Try a top-notch kitchen makeover from the Paulys

Christmas is around the corner and 2012 will be here before you know it. What are you waiting for? Now is the time to start planning for that much needed kitchen facelift! Make the calls, line up your estimates, act now and enjoy your life in your new kitchen in 2012. You may have to make 10 calls to book three estimates, but it is always recommended to get more than one. That’s not to say you shouldn’t trust your ‘gut’ instinct when choosing a remodeling contractor. After all, how you are able to communicate and work with this professional is just as important as the price. Going with the cheapest is not always the best when you are trusting someone to work in your home. Talk to others about their experience before choosing.


Essential Cabinet Refacing Inc., or ECR, is in its 22nd year of business. Locally owned by Ringo and Michele Pauly, their goal is to run a business with integrity, sharing their remodeling expertise with the customer to make sure the job performed is the right match for the customer, and doing it at a competitive, fair price. Their mission is to have a satisfied customer at the end of every project.

Over the years materials and remodeling methods have changed a great deal. ECR has kept current in the industry and offers up-to-date styles, designs and materials. ECR has offered refacing as an economical option for upgrading cabinets since the beginning in 1989. Refacing is the method of giving cabinets a facelift without going through the time and expense of ripping out existing cabinets and installing new ones. Since the doors and drawers are replaced, the exterior of the cabinets is brand new and gives a modernized look. The interior remains the same and a lot of money is saved. This gives customers freedom to allow more into their budget like new counter-tops, appliances or special features like rolling pull-out drawers.

As the needs of its customers changed, ECR has continued to expand on its scope of work to include new custom-built cabinets and countertops. Custom cabinets are locally built in ECR’s shop. Owners have their choice of materials in the cabinet structure, hardware and exterior finish. Countertops come in almost any material customers desire. Owner Ringo Pauly is happy to give away his experience for free through advice and suggestions as part of the service.


ECR’s office and shop is in the Sand Island area at 212 Mohonua Place. Showroom hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information or to schedule a free, no obligation estimate, call 847-7835, fax 841-6743 or visit the website

CONTACT: 847-7835


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