If it’s time to install vinyl windows or vinyl siding, call Tropical. With more than 60 years of experience, Tropical is the home of the experts. Tropical — associated with “Vinyl is Final” — has the best products available in the vinyl window and siding industry. Tropical is the only locally owned and operated vinyl window and vinyl siding business in the state, and as far as owners Mike and Matt Houar are concerned, that makes all the difference in the world. Tropical has its roots in Hawaii. With more than 20,000 Hawaii customers and three generations of doing business in Hawaii, Tropical is special.

Mike, the soon-to-be owner, says what sets Tropical apart is its love for Hawaii as a family.

“I’m a Saint Louis alumni, and just like the brotherhood that is taught there, Hawaii people to each other have that same brotherhood of aloha,” Mike says.

“I went to college on the mainland, but I couldn’t wait to get home because there is nowhere like Hawaii. It’s just special. The spirit of the Hawaii people is just different. That’s why I want Tropical to keep going.”


Mike says he intends to keep every promise that his dad has made with each Hawaii homeowner Tropical serves.

“I love what I do every day — interacting with local people,” Mike says. “Locals are our market and that’s why our other slogan is ‘buy local.’ We service what we sell and are known for the best products and installation work. No shortcuts like other mainland contractors.”

Current owner and Mike’s father, Matt, agrees.

“Our family has built this business on doing a better job. A better job with better materials. Pride in workmanship and happy customers,” Matt says. “Even in these tough times when business is so hard to do because of rising prices and shipping issues, Tropical has the experience and long-term relationships to get jobs done.

“I think it starts with the estimating process. We at Tropical have no salesmen. This means no high sales commissions, (but) instead, owners who care,” Matt adds. “All estimates are done by Mike or myself. We, as owners, have real experience. We are the contractors. Not just a salesman with a puffed-up title and a 50% discount that is still higher than Tropical prices.”


Tropical provides complete lifetime warranties and no shortcut installations.

Matt always tells homeowners that while he and Mike may not be the best salespeople, they are the best at what they do.

He says aloha and stability are key. Instead of dealing with a mainland company, Tropical offers its many years of experience as a local company. Plus, the business has been voted one of Hawaii’s best every year since Matt can remember.

Contact Tropical for the best materials and job, but also for the local service. Buy local because Matt and Mike at Tropical will be here.

Like Matt says, “We got nowhere to go back to like the mainland guys. We will be here, keeping our 20,000-plus promises as long as Hawaii supports us and buys local.”


Call Tropical at 808-593-2000 or come to its showroom at 1351 S. Beretania St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

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