Certified Sounds of Maui, is defying the outrageously high prices of real estate in Hawaii and is tripling the size of its store to become the Apple-like car stereo and high end electronics store of Hawaii.
It is expanding into home audio.
And in an age when many car stereo shops are challenged, Certified Sounds invested $1 million in a new facility that’s more than 7,500 square feet..
Additionally, Certified Sounds has hired industry veteran Jay Oliphant to assume the role of General Manager and oversee daily retail operations.
“We will construct a client-friendly showroom that’s reminiscent of an Apple store as well as a completely new custom wood shop, metal fab shop and upholstery room that’ll help us execute product demonstrations and more efficient labor utilization” said Certified Sounds President Derek Pace.
The store will also expand into high resolution home audio and video, sound bars, portable and Bluetooth speakers, headphones, digital cameras, and eventually add health/fitness and wearables.
Pace said he envisions Certified Sounds as a “one-of-a-kind premier electronics and technology destination for Maui consumers.”
You may remember that the shop has done several builds for Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.
The new general manager, Olipahant has over 23 years of industry experience. He’s had several of his installations featured at the SEMA Show and in SEMA magazine. He has been a judge for IASCA and MECA and has been a California car audio retailer for the past 10 years.
Pace is a member of the Consumer Technology Association’s Board of Industry Leaders.