With the help of my brother John and close friends, we built the following houses. We began building in 1989 after building my own home in 1973. We only worked on our days off from the fire department.
1st Homeowner/Builder Job:
After building my home, I took on the challenge to assist homeowners, to construct their new home, after they applied for a Homeowner building permit with the County Building Div.
University Professor assisting in the construction of his new home.
This is my first attempt at constructing a house on post and piers. All my helpers are just following my instructions to get the floor beams in place.
Week-end Warrior friends on hand to erect prefabricated roof trusses. Building my first 2 story structure. KOOL!
Exterior railings were added to the building plan that extended to the living room and master bedroom. GREAT VIEW OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN
Built my first fire place and sauna steam room when they were later added to the floor plan.
2nd Homeowner building project:
Komohana Gardens, Apolo Pl.
That ‘s me up on the rafters, brother John on the ladder and pops on the floor on the right. Completed the construction in 6 months..UNBELIEVABLE!
Brother John – INVALUABLE!
Check the arch-ways and koa floor, up on the second floor! The arch-way was the idea of Brother John. FANTASTIC!
Beautiful breeze-way connecting the upper floor bedrooms. Breeze-way overlooks a gorgeous living room.
Living room design was not per plan. I decided on constructing an open beam ceiling, with a couple of arched windows. Outside the small window on the upper right corner is a viewing deck, accessible from the master bedroom. GREAT VIEW OF THE OCEAN!.
3rd & 4th Homeowner building projects – 2 Package homes, 1,256sf:
My brother and I built 2 houses for a fellow firefighter and a close friend. These houses set on a family property that included the home of his parents and his own home.
My brother and our dad
This is the second house we built. The first complete house is visible in the back. The house on the right is the owner of the property and parents of our friend.
We vaulted the living room ceiling and I made a display cabinet that stood in front of the main entrance.
This is the first house to be built
The second house that became the parents’ home. Imagine, brother and I built these two houses within 10 months!
5th Homeowner builder project:
This was the last house to be built my brother John and I. This will be the home of my nephew Jeffrey.
Brother John and my 85 Ranger.
All done and occupied.
The foregoing photos represent all my house building days when I was much younger. Today (2018) I am 74 years old and married for 55 years to my wife Hazel.
Honey mooned in Kona, 1963