Building Resources

Whether you’re an experienced, professional builder or a first time owner-builder, we hope you’ll find this webpage a convenient one-stop collection of indispensable resources for your Hawaii building project.

 

Government Building Departments

Have questions or just need help with navigating the building code and permitting processes? Contact your local building department:

Hawaii, County of  www.hawaiicounty.gov/public-works-building

Honolulu, City & County of  http://dev.honoluludpp.org/Home.aspx

Kauai, County of  www.kauai.gov/Government/Departments/PublicWorks/BuildingDivision/

Maui County  http://www.co.maui.hi.us/index.aspx?nid=1205

 

Construction Industry Related Associations

AIA Honolulu – Chapter of the American Institute of Architects  www.aiahonolulu.org

AIA Honolulu is a Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) representing and serving AIA Hawaii members on the island of Oahu, and on the neighboring islands of Hawaii and Kauai.  AIA Honolulu represents and serves over 800 individual member architects, associates, and allied design professionals who are working in fields allied to architecture.

APA – The Engineered Wood Association  www.apawood.org

APA is focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability. With the combined research efforts of scientists at APA’s research center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry.

APA has relaunched www.performancewalls.org, a free resource providing builders, architects, specifiers and code officials with tools to design and build safe, durable and code-compliant walls. The site compiles APA’s extensive library of wall-construction content, including how-to instructions, technical information, and CAD details for wood-frame construction, all in one convenient location.

Building Industry Association (BIA) of Hawaii  www.biahawaii.org

BIA is the Voice of the Construction Industry representing builders, developers, contractors, suppliers and associates whose business is construction. BIA provides members with business marketing opportunities, peer to peer networking and industry information/education in order to stay competitive.

Contractors Association of Kauai (CAK)  www.contractorsassnofkauai.org

The Contractors Association of Kauai is a non-profit trade organization that serves individuals and businesses involved in the construction industry. The CAK strives to improve the construction industry through educational programs, services (contractor insurance/license follow ups and contractors referrals) and public awareness efforts.

General Contractors Association (GCA) of Hawaii  www.gcahawaii.org

The General Contractors Association of Hawaii (GCA) was formed in 1932 by general contractors from the four major islands of Hawaii. The GCA is a full service construction association serving General Contractors, Subcontractors, Equipment/Material Suppliers and Associate Members. The GCA of Hawaii is the industry leader dedicated to skill, integrity and responsibility.

Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association (HICA)  www.hicassociation.com

HICA is a non-profit organization that has been around for over 50 years comprised of over 150 licensed general contractors, subcontractors, lifetime, hall of fame, honorary and associate members. Among other things, it provides legislative advocacy, industry support and education to its members, scholarships for 2nd year college students in a construction related field, and opportunities for growth.

 

Financial Institutions

American Savings Bank  www.asbhawaii.com

Bank of Hawaii  www.boh.com

CU Hawaii  www.cuhawaii.com

First Hawaiian Bank  www.fhb.com

HFS Federal Credit Union  www.hfsfcu.org

Island Home Loans  www.islandhomeloansinc.com

Territorial Savings Bank  www.territorialsavings.net

 

Realtor Associations

Hawaii Association of Realtors  www.hawaiirealtors.com

Hawaii Island Realtors  www.hallislandrealtors.com

Kauai Board of Realtors  www.kauaiboard.com

West Hawaii Association of Realtors  www.konarealtors.com

Realtors Association of Maui  www.ramaui.com

Honolulu Board of Realtors  www.hicentral.com

 

Realtor Firms

Statewide:

Coldwell Bankers Pacific Properties  www.cbpacific.com

Hawaii Island:

Ala Kai Realty, Inc.  www.alakairealty.com

Prudential Orchid Isle Properties  www.realestatehawaii.com

Hank Correa Realty  www.hankcorrea.com

 

HPM Better Builder Directory 

A searchable database of licensed building professionals: www.hpmhawaii.com/better-builder

 

Drafting/Architecture Firms

East Hawaii Drafting:

Bona Design (808) 965-7364  www.bonadesign.com

David Holbrook Drafting Designs (808) 640-4911

Drafting & Designs (808) 906-3421

Hilo Drafting Service (808) 935-9118

Kevin Sakai (808) 896-4103

Stacy’s Drafting (808) 961-4702

 

West Hawaii Drafting:

Griffith Drafting & Design (808) 965-8528

Hawaii Island Drafting (808) 959-5722

Piper Design (808) 331-2244  www.piperdesigns.net

Sundquist Lance C (808) 325-7768

Walter Fullterton, Architect (808) 326-9611

Weigang Marvick & Associates (808) 329-3755

 

East Hawaii Architects:

Hetherington Architecture, LLC (808) 938-3498  www.hetharch.com

Island Style Homes (808) 640-7974

Merrill Kittinger Architect (808) 327-9888

Robert Lantenser Architect (808) 968-7031

Robert Smelker Architect (808) 282-4998

 

West Hawaii Architects:

Dinmore & Cisco Architects, Inc. (808) 329-3266  www.bellomoarchitects.com

Francois Architects (808) 882-7505

Hawaii Design Group (808) 326-7670  www.hawaiidesigngroup.com

Hawaii Island Architects (808) 324-4141  www.hiallc.net

Keith A. Winnie Architects, Inc. (808) 329-5565  www.kawarchitects.com

Lee Rhoady (808) 885-9178  www.rlad.net

Merrill Kittinger Architect (808) 327-9888

Richtor J. Reynolds (808) 329-4303  www.richtorreynolds.com

Robert Smelker Architect (808) 282-4998

Roth Kimura LLP (808) 324-6073  www.rothkimura.com

Walter Fullterton, Architect (808) 326-9611

 

Civil Engineering Services:

Atlas Engineering (808) 965-7350

Jeffery M. Smith, P.E. (808) 282-3310

Merrill Kittinger (808) 327-9888

Peter J. Boucher (808) 981-0827

Septic Designs (808) 959-3770

 

Other Building Material Providers

Carpet Isle (Hilo, Big Island)  www.carpetislehawaii.com

Floor Décor (Hilo, Big Island)  www.floordecorhilo.com

Paul’s Enterprises Ltd (Hilo, Big Island) (808) 961-3018

Warehouse Direct (Kona, Big Island) (808) 331-0010

Waterworks (Big Island)  www.waterworkshawaii.com

 

Utility Companies

Electric:

Hawaiian Electric Company (Oahu)  www.heco.com

Hawaii Electric Light Company (Big Island)  www.helcohi.com

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative  www.kiuc.coop

Maui Electric Company  www.mauielectric.com

Solar: Refer to Better Builder Directory

 

Water:

Kauai County Water Department  www.Kauaiwater.org

Priceville Utilities Company (Kauai)  www.princevilleutilities.com

Hawaii County Department of Water Supply  www.hawaiidws.org

Board of Water Supply (Honolulu)  www.hbws.org

Water Works Hawaii (Hawaii)  www.waterworkshawaii.com

Gas:

The Gas Company  www.hawaiigas.com

Phone, Internet & TV:

Hawaiian Telcom  www.hawaiiantel.com

Oceanic Time Warner Cable  www.oceanic.com

 

Living & Doing Business in Hawaii

Chambers of Commerce:

Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce  www.hicc.biz

Kauai Chamber of Commerce  www.kauaichamber.org

Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce  www.kona-kohala.com

Maui Chamber of Commerce  www.mauichamber.com

Other:

Hawaii Department of Education

State of Hawaii’s Newcomer’s Guide

Hawaii Island Lava Flow Hazard Zone Maps

USGS  Map of Flood High Water Condition

 

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