Who We Are
Pu’uwai Design & Construction is a full-service design/build firm dedicated to great design since 1996. Owners Justin and Malia Thain combine incredible style and innovative design to create buildings with lasting value and timeless appeal. Puuwai has an energetic staff with a wide range of expertise.
Pu'uwai Design & Construction
Kauai's Premiere Design + Build Firm
About Us
Pu’uwai Design & Construction is a full-service design/build firm dedicated to great design since 1996. Owners Justin and Malia Thain combine incredible style and innovative design to create buildings with lasting value and timeless appeal. Puuwai has an energetic staff with a wide range of expertise.

-Puuwai helps realtors and buyers with property selection
-Develops authentic island and plantation style designs
-Provides interior design and decorating services
-Sells completed homes on exceptional properties
-Offers permit expediting services
-Has stock building plans at the “production,” “custom,” and “luxury” levels
-Engages in commercial work and tenant improvements
-Partners with land developers to implement built product
-Provides construction financing
Testimonials
12 Reviews
Jeff Brink Inc
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: May 2017

I have worked with Pu'uwai for a few years now. Everything they do is well thought out and they are very detail orientated. They process is always very smooth. I enjoy working with them and highly ...Read More

Michael Mears
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Jan 2017

Pu'uwai Design and Construction has been very good to work for. From ownership to design team to construction management and site crews, they are professional yet with the island Ohana feel. They gav...Read More

SFLA
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Jun 2017

The Pu'uwai Design and Construction team pay close attention to detail throughout the design/construction process. I have found them to be both courteous and professional to work with.Read More

Rebecca Supon
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2016

Alison is so easy to work with. She is talented and inventive. The whole Puuwai crew with Justin and Malia are amazing. They will take your idea and run with it. The finished product is 100 times ...Read More

Marion Riley
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2017

We have been working with Rafael Tapia and Justin Thain of Puuwai Design & Construction for the past year to design our new home at Kukui'ula. The experience has been positive and rewarding. Rafael, ...Read More

kay ziplow
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2017

What an incredible group to work with; professional, responsive, and above all else, they are able to communicate and execute design ideas - making the process for the client (me) such an enjoyable ex...Read More

Susan and Phil Deane
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2015

When we bought our little slice of paradise in Poipu, we did a lot of research to find the right company to build our 'Hawaiian cottage.' As a builder of custom homes, we had a specific look in mind a...Read More

benjamin_sand
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2016

PuuWai Design and Construction recently finished our home in Poipu Beach Estates. We enjoyed working with PuuWai's team of professionals. Their design aesthetic is impressive and their ability to ex...Read More

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Awards
Best of Houzz 2019 - DesignBest of Houzz 2018 - DesignBest of Houzz 2018 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2017 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2016 - Client SatisfactionHouzz InfluencerRecommended on Houzz10,000 Ideabook Saves