Tropical Plumbing and Bath president Charlie Beeck notes that the prospect of hot summer months ahead is generating an increase in requests for consultations on shower upgrades.

“As always, our in-home consultations are offered at no charge,” Beeck says. “Custom designedwalk-inshowerscontinue to be our most popular single-fixture installation, usually replacing an old fashioned stall shower or bathtub. But whatever the scope of the project, I advise getting started by scheduling a meeting with one of our experienced bathroom designers. They will assess the space and review all your options in fixtures, accessories and finishes. Then we can provide a preliminary design plan, budget and work schedule.”


A wide range of accessories is available to enhance your shower experience. These include a variety of sprays, which may be overhead, rain-shower, or hand-held, seating, compartments for soaps and shampoos, grab bars, non slip floors, and tile and travertine finishes. 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. A Building Industry Association “Remodeler of the Year,” he pioneered the introduction of walk-in bathtubs in Hawaii and has installed them 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 both walk-in showers and walk-in bathtubs.


A licensed contractor for three decades, Tropical Plumbing handles all phases of the project from initial planning to selections to plumbing alterations, thereby saving time and dollars for the client. The company has received two First Place Awards in Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s annual “Hawaii’s Best” awards program, as well as testimonials from clients acknowledging the company’s reliability and quality workmanship (see inset).

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.”


“Tropical Plumbing and Bath remodeled my master bath and guest bath. The tub in the master bath was removed and now I have a beautiful walk-in shower. The guys did an excellent job in the shortest amount of time — on time, and thoroughly cleaned up the debris. I was thrilled with the end result and almost want to pat myself on the back for choosing Tropical Plumbing and Bath! Their obvious expertise and quality of work is simply outstanding.

CONTACT 808-847-0970