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How to Build Your Own Custom Home in Hawaii

Custom home from Hawaii Island Architects lit up at night

Building your dream home shouldn’t be a stressful event. With the right custom home builder on your side, you can get the Hawaiian paradise you’ve been looking for without any of the hassle. Our team is led by Roger Brasel, AIA, NCARB, who has been working as a licensed architect since 1983. Our team is licensed and certified and we maintain long-standing relationships with local contractors. This helps us get the best quality materials and work done on the schedule that works best for you. Our team is familiar with the unique geographical needs of each island, so we can make recommendations that will help your dream home come to life.

Step 1: Contact Hawaiian Island Architects

The first step is a simple one: reach out to our team to share  your vision! Let us know generally what you’re looking for and we’ll give you a call back to discuss the details and make sure our partnership will deliver the results you’re looking for. During our first call, you can expect us to ask about the location and scale of your project, budget, timelines, and other basic information. We’ll schedule a time to speak again to go over additional details as well.

Step 2: Work Together on the Details

Hawaii Island Architects specializes in architecture that connects the indoors with the outdoors. We practice a very organic style of architecture that shows appreciation for the land and creates a comfortable home for you and your family. Whether you want a classic Dickey roof with column details or a more adventurous, modern style, our custom home builders can help design your perfect space and bring it to life. Our services include:

  • Site selection, survey
  • Design development
  • Structural engineering evaluation
  • Floor plan creation
  • Develop interior spaces
  • Landscape design

If you already have a home build in progress, Hawaii Island Architects can help with that, too. We offer construction observation to help manage your project. Our team will help ensure that everything comes together efficiently and quickly.


Outdoor patio of home built by Hawaii Island Architects

Step 3: Enjoy Your New Home

Your new build will be completed exactly to the specifications we designed. You can feel confident that Hawaii Island Architects will deliver exquisite results that make you feel right at home in your own island paradise. Once the construction is complete, you can move into a stunning space that embodies everything you wanted in your new home.


With Hawaii Island Architects, it’s easy to get the new build you’ve always dreamed of. Get the sense of place you’ve longed for with a custom home that has been designed and built just for you. Contact our team today to learn more.