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Classic Island Homes is a Kauai general contractor and custom home builder



Classic Island Homes, Inc. is a Kauai General Contractor. We are committed to uncompromising quality in every part of every job. Along the way of every project there are dozens of opportunities to compromise in ways that nobody will never see. It is all those little choices throughout every day that add up to make Classic Island Homes one of the highest quality general building contractors on the island of Kauai. We strive for excellence, from foundation to finish – in scheduling, fair pricing, fair & generous treatment of clients, employees, partners subcontractors, suppliers and associates. “There are things that are just worth the extra effort – even when there is no direct monetary payback.”

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As a general contractor, Classic Island Homes is inspired by the beauty surrounding us on the island of Kauai. We strive to reflect the natural tropical beauty of Kauai in every one of our projects. We desire to display some of the historical forms of island architecture as much as possible in our work as a general contractor in Kauai. We draw form primitive island & Polynesian architecture as well as classic plantation style building styles. In over 40 years of building, founder John Snyder has been involved in many styles of construction, including: modern, old mission adobe, log homes, post & beam, craftsman & tropical, to name a few. As a Kauai general contractor we are in a unique position to interpret our clients vision into a beautiful creation that will be in harmony with the Kauai environment and will fit within the budget.
“We constantly push ourselves to be more creative”

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People are the number one priority, not dollars. Classic Island Homes believes that in the general contracting business that dollars will follow excellence. Here in Kauai, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we are thinking of new ways to increase our business excellence. The satisfaction of our clients is our commitment. Starting with communication based on respect we first try to match the customers vision with a realistic and fair budget. While we don’t claim to be the cheapest general contractor on kauai, we do make serious effort to give the customer a outstanding value in the work we do. Respectful communication between the client, architect and general contractor is the key to a successful building project. We start with site evaluation and project vision sharing, cost and schedule targeting. Then we will match the client with an appropriate architect who will best fit their project. Then we help with the design phase, permitting, etc., in preparation for the day of groundbreaking. At that point we will move earth and heaven to make the project a success.

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Latest Projects

Tropical-Polynesian, Craftsman-Bungalow and Hawaiian-Plantation style homes are our passion! Please click through some of our completed general contractor project portfolio to view samples of our work here on Kauai.