WHO WE ARE
Namaste Trading Company, Ltd. (DBA TEAK BALI) was incorporated in the state of Hawaii in 1998. Namaste Trading Company is a legally run corporation with a top credit rating with Dunn & Bradstreet and a solid track record with the US Better Business Bureau. Our presence is known throughout the Hawaiian Island chain with a proven track record of quality, integrity and strong follow-up. In regard to our growing Luxury prefab Hardwood Home division, we have sold a noteworthy amount of tropical hardwood homes that have been reassembled throughout the Big Island of Hawaii.
PT Teak Bali is established as a legally recognized entity within the Indonesian Governmental structure since 2007 with a spotless record that includes legal licensing and clean transparent relations with the Export, Tax and Customs governmental agencies. In 3rd world business cultures, there sometimes is a temptation to side-step local legal procedures to save on short-term costs or to get around certain time constraints. PT TEAK BALI categorically takes the high road by following all legal requirements, from sourcing legal raw materials, company structuring, business licensing, export/customs matters and most importantly dedication to following all manpower regulations regarding employee labor law.
TEAK BALI’s “Pre-assembly in Bali, knock it down, ship it complete in a container, re-assemble in the country of destination” concept is perfect for remote Island destinations that do not yet have a mature building infrastructure. Our logistics support is second to none and we can deliver our product anywhere on the planet that has an International shipping port. TEAK BALI’s Tropical Hardwoods are all sourced legally in Indonesia. To maintain Environmental Integrity with the Indonesian forest and Mother Nature at large, we are instituting a unique reforestation program by planting and cultivating two seedlings for every tree used in the construction of each customer’s tropical timber structures (past and future). Please reference our Sustainability page for more information.
STRONG CUSTOMER SERVICE and SUPPORT STANDARDS
TEAK BALI believes in treating customers as ‘working associates’ through every stage of the project relationship. As a result, our track record with customers is highly credible, based on the quality of our design, materials, logistics and ongoing support. As a TEAK BALI customer you are guaranteed real personal integrity, honesty and transparency from end to end…, throughout design, fabrication, shipping and reassembly. As a boutique-sized building design company we engage with a manageable number of customers each year. This allows for controllable processes, unlimited attention-to-detail and a strong commitment to customer support. We have a long track record of satisfied customers. We have a well- established TEAK BALI market on the Big Island of Hawaii where prospective buyers can take a quick plane ride to view existing TEAK BALI “Models” as well as meet happy customers. We also have a burgeoning market in the Caribbean where are structures are in demand.
INTEGRITY, HONESTY, TRUST and TRANSPARENCY
TEAK BALI is dedicated to the highest ethical standards in every facet of our business. We are absolutely committed to treating our Customers, Suppliers, Employees and most importantly the Environment with utmost respect. Our business model adheres to these 4 dictates:
- Honorable, honest and transparent business practice
- Responsible sustainable and efficient conservation principles
- Fair & just labor practices
- Honor all governmental requirements (business licensing, export regulations, tax payments, etc.)
An overriding issue for customers dealing with overseas suppliers is ‘trust’. TEAK BALI can demonstrate through former customer testimonials, supported by years of experience, that the company is credible and trust-worthy. When you’re using the web for seeking product and information, it’s often impossible to determine who you are dealing with. Way more than just a way to make a living, the principals’ of TEAK BALI are wholly committed to practicing common principles in all of our business affairs. It is a fundamental ingredient of our business model that we engender satisfied customers. We are responsive to all forms of communication we receive…make contact with us via phone, Skype, fax or email in Hawaii or Bali and you’ll be communicating directly and efficiently with one of our qualified staff.
BEST PRACTICES…….. WE DON’T CUT CORNERS
The only corners we cut are made by our hardwood saws. While we design for optimum material use, we never skimp on the Hardwood Raw Materials needed for structural strength, quality, or architectural aesthetics. Our Structural Building Protocols always focus on quality rather than choosing to implement any cost cutting measures. For all of our overseas shipments, we always include extra beams for all member categories in case items get damaged during shipping or re-assembly.
All hardwoods obtained by TEAK BALI are purchased from legal forest timber concessions in Indonesia. To do even better than re-balance nature, TEAK BALI is introducing a 2 for 1 Reforestation initiative whereby we plant and cultivate twice the equivalent amount of trees used in construction of our hardwood structures. Please visit our Sustainability page for more information. Teak Bali is fully certified for the legal export of wood products with an SVLK license. SVLK stands for Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu which translates to Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System. It is designed to check the legality of timber from forest through to the export using independent auditors. This system requires a clear chain of custody, which ensures that customers are purchasing 100% legally harvested timber. For more information, please visit our SVLK Blog discussion.