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Our Story

We have made a lot of memories around here since 1974! Please take a few moments to learn about how American Carpet One has changed over the years.

The Carpet Shoppe’s story began in 1974. Starting with only five employees and a space in the Consumer City Furniture Store in Kalihi, the company quickly grew. By 1976, we opened our first American Carpet Company Showroom, which was, at the time, the largest freestanding carpet showroom in Hawaii.

As the business volume increased, so did our employee force. We hired more sales and installation personnel, and added more inventory to meet our customers’ needs and give them a greater selection of goods to choose from. We soon outgrew our original showroom, and by 1978, we expanded and moved to a new location with space for both a showroom and warehouse. Also at that time, we became known as the American Carpet Company, although we kept the Carpet Shoppe name as our corporation name.

In 1981, we moved to our present location at 302 Sand Island Access Road, which featured a modern showroom, a large warehouse, and additional office space.

Five years later, the company name changed to American Carpet & Drapery Company. We also expanded by opening a contract department to service the needs of contractors and architects.

In 1988, the company joined Carpet One, a national organization of independent carpet dealers who collectively purchase together to obtain the lowest prices. They also collectively merchandise, advertise, and share operational ideas to provide our customers the best products at the highest level of service. Today, Carpet One has over 1000 stores in North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Guam with total sales of over $5 billion.

The company would undergo another name change to American Carpet One in 1994. Then in 2001, we partnered with Stainmaster® to open Hawaii’s first Stainmaster Flooring Center® (SFC). The SFC offers the largest and best selection of Stainmaster® Carpets in the industry with the best warranties, featuring the Platinum Promise: “If it stains, we will replace it.” (See store for details.) The SFC is also designed to simplify the buying process and take the stress out of the customer’s shopping experience.

In 2013, American Carpet One became an employee-owned company.

Today, American Carpet One has the largest selection of carpet, hardwood, laminate flooring, Karndean flooring, ceramic tile, custom drapery, and horizontal and vertical blinds. All of these products we offer have the best warranties in the industry.

Our professional project managers will make your shopping easy by selecting the right product to fit your lifestyle. And our professional in-house installers will do the job right to your complete satisfaction.

Connected to our showroom is our large warehouse, which stocks many of the products we offer for immediate delivery.

American Carpet One is the local distributor for Cali Bamboo, Karastan Carpets, and Karndean Design Flooring, US Floors and is the Shaw Contract As/cend Dealer for Hawaii.

American Carpet One is the winner of the 2014 World Floor Covering Association Gold Standard Award. This prestigious international award recognizes excellence in customer service, knowledge, store quality and code of conduct.

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