Expert Hawaii Residential Design: We Cover All Your Needs

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Residential design and drafting services for Hawaii

Transform your residential space into your dream home with our expert design and drafting services. We’ll help you navigate the permitting process with ease and bring your vision to life. Whether you’re a homeowner, contractor, or real estate investor, we’ve got all your needs covered.

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Bring your dream home to life with our expert architectural design services. Our advanced drafting techniques allow you to make adjustments to your design at any stage, ensuring that your unique vision is fully realized. We understand the importance of personalization and our efficient method ensures that your new home or addition seamlessly integrates with your site or existing dwelling. With our help, you’ll have greater control over the design process and the end result will be a home that perfectly reflects your style and desires. Let us guide you through the design process and bring your dream home to life.

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Once you are happy with your design, we will bring your home design or addition to life with detailed 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. Our virtual building method also allows us to reveal and correct potential obstructions and obstacles within the design before construction begins.

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Sometimes drafting services are not enough, especially when plans must be stamped and signed by an architect or structural engineer. At Owner-Built Design, LLC, we work with licensed engineers to meet these needs and handle all the coordination for the structural design, per the engineering design requirements.


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Let Owner-Built Design, LLC handle the red tape of permit processing for you so you can spend your time on more important aspects of your project, like selecting materials and other project-focused activities.


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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Online Residential Permit Processing Course:

Navigating the building permit process can be overwhelming, but with our online course, you can learn to do it yourself. Our course provides step-by-step instructions on how to apply for and process a building permit using the Honolulu ePlans system. Our team of experts is familiar with the requirements and regulations of the City and County of Honolulu and will help you understand the process and ensure that your application is complete and accurate. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to take on a home improvement project, a contractor looking to expand your services, or a real estate investor looking to develop property, our course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to successfully obtain your building permit.

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Permit Process Coaching

Our Permit Process Coaching service is designed to help you navigate the City and County of Honolulu building permit process with confidence. Our team of experts will guide you through the process, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with the necessary information to ensure that your application is complete and accurate. Whether you’re a first-time applicant or an experienced builder, our coaching service is tailored to your specific needs and will give you the knowledge and tools you need to successfully obtain your building permit. This can be a one time coaching session or multiple sessions on an hourly basis to suit your needs.


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26 thoughts on “Expert Hawaii Residential Design: We Cover All Your Needs

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  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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?

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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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