Over time, virtually every appliance and convenience in our homes has been modified and upgraded, from the kitchen to the computer. But what about the bathroom? Tropical Plumbing and Bath president Charlie Beeck notes that the majority of the bathrooms his company has upgraded or completely remodeled in recent years have included fixtures that were installed as much as 50 years ago, often when the house was built.

“When a new client contacts us for a consultation, which we offer at no charge, we meet with them right in their home to assess the project area and the scope of work, as well as discuss the needs and lifestyle of the family,” Beeck says. “Then we are able to prepare a preliminary design plan that covers the various fixtures, accessories and finishes to be installed, a cost estimate and a work schedule.”

Custom-designed walk-in showers are Tropical Plumbing’s most popular installation. Among the many accessory options are a variety of sprays, which may be overhead, rainshower or hand-held with intensities ranging from gentle to massage, seating, compartments for soaps and shampoos, grab bars and easy-turn faucets. Finishes may include tile, travertine and non-slip surfaces. Extra-wide, barrier-free designs can be specified for wheelchair accessibility.


Beeck notes that age-friendly designs and renovations are a specialty of Tropical Plumbing and Bath.

“An increasing number of our remodeling clients are motivated by concerns about ‘aging in place,’” he says. “Renovations that address these concerns may include adjusting the height of counters, sinks and toilets, and making cabinets more accessible, plus placement of grab bars at various locations throughout the room.”

A Building Industry Association “Remodeler of the Year,” Charlie Beeck pioneered the introduction of walk-in bathtubs in Hawaii and has installed these fixtures in senior living facilities for men and women at Kuakini Medical Center, as well as in homes and apartments throughout Oahu. As walk-in bathtubs continue to gain in popularity, new styles, sizes and accessories have become available, including models that include shower sprays and provide hydrotherapy. These high-quality acrylic tubs are made in the USA and fully warrantied.

A $1,500 discount is offered on walk-in showers and walk-in bathtubs, as well as on a complete bathroom renovation.


A licensed contractor in Hawaii for more than two decades, Tropical Plumbing and Bath handles all phases of the project from design and installation to the plumbing and structural alterations required by the new fixtures.

The company has won two First Place Awards in Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Hawaii’s Best” annual awards program. Testimonials from clients acknowledge the company’s reliability and high quality workmanship.(see below).

To arrange a free in-home consultation, whether your bathroom project is a single installation or complete renovation, call Tropical Plumbing and Bath at 808-847-0970.

Note: Tropical Plumbing and Bath is not affiliated or connected in any way with other companies using the name “Tropical.”

Client Testimonial:

“My bathroom had needed updating for some time but I kept putting it off because I was concerned about the inconvenience and disruption of our household routine. Finally I decided to try Tropical Plumbing and Bath on the suggestion of a friend who had a good experience working with your company. Your crew arrived as scheduled, performed the work as planned and finished on time. They even adjusted their work schedule to accommodate our family. Mahalo for a job well done. — A pleased Palolo homeowner.

CONTACT 808-847-0970