea-Tac International Airport offering InMotion's wide-range of consumer electronics for the traveling public.

Paracom is also proud to offers a range of network and telecom system installation and management for small business, along with professional graphic design services for select clientele. Although founded on a telecommunications background, Paracom has constantly evolved with implementation of fresh ideas and concepts using thoughtful, logical methodology, based on a foundation of experience, with proven leadership and management for the provision of diverse airport concession services.

David Fukuhara

Managing Director

Dorina Yee

Chief Financial Officer

G. Page Tanagi

Development, Design & Marketing

Arick Davis

Information Technology Manager

Commitment Toward Community

 

Support for Non-profit Organizations
Paracom is proud to offer support to a host of local community and national non-profit organizations.

Densho
Dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of history and inspire action for equity.

www.densho.org

Highline School District (CTB)

A partnership between Highline Public Schools, the City of Burien, and King County in getting truant students back in school and teaching the value of work.
www.highlineschools.org/get-involved/truancy-board

Keiro Northwest

Formerly Nikkei Concerns, a leading provider of elder care services in the Pacific Northwest embracing a diverse community, while honoring their Japanese American heritage and history.
www.keironorthwest.org
 

NVC Foundation

The NVC Foundation is dedicated to supporting the legacy of Nisei Veterans, and the Japanese-American community by "Honoring the Past, and Educating the Future."
www.nvcfoundation.org
 

Red Cross

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Their network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, at home and around the world.
www.redcross.org
 

Seattle Judo Dojo

Seattle Dojo is the oldest dojo in the United States, established in 1902. Judo encourages development of fundamentals, technique, and coordination, as well as self-confidence, discipline, and a sense of community.
www.seattledojo.org
 

Seattle School District

Seattle Public Schools is the largest public school district in the state of Washington. The school district serves the entire city of Seattle.
www.seattleschools.org

University of Washington

The UW is one of the preeminent public universities in the world, currently ranked No. 14, educating more than 54,000 students annually. With campuses in Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma, the UW offers world-class academics through their Foster School of Business, Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, and School of Medicine, among a multitude of other departments.
www.uw.edu

Seattle Chinese Athletic Association
The Seattle Chinese Athletic Association (SCAA) was formed in 1968 by a group of Seattle Asian Community members with the goal of providing a place for community youth to participate in athletics.

www.scaayouth.org
 

Kin On
Kin On's mission is to support the elderly in the greater Seattle Asian community by offering a comprehensive range of health, social and educational services sensitive to their cultural, linguistic and dietary needs.

www.kinon.org
 

Port of Seattle Fire Department
Located at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the department issues permits, performs inspections, consults with construction and building professionals, and respond to calls for medical aid at Sea-Tac.

www.portseattle.org
 

Camp Eyabsut for Youth
Camp Eyabsut is a positive summer camp experience that benefits burn-injured youth. A place where children ages 7 to 17 can come together to play, grow and encourage each other while building lifelong friendships!

www.saveburncamp.org

Washington State Council of Firefighters
Burn Foundation

The WSCFF's mission is to provide the best possible working conditions, the safest work environment, and the fairest wages and benefits to fulfill the needs of the men and women in this profession.

www.wscff.org

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