The design-build experts at HK Construction are committed to providing aesthetic yet practical upgrades and additions for Hawaii homeowners, focusing on form and function.

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


“Because we’re a design-build company, we’re very contentious about the form of what we design and how it functions properly,” said Johnny Makiling, senior design consultant at HK Construction. “Sometimes form comes before function; if something doesn’t look right, no matter how functional it is, and change needs to be made.”


Makiling provided an example of a homeowner’s desire to upgrade a bathroom to be ADA compliant, a process that included opening up the bathroom to allow for movement for a wheelchair, widening doorways and moving fixtures to appropriate heights and locations within the room. He noted that adding aspects like a roll-in shower may not follow proper form if the surrounding walls and drainage system are not constructed properly to handle such a change.

“Because we’re builders that also design, we know how to address problems like this,” Makiling explained. “We know that if we create a design, we’re capable of building it so that the home functions properly.”


The skilled staff at HK Construction takes the time to explain the pros and cons of the various options that work best with the specific property. The company’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 — a noteworthy distinction that provides valuable peace of mind for homeowners.

A positive first step in learning about the home building process and determining what can be done to enhance one’s existing home is to attend one of HK Construction’s home building seminars. Questions will be answered at that time and interested parties may also set up a free on-site assessment.

HK Construction is holding three seminars this week: Thursday, April 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pearl Country Club; Friday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Blais-dell Exhibition Hall conference rooms; and Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Savings Financial Services Center in Kahala. Call 841-1800 for reservations or to get information on upcoming seminars.

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