In its 25th year in business as one of Hawaii’s leading design-build general contractors, Graham Builders experienced robust growth in 2015 as homeowners continued to take advantage of low interest rates and rising real estate values. As the housing crisis continues to impact individuals and families in search of a home facing very tight housing supply and strong demand, many have opted to add on to their existing homes or build multi-generation homes on family properties.

“When the average price for a single family home surpassed $700,000 earlier this year, families started taking a hard look at how they could either renovate or rebuild their existing homes,” said Danny Graham, CEO of Graham Builders. “Families that were not originally planning on living in a multigenerational household started having honest, open discussions with aging parents about their future plans … it seemed like economic realities forced families to consider all options.”

Graham Builders has helped hundreds of families through the years, having designed functional and beautiful new homes and large renovations and additions. Many of the new home projects involved tearing down small single-wall homes to make way for larger homes that could accommodate up to three families.

“This year we saw many new projects come across our design boards,” said president Evan Fujimoto. “We’ve been working on everything from smaller move-up homes for young families to moderate-sized custom homes for people downsizing from very large custom homes — in one case, an owner moving out of an iconic beachfront estate.”


Graham Builders believes in “building lives and families first.”

However, for Graham Builders it’s much more than building homes for Hawaii’s families. On Saturday Dec. 12, Graham Builders will, for the 16th consecutive year, hold a Christmas party for the children and families served by Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation (HCCF).

For the past eight years, Graham Builders has expanded support for HCCF at its monthly “Building Your Home for Life” seminars. Attendees coming to learn about planning home construction projects are encouraged to donate to HCCF, and every donation is matched by Graham Builders.

To learn more about Graham Builders, or to hear how the company can help you build your dream home or expand and renovate your existing home, attend the next “Building Your Home for Life” seminar scheduled for Jan. 30. Seminars are free, but reservations are required. To register, visit or call 593-2808.

Building Your Home for Life
Jan. 30, 9 a.m.

Honolulu Country Club

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