Testimonials


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

Kawika from Innovation at Home has done work for my self and my patients for over 15 years.  He has done excellent work.  I have also gotten great feedback from those I have in turn referred to him.  I have confidence that when I refer him to someone they will be well taken care of and that reflects on me.  Kawika works clean and leaves the area nice in between visits.  He is typically prompt on arriving.  I have recommended him to both family and friends.  He is very nice about explaining the process as well as being sensitive to the day to day activities so as to minimize any inconvenience while repairs or construction is taking place.  Very good person to work with and he truly cares about people.

Dr. Bradley S., San Clemente, CA

Kawika Kamai was referred to our family over 10 years ago by a trusted professional in the business. From our first experience up to now, he is someone we %100 know we can count on to do a quality job at a fair price, for the work being done. There is not a job to small or too big in scope that he can’t take on and do a fantastic job with. We have several homes to keep him busy with when the need arises. He is always the first person I recommended when asked if I know a good contractor/handyman. As a result, he has done work for our neighbors, etc. He is above and beyond your typical contractor; he is punctual, creative, professional and is a think outside of the box kind of guy. Oh and by the way, once he is done with your agreed upon work, you will never know he was ever there working, as he is the cleanest, “leave no trace” contractor one could ever be fortunate enough to hire. Yes, he is fantastic!! You will be happy you hired him, and will hire him again and again, when your needs arise.

Terri L., Dana Point, CA

Contractor for life!! Did a fantastic job on the work that was needed at the time. Very straight forward and to the point, goes above and beyond the required work, as well as being extremely, extremely detailed oriented. Well worth the money invested and knowing that the job was done right the first time puts me at ease. But above all, is very trustworthy, which is sometimes hard to come by now a days. Looking forward to many future projects, especially the bathrooms!!!

Anthony I., San Juan Capistrano, CA

The work Kawika did was exceptional. What I liked most was his knowledge and attention to detail. He is definitely a perfectionist, which we loved. He was very professional, clean, and punctual, we were 100% satisfied with his work.

Overall great service at a very good price.I highly recommend This company!!

Aaron N. Mission Viejo, CA

I recently purchased a new home which required a significant amount of renovations. Innovation at Home was referred to me through my Real Estate agent. Initially I was going to hire a different contractor but after meeting with Kawika at the house and discussing my needs I felt more comfortable with Innovation at Home. He provided a number of different services including constructing a built in entertainment center, new closets, a complete remodel of the kitchen and 3 bathrooms and giving the fireplace a much needed face lift. I am happy to say that the project is complete and I am very happy with the finished product. Through out the process Kawika made it very east acting as a “concierge for my home”. I would absolutely hire him again for future projects.

Charles B., Orange, CA

Kawika has done several projects in my home, his work and attention to detail is precise. I have been extremely satisfied with all the projects Kawika has done. I would recommend Innovation At Home (Kawika) to anyone in need of a home remodel.

Crystal B., Irvine, CA

Kawika did a complete remodel of our home. He remodeled the master bathroom by designing and building a new tile shower, installed tile flooring, double sinks, cabinet, mirrors and sliding mirrored closet doors. He also installed hardwood flooring, interior doors, casings and base boards throughout the whole house. He was also always on time and cleaned up everyday before he left. When ever family, friends and coworkers see my house they are so impressed with the way my house looks and the craftsmanship of the work. When they ask who did the work I am happy to tell them Kawika did and I happily refer him. If you are looking for quality and honesty I would choose Kawika with Innovation at Home.

Barbara J., San Juan Capistrano, CA

We have had the pleasure of working with Kawika and Britany of Innovation At Home for the last 5 years. Over those 5 years we have worked together on many different projects. Some small and some large. Regardless of the size of the project, Kawika has consistently delivered on budget, scope of work, schedule and customer service. When a problem arises they have practical and budget friendly solutions. They move past the problem and get it handled. We have been happy to refer him to many of our clients. They have all had nothing but great things to say about Kawika personally and professionally. Britany is a breathe of fresh air. She is on top of her work and always exceeds my expectations. If you are looking for a company that is professional and takes pride in their craft, Innovation at Home is the company to hire.

Crown Jewell Entertainment Systems, Inc.

Resurfaced kitchen cabinets, performed complete finish carpentery work including door surrounds, floorboards, and complete trim. Work was done to an excellent standard, a true craftsman. Estimats for completion were accurate, work was done on time, communication was good and cleanup was done. Highly recommended.

Rob E., San Clemente, CA