About our Company
MVR is a locally owned and operated, full-line supplier of hi performance paint, auto body refinishing supplies, tools, and equipment to meet the standards of the automotive, fleet, marine, and industrial markets serving the county of Maui, Hawaii. We are proud to be the authorized distributor for PPG finishes-the world’s leading manufacturer of transportation coatings.
In 1978, MVR Auto Refinishing Supplies started out as a mobile auto upholstery and vinyl repair business owned and operated by the current owner Melvin Ah You. By 1980, the business had grown into a five person business with a shop located in an old and dusty warehouse in the back of the Wailuku Industrial Park. The company was incorporated in 1985 as Mel’s Vinyl Repair Inc., hence the “MVR” at the beginning of our company name.
In 1989, our company took on the PPG auto paint line as an authorized paint jobber and in 1990 subsidiary company was formed under the Mel’s Vinyl Repair corporation with the name MVR Auto Refinishing Supplies.
In 1993, the upholstery and vinyl repair business was sold to one of it’s employees but Melvin kept the corporation name and the auto paint side of the company.
In 1999, we were recognized as a Platinum Distributor by PPG. What is a PPG Platinum Distributor?
Exceptional sales, service and support have earned MVR the elite status of Platinum Distributor by PPG, the world leader in automotive finishes. The Platinum symbol is your assurance that we meet the highest standards in the industry: your standards. It means you can count on us to provide a lot more than products. You can count on us to provide insight in such areas as process improvement, personnel and inventory management, new products, equipment and techniques and more. Together, PPG and MVR bring you the products and practices to help your business prosper.
In 2004 we moved form our old warehouse in the back of the Wailuku Industrial Park to our present location at 321 Hookahi Street, Bay #1. We were the first tenants to move into this new building and were able to design and build our current store to our specifications. Our customers and employees appreciate the accessibility of our products on display and the comfort of being in an air conditioned store.
Whether you are an auto collision center that demands the best in cycle time performance and quality, a small bodyshop needing an economical system, or do-it-yourselfer working on that weekend project, we have what you need to fit your budget.