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 great 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 US growing to over 500,000 square feet of inventory. We also began our expansion into the Caribbean.
Today, Panda Kitchen & Bath runs and operates multiple manufacturing plants in China and has over 1 million square feet of warehousing space throughout the US. We also have over 2,000 employees and support staff spread out over two continents. As worldwide leaders in the Ready-To-Assemble category, we also offer delivery options to our US, Caribbean, and North/South American customers.
Even with our rapid growth, it’s important 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, the Wine & Food Festival, the Florida Panthers, and our 3 time NBA Champions, the Miami Heat, just to name a few.
In conclusion, our philosophy is quite simple. By owning and operating multiple manufacturing plants we are able to better manage COST and QUALITY and, in turn, can pass on those benefits to all of our customers. This means that our customers truly are saving by buying “Factory Direct”.