Deciding whether to renovate or rebuild your aging home can be a hard decision to make. If you’re one of the many homeowners in this predicament, S. Tanaka Construction would be the place to start. It is a local design/build company that has been guiding many Oahu homeowners through this tough decision for almost 30 years.

The biggest spike of homes built on Oahu fell in the 1960s and 1970s, thus making many homes on the island 40 to 50 years old or older. While some of the homes built from those decades are well-maintained and in good condition, others would be better off being torn down and reconstructed. This is where S. Tanaka Construction thrives. Since 1984, the company has re-built more than 250 homes on Oahu from Pearl City to Hawaii Kai.


Once you give S. Tanaka Construction a call, you’ll encounter three main phases. The first one is the consultation phase. An estimator will meet with you at the office or your property to go over your ideas and advise you on what may or may not work. If you aren’t sure what you’d like to design, the estimator can also come up with some suggestions and work with you going forward.

Depending on the condition of the property and the scope of work, many times the decision is made to start new. This is usually due to forseeable problems, such as having to work with aging conditions and the time involved in trying to fix or salvage what may be better off demolished.

The second phase is the planning and design phase. S. Tanaka Construction can work with you and any ideas you may have to help you design the perfect home for your lifestyle and budget. Does your family need four bedrooms or perhaps 10? Would you like an additional wet bar? Or, maybe lots of storage? These are all things that can be taken into consideration when designing a custom home. In the end, your family will end up with the ideal home that fits your specific wants and necessities.

Once the design phase is complete and everything has gone through proper permitting, the third phase, which is the construction phase, can now begin. For some, this is the most exciting part of the journey. For others, it is a tad stressful. But in the end S. Tanaka Construction has a reputation for constructing quality homes brought about by good workmanship and customer service. Homeowners end their experience on a positive note. This is reinforced by the volume of repeat business the company receives as well as the amount of work generated based on referrals and recommendations from previous clients.


If you’re interested in scheduling a meeting with S. Tanaka Construction, call the office at 848-5010 or visit the website

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