Leading the way in design, construction services

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: RemodelRenovating

Every new remodeling project undertaken by Homeworks Construction draws on the design/build firm’s 20 years of experience in serving local clients. Many of these projects, ranging from kitchen and bath remodeling to additions and new custom homes, have been recognized with awards, most recently four awards in the BIA Renaissance remodeling competition. The company has also been named BIA Remodeler of the Year and is ranked among the nation’s “Top 500” residential remodelers by Qualified Remodeler magazine.

Homeworks CEO Jim Byxbee emphasizes, however, that winning awards has never been a motivating factor in producing quality work. “Our goal is to provide personalized service and high-quality workmanship for the best possible price,” Byxbee said. “Our designers and builders invest the same relative amount of care and energy in ensuring that the small, low-budget job turns out to be successful and fills the needs of the client as they would with a high-budget project. A company’s reputation rests on the satisfaction of clients, whether the job is large or small. Referrals from clients is the best form of advertising.”

Byxbee pointed out that many new clients became aware of Homeworks through its Build New Or ReDo Radio Show — which Byxbee co-hosts with Rick Hamada at 9 a.m. Saturdays on KHVH AM830 — or through the Build New Or ReDo free seminars held at the showroom in the Homeworks Building.

“Our slogan, ‘All design and construction services under one roof,’ accurately describes what Homeworks offers,” Byxbee said. “From planning and permitting to demolition and excavating, foundation work, framing, interior and exterior finishes, all the way to completion … a project coordinator and selections specialist are assigned to every client, to meet with them regularly and make sure all terms of the contract are understood and fulfilled.”

Sarah VanDeVanter, a member of the Homeworks design/build team, commented on a recent Hahaione Valley remodel. “The first step was a site visit with Jim Byxbee to evaluate the project and come up with a scope of work to match the client’s goals and budget.

“We commandeered the carport area to create curb appeal with a covered lanai and railing. The added square footage provided space to expand the cramped kitchen, create a separate laundry room, office and foyer.”

VanDeVanter noted that a new free-standing garage incorporating secured storage was constructed and the driveway expanded with new concrete.

As requested by the client, stained concrete flooring was added in the new office. A specialty mason worked with the owner to create a floor that would be “durable, low maintenance and easy on the budget.” The mason hand-stamped the concrete floor of the new covered lanai to simulate natural stone.

“The client was great about finding inspiration and had a binder full of ideas for her kitchen. She selected materials for beauty as well as function, including quartz counters for the sink area and golden lightning granite for the range and custom circular bar. Our kitchen designer Sean Bradshaw worked hand in hand with her to customize every inch of space, including specialty glass doors on the pantry cabinet and a rounded column under the bar,” VanDeVanter said.

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