We had a non-functional, poorly arranged, "one-butt kitchen". We hired Manoli Builders to remodel it in summer 2014. New cabinets, countertops, pantry, sink, water heater, dishwasher, A/C, cooktop, etc. Serious project.
We lived in place all throughout. It was fine. They minimized the noise and mess very effectively. Their whole team really bent over backwards to accommodate us.
Through it all, Cherif's primary concern was always our happiness. Great communication skills, honest, good guy. Customer service. "As long as you are happy", should be the company motto. He also made several extremely valuable design suggestions.
Their estimates for time and budget were pretty accurate. (We hired them on a "time & materials" basis.) Their billing was extremely transparent and very fair. The project planning was also good, no "dead time". They were friendly, polite & professional. No friction at all.
Cavan Sue was the primary contractor on site and did almost everything. The quality of the work itself is excellent. Everything solid, nothing shoddy or left undone, no cut corners. Great fit and finish and real attention to detail.
The electrician and plumbers offered good design advice, made things safer & smarter, and were very accommodating of our last minute requests.
Our kitchen is more functional and feels bigger and cleaner. We are very pleased with the end product and we recommend Manoli Builders without reservation.
Brian F. - Honolulu
We are very happy we chose Manoli Builders. Cherif and Kai were very patient with us while waiting for our decision of which construction company to go with. When we finally made up our minds to do business with them, no time was spared, and Manoli was able to start on the job right away.
We appreciate how honest Cherif was when we were making our different selections of products to use. He told us why he would/wouldn't do/use certain things. I always liked that I got an explanation for it. When I had questions regarding different things, Cherif always got back to me right away. For example, I would send him an email late at night because it was too late to call him, and instead of waiting until the next business day, my phone would ring 10 minutes after I hit the send button. It was Cherif always wanting to solve any problems or concerns. Mahalo Cherif!
The Manoli Team was awesome.They were able to accommodate us and work around us (we didn't move out while they were working on our house). They were always there at 7 am sharp if not before, and would always do a great job cleaning up. They gained our trust in no time. We are very pleased with the "Quality" work we received, and even though we are thankful to have our home to ourselves with our brand new kitchen and two bathrooms, we really do miss seeing the guys.
Thank you again, Cherif, Kai, Jimmy, Travis, Kahale, and Paul. We are enjoying our home very much.
Joel K. - Waipahu
I've been doing construction, maintenance, etc. for years and I can tell you these day's it's not easy finding good help like "Manoli Builders" Cherif and crew will do the job the best way possible to do a solid job, They will not take short cuts or do a half s** job! thank you for restoring our faith in Honest work!
We had the recent experience of hiring Manoli Builders to do a small job, a 55 foot retaining wall. They were professional, on schedule, more than delivered what we asked for (added steps) and were very tidy on the post clean up considering the amount of dust and dirt being moved. Manoli is definitely on my 5 * referral list.
Dee D. - Honolulu
This spring, Manoli Builders, Inc. came to our school to install a vinyl fence around the playground. Cherif, the owner of the company, was very polite and gave a thorough run down of what he and his team would be doing in the upcoming days. Before the project stated, he demonstrated a willingness to understand and listen to concerns by meeting suggestions and questions with an open mind. Throughout the project, he checked in periodically and always gave an update on what was going on. His team showed up on time, worked hard, and completed the project faster than expected. The end result is an amazing fence that has not only brightened up the playground, but has also provided an even safer and more secure environment where the students can laugh, play, and run to their hearts content. Manoli Builders, Inc. offered an intangible value to our school and we are forever grateful for their unsurpassed generosity of giving the fence to our community. Mahalo Manoli Builders, Inc.!
Erin F. - Honolulu
Big Mahalo to Manoli Builders as we could not find any company that would do a small extension of our back deck for a long time. Found them at one of the home shows and then wow, within 3 weeks I have an extended deck at reasonable cost!!! They did a good job to match all materials and colors to our existing deck and house. The team is neat, organized and produce good quality work in a timely manner. I do have other small projects that I am hoping to have them build in the future.
L.M. - Honolulu
On the recommendation of a friend, we went with Manoli Builders to build a deck into our backyard, to convert an unusable space into a BBQ/entertainment area. From the get-go, Cherif was helpful in suggesting ideas for the project, while making sure that the concept was what we had in mind. He was always easy to reach, friendly, and honest about projected costs. Joe was the lead builder on this project, and we were extremely impressed by his work ethic and attention to detail. He said he was a 3rd generation carpenter and takes a lot of pride in his work, and it definitely showed. His work was rock-solid, everything always plumb and level, and wood cuts always right the first time. Great craftsmanship. We get compliments on this deck whenever someone comes over and sees it for the first time. Now I just need to work less so I can get out on it and BBQ more often. We will definitely use Manoli again when it comes time for some interior renovations.
Helen L. - Honolulu
After 10 years, we finally decided to renovate our bathrooms & kitchen. Simple right? No! After talking to many friends who have horribly memorable renovations in the past with other General Contractors, we were braced for the worst experience. We bumped into some friends who were finishing their renovation with Cherif Guirgius of Manoli Builders and they highly recommended him (funny, none of my other friends even considered recommending their Generals-not even to their worst enemy). We met with him thinking we would get 2 or 3 more quotes, but after our first meeting we were sold. There was no fluff, no grand promises, but honest, sincere recommendations and guidance as to how to approach and start this project and stay within our budget. Cherif & Kai personally walked us through the MANY home improvement/material stores to help us with colors, styles & schemes throughout all the different phases of the project (not just in the beginning), all the while helping us stay on budget (What General does that??). Cherif has gone out of his way to ensure we are getting EXACTLY what we want-to the point of doing something over all the while keeping to his and his crew's high standards of quality. If it doesn't look right he doesn't feel right-no question, no compromise. He constantly stays in touch with us to keep us updated through all the different phases of the construction from the demo & framing to the installation of our lighting & fixtures. Manoli Builders are the ones to call. They are honest, meticulous and the best group of people to work with. They truly make your construction experience a pleasant-painless one, definitely worth recommending. We would definitely use them again!
S.M. - Honolulu
Cherif and company did a nice job with our kitchen addition and a few other small projects - they were very responsive and come highly recommended!
Brian R. - Honolulu
Manoli Builders handled a large re-model for me last year. It was very involved with structural and design issues. But, Manoli worked very closely with me and my architect to impressively transform our 20-year old home that was in need of updating. Manoli kept me fully informed and involved throughout all phases of my project, and they were trustworthy and fair at all times. Importantly, they coordinated well with all subcontractors and provided reasoned advice and consultation when needed. The project and process was well-organized and managed and it was completed ahead of schedule and in budget. Very pleased.
Paul S. - Honolulu
As a single mom making my very first real estate purchase on my own, I was extremely apprehensive about making the right choice in choosing a contractor. I needed someone whom I could trust to bring my vision to life, do a quality job within a limited budget, and all within a short time period, as I need to move out of my current home! Manoli Builders did renovations for a friend and their home turned out beautiful! We all know that a personal referral is the highest compliment, and this friend was quick to recommend Manoli Builders. My project is still in the very beginning stages, but I already have a WONDERFUL feeling ... Knowing that time is of the essence, the owner met me the very next day after my initial phone call. He even accompanied my son and me to the building supply store to personally walk us through the many decisions that we would have to make. He continues to keep me posted with daily progress reports to help comfort my nervousness. I can't wait to post the BEFORE and AFTER pictures when the project is completed!
Judy C. - Honolulu
Cherif, Travis, Kai and the rest of the team at Manoli are top notch. They handled a kitchen/living room remodel for me a few months back which included new quartz countertops and tons of cabinetry. From the beginning, Cherif took the time to hear about what we wanted and how much we could afford. This was vastly different from many of the other contractors we interviewed. From there, he put together a timeline based on our schedule. MOST IMPORTANTLY, the Manoli team delivered both on time and on budget. Everything fit nicely and when they were done, they took the time to clean up their jobsite. They even went out of their way on two occasions to pickup replacement components from the cabinet makers. Travis, the main onsite contact, was a joy to work with. He took the time to answer any questions and was so patient. Service and sincerity are what Manoli stand for. I have so hesitations about using them again and neither should you. Give Cherif a call!
Brett L. - Aiea
If you're looking for professionalism & QUALITY work this is the company to work with! As a Realtors, my boyfriend and I meet a lot of Contractors and have seen a TON of BAD renovation jobs where the contractors cut a lot corners. Whenever we refer anyone to a client, we want to be sure they will do an excellent job bc it's OUR reputation on the line as well. Our first experience (aside from looking at pictures of their work) with Cherif and his wonderful crew of workers was on our own home; because we had to test them out before referring them to clients. They built us a beautiful covered area in our yard with floating benches. They worked so quickly we were very organized. They finished the full job in less than a week which is a reflection of their hard work and efficiency. Now our dogs have a GREAT shaded place to hangout during the day and we have a WONDERFUL area to entertain guests! We have been referring our clients to them ever since and I've been secretly making a list of a few more things I want to upgrade in our home as well! ;)Cherif is great with returning calls and is very personable so it's easy to ask questions without feeling silly (even if you've asked it five times before). His crew always cleaned up after they were done working & didn't leave any rubbish. They truly have a respect for their clients & their homes. I wouldn't work with anyone other than Manoli Builders! YOU shouldn't either!
Tamlyn T. - Honolulu
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