Flooring expertise with aloha

Your home may seem to be able to withstand the test of time at first, but issues slowly creep up on you. Temporary patches and quick fixes may hold it together for a short time, but if you’re looking for a quality, long-term fix, Floor Coverings International Oahu has you covered.

Floor Coverings International Oahu features competitive yet reasonable prices for their many options in flooring. Many of the products offered are made of materials you may have considered already: carpet, hardwood, ceramic, and vinyl; these are just a sample of the over 3,000 options available for your flooring needs.

The company is not only in the floor supplies business; they also install and go all out to ensure this process is flawless and simple for their clients.

A free in-home consultation is offered by the team at Floor Coverings International Oahu, during which a design consultant will introduce themselves, show their credentials, measure the space, ask for the client’s ideas and needs regarding the room’s usage, give initial thoughts on material and colors, and plan the next step for future designing. The client will have a proposal and design suggestion within two days from the consultation.

Floor Coverings International Oahu, as part of a franchise, has a strong tie with the top-ranked flooring manufacturing companies. This ensures limitless supplies to assist Hawaii with their flooring needs. While part of a franchise, Floor Coverings International Oahu’s is family-owned and operated, meaning clients will feel that strong aloha spirit all throughout the flooring process.

Floor Coverings International Oahu has experience with flooring for both homes and businesses, acknowledging the need for owners to have long-lasting, quality builds for their own family and clients’ safety.

Floor Coverings International Oahu’s specialists are always available and will keep contact with clients to ensure assistance with any future questions or flooring solutions. The design associates are thoroughly trained in designing will all the different materials they work with, including specialty surfaces such as bamboo, seagrass and glass. Not only are they experts in flooring, but also at listening, understanding clients’ concerns, needs, and ideas.

The company knows clients care about durability and treat their services as a long-term investment. A well-built flooring job can and should be exactly how their clients want them to be, both in quality of build and accuracy of the design.

To give Floor Coverings International Oahu a try, call or visit their website to schedule a free in-home consultation and experience their intimate, familiar services.

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Envirowash

A house is a big investment for any family, as well as one of their biggest expenses. In Hawaii, the price of houses reach an average of half a million dollars. Envirowash Hawaii LLC is here to help keep you restore your house’s value with a thorough, mold-removing roof wash that will bring it back to looking as good as it did when you originally invested in it.

Mike Wedge, owner of Envirowash Hawaii LLC, likes to remind clients that the decision to replace one’s roof should not be based purely on its looks. “It’s not old, it’s mold,” says Mike Wedge. Many homeowners are not aware that their roof may not only be dirty, but also infested with bacteria known as Gloeocapsa Magma. This bacteria creates black streaks and darkening, causing your roof to decompose and look dirtier than it actually is. Some roofing companies in Hawaii have realized this bacteria could cost them, and have not honored their warranties regarding mold, usually through loopholes.

As opposed to pressure washing, which causes heavy damage to roofs due to its aggressive nature, SoftWashing ensures a meticulous process that not only leads to a 100 percent kill rate on the bacteria, but will leave the roof looking resplendent. Envirowash Hawaii LLC is the only SoftWash Systems certified cleaning company in the state.

Clients will experience a very fast, fluid process all throughout with Envirowash Hawaii LLC. After scheduling, the project is typically finished in one day. Once finished, the client will be invoiced for payment. There are no down payments required up front.  The process done by Envirowash Hawaii LLC utilizes agricultural sprayers, meaning the team doesn’t need to get on the roof itself and can work from the ridge lines. This is useful for clients who cannot be home during the time scheduled, as the team will be able to do both the estimate and cleaning without needing access to the home.

Envirowash Hawaii LLC is certified through the Roof Cleaning Institute of America, as well as members of the United Association of Mobile Contract Cleaners and have an A score with the Better Business Bureau.

Striving to blow clients’ expectations out of the water with a rewarding experience and amazing result goes hand in hand with Envirowash Hawaii LLC’s business model of providing “service with a conscience.”

The family-owned and operated company offers a free on-site estimate and demo; simply call to inquire. Enjoy 10 percent off as a New Year’s special through the month of January.

The surefire way to solar savings

The photovoltaic (PV) power boom may have initiated a decade ago, but never has it developed as quickly as it is now. One local company, Hi-Power Solar, makes the process simple and consistent, offering quality products at a fair price.

Hi-Power Solar has continued to build and expand installations on countless homes around Hawaii, ranging from PV, solar hot water, solar attic fans and solar pool heating. Cruz Romero, general manager of Hi-Power Solar, mentioned that with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Hi-Power Solar has proven to be a leading full service solar company that has gone through rigorous accreditations.

Through these accreditations, Hi-Power Solar has partnered with major solar manufacturers around the world, including SUNPOWER, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. Hi-Power Solar prides itself on being one of the select few solar power companies with the access and authorization to offer solar panels from these major manufacturers.

Other solar panels that Hi-Power Solar offers are acquired from major, local supply houses. These include PV and solar hot water panels such as Hyundai, Kyocera, SolarWorld, BenQ, LG, Canadian Solar, Conergy, MorningStar and SunEarth, just to name a few. “We get to know our clients,” said Cruz. “We customize our design to what the customer wants, instead of trying to push a product.”

Many possible consumers worry that the process of transitioning into solar power may be a convoluted one, but Hi-Power Solar breaks it down into five easy-to-follow steps.

Step one covers design, where the team and prospective consumer meet to analyze current electrical usage in order to construct an ideal plan. This step looks at cost, efficiency, current and future usage and location.

In step two, Hi-Power Solar submits all applications and forms for approval. Step three is the installation. The consumer receives a timeframe with an estimate on when their system will be installed, usually between one to five days, depending on the system size.

Step four is support, where a consultant goes over the monitoring process of the system and helps set up an online account for easy monitoring. The concluding step is “the final touch.”

Once everything is set up, Hi-Power Solar follows up to make sure everything is up and running efficiently. With a team ranging from technicians and installers to consultants and monitoring specialists, Hi-Power Solar offers an excellent balance of quality solar products, professional installation and quality customer service.

Choose Hi-Power Solar for all your solar needs, and visit the company at the Pacific Expo at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on June 22, booths 80 and 171. For more details, visit www.hipowersolar.com.

Get ‘Hi-Powered’ by the sun

The solar power boom may have initiated a decade ago, but never has it developed as quickly as it has now. One local company, Hi-Power Solar, makes the process simple and consistent, offering quality products at a fair price.

Founded by Ron Romero in 2010, Hi-Power Solar has continued to build and expand into countless homes around Hawaii. Cruz Romero, general manager and Ron’s son, mentioned that his dad “has been doing this since 1981” and has seen the family-owned company grow fast since it started very small just three years ago.

Hi-Power Solar prides itself on being one of the only local solar power companies with access and authorization to sell from most major manufacturers. Panels offered include SunPower, Mitsubishi, Panasonic Photovoltaic, LG, Solar World, Hyundai, and Conergy. While some of these companies may not be household names, there are many reasons to consider them over the better-known ones. “We look at clients to give them the best option possible,” said Cruz. “It makes clients happy. We can customize to what the customer wants, instead of trying to push a product.”

Many possible consumers worry over the process of transitioning into solar power may be a convoluted one, but Hi-Power Solar breaks it down into five easy-to-follow steps.

Step one covers design, in which the team and prospective consumer meet to analyze current electrical usage, in order to construct an ideal plan. This step looks at cost, efficiency, current and future usage, and location. In step two, Hi-Power Solar submits all applications and forms for approval. Step three is the installation. The consumer receives a timeframe with an estimate on when their system will be installed, usually between one to five days, dependent on system size. Step four is support, where a consultant goes over the monitoring process of the system and help set up an online account for easy monitoring. The concluding step is ‘the final touch.’ Once everything is set up, Hi-Power Solar follows up to make sure everything is up and running efficiently.

As a full-service contractor, Hi-Power Solar offers sales and service for solar water heaters as well as PV systems.

With a team ranging from technicians and installers to consultants and monitoring specialists, Hi-Power Solar offers an excellent balance of first-class panels, professional installation, and economical pricing.

Keeping customer satisfaction first

Remodeling homes has been HK Construction’s expertise for over 80 years. This fourth-generation company has designed and remodeled homes with a focus on quality building, acquired through their use of products that guarantee durability and through their team of seasoned consultants in the building and designing fields.

HK Construction’s high quality products are fine enough to create mistaken beliefs that the company only accommodates high-end customers. Contrary to this misconception, this family firm caters more often than not to mid-range homes. The company obtains its materials from suppliers utilized by other businesses, making HK Construction competitive and affordable to the average homeowner in Hawaii.

The company is known for its number of projects, most recently their “aging in place,” described by the Center of Disease Control to describe the process of turning a home safe for the elderly “[to] remain in their community all their entire lives.” HK Construction aspires to make the home more accessible to senior citizens. “We want to ensure the home is user-friendly when entering their golden years,” spoke Johnny Makiling, senior design consultant at HK Construction.

“It is an advantageous time to take action,” said Alan Twu, vice president at HK Construction. Simply patching up a house and putting bandages on issues may only take a few minutes, but it’ll end up being costly in the long run.

“When people are ready to cruise and take it easy in their golden years, it may be more complicated to begin remodeling,” explained Twu. HK Construction helps clients ‘let go’ and retire their old home for a better-functioning high-quality one. The company can help prepare a home to become multi-generational, as many families move away from the islands and come back with more members. HK Construction’s design experts will help families realize what challenges lie ahead to help make a better lifestyle for them.

The home can be readied for future residents, if current residents who may not require aging in place themselves. “Often, there are middle-aged adults who plan on their parents living

with them,” stated Makiling. “It’s better to do it now when you can than waiting until you need it.”

HK Construction’s designers possess an average of 15 years of experience in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms under their belts. The designers are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the American Society of Interior Designers.

No matter the size or complexity of your project, HK Construction is available to design and create your dream home.

Customized, full-service solar

The solar power boom may have initiated a decade ago, but never has it developed as quickly as it has now. One local company, Hi-Power Solar, makes the process simple and consistent, offering quality products at a fair price.

Founded by Ron Romero in 2010, Hi-Power Solar has continued to build and expand into countless homes around Hawaii. Cruz Romero, general manager and Ron’s son, mentioned that his dad “has been doing this since 1981” and has seen the family-owned company grow fast since it started very small just three years ago.

Hi-Power Solar prides itself on being one of the only local solar power companies with access and authorization to sell from most major manufacturers. Panels offered include SunPower, Mitsubishi, Panasonic Photovoltaic, LG, Solar World, Hyundai, and Conergy. While some of these companies may not be household names, there are many reasons to consider them over the better-known ones. “We look at clients to give them the best option possible,” said Cruz. “It makes clients happy. We can customize to what the customer wants, instead of trying to push a product.”

Many possible consumers worry over the process of transitioning into solar power may be a convoluted one, but Hi-Power Solar breaks it down into five easy-to-follow steps.

Step one covers design, in which the team and prospective consumer meet to analyze current electrical usage, in order to construct an ideal plan. This step looks at cost, efficiency, current and future usage, and location. In step two, Hi-Power Solar submits all applications and forms for approval. Step three is the installation. The consumer receives a timeframe with an estimate on when their system will be installed, usually between one to five days, dependent on system size. Step four is support, where a consultant goes over the monitoring process of the system and help set up an online account for easy monitoring. The concluding step is ‘the final touch.’ Once everything is set up, Hi-Power Solar follows up to make sure everything is up and running efficiently.

As a full-service contractor, Hi-Power Solar offers sales and service for solar water heaters as well as PV systems.

With a team ranging from technicians and installers to consultants and monitoring specialists, Hi-Power Solar offers an excellent balance of first-class panels, professional installation, and economical pricing.

Keeping your valuables safe and sound

Low prices may be attractive when looking for a storage facility, but lack of convenience, service, and peace of mind will come at a higher cost in the long run.

StorSecure in Hawaii Kai believes firmly that customers’ valuables should be held with utmost importance.

The award-winning StorSecure strives to fulfill one simple mission – “we offer a well-managed, user-friendly experience to the customer with competitive prices,” said store manager Calvin Ling.

The storage features state-of-the-art technology to keep your valuables safe and easily accessible. Multi-camera video surveillance and motion-sensitive LED lights ensure units are in good hands.

StorSecure possesses the most advanced technologies to protect consumers’ valuables. The facility regulates humidity utilizing a process called Moisture-Guard dehumidification, preventing destructive forces such as mites, molds, mildew, rust, paper rot, and wood degradation. “The facility is always nice, cool, and dry,” said Calvin.

“Our facility has a beautiful marina view,” added Calvin. Located in the largely residential Hawaii Kai, StorSecure is a valued asset of the neighborhood, with the closest competitors over five miles away.

The building presents many other features besides storage units. StorSecure includes mailboxes for rent and accepts deliveries during business hours from any courier service. The mailboxes are part of the StorSecure Business Center, which includes a copier, fax, computer, printer, wi-fi, and fresh water.

The Pay and Lease (PAL) self-service kiosk allows customers to make payments, purchase locks, get receipts for payments, and update their contact information. PAL is available 24 hours a day year-round and features a touchscreen, voice prompts for guidance, a speaker to contact the manager, and a keyboard to make data entry simple.

Online payments are easily done through the StorSecure website. On the page, customers will also find storage tips with advice on how to take care of various articles such as furniture, books, documents, and even holiday decorations.

StorSecure sells moving supplies at the facility including plain and storage boxes in various sizes, locks with keys, mattress covers, and dust covers.

Founded in 2006, the facility shows it’s one of the United States’ premier storage facilities. That same year, self-storage periodical Mini-Storage Messenger awarded StorSecure their Facility of the Year overall winner award based on design, construction, challenges overcome during building, appearance, landscaping, occupancy and performance, security, access features, marketing, and customer service. Eight years later, the facility has remained faithful to these practices that got them where they are today.

StorSecure’s goal of offering customers convenience through many methods such as online payments, PAL, and seven-day access including holidays makes it the premier storage facility when you need your belongings in safe hands.