The first and most important step in any new construction or remodeling project is choosing the right contractor … one who is not only licensed, but also experienced in the kind of project you are planning.

Homeworks Construction project consultant Kim Green has planned and coordinated numerous projects in Hawaii, from simple additions to large multi-generational homes.


“When people ask how they can be sure they are making the right choice, I offer several suggestions,” said Green. “First, schedule a meeting with the contractor you are considering, at your job site or their office. Find out if they are people you would want to work with. If yes, then take some time to check on their credentials with the Better Business Bureau and the Building Industry Association. Ask for references.

“I routinely supply prospective clients with addresses of jobs comparable to the one they have in mind and will personally accompany them to the homes. Many owners volunteer to provide personal recommendations … which is the best validation a contractor can receive. We also review albums with plans and photos of completed Homeworks projects.”

Green noted that a big percentage of the company’s recent jobs are multi-generational homes. “Before we start work on a multi-generational home, I sit down with the family and have a discussion about everyone’s preferences and needs, future as well as present. The design must be sensitive to the family’s lifestyle.”

Green will join Homeworks CEO Jim Byxbee on a special Build New Or ReDo show devoted to multi-generational homes and featuring “Thrive for Life” home modification consultants Saturday, Dec.15, from 9 to 10 a.m. on KHVH Radio AM830.

contact // 955-2777
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Photos: Phil Spalding III