By Jackie Perreira

Sometimes the hardest part of renovating your home is finding a contractor you can trust. Look no further than Atlas Construction, voted Hawaii’s best contractor three years in a row by Honolulu Star-Advertiser‘s People’s Choice Awards. Atlas Construction will guide you through any fears you may have when it comes to renovating to ensure that creating your dream home is anything but a nightmare.

“We are there for customers through the process to educate them in every facet. We believe in being as transparent as possible about how we operate so that they can make an informed and educated decision,” said president of the company Bruce Kim.

These are comforting words to many homeowners, seeing as there are a lot of facets to any home renovation. First, there is a site assessment, which marks the beginning of your project. Atlas Construction conducts research on your property to identify building restrictions and possibilities. They seek the most updated information in order to properly plan what will be a successful project.


“The site assessment will let us know if your property will be able to accommodate these options, such as an ADU, Ohana unit, subdivide, CPR or a duplex. We go through several meetings to explore the various options the homeowners need and want to allow the homeowners to make an informed decision,” said Kim.

Atlas Construction takes care to understand your objectives, such as how the space will accommodate your family’s needs, and what you’re trying to accomplish with the construction. After gathering your wants and needs at the initial site assessment, the company will then advise you on how to build most cost effectively and how to optimize your property value, all while keeping your design criteria in mind. The team will generate an estimate from the information gathered and check the feasibility of the project in terms of the loan amount.

Then begins the design development process. The materials Atlas Construction uses go above and beyond building-code requirements. The professionals’ advising even goes so far as to make recommendations for types of material that are best-suited to the environments your space will be prone to. Some examples of when this advice comes into play are when building in areas that are exposed to rain, constructing homes that require low maintenance or working with homes that are older models.

“Our extensive process is done for two reasons: first, to educate our families about our construction methods, of all costs to complete the project to eliminate change orders, our process, our application and materials, and to educate homeowners of what an Atlas home entails. Second, it is so that we can ask the correct questions to get the most complete and clear understanding of what the homeowner is looking for,” explained Kim.


This careful consideration of the customer is just one of the ways in which Atlas Construction, a fourth-generation and strong family-based company, is able to provide the utmost service. With hundreds of completed projects and zero complaints under its belt, the business encourages customers to attend one of Hawaii’s best informational home building seminars and open houses, which are arranged by Atlas Construction’s own project coordinators.

“The open houses are a great way for interested homeowners to have a first-hand experience in an Atlas-built home and see the various upgraded materials that they will receive in their new home,” shared Kim.

As part of the information-gathering phase of your construction, calling three references is a good way to get first-hand feedback from families that have built with a contractor. Atlas will provide an extensive list of clients that it has built for in the past 10 years. The homeowner can pick any three families to call and discuss their overall experience.

At Atlas Construction, it’s not just about building spaces. It’s about building relationships as well. “We strive to build the best homes and long lasting relationships with all our homeowners and continue to do it better than any other company,” said Kim.

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