Our commercial remodeling services include First consultation, lay outs, budget estimation, and permits processing. We work with commercial plumbers, electricians and HVAC experienced contractors, together with licensed architects and engineers for the commercial space design and infrastructure calculations.
Some of our clients are: Starbucks, Maui Memorial Hospital, The UPS Store, Khana Falls Resort, Sheraton Maui, Kaanapali Ocean Villas, Napili Bistro Restaurant, Bubba Gump Lahaina.
On the Industrial side, we've completed a $300K warehouse refurbishing for Safety System and Signs Hawaii (Former FKS rentals) replacing the deteriorated metal structure (Z channels) treating all rusted areas with Corroseal, replacing the damaged siding as needed and painting the entire warehouse in and out. For the interior, we gave the 3,000 SF office space a face lift remodeling the 2 bathrooms making them ADA compliant.
Restaurant remodeling, hotel remodeling, commercial offices remodeling, retail stores remodeling, commercial kitchens construction. Give us a call will give you realistic advice and cost efficient options for your commercial facility remodel.
You have endless options for wood, style, finish, and hardware so that you can create cabinets that are ideally suited to your taste and space. Stock or semi-custom cabinetry is only offered in certain predefined woods, styles and finishes. More options means more you shines through.
You have endless options for wood, style, finish, and hardware so that you can create cabinets that are ideally suited to your taste and space. Stock or semi-custom cabinetry is only offered in certain predefined woods, styles, and finishes. More options mean more you shine through.
2-No Space Wasted
Space is expensive. Once soffits are removed, why not monopolize on the space you already have by installing tall cabinetry? Custom cabinets can go up to 102” compared to the paltry 36” offered by semi-custom cabinets. The use of standard widths in semi-custom cabinets further limits your design so that any additional wall space will have to be left unused. With custom cabinetry, you capitalize on every inch of space.
3-Craftsmanship is King
Custom cabinets are works of art made with an all wood box and are made-to-order by hand, compared to the man-made wood and assembly line manufacturing of stock and semi-custom cabinets. Craftsmen add quality touches to custom cabinetry by fashioning drawer slides that are built to last and by fitting pieces together using dovetailed joints, dowels, or mortise-and-tenons instead of short-lived glues and nails.
Cabinets don’t need to be cookie cutter – there are infinite alterations to fit your aesthetic and lifestyle. Want integrated wainscot ends? No problem. Custom colors? Can do. Fine details such as chamfering, corbels, turnings, furniture feet, and custom appliance panels? Naturally!
5-A Place for Everything
Having a place for everything is important to staying organized in today’s fast-paced world. Custom cabinetry offers storage opportunities that would be DIY for semi-custom cabinets. Want to hide that coffee maker for the 23 hours a day that it’s not in use? Craftsmen can build storage specific to your appliances and gadgets so they no longer take up precious countertop space.
6- Environmental Friendliness
Wood doesn’t just look good – it is non-toxic, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. Stock and semi-custom cabinets leave the sourcing of materials up to chance. By working with a custom cabinet maker, you can ensure that the wood you use impacts the environment in a healthy way. Reclaimed and salvaged wood reuse the planet’s resources and new wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council is guaranteed to come from sustainably managed forests. The use of water-based stains, clear coats, and paints means that solvents won’t leave a footprint.
We'll take your project from the ground up, taking care of drafting and permits, groundwork and foundation, framing, roofing, siding, drywall, floors installation, kitchen/ bathrooms and interior/exterior painting. FOR PROJECT PICS SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
We have experience upgrading plantation homes, remodeling custom homes, building garage additions and taking care of roof repair or replace.
Design-Build Delivery Method
The design-build delivery method is a shift from the more traditional design-bid-build delivery of construction contracts. Successful design-build projects offer an owner many benefits that add value to a project. These advantages include:
Single Point of Responsibility
A design-build contract combines design and construction quality, cost, and schedule into a single point of responsibility. Design-build contracts foster partnering between team members, which in turn adds value to a project. This single point of responsibility also helps the design-build team avoid potential adversarial relationships that could arise under traditional, design-bid-build contracts.
Improved Project Quality
Using the design-build delivery, the architect and contractor coordinate as a team, leaving an owner free to focus on the project’s scope and general decision making. This leads to a higher quality project that better suits the owner’s needs in the following ways:
The design-build team works together to produce a complete set of construction documents. By contrast, with a design-bid-build delivery, the owner is responsible for providing complete documents to the contractor.
Constructability can be reviewed throughout the design process by all members of the design-build team. This leads to effective value engineering ideas created by the architect, contractor and engineer working together to maximize design and functionality while maintaining budgetary and schedule concerns.
Earlier knowledge of Guaranteed costs
The design-build delivery system allows the contractor to establish a guaranteed cost early on in the design phase. This allows the owner to make changes, request additional value engineering, or add scope to a project before the substantial design is complete.
Value engineering and constructability review are enhanced and utilized continuously throughout the project duration. The early involvement of the design-build team is essential in maximizing the full potential of the design-build delivery system. Decisions that can be made during the programming, concept and design phases will impact the schedule and costs of the project more than any other phase of construction.
With a design-build project, design and construction for a project can easily overlap, allowing for fast track construction. The owner benefits from this shortened time frame because construction costs can be reduced and the new building will be available for use sooner.
Improved Risk Management- Because the design-build team has the responsibility for developing drawings and specifications as well as constructing a fully-functioning facility, change orders for errors and omissions are virtually eliminated. Each stake holder on the design-build team is responsible for the risks they are best positioned to manage.
The overall project performance is enhanced through the partnering that is unique to the design-build delivery method. This alleviates the potential for the adversarial conflicts realized when each entity is looking after their own best interests.
Design-build team selection
Selecting the design-build team should occur earlier in the construction process, offering the greatest potential to save both time and resources. However, the exact timing depends on the project complexity and the owner's capabilities. A design-build team can be selected through a competitive bid process or by negotiation.
Competitive Selection- Under this arrangement, the owner must provide a Request for Proposal (RFP) that will clearly and fairly identify requirements for both the building and the design-build team. The RFP should include all programming, project criteria and definitions to allow a meaningful and fair competition. The most challenging aspect of preparing an RFP is creating a statement of facility requirements that is comprehensive enough to assure compliance by the design-build teams but avoids overly restrictive requirements that inhibit creativity.
Negotiated Selection- Selecting a design-build team through a negotiation process allows the owner to avoid creating an RFP, saving both time and cost. This gives the design-build team input during the critical planning and conceptual stage.
Regardless of the selection process utilized, owners should evaluate on the following criteria:
Depth of resources or general reputation
Management plan & project organization
Financial strength/bonding capacity
Innovation & creative problem solving
Ability to adhere to a schedule
Proposed key personnel
Unlike a design-bid-build delivery, a design-build delivery can easily be broken into two separate contracts. This allows the owner to take a second look at the project before committing to complete the project. The structure for a split contract may look something like the following:
Contract One: The design-build team is contracted to complete the project design in sufficient enough detail to fix the price of the project.
Contract Two: The design-build team is contracted to complete the design documents and the construction work.
An additional consideration when drafting a design-build contract is a balanced risk. Design-build projects inherently impose additional risk and responsibility upon the contractor. Contract language should not attempt to pass along risk rightfully shouldered by the owner. Examples of such unbalanced risk transfers include environmental issues, concealed or undiscovered conditions, differing site conditions and third party delays (such as permitting delays beyond the contractor’s control).
Master contract is between the owner and contractor
Contractor is the single point of responsibility
Owner has a single point of contact for both design and construction
Design-Build has been proven to be much quicker than Design-Bid-Build
Long lead items can be identified and ordered prior to the start of construction
Value engineering and constructability reviews are enhanced due to the integration of the design and construction process
Changes, disputes, claims and other delays occur less frequently
The contractor is responsible for the completion of construction documents
Inconsistencies or scope gaps are the responsibility of the contractor
3-4 month team selection process prior to beginning design
The selection of an experienced Design-Build team is essential
An early understanding of the owner’s scope requirement must be reached
The design is controlled by the predetermined budget
Alignment of program to proforma is difficult
Alignment of functional space program to end-user needs is difficult
We are currently building two models of tiny houses following Tumbleweed guidelines. Starting price is $36,000 for an office model and $73,000 for a complete tiny house with kitchen and bathroom.
Included features with the Ronaoke model:
-Off the grid solar electrical system with 12 V appliances & lighting.
-Propane fridge and 24" stove.
-Composting toilet that doesn't need water (Nature's Head brand).
-Square Footage: 200 SF including lofts (the trailer is 8' x 20').
-Knotty pine interior, sleeps 3.
Our goal is to give the home owner the best kitchen design utilizing the available given space and budget in the best possible way. Designing kitchens the sky is the limit, there are thousands of choices for cabinet materials, custom cabinets and modern appliances to choose from. We do all our kitchen drafting in-house using Chief Architect Software.
We can also fabricate any style cabinet in our 4,000 SF Shop, we've recently acquire a CNC router to cut and shape our cabinet parts in just a few hours using the computer assisted machinery. Custom painting and cabinet re facing also available here at our Wailuku Industrial Cabinet Shop- 800 Eha St. Ste 1.
Walk-ins welcome, stop by at any time we are open M to F from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Convenience: Metal wins here, according to Thumb and Hammer who write extensively on the subject of wood vs metal. It’s lighter than wood and takes up half the space of lumber because of its hollowed shape. This makes for easier transporting and storage. Cut metal studs with aviation snips, which means no sawdust. However, if you’re doing a complete build, it’s easier just to use a metal cutting saw blade and a miter saw to cut in bulk. Wear gloves, though, to protect the hands from sharp edges, and clean up any small pieces that end up on the floor.
Ease of installation: Steel framing is easier to handle because the studs weigh a third less than wood and can be installed at 24 inches on center. They also are attached with screws, so moving studs is simple if you make a mistake.
Stability: Wood is prone to twisting and warping; metal is not. Wood also wicks moisture, which can lead to mold growth and rot, while metal is immune. Metal does rust, so install a vapor barrier or sill gasket between the bottom plate and the concrete floor.
Strength: The strength and ductility of structural cold-formed steel (CFS) framing, along with the holding power of CFS connections, make it ideal for construction in high-wind and seismic zones such as the U. S. eastern seaboard, the Gulf Coast states, California and Hawaii.
Insects and Fire: Carpenter ants and termites can severely damage wood construction, but steer clear of metal. Likewise, wood burns and metal does not. A wall built with metal studs is virtually fireproof.
Lower construction costs: There are some nuances to this area. Steel framing can cost three to 15 percent more than wood studs, based on Steel Framing Alliance calculations, but metal studs offer cost advantages in other areas that can offset this price difference. Warranty callbacks are minimized because steel does not shrink, split or warp. As a result, there are no nail pops or drywall cracks to fix after the structure is completed. Consistent quality means that scrap is drastically reduced (two percent for steel versus 20 percent for wood), which also reduces costs for hauling off and disposing of discarded material. You also may enjoy significant discounts on risk insurance for steel framed structures.