Furniture RX ( Source: HONOLULU MAGAZINE, Best of Honolulu, March 2011 )

    When local interior designers such as Mary Philpotts McGrath and Shari Saiki need furniture re-upholstered or refinished, the guy on speed dial is Romeo Geronimo, the president of VRS Upholstery and Sales. VRS has also been the go-to company for hotels, including the Edition and Waikiki Parc, and restaurants such as Roy’s Hawaii Kai and Indigo, since Geronimo acquired VRS in 1992. With a 5,000-square-foot warehouse and just eight employees, many of whom have been with the company for almost 20 years, VRS fills thousands of commercial orders every year, as well as orders from individual clients. Much of his business comes from repeat customers, long-term relationships he’s developed by knowing what the clients want, meeting their deadlines and delivering quality workmanship. “I train my employees to treat furniture like pieces of art,” says Geronimo. “It’s not upholstery; it’s art.” 920 Industrial Road, 845-6076,