Staying Power


Ceramic Tile

Est. 1977

In the late 1970s, construction was booming in Hawai‘i, so James Doran Jr. moved his family from Massachusetts to Maui and opened Ceramic Tile Plus. Doran had a knack for staying ahead of the curve, and his was the first business in the state to import prefabricated granite countertops. Doran Jr. passed away in 2017, but his eldest son, James Doran III, carries on his father’s legacy.

Over the years, Ceramic Tile Plus and its sister company, Exclusively Yours, have grown from two employees to 31, and the 10,000-square-foot Kahului showroom houses a vast selection of decorative tiles, stone slabs and wood cabinetry. The Dorans pride themselves on treating every employee and customer like family and support causes such as the Hawai‘i Animal Rescue Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Maui Food Bank and Ka Lima O Maui. The company also donates their parking lot and the water on Saturdays to host car wash fundraisers for local youth groups and nonprofits. At the end of the day, the Dorans say, “It’s all about giving back.”

Ceramic Tile Plus & Exclusively Yours, 25 Kahului Beach Rd., Kahului | 808.871.7595 | | IG @ceramictileplus | FB @Ceramic-Tile-Plus


  1. We were sorry to see the Old Whaler’s Grog Shop go away. That was a REAL bar, nothing frou-frou about it, and the naked lady over the bar made it even cooler


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