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Take the Guesswork Out of Your Next Paint Project

Whether gearing up to put the first coat of paint on a newly-constructed condominium, or planning a refresh of a commercial property, there are a few steps to take to turn a complex painting project into an efficient model of success. Before you attempt to answer all the tough questions regarding...


Celebrating 25 Years of Kitchen and Bath Design Services and Showrooms

Since our founding in 1921, HPM Building Supply has been dedicated to helping Hawai‘i build and live better. We have transformed and grown in many ways over the last century, and every generation of owner-employees has pioneered the next evolution of what it means to serve our community’s building...


Home Planning Guide Step 9: Start Construction

Once your building permit has been issued, construction can begin! At this stage, you’ll begin to see your vision come to life and your efforts come to fruition. 


Home Planning Guide Step 8: Secure Financing

Securing financing for your HPM Home is a crucial step in building your new home. Whether you’re a contractor or an owner-builder with a contractor, it's important to understand the financing process, the role of bonding, and the specifics of an HPM Performance Bond to ensure a smooth and...


Home Planning Guide Step 7: Acquire Building Permit

You have your completed drawings in hand, the contractor selected, and you’re ready to apply for a building permit! Be proud of how far you’ve come. An HPM Home Planning Consultant will help you navigate your county’s permitting requirements and process to pave the way for construction. Keep in...

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Home Planning Guide Step 6: Choose Contractor or Owner-Builder

While we will provide most of the construction materials for an HPM Home and guide you through the building process, we do not have contractors on our team. You’ll need to find and work with a general contractor to complete your new home build, or if you have an Owner-Builder permit, you can do it...

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Home Planning Guide Step 5: Select Your Materials

Floor plan finalized? Check! Now you can get started on the details. Our HPM Home Planning Consultants, Kitchen and Bath Designers and other specialists will help you choose the products and materials that will fill out and customize the house to create a stylish and functional home. Getting to add...

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Home Planning Guide Step 4: Design Your Home

So you’re finally ready to design your home. Congratulations! This is a big step, and it deserves careful consideration. After all, your home is where you’ll make memories, build a life, and spend most of your waking hours. At the same time, this is the fun part where you get to see your ideas put...

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Home Planning Guide Step 3: Look at Your Lifestyle

Building a new home is one of the most important and personal decisions you will make. It’s not just about the building materials coming together; this milestone in your life is about creating a space that reflects your personality and lifestyle—a place you can truly call home. You’ll be spending a...

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Home Planning Guide Step 2: Evaluate Your Property

Embarking on the 10-step journey to homeownership in Hawai‘i requires a thorough evaluation of your property. From zoning regulations to environmental factors, there are numerous considerations that can impact your budget and timeline. At HPM Building Supply, we understand the unique challenges of...

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