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Ekahi Contracting LLC

Main Services: General Contracting

Description: Ekahi Contracting LLC is a company originally from Honolulu, Hawaii with 27 years of experience specializing in Interior Renovations, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Interior/Exterior Painting, Flooring and Tiling.
We focus our efforts on being number one in the Highest Quality Workmanship and Customer Service. In the Hawaiian language, Ekahi means number one. Let Ekahi Contracting LLC be your number one Contractor and make your dream projects come true.

Service Area: Auburn, Federal Way, Bellevue, Bothell, Burton, Carnation, Duvall, Edmonds, Fall City, Hobart, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Medina, Mercer Island, Mountlake Terrace, Preston, Redmond, Redondo, Renton, Rollingbay, Seahurst, Snoqualmie, Vashon, Woodinville, Sammamish, Seattle

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Work Description: Remodeling Kitchen

Comments: I don't write many reviews so when I do it is normally because I want to acknowledge good work, and that is why I write this one. Ben had been recommended to us by another owner in our building and we saw the good work that Ben had done for him. Our kitchen remodel presented different challenges but Ben was able to navigate those with seeming ease. He has the experience and talent to perform the job right and deliver a quality finished product. He did such a good job patching and matching ceiling and floor, that I can't even tell where a removed wall used to be, let alone the relocation of the plumbing and electrical lines. At all times we were informed of the progress while we were away, and upon our return he always kept us aware of what needed to be done and when. And his sub-contractors were always courteous and equally talented. Finally and this is big, his attention to detail to reach completion was everything I would want and expect. I would definitely recommend him to anyone planning to remodel or have other work done to their home.

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Work Description: Deck Work

Comments: I hired Ben and his company to fix my second story deck and what stands out for me the most is Ben and the outstanding men who work for him. First, the General Contractor, Ben, was involved in every aspect of the job and kept me abreast of the job while also recommending areas of importance. His expertise was invaluable as a lot of his initial concerns on the deck have been shown to be true. Both Ben and his men's enthusiasm and love for their job was evident everyday by how they explain what they were doing and the importance on why they were doing it a certain way. They are focused on doing the best job possible. Their work ethics is a reflection of their boss, Ben. When Ben first came out to my home he immediately noted the wood rot on my deck and made it clear he can't determine the extent of the wood rot until they start to remove a couple deck boards to install flashing. He also voiced his concerns how the deck was originally waterproofed and stated how he believes decks such as mine should be done and explained why. He also made some key recommendations to improve the safety of the deck and to make it more efficient such as: 1. He noted the railings of the deck was a safety concern due to the wood rot and how it was installed. 2. He noted how he could divert water to our gutter system in an area where water falls freely which adds to the flooding we get during heavy rain beneath the deck. 3. Because of flooding we get during heavy rain, Ben, extended a portion of my deck by a foot so it overlaps our lower deck which is built on our downward sloping backyard. This is extremely helpful in that the water runoff does not fall directly on our concrete beneath the deck where it pools/floods, but, rather the water now falls onto our lower deck and further down our downward sloping backyard. 4. He recommended sidings to be used underneath the deck to hide the joists. 5. He recommended before he installs the sidings he can cut holes for lighting if I wanted to add lighting. I would've never have thought of these recommendations and am so thankful Ben did.
Other contractors I hired charged more than Ben and their workmanship was no way near the quality of Bens...plus, they did not offer me any recommendations...Ben truly...I mean truly wanted to help me. It was like he was doing this project for his own house with the safety of his own family in mind.
Attached are a few pictures...I have an older picture that shows what the underneath of my second floor deck used to look like...joists visible---I just assumed that's the way it's supposed to look like when you have a second story deck. The other two pictures are the 'after' pictures of what Ben did (after he tore down and rebuilt my second floor deck), his recommendations totally changed the look and functionality of my home which also immediately increased the value of my home.
Ben basically renewed my faith that there are good contractors out there where you don't have to pay an arm and a leg....I got extremely lucky when I found Ben and his outstanding workers. You simply can not go wrong with Ben!

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Work Description: Deck or Porch Repair

Comments: Ben’s 29 years of painting experience shows in his workmanship. Very careful masking, thorough caulking and beautiful finished product. He painted our two story and it looks gorgeous. Thank you Ben

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Work Description: Painting

Comments: We met with Ben at Ekahi Contracting to get a quote for painting the interior of our home. He really stood out as being more professional than the other painters that we met with. He quickly emailed estimates with different options. His contract was clear and concise, spelling out exactly what work is to be done (including clean-up afterwards) and when payments are due. He and his crew did a great job painting our whole interior, including the walls, ceilings, trim and doors. We had our old carpet taken out, planning to install the new carpet after the painting was done. Ben pointed out that we had a spot in the floor that had water damage, and that he could fix it. He took out the damaged sub-floor, inspected to make sure that there was no mold underneath, and fixed the floor. He again made a clear contract for this job, as before, and did a great job. We were also planning to have our deck repainted, and asked Ben about doing that. He was also able to fix our wobbly stairs (they are very sturdy and stable now). They sanded, primed and painted our deck, rails, lattice and stairs. Ben also used a special deck treatment for the floor of the deck that lasts longer than paint and is slip-resistant. We are very happy with the quality of work that we received from Ekahi Contracting and are planning to have Ben do some renovation work on our kitchen and bathrooms next.

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Work Description: Remodeling

Comments: Ben has been very prompt and possess strong communication skills. He has a good eye for color and design. We ran into a little permitting issue and Ben has worked with us all the way. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Work Description: Kitchen Remodel

Comments: The staff at KNA Construction & Painting were very professional and experienced. This company remodeled my kitchen to perfection.
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