Reiko Lewis, Ventus Design

Ventus Design Summary of Services: Ventus Design provides luxury residential and commercial interior design services. Known for their sophisticated approach to universal design and aging in place. Luxury design is far deeper than merely creating striking visual treatments and incorporating objects intended to impress others. Thanks to living with her 90-year-old mother in a universal design residence (her own design, …

Ian Laing, First Resort Inspections Copy

First Resort Inspections Summary of Services: First Resort Residential and Commercial Building Inspection Services is a Hawaii home inspection and commercial building inspection company, serving clients since 1996. Ian S. Laing, CRI, CBST, is the founder and Principal Inspector. Experience:

Joel Kurata, Element Mortgage

  Element Mortgage Summary of Services: The Local Element: Live here, lend here. We’re not an anonymous call center on the mainland. We live here and feel lucky to call Hawaii home, just like you. And it does make a difference. Our local presence and knowledge of the communities we serve have made us the leading lender of choice for …

KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 23-0128 | Jessie Maka’ina’i, Building Specs Hawaii

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Jesse Maka’ina’i III, Owner and Certified Inspector, from Building Specs Hawaii,  talks about the services they provide, what they look for during a home inspection, and the importance of educating homeowners, especially kupuna who may have lived in the same house for thirty (30) plus years, on why periodic home inspections  are necessary for safety and proper maintenance of  a …

KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 23-0121 | Joel Kurata, Element Mortgage

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Joel Kurata, Sales Manager, from Element Mortgage discusses current mortgage rates and the financing options that they offer such as Temporary Buydowns, Cash -Out Refinance, Home Equity Lines of Credit, and Reverse Mortgages, as well as what sets Element Mortgage apart from other Mortgage Brokerages.  

KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 23-0114 | Reiko Lewis, Ventus Design

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Reiko Lewis, LEED AP BD+C, NCIDQ, CAPS, Principal, of Ventus Design discusses the services they provide such as interior modifications / remodeling as well as interior decorations and how Aging-In-Place does not mean simply installing equipment or devices. Aging in place also involves the psychological aspect of getting old.  Considering age is undoubtedly essential, but it is more important to …

KupunaWiki Radio Show Episode 22-0730 | Dennis Hwang, University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program

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Dennis Hwang, Faculty, from the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program discusses his book, Homeowner’s Handbook To Prepare for Natural Hazards Fourth Edition, and how homeowner’s can prepare for six (6) common natural hazards:  tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, volcano, and climate change. 

Bernadette R. C. S. H. Kaneshiro, NMLS ID #881938

First Hawaiian Bank Summary of Services: First Hawaiian Bank is a full serviced relationship bank offering various services and products for your needs and to reach your financial goals. For mortgages, everything is done here locally; processing, underwriting, and servicing. We have an array of mortgage products from fixed rate mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages, equity lines, refinance, and purchase loan programs. …


RIM Architects Summary of Services: RIM Architects provides services such as design, documentation, permitting & bidding assistance, construction contract administration, project management, interior design, and more, and can help guide you throughout the entire process of an Aging-In-Place home renovation project. Experience: