For more than 80 years, HK Construction has applied its extensive experience as a fourth-generation design-and-build company when creating custom homes for a host of Hawaii residents. The company is rooted in the principles of quality construction, incorporating the feedback of clients and completing projects on time — the perfect formula for making a dream home a reality.

The fully bonded and insured family business strives to improve each year, and in 2013, the company is putting an emphasis on utilizing products that enhance the durability of the homes it improves by better withstanding Hawaii’s unique climate and environmental conditions.


“We’ve put a concerted effort into product research, and what we’re looking to do is include products in each home that are more durable to withstand Hawaii’s weather, including the rain and tropical heat,” said Johnny Makiling, senior design consultant at HK Construction. “We also want to integrate products that are more resilient to termites. We’re trying to make our homes more durable, while still remaining affordable.”

The design-build firm fuses a complete team of design professionals with building experts, and this concept employed by HK Construction provides homeowners with one point of contact throughout the project. By utilizing a design-build firm, projects can be cost-engineered to fulfill specific design and budgetary needs, maximizing the time and money spent.


HK Construction provides a wide range of contracting services, as well as a comprehensive package from sourcing all the necessary materials to building one’s dream home. The company has access to an array of premier vendors responsible for supplying exceptional cabinetry, fixtures, countertops, flooring and appliances. If space is an issue, HK Construction can also move walls or increase square footage with a room addition.


“We try to avoid the bait and switch by letting customers know exactly what we’re doing up-front — we don’t want to over-promise and under-deliver,” said Makiling. “A lot of builders will quote a price only to earn the customers’ business, and then turn around later and present a different cost. We’ve been around for quite some time, and that should put customers at ease in knowing that we’re here to stay.”

The company also has a specialized division to focus on kitchen and bath remodeling jobs with a team of interior designers who have an average of 15 years of training, education and experience in their specialized domain. They’re also members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and American Society of Interior Designers.

HK Construction continues its series of educational seminars that cover various home building and remodeling topics. The next seminars are scheduled for Jan. 31 at Pearl Country Club, and Feb. 1 at Ward Warehouse’s Kakaako Room. Both will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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