Helping Buyers, Sellers and Home Builders to make their Big Island Real Estate dreams a reality.

Welcome to Big Island Build.  We are Brian and Tanya Kangas, a Hawaii Island Real Estate Home Building Team.  Brian is a Hawaii Licensed Contractor and owner of Kind Homes, llc. where he specializes in building homes on the North side of the Island.  Tanya is a Realtor® with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Island Lifestyle. 

We love finding perfect the properties, designing homes together and helping people along the journey of building their dream life on the Big Island.  You can find us out tromping around searching for properties for the perfect place for our next projects and for clients.  Together we make up a great team that buy, build, sell and live Hawaii.

Brian Kangas
Hawaii Licensed Contractor
Brian Kangas
Hawaii Licensed Contractor

Brian Kangas is the RME and Owner of Kind Homes, llc.  He specializes in ground up construction and custom home builds.  

Brian sees building homes as an artistic expression, using creative and interesting materials for a truly custom build.  

Tanya Kangas
Tanya Kangas

Tanya Kangas is a REALTOR® with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Island Lifestyle.  

Her design skills in photography, graphic design, web development and staging give her listings a creative advantage.  She holds a Business Admin degree in Marketing and Advertising.


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    The Best

    Tanya has helped us sell a house and buy a house. We first met her as a trainee assistant to a realtor we had chosen to sell our vacation rental. She quickly became our contact of choice in the relationship. She was on top of the value of our property right from the start. She had excellent input on things we could do to increase the visual Impact. Throughout the process she was accessible and responsive to all our needs and questions. The sale was successful due in a very large part to her interest and energy.

    When, two years later, we’d found a house we were interested in buying, there was no doubt who we were going to ask to help us through the process. And once again, she was ‘The Best’. She drove the distance numerous times to walk through it with us. (Brian even came along once to give us repair and restoration advice.) She gave us very solid advice in the negotiation phase. She’s been there for every question we’ve asked and for every moment of ‘house buyers anxiety’ we’ve had.

    She and Brian are a solid team. Incredibly helpful, caring and genuinely nice folks. There is no doubt that if we ever sell or buy again they are who we would contact to help us through the process.

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    Honest and Trustworthy

    If you are looking for an amazing builder or contractor, Brian is your guy! He was extremely responsive in coming out to quote us on some work on our home. He was straightforward and pragmatic as to the approaches on the repairs and didn’t try and oversell us or turn it into some extravagant project. He listened to us and came up with a best approach and then showed up only days right after to do the fixes!!! Yep, even in Hawaii!!
    He estimated 1-2 days but FINISHED in less than a day as he just cranked that project moving from fix to fix and really worked his tail off. But the best part was the workmanship and how amazing the results are! They look exactly like new. Still shaking my head (in the best way) at how the results were.
    I strongly recommend Brian for any contracting or building work you need done. He’s absolutely honest and trustworthy (you get that when you shake his hand and look into his eyes) and he backs it up all through the project. Money well spent and then some and a pleasure to work with!
    Thanks again Brian!!

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    Above and Beyond

    Tanya was a delight to work with. She went above and beyond when showing us property in Kohala Ranch. We made several trips to view lots at all times of the day and night, from sunrise to sunset. She was super knowledgeable about the area and Kohala Ranch in general. Tanya also was very responsive when communicating; with quick answers via texts, emails and phone calls, which can be a challenge to find in a realtor on the islands. We had a very smooth closing and she even surprised us after closing with a picnic table at the view site on our lot!

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Kind Homes, llc. 

PO Box 190896
Hawi, HI 96719


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Island Lifestyle

68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive #308 
Kamuela, HI 96743


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