"What an extraordinary team of professionals! Every member of the ADC team were very responsive to all of our questions, ideas, and concerns throughout every phase of the design and construction process. The coordination and monitoring of the various trades by ADC to ensure our timeline for construction were met were amazing. The ADC team was also very well respected by the various trades, and the quality of the work by the trades reflects ADC's ability to work well with them.
We love our new home and would highly recommend ADC to design and construct your dream home."
- Mark and Lois Sato
"We highly recommend ADC to anyone who is seeking a top quality experience and subsequent follow-up, the team at ADC focused on the client's needs and satisfaction. We thoroughly enjoy our home and appreciate all those involved in its design and construction."
- Bill and Phyllis Campbell
"We purchased a Pineapple Hill Estates lot in Kapalua, Maui, and thatʻs where we decided to build our custom home.
After interviewing several architects, we decided on Architectural Design & Construction, Inc. The project was assigned to Morgan Gerdel. He designed the home to fit our special requirements. We requested extra large bedrooms, kitchen, and garage. We also wanted a house with a very open atmosphere. As project manager, he was instrumental in negotiation with the home owners association to have some minor changes made. Morgan acquired quality materials, and assembled the craftsmen that performed the quality workmanship we required within our budget and they finished the home on schedule.
We would highly recommend this firm to design and oversee your project."
- Norman and Florence Shotts
"Choosing ADC was an easy decision in part because we liked your designs best. Having built two homes previously, we appreciated the high quality materials and construction used throughout the homes we saw.
The other reason we wanted to work with ADC was your design/build option. It makes so much sense, and saves a considerable amount of time and money. Design/build requires a certain degree of trust that the construction bid will be fair and reasonable. However, it is quite easy to verify the reasonableness of a bid by using comparable cost per square foot prices in the same area for similar quality homes.
We also enjoyed the experience of working with you and your team at ADC. The fact that we are working with ADC on another project in Kapalua is the highest recommendation we could possibly make to anyone contemplating building a home in Maui."
- John and Young Maccarone
AIA Maui Honor Award Juror's Comments
Keawekapu Beach Residence
"I thought the Keawekapu Residence was absolutely brilliant. . . It was a very comfortable house with a wonderful progression of spaces and the right use of materials. . . It beautifully captured the attributes of the site."
- John Hara
FAIA, Juror, AIA Design Competition
"We would like to express our thanks for the service your company provided in the reconstruction of our home this spring. It was such a relief to find a firm that was responsive to our needs.
We chose to work with ADC for this major home repair project based on their experience, cooperative attitude and availability. We appreciated the constant access to the personnel involved in the project and that the follow-up was done in a timely and harmonious manner.
We would be delighted to highly recommend your services to both clients and friends should the need arise. Again, thanks for your much needed assistance."
Barry Rand, Architect and Nancy Rand
"ADC exceeded all of my expectations - they enjoy a well-established reputation for excellence in the community for the quality of their design, their professional team, and their ability to listen to the needs/wants of the client.
The artistic vision of the design team created spaces in my home that I love to live in! I am so happy when I walk into the rooms that were renovated. I appreciated their genuine effort to work within my budget restrictions. They were always available to answer questions and offer suggestions related to the project.
I have read reviews and articles about their work in the newspaper and magazines. Being that we live in a small community, word-of-mouth also sang their praises."
- Russell and Janet Sato
"We retained ADC to design and build our beachfront home in South Maui. The architects at ADC were particularly adept at adopting Hawaiian design to our unique site. We were able to work closely with Durwin, our lead architect, to achieve these goals. We were also able to participate in the design and plan preparation, which was something we were especially interested in doing when we selected ADC.
Using ADC to construct the house was our way of meeting the goal of translating design to actual finished home. ADC has accomplished carpenters and masons who give the construction process a running start at success. In addition, with design and construction under one organization, it was easier for us to make changes to various parts of the house as it took shape.
ADC is a design/build firm that offers an effective way to complete a luxury Maui residence. We are very pleased with our home and overall felt our relationship with ADC was a rewarding one."
- Mike and Becky Masterson
"The purpose of this letter is to convey our appreciation for the professional, high quality work done by ADC during the course of our project and for the ongoing support provided to us in taking care of the minor issues we have encountered after project completion.
We enjoyed working with ADC because your personnel would always listen to our thoughts and ideas. You made it easy for us to make changes during the project. You also gave us good advice when our ideas were not advisable.
The design/build approach worked very well. It was great having the design professionals involved during the build phase. There were several instances when the architects being available on site allowed us to make good decisions in a timely manner. We also observed your construction personnel contacting the design personnel for clarification and for making refinements that resulted in a better end product.
Our bottom line is that if we were going to undertake another project, we would call on ADC to do the work. Thank you for a job well done."
- Dave & Gail Parrish
AIA Maui Honor Award Juror's Comments
Kapalua Plantation Estates Residence
"The Z-shaped plan and careful siting of this residence maximizes the potential of a dramatic site - offering panoramic ocean views from all spaces while minimizing the scale of the structure. Cross ventilation of all rooms and ample protection from sun and wind are commendable environmental considerations. Architectural detailing is straight forward and skillfully executed. This sizeable home creates a stately and distinctly Hawaiian presence."
- John Hara,
FAIA, Juror, AIA Design Competition
"We had a wonderful experience with ADC in building and designing our beautiful home in Maui. The staff was very professional, friendly, fun and intuitive to our needs. We very much enjoyed working with your trade contractors and felt that they also were attentive to the many details of our home. We continuously receive numerous compliments on the beauty and quality of our home and would definitely recommend ADC to anyone who is planning to build on Maui."
- Dr. Timothy and Candyce Wirt
"We wish to convey our appreciation for the professional, high quality work by Architectural Design & Construction on our home in Maui.
The design/build process worked well for us. We appreciated having the design professionals involved during the entire construction process. Your team approach resulted in our home being finished with a higher level of quality construction. Thanks again to everyone at ADC!"
- Gary and Joanne Owen
"Thank you for such an exciting and stress-free adventure building our home. We were really amazed at how smooth the whole process was from beginning to end. From creating the floor plan with the Architects, to selection of finishes, we felt everyone had the same goal in mind: Our 100% satisfaction.
It was not just the professional experience that was outstanding, but also the personal relationships that we established.
We are extremely happy in our new home and enjoyed watching it start from a mound of dirt, to a beautiful home that we are proud to show off to all of our friends and family.
Thank you for making our dream home a reality. It is truly priceless!"
- Brandon & Dena Sato
"After delaying a remodel of our condo unit for 6 years, we had found a local contractor that we felt would be able to do the job. However, as we moved to finalize an agreement to start the process, he informed us that due to a significant illness in his extended family, he would not be able to do our project after all.
Because our Association restricts the months that such work could be done and that period had already begun, we had just about given up when a friend suggested ADC. Even then we discovered that ADC had only remodeled one other unit in our complex, so we were not certain whether they would be able to understand the nature of the existing construction and our Association requirements in time, to get the job done. Now also add the fact that they would have to do the work without us being on-site, and only through remote communication, we questioned whether it was possible for any Contractor to successfully complete our project.
However, ADC proved not only very capable and efficient, but was able to complete the project on time and on budget. The extent and quality of the work was everything that we had hoped to accomplish. From beginning to end, ADC got the appropriate approvals from the local government agencies and the Association, assembled the materials needed, and hired quality subs to do the work and completed our project within the required schedule.
The result is that we now have a beautifully remodeled unit that is more up-to-date and comfortable, and improved our overall investment in our little bit of paradise. We highly recommend ADC for their professionalism, skill and experience."
Wailea Point Homeowner (name withheld upon request)