Jesse Maka’na’i III, Building Specs Hawaii

Building Specs Hawaii

Summary of Services:

Building Specs Hawai’i is a locally owned and operated premiere home inspection company on the island of O’ahu. Officially established in 2000 by general contractor Barry Wong, Building Specs Hawai’i is one of the oldest and most experienced active inspection companies in the islands. For over 20 years, they have proudly provided quality home inspection services throughout Hawai‘i. Their dedicated and talented team is eager and ready to service your specific home inspection needs.


Jesse Maka'ina'i III, Owner / Certified Inspector,  has been a home inspector in Hawai‘i since 2009.  He is a dual certified inspector as both an ASHI ACI and InterNACHI CPI.  With over 13 years of home inspection experience, Jesse is one of the island’s most senior home inspectors.  His ability to provide detailed and insightful inspections also stems from his complementary work experiences.  Jesse has worked in all types of construction from cabinetry, design, plans drawing, auto cad drawing, CNC operation and maintenance, new builds, remodels, green building techniques and BMP’s.  He has worked in supervisory, project management, resource management and property consultation roles.  Jesse was raised in his family’s cabinetry business where he learned the art of being a fine wood carpenter.  In the summer of 2021, Jesse proudly took over as the owner of Building Specs Hawai‘i.  His goal continues to be to provide quality home inspections to the community that offers valuable and useful information.  Due to Jesse’s background, he can work with everyone from the first-time home buyer to the seasoned investor.  Clients and real estate agents alike all appreciate Jesse’s attention to detail, professionalism and ability to convey information in meaningful and understandable ways.  The opportunity to meet and work with various people, establishing long-term relationships with agents and clients, constantly developing skills and techniques and providing a valuable service to customers are some of the many reasons why Jesse loves being a home inspector.

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