Residential Design & Hawaii Drafting Service

Residential design & Hawaii drafting service, engineering coordination and building permit processing, are the services we offer to homeowners, contractors, and real estate investors.


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Our drafting services approach allows you to tweak your design at later stages while still maintaining the integrity of your drawings. We offer you an efficient method for integrating your home design or addition into your site as well as with your existing dwelling.  What that means for you is that you are offered more control over your design because we are better able to maintain accuracy and efficiency of the documentation.

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Once you are happy with your design we will complete your home design or addition drawings using the plans, sections, and elevations taken straight from the 3D model. This method improves the accuracy of the drawings and facilitates better coordination throughout your project; and with our virtual building method, potential obstructions and obstacles within the design can be revealed and corrected before you start construction.

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Sometimes drafting services are not enough because plans must be stamped and signed by an architect or structural engineer when one or more of the following conditions occur,

A one-storied building exceeds $40,000 value,

  1. A two-story building exceeds $35,000 value,
  2. The principal structural members are either reinforced concrete or structural steel, or when
  3. You need retaining walls five feet or more in height.

Owner-Built Design, LLC works with licensed engineers to meet this need and we will handle all the coordination for the structural design per the engineering design requirements.

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For most people, this is an area of residential design and drafting services they prefer to avoid.  Let Owner-Built Design, LLC handle this along with the design and drafting of your home or addition and you can forget about the red tape of permit processing and use your time more wisely for selecting materials and other project focused activity.

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13 thoughts on “Residential Design & Hawaii Drafting Service

  1. I want to build a single-family house in Kaneohe and sell it.
    I own the lot.
    What services will you provide as shown in Yelp (I have the skills, time, and desire to succeed as a Real Estate Investor but lack the funds to do it on my own. If you’ve got the money but no time, I have the time and skills. )?
    I am in Hong Kong and please email me or whatsapp at 1 (385) 424-8400.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi David, in some cases yes. In fact, I am currently working with a client now on North Shore who is doing that but it depends on the existing condition of the system, site, etc. so each project needs to be looked at separately and designed by an engineer.

  2. Aloha Jim, We would like to build a Hardware Hawaii ADU kit above our carport. We have a level lot in Kailua. Please email me your drafting services pricing. Mahalo.

  3. Hi Jim,
    Would you be able to give me an estimate on planning and building an ADU for my Kailua home(616 Uluoa st)?
    Thank you,

  4. Hi Jim
    I want to build a house on a vacant lot on Oahu. I’m wondering how to find a good contractor that can handle the entire project.
    I went to one of the home shows and met some of the builders there, but they were all Design-Built firms that want to do everything from start to finish. I can see an advantage in that approach, but in reading some reviews of them many people say they are very over priced.
    I am not planning to build a custom million dollar home with all custom high end finishes, so i think using someone like yourself to get a design done and all the way through the permit process would be a better way to go. But then I would have to find a contractor to build the house. That is the step I’m having a hard time trying to figure out.
    Do most of the people you work with already have a contractor/ If not, how do they find one?

    1. Hi Rob, I’d say 30% of my clients do not have a contractor in mind yet. Most look for referrals, from friends/family, me and their other contacts.

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