It started with a few canoe races, a couple of beers after those races and a desire by two guys to one day start their own business. Thirty years later, Pacific American Lumber Inc. is celebrating a milestone birthday as a well-established distributor of finish products for the construction industry in Hawaii.

Established in 1992, PAL had two employees (the owners), a worn-down Mitsubishi pickup truck for deliveries and 5,000 square feet of warehouse space. The product line consisted of plywood, hardwood flooring and some lumber products representing three manufacturers.


Fast-forward to 2022, and PAL now has 14 employees and a 40,000-square-foot warehouse that includes a beautiful showroom. The company currently represents over 20 high-quality manufacturers from around the world. The Mitsubishi didn’t make it, but PAL still does deliveries daily.

The company’s slogan, “Locally Committed, Globally Connected” is a perfect fit at this point. No project in Hawaii is too small or too big for PAL to handle. The company’s commitment to taking care of the three-generation household that is looking to upgrade their floors and countertops in their kitchen receives the same attention as the large developer looking for finishes for its next luxury condominium in Kakaako. Clients big and small — although no home renovation project is ever actually small — and any customer in between, will be presented with cutting edge products from around the world that are suited to their taste and budget. Whether it is state-of-the art flooring, trendsetting countertop materials, or decking and siding products, you can find them all under one roof and in stock at PAL.

It’s nice to have a big warehouse full of quality products at competitive prices, but that isn’t all you get when you deal with PAL. The company has a long-established reputation as a team of experts with over a combined 100 years of knowledge in the building industry and construction products. Contractors, architects and interior designers are more than comfortable sending their clients down to PAL’s warehouse for consultations and the selection of materials.


From everyone at PAL, cheers to turning 30! The birthday party for Pacific American Lumber goes on all year long. Customers will find the specialty service and top-notch products with some special deals. Make an appointment to visit the showroom today. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

CONTACT 808-845-8700 • 808-845-0220
ADDRESS 142 Mokauea St., Honolulu