__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 1

HAWAII

HAWAIIRENOVATION.STARADVERTISER.COM

MARCH 4, 2012

AN EDITION OF

COURTING

SUCCESS Homeowners and contractors alike turn to SealMaster Hawaii for sports surfacing projects and pavement maintenence products. See page 3

INSIDE:

ADD A BIT OF WARMTH TO YOUR HOME DECOR. See page 9

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC.

Serving Hawaii Since 1981

Start your bathroom project at the HAWAII HOME EXPO SHOWROOM, your complete home center

Special Financing Available: 0% interest for 2 years, amortized up to 10 years 808-695-3976 SHOWROOM HOURS M-F 8-4, SATURDAY 9-4 www.hawaiihomeexpo.com


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Transforming an ’80s living room into a modern haven

L

eg warmers and toe socks might be making a comeback, but when it comes to interior design, the

1980s should be banished forever. Nikki and Peter purchased their home from her parents, who were

downsizing. But along with more space they also found themselves in possession of their very own time warp — a

salmon-pink living room, complete with her parents’ matching floral furnishings. Stepping into that room was enough to transport any visitor back to the decade of big hair, blue eye shadow and skin-tight jeans. Nikki and Peter avoided using their living room at all costs and so it languished, unused and unloved, until we arrived with a plan to transform this distinctly dated space into a welcoming haven with truly timeless appeal. Along with the pink walls, the living room featured more horrors — a gas fireplace surrounded by tacky pink-veined marble, uninspiring wall-to-wall broadloom carpeting and a cove ceiling backlit by harsh fluorescent lighting. The first step in bringing this space into the modern age was to cut down the coves and install recessed halogen

Free Estimates (808) 754-3393 or (808) 937-7938 ®

PCO 924

SEE PAGE 13

LIC.# ABC-19

Fix your problems, save your money!

Crackfill, Sealcoat, Stripe www.walker-moody.com

(Airport - across Lagoon Drive) 2959 Koapaka St. • Honolulu, HI 96819 Ph: 836-8181 • Fax: 836-8166

www.gcgchi.com

2 | HAWAII RENOVATION | MARCH 4, 2012

SURFACE SHIELD ROOFING CO.! Energy Efficient Roof Coatings • Lower the temperature of your home or Building up to 40% • Lifetime Material Warranty Available

WALKER-MOODY CONSTRUCTION

Hardware 50% OFF Blum 1 Set of of se ha with Purc Cabinets Kitchen All In-stock Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinetry, Hard-Wood Doors w/ Plywood Boxes, Multi Colors to Choose. Reasonable Prices!

Provide Comfort and Watertight reliability now, with a New Roof installed by

We Specialize in: Residential – Commercial Re-Roofing – Repair – Inspections

Servicing All Islands

$

200 OFF A Roof Coating System CALL TODAY!

Call for a FREE estimate Phone: (808) 839-2781 construction@walker-moody.com

Hawaii Kai 396-9599 • Honolulu 739-9599 Windward 261-6686 • Leeward 487-9599 Free Island Wide Estimates

Lic. #C-28235

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Paving

S

the way

ealMaster Hawaii is a one-stop source for pavement maintenance products and equipment. It also carries some concrete, roofing and sports products (such as track, basketball and tennis courts) under SportMaster. SealMaster Hawaii has products designed for the island conditions. It makes asphalt maintenance products with local materials — made in Hawaii, for Hawaii. With everything under one roof, contractors and homeowners can save valuable time and money on the products, tools and equipment necessary to do the job right. It is staffed by professionals trained to provide the best possible customer service. For more than 40 years, quality-driven contractors have relied on SealMaster for all of their pavement maintenance products and equipment needs. SealMaster is the most recognized name in pavement maintenance throughout the world.

Asphalt maintenance with acrylic crack fillers and CrackMaster Supreme Once moisture penetrates the asphalt, it will deteriorate the underlying layers, eventually causing failure. One of the major ways moisture penetrates asphalt is through cracking. These cracks allow water into the pavement which slowly breaks it down, eventually forming a pothole. SealMaster Hawaii provides cold and hot pour crack sealants, such as CrackMaster Supreme, that will stop moisture. It also provides all the necessary tools and equipment to get the job done. Asphalt repair If cracks are not repaired soon enough, a pothole could form. SealMaster Hawaii has a high performance pothole patch, PatchMaster, which can repair those problems. This product can be used in any weather and is easy to use: just pour and tamp.

SEALMASTERHAWAII CONTACT: 839-2782 • construction@walker-moody.com              • www.sealmasterhawaii.com • www.walker-moody.com    

formance, highly durable Waterborne traffic marking material. Uniquely patented cross-linking technology provides durability normally associated with hot-melt thermoplas-tics and epoxy.

around the island. Maui County also has finished a number of slurry projects.

Equipment SealMaster Hawaii is the only local manufacturing facility with oil that meets state specifications. SS-1H (tack coat) is an anionic asphalt emulsion designed for use as a tack coat for patching, paving and coating processes. SS-1H is available in 5gallon pails or in any bulk quantity. Tack coat acts like glue and binds the hot asphalt to the current surface. It is sprayed in the patch area and around the edges. CQS-1H is a cationic asphalt emulsion designed for use in slurry seals. The City and County of Honolulu used this oil last year to slurry seal, which was done

Sealcoat Sealcoating protects against oxidation. Unsealed pavement allows water to penetrate into and through the pavement structure leading to base erosion and ultimately pavement failure. Sealcoating provides a protective barrier to stop water penetration. Also, if left unsealed, oil and gasoline will soften and deteriorate the exposed asphalt binder. Sealcoating provides a protective barrier that resists attack from oil and gasoline. SealMaster Hawaii provides two main sealcoat products: SealMaster Ready-To-Use and OptiPave Plus. These products are made at the company’s shop in Mapunapuna with local materials. It was designed to be made with Hawaii products for Hawaii asphalt. Traffic paint SealMaster traffic paints are high per-

SportMaster SportMaster tennis court surfaces are technically advanced, 100 percent acrylic resins to ensure long-term protection from all the elements and supreme resistance to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet degradation. Tennis court resurfacing is a unique trade, and sports surfaces are not available in common hardware stores. SportMaster sports surfaces are available at SealMaster Hawaii. Not only does it stock sports surfaces and repair products, but also many of the common tools used for mixing and applying tennis court resurfacing products. The City and County of Honolulu has used Sport-Master in fixing more than 70 tennis courts last year. Sports surfaces for basketball, roller hockey, track and field and other sports also are available.

All product specifications and MSDS are located on the company’s website at www.sealmasterhawaii.com. Pavement maintenance is simple with the help of SealMaster Hawaii. Do it yourself or use a SealMaster-authorized contractor. SealMaster Hawaii services all islands. Call 839-2782 and visit the company showroom, located at 2927 Mokumoa St. Representatives will be at the Hawaii Buildings, Facilities and Property Management Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7 and 8 at Neal Blaisdell Center, booth #512. MARCH 4, 2012 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 3


HAWAIIRENOVATION

The ‘art’ of Deco Painting D

eco Painting Hawaii offers residential and commercial interior and exterior painting, as well as wood staining and a variety of faux finishing services. But the services don’t end there. Our sister company, Aloha Interior Design & Remodeling, takes upgrading your home to new levels — offering wallpapering, venetian plastering and mosaic tiling services as well. Our motto is “dream the unthinkable, build the unimaginable.” This can be seen firsthand in the owner’s personal residence, where a few colors on the palette are enhanced by contrasting textures and accent colors. Deco Painting uses a special tech-

DECOPAINTING CONTACT: 225-8007 • www.decopaintinghawaii.com nique that eliminates cutting in and therefore eliminates those ugly brush lines around doors, windows and trim. We pay attention to details and know that proper prep work is the key to quality workmanship. Unless otherwise instructed, all light switch and plug faceplates are removed; doors are removed, prepped and sprayed before being replaced; blinds, brackets, fixtures and screens are removed and cleaned before being replaced. We do this because we know that it doesn’t make sense to put old, dirty items back onto clean, fresh walls. Again, we pay attention to details. All work is performed by and/or supervised by the owners to

“Taking the Pain out of Painting” PROFESSIONAL • EXPERIENCED • INSURED

I

All Island Bath

Call for a Free Estimate

Over 20 Years Experience Locally owned & operated.

GUY KAKUGAWA

358-7780 • www.allislandbath.com Lic# BC-29228

FREE ESTIMATES meet the highest standards of quality. Our service is not just about the application of materials — excellent customer service is promised from first contact throughout the completion of the project. All materials and workmanship are completely guaranteed. Deco Painting never charges a consultation fee, and no project is ever considered too small. The staff members at Deco Painting are professionals in their business. You can view some of our completed projects on our website, www.decopaintinghawaii.com, or call us to schedule a consultation with a free written estimate.

E. huaxia.hawaii@gmail.com W. www.huaxiaconstructor.com

CALL: 808-636-1888

General Contractor ABC - 30844

36 years of Experience

POWER UP WITH…

HI-POWER SOLAR Tax Credits of 30% Federal & 35% State

SLAND STYLE FURNISHINGS

SPECIALIZING IN LUXURY OUTDOOR FURNITURE

❖ Residential ❖ Commercial ❖ 0% Down Financial

FREE

Options Available

Consultation Visa/Mastercard Accepted & Written Estimate

❖ Locally Owned

and Operated ❖ Solar Hot Water ❖ PhotoVoltaic

225.8007

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE 4 | HAWAII RENOVATION | MARCH 4, 2012

Contractor’s Lic: #C31944, #C31945

After

Residential Commercial Interior/ Exterior Faux Finishing Staining

www.decopaintinghawaii.com

• Tubs, Showers, Counters, Vanities, any type of Wall Surrounds • Rust, Fiberglass, Tile Crack Repair and Refinishing • The thickest tub liners available on the market • Specialist in Cost Effective Alternatives for property managers, realtors, hotels, homeowners & senior citizens • Walk through tub cut for Seniors or disabled • Complete remodeling consultation

Before

www.islandstylefurnishing.com | www.australisleisure.au

342-0802 • www.Hi-PowerSolar.com

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION

W

ith record crowds at this past January’s BIA Home Building and Remodeling Show at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, the “buzz” among attendees was solar electricity. Hawaii’s leading solar design and installation firm, RevoluSun, was one of the busiest booths at the show, according to a number of BIA staff. Hundreds of homeowners visited RevoluSun to talk one on one with the company’s experts to learn about solar energy and how it can work for them. “This year our goal for the BIA Show was honest, data-driven, solar education,” said Eric Carlson, RevoluSun principal. “Because of the amount of confusing information in the marketplace regarding which solar company is the largest, RevoluSun pulled permit data from the City and County of Honolulu Building Department to showcase the truth.” In 2011, RevoluSun installed solar systems in 951 homes — more than double the amount of its nearest competitor. “These numbers are nice to see, but

ADDRESS: 1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1700 CONTACT: 748-8888 • www.RevoluSun.com

also can check out one of the free solareducation series RevoluSun holds in locations around Oahu every month as well as on Maui and the Big Island. Find a listing of these free open houses and solar education seminars at RevoluSun .com or by calling 748-8888.

it’s not our top measure of success,” Carlson added. “Numbers don’t mean anything unless our clients are receiving the highest level of support, service, design, product and installation. Because we focus on this side of the equation, we expect to continue to be Hawaii’s No. 1 choice for solar electric systems.” For those of you who missed the show, RevoluSun recommends homeowners interested in a solar system should:

• Ask if company employees are NABCEP-certified. NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals) is the national “gold standard” for PV installation certification. Designed to raise industry standards and promote consumer confidence, NABCEP offers certification and certificate programs to renewableenergy professionals throughout North America. RevoluSun boasts five out of the seven NABCEP-certified professionals on Oahu.

• Get comfortable with the technology and the installer by visiting a solar open house, where other Hawaii homeowners invite the public to see their solar system in action, and talk story about design, installation and how it affected them. Hawaii homeowners

As Hawaii’s leading solar provider, RevoluSun designed and installed more than 1,500 solar systems, generating 20 MW of clean energy, and is able to help you, too. Schedule your free energy evaluation by calling 748-8888 or visiting www.RevoluSun.com.

REVOLUSUN

Let’s build a

CLEANER, SMARTER, SOLAR Community S E C U R I T YL E D O O RLSFAOR

Upcoming Solar Open Houses

CAL S DETAIL

SAT, MARCH

SUN, MARCH

10 11 MANOA

HAUULA SALT LAKE

Visit RevoluSun.com/openhouse to find a solar open house near you or call 748.8888 for a complete schedule and addresses.

JOIN THE

LIC. # ABC 30244

94-480 Akoki Street #4 • Waipahu, HI 96797

671-0808 • 383-7233 • www.windows-hawaii.com

*Dates and locations subject to change. Visit revolusun.com for the latest details.

LIC # C-30910 MARCH 4, 2012 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 5


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Roofs can make great impressions

I

f you’re getting ready to sell your house, take a moment to look at your roof from a potential buyer’s perspective. Does your roof look ratty or like a problem waiting to happen with tattered or missing shingles? Or does your roof look clean and wellmaintained? Hawaii’s real estate market is fairly competitive, so it makes sense to get your roof in tip-top condition and ready for showing. Whether you just need to buff up the roof for showing or opt to replace your roof, a call to Murakami’s Roofing for a free roof inspec-

tion makes sense. If you do replace your roof, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2010-2011 Cost to Value Report for Honolulu, 65.5 percent of the cost for an average roof replacement is recouped. This is higher than the national average of 59.5 percent of the cost recouped. The company offers free roof inspections, so call Murakami’s Roofing at 348-8270 to set up a free inspection by a roofing professional. Murakami’s will make a recommendation to repair or replace and will provide a written estimate based on the condition

and size of your roof. The following do-ityourself steps to beautify your roof are among the top 10 basic repairs recommended by Marilyn Lewis of MSN Real Estate: • Replace missing shingles or broken tiles. This is not entirely a do-ityourself repair, but easily improves the appearance of your roof. Call a roofing professional if you need help. • Wash and treat the roof. Mold is a common problem in Hawaii, causing a dark appearance in some areas where the mold is growing. Power wash the roof and treat

with a zinc solution recommended by a roofing professional. • Clean and caulk the gutters. Clear out leaves and debris from the gutters, and while you’re there, recaulk the gutter end caps. Just like your bathtub or kitchen sink, old caulk allows for leaking, or in the case of your roof, will cause pooling and potential damage. When you need help, Murakami’s Roofing is ready. The Murakami family began their roofing business more than 35 years ago in Kaneohe. Clinton Murakami grew up learning the business

with his dad and was inspired to run a professional operation. Every day, Clinton recommits

himself to delivering a strong, durable roof at a good value for local folks.

License No. C-26041

SINCE

Introducing the all new

1993

   011%  

18 Years of Quality Service to Hawaii

  !"#

$%  &%!# '(  )'

MURAKAMI’SROOFING

*+ '  , .$

CONTACT: 348-8270

/ .$ 

• murakamiroofing@gmail.com • murakamiroofing.net

NEW HOUSE

BUILD SPECIAL $99 per sq foot plus tax *Minimum 2,000 square footage / Restrictions apply.

WORK IN PROGRESS

FINISHED

MURAKAMI’S ROOFING Full Service Residential Roofing Contractor SERVING HAWAII FOR TWO GENERATIONS

Call now for a FREE household energy & solar consultation

842-5853

All Types - Asphalt Shingles • Roll & Metal Roofing • Termite Damage • Dry Rot • Leak Repair

TEAMING UP TO POWER UP

www.AlternateEnergyHawaii.com

Ask hown you ca

SAVn E

o ROOFING R& PV SOLAIC ELECTR New Homes • Additions • Renovations • Commercial Residential, Kitchen, Bath & Remodeling Cabinetry & Woodwork • General Millwork For A Free Estimate For All Projects Call Victor: 428- 5191 or 531-3888 Come and visit our showroom at

Y3 Construction, Inc./Lic#BC15731

1018 Smith St. • Hon., HI 96817 www.cvconstructionhawaii.com

6 | HAWAII RENOVATION | MARCH 4, 2012

FREE GUTTERS

            

C#27051

with complete reroof Exp: April 1, 2012

FREE ESTIMATES 348-8270 • Licensed • Bonded • Insured Lic. #C24921 www.murakamiroofing.net

A+

Alternate Energy Inc., 96-1276 Waihona St. #124 Pearl City, HI 96782

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION BRUSHING UP ON THE

LOKAHICONCRETE

HISTORY OF CONCRETE A

FLOOR POLISHING ADDRESS: 518 KAMANI ST. CONTACT: 596-8833

s many already know, concrete is a compound material made from sand, gravel and cement. The cement is a mixture of various minerals, which when mixed with water, hydrate and rapidly become hard, binding the sand and gravel into a solid mass. But what many do not know is how concrete materials first came into use and how long it has been an integral tool in building civilizations around the world. Amazingly, the oldest known surviving concrete surface was found in the former Yugoslavia. It was used as flooring and thought to have been laid in 5,600 B.C. The first major concrete users were the Egyptians around 2,500 B.C. and the Romans starting around 300 B.C. From structural concrete columns to polished concrete

$200 Mail-In Rebate

*

flooring with mosaics, concrete was a highly valued building material of ancient civilizations to architecturally beautify their structures. The Romans discovered it by mixing a pink, sand-like material from a local volcano, Mt. Pozzuoli, with their normal lime-based concretes and from doing so obtained a far stronger material. The pink sand turned out to be fine volcanic ash that had properties much like today’s Portland cement, which is the fine gray powder used to produce concrete today. Since the late 1800s, Portland cement has been produced in an industrial rotary kiln. In today’s world, concrete is a fact of life — it’s everywhere we look. As in the past, we still use concrete for its structural strength and its potential architectural beauty. Today, with advances in

LOKAHI C

FLOOR POLISHING Sustainable

EFFICIENT. GENTLE. QUIET. High efficiency washers and dryers that get your clothes incredibly clean, while using significantly less water and energy. SOPHISTICATED. VERSATILE. CONVENIENT. Sophisticated high performance machines fits your lifestyle. Side-by-side, stacked or conveniently located under a countertop and is available in vented or condensation applications. Perfect for any home, apartment or condominium. FOR YOUR NEAREST DEALER:

Call our showroom, 564-2493 2841 PUKOLOA ST • HONOLULU, HI 96819

ServcoAppliance.com SHOWROOM HOURS: MON-FRI: 10am to 6pm SAT: 10am to 3pm * Qualifying Bosch Axxis Washer and Dryer pair is valid on the following models: WAS24460UC, WAS20160UC, WTE86300UC and WTV76100UC. Offer valid only at Servco participating dealers. See dealer for details. Rebate offer ends June 30, 2012.

NCRETE

Beautiful and Sustainable Flooring Could be just Beneath Your Feet

on an Axxis laundry pair.

COMPACT. Exceptionally small footprint, saving valuable floor space while enjoying excellent cleaning results.

diamond polishing, hardening and coloring, Lokahi Concrete Polishing can use concrete as a stunning finish flooring material. Inspired by the classical traditions and modern uses of concrete, Lokahi diamond-polished concrete flooring is the result of concrete being mechanically and chemically refined with the aid of diamond tooling, liquid hardeners and dyes that hone and color the concrete. The end result is a colorful, sealed and polished surface. Diamond polishing easily transforms any concrete surface into a stylish and sustainable floor. Not only can newly poured concrete be polished, if you have existing concrete under that carpet, tile or wood surface, it can be polished as well, bringing out the beauty that is concealed right under our feet!

Affordable Designable

Durable

Call for a Free Estimate! 808-596-8833

KAKAAKO SHOWROOM 518 Kamani Street Honolulu, HI 96813 License: BC-24650 www.lokahisurfaces.com

Contract License: #BC-27653 & #BC-14660

Over 10,000 Satisfied Customers All Types Replacement Windows Specializing in Security Awning Windows

Simonton Windows & Doors Rated #1 by J.D. Powers & Assoc.

Vinyl & Aluminum WINDOWS & DOORS

Free Estimates tropicalwholesale@hawaii.rr.com

Serving Hawaii For Over 30 Years

263-1252 / 456-4892 / 396-0971 Windward

Leeward

Honolulu

MARCH 4, 2012 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 7


HAWAIIRENOVATION

Cut cleaning time, lower your

expenses with nanotechnology

T

he Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “nanotechnology” as the art of manipulating materials on an atomic or molecular scale. Nano Tek-On takes this art to a higher level, benefiting office buildings, industrial and agricultural complexes, hotels, condos and individual homes. Nano Tek-On’s products reduce costs by eliminating expensive cleaning products, cutting the time needed to clean and maintain surfaces or the costs involved in replacing them. Nano TekOn’s advanced technology also can save on water costs, equipment repair and replacement. Often, the cost of “moneysaving” products outweighs the cost-saving benefits. This is not so with Nano Tek-On. Harald von Sydow, director of Nano Tek-On, explains that its surface protective coatings, for example, will reduce cleaning costs by up to 90 percent with

NANOTEK-ON CONTACT: 395-2996 • www.nanotekhi.com • nanotekhi@hawaii.rr.com

up to 10-year warranties. Think about that statistic for a minute: reduce cleaning time of glass, stone, tiles and grout, even stainless steel by up to 90 percent. That is very impressive! Nano Tek-On’s surface protective coatings are perma-

nent, invisible and not slippery. The technology used makes it possible to fill the pores of these surfaces, blocking dirt, stains and corrosion. Other Nano Tek-On products seemingly permit surfaces to clean themselves. Perfect for using on walkways, driveways, roofs and eaves. Just watch as the dirt seems to disappear. If you have surfaces that are subject to mold and mildew or are porous and in areas where bacteria and allergens collect, you know how expensive and nearly impossible they are to clean. Nano Tek-On’s antimicrobial coatings put molecular spears to work to kill these illnesscausing microbes. And they work in residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural applications. Another Nano Tek-On product that works in all these areas is HydroFlow. Not a coating, HydroFlow is an environmentally safe system installed (plugged on) on the

plumbing of a structure to break down existing lime-scale deposits, and prevent future build up. This adds years of life to dishwashers, refrigerator/freezers, pumps, heat exchangers and even boilers in apartment buildings and solar hot-water systems. All of these Nano Tek-On products are environmentally friendly. And von Sydow says that Nano Tek-On’s experienced staff will apply the coatings and install HydroFlow, or show you or your maintenance people how to maintain the products.

To see a HyrdoFlow unit and how these coatings work, come to the Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo on Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. You’ll find Nano Tek-On at Booth #518, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and admission is free. If you cannot make it to the show, please visit nanotekhi.com or call 395-2996 and learn how the company puts nanotechnology to work for you, lowering maintenance, time and labor costs.

10 x 10 Special Only $1999 +tax S. TANAKA CONSTRUCTION Home Design • Free Consultations 1349 Mookaula St. • 848-5010 • Bonded & Insured Lic. #BC29857

New Finish Cabinets Just Arrived!

Patented Uniclic® Technology for Fast, Adhesive-Free Installation

KAIMUKI 1st & Waialae • 735-3005 KANEOHE 45-620 Kamehameha Hwy. (Behind 7-11) • 262-0900

SAND ISLAND

Family Owned 1 C-21 Lic#12015 • C-7 C-5

330 Sand Island Access Rd. • 841-6183 8 | HAWAII RENOVATION | MARCH 4, 2012

SQ. FT. OFFER ENDS FEB 28, 2012. SEE STORE FOR DETAILS.

Ph: 853-2088 • Fax: 853-2058 500 Alakawa St.#106, Hon., HI 96817 / Mon-Sat 8am - 5:30pm • Sun. Closed (Downtown - behind Costco Gas Station)

Website: cccabinetsgranite.com

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION comfortable for your feet. Experiment with different sizes, styles, shapes and designs throughout the home.

4

EASY WAYS TO WARM UP

YOUR HOME DECOR

Lighting Instead of harsh white ceiling lights, give your home a cozy glow with strategically placed lamps, candle sconces and wall lights. A variety of light sources creates a welcoming feel that still allows occupants to entertain or read comfortably.

FREE In-Home Consultation & Estimate

Custom Homes • Additions 737-7766 Remodeling • Kitchen • Bath townandcountrybuildersllc.com BC-11768 • Bonded • Insured

Full Construction Services

Accessories

C

reating an inviting atmosphere does not require huge amounts of time or money. And you don’t need to be a professional interior designer — or even have experience in decorating — to transform your home into a welcoming haven. Just follow a few easy tips:

Paint Color has an enormous effect on mood, and it greatly influences the atmosphere of a room. Neutral and white walls can feel stark and cold, so consider warming them up with rich hues like those found in Dutch Boy’s collection: Yellow Springs,

Reservoir Red and Loden Wool. They create the perfect cozy feel, and accents of Ultra White will make your new colors stand out.

Rugs Adding rugs in visible areas will instantly give any room a more inviting look, as well as be more

It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference, and accent items have a great effect on the ambiance of your home. From decorative sofa pillows to festive candles, the details of a room determine its mood.

SERVING ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS Call

No matter what your budget or decorating experience, you can give your home a cozy, comforting feel easily and affordably. In no time, you’ll be ready to enjoy the great indoors.

630-6741 or 285-3663

New Construction ■ Remodels ■ Maintenance ■ Trouble Calls

for a Free Consultation

Building To Your Lifestyle!

THE COOK’S GARDEN Learn to grow fresh herbs and vegetables

Saturday, March 17th

9am

Multi-Family, Tear Down/Rebuild, New Home, Additions, Renovations, Kitchen & Baths.

RSVP requested at

geobunga.com 4299 Lawehana St Honolulu

Pottery / Pavers / Bamboo River Rock / Water Lilies

OPEN DAILY 9am – 5pm

422.4567

HERBS

Pacific Isle Contractors Ltd. “We are so pleased with the results of the renovations we had done on our home in Manoa.” – Doctor Jill

Quality, Speed and Efficiency: Cutting Edge Designs and Reputable Quality Construction with Four Generations of Experience.

15% Off Front Entrances

Call for a free in home consultation

Call for FREE Estimate (808) 626-5418

Ph. 306-0843

94-1388 Moaniani St. #302 • Mon-Fri 9-5 Lic.# BC-19251

New Construction • Additions Kitchen/Bathroom • Remodeling • House Painting

GranicreteHawaii.com Upcoming DIY Classes: 3/10, 4/14

Appointments for free estimates on projects, contact us

808-841-1800 Main Office www.hkchawaii.com Over 35 Years of Experience License: #ABC25837

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

MARCH 4, 2012 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 9


HAWAIIRENOVATION

EXTENDING THE DEADLINE

T

he Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) will present the 27th annual BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards on May 2, 2012 during the Gala Awards Dinner at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. This premier statewide competition is open to all residential and commercial projects, either new construction or remodeled, that have not been previously entered in a BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards competition. To enter the competition, the new final deadline is

FREE

March 6, 2012. This call for entries is available to all residential, commercial and public works projects and welcomes contractors, developers, architects, designers and kitchen and bath designers. Entry divisions include Residential Remodeling, Commercial Remodeling, New Residential, New Commercial, Public Works, Details, Landscape & Outdoor Living, Hawaii BuiltGreen™, Historical, Kitchen & Bath and the new Innovative Design & Construction division. Official entry details are available

online at www.biahawaii.org. For more information and to obtain a BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards entry form, call Clarice Watanabe at 629-7503, email ckw@biahawaii.org or visit the www.biahawaii.org website. Chartered in 1955, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii is a professional trade organization affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, representing the building industry and its associates. The 500 members of BIA-Hawaii are devel-

BIA-HAWAII REMODELERS

The Murray residence: Last year’s overall Grand Award New Residential winner

opers, contractors, suppliers, Realtors, architects, financial institutions and a host of other professionals who serve the building industry. BIA-Hawaii

takes a leadership role in unifying and promoting the interests of the industry to enhance the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.

76th

200 AMP Upgrade OR Overhead Only

Year Anniversary

Back Feed Plug Package for Generator All plywood - No particle board! Personalized service! Granite Islander rtops! te Buy direct from the source! coun

With Installation of 5kw (minimum) System

For All Your Photovoltaic and Solar Needs TEAMING UP TO POWER UP COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL #C24921

” “In Stock

Ask how you can SAVE on ROOFING & PV SOLAR ELECTRIC C#27051

MURAKAMI’S ROOFING

808-531-2554 (ALLG) • info@allgelectric.com • www.allgelectric.com

22 YEARS

IN

BUSINESS

Save $$ by Refacing your existing cabinets or we can build you custom ones!

Servco appliances, GE products & more Dealer prices by Essential Cabinets

Replace Doors, Drawers, Countertops, Hi-Macs, Raised Panel Hardwood Doors, Corian & Granite

Up to 22% OFF Retail Prices

You will not know if you have a competitive price until you call us...

it’s a FREE estimate!

on appliances, faucets and sinks! Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm

212 Mohonua Place, C-3

847-7835

We will beat any competitor’s price by 10% with same products & specs. W W W. E S S E N T I A L C A B I N E T R E FA C I N G . C O M 10 | HAWAII RENOVATION | MARCH 4, 2012

Lic # C-24208

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION

How to become an educated oor shopper PACIFICIMPORTS INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS: 926 KOHOU ST. CONTACT: 847-7711

W

hat is the main thing you need to make a good decision, or at least one that you are satisfied with? For some it may be a glass of wine, but for the majority of us, unbiased information is the key component to helping us make a major decision. This is especially the case when you are spending big bucks on building or remodeling your home. One of the most popular items on homeowners’ wish lists is wood and stone floors. More and more, consumers are moving away from carpeting and looking to stretch their budgets so that they can put in a good wood or

stone floor. The thought of putting down a floor that will last a lifetime appeals to many consumers, and if you can afford the upfront investment, your beautiful wood or stone flooring will end up costing you less than two or three carpet change outs, depending on your selection. But where to begin? Shirley Pai Hilton is president and CEO of Hawaii’s largest wood flooring wholesaler, Pacific Imports International, and she understands the consumer’s plight. After years of being in the woodflooring business and educating hundreds of consumers one on one, Hilton decided that one of

the best ways to effectively educate her customers would be in the form of a short seminar. Hilton is one of the foremost experts on wood flooring in Hawaii and she is very happy to share in-depth information on the various types of wood flooring, decorating with wood flooring and proper installation of the products. Her expertise is often tapped for local home improvement publications, and she also has consulted on many large flooring projects.

Thus Pacific Imports’ “Wood and Stone Flooring 101� seminars were born. The totally free seminar is held monthly at the company’s beautiful 3,000-squarefoot showroom, where guests enjoy a continental breakfast while Hilton walks attendees through valuable information such as the various types of wood flooring, the pros and cons of each type, wood species and their characteristics, installations, moldings, moisture issues and subfloor preparation, among others. Lasting about 90 minutes, feedback from past attendees has always been incredibly positive. Even seasoned professionals, such as contractors and architects, have been in atten-

174:45&.4t40-"3)058"5&3t&7$)"3(*/(

dance. As Hilton says, “This is not a 90-minutes sales pitch but it’s good, unbiased information that you can use as you shop anywhere in town.� Wood flooring has been used for hundreds of years all over the world and has evolved to become the elegant floor covering that it is today. Hardwood flooring is currently at the peak of its popularity, and there are no signs of it slowing down. “This is not a fad,� says Hilton, as wood floors have gained a large following because of value and practicality. More and more, homeowners want to dump the dusty old carpets with dust mites and other allergens, and switch over to a surface that can be wiped clean. Additionally, the right wood floor will last a lifetime. The next session is scheduled for Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m. Call 847-7711 to reserve your seat today. Hilton would love to have you as a guest and student!

FREE Granite

On select colors, While supplies last

When you buy a set of Kitchen Cabinets

Maple Shaker Cabinets $39.99 / Linear Ft.

LET’S TALK FLOORING with Shirley Pai Hilton, Pres. & CEO, PII If you are interested in a new floor, we invite you to start your journey at our beautiful 3,000 sf Kalihi showroom. Not only will you see hundreds of flooring choices but we are happy to spend the time with you and help you get the information. Don’t forget our monthly seminars which always get rave reviews! ALOHA!

Some exclusions apply, price varies with pantry, drawer base and corner cabinets. Promotions not valid with free granite promo. Accessories sold separately. All sales final no refunds or returns.

Your Energy EfďŹ ciency Experts t1IPUPWPMUBJD4ZTUFNT t4PMBS)PU8BUFS*OTUBMMBUJPOT t&7$IBSHJOH4UBUJPOT t5BOLMFTT(BT8BUFS)FBUFST t"MUFSOBUJWF174USVDUVSFT t&OFSHZ"TTFTTNFOUT"VEJUT

Please join us NEXT SATURDAY!

WOOD AND STONE FLOORING 101 SEMINAR

CALL 596-2890

Saturday, March 10, 2012 10AM Please call to reserve a seat

Hawaii’s Best Flooring! 926 KOHOU STREET âœŚ HONOLULU âœŚ 847-7711

NEW CABINET STYLES IN STOCK!

Sustainability Made Affordable

Lic# C-30215

ENERGYPRO HAWAII 825 Halekauwila St., Honolulu Ph: 596-2890 Fax: 596-2893 Lic. #BC-20690

Exp. 3/31/12

Email: sales@ohanabuildingsupply.com

888'"$&#00,$0.&/&3(:130)"8"**

www.ohanabuildingsupply.com

2815 Kaihikapu Street Honolulu, HI 96819 Ph: 808.833.8338 Fax: 808.833.8339

MARCH 4, 2012 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 11


HAWAIIRENOVATION

ACHIEVING

SUSTAINABILITY

WITH LUMBER

S

ustainable, energyefficient homes are increasing in value in Hawaii, because of their lower operating costs and superior comfort levels. “No other building material achieves these green standards more so than wood,” shares Ken Laughlin, president of the Hawaii Lumber Products Association (HLPA). The Consortium for Research on Renewable

Industrial Materials has conducted a cradle-tograve life cycle assessment (LCA) to identify and compare the environmental impacts related to borate-treated lumber framing and galvanized steel framing. An LCA assesses the overall environmental impact of products from the manufacturing process to recycling or disposal. This study focuses on each material’s greenhouse gas

emissions, fossil fuel use, water use, acidification, ecological toxicity, smogforming potential and eutrophication. Based on a 2,225-square-foot U.S. family home, the study shows that the environmental impact of boratetreated lumber used for wall framing is less than 1/10 of a percent of the family’s annual overall impact on each level. “The green movement is gaining more and more

momentum each year and will continue to influence how we build our homes,” said Ken Laughlin, president of HLPA. “Homeowners who choose to build green using boratetreated lumber are fundamentally creating a home that preserves the future of our environment.” To encourage the use of treated wood in Hawaii, HLPA is committed to promoting wood as a sustainable and economical building material. As Hawaii’s only devoted lumber association, the HLPA is dedicated to providing homeowners and building industry professionals with information on wood’s environmental benefits and money-saving opportunities. Wood’s worth is rooted in the fact that it is the most environmentally sustainable building material. From this, homeowners can benefit from reduced costs during the building process and all through the

HLPAHAWAII LUMBER PRODUCT CONTACT: 541-WOOD (9663) • www.HawaiiLumber.com

Best Prices Guaranteed With Installation of the Same Equipment

♦ FREE Estimates! ♦ CUSTOM MADE

Windows & Doors

♦ ENERGY SAVING

Glass

♦ PRODIGY Insulated

Vinyl Siding

♦ LIFETIME

WARRANTY

♦ EXCEPTIONALLY PROFESSIONAL

Installers & Contractors ♦ WE WILL MEET OR BEAT Any Written Quotes!

TWO WEEKS ONLY! Buy 10 Awning Windows for

$ 8,999

HONOLULU 537-1971

LEEWARD 676-1455

MILILANI 625-5666

WINDWARD 262-6163

Specializing in

BATH & KITCHEN RENOVATIONS •Call today to check out our affordable rates •SENIOR DISCOUNT

Sliding & Patio Doors Offer expires 3/17/12

LIC# C-31749

KAIMUKI 737-1852

#41a0s VETERAN OWNED G LIC# C-19622/31377

Call for an Appointment 94-529 Ukee St. #105, Waipio Gentry 96797 (Across from The Womens Wellness Center)

30 % OFF

Visit us online www.interogrouphawaii.com

Island Wide Service

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Visit us at: www.aireconditionershoppe.com

Offer expires 3/17/12

Call us now 808.647.4477

ROOFING SERVICE

Over 30 Years of Roofing Experience!

Before you buy a split system, make sure you’re buying the highest energy savings available. The higher the EER the more you save.

installed & Get One FREE

Licensed. Insured. Bonded. Hawaii Operated.

12 | HAWAII RENOVATION | MARCH 4, 2012

Over 30 Years Track Record • Free Estimates on Split Systems • We Sell, Service, Install & Repair A+ Rating We also sell Portable A/C’s, Split Systems, Window & Thru the Wall A/C’s, Flush Mount A/C’s

al producers and service companies. They are committed to the education and promotion of lumber products as the best choice for home construction in Hawaii. To find out more about using wood to build commercial buildings, visit the website, www.Ha waiiLumber.com.

entire life of the home. Wood, therefore, proves that it is the best-value building material as it is beneficial for Hawaii’s residents as well as the environment. The HLPA is comprised of professionals representing the development and construction industry as well as building materi-

Plumbing Repair & New Installation

We install handicap showers Lic. # BC-11700

Plumbing

734-2032 or 230-8308 www.AffordablePlumbingHawaii.com

TEAR OFFS TO SHINGLES...WE DO IT ALL!!

847-6265 FREE ESTIMATES Cont. Lic. #C10748

1321 Hart St. #7

CABINETS BY DH SQUARED See our cabinets at Hawaii’s Interior Design

306 Kalihi Street Corner of Nimitz & Kalihi St. 8:30am-4:30pm Everyday

Mention this AD for

10% OFF www.dhsquaredconstruction.com Contractor Lic. #BC-30395

Custom Kitchen & Bath • 808.383.2218

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION License # C-30206

Modernizing an ’80s living room FROM PAGE 2

lighting. My makeover master plan also called for a chandelier and two wall sconces to provide more attractive — as well as functional — lighting. And that eyesore of a fireplace was definitely not a focal point! So I ordered a new, high-efficiency gas insert and replaced the cheap marble with clean, contemporary tiles for a fresher, modern appeal. I believe in recycling materials whenever possible, so one of Nikki’s tub chairs was sent off to be reupholstered, and the old fireplace mantle was repurposed into a shelf that we positioned under the room’s new flat-screen TV. I chose a soft buttery-yellow paint for the walls to help lighten and brighten the space and, mainly for Peter’s comfort, we incorporated a masculine touch by adding a leather club chair along with a modern wooden coffee table. But the best piece in the room has to be the sofa — I definitely struck gold when I found it. It’s perfect: long enough to lie down on and comfortable enough to

encourage people to do just that. I’m pretty sure that the sofa — along with the big-screen TV — will be enough to earn Peter’s gold stamp of approval. But I certainly haven’ t forgotten Nikki. For her I’m incorporating features like custom drapery panels that frame the room’s wall

of windows in a softly muted print. To provide a place to store her books, I designed two custom shelving units to surround the new fireplace. These shelves are the perfect place to showcase photos, artwork and other decorative pieces. To accent the clean ivory-andyellow palette, I splashed teal and turquoise accessories around the room. Along with the wood accents in the room, the overall effect is one of tranquil, spa-like relaxation and comfort. Nikki and Peter now adore their new living room. For the first time since moving in, they can envision entertaining guests in this new warm, contemporary space. Best of all, every trace of the 1980s is gone — and there’s not a hint of salmon pink anywhere. In its place we have a classic and contemporary haven that has become the couple’s favorite room in the house.

Hawaii’s #1 choice

• Paving • Asphalt Repair

• Seal Coating • Striping

Commercial & Residential Experts

CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES!

sealproshawaii.com

591-6086

Interior decorator Candice Olson is host of HGTV’s “Candice Tells All.”

35–75%OFF all inventory!

www.grahambuilders.com

Call 593-2808

Sale Prices Marked. ALL SALES FINAL

FREE HOME BUILDING SEMINARS ✔ How to select the right General Contractor ✔ How to select the right Window Covering

PH: 847-0216

tropicalgarden accents

10am - 5:30pm Tuesday thru Sunday Closed Mondays

n Rd.

OUTLET

91-1799 Roosevelt Ave. Kapolei, HI 96707 808-259-9851 • www.tgaccents.com On the Corner of Coral Sea Road and Roosevelt

Rento

.

velt Ave

Roose

Kapolei Pkwy

#C-6122

wy

lei Pk

Kapo

aver Rd. Fort We

1030 Kohou Street, Honolulu, HI 96817 www.homeownersdesign.com

YEAR END INVENTORY LIQUIDATION SALE!

.

Date: Every 2nd Saturday of the Month Time: 2:30pm to 4:00pm

-Pottery -Fountains -Lily Bowls -Garden Accents

Sea Rd

Call to RSVP!

*The First Builder Ever to Receive This Award

Coral

for your home ✔ Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel Basics ✔ What’s the best Flooring Solution for your needs ✔ How do I save time and money in a Project ✔ 5 questions you need to ask before you start any project

BC-16446

MARCH 4, 2012 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 13


HAWAIIRENOVATION

PAINTING

WITH PASSION

I

f a new client of Deep Purple painting contractors wants assurance of the quality of his company’s work, owner Jimmy Suh shows the customer a collection of photos of some of the hundreds of projects he’s completed over the years. The result? “They are amazed,” Suh said. “They always comment on the meticulous detailing and the scope of our work. I also can give them a DVD that they can review at their convenience. If they want past client referrals and testimonials, I can provide that too.”

DEEPPURPLE CONTACT: 739-2000 For 18 years, Deep Purple was one of the busiest painting contractors in San Francisco, where Suh handled residential jobs that ranged from apartment interiors to upscale homes in Pacific Heights and historic buildings. His commercial jobs included apartment and office buildings. “Anyone who has been to San Francisco in recent years knows how the old neighborhoods are being transformed with new

paint and elaborate detailing. Every architect and interior designer wants a new and original color scheme. Several clients told me I was the best painter in San Francisco,” Suh said. In January 2010, Suh reestablished his business in Hawaii, where he is a licensed and bonded painting contractor. Here, he continues to provide quality painting at competitive prices for both homes and businesses. But why leave a lucrative painting business in San Francisco? Suh said he had always dreamed of living in Hawaii, and his family was increasingly eager to make the move after 18 years in an area not known for warm, sunny weather. “I have many friends living here and was encouraged that there would be opportunities for a first-class painting contractor ... and that’s the way it turned out,” Suh said. Already, Suh has a roster of satisfied clients, and some are telling him they have never worked

with a painter who put so much effort into making sure they were entirely pleased with the finished product. He noted that many of his current projects are new custom homes in areas ranging from Leeward Oahu to Waikiki, Diamond Head and Kaimuki. He works directly with the homeowners, as well as with contractors and architects. Just how satisfied are Suh’s customers? He’s frequently told, “If you want to use me as a reference, go ahead and give my phone number to your new clients. I won’t hesitate to recommend you.” In addition to providing prospective clients with photos and a beautifully produced DVD showcasing his work, Suh makes

a point of meeting them at the job site to assess the condition of the property, the amount of prep work that will be needed and to select colors of siding, walls and trim. Once he determines the extent of the job, he presents a written quote and time frame. “Although I have a great crew, I work on every job. I want the client to feel confident that someone is taking a personal interest in the project. I approach each job as if it were a work of art, with honesty and with enthusiasm,” Suh said. To obtain a free estimate or receive a free copy of the DVD showing completed Deep Purple projects, call Suh at 7392000.

AND

MARCH SPECIAL! Systems starting at $1,000 a panel

Call for your FREE professional estimate The Brands We Carry Allow Us To Build Your Perfect System:

FREE ESTIMATES • Residential • Apartment • New Construction • Interior/Exterior

Quality Work, Competitive Prices State Contractor’s License # C-30546

Better Prices For All Your Fabrication Supplies And Maintenance Products!!!

25% OFF ALL IN-STOCK

Natural Stone Cremation Urns

FREE Estimate! OAHU 422-4266

(Reg price $149.99 – $197.99)

or

ponchossolarservices.com Lic # C-25358

Maui, Big Island, Kauai, Lanai 1-855-417-6527 www.WaltersElectricInc.com

14 | HAWAII RENOVATION | MARCH 4, 2012

Lic # C-8876

ENTIRE INVENTORY ON SALE

Save up to 40%

While supplies last. Exp. 3/31/12

COME AND VISIT OUR SHOWROOM TODAY! 847-3288 • 2006 REPUBLICAN ST • HONOLULU

www.islandstonectr.com • 848-0989 • M-F 8-4:30 SAT 9-2 1111 Dillingham Blvd. #E1-B Honolulu (by Subway/next to Yohei Restaurant)

Email: dawingtrading@gmail.com • www.dawingtrading.com Open Mon-Sat 8 am - 5pm

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


HAWAIIRENOVATION

A KITCHEN WITH

LONGEVITY

O

ne of the mistakes that many homeowners have made in the last decade is failing to consider the long-term quality, safety and lifespan of their new kitchen renovations. In the last decade, the trend has been to sacrifice the longterm quality, safety and lifespan of renovations for the lowest price possible. Many of those homeowners have discovered problems with their kitchens in the last several years, causing a

cabinets used in kitchen renovations in the last 10 BUILDERS years have been manufactured in China, which is ADDRESS: 220 PUUHALE ROAD, #B1 notorious in the news for CONTACT: 847-8711 cutting corners to the point where oftentimes the result• www.CSDesignBuilders.com ing products are unsafe to reversal of that trend. Those use in homes. same homeowners are again Stories of little quality conreplacing their kitchens, under- trol in factories are familiar to standing the importance of homeowners. long-term quality, safety and Many factories turn out sublongevity. standard wood filled with voids Many of the lowest-priced and patches or wood contami-

CSDESIGN

nated with toxic and cancercausing chemicals like formaldehyde, sulfur, lead and other resins. These chemicals are illegal for American manufacturers to use because they are banned by the EPA and the CARB initiative. Oftentimes these cabinets start falling apart or warping after a few years because production was not done correctly. Finishes are thin and inconsistent, drawer fronts bow away from the wood underneath, and

MARCH SPECIAL

Have you ever wondered if the price you were quoted to tent your home was too good to be true? With Sandwich Isle you don’t have to guess! Let us prove to you that your fumigation was a success. Be there to observe us shooting the gas & taking the dosage reading with a calibrated gas analyser. You will see that we have achieved our dosage goal.

OR As an option we will use a (RDA Fumiscope) the newest remote fumigant monitoring technology that monitors the entire duration of the fumigation & provides a report. Call the company you can trust at

456-7716 for a free estimate

www.sandwichisle.com License No. PCO 771

$1OO OFF

With this ad Expires March 31, 2012

the cabinets are out of square and don’t fit. Hardware is made from cheap, stamped lightgauge metal and fails quickly. Today’s trends steer away from these cheap, unsafe cabinets and toward quality American-made cabinetry, understanding that the safety and longevity are well worth it. Also, when considering the total cost of a renovation, the total is oftentimes only 10 to 20 percent more. CS Design Builders is a specialist in high-quality American-made cabinetry, made of sturdy plywood boxes of up to 3/4-inch thickness, environmentally friendly and safe materials, custom hand-made craftsmanship and finishes, with exceptional care in manufacturing and assembly, to ensure your kitchen will not only be built with quality, safety and longevity, but also that your kitchen will be exactly what you want in look, color, design and feel. CS Design Builders helps you design, select and build your unique dream kitchen and provides you with a kitchen that is safe for your family, built with quality and warrantied for life.

$1,000

OFF

Photovoltaic System Call for details

Exp. 3/31/12

Current incentives make solar energy more affordable than ever!

Since 1998

Futon Sofa Beds Futon Matresses & Covers Platform Bed Frames Tatami Furniture Rattan

943 WAIMANU STREET, HONOLULU, HAWAII 96814 TELEPHONE: (808) 591-2833

Call today for your FREE site analysis!

(808) 783-0357

Monday-Saturday 10:30am - 6:30pm • Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

www.creativefurniturehi.com

Lighthousesolar | www.lighthousesolar.com | (808) 783-0357 MARCH 4, 2012 | HAWAII RENOVATION | 15


BACKPAGECOVERSTORY

A

PV system installation has two major aspects:

• Panel installation • Electrical installation Both are directly mounted into your roof. Like a match made in heaven, All G Electric, LLC and Murakami’s Roofing have joined forces to become a powerhouse team specializing in photovoltaic installation and maintenance. This team of highly skilled specialty contractors has the knowledge and experience to advise you accurately on these major components. One important factor when considering investing in PV is, of course, your roof. What is the current condition and age of your roof? Is your roof in the right condition to receive the racking material used to mount photovoltaic panels? Most rooftop PV installations require penetration of the roof membrane. Even installing the most basic PV system can result in as much as 15 separate penetrations through your roof. Having an experienced and knowledgeable roofing contractor to advise you on adequate roof preparation and potential areas of water leakage, such as existing low-lying areas where water can pool and become a major problem in the future, is crucial. They also understand how to properly secure equipment to a rooftop, apply flashing and waterproof all penetrations. As a second generation roofing contractor with more than 25 years of field experience, Clinton Murakami has seen and done

PARTNERING UP FOR

PV

INSTALLATION

ALL G ELECTRIC CONTACT: 531-2554 (ALLG) or 348-8270 • info@allgelectric.com • www.allgelectric.com

it all. He will not only conduct a thorough evaluation of your roof’s current condition, but also will work hand in hand with the electrical contractor to determine the most ideal panel layout for your home, without compromising the water tightness of the roof. Upon completion of the installation, they also will waterproof all areas with roof perforations. The other major, if not most important, component of a PV system is the

16 | HAWAII RENOVATION | MARCH 4, 2012

electrical component. An experienced and knowledgeable licensed electrical contractor has the ability to not only properly size a system to offset your specific power consumption, but methodically install and power up the entire system. Conduit size and type, proper fittings, wire size and type, disconnecting means, grounding means, etc. are all part of the electrical aspect. The state of Hawaii requires a licensed electrical con-

tractor to provide the complete installation of your PV system. A licensed electrical contractor has thorough knowledge of electrical codes (NEC) and a full understanding of engineering principles and hazards associated with electrical and photovoltaic power systems. Prior to finalizing your PV system size, All G Electric will conduct a thorough electrical evaluation. This will not only assess your electrical consumption but also address any major electrical concerns such as rewiring, panel replacement and other electrical tasks to help improve the overall electrical safety and efficiency of your home. Increasing the home’s efficiency and updating its electrical system can

potentially reduce your consumption, resulting in a lower electric bill. A lower electric bill means a smaller PV system and less out-of-pocket money that you will need to spend. There are a number of existing and pending codes and standards that govern the installation of PV systems and equipment. In most cases, the standard for photovoltaic systems is the National Electrical Code (NEC), published every three years by the National Fire Protection Association. There are codes specific to PV system installations, as well as a number of other articles covering wiring methods, overcurrent protection and disconnect provisions, grounding and other issues. PV systems are required to be inspected by a City and County electrical inspector. Using an electrical contractor with the right know-how will help facilitate the entire process so that permits will be closed and HECO will be coordinated and Net Energy Metering will be installed. In celebration of this perfect union, Murakami’s Roofing is offering free rain gutters on any home needing a complete re-roof, and All G Electric is offering your choice of a free 200 amp upgrade (overhead only) or backfeed system, which allows a generator to power a portion of your home through the electrical panel during the next power outage without needing to run extension cords. The minimum PV system size is 5 kW. Feel free to contact us for a comprehensive photovoltaic home evaluation at 531-2554 (ALLG) or 3488270.

AN ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT PUBLISHED BY OAHU PUBLICATIONS, INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Profile for Oahu Publications, Inc

Hawaii Renovation Mar 4 2012  

Hawaii Renovation Mar 4 2012

Hawaii Renovation Mar 4 2012  

Hawaii Renovation Mar 4 2012