We’ve built our company based on passion for our work and turning ideas into reality.
We value the skills, talents, and dedication of our employees; it is something that they developed willingly to give as a service to you. We are truly humbled by the support of all our employees, corporate professionals and our clients.
We look forward to more and more collaborative and successful experiences with you and showcasing them on our website.
It is our commitment to build projects based on quality work, within budget and schedule, to meet goals and expectations through comprehensive planning and team-oriented execution
Helping to improve quality of living, one project at a time
Quality, Integrity, Responsibility
From Humble Beginnings ...
The Chandelier Condominium
Along with Charlie Cook, Lito and a group of five foremen started Group Builders, Inc. in 1979. The company set out to build their first high-rise project, The Chandelier Condominium in Salt Lake. The beginning was a huge struggle for the company. In time, patience, persistence and hard work paid off, leading to The Chandalier’s completion in 1980.
To One of Hawaii's Top Construction Companies
There continued to be many more milestones in the coming years for Group Builders, Inc. Each step continued to root the company solidly into the ground. Through every challenge, Group Builders, Inc. persevered by upholding its mission of providing quality service to its clients and finishing projects on time.
Disney’s Aulani Resort was announced in 2007 and completed in 2011 with an estimated budget of $800 million. The project involved extensive research into Hawaiian culture to create an authentic experience for visitors. The Aulani Resort is one of GBI’s largest construction projects completed thus far.
The Kapolei Judiciary Complex, recently renamed the Ronald T.Y. Moon Judiciary Complex, is the new courthouse which consolidated several smaller courts, such as the older Waianae District Court and First Circuit Family Court, into one central facility. The complex includes a 126,215-SF Court Center building which houses the First Circuit Family Court and other judiciary functions, a 52,305-square-foot Juvenile Detention Center, and a 15,384-square-foot central plant.
Trump Tower Waikiki has been rated the #1 TripAdvisor hotel in Honolulu since October 2010 and is the first and only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel on the island of Oahu. With 38 stories and 462 luxury rooms and suites, the Trump Tower is one of GBI’s finest and high-class construction projects to date.
One Ala Moana
An exclusive condominium located near the Ala Moana Shopping Center, One Ala Moana was completed in 2015. The luxury condos started at $500 thousand, with some highly desired units costing as much as $8 million.
Ihilani Resort and Spa
Ihilani Resort and Spa was the first hotel completed at Ko Olina, West Oahu, and opened in 1993.
The Filcom center is a 50,000 square foot structure located in Waipahu, Oahu. The center sits on a 2 acre parcel of land gifted by the AmFac corporation as a tribute to the Filipino community in Hawaii. It is the largest Filipino community center outside the Philippines and was inaugurated in June, 2002.
Filcom Center is located in Waipahu, Hawaii in the island of Oahu.
Koolina Beach Villas
The Beach Villas at Koolina are individually owned residential condominiums with resort zoning which allows rentals of 7 nights or longer. The project was completed after the Ihilani, and before the Aulani.
UH Cancer Research Center
The University of Hawaii Cancer Research center is one of only 69 such centers in the United States, dedicated to treating and eliminating cancer through research, education and improved patient care. This 150,000 square foot state of the art facility features innovative designs such as a sustainable vegetated roof surface, improving energy efficiency and saving on energy costs. The facility was completed under-budget in 2013.