Solutions for housing crisis

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: RemodelRenovating

With the elderly living longer and only so much land available on the Islands, housing in Hawaii has reached a tipping point.

In a recent talk with Building Industry Association Hawaii (BIA) members, economist Paul Brewbaker stated that there are fewer new homes being built in Hawaii today since World War II. By 2030, Oahu is projected to have an additional 122,000 people and will need 3,300 new housing units available annually to meet the demand. However, in 2013 only 1,060 building permits were issued for construction of single-family homes. This translates into a shortage of housing by two-thirds. Perhaps it’s not surprising then that Hawaii leads the nation in multigenerational living.

Proven solutions for housing crisis

With 25 years of helping hundreds of Hawaii families design and build their dream home, Graham Builders has the experience and knowledge to help today’s families deal with the state’s housing shortage. As a locally owned and operated company, Graham Builders recognized Hawaii’s unique culture in the company’s earlier days, and has led the effort to design and build multigenerational homes for families all over Oahu. In fact, Graham Builders was the first home construction company in the state to have a certified aging-in-place specialist to assist families that wanted to care for their elders at home. Today, Graham Builders has three certified aging-in-place specialists on staff.

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Graham Builders’ design staff works closely with all family members through a collaborative process to bring their dream home to life. Whether it’s modifying their current home or building a brand new one, Graham Builders’ design solutions will allow family members to live together comfortably and with privacy.

Learn more at BIA Show

Homeowners interested in learning more about multigenerational homes or the latest trends in design and renovation can visit Graham Builders’ booth at the 2015 BIA Home Building and Remodeling Show at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, Jan. 23-25. To celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary this year, Graham Builders will be highlighting its rich history with examples of homes that it has designed and built since its inception. Stop by, see for yourself and talk story with Graham Builders’ friendly staff, who will be on hand to answer any questions homeowners may have.

Additionally, BIA Show attendees who “like” Graham Builders’ Facebook page and “check-in” at the show will be entered to win a drawing for four movie tickets. Just show a staff member proof of your “like” and “check-in” on your smart phone, and complete an entry form.

For those who cannot make it to the show, please attend Graham Builders’ free upcoming “Building Your Home for Life” seminar on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Honolulu Country Club. Seminars are free, but reservations are required. To register, visit www.grahambuilders.com or call 593-2808. You also can tune into Graham Builders’ radio show on AM 690. The weekly “Building Your Home for Life” radio show airs from 3 to 4 p.m.

FREE SEMINAR
Building Your Home for Life
Feb. 28, 9 a.m.
Honolulu Country Club

GRAHAM BUILDERS
contact // 593-2808
web // grahambuilders.com