Customer Spotlight- My Experience Moving to Kona

Tony Salinas- 2022 Move From Sunland, CA. to Kailua-Kona, HI.

Our Customer Spotlight series is back, with our newest entry coming from Tony.

Tony moved from California to Kailua-Kona at the end of 2022, and entrusted us with not only shipment of his vehicle, but with Hawaii Auto Registration Service as well.

We'd like to send a big MAHALO to Tony for trusting us as his service provider and providing feedback to others looking to make the move.

Why did you decide to move to Hawaii? What excited you most about moving here?

From previous trips to the other islands, I enjoyed the cultural & laid back atmosphere & water activites, scuba diving especially.

What was your biggest concern prior to moving? Was it shipping your goods, finding housing, moving pets, etc.?

Since we purchased a home 25 years ago, our main concern was the status (prior renter moving out) & ability to obtain repair services if needed.

What was the most difficult aspect of your move and how did you navigate it?

Coordinating home availability status with airline flights, shipping of vehicle, short stay hotel accomodations & obtaining furniture locally.

What was the easiest part about your move?

Thanks to Kona Container Guy, the shipping & registration of the vehicle. The multiple home improvement stores located just miles away, made DIY home repair easy.

What do you think others would want to know, or could benefit from your experience?

Obtaining certain house services (plumbing especially) is sometimes frustrating. Any service requiring labor costs more, and difficult to schedule reliably.

Hindsight being 20/20, is there anything about your move that you’d do differently if you had the opportunity to do it again?

Speaking with neighbors, they used a small trailer attached to their car when shipped, allowing the shipment of some household goods. Instead of using a whole shipping container, keeping costs low.

*Hint- we provide trailer, LCL , and full container shipping options for household goods.

Why did you choose Kona Container Guy as your service provider for your move?

Good reviews, customer service, & prefer using a local company to support the island economy.

Please tell us about your experience with our concierge service.

Definitely made the whole process of vehicle registration easy, with the ability to use the vehicle from day one without the worry of obtaining proper paperwork, permits & scheduling a DMV appointment.

"From start to finish, the Kona Container Guy crew excelled in customer service. Always kept me informed about the status of my vehicle, and even took care of the car registration paperwork, had new plates within a week of my arrival. Would highly recommend them for all your vehicle shipping needs. Aloha"

-Tony Salinas

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