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「Design-Build」by Focus Design Builders

Providing FULL general construction services from planning, designing, obtaining permits, and full construction.

With the "design build" method, which is drawing more and more attention recently, design and construction processes and in close cooperation. That way,high quality architecture is feasible within your budget. You can also shorten the construction time. "Focus Design Builders" in Hawaii provides consistent and reliable services from design, building permit application, and construction in Japanese, Korean or English. Our service has been highly praised and trusted by our clients, and we have also been featured on TV show.

Featured on Japanese TV show!

Focus Design Builders worked on a remodeling project for a popular Japanese TV show called "Ariyoshi Seminar" featuring a DIY Celebrity, Hiromi. Focus Design Builders designed the celebrity's second home in Hawaii, obtained the necessary permits and constructed his home. The show closely followed the entire design and construction process and aired it in 3 episodes, including an extended 2-hour special.

* Those who are unfamiliar with the TV show but would like to view the segments, please contact us to access the video file.

Peace of mind in case of unexpected events

If you use an unlicensed contractor in Hawaii, the home owner will be responsible for any accidents related to construction. We have both an architect license and contractor license and are covered by appropriate insurance.

Meet your budget

We will flexibly handle everything from design to permit application and construction within the fixed budget.

Timely completion

Since it is a "one-package" method from design to construction, we can flexibly coordinate out of state material orders. That way, we can achieve timely completion of any projects.


Licensed General Contractor owned by a Japanese Architect.

With our progressive experience, we work hard to make your architecture dreams come true. We work by principles of kindness, politeness and sincerity. Our focus is to fulfill our clients' wishes on time and within budget.

Takao Ugai
CEO / Architect/ Doctor in Architecture

Architect License – State of Hawaii (Since June 2013) License No.: 15998
AIA Member (Since June 2013) Member ID: 38283767
NCARB Member (Since June 2013) Member ID: 78710
USGBC LEED® AP BD+C License No.: 10325742
USGBC LEED® AP Homes License No.: 10325742
Certified Water Pollution Plan Preparer (Since October 2017)
Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Coordinator (Since October 2017)

Doctor of Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa, December 2012
Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, March 2006
Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy, Harvard Business School Online, March 2019


Hiromi Surfrider

The expected air date was already decided at the beginning stage of the planning which required speedy and careful production that also allowed ample-time for permit application and to complete the construction to be taped in time. The shoot went well and the films unveiling party was held as scheduled within their initial budget.

Condo in Ala Moana

We have fully renovated an old condominium unit in Ala Moana area. We carefully designed and constructed to achieve the modern and clean finish. The embedded air conditional system made the space very simple and attractive.

Rizap Waikiki

Focus Design Builders assisted with opening of their very first U.S. gym from location selection to designing and obtaining permits and construction. Opening a fitness gym in popular areas is challenging due to strict zoning regulations, but Focus Design Builders was able to find an optimum location in Waikiki and secured the lease. We met Rizap's budget and completed the project as planned.

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