In 1998, the Huang family purchased their first home in the U.S. and decided to visit one of the local remodeling companies to purchase a new Kitchen. After finding that their remodeling plans were out of reach, they decided to use their decades of experience in the construction industry to find a way to make the buying of a new Kitchen more affordable. By teaming up with the manufacturer directly, they found a way to save on project costs by up to 70% and, therefore, the family found a way to pass on those savings to the local consumer. After two years of preparation, Panda Kitchen and Bath Expo Center was born.
Between 2002 and 2004, our aggressive prices and significant savings paid off with our customers, which led to our rapid growth into new territories with over 100,000 square feet of inventory. By 2006, Panda Kitchen and Bath had opened multiple distribution centers throughout the U.S., growing to over 500,000 square feet of stock. We also began our expansion into the Caribbean.
Today, Panda Kitchen & Bath operates multiple manufacturing plants in Thailand and Vietnam along with over 1 million square feet of warehousing space throughout the U.S. We also have more than 2,000 workers and support staff spread out over two continents. As worldwide leaders in the Ready-To-Assemble (RTA) category, we also offer delivery options to our U.S., Caribbean, and North/South American customers.
Even with our rapid growth, it’s essential to understand that our success hasn’t only come from our sales and distribution centers. It also came from our many years of charitable and partnership opportunities. Some examples are the Ronald McDonald House, Harvest Bible Chapel, St Jude Hospital, SOBE Wine & Food Festival, the Florida Panthers, and our three (3) time NBA Champions, the Miami Heat, to name a few.
In conclusion, our philosophy is quite simple. By owning and operating multiple manufacturing plants, we can better manage COST and QUALITY and, in turn, pass on those benefits to all of our customers. This means that our customers genuinely are saving by buying “Factory Direct.”