February 4, 2021
Solid Built Construction, Inc
1020 Kakala Street
Kapolei, HI 96707
A long-overdue MAHALO for the outstanding work you, and your team, did completely renovating our two-bedroom, two-bath condominium in Aiea last year (2020). You went above and beyond, understanding our financial constraints and offering creative solutions to stay within budget.
Your partnerships with highly skilled, superbly qualified, and licensed subcontractors ensured all electrical, plumbing, and mechanical aspects met, or exceeded, current code requirements. You skillfully sequenced/coordinated these trades professionals’ engagement and guaranteed our project was completed on schedule. Our condo unit now has a completely updated and modern look.
We wholeheartedly, and without hesitation, would recommend Solid Built to family, friends, and associates. Again, thank you.
Jonathan E. Hake
We decided that we needed to do SOMETHING to break the routine of lockdowns during the COVID summer of 2020. A bathroom remodel sounded like just the thing to keep us occupied. Our goal was to find someone to run the project who: 1) was small enough to appreciate getting the work 2) was experienced enough to run the project smoothly and 3) was willing to put up with an engineer/handyman/fixit guy as a customer.
We put a bit of effort into making the contractor selection and finally decided that Lex was patient enough to put up with the engineer and still sane enough to push the entire project through to completion. As it turned out, we made a good choice. Despite COVID complications, COVID induced parts shortages, a growing list of project changes and expansions and just a bunch of stuff that none of us had ever done before - it still got DONE and pretty much within the expected cost!!
Lex and his subcontractors did great and adapted to changes easily - even when asked to do things that they hadn't faced before. The project involved lots of re-use of existing cabinets (after complete refinishing) and whole wall mirrors (originally glued to the walls then successfully removed, protected, cleaned up and reinstalled as a last step). and disassembly of a doorway to provide and opening large enough to allow the new tub (a 3 foot deep, circular, Roman soaking tub - or Ofuro, for the Japanese among us) to simply get into the right room. He had to cut the slab for drains, customise the tub supporting structure and the fill/drain plumbing for the Ofuro tub. Even the floors (did I mentions that this project include 2 bathrooms) were a product that Lex hadn't worked with before.
All things told, we bit off quite a bit more than we expected to when we first envisioned the project and when we first described it to Lex. However, with Lex's help, we got through it all without fatality or even severe personal injury and ended up with two bathrooms that are far nicer than we originally envisioned.
The project budget was actively managed and we were never met with surprises and, most importantly, Lex kept it all moving on a timeline that we could live with.
"Lex and his expertise solidified my family home's foundation. It was brick and mortar from the 1930's and was beginning to crumble. Lex constructed, coordinated, supervised, negotiated, and engineered a state of the art, solid, poured concrete foundation for my family's home to rest upon. I trust Lex to get the job well done and "solid built". John"
"Completely transformed our home when we purchased it 5 years ago... no leaks in the bedroom to bathroom conversion renovation, and the balcony is just as solid as day 1. No leaks in the new windows, home looks much more modern with all the improvements, and the realtor barely recognized it when she stopped by after all the work. We love it, and definitely recommend Solid Built Construction."
I'm a new condo owner in Waikiki. This contractor was really excellent. He did my renovation. My sliding door on my lanai needed to place in the right position, he handled the situation knowing it was glass, especially when windy condition occurred. Mahalo Solid Built Construction.
Lex was an absolute pleasure to work with! We had a terrible experience with a contractor leaving us mid job and he stepped in to save the day! He met with us several times to discuss our project. He has an extensive background in construction and answered our questions thoroughly. One thing that stood out is his willingness to get the job done the RIGHT way. He also has exceptional customer service. We had our flooring and baseboards done by him. He was even willing to work with us to save us some money. The job turned out even better than we could have expected! His attention to detail was just awesome including small cuts and edges that adds an incredible quality to the end product.
Lex, at Solid Built Construction, is a very dedicated and honest Builder.
He does his best to create the best build out at an affordable cost.
I am a local Design Company and I have worked with Lex on several projects. He is very knowledgeable and conscientious. He takes the time to think of the many variables that present themselves in this industry and comes up with common sense, affordable solutions.
I would recommend him for any construction and remodeling project you might have.
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