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Home Building reviews in Honolulu


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.

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.

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


Honolulu, HI


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


Honolulu, HI


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


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


701 N Nimitz Hwy
Honolulu, HI

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