Hawaii Residential Drafting Services

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

Home Design and Hawaii Drafting ServicesHawaii Residential Design Service

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.

engineering and Hawaii Drafting ServicesEngineering Coordination

Sometimes drafting services are not enough because plans must be stamped and signed by an architect or structural engineer. 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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Building Permit and Hawaii Drafting ServicesOahu Building Permit Processing

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.

For the Do-It-Yourselfers we also offer eplans courses and coaching to help you process your own building permits.

Erosion & Sediment Control Coordination (ESCP Coordinator)

In order to obtain a Building Permit, all projects that disturb soil must have an approved Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) and designate a certified ESCP Coordinator prior to permit issuance. The ESCP Coordinator is the person responsible for inspecting and reporting back to the permit authorities as required by law. At Owner Built Design, we provide the ESCP drawings and the ESCP Coordinator for our projects. In doing so we oversee the proper installation and performance of the erosion and sediment controls required per the ESCP.  We offer a no-contract, month to month subscription for ESCP Coordination service on Oahu.


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Oahu Residential Permit Processing

How to apply for and process a building permit using the Honolulu ePlans system.



Permit Process Coaching

Helping you through the City and County of Honolulu building permit process.


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26 thoughts on “Hawaii Residential Drafting Services

  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
    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?

  4. Aloha. I’m a carpenter and electrician who is looking into designing and building a barn-style (32′ x 40)’ home on the Big island using two shipping containers. Could I submit hand drawn plans to you (or the permit office)? Also, I’d love to get any suggestion and cost estimates for engineer approvals and permit processing. Thanks!

  5. HI Jim,

    Looking to add an addition to the original single wall home by building columns and having the 2nd story addition totally supported by the columns. Will follow the outside walls of the original house as much as possible, but will have different layout. Looking to be owner builder, not in a rush (3 years), so will take my time but would like to get blueprints and a 3D model to see how our ideas would look like and if changes need to be done. I have a contractor, so looking for plans. How much do you cost? Thanks.

  6. Aloha: I am the board treasurer at a Kailua condominium, Windward Harbour. We have 6 owners that have mini-split system air conditioning systems, which require to be permitted. This would be a C & C permit. These units are existing but were never permitted.
    We would like to find a draftsman who can help these 6 owners with the permitting process. We have original blueprints of the property.
    We have spoken to ME’s about this but the prices they have quoted were too high for this type of job.
    If you also have availability to a permit runner or expeditor that would also be something that we would consider.
    Please let me know if this something that you would like to help us with.
    Steffen Nielsen

  7. Aloha I am looking at putting an above ground pool in a warehouse in Kaneohe. I need some help with the structural aspects, planning and permit. Is this something that you could help me with? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Mahalo!

  8. Aloha Jim, I recently purchased property in Pahoa on the big island. I am looking for someone that can assist with prints and permitting to build my home. I do have a draft of the home I designed. Also I have my brother who will be helping me with the new build. I would appreciate your insight on things and where I should start. Mahalo Nadeen

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