Education Key to Home Construction Projects

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

What are people saying after attending Graham Builders’ free “Building Your Home for Life” seminar, which covers building basics, multi-generation and aging-in-place features, sustainable design and construction?

Here are a few examples:

“The seminar session covered everything, and didn’t leave us feeling upin-the-air as they clearly defined next steps for us,” said one homeowner.

“Comprehensive discussion on home design and construction. Very enjoyable and informative,” said a second homeowner.

“Where were you 23 years ago? I could have used this seminar when I built my house,” added another.

“Very informative, and the presentation regarding the home renovation process made a lot of sense to us,” said another resident.

Locally owned Graham Builders is Hawaii’s most experienced design-build company specializing in residential construction. A true partner to its clients, Graham Builders has been guiding families through the design-build process, step-by-step with the most experienced professionals for more than 20 years. With its own dedicated designers on staff to create a family’s Home for Life, Graham Builders works closely with Hawaii homeowners through a collaborative process to bring their dreams to life.

For the past 17 years, Graham Builders has helped more than 5,000 families through their free educational seminars. Graham Builders’ goal is to educate homeowners with information on how to start a home construction project and/or modify their current home so they can live there for a lifetime.

Led by Graham Builders president Evan Fujimoto, the seminar provides homeowners with detailed information on where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for, as well as what one needs to know about residential design, setting a budget, estimating, financing and scheduling.

“Our top priority is to inform and educate homeowners about everything that is involved with home construction projects,” said Fujimoto. “Over the years, our seminars have evolved to cover topics that are important to the local families such as multi-generational living and sustainable building.”

With a reputation as a leader in multi-generation homes and aging-in-place design, Graham Builders’ seminar also offers valuable information on what families need for a successful project. Topics include designing for making your home friendly and safe for all ages, designing for personal space, blended versus segregated living and pooling resources to help the bottom line. This is especially pertinent in Hawaii where our culture embraces multi-generational living.

The two-hour seminar also offers information on ways to “green” your home — simple, yet effective solutions that will maximize comfort while reducing energy costs.

Topics include taming the energy beast, water management, edible landscaping, and reducing noise, heat and other discomforts.

Homeowners interested in learning more about the latest trends in design and renovation can attend Graham Builders’ upcoming “Building Your Home for Life” seminar this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Honolulu Country Club. Seminars are free, but reservations are required. For a full schedule of 2011 seminars or to register, visit www.grahambuilders.com or call 593-2808.

Graham Builders has the distinction of being the first builder ever to win the prestigious 2007 Better Business Bureau of Hawaii Torch Award for ethics in small business.

Address: 1144 Young St.
Contact: 593-2808

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