Savvy, modest shop has lots of supplies inside

By Caroline Wright Posted in: Interior

From the outside, the showroom for Rui Building Supply doesn’t look like much — it’s located inside a simple warehouse on Sand Island Access Road.

Don’t let the modest exterior fool you, though. This low-key showroom is stuffed with practically everything you might need for your kitchen, bathrooms, and much more.

From lighting to tile and everything in between, Rui Building Supply can help you outfit your home with high-quality, low-cost cabinets, flooring and fixtures.

“Most of our cabinets are custom,” said Jon Xie, showroom manager. “Many are oak in a variety of stains, and some sell for as little as $30. Our tile is solid porcelain, and our granite countertops are from all over the world.”

Gorgeous basins and vanities — handsome cupboards and cabinets in a variety of sizes, built of solid wood in rich colors — gleaming fixtures for the kitchen and bath — shower doors with etched glass inserts — intricate flooring medallions — sophisticated lighting schemes— granite countertops in a rainbow of shades. You can find it all at Rui Building Supply, at rock-bottom prices.

“Our prices are very competitive compared to the market,” said Xie. “There are high and low trends, but we tend to stay in the middle.” Good quality at Rui Building Supply is important, because many of its customers are also clients of Rui Construction, its sister company. “The majority of our merchandise is used by clients on the construction side, in the houses we build for them,” explained Xie.

With measurements you provide, the staff can quickly calculate how many cabinets and cupboards you’ll need. “We can help clients do pre-estimates, layouts, and designs for their new plans, all free of cost,” said Xie. Between Rui’s construction company and its building supply showroom, the Xie family provides a one-stop,
full-service shop. “If you need a house built or renovated, we can refer you to the construction side,” Xie added. “We can even send a contractor to your home to take measurements.”

If you have an eye that craves quality and a budget that demands economy, visit Rui Building Supply as soon as you can make the trip. This little company is one of Honolulu’s best-kept secrets, but thanks to spectacular clearance sales, savvy and accommodating staff, and fixtures for every budget and decor, it won’t be a secret forever.

RUI CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING SUPPLY INC.
CONTACT 848-8820
ADDRESS 155 Sand Island Access Road
WEB Ruisupplyandconstruction.com