About Us

Barker Kappelle Construction, LLC, is a general contractor and design-assist firm dedicated to achieving our client’s goals while pursuing quality and excellence.

Our mission: Provide clients with an exceptional building experience while delivering high-quality, cost-effective projects

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.

Our Team

Phil Barker

Partner

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

Partner

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 Hall

Office Manager

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.

 

Wil Gilbert

Senior Project Engineer / Superintendent

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 Johns 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.

Edmound Ybarra

D.Arch, Associate AIA
Project Engineer

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.

Carla Lunday

Senior Project Coordinator

Carla is the Senior Project Coordinator at Barker Kappelle and has been working in the construction industry for the past 8 years.  She has worn many hats during her construction career with experience in Marketing, Architecture, Estimating/Bidding, and Design, having previously earned a BS Degree in Interior Design. She has primarily worked for high production national home builders on the mainland and is excited to now be working for a high-end custom builder on the island. Carla was born and raised in North Carolina and recently made the move to Hawaii in September 2021! In her free time, Carla enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, interior design and playing/coaching volleyball.

Matt Rubio

Project Manager

Matt has managed projects ranging from remodels to multimillion dollar new homes for over 10 years. He started as a carpenter in 1987 and over the last three decades has developed an intimate knowledge of the construction process. Prior to moving to Hawaii in 2005, Matt spent 18 years as a finish carpenter on luxury homes in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. He relies on a broad range of experiences while overseeing BKC carpenters, subcontractors, and ensuring projects meet schedule and exceed exacting quality standards. In his free time, Matt enjoys surfing and planning snowboarding trips.

Andreas Gaeta

D.Arch, Associate AIA
Project Manager

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 todays industry. In his free time Andreas enjoys paddling, crossfit, snowboarding and travel.

WE’RE CREATIVE

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.

WE’RE PASSIONATE

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.

WE’RE RECOGNIZED

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.