Ko‘olau Builders was established in 2010 with the dream of building custom homes with timeless designs, that are unique to each of Oahu’s neighborhoods. We envisioned these homes to be:
- Efficiently designed to serve the needs of those who’d be living in it
- Intuitively designed to reflect the homeowner’s vision and style
- Wisely built for a strong return on investment
- Reflective of our unique Ko‘olau Builders’ style
Over the last decade, we’ve had the opportunity to work alongside many local businesses that share similar core values to ours at Ko‘olau Builders. We strive to be respectful and responsible to our trade, to our clients, and to our team of employees and subcontractors. We continue to learn from the experts in their fields, and are blessed with the opportunity to create and build in such a dynamic industry in the best place on Earth — Hawai‘i Nei.
Born and Raised in Hawai‘i, Nick returned back home in 2005 from Seattle, Washington after an 8 year stay in the northwest. His humble beginnings in the industry began when he started his own Handyman company in 2005 which eventually led him to larger and more complex projects. With a passion for design and a hands-on approach, Nick obtained his General Contractors License and founded Ko‘olau Builders in 2010. When not working, Nick enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He loves to surf, fish, cook and eat and if ever there is a full day off, you can find him trying to do all of the above.
Christine leads with her heart and passion. Her time in the industry began upon returning from Washington state to Hawai‘i in 2005 and working with Nick on renovation and restoration projects in Honolulu. Her creativity, attention to detail, and attentiveness towards her clients is what sets her apart from the rest. Her added sense of building knowledge and experience in the field help to make sensible and practical design choices. Away from work, Chris is always making others feel better with her contagious smile, laugh and personality.
Michelle brings over 2 decades of industry experience to the table. Having worked for larger construction companies earlier in her career, Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to Ko‘olau’s team. Michelle is humble, loyal, smart and fierce all at the same time. Her willingness to always put team first makes her a perfect fit to lead our office operations.
Ehren’s experience in the commercial construction industry for over 10 years as a manager is evident in the way he leads his teams. He is a strong communicator and problem solver. His true compassion for others is what helps him always make sound decisions with our clients. His dedication and team first approach are consistent, and his kindness makes him approachable no matter what size project he is managing.
Lokahi is a bright, motivated and committed member of our KB Team. His vast understanding and catalog of our design processes makes him a crucial member of our team. Lokahi’s background in the hospitality industry makes him a great liaison between client and contractor throughout the design-build process.
Davin is our longest tenured employee and is our Finish Foreman. Davin supervises our finish crews and oversees our Millworks and Specialty Installs. Davin is a loyal and dedicated member of the KB family, and his passion to please our clients keep them especially happy. His patience and consistent effort are critical at the finish lines of all our projects.
Son of a builder, Mason started in the industry at 14 years of age. He’s been in the construction industry for over 22 years and has been a lead foreman for over 12 years. Mason is a quiet and steady leader that is not afraid to work hard. He is our longest tenured project foreman and his skill set is well beyond his years. He leads by example, and his accountability and dependability are unrivaled.
Shawn is one of our project Foreman and excels in framing and drywall. He is an excellent leader and with almost 2 decades of construction under his belt, he has the bandwidth to handle anything that comes his way. He has supervised projects of all sizes for KB, from light carpentry to ground-up custom-home framing.
Brandon is our lead carpenter and has “all the tools in the bag”. He can do anything really, really, really good. From framing to finish work, there isn’t anything that Brandon is not capable of doing well. His commitment to KB and wide skill set makes him a tremendous asset to our team.
After 4 years as a carpenter with Ko‘olau Builders, Vega has consistently shown his commitment and dedication the KB family. His contagious, positive energy glues our team together. And his loyalty and hard work ethic makes him an invaluable member of the team. His willingness to do whatever it takes for the team embodies what we at Ko‘olau Builders strive to instill in all of employees and extended family of subcontractors and vendors.
While Wyatt is the youngest member of our team, he is quickly learning how to be a polished vet. After 3 years with Ko‘olau Builders, Wyatts skill set from expediting, to finish work will serve him well for a bright future ahead. We are proud and grateful to have Wyatt on our team and know we can count on him to be there when we need him.