By putting “form and function” at the forefront of every project, the skilled team of designers and builders at HK Construction continue to provide aesthetic, yet practical upgrades and additions for Hawaii homeowners.

For more than 40 years, the experts at HK Construction have kept local ohana in mind 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 conscientious about the form of what we design and how it functions properly,” said HK senior design consultant Johnny Makiling.


Makiling describes a situation he encountered recently when a homeowner wanted to add an addition to the structure directly above an existing carport. While another builder told the homeowner it was possible to do by simply shoring up existing beams and supports, the experienced team at HK Construction noted that adding another floor above the carport would be dangerous, and may prove disastrous in the event of high winds or a severe storm. To adequately address the extra load created by the addition, Makiling explained that the designers at HK Construction determined that the carport would need to be rebuilt to handle another floor above it. The project ended up costing a bit more than the original estimate, but the job was done safely and the home’s property value increased as a result of the investment.

“Oftentimes, a homeowner has an idea of what they want to do with their home but doesn’t know how to properly execute that concept,” Makiling said. “As builders, we want to perform every project with quality in mind, so everything conforms to the building codes and we can sleep well at night knowing the job was done right.


“Especially when planning an addition, it’s important to utilize a design-build company like HK Construction because you’re invariably going to have a situation where an older structure needs to be re-built properly.”


A positive first step in determining what can be done to build or enhance one’s dream home is to attend one of HK Construction’s home building seminars. Questions will be answered and interested parties also may set up a free on-site assessment.

HK Construction is holding three seminars this week: Wednesday, June 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pearl Country Club; Thursday, June 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall conference rooms; and Friday, June 26, 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 more information on upcoming seminars.

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