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Advanced BIM 3D modeling to streamline planning, increase accuracy, and improve cross-discipline collaboration in construction projects.


Expert structural guidance and oversight, supporting drafters and designers with precise, reliable project calculations.

Precision drafting services providing detailed technical drawings and comprehensive plans for owner-builders and contractors.

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Scott-Michael W. Kaneohe, HI

Our experience with Jim Kane of Owner Built Design has been great. He listened to our requests and concerns and adjusted the design to fit our needs. He offered great alternatives to areas where we were unclear on what options we had available. I look forward to working with him in the future and referring him to friends and family.

Jon M. Various Locations on Oahu

Jim at OWNER BUILT DESIGN is extremely proficient in design, drafting, & permitting. Our experience here at Pacific Precision Builders with Jim has exceeded our expectations... Jim is able to provide professional, quick, and efficient services. He always meets the ours & the clients needs I would highly recommend him.

Mitzi O. Kaneohe, HI

Efficient and Professional! Jim has done an amazing job of helping us with our building plans. His knowledge of building specifications, the permitting process and engineering requirements has helped us to proceed through the drafting process very smoothly. As an added benefit, Jim is always pleasant and always prompt. We will definitely be calling Jim to help us with our next project. Very Highly Recommended!

Leka S. Aiea, HI

What else can you say about Jim Kane and his business.I have known him for more than 10years now ,He is a Trust worthy person,very honest and also KNOWS his stuff.I would recommend him to anyone out there that are looking for someone to do design for a new House ,swimming pool and more.Again ,it’s very hard to find people now are days that are honest and Jim is one of them.

Janet C. Hauula, HI

Jim and his associates are great to work with. They are responsive, and follow through on questions and activities as promised. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for documentation of their property.

Jesse G. Hawaii Kai, HI

Jim was on time with delivery and great with communication. He adjusted things to fit our needs and was happy to explain whenever we had questions. I would recommend Jim to others looking to renovate their home!

Joe L. Honolulu, HI

James Kane at Owner Built Design takes personal interest in his projects and goes well beyond expectations to achieve a quality project in accordance with his clients' budget and vision. His work is very detail oriented and incorporates cost-saving architectural and construction solutions acquired over years of professional experience.
Highly recommended!

Wayne R. Ewa Beach, HI

Jim was great in walking us through the entire process of developing the proper plans, securing a building permit and through to the closure of the permit. He promptly answered any of my questions and was patient with our inquiries at various steps. A strong recommendation from me!

Paul M. Kailua, HI

Found Owner Built Design searching the internet looking to remodel a house in Kailua. Wanted to begin planning remotely as we currently live in California. We have done a few remodels in our lives and had a pretty good idea of what we wanted. Found architect Jim Kane easy to contact and discuss how we wanted to approach the remodel. Currently in the initial stages of establishing what is there and how extensive the remodel is going to be. Jim has so far been very responsive and professional and we look forward to our remote “Team” meetings. Hoping to get a the permitting in process before we arrive in Hawaii in a few months to supervise the remodel. So far we are very happy with his work! We are looking forward to working with him at Owner Built Design.

Raymond R. Laie, HI
Jim provided timely and excellent service on our oceanfront project.


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