STORY BY Andy Beth Miller

When it comes to construction projects, clients are making a big investment and expecting a job well done. The experts at Kai Ridge Hawaii Construction Co. realize this fact and are dedicated to providing the highest quality products and service to each and every customer.


Locally owned and operated by founder Derrick Pei, Kai Ridge specializes in primarily residential and commercial construction projects, and prides itself on its expert experience and quality standards. Having completed numerous successful projects for impressive accounts such as the City and County of Honolulu, state and federal agencies, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy, Pei has built a solid foundation and network filled with satisfied clientele.

One facet that makes Kai Ridge stand apart is its fast-track option, allowing those customers who have time-sensitive building needs to entrust the company in working with them every step of the way, utilizing planning and trustable industry-insider expertise to get the project “pau” by the deadline. “The fast-track option caters to clients who have tight completion schedules, such as schools that have to be ready to reopen for students, public road work needs or homeowners waiting to move into a new home as soon as possible,” explained Pei. Kai

Ridge also can accommodate any spending allowance, working with clients to find the best fit for their budget. Part of how the company accomplishes this is through its engineers’ and budget comptrollers’ keen focus on pre-construction planning. By laying a distinct model out and identifying any and all issues before beginning the project, Kai Ridge ensures the entire process is smooth and solid. “It is very important when project planning to have proper coordination between clients and designers in order to achieve all future building functionality and to eliminate any changes after construction begins,” said Pei. “Any changes or modifications after a project is awarded to the contractor will cost clients more money in the long term.” Kai Ridge’s motto says it best: “When you build with us, you are building with confidence.”

Kai Ridge Hawaii is having an anniversary promotion for new construction, which includes $115 per square feet — based on a 2,000-square-foot minimum — with basic construction and finish. Certain restrictions may apply. A 30-percent discount for renovations and additions also is being offered.

contact // 240-1245 • 589-7630 (cell)
address // 1888 Kalakaua Ave., C312
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