In 2004, we purchased an ohia forest and built a wood mill and kilns on the property, which allow us to focus on using local hardwoods in home construction. R.K. Builders, Inc. can take a newly cut koa, ohia, mango or eucalyptus tree, cut it into useable sizes, dry it in kilns, then trim the wood into pieces that can create original crafted walls, flooring, ceilings, moldings and cabinets. Before you grade your lot we would be happy to salvage any useable trees to integrate into your new home!

R.K. Builder’s recent projects,  Lelepau Street and Kaiwiki Road, both in Hilo, are magnificent examples of Ray’s craftsmanship and vision.  Using local woods in these houses has led Ray to use his creativity to make furniture such as rocking chairs, barstools, coffee tables, end tables, and benches.  We also make koa jewelry boxes and koa and mango urns.

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