Designing & Building your Home, Bldg, Office etc with Us
Financing your home requires hiring a general contractor, which raises your costs significantly. Many of our clients are choosing to go owner-builder and do things in phases, and many are living in their homes as they build rather than spend money renting a place. These days especially, we are seeing more and more clients build the “shell” ie foundation, frame, roof, doors, windows and exterior siding, and live in the home while they finish off the interior, plumbing and electrical. We understand why. Finishing off your home inside is costly, so It often makes sense to break ground and get the “shell” up before something else in life pulls your money away, further postponing your dream.Step one is working directly with us designing your home or structure. We will advise you on costs along the way so we don’t spend unnecessary time designing something that is way out of your budget. Next is the actual drafting process- our drafting people create professional drawings, and you have several rounds where you can make changes. Once that is finalized, we then go to work costing the project out more closely and accurately. Throughout this process, you will change your mind about windows, or doors or whatever else, and that is expected. At some point, everything is more or less finalized, and off we go to our Architect for review and stamping. We encourge our clients to have fun with the process, and not fight and struggle with every detail. It is our job to advise you and to do our best to provide cost estimates that are as accurate as humanly possible. We are known for responding quickly via phone and email. Courteous and timely communication is something we work very hard at.
Choosing the best home for your situation:
Near the ocean or salt spray-
AAC or Wood frame with OSB or T1-11 siding. Whenever we use any wood in a structure, additional borite treatment is essential, especially where any frame member is cut. Borite is really incredible stuff- it causes the termites lungs to completely break down. When lumber sits out in the elements, borite can leach out, and wherever you cut any wood, there is no borite on that cut surface, and termites are very good at getting into a wood frame at points where there is no borite, so treating all cuts carefully, as well as the entire frame with additional borite is what we insist on.
Affordable Portable Housing
Oahu office in Kailua town – free, no-pressure consultation - 953-2005
Container modification facilities at
Kalaeloa, Oahu. (Near Campbell Industrial Park.)
Direct sales to all Hawaiian islands and the Pacific Rim.