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I have been using them for the last three years. They are very reliable. They are very nice and very particular. Everything has to be just right. They are honest. They get the job done, and done right. They stand behind everything they do. The work they do is perfect.
- Rosaline E.
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told us that the remodel would take 4 months. It took over a year and he still never really finished. The quality of his work could not be worse. He was terrible, and he was dishonest. In the two years since he "finished," I have spent tens of thousands of dollars having things fixed that he messed up. Here are just some of the problems we had. He tiled four showers, but he did not put water barriers behind the tiles, so I have had to tear out all four showers (and some of the bathroom floors) and redo them. During the renovation, he would tell us stories to try to get out of doing something correctly. When our bathroom fixtures were installed incorrectly, he told us that our fixtures were European, so they were supposed to look bad. I had to communicate with the manufacturer over and over to teach him how to install the fixtures. His workmanship and quality are of the lowest caliber. He cannot use a saw. His miter joints are unacceptable, which results in all of the finish work looking horrible. I had to tear out a door and several windows because of the terrible finish work and pay someone thousands of dollars to come redo the work. He seriously damaged some very old hardwood floors by dragging a 300 lb refrigerator across it, and then I had to fight him to get them repaired. He used our new super expensive kitchen sink as a utility sink for trying to dispose of epoxy grout which ruined the sink. His solution was to scrub it by hand, which seriously scratched and marred the sink. When we finally force him to replace the sink, he did a substandard job installing the new sink. In the middle of the job he would just not show up for weeks at a time. As I said before, the job was never really finished by him, and what he did do took a year. The electrical work in the kitchen was not done properly. Switch locations just to not make sense, and were not where we told him they should go. He said he did not know how to fix it, and would not call in an electrician to redo the job to make it right. Some of his subcontractors knocked down part of a wall in front of our house, and then he refused to fix it. The "punch list" was over 200 items long. He refused to fix the bulk of the things on the list. Many of the things he did "fix" were not really fixed at all. They were just covered. He yelled at my wife and tried to intimidate her if she continued to ask him to fix the things that were unsatisfactory. He stole items from my garage like tools, paint, towels, expensive paint brushes, etc. that he wanted to use on the job that we were paying him for. I tried to lock everything up, but he knew where the key was. He never succeeded in the roof repairs that he was responsible for in the contract. So I had to spend an additional $17,000 for that. There is more. Suffice it to say that if you know what is good for you, stay away from this contractor.
- Christopher D.
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I can't say more than this as I decided to go with a referred contractor who started this process prior to them. I will say however they were very nice to deal with and very professional. The process of getting estimates from other companies waisted so much of my time it ended up being bit of bad luck on timing for them that we did not go further but they were one of few that at least were making the process painless and i think thats worth a mention.
- Donal D.
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Home works Overall I'm ok with the house only because it's new from what it was prior. Overall design works for us and some of the interior construction we're very happy with especially the?kitchen and bath cabinets. They were nice people to work with and easily available, helped with selections and offered their opinion. ?They responded to. Emails and calls in a timely manner. ?Price was in my budget, BUT you get what you get what you pay for as the saying goes and its true. They corrected or fixed their mistakes for the most part.? ??During meetings, they hear but don't listen. ?We asked for vaulted ceiling that wasn't included in the first plan and had to be added in costing us money, and their initial plan had the house sitting diagonally in an L-shape lot. ?We also asked for an outside sink and another light that wasn't put in. They were also very quick to request the money draws for each phase that you would think it would be finish quickly. We didn't move in until a year and 7 months after construction started due to certain factors with punch list.? ??As stated I'm ok but for a well known construction company, I expected the work to be A LOT better than what they constructed and materials used that looked generic that you could get at home depot or lowes.? After two years, floor creaks and bouncy (floating laminate flooring) in some places and fine in others, subfloor with warped boards?? Drywall near window sill on a few windows are peeling off and not from getting wet.? Initial plan was to have a concrete slab in rear of house, during construction ran into some problem with rocks, so I agreed to hollow tile that portion. ?In hind sight, that heightened the house, which in turn steepened the stairs aided the view. I had to request a main shut off valve and am wondering what would have happen if I didn't and we had to call the water company to use their valve. ?I'm also wondering what else they didn't mention that we need or be beneficial for us. ?I forgot about a doorbell and that wasn't mentioned or door knock. The old house was broken and lived without one for over 15 years.? ?Kitchen/dining/living room: (open concept) ?Floors are uneven in living area with high points to which i used a marble and it rolled towards the center. ?Laminate flooring is laid perpendicular with floor joists. ?They used a laser level and measured floor in quarters and not the entire length and tried to confuse you with numbers but the bottom line they didn't want to repair that after arguing. What happen to customer satisfaction? The base boards with gaps throughout house,?as much as 1/4 inch. Tile on floor is crooked in the corner only next to cabinet in kitchen. ?They said they replaced it and even had the extra tiles from box, but still looked the same and wondered if they actually did anything.? bathrooms: Pleased with the cabinets and toilet, which we purchased separately, and installed well. ?Shower glass doors are the thinnest you can have.? Base board with gaps as stated earlier. Under cabinets
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near floor, noticed a hole opening, not sure if it's supposed to be there or not or where it goes. Functional for the space.? Bedrooms:? Wanted to repaint costing $1500.00 to changes color, we kept the same color and it's a good thing we did, we like the color after living here. Floors with carpet,there are high points near the door so when you open door all the way, carpet drags on door. ?There are uneven areas when the subfloor went in near the wall and the area near the door appeared level. Garage/driveway: 19 feet across barely to fit 2 cars though they said 2 car garage. Cars needs to be ?nearly touching edges to have room to get out and only from inside, so you need to park one car opposite of each other. ?You cannot or very tightly exit on outside (near walls) that's with one small car too. There'd are patch work that is very visible and not all chips were repaired. During construction they
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on the concrete that is still the to this day, diagram and phone numbers. The?Driveway Was steep and car scrapes when driving up, they tried to decrease the angle but it's still steep. They fixed a sewer line that was on our side of street and I'm very grateful for that, not sure how they found that one.? Outside of house: Painting is nice we're happy with the color and contrast. They built a retaining wall to fit code for meter box at no cost which we're happy with.? Under house near drain for tub, work is unprofessionally done, wood appears roughly cut, splintering around hole. Steps leading to house appears and feels steep. There is a drainage hose on side of house ?they put in during construction, but it leads to a retaining wall without any drainage. ?The main retaining wall, the drainage is very slow, I didn't see any hoses/pipes that lead to drainage hole, so i think they just filled it with dirt and rocks. ?After watching tv and from friends I found out what you need to do. ?I have to re-dig to repair and improve the drainage whenever it rains heavy, there's a pool of water. concrete steps not level in some areas and there's standing water after it rains.? I certify that above is true and factual. ?
- Kai D.
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All Home Builders in Honolulu, HI

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3-Fold Craftsman Construction Inc

45-1071 Grote Rd
Kaneohe, HI

A B CONSTRUCTION

1111 PIIKOI ST
Honolulu, HI

A T CONTRACTORS

3992 Lurline Dr
Honolulu, HI

A1 Contracting LLC

410 N. Beretania St. apt 207
Honolulu, HI

A1 Contractors

P.O. Box 2326
Port Aransas, TX

AGA Construction Inc

18375 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA

AHTNA GOVERNMENT SVC CORP

32 MERCHANT ST
Honolulu, HI

AIELLO DEVELOPMENT GROUP LLC

3992 Lurline Dr
Honolulu, HI

Air Masters, Inc.

1924 Republican Street
Honolulu, HI

All Build Construction

PO Box 75368
Honolulu, HI

All Trade Services

1011 Prospect St
Honolulu, HI

Altus Page Kirkland

1115 Alakea St
Honolulu, HI

ANDREW'S BUILDING INC

5425 PANIOLO PL
Honolulu, HI

Apjet Interiors

1720 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI

Artistic Construction, LLC

94-275 Pupuole Street#5
Waipahu, HI

Atlas Construction, Inc.

1302 N School St
Honolulu, HI

Aussie Pool and Spa

P.O. 25581
Honolulu, HI

Bartels Builders Inc

944 Lunaawa Pl
Kailua, HI

Baum Construction & Development

6901 E. 10th Street
Long Beach, CA

BELLA PIETRA STONE

701 N Nimitz Hwy
Honolulu, HI

Benchmark Construction Company

777 Paani Street
Honolulu, HI

Blue Moon Builders Inc

99-010 Kaupili Pl
Aiea, HI

Bonded Builders Co Ltd

24 Dutch Point Rd
Hampton, NB

BROOKFIELD HOMES

55 MERCHANT ST
Honolulu, HI

BROOKFIELD HOMES HAWAII

55 MERCHANT ST
Honolulu, HI

Build Pacific General Contractor LLC

1001 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI

BUILDER LINE INC

90 N KING ST
Honolulu, HI

CANAAN CONSTRUCION LTD

P.O. Box 79
Honolulu, HI

CHANEY BROOKS AMERICAN HOMES

606 CORAL ST
Honolulu, HI

CHANEY BROOKS AMERICAN HOMES

1100 Alakea St 7th Fl
Honolulu, HI

Cheap Banners Hawaii

1038 Queen st, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI

Closed

320 Ohua Ave
Honolulu, HI

Closet Systems of Hawaii

99-930 Iwaena St
Aiea, HI

Colburn Construction

Po box 641
Kahuku, HI

Construction Ahead

P.O. Box 22842
Honolulu, HI

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS LLC

94 MOLOAA ST
Honolulu, HI

CONSTRUCTORS HAWAII INC

1525 BERNICE ST
Honolulu, HI

Copper Sun Construction LLC

320 N Don Peralta Rd
Apache Junction, AZ

CORAL PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION LLC

1020 AUAHI ST
Honolulu, HI

CREDO CONSTRUCTION

1177 BISHOP ST
Honolulu, HI

CRU KUSTOM WORKZ

5 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI

CV Construction

1018 Smith St
Honolulu, HI

D F BUILDER GEN ENGRG CONTR

1020 ULUPONO ST
Honolulu, HI

D R HORTOM AMERICA'S BUILDER

828 FORT STREET MALL
Honolulu, HI

D R HORTON AMERICA'S BUILDER

650 IWILEI RD
Honolulu, HI

Dave Foster Builders, Inc

2290 Alahao Pl
Honolulu, HI

David's Custom Roofing & Painting, Inc.

96-1217 Waihona St
Pearl City, HI

Dawn Pacific, Inc.

2016 Democrat Street
Honolulu, HI

DESIGN WORKS INC

220 PUUHALE RD
Honolulu, HI

Diamond Head Plumbing Inc

1039 11th Ave
Honolulu, HI

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN

DISI HOMES

1415 ALA LONOMEA ST
Honolulu, HI

DISTINCTIVE HOMES HAWAII LLC

1750 KALAKAUA AVE
Honolulu, HI

DMA Builders, LLC

91-1071 KaiAnae Street
Ewa Beach, HI

DO IT YOURSELF HOME REPAIR

26 N SCHOOL ST
Honolulu, HI

Dream Home Builders Inc

PO Box 894057
Mililani, HI

Eastside Masonry & Excavation LLC

P.O. Box 1245
Kaneohe, HI

Ecm Builders & Consulting LLC

111 Hekili St A195
Kailua, HI

EMERSON CONSTRUCTION

4318 LAAKEA ST
Honolulu, HI

EVANS CONSTRUCTION INC

PO Box 37940
Honolulu, HI

Executive Construction

2634 Ipulei Pl
Honolulu, HI

FARWEST HOMES

949 MCCULLY ST
Honolulu, HI

FELLOW'S CONSTRUCTION

819 MOOWAA ST
Honolulu, HI

FLETCHER PACIFIC CONSTR FCSML

707 RICHARDS ST
Honolulu, HI

Free Lance Carpentry

PO Box 2331
Hayden, ID

GILL DEVELOPMENT

PO Box 1341
Aiea, HI

Graham Builders Inc

1144 Young St
Honolulu, HI

Gregory Design Build, Inc. - Custom Home Builder H

7056 Kalanianaole Highway
Honolulu, HI

Grizzly Roofing

6365 Chantilly Pl
Colorado Springs, CO

H-1 Construction

92-1133 Panana Street
Kapolei, HI

HARBOR CONSTRUCTION

98-1453 HOOHONUA ST
Pearl City, HI

HAUIKI HOMES

1574 MEYERS ST
Honolulu, HI

HEATH CONSTRUCTION

1413 S King St Ste 201
Honolulu, HI

HEE'IA CONSTRUCTION CO

1021 SMITH ST
Honolulu, HI

HGN ENTERPRISES

2809 LAI RD
Honolulu, HI

HOMEWORKS CONSTRUCTION INC

2111 South Beratania Street
Honolulu, HI

I 2 CONSTRUCTION INC

6646 KALOPA ST
Honolulu, HI

Inline Construction LLC

95-1057 Kuauli Street Suite 26
Mililani, HI

Innovative Housing Solutions

91080 HANUA ST
Kapolei, HI

INTER-ISLAND CONSTRUCTION

99-910 IWAENA ST
Aiea, HI

Island Rainbow Builders

1001 kamokila blvd. suite 110
Kapolei, HI

J A Higa Builders

2752 Kahoaloha Ln
Honolulu, HI

J. Tamashiro, Inc.

1628 Democrat St.
Honolulu, HI

JEN CONSTRUCTION LLC

419 Waiakamilo Rd Ste 2B
Honolulu, HI

JG Builders LLC

1334 Kalaniiki Street
Honolulu, HI

JG BUILDERS LLC

1334 KALANIIKI STREET
Honolulu, HI

JG Builders LLC

1334 KALANIIKI STREET
Honolulu, HI

John's Carpentery

71 kaikaina st.
Kailua, HI

KAIKOR CONSTRUCTION

1321 HART ST
Honolulu, HI

KAPCITY CONSTRUCTION, INC.

PO Box 700885
Kapolei, HI

KIMURA CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION

2040 CLEMENT ST
Honolulu, HI

KNK CONSTRUCTION CO

2696 KILIHAU ST
Honolulu, HI

KP's Services

99-545 Ohekani Pl
Aiea, HI

Kula Construction LLC

905 Kalanianaole Hwy
Kailua, HI

Kwik-Fix Home Improvement & Repair

823 Koko Isle Circle
Honolulu, HI

LA'AU STRUCTURES INC

650 KAKOI ST
Honolulu, HI

LSK Contractors, LLC.

45-339 Kahowaa Place
Kaneohe, HI

Main's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

24 Brown Cr
Fredericksburg, VA

Mainland Pacific Builders

20 N Kuakini St
Honolulu, HI

Manu Mafi

92-122 Amaui Pl
Kapolei, HI

MARK C OLSEN GENERAL CONTR

1188 BISHOP ST
Honolulu, HI

MASAOKA H CONTRACTING

2129 Wilson St
Honolulu, HI

Masterpiece Construction LLC

86-516 Paheehee Place
Waianae, HI

MICHAEL YOUNG LAND SURVEYING

PO Box 552
Estero, FL

Mid-Pacific Painting

2623 Halelena Pl
Honolulu, HI

Mikey's home repair

45-457 nukoki pl
Kaneohe, HI

MOKULUA High Performance Builder

905 Kalanianaole Hwy
Kailua, HI

Monte Smith Designs

6265 Stae Highway 105 West
Conroe, TX

National Builders

3078 Kahaloa Dr
Honolulu, HI

Noho'ana Builders LLC

P.O. Box 894597
Mililani, HI

NORMAN HOME FOR HEALING LTD

210 Ward Ave Ste 336
Honolulu, HI

NVR Inc

11700 Plaza American Dr
Reston, VA

ONO CONSTRUCTION INC

747 AMANA ST
Honolulu, HI

Pacific Landmark Group

805 San Island Access Rd Office 204
Honolulu, HI

Pacific Style Construction

74 Makaweo Ave
Wahiawa, HI

PACIFIC TECH CONSTRUCTION

683 KUMUKAHI PL
Honolulu, HI

Perez Brothers LLC

3009 Ala Makahala Place, Suite 1704
Honolulu, HI

Permits Hawaii, LLC

P.O. Box 15973
Honolulu, HI

PETER N KOBAYASHI GENL CONTR

3266 KEAHI ST
Honolulu, HI

PFC Remodeling and Construction

636 KAHA ST
Kailua, HI

Picasso Expert Renovations

1190 East 57th Street
Brooklyn, NY

PRECISION CONSTRUCTION SVC

3004 MOANALUA RD
Honolulu, HI

PRIMATECH CONSTRUCTION INC

1688 S KING ST
Honolulu, HI

RAM CORP

1717 AKAHI ST
Honolulu, HI

RCI CONSTRUCTION GROUP-PCFC

1350 SAND ISLAND PKWY
Honolulu, HI

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak, MI

Reynolds Construction

534 Ilimano St
Kailua, HI

Reynolds Home Builders

13050 Forest Run Ct
Tallahassee, FL

RMA LAND CONSTRUCTION

615 PIIKOI ST
Honolulu, HI

Safari Construction

HCR 6965
Keaau, HI

Scandinavian Log Homes

1861 NE 146 Street
Miami, FL

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL

SELENI HOMES CORP

1172 KAHULUI ST
Honolulu, HI

SER Contracting

PO Box 5041
Kaneohe, HI

SKYE CONSTRUCTION LLC

220 Kalihi St Ste B
Honolulu, HI

Smith Brothers

500 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI

Solid Builders

48-279 Waiahole Valley Rd.
Kaneohe, HI

Sterling Builders LLC

386 Kealahou St
Honolulu, HI

Titan Builders

91-205 Nohoaloha Place
Ewa Beach, HI

TJR Works

94-1007 Lalama Loop
Mililani, HI

TK Construction

PO Box 75378
Kapolei, HI

TMI MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INC

3049 UALENA ST
Honolulu, HI

Tory's Roofing & Waterproofing Inc

96-1382 Waihona St
Pearl City, HI

Town and Country Builders

115 Hoolako Pl
Honolulu, HI

Town Key 1 Construction Worker

55-651 Lanihuli Pl
Laie, HI

Truss Systems Hawaii, Inc.

235 Nakii Rd.
Puunene, HI

VALUE REMODELING LLC

94-1036 WAIPIO UKA ST
Waipahu, HI

Versatile Construction

91 Namahoe St
Kapolei, HI

W.J. Hale Construction, Inc

P.O. Box 2084
Waianae, HI

Weatherwax Electric

POB 2108
Kailua, HI

Webb Construction LLC

42-104 Alaka
Kailua, HI

WEBCO CONSTRUCTION

1019 UNIVERSITY AVE
Honolulu, HI

West Coast Construction

94-1388 Moaniani St
Waipahu, HI

WHITNEY PACIFIC CORP

79-928 Mahi-Ai
Kealakekua, HI

Windsor Log Home Restorations

PO Box 1963
Ellijay, GA

Wisteria Lane Flooring

500 Alakawa
Honolulu, HI

Y S CONSTRUCTION

1316 MOOKAULA ST
Honolulu, HI

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