Island Window Coverings & Upholstery is Maui’s largest independent supplier of window coverings and upholstery, serving the island since 1988.
Our mission is a simple one. To provide our customers with the best possible personalized service, ensuring that your shopping experience is easy and hassle free from start to finish. We believe in providing the best possible customer experience and work diligently to make sure that every detail is taken care of and that you are satisfied with your purchase.
A Little Bit of History
Chuck and Lisa Burke started the business, then called Pacific Upholstery, in 1988 out of a 400 square foot garage
in Kihei on the island of Maui, using Chuck’s previous 11 years of experience in the upholstery business and a second hand sewing machine. Lisa was literally sewing upholstery cushions and furniture parts out of a closet in the back corner of that garage.
Leveraging our contacts with Maui Decorators and Interior Designers, we soon grew the business and we could no longer work efficiently out of a 400 square foot garage and besides, Lisa was getting pretty tired of working out of a closet…
So the quest began to find larger shop space. There was not a lot of available commercial warehouse space around at the time, but we managed to find the perfect spot in the Kahului Industrial Center, so we called our friends with trucks and asked them to help us move…it’s amazing what you can get done with some pizza and beer…and some really good friends.
Soon our clientele grew to include, condominium managers, hotels and walk in business. Then one day, someone asked us if we could help them with their draperies. Lisa smiled as she does and said SURE! We didn’t know a darn thing about draperies at the time, but we soon learned.
As our experience with draperies grew and the word got out that we sold window coverings, Lisa started getting asked to provide more than just draperies, so she studied and learned about all types and styles of window coverings, and we opened our first showroom in Kahului.
Not too long after that, we had the opportunity to find space in the Kihei Commercial Center, and since most of our clients were coming from Lahaina and Kihei, it made sense to move the business to our current location in Kihei.
We invite you to come by our showroom at 300 Ohukai Rd #308 in Kihei…and talk story with us. Just don’t be surprised if we put you to work though…and we’ll have some pizza and beer…