General Contractors in Hawaii


Barker Kappelle Construction of Hawaii: Elegant Design. Beautiful Finishing. Attention to Detail

We offer General Contracting Construction Services for the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

Barker Kappelle Construction is one of Hawaii’s top design and general contracting companies with skillful, expert contractors who are committed to translating your building dreams into reality.

We have more than 40 years of experience in construction and take great pride in our reputation for designing and building efficient, practical and ecologically-friendly residences and commercial premises that compliment Hawaii’s natural and urban landscapes.

No matter what type of general contracting project you are looking to achieve – new construction, renovations, additions, outdoor landscaping or any other type of indoor and outdoor construction, at Barker Kappelle we will work with you every step of the way until you get the results you are looking for.

We invite you to contact us to discuss your general contracting plans by telephoning 808-664-9212, faxing 808 254-9212 or email us .

What do we mean by General Contracting?

General contracting is an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of different indoor and outdoor building projects, varying in size and scope from entirely new constructions to kitchen and bathroom renovations to smaller plumbing and electrical jobs to landscaping and swimming pools.
Among the many general contracting projects we have undertaken in Honolulu, Kailua and elsewhere in Hawaii we include:

  • New Homes
  • New Commercial Premises
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Masonry
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Drywall
  • Flooring
  • Doors and Windows
  • Cabinetry
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lead Testing
  • Commercial Fit Outs
  • Renovations
  • Additions
  • Decks
  • Lanais
  • Landscaping 
  • Termite Repair 
  • Pools and Spas
  • Architecture & Design

We have showcased several of our previous projects here on this website so that you can get a sense of our high standards of workmanship and see the close attention we pay to every last detail of our constructions.

We will of course be happy to show you other projects from our portfolio on request and to introduce you to previous clients with whom we have worked.
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your building plans and projects with you. Please contact us or call us on 808-664-9212 or fax 808 254-9212 and we’ll set up a complimentary consultation at your site, whenever is convenient for you.

Why choose Barker and Kappelle Construction as your General Contracting Company in Hawaii?

At Barker Kappelle Construction of Kailua we always maintain a sharp focus on your personal aesthetic tastes and will do everything we can to integrate these aspects into a practical, functional and environmentally-conscious build to achieve the style and design you are looking for at a price that fits comfortably within your budget. 

Our general contracting team is headed by Phillip Barker of New Zealand and Californian Brett Kappelle, both of whom are carpenters and also Certified Green Professional graduates of the Green Builder College.

This means that we have the skills and experience to design and implement an eco-friendly, energy efficient build that will have minimal impact on Hawaii’s beautiful, but fragile ecosystems and at the same time, will be comfortable, elegant and very practical to use.

As a small company we run a tight, well-organized ship. We have a wide network of licensed, bonded and insured architects, engineers and other construction colleagues with whom we have worked well in the past and who we know we can count on to work together with us to achieve your goals. 

We want your building experience to be a positive one and for your project to be completed in a timely and cost-effective manner – and within your budget.
That is why we plan every detail of your construction together with you so that you know exactly what is happening at every stage.

If you would like to find out more about Barker Kappelle’s General Contracting services in Honolulu, Kailua and throughout Oahu, Hawaii, we would welcome your call.

Telephone 808-664-9212: Fax 808 254-9212 Email:contact

We adhere to the Design Build Institute of America’s definition of Design-Build and advantages of its use:

What is Design-Build?

Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the design-build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion. Design-build is also known as design/construct and single-source responsibility. Across the country and around the world, design-build successfully delivers office buildings, schools, stadiums, transportation and water infrastructure projects with superior results.

Design-build is an alternative to design-bid-build. Under the latter approach, design and construction are split – separate entities, separate contracts, separate work.

Design-build, design-bid-build and construction management are the three project delivery systems most commonly employed in North America. Over the past 15 years, use of design-build has greatly accelerated in the United States, making this delivery method one of the most significant trends in design and construction today.

One Contract, One Integrated Team

Design-build streamlines project delivery through a single contract between the owner and the design-build team. This simple but fundamental difference saves money and time by transforming the relationship between designers and builders into an alliance which fosters collaboration and teamwork. United from the outset of every project, an integrated team readily incorporates BIM and LEED certification goals.

The Design-Build Advantage:

Owner/Agency Benefits

Faster Delivery — collaborative project management means work is completed faster with fewer problems.
Cost Savings — an integrated team is geared toward efficiency and innovation.
Better Quality — design-builders meet performance needs, not minimum design requirements, often developing innovations to deliver a better project than initially imagined.

Singular Responsibility — one entity is held accountable for cost, schedule and performance.

Decreased Administrative Burden — owners can focus on the project rather than managing disparate contracts.

Reduced Risk — the design-build team assumes additional risk.

Reduced Litigation Claims — by closing warranty gaps owners virtually eliminate litigation claims.

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