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1. Bka Builders Inc

PO Box 241019Honolulu, HI 96824

(808) 848-2600
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9. Sorensen Enterprises Inc

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1618 Ala Lani StHonolulu, HI 96819

(808) 834-0500

They repaired a circuit pipe covering in the parking stall of the condo where I live. Their price was the lowest and the service and workmanship we…

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10. Progressive Electric Co

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BBB Rating: A+

1722 Akahi StHonolulu, HI 96819

(808) 845-1560

What an exceptional work crew this company has! Why are they exceptional? Here is what was seen, heard and witnessed: > The employees of t…

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11. Cyber Zone Inc

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4224 Waialae Ave # 5-534Honolulu, HI 96816

(808) 523-6888

Cyber Zone has the BEST hardware computer service. Not only do they know hardware, they also know software, througherly!\r \r They have 24 hour se…

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Valluzzi Poteet Building Co

12. Valluzzi Poteet Building Co

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BBB Rating: A+

1001 Bishop St Ste 1190Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 545-1852

I was very impressed at their ability to stay on schedule and still deliver high Quality and Excellence in there Construction Details.

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13. Kama'aina Plumbing CompanyServices

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BBB Rating: A

940 Queen St Ste B2Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 597-8585

These folks are friendly and really strive to get the work done right and soon. I called about a leaky faucet today and they scheduled me for tomorr…

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14. Diamond Head Plumbing IncServices

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BBB Rating: A+

1039 11th AveHonolulu, HI 96816

(808) 734-4344

These plumbers ripped us off ! Do not use these shady plumbers, there are many other reputable businesses out there.

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15. Group Pacific Hawaii IncServices

BBB Rating: A+

737 Bishop St Ste 2800Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 533-0107

From Business: Group Pacific ( Hawaii ), Inc. provides Development Services, Program Management, Project Management, and Construction Management services to private commercial rea…

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16. Maryl Group IncServices

BBB Rating: A+

55 Merchant St Ste 2900Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 545-6464

From Business: Maryl Pacific Construction offers a range of building services in Hawaii. It is a part of Maryl Group, which provides a variety of architectural design, planning an…

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17. Reedesign Builders Inc

620 Coral StHonolulu, HI 96813

(808) 591-0006

From Business: Founded in 1983, Reedesign Builders Inc. is a full-service general contracting company. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, it offers an array of services, such as estimatin…

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18. CK Roofing CompanyServices

BBB Rating: A+

1076 Sand Island PkwyHonolulu, HI 96819

(808) 841-3535

From Business: When it comes to the roof of your property, you shouldn't trust just anyone. With 35 years of experience, the team at CK Roofing Company can handle everything from …

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19. Darcey Builders IncServices

501 Sumner St Ste 605Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 524-2903

From Business: Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Darcey Builders Inc. is a full-service general contractor. The company has been operational since 1974, offering a broad range of service…

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20. Koga Engineering & Construction Inc

BBB Rating: A+

1162 Mikole StHonolulu, HI 96819

(808) 845-7829

From Business: Koga Engineering & Construction, headquartered in Honolulu, is a civil engineering company. It specializes in projects that involve excavation, utilities and roadwo…

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21. Homeowners Design Center Inc

BBB Rating: A+

1030 Kohou St Ste 201Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 847-0216

From Business: Homeowners Design Center has been family owned and operated since 1969. Our experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly staff is here to help you with all your residen…

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22. Kaikor Construction Company IncServices

804 Bannister St, Honolulu HI, 96819Honolulu, HI 96819

(808) 841-3110

From Business: Founded in 1985, Kaikor Construction is a general contractor that offers a range of construction services. It serves governmental agencies, architects, engineers, d…

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23. Nan IncServices

BBB Rating: A+

636 Laumaka StHonolulu, HI 96819

(808) 842-4929

From Business: Nan Inc. is one of the largest military construction contractors in the greater Honolulu area. The company is a minority-owned business that has defense contracts w…

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24. Maintec Inc

BBB Rating: A+

2412 Rose St Suite 102Honolulu, HI 96819

(808) 842-1220

From Business: Providing Service to the Hawaii Business Community Since 1985 Based out of Honolulu, Maintec provides the island of Oahu with everything small businesses need to ke…

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25. Inouye Ralph S Co LTDServices

2831 Awaawaloa St Ste 201Honolulu, HI 96819

(808) 839-9002

From Business: Founded in 1962, Ralph S Inouye Co Ltd. specializes as a building construction contractor. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, the firm engages in various projects, such as …

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26. Titan Industries, LLC

889 Ahua StHonolulu, HI 96819

(808) 673-2022

From Business: We are a locally owned and operated company, located in Honolulu, Hawai'i. We began business in January of 2008. We started as an environmental removal/clean up and…

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G P Roadway Solutions Inc

27. G P Roadway Solutions Inc

660 Mapunapuna StHonolulu, HI 96819

(808) 833-2502

From Business: Founded in 1978, G P Roadway Solutions offers traffic control and safety services for special events, such as parades and block parties. The company manages full-se…

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28. Walker-Moody Construction CoProducts

BBB Rating: A+

2927 Mokumoa StHonolulu, HI 96819

(808) 839-2781

From Business: Founded in 1895, Walker-Moody Construction Company provides a range of engineering, contracting and equipment rental services. Located in Honolulu, it is a builder …

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29. CT Construction Inc.Services

7040 Hawaii Kai DrHonolulu, HI 96825

(808) 387-7152

From Business: CT Construction Inc. is a licensed and insured General Engineering and General Buildinging Contractor in the state of Hawaii. We are a 'one stop shop' and can take …

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30. Remodeling Works Ltd

BBB Rating: A+

769 Kealahou StHonolulu, HI 96825

(808) 375-4145

From Business: Need contractors in Hawaii? Call Remodeling Works LTD today! We specialize in Hawaii bath renovations and remodeling Hawaii kitchens. Learn more here.

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Did You Know?

There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.

A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.

In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.

Common Jobs

There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.

No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:

  • Understanding and applying for building permits to meet local regulations
  • Organizing a budget and adhering to it throughout the project
  • Gathering all the necessary tools and equipment, from hammers and shovels to large excavators and generators
  • Securing the construction site and equipment after work hours
  • Working with personnel on-site to address any issues
  • Keeping records of materials, labor and all other expenses

Licensing

Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.

Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.

Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.

General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered. 

Trade Associations

A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:

  • Associated General Contractors of America: Represents more than 6,500 general contracting firms and more than 9,000 specialty contractors nationwide.
  • Associated Builders and Contractors: Represents non-union contracting firms.

Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.

Hiring a General Contractor

No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.

Finding general contractors

The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.

If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor. 

Budget

Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.

Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

Prioritizing Safety

As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.

Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.

Financial safety

Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse. 

Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.

Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.

Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.

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