We will never use anyone BUT Kawika for our home renovation–and I mean never. He’ stuck with us as customers forever with him. This is the second time we have used him, and I’m telling you he is EXCELLENT! His design work is creative and inspires. His craftsmanship is polished. He is professional and only hires professional talent to aid him in the renovation work. He keeps to the budget, never goes outside it unless everyone is in agreement, and this would be something you would drive, i.e. if you wanted a different molding or detail that you didn’t originally order. (Note, our budget expanded only because we added more and more items to our renovation list that we wanted him to do.) In fact, the value that Kawika adds FAR EXCEEDS anything that you would get anywhere else. We priced his work against competition time and time again, and he beats it. And if it wasn’t under, what you got in bells and whistles and great design/craftsmanship, well…, we NEVER found it could be beat. When he commits to a time range, he keeps to it. He even did this though our project which was during the December holidays. So important to us! Now, no renovation is without challenges, but Kawika does all that is possible to avoid the impact to the customer, and when it is unavoidable, he takes immediate partnership with you to decide on next best steps. He is extremely respectful with your home and that includes your home animals. We handed over the keys to our house for 2-3 months and entrusted him that our pets wouldn’t get out or be stressed with the construction (even our brand new puppy and 2 other dogs). Nothing is our home got damaged. He kept the dust and fumes to a minimum so that our whole house didn’t get overwhelmed. I’m telling you, you won’t be disappointed by hiring him. Like I said, this is the second time we have entrusted him with our home renovation, and we’ll use him for next round, and the round after that!! He’s done our whole stone flooring, all of our bathrooms, all of our doors (all new), interior painting (with 2-story ceilings in some areas, sky light beams with chandelier, rod iron banisters, and fire place mantel. Once we have money saved, our next round with Kawika will be our kitchen, french doors, exterior painting and windows. Can’t tell you enough how much we love his work, as well as working with him personally. He is insanely friendly–really great soul, really great artist. He’s definitely more than you’ll ever expect.
Amy M., San Clemente, CA