Enrique (Kīkē) Carrazana, M.D.


It is my pleasure to write a few words of recommendation on behalf of the H-1 Construction Team, who did a superb job in the construction of our Kailua Beach House – a split structured architecturally-unique house.

While any home remodeling or construction is inherently stressful for any homeowner, H-1 Construction’s services were invaluable, making the experience as painless as possible. They earn TOP MARKS in the following areas:

CRAFTSMANHIP: The quality of the work done was top-notch. H-1 Staff and subcontractors were knowledgeable, skilled and competent in their respective trades. They were conscientious about following project specifications and keen attention to details. As a result, work revisions were not needed. I couldn’t be more impressed with Luke and H-1 Construction Crew in their commitment to generate a top quality product, rather than maximizing the profit margin. Situations arose when material deliver to site was not to Luke’s liking – it was returned rather than be used; and high-quality lumber demanded from suppliers.

WORK ETHIC: The H-1 Crew and all their subcontractors were professional, reliable, and courteous. They have an old-school work ethic – working thru the whole day, including some Saturdays, good work habits, strong safety orientation, and emphasis in quality and pleasing the owner.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: As a Pharmaceutical Executive, I live by “timelines and budgets” – H-1 Construction happily surprised me by delivering a finish house within my aggressive timelines and, in addition, within the Budget allowed. Luke extensive experience in construction, his attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and commitment to follow-through are assets which enable him to juggle with ease the extensive details involved in our project without missing a beat. H-1 familiarity with building codes and permits facilitated a smooth and hassle-free process when it came to obtaining building permits swiftly and to pass all the necessary inspections.

INTEGRITY: Like me, Luke is a man of his word. A hand-shake was all that was needed to seal an agreement. Thru the whole process, there was never a financial disagreement. Throughout the Project, H-1 Construction provided clear & easy-to-understand breakdown of costs for each facet of the project. His contract was just a clear and straightforward; no hidden costs nor surprises. H-1 delivered what had been promised and on the agreed Budget price. They stand by their work and, any issue that has come up, they have return to the site to address; and I know that I can count on them to guarantee the work 100%.

COMMUNICATION: Hard to believe that I build a house while living in the East Coast ! H-1’s excels in effective communication. Luke kept me in loop in all major aspects – via regular Skype call, phone calls, text messages and emails. I only visited the construction site once, at a time when interior design and colors decisions were required. In addition, Luke was available, clear, informative and helpful in making decisions. I can’t recalled of a single miscommunication.

NEIGHBOR RELATIONS: When your neighbors call you to tell you that “those guys really work hard….can I have their number” – you know you have the right construction crew ! The construction site was always kept consideration to the neighbors – parking of the cars and trucks, location of building materials, lack of unnecessary noises, courteous language…resulting on the most minimal disruption to our neighbors.

In a world where shoddy craftsmanship and poor service are unfortunately all too common, H-1 Construction and Luke are a rare find.
H-1 Construction and Luke are what all other Construction companies and general contractors should aspire to be like.
My family has built or done major remodeling in 7 properties, dealt with a great number of contractors, crews and subs – and H-1 Construction, without a doubt, was the best experience – delivering a beautiful well-constructed home, in record time, within Budget, and “painless”. We couldn’t be happier. They have our most enthusiastic recommendations.

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