After 20 years in the business, Xiao Rui “Ray” Xie, head contractor at Rui Construction, has had plenty of experience with residential construction projects. Specializing in two-story family dwellings, Xie’s team can generally build a home from the ground up in about six months or so.

Recently, Rui completed a project that seemingly presented twice as much challenge: the back-to-back construction of a pair of Kaimuki homes. Though a shared garage connects the homes, which are owned by two sisters, each is unique, with fi xtures and fi ttings that seem like they were custom made. Fully 90 percent of those materials — cabinets, countertops, vanities, faucets, sinks, tile, fl ooring and more — are from Rui Building Supply, sister company of Rui Construction.


“We’re a one-stop shop, and we always give our customers discounts when we do the build or renovation for them,” explained Jon Xie, son of Ray Xie and manager of the building supply showroom. “You don’t need to go anywhere else. We’ll help you with design, and provide the majority of the interior and exterior fixtures for your house.”

From its Sand Island Access Road showroom, the Rui team helped outfit both houses handsomely. The kitchen in one has striking creme-colored cabinets with chrome fittings that echo the dark gray tile backsplash. The same cabinets are used in the bathrooms, with steel-colored granite countertops that continue the theme.

In the other home, the kitchen is a smaller space in which an enormous island boasts a handy prep sink. The warmth of the cabinetry, also used in the bathrooms, echoes the wood plank flooring used for the living and dining areas.


Generally known for its efficiency, Rui’s construction crew outdid itself on the Kaimuki builds.

“These houses took us about eight months to finish, from groundbreaking till the owners moved in,” reported Xie.

The company creates bathrooms in which you want to light a candle, fi ll the tub and sink into a warm bath for a dreamy hour, kitchens that actually look like they’d be fun to cook a holiday meal in, and living spaces that are bright, inviting and perfect for creating new family memories. Whether it’s a simple remodeling project or a new build from the ground up, Rui Building Supply & Construction is Oahu’s one-stop shop for practically everything a homeowner might need.

CONTACT // 848-8820
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