For more than 40 years, HK Construction has continued to keep local families on the forefront of operations, as the fourth-generation family business incorporates quality products and the talents of experienced builders and designers throughout each project.


With Hawaii’s unique ohana culture, through which family members care for young or elderly relatives in multigenerational households, HK Construction puts an emphasis on building or rebuilding homes for customers looking to create more interior space to accommodate their growing families. These types of building projects encompass children moving back home with kids of their own, as well as focus on allowing older residents to “age in place” by creating a safer environment for the elderly without sacrificing their freedom or lessening mobility.

“We want to ensure the home is user-friendly when entering their golden years,” said Johnny Makiling, senior design consultant at HK Construction, of the emphasis on creating functional living spaces for elderly residents.


HK Construction is well-versed in completing these projects with a focus on keeping the lifestyles of all family members intact. Hawaii’s unique topography includes slopes and hillsides along with limited space for expansion, and poses building and design challenges that HK Construction has routinely conquered seamlessly. Various design elements become important factors when facing these issues, but HK’s vast experience, gleaned from building on Oahu for nearly half a century, allows the business to guide homeowners through the process — resulting in the most economical and functional home possible.


As homeowners become more savvy with building materials and varying methods of installation, the skilled staff at HK Construction takes the time to explain the pros and cons of multiple methods, as well as the materials that work best with their specific property. HK Construction’s designers average 15 years of experience in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, and are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association as well as the American Society of Interior Designers.

“Every home gets the same attention to detail as if it was our very own home, and we treat homeowners we work with as our ohana,” said Alan Twu, vice president of HK Construction. “We want to help customers plan for the future, and our experience level can allow for flexibility whether it be creating more common areas for families to share, or separate living areas for more privacy. Options also include reducing changes in elevation by possibly removing stairs or changing slopes in certain places to allow elderly residents to move around the house more efficiently.”

Also offered are informational seminars on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Pearl Country Club; May 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Ward Warehouse; and May 24 at 11 a.m. at American Financial Services Center.

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