Our Mission

We are the “one-stop shop” for high-quality, innovative, affordable, energy-efficient homes constructed with proven technologies that minimize build time, noise, pollution and maintenance. We believe in the necessity for new home construction to enhance the sustainability, safety and quality of life for the people of Hawaii and beyond.

We are motivated to provide as many housing opportunities as possible for local families. We strongly believe in the numerous individual and community benefits created through the development of Accessory Dwelling Unit options on our island home.

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Our Vision

The OHANA KIT was borne out of a deep desire to provide innovative, affordable homes for the good people of Hawaii and beyond. The core team at Hawaii ADU had spent many years designing and developing NuHouse.us. What emerged from that work was an opportunity to do something that no one had done before: offer prefabricated, purpose-built modular homes that can be installed in a few short weeks, accessible to virtually anyone with property and reasonably good credit. The result is the OHANA KIT!

Our Approach

From the first day of contacting Hawaii ADU to the first day that your ADU is livable, we will work with you to make the process as simple and efficient as possible. We want you to understand the options, benefits and choices that are available to you with ADU’s so that you can maximize space on your property. Our services cover every phase of buying an ADU from proper zoning, legal permitting paperwork, ADU customizable options, installation of the unit, electrical connection, plumbing attachment, maintenance of the unit and even rental management of the unit.


The OHANA KIT Team

 


Jeremy Pearl

Jeremy Pearl has a 20-year career in sustainability and business leadership. With a proven sales, marketing and management background, he has focused on educating communities on not only technology, but also their implications to the environment and society. As one of the original members at SolarCity, he helped lead the company’s growth in the emerging solar (PV) market. Turning his attention to the Affordable Housing crisis, Jeremy co-founded Hawaii ADU LLC to provide a wide-range of small home solutions accessible and suitable for every family. As CEO, Jeremy strives to lead Hawaii ADU to grow this important emerging market. He lives in Kailua with his wife and two young boys.

 

Derek Williams

Before co-founding Hawaii ADU LLC, Derek spent more than a decade as a Retirement Planning Specialist and Insurance Professional with AXA Financial. He founded the firm “Retire Hawaii”, is CEO of NuHouse.us and is COO of Hawaii ADU. Derek is passionate about the future of simpler living through tiny homes, smaller houses, ultimate organization and efficiency improvements through prefab, automation, and 3D printing technologies for building and construction. Prior to finance consulting, Derek toured as a drummer in a rock band, rock climbed around the country living out of his truck, backpacked through 20 countries, started multiple companies, coined the term “ecoprenuer” and spent innumerable hours seeking the deeper truths of life through Yoga and meditation.



Shanah Trevenna

Named by Hawaii Business Magazine as one of five that will shape Hawaii for the next 50 years and by the Hawaii Venture Capitalist Association as 2015 Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year, Shanah Trevenna is a sustainability engineer, educator, author, and consultant. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Urban Planning and professional experience with IBM, Philips, as well as local firms Lighting and Engineering Integrated and Amel Technologies, she specializes in sustainability related technology, manufacturing, and business development. She designed six courses in sustainability for the University of Hawaii and Johnson Controls Partnership, and has developed and taught curriculum throughout UH based on her textbook, Surfing Tsunamis of Change, A Handbook for Change Agents, which received College Educator International’s Sustainability Champion Award. Shanah speaks nationally at academic and industry conferences and was a Founding Board member of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) and The Sustainability Association of Hawaii, which she led as President for three years. Shanah currently supports Hawaii ADU in business development and is completing her PhD in Political Science at the University of Hawaii, which focuses on building green businesses as a cornerstone of an environmentally conscious, socially just future economy.

Deborah F. Toth-Dennis

Deborah has over 35 years of experience in diverse community outreach, engagement, transition, and organization. She brings her extensive history as a consultant, trainer, community outreach, and program manager to her position as Hawaii ADU LLC, Outreach Director. Some of her accomplishments include being a member and advisor on several community, national, and international committees and boards. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious advocacy and appreciation awards, a key partner in the development of a number of publications, curricula, non-profits and successful programs. Deborah’s passion and commitment brings a unique perspective and approach to diverse challenges and offers creative strategies for supports and solutions to successful outcomes.



Race Skelton

Born and raised on Oahu, Race Skelton is passionate about his island home and the genuine communities that inhabit it. Being Brand Manager at Hawaii ADU is a reflection of that passion. By growing awareness about ADUs and their positive impact on communities, as well as opportunities available for the individual, Race and the Hawaii ADU team aim to help all of our island ‘ohana. A Kamehameha Schools and Chapman University alum with over 6 years in innovative digital marketing consulting and 10 years in print magazine publishing, Race is also passionate about family, friends, dogs, surfing, boxing and Kaimuki.

Tammy Lynn Fasi

Along with native Hawaiian culture, comes social responsibility to honor and protect Hawaii and the people thereof. Tammy is a local girl born and raised in Hawaii, and has committed her life to the further development of family (ohana) and local businesses. With 30 years experience in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations, she comes to Hawaii ADU with the tenacity to work for the greater good. Her mission is to help as many imaginable and channel her energy into growth partnerships and strategic planning. She spent 16 years of her adult life on the mainland and has won awards and been nationally recognized for Sales and Marketing. A Graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, Tammy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. A strong supporter of rural communities, Tammy supports the NFL YET and Boys and Girls Club of Nanakuli as a Branch Board of Director. She resides in Hawaii Kai with her husband Frank Fasi Jr. and their five children.



Eileen Lacaden

Eileen recently graduated from Virginia Tech earning a Bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering. With a technical background and passion for community service, Eileen has spent almost a year studying ADUs in Hawaii and developing informational resources to help homeowners with the ADU process on Oahu. She believes in the social, economic, and environmental benefits that ADUs provide to a community and is dedicated to making ADUs successful in creating much needed rental housing in Hawaii. Eileen has interests in green engineering and sustainability, supports greater accessibility to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for keiki and regularly volunteers with local environmental groups.

Kukana Kama-Toth

Kukana Kama-Toth earned her BSW while raising 5 children. She, her husband Zachary, and family live in Waimanalo, and are active in their community and their children’s sports. Kukana is a Community Specialist with Hawaii ADU and has a strong commitment to the people, communities, and culture of Hawai’i. As a community leader she’s earned respect and trust as a knowledgeable advocate for sustainability of values and traditions. Her exceptional outreach and communication skills are valuable in building successful relationships. As a responsible visionary, she confronts each day with example, and integrates her knowledge, confidence, and commitment into all she does.



Hawaii ADU Executive Team

Derek, Shanah, Jeremy



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