Jim is very easy to work with and is generous with his time. He is also knowledgeable and offers creative suggestions to optimize space and curb appeal. His services are also well priced.

Malia A.

Jim worked with us to customize our building plans as well as our planning package. He is friendly, knowledgeable and timely. Highly recommend.

Caleb M.

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.

Scott W.

Jim made our experience fun and easy. He answered our questions and was able to put our ideas and vision into reality. His knowledge and experience allowed him to explain what could and could not be done and why. Very responsive to emails and inquiries. I’ll definitely refer family and friends to Owner Built Design for excellent work and customer service.
Mahalo Jim!!!

Jodi M.

Very professional communication and great design.

Raj K.

I appreciates the fact that he really works with you. He has gone over and beyond of what I expected from others.

Ed R.

Jim Kane from Owner Built Design provided us with great recommendations and services including the drawings, the ability to get our building permits and complete our home renovation / roofing project! He was very professional, prompt, and very easy to work with! We plan to use them again for another renovation project that we have coming up! Thank you Jim!

Sandy S.

Very professional and a superb response time
Highly recommend him

Alan M.

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!

Mitzi O.

My husband and I are very happy with our house plans! Working with Jim Kane of Owner Built Design went quite well. We’ve never done this before so we were a little apprehensive about the process and costs.

We felt comfortable working with Jim. He’s knowledgeable, about his craft and the permitting process, responds timely, affordable, and easy to work with. We’d highly recommend Owner Built Design, Jim Kane. Mahalo!

Laura A.

Complete turn key service has been excellent from design work, to gathering engineering date to and through the city permit process.

John H.

Jim Kane was very easy to work with, met with us in convenient locations for our plan review and final reviews. Very fast in making the changes we wanted to help us keep out timelines. I would highly recommend Jim Kane.

Daryl M.

Very easy to get in touch with, Personable, on time…

Troy A.

Owner built design was recommended to me by a neighbor. They were professional, timely in returning emails, priced really well and prompt. Really glad I chose them to work with!!

Christa C.

Working with Jim from Owner Built Design has been great so far!
Jim is so kind, easy to work with and really has our best interest at heart. Jim took the time to really listen to our wants and needs and was able to design exactly what we wanted, making this experience for us easy and stress free! We’re excited to continue our final steps with him and see our dreams come to life. Mahalo Jim!

Ohelo S.

Jim was efficient and professional! He was so helpful and answered any and all questions we had during the drawing process. Very easy to work with. Mahalo Jim!

Briana S.

I have been working with Jim Kane on an ADU and addition. He has been very helpful and easy to work with. Jim is down to earth and is extremely knowledgeable which has kept this process stress free.

Anthony P.

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.

Jon M.

Pacific Precision Builders

Our custom home design project has been an enjoyable, streamlined process with Jim at the helm. His knowledge and communication style have allowed us to move forward efficiently. I highly recommend him if you need help developing a correct and cohesive design project.

Al B.

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.

Paul M.