In 1981 when Matt Houar took over ownership of Tropical, his vision was to make the best window and siding installation company in Hawaii, and 45 years later, Tropical not only became the best in the business, but still is today. That’s why Tropical wins Hawaii’s Best in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser every year.

Here are a few of the reasons why Tropical is the No. 1 window and siding company in Hawaii:

1) Tropical is a full service, general contracting company specializing in windows, siding and baths, and can even build a home if you want. Plus, Tropical also has a plumbing and specialty exterior siding license.

2) Tropical has the highest limits of liability insurance and workers’ compensation, plus Tropical is bonded on every job.


3) Tropical is the oldest window and siding company in Hawaii with more than 25,000-plus customers.

4) Tropical designed the first vinyl window for Hawaii more than 40 years ago while manufacturing the very first vinyl windows ever made in Hawaii. That’s because we believe: “vinyl is final.”

5) Tropical still services customers from 40-plus years ago. That’s really exceptional because what other company can you think of that does that? Other companies that Tropical competes against are new and mainland owned.

When asking owners Matt and his son Mike how they have kept the business successfully going all these years, they both say, it’s the local customers they work for. Most businesses don’t have the advantage of having the best-natured customers in the world.

Matt says that’s why their motto is “buy local,” since 90% of all Tropical customers are local people and that makes a difference.


“Our customers constantly recommending us to other friends and family … this accounts for over 50% of our business at Tropical,” Mike adds. “This is the key because at Tropical we do the best job and back it up. Plus of course there is a lot of hard work.”

When customers ask how old the business is — the owners of Tropical can proudly say 62 years since it was purchased from Matt and uncle Bud Shasteen. This makes Tropical the oldest and most stable siding and window contractor in Hawaii.

So, like Matt always says, “I can tell you how great we are, but we would rather show you.”

When you do the windows and siding or even a bath for your home, call the No. 1 company in the business where you can “buy local.” Call Tropical today and it will give you the best prices, products and installation for your home.

Tropical is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturdays.

CONTACT 808-593-2000 808-263-1252
ADDRESS 1351 S. Beretania St., Honolulu