Custom designs showcased in Kailua neighborhoods

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: RemodelRenovating

Kailua is one of the Oahu communities where Homeworks Construction often has multiple projects in progress. This summer alone, the company started or completed seven new custom homes and remodels in various Kailua neighborhoods.

“In close-knit communities like Kailua, it’s quite common for us to be referred by one client to another who may have a similar lifestyle and even budget,” said Jim Byxbee, CEO of Homeworks Construction. “When people are pleased with our work, they often tell their friends or neighbors … or people in the same area may see a project in progress with our Homeworks sign or trucks out front. Sometimes they stop by to talk to a project manager on the site. They can actually watch the progress of a project from demolition of an existing dwelling through construction and finishes and finally, occupancy by the owners.”

Homeworks projects in Kailua and elsewhere include new custom homes built to the client’s specifications, additions to accommodate growing families and multigenerational living, renovations and kitchens and baths. With nearly 1,000 projects completed throughout Oahu, Homeworks has won numerous awards in the BIA Renaissance and Parade of Homes and kitchen and bath design competitions. Qualified Remodeler magazine ranks Homeworks among the nation’s “Top 500” residential remodelers. A design-build firm, Homeworks provides “all design and construction services under one roof,” the company slogan.

“Upgrading your home is one of the best investments you can make,” Byxbee said. “On average, a new or remodeled house will appreciate an estimated 6 percent a year … so it makes more sense to put your money into your home rather than your bank account, where it will gather only minimal interest. We have just had one of our busiest summers, due in part to the low interest rates that people are taking advantage of. When we meet with new clients to set a budget and discuss financing, we can refer them to lenders who have worked with us and know they can count on us to complete the job on schedule.”

Homeworks project coordinator Kim Green CGP said the majority of the clients he has signed contracts with this year have seen Homeworks projects in their neighborhoods or attended a Homeworks seminar. “At the seminars, we explain the design/build process, while focusing on specific concerns of homeowners today, one of these being energy-efficiency,” Green, a Certified Green Professional, noted. “At our upcoming seminar, Homeworks architect Mario Tadeo will discuss energy-efficient custom designs. Mike Lampmann of Central Pacific HomeLoans will answer questions about financing residential projects.”

The seminar will be held at the Homeworks showroom, located at 2111 S. Beretania St., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Reservations are requested. Call 955-2777.

HOMEWORKS CONSTRUCTION
contact // 955-2777
address // 2111 S. Beretania St.

Photos: Phil Spalding III