Barker Kappelle Construction, LLC, is a general contractor and design-assist firm dedicated to achieving our client’s goals while pursuing quality and excellence.
Specializing in residential new builds, remodels and additions, Barker Kappelle builds for every vision.
For the past two decades, Barker Kappelle has been a trusted and respected general contractor on Oahu. In many ways that reputation stems from partners Phillip Barker and Brett Kappelle taking the same approach to building a company as they do to building houses.
BKC is built on a strong foundation of trust earned through detailed, transparent financials, and open and clear communication. Over the years, the structure of the organization has become rock solid through assembling a highly skilled, dependable, and thoughtful office and management team. On a small, interconnected island, a name and reputation are ultimately built on positive referrals. BKC has grown by focusing on delivering quality work and keeping clients happy.
Phillip Barker is a founding partner whose project portfolio extends around the globe, including projects in Europe, the Maldives, Cook Islands, and Asia. His passion lies in elevating building quality while pursuing the forefront of modern design.
Brett Kappelle is a founding partner with sharp management skills and a knack for getting things done. His passion lies in refining the building process into clear, repeatable steps, and helping clients tackle new and exciting challenges.
Joanna is the office manager for Barker Kappelle and is responsible for the overall coordination that allows the company to operate efficiently. With experience as a Project Administrator in the construction industry and as a Sales Manager in the meetings and conventions industry, Joanna brings forth an extensive 10 year administrative and customer service background. Joanna possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Travel Industry Management with a minor in Speech Communication from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In her free time she enjoys hiking, swimming, singing karaoke, and discovering new restaurants.
Darlene is the administrative and accounting assistant for Barker Kappelle, experienced in accounts payable and accounts receivable, previously mentored by accountants with decades of experience. Her prior work experience involves working in challenging departments handling heavy workloads which has allowed her to develop tactical procedures and processes to maintain the financial health of any business. She loves to play the piano, as well as being the best mother for her three children.
Will is the lead project engineer at Barker Kappelle, helping manage the day-to-day operations of construction projects. He has six years of project coordinating and engineering experience, which includes working closely with international clients. After graduating Cum Laude with a degree in economics from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, Will spent a year teaching economics and coaching swimming at a high school in Newark, NJ. In his free time, Will enjoys camping, buying vinyl records, and wood working. His favorite place to spend a Saturday is Sherwood beach.
Katryn is the Project Coordinator at Barker Kappelle and is thrilled to be working on high-end custom homes in Hawaii. Growing up with family in the construction industry, Katryn followed suit and held an administrative role at her father’s utility company throughout high school and college. There she learned the ropes of the industry, assisted management, and helped coordinate projects in the field. After graduating with a BS in Environmental Management from Ball State University, Katryn accepted a job as a civil project coordinator for a company in Honolulu and then made the switch to Barker Kappelle. Katryn has a passion for construction and design and has enjoyed aiding in the renovation of her own home. In her spare time, she enjoys snorkeling, gardening, and being around animals.
Edmound has 6 years of Architectural Design experience, with three and a half of those years spent working on custom design build homes. He studied at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he received a Bachelors in Environmental Design as well as a Doctorate in Architecture. He is skilled in using design programs such as Revit, AutoCAD, and Enscape. Outside of work, Edmound has coached football at Nanakuli High & Intermediate for over 12 years, and in his free time enjoys camping, fishing, diving, and watching movies with his family.
Andreas grew up in the construction industry and worked in the trades for more than 10 years before pursuing his education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2008. There, he received his Bachelors of Environment Design, as well as his Doctorate of Architecture. Andreas specializes in high-end residential design and has been managing the construction of multimillion dollar custom homes for the last 6 years. His doctoral dissertation focused on the importance of clear communication within the field, and the value of the design build business model in today’s industry. In his free time Andreas enjoys paddling, crossfit, snowboarding and travel.
Jay’s 40 years of construction experience has earned him the title of Master Carpenter, with no limits in the creation of custom pieces, such as cabinets and furniture. His grandfather was a Carpenter, so his interest in carpentry began at the early age of 10. He perfected his craft on the job, building high end homes for more than 20 years on Oahu. His attention to detail aligns with BKC’s commitment to excellence. On his free time, Jay enjoys artistic hobbies such as painting, batiking, and sculpting.
Darren is a highly competent master carpenter with skills in both rough and finish carpentry. His experience dates back over three decades in both commercial and residential projects. His passion for carpentry is demonstrated by the quality of his craftsmanship, as he turns 2D plans into 3D reality. On his free time, he enjoys woodwork projects, indulging in various cuisines, and beautifying his home.
Our experienced and detail-oriented team are experts at solving problems. We go the extra mile to envision your goals, proactively imagine likely challenges or roadblocks, and help create solutions.
Barker Kappelle was created with a mission to help clients achieve their vision. We’re dedicated to fulfilling that promise with exceptional attention-to-detail, quality craftsmanship, and beautiful outcomes.
You can count on Barker Kappelle to deliver exceptional results. We’ve been honored to receive numerous press features and awards for our work over the years and we constantly strive to get better each project.