Once upon a time in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, on an island named Oahu, a home improvement project was born on the East side of the island on the summit of Kamehame Ridge in Hawaii Kai known as Na Pali Haweo, or “the cliffs of distinction.” On the site, which has dynamic 180 degree views of the ocean facing Molokai, owners Doug and Margie Tam wanted to build an addition that would enable them to take full advantage of the gorgeous sunrises and whale watching. They also wanted to have a place to entertain friends and family with barbecues.

The couple contacted Town & Country Builders LLC to assist with the design and construction. Modern Earth tones were the preference, so the addition was constructed with elevated concrete piers; wood framework; green Hardi-plank horizontal siding; a brown slate roof covering; a green slate ceramic tile floor covering; fire pit Trex decking with stainless steel fasteners for a durable and clean installation application; beige color-framed 12 foot by 9 foot stacking sliding glass doors and screens, which project into a hidden pocket; and a 10 foot by 4 foot picture window. With casement windows installed on each side of the picture window, they complement and enhance the building’s interior by opening up the area toward the ocean. This construction was truly an award-winning combination.



The addition was not constructed without unexpected challenges similar to what many builders face in today’s world. It was discovered that the original builder had made some deviations from the home’s blueprints and a structural support beam, which was supposed to be in place to hold up the second floor, did not exist. A new glue-laminated beam had to be installed to remedy the problem so the floor plan could flow easily from one room to another with an open and spacious feel.

At the end of the construction process, the couple gave a big mahalo for “doing a great job” to Town & Country Builders LLC. The company is a licensed general contracting design+build firm that has been serving Oahu for the past 32 years. It specializes in custom homes, remodels, additions, designer kitchens, bathrooms, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) modifications/improvements, construction of package homes, demolition and offers full construction services.

You can reach Town and Country Builders at 737-7766 for a free in-home consultation or visit www.townandcountrybuildersllc.net. The company is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and is a certified remod eler. It has been rated by Angie’s List and has won the elite “Excellence in Customer Satisfaction” award for two years in a row.

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