(Steven Howell -- NOT Crane):
I found that from the late 70's into the 80's Carmax Enterprises made Tiki mugs for several locations in Tucson, including
Kon Tiki at 4625 E Broadway Blvd (open since 1962),
Ports O'Call and likely for the
Tahiti Restaurant at 7116 N. Oracle (in 1985 it became Shanghai Chinese and on October 29, 1986 burned down)

They also made some other cermamic items for restaurants/bars in the area as well as some molds for commercial ceramics and other items.
Carmax Newspaper Article: The Arizona Daily Star Thursday August 31, 1978, page 3
I've found some historical ebay sales info with images at worthpoint and picclick as well as collections on tiki sites:

Historical ebay: KON TIKI BROWN -- Kon Tiki (Green)

Kon-Tiki Mug Yellow - Kon-Tiki Mug Brown - Tahiti Leilani Blue - Tahiti Leilani Brown

I also found a forum post here Mentioning Tahiti Restaurant and Carmax. Sadly, it has a broken image link.

Other tiki information: (Many sellers seem to use different manufacturer names than what is displayed in their own images!)
Joseph Stephen Crane (Associates)The company became most associated with the Kon-Tiki chain of restaurants after he formed a deal with Sheraton Hotels in 1958 to compete against Hilton Hotel's Polynesian restaurants associated with Trader Vic's.
Not related to the Tucson Kon Tiki.
Kon Tiki, TucsonIn the 1963, Dean Short opened Kon Tiki.
During the 1980's Kon Tiki was owned by Mr. Kim, a former chef at the restaurant, and he ordered new barware stamped with 'Kim's Kon Tiki', although the bar itself never legally changed name.
... As of April 2010 it was owned by Paul Christopher.
Ports O'CallFormerly Pago-Pago, then Apu-Apu
Tahiti Restaurant
Fire Hut Mfg.I can't find anything about them other than they seem to have made mugs around the time of Carmax.
Who were/are they?
Tiki FarmFounded in 2000. At
DW113 / DW128Made in China
Westwood PotteryMade in Japan
Hoffman Pottery
Orchids of HawaiiMade in Taiwan
Made in Japan
Nelson McCoy?