I Could Not Have Wished for a Better Photovoltaic Install

3-D Builders installed our system. We have a 45 panel Enphase system and its working great.

It produces about 50 - 55 KwH per day which pretty much meets my electric needs and I will be getting tax credits to reduce the cost of installation

I highly recommend 3-D Builders, in particular Herman at 3-D has been fantastic.

I could not have wished for a better photovoltaic install.

As the system just went online 4 days ago not sure what my electric bill will be but hoping for the minimum $18 bill. I cc’d 3-D so that they can give you an email, but frankly, we looked at four installers and would not go with anyone other that 3-D.
— David W. Cain
Cain and Herren, ALC
 

Exceptional Quality Work with a Highly Respected Team, On Budget and On Time

Dear Cindy and Don,

Everyone told me I was crazy for doing a custom house build while I was in North Carolina and the house was on Maui. I heard more horror stories than I care to think about, but the honest truth is my build was the exception to the rule. Your company does an exceptional job as shown by not only your professionalism and quality of work, but by the way you looked out for my best interest. The communication was exceptional with sound advice. You quickly understood the items that were important to me in this build and you insured that I had a solid well-built home with ‘GREAT BONES’.

When I was looking for a builder I not only talked to a wide variety of builders, but also to county inspectors, home loan agents for the banks, and various construction workers. There were two words that were repeated by all regarding 3DBuilders. Those were ‘respect’ and ‘quality’ of workmanship. Perhaps the best praise came from the County Inspectors who told me they have never seen your company do a ‘shoddy’ job and they all fight to inspect your hones because it will be an easy job.

During the build the subcontractors you employed were awesome. In so many cases they were given me great advice during the process resulting in a much more efficient and beautiful house. For example, Mark asking me as he was working on the initial plumbing if I was thinking of a water softener. He altered his overall plumbing layout to accommodate. Denis and his team who did my tilling made changes on the porch and the bathroom shower that were just awesome. The result was far beyond what I imagined. Dean who told me about items I might consider, like replacing my door stops with magnetic ones that really hold the doors open even in Wailuku winds. Then there is Cliff who was my Lead. I couldn’t ask for anyone who was so easy to talk to and explain things to me during the entire process. His communication was so appreciated.

Cindy, I want you to know how much I appreciated your work through this process. I was a novice and you took me through all the steps advising me all the way. Your responsiveness was exceptional and I will always value your work ethics and your friendship.

Don, you build one fine house! All my neighbors were coming by during construction and pointing out all the things ‘their builders didn’t do’. They were impressed and I am so happy with the end product. You understood what I wanted on my screen porch and my dad and the cats live out there. In fact they fight over who gets what seat.

All I can say is 3DBuilders do exceptional quality work, with a highly respected team, on budget, and on time. These are the items that make a GREAT BUILDER!
— Laura Knapp
42 Moolu Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

Focus on Timing and Quality Contruction

It’s my pleasure to write a Letter of Reference for 3D Builders and Design. Our company moved through the design and construction process with you for almost a year before committing to the renovation plans-combining 475 hotel units into 200 for-sale condominium units at the former Maui Islander Hotel in Lahaina. This project was a three-year deal and 3D was very instrumental in our decision to move the units into a more upscale product from what we had originally planned.

3D’s ability to carry out the design specs from Philpotts and Associates resulted in two ASID awards for the project, notably Best Hospitality Project of the Year.

We appreciated your willingness to meet weekly, sometimes bi-weekly, so the details could be discussed and executed in the field. 3D Builders has been on Maui for many years and was able to pull resources from all corners of the island for a successful completion to our Aina Nalu project.

We look forward to working with you again and would recommend your company to anyone focused on timing and quality construction.
— Jonathan M. McManus
 

Great Organization and Tremendous Field Experience

We wanted to review our experience working with and bonding 3D Builders over the years. We have worked with them well over 10 years and have bonded close to 100 jobs over those years. The value of those bonded jobs is probably 40 to 50 million dollars.

They have a great combination of office organization and also a tremendous amount of actual field experience within the ownership group. They also have a number of experienced and skilled project managers and we work well with all of them. We have never had a bad experience bonding any of those jobs and they have always remained focused on providing a quality product.

On the commercial side we have worked with them on The Dunes at Maui Lani Clubhouse, the 105 Market Street building, and the Islander renovation. The Islander was a 15 million dollar project and it went very smoothly. It is hard to imagine a bond request from 3D Builders that we would not approve. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call.
— Mark Mason, President
Doug Martin, VP Sales
 

Success on Baby Beach

It is with sincere pleasure that I send you this letter of recommendation. As you know, I have specialized in the ultra high end segment of the resort residential market for over 25 years. My projects have set the standards in some of the most sophisticated markets in the United States.

Maui is a very difficult place to do business in and my ability to trust and count on 3D Builders to execute the high level of quality my projects demand was critical in achieving a successful end result. The 3D team was always responsive to each and every concern I had. My trust and respect for Don Roth is second to none. He is one of the most honest and skilled professionals I have had the pleasure of working with. I consider Don a true lifelong friend. Don’s wife Cindy was always on top of the orders and tracking of materials and subcontractors. I always felt confident that my best interest were being looked afler by 3D. I look forward to one day doing another project with 3D Builders.

Please feel free to have any prospective client contact me. I will be more than happy to provide a stellar recommendation. Thank you again for doing such a fine job on both The Beach House at Baby Beach and Maha Olu at Baby Beach. They are two homes we all can take great pride in being a part of.
— Michael K. Pierson
 

Mahalo for A Job Well Done

It is with great pleasure that I recommend 3D Builders & Design to any prospective customer. My background includes 37 years as CEO and chairman of W G Clark Construction Co. in Seattle. W G Clark is a commercial builder completing approximately $150 million in building construction work annually in recent years.

This experience gives me an informed perspective on the subject at hand. During my career, I regularly advocated to prospective clients the advantages of hiring a good general contractor, but, ironically, the first time I ever hired a general contractor, other than W G Clark, for a personal project, was on the construction of our home on Maui.

I spoke with some other builders on Maui, who would only work on a T&M basis, and would not agree to a schedule. The fact that 3D would bid the job out, give me a detailed cost breakdown, and then sign a lump sum contract on a contract form I was familiar with (AIA-101) was a big selling point for me. Our contract also had a specific completion date. Conventional wisdom says that contractors will initiate more change orders if they are working on a lump sum contract, but I don’t believe that even one of the changes on our project was contractor initiated. They were all items we asked to add. That impressed me no end.

I also felt that 3D was looking out for the client’s interest very well. The staff is very professional and conscientious. Any problems that came up were rectified without controversy. Linda and I especially enjoyed the design assistance in the selection of interior finishes. We felt that service was equal to a large developer’s “design center”, even though it was done at the desk, with the aid of amazing computer resources.

The sign of a successful project is that there is a good bond of friendship between the client and the contractor’s personnel when the job is over. That standard was met on this project. The end result is that we have a beautiful, high quality, home that we just love. I am happy to be contacted by prospective customers for more detailed information, if so desired.

Mahalo for a job well done.
— Chris Clark