The kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s where hearty meals are prepared for the entire family. And, as food is central to any celebration, a kitchen doubles as an entertainment area. Having a great kitchen is of the essence.

Our editors have listed ten of the most outstanding kitchen remodelers in Honolulu. These firms have received awards from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and offer modern, traditional, and contemporary styles for kitchen upgrades. These firms have been providing their kitchen expertise in Hawaii for decades. 

Paragon Builders, LLC 

1403 B 10th Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816

Established in 2006, this locally owned company in Honolulu approaches each project with a cooperative mindset. That means working with each client to ensure a successful output. Using the best materials and attention to detail, this firm brings quality and integrity to each home remodel and addition it takes on. 

Paragon Builders has steadily grown as a provider of kitchen and bathroom remodels. The Royal Kunia Residence is a perfect example: we love the spacious kitchen island that makes the kitchen an ideal place for simple family gatherings. 

The firm is led by Chris Koike who conducts business by putting a strong emphasis on honesty. The company’s reputation is built on the integrity upheld by its employees. By following the highest ethical and professional standards, this contractor is sure to stay on top of its game for years to come. 

Hawaii Renovators

6602 Hawaii Kai Drive, Honolulu, HI 96825

Clients are Hawaii Renovators’s greatest strength. Through word-of-mouth, its clients advertise the firm’s fantastic work in kitchen and bathroom remodeling and room additions. These testimonials are also the reason the company has remained strong in the business for almost three decades. 

When it comes to kitchen renovations, the company creates inviting, warm spaces. These spaces give home cooks a sense of preparing excellent meals inside a chef’s kitchen. To spruce up the space, the company provides cabinet and granite surface countertop installation. Its services also include plumbing, electrical, sink, and fixture upgrades for a homeowner’s kitchen. In all these services, Hawaii Renovators guarantees superior craftsmanship. 

Aside from its expertise in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, this contractor is an overall home renovator as well. Its team of experts can bring a client’s home renovation vision to life. Whether it is a small or large feature, the company employs its expertise in traditional and modern styles to upgrade a home. 

Ion Builders LLC.

4117 Pahoa Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816

Ion Builders is an expert in giving kitchens modern and contemporary updates. With almost a decade of experience in the construction industry, this Honolulu-based general contractor completes kitchen remodels on time and on budget. It applies the same level of discipline on other projects including new home construction and home additions. 

Owner Trevor Yee leads the firm with a hands-on approach. With him in charge, the team focuses on providing focused attention to details and clear communication with clients. Yee applies his fifteen years of experience in the construction business to produce results that clients love. One of the greatest things clients love about this firm is the free estimates. After meeting with the homeowners, Ion Builders drafts a proposal perfectly tailored to the clients’ needs.

Details International

560 N Nimitz Highway, #104, Honolulu, HI 96817

Details International offers exciting design concepts for each of its remodels. With expertise in modern and contemporary styles, each kitchen upgrade gives homeowners a clean and high-end look. This design and construction firm provide sustainable designs for both indoor and outdoor kitchens. Its cabinetry work is proven to withstand Hawaii’s humid, salt-air climate. The firm is able to offer a lifetime warranty on its outdoor kitchens thanks to its powder-coated stainless cabinetry. 

In the business for 32 years, the firm has extensive experience in new construction, remodel, residential, and commercial design. In each project, Details International produces creative designs with respect for the environment and value for the client’s money. 

The creative force behind the firm’s success is CEO Glenda Anderson. Anderson is a master designer with international experience. She has handled various projects in Malaysia, Japan, Italy, and all over the United States. This experience influences the company’s European kitchen and bath design concepts and the firm offers a sophisticated aesthetic to clients in Honolulu. Each holistic design showcases a delicate synergy of lifestyle, nature, and the human senses. 

Josh Design Build

1039 Wiliki Drive, Honolulu, HI 96818

This 2011 NKBA design competition winner offers quality craftsmanship, products, and services: it’s a one-stop shop. As a dealer of a full line of appliances, it can take care of a client’s range hood, faucet, and sink needs. It can also take care of the custom cabinetry required to fit these appliances. That flexibility is what makes Josh Design Build a go-to company when it comes to kitchen remodeling. 

Based in Oahu, Josh Design Build has served more than a hundred homeowners in Honolulu and for ten years it has been honing its expertise in modern and contemporary design. It applies these styles in kitchen and bath remodels and custom home designs and additions. The firm’s NKBA membership speaks to its credibility in the field of kitchen and bath remodeling. Its Better Business Bureau (BBB) certification is a stamp of approval on its customer service. 

Leading the firm is president and owner Guo Zhang “Josh” Chen. He is a green designer known for his professionalism and the rapport he builds with clients. With him on the lead, the company provides aesthetics and function to each customer it works with.

Lifestyle Design Studio, Inc

401 Kamake’e Street, Suite 301, Honolulu, HI 96814

This 29-year-old company creates extraordinary kitchens and living spaces for luxury homes in Hawaii. Its original designs focus on modern and traditional styles. Roxanne Okazaki leads the team in designing projects that exceed clients’ expectations. Attention to detail and imaginative vision enables the firm to transform old spaces into unique areas of the home.

Lifestyle Design Studio uses a line of products that complete any kitchen remodel. It offers fine custom cabinetry in a range of European styles. This premium quality custom cabinetry is known for cutting-edge design and precision manufacturing. These cabinets are fitted with high-end domestic appliances also offered by the firm. From ovens, warming drawers, and cooktops, this firm has what you need. To complete a luxury kitchen, wine storage units are also available. 


Clients of Lifestyle Design Studio have had only good things to say about the company. Customers testify to the firm’s ability to complete projects within budget and improve their kitchens’ functionality as a central spot in the home. 

CAA Hawaii Cabinet

570 Dillingham Boulevard, #100, Honolulu, HI 96817

CAA Hawaii Cabinet offers options for each client’s kitchen remodeling needs. With an extensive range of cabinetry and countertop options, the firm lets a customer pick which material suits their taste best. Its cabinet materials include warm, rich woods in sleek colors and patterns. For countertops, the firm offers various granite, marble, and quartz patterns. This range in materials is the way the company remains indispensable in the field of home construction and remodeling. 

Aside from kitchen cabinetry and countertops, CAA Hawaii Cabinet is also an expert in flooring and roofing. For ten years, it has been continuously providing friendly and professional service while using its vast array of building materials. Its extensive services include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, custom home construction, and additions. Using its decade-old expertise, the firm promises to get the job done right the first time. The firm also offers free estimates and rendering to permit clients to visualize the result of their future upgraded home. 

Design Trends Construction

3465 Waialae Ave, #280, Honolulu, HI 96816

Designs Trends Construction promises to transform homes into masterpieces. It fulfills that commitment by using the right products on each project. Based on budget, the firm guides homeowners in purchasing and selecting appliances and fixtures. Using the firm’s general contractor discount, clients get to purchase premium appliances at a lower rate. When it comes to countertops, Design Trends Construction has countless manufacturer contacts. This gives customers access to high-quality countertops that will upgrade any kitchen. 

A great kitchen is not complete without ample storage spaces. This is why cabinetry is important. The firm has an extensive cabinetry line that ranges from high-quality Italian cabinets to builder-grade U.S. fabricated cabinets. A cabinet’s hardware, stains, and door styles can be customized offering maximum flexibility in design. The firm’s designers are always present to guide clients in choosing the best option for their homes. 

Proof of Design Trends Construction’s outstanding accomplishment in the kitchen and bath industry is its NKBI 30 Under 30 Award. Since 2001, the firm has been providing excellent residential construction, interior design, and remodeling services in Hawaii. It is a member of the NKBA and the Building Industry Association (BIA). 

Homeworks Construction, Inc. 

2111 South Beretania Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96826

Homeworks Construction is undeniably one of the leading construction firms in Hawaii. It is consistently ranked among the country’s top 500 residential remodelers by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. It has also appeared in other publications such as Hawaii Renovation. The firm offers its expert design-build services at affordable prices. Whether it’s a kitchen and bath remodel, a home addition, or a new home construction, quality is consistently delivered by this construction company. 

A perfect example of the firm’s mastery in remodeling is this Elegant Kitchen and Bath Remodel. From a dark and enclosed space, the kitchen is transformed into a bright and open area. The dark cabinets create a perfect contrast with the kitchen’s stainless steel appliances. The team’s impeccable choices on this project’s design have given the firm a BIA award in the kitchen competition. 

Homeworks Construction’s success is rooted in its ability to make each project personal. It incorporates elegant finishes and professional practices with the client’s vision. Team leaders Jim Bixbee, Marshall Hickox, and Sylvio Boucher have a combined 89 years of industry experience and provide valuable knowledge crucial to the company’s success. 

DESiGNER Kitchens & Baths

1573 Kaminaka Drive, Honolulu, HI 96816

DESiGNER Kitchens and Baths has been producing award-winning kitchen and bath designs for over 33 years. Some of its impressive work has been featured in Hawaii Home Magazine. Responsible for the firm’s many achievements is owner Judy Dawson. In 2018, Dawson was the 2018 BIA Design & Construction Grand Award Winner. For Dawson, the key to great work is recognizing the connection between art and architecture. Currently, she leads the team in producing island-inspired designs that reflect Hawaii’s dramatic environment. 

One of the firm’s fantastic creations is a 30-year-old townhouse remodel that won the 2010 NKBA Design Awards. The brief was to create an elegant kitchen with an open layout for entertaining. The result is a fabulous curved peninsula opening the kitchen to the dining area. The clever design provides drama and creates additional storage space out of view. The space is filled with updated fixtures and modern equipment including Thermador cooking appliances and KitchenAid cold storage. A dynamic chimney hood completes this kitchen’s professional upgrade.

DESiGNER Kitchens and Baths believes that each client has their own style and identity. The firm’s goal is to create inventive ideas that will turn these styles into one-of-a-kind designs fitting each client’s personality. 


  • Shahe Demirdjian

    Shahe is an Editor at General Contractors with around four years of experience as a writer and editor in the construction space. Shahe has always had a huge interest in commercial/residential construction and real estate. On top of his experience at General Contractors, he has two years of experience as a Construction Partner Specialist at BuildZoom and six years of experience as a licensed real estate agent. In his work, he takes advantage of his expertise to take complex technical jargon from those realms and transform them into accessible, engaging content, blending his business administration expertise with a degree from Arizona State University with his experiential insights. Expertise: Architecture, Home Design and Build, Home Remodeling Key Highlights: Arizona Real Estate - Licensed Salesperson Education: Arizona State University - Bachelors in Business Administration