A Titan in the Building Industry
Story By Bruce Kim
Atlas Construction is a design-build contractor that makes the process of building a home an enjoyable one-stop shop experience for customers.
We are a locally owned family business that spans four generations. We believe in customer satisfaction above all else. Our company includes six cousins, with the remaining employees all treated as extended parts of the family. Our philosophy is to design and build a home as if it were our very own. Also the construction techniques and materials that we have extensively researched and adopted are based on low maintenance, longevity and value. These are core principles of our business.
Design-build construction starts from our first visit to your home. We come prepared with a site assessment report that gives us information about your property — from property boundaries, zoning restrictions, building code requirements and past history of any work done on your home. From there we listen to your wants and needs, and offer advice should you have any concerns. Then we start the design process by incorporating your ideas and our recommendations until we arrive at a plan that meets your approval.
At that point, we can assist you with financing options, offering you referrals to those lenders and financing institutions we’ve work with in the past, and in whom we trust. Next, we launch the permitting process with all necessary entities involved with your property before beginning the building portion of the project. Care and attention are given to each step of the design-build process so as to ensure your happiness with our one-stop shop service.
Our family has been involved in the Hawaii construction industry for many years. It began with our great grandparents purchasing properties. As the oldest son, our grandfather was responsible for acquiring the necessary skills and fixing up these properties. He eventually became a general contractor and real estate broker. The next generation, our parents, got involved with my grandfather and today we carry the torch of our family’s rich construction legacy. My cousins and I do not take this responsibility lightly. In fact, my grandfather once taught us a very important lesson when he said, “You must have empathy for the families you meet and work for in building their homes. This is a big step for most families. This may be the only time that they take on a project of this size.”
My cousins and I at Atlas Construction have since taken this wonderful lesson to heart by instilling each of our employees with Grandpa’s advice — of always being sensitive to our customers’ feelings and having their best interests in mind.
Here’s how we, in part, keep your best interests in mind: Before we select a building component for use, we do extensive research on the product to make sure it satisfies our low maintenance, long lifespan requirement. Sometimes this may increase cost in the design, but the quality of the product extends the lifespan of ordinary materials, which in turn lowers maintenance costs.
At Atlas Construction, we believe in building a solid foundation of trust and communication with our customers. With a clear understanding of what each party is to expect, the building process becomes a lot smoother. Although the unexpected may happen with any project, it is how we remedy the situation that makes all the difference. Our goal has always been the same: to leave homeowners satisfied and happy with a job well done.
ATLAS CONSTRUCTION INC.
contact // 951-9500
address // 1302 N. School St.
web // Atlasconstruction808.com
Photos courtesy of Atlas Construction Inc.