2019 Favorite Posts

Project Focus:

Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club

The team at Kokua recently completed this large, labor-intensive project. The multi-phased project features a custom Terra-Cotta color, CertainTeed roof shingle system that was specifically made for this facility. And what a beautiful result! Check out videos of this stunning property on our new YouTube Channel

How To Avoid Hiring a Bad Contractor

Finding the best contractor for your job can be frustrating. Whatever the trade, it can be overwhelming! There are many contractors to consider and it can be challenging to know what to look for in a contractor.

Here are five tips you can use to avoid hiring a bad contractor.

1. ASK FOR A REFERRAL

Seek out advice from your trusted friends and family. If you don’t have anyone close to provide a referral, ask the contractor for a list of references that you can call.

2. RESEARCH THE COMPANY ON BBB

Information about companies can be found online with the Better Business Bureau. Businesses have to meet certain standards set by the BBB, and the business has to apply for accreditation, as well. There is also a rating system given by the BBB. It ranges from A+ to F. Businesses get this rating based on the number of points they have, which varies based on multiple factors from the BBB.

3. ENSURE THE CONTRACTOR IS LICENSED

You can perform a Professional & Vocational Licensing Search with the Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs. Simply enter the company name on the site to confirm they have a license.

4. MAKE SURE THE CONTRACTOR HAS THE PROPER INSURANCE

It is very important that businesses have workers’ compensation and general liability insurance. Otherwise, the burden of an accident may be placed on the consumer rather than the contractor. You can ask for proof of insurance.

5. INTERVIEW YOUR CONTRACTOR

Meeting with contractors is important before you make a decision. You should feel comfortable with your contractor after having followed the above steps and your meeting.

CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

YOU Helped us Make a Difference

On November 16th, we continued our support of Habitat for Humanity by attending at its Annual Fundraising Gala at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Without your support, we could not have raised the money that we did. MAHALO!

If you still wish to donate and have that 2019 tax deduction, click here. #buildaloha