Let's assess the situation.
You found your vacant lot (if not let me know what you want and I will find it for you!) Start by considering the property you are going to build on. What is the topography like?....flat, sloping, on the edge of a drop off? Is it on a county road or is it a private road? Is it served by a sewer system or are you located in an area where a private individual wastewater system will need to be installed? Are you in a subdivision with private covenants and design requirements? Is there a design review process? What's the zoning? Agriculture? Residential?
Start a resource prospect list. Where will you get your materials? There are several main material houses here: The Home Depot and Honsador in Lihue, Aloha Roofing Supply in Kapaa and HPM Building Supply in Lawai Valley along with a couple of other specialty suppliers for stone, tile and other specialties. Should you depend on island sources or can you consider off island, Honolulu or mainland sources? Just bear in mind that container you just got delivered to your job site? What happens if they got the order wrong?
What skills will you be looking to employ? Finding an architect or draftsperson is always a good point of beginning. They often can make referrals to some of the others you will need such as surveyors, septic designers, contractors specialty trades people. Ask friends and neighbors on island for referrals. Ask lots of questions and if possible go drive by projects they have built and speak to past clients if at all possible.
When you decide you want to build a new home, it is real clear, you are going to need a lot of help in many areas. There are some very critical players in that process. People you will be working closely with for many months depending on how elaborate your project is. It will be important for you to find those resources on island and try to realistically assess how will it be when working with these professionals. Get to know them and determine how they manage conversations where opinions differ. The builder your choose might be the lowest bid but will they fight you along the way with decisions about your home? Work habits such as punctuality and dependability will be forefront every day your work goes on. Choosing a professional that is not aligned with the way you like to do business can be a long drawn out and very frustrating process. Seek them out , get to know them and choose wisely!
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