Finding strength in Atlas Construction
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Finding strength in Atlas Construction

  • Above: New multigeneration home. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a wet bar.

  • Right: Featured kitchen in a new 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home.

 Why has Atlas construction been voted Hawaii’s Best Contractor (First Place) for 2013? Bruce Kim of Atlas Construction humbly attributed the company’s success to the “hard work and dedication that we give towards the families, who have allowed us into their lives to fulfill their dreams of a new home or improvements to their home.” The company was unaware that it was even contending for the award, but responded with gratitude, remarking that such an achievement is what it strives for.

This fourth-generation company finds its strength in experience cultivated by the current family managers of the company from generations past. Family is important to Atlas Construction, not only including the families that it helps daily, but also for the family that makes up its company. The business is made up of six cousins in management positions and “the remainder of our company, although not blood relatives, we consider (to be) family in the sense that we believe in the same principles that were handed down to us through the generations,” Kim added. What better company to know family needs than one that is family-run?
Atlas Construction and its employees take every building process personally, making the homeowners’ vision the focus and believing that customer satisfaction is No. 1 in priority. “The amount of time and effort we put into a job is the same quality as if we were building on our own homes,” said Kim about the company’s passion for its work.
Atlas Construction also places emphasis on and backs up the term design build contractor, ensuring that a family’s dream is made reality. Kim described the term as such, “A true design build contractor takes on full responsibilities of a project to completion based on the approved designs, specifications and general conditions that make up the whole of the construction contract.” Instead of hiring a separate architect to help with designing and a contractor to construct the plans, Atlas Construction can offer a “one-stop shop” for customers’ building journey. The company will be there every step of the way because it truly believes that, “Atlas Construction’s interest is one and the same as the homeowners’.”
Finding a contractor is a difficult and picky process and Atlas Construction realizes the dilemma in trying to find the best fit for homeowners’ future plans, which is why the it offers a contractor’s open house to give families who are looking for building-help the opportunity to see the company’s work firsthand.
Also, there are video testimonials on its website ( where families share their experiences working with Atlas Construction. There can also be up to four to five meetings before the building process ever begins to ensure homeowners that both care and commitment are going into making their visions of their future home come to life. Atlas Construction’s dedication to seeing these plans unfold the homeowner’s way is evident by the sincerity of the company and its employees.
And to think, building your dream house does not have to mean going broke. Atlas Construction prides itself on not only giving homeowners quality work and services, but also in providing them the best prices for it. Kim emphasized this with his statement that, “The quality of the materials and labor makes the difference in the end product.” The experience of this fourth-generation company allows for little mistake, and the choice to use grade-A materials leaves out the stress of future maintenance fees due to poor quality in products.
When using lower grade materials the cost is cheaper up front, but costs rack up after low quality materials fail to endure time. Atlas Construction wants to build what will last for families, which is why it only uses grade-A level materials, essentially saving families money by investing in quality. “This gives our homeowners the added value of knowing that the cost of their construction is built to last with a low-maintenance and long lifespan of building materials,” said Kim.
During the building process, materials are not the only things to be conscious of, for in life things are constantly changing. Much is the same in building or making improvements on a home. Low original contract prices are subject to change once a project goes under way, due to unforeseen problems that may arise, but Atlas believes that if any issues do come up, it is the design build contractor’s responsibility. No additional charges will be made to the original contracting price once it is decided upon. Homeowners can rest assured that the quote they are given is what they will be paying when the project is finished with Atlas Construction.
Kim has also spoken of the newly implemented cloud-based project management software given to homeowners (through a tablet) to access their step-by-step building process as it is happening. Through software called BuilderTrend, construction companies are able to keep homeowners updated on scheduling information and other details regarding their home in progress, accessible 24/7. This added perk creates a better building experience for both the company and the homeowner.
With the seasoned values of Atlas Construction in conjunction with the new and innovative ideas carrying the company into the hearts of homeowners across the state, Atlas Construction will continue to provide quality service and products at affordable prices. Let Atlas Construction make you a part of its family, so that you can give yours everything they deserve in a home.
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