If you’re one of the thousands of American homeowners expecting an income tax refund this year, you might be planning to put that money to work with a little remodeling project.

“This time of year, people are coming in with their tax refunds to get estimates for their home improvement projects,” said Jon Xie of Rui Construction and Building Supply. “We see a lot of bathroom renovations, like people changing bathtubs to walk-in showers, with new tile on the walls, or expanding their kitchens so they have more space to work with. We even see laundry room additions and expansions.”


In Hawaii, home improvement can come with a breathtaking price tag. Costs for kitchen renovations can range from roughly $10,000-$50,000, and range from $3,000-$35,000 for bathrooms. But savvy Oahu homeowners — both “do-it-yourselfers,” and those who hire experts for their projects — have discovered Rui Construction & Building Supply, the one-stop shop on Sand Island Access Road.

“We’re a family business; I manage the building supply side,” Xie said. “We offer kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, countertops, flooring, tile, vanities, faucets, sinks, even lighting. On the construction side, we build houses around the island, and we do small and large renovations.”

With more than 15 years of experience, Xiao Rui “Ray” Xie, father of Jon Xie, is head contractor for the construction arm of the business. Homeowners who prefer to let a professional take the helm are always happy to hear about the creative package deals offered by Ray Xie’s company. The packages bundle construction and building supply costs into a deal that makes the most of those income tax refunds. Rui even does pre-estimates, layouts, and designs, all free of cost.


“We put everything together for you so you don’t need to go all over the place,” explained Jon Xie. “With a bathroom renovation, for instance, we can set pricing based on room size, and all of your materials will come from our showroom. You can pick any materials you desire from the selection included in the package.”

Some clients use their refunds to plan getaways during renovation time, Xie added. “While they’re taking vacations, we do their projects and they come back to brand-new kitchens. With that in mind, we have a lot of merchandise on sale in our showroom.”

For the next month or so, while supplies last, the company’s vinyl flooring will be on sale, and the majority of its tile as well.

CONTACT 848-8820
ADDRESS 155 Sand Island Access Road
WEB Ruisupplyandconstruction.com