Passing savings on to customers
There’s a new kid on the cabinet-and-granite supplier block, and its name is Da Wing Trading LLC.
A family-owned-and–operated venture, Da Wing Trading opened its doors February 2010 at 2006 Republican St., offering solid wood cabinets with plywood boxes (no MDF, particle board or pressed wood) and granite countertops out of its 8,000 square feet of warehouse space. A new showroom is now open at Waimalu Plaza Shopping Center, located between City Mill and Office Depot.
“We own the property where we store in-stock cabinets and granite, thus we don’t have to pay rent, which enables us to pass the savings on to our customers,” said manager Harry Kwan.
“We sell (our products) at affordable prices, which are the people’s prices,” added Kwan’s uncle Tommy Chan, who works in the sales department.
Kwan goes on to note that the family decided to invest in the 10,000-square-foot property rather than renting it out because they saw it as a good long-term investment for future generations.
Additionally, the property has ample on-site parking, a scarcity in the industrial Kalihi area.
“That’s something very important to have,” Chan stated.
Though Da Wing Trading only deals in cabinets and countertops at the moment, Kwan explained that they carry those made of quality materials. For example, counter-tops are made from granite imported from China, while cabinets are made using alder and maple woods.
“These are solid woods, the good woods,” said Chan of the cabinets, which come standard with soft-close hardware and are available in four different color variations, including light cherry, maple, white (maple) and dark cherry (alder only).
“Cabinets and countertops go hand-in-hand,” Kwan said. “We chose to focus on granite for countertops because it is a unique, sturdy natural rock and a high-quality addition that can enhance the look and feel of a kitchen or bathroom.”
And for home-improvers looking for a little advice on their next kitchen or bath renovation, Da Wing Trading’s staff of professionals — who, in addition to Kwan and Chan, includes Kwan’s father, Yue Fung Kwan and cousin Josh Guan — is ready to help. Just bring a rough draft or sketch of what you want and the measurements of the space, and Kwan said they can come up with a free design and quote for what you’ll need.
“We are hands-on in helping our customers,” Kwan said. “We help the customers design their kitchen and bathrooms and work with their budget and needs.
“Customer service is our main concern, and since we own the property, we will be here for a long time to service our customers.”
Da Wing Trading operates Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call 487-3288 or visit www.dawingtrading.com.
DA WING TRADING LLC
contact // 487-3288
web // www.dawingtrading.com