The real No. 1 vinyl window and vinyl siding company in Hawaii is Tropical. Many competitors claim to be No. 1, but what real proof do they have? Think about it. All companies want to sell their products and claim to be the best. Does this really make them the best? The difference is Tropical has the credentials to be the best. Not only does the company claim it, it can prove it, too.

When Matt Houar’s uncle, Bud Shasteen, pioneered vinyl products in Hawaii in 1961, Tropical became the first company to install vinyl siding in the state.

In 1978, Matt persuaded his uncle to sell and stock vinyl windows, which helped Tropical become the first company to install and market vinyl windows in the state. Matt is now the current owner of Tropical.


Sixty-two years later and Tropical still exists. The company has installed vinyl siding, vinyl windows, roofing, gutters, bathrooms and kitchens in more than 25,000 Hawaii homes. It has provided thousands of local jobs and created hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for Hawaii’s economy.

Tropical is a fully bonded and insured general contractor, and holds a plumbing license and a specialty license for vinyl siding installation. Overqualified, maybe, but the company believes Hawaii’s homeowners deserve the best available.

This family-owned Hawaii company continues to run strong. Matt and his wife, Ann, work every day with their sons, Matt Jr. and Mike. Also in the family business is Ann’s aunt, Roda, and Matt’s niece, Sierra.

When Matt is asked why Tropical has survived all these years, he says, “Our ohana. Family is so important to a business. There’s real trust and stability. When all members of a family pull together with one goal there is no limits.”


Matt also went on to confirm Tropical uses all American-made products, saying the vinyl siding and vinyl windows are just made better.

After installing vinyl siding and windows for the past 45-plus years, the owners are proud to say that they are successful.

If customers are given great products and reasonably priced workmanship, the company will always be busy. Today’s market can be so confusing with all the come-on ads touting 50% off or the buy-one-get-one-free deals; those are all mainland come-on ads. Use those companies and you will be — as we say in Hawaii — “caught holding the bag.” Mo better you call Tropical.

So, if it’s time to change your windows or install vinyl siding to your home, call Tropical for warranties that mean something from a company that is No. 1 and has been for 62 years.


Come to our showroom at 1351 S. Beretania St, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The Tropical family will take care of you and your ohana with our ohana. Call 808-593-2000 for free estimates.

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