‘Wong’ Is The Right Choice
BY LES WONG
Born and raised in Honolulu, I became a licensed general contractor and started doing small renovations and repair jobs in June 1983.
My only daughter, Tanyce, also was born around the same time, so needless to say my days and nights were very busy, but also very enjoyable. Over the next several years, Wong Construction grew to where we could handle larger additions and even new homes.
Today, I employ a crew of four skilled craftsmen, including myself, and although I still consider us to be a small business, we are able to handle larger jobs. We have completed projects around the island of Oahu, from Makaha to Portlock to Hawaii Kai, and we can do everything from termite repairs to million-dollar homes.
We work with outstanding subcontractors — plumbers, electricians, etc. — and even draw plans and can design the home of your dreams. We also have great contacts that can provide financing, if the need arises.
Here are some comments from a satisfied owner:
“Continuing the legacy of my father’s family home, and building my dream home recently became a reality. Returning to my childhood house after 19 years to reside in was never on my mind. My father kept the house when we moved out in 1979 and it was used as a rental until my husband and two children moved back in 1998. Being that the home was built in the 1950s, we knew that continuous fixtures and maintenance had to be done. Would making my childhood house turn into my dream home ever become a reality?
“This is when my husband and I decided that we wanted to do major renovations to our home. Our plan was to make a new carport with a new master bedroom above, enlarge the kitchen, and do additional fixtures and reconstruction in other places of the house. The main intent was to renovate, and to also fulfill my father’s legacy by at least keeping the foundation of the house.
“There were three contractors that we had planned to meet with, but after meeting with the first two, I became discouraged and heartbroken to hear that they were willing to do the job, but with a complete demolition of the home. This is when I contacted the third contractor, Les Wong and scheduled an appointment. Les brought his own architect, unlike the first two contractors and we walked completely in and out of the house. As the architect listened to our description of the plans, he amazingly sketched a rough draft. The other two contractors came alone and stayed only in one place of the house, and yet decided that the house should be torn down. Les was very easy to talk to, and he continually stressed to me that the house did not need to be demolished and that he was able to fulfill our plans within our budget.
“As the plans to renovate our home progressed, we were able to build a relationship with Les and his workers and knew that we could instill a sense of faith and trust in Wong Construction. Les informed us weekly of the scheduled construction and updates, and when there were questions or concerns he was able to respond with a quick turnaround. His workers were very respectful, helpful, and easy to communicate with also. They worked hard every day with diligence and integrity, and always took pride in their work. There were times when they needed to work inside of the house, but were very courteous and always made sure that the area was cleaned each day before leaving.
“My husband and I are very happy and satisfied with the overall service that Les Wong and his workers have provided. We continuously receive only positive comments from family, friends, neighbors or just people who have walked by the house. Through our experience we learned that trust and building positive relationships play an integral part when finding the right construction company to do the job! Mahalo to Les and the boys and remember to ‘Do it the Wong Way!'” — Donny and Gerilyn Maa
After 30-plus years in the industry, Wong Construction still strives to do the best job possible, and always tries to satisfy every client.
For more information, call 542-9664.
Les Wong is the owner of Wong Construction.