The Carpet Shoppe first opened its doors on January 2, 1974, within the Consumer City Furniture Store at 2310 Kamehameha Highway. At that time the Company consisted of five employees. By June of 1974, the first of many exciting expansions had begun. The Installation Department was started to service the Company's customers, and a small warehouse was acquired to store the recently increased inventory and necessary installation tools and equipment. Then in 1976, our first American Carpet Company Showroom opened on Young Street. At that time, it was the largest freestanding carpet showroom in Hawaii. And as the volume of business rapidly increased, the number of employees also continued to grow. We hired our Company's first inventory and scheduling personnel, which started our Service Department.