As the owner of R.K. Builders, Inc. Ray has built nearly 600 homes in almost every subdivision in East Hawaii. A few years ago, he built a wood mill and kilns and began milling local woods. He started using koa, mango, eucalyptus, ohia, milo and sugi pine in his houses.
With help from his creative team, he started R.K. Woods making rocking chairs, plant stands, custom tables, jewelry and document boxes. We have showcased our products at Nelson Makua’s Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts fair for the past nine years. This year, a special line of koa and multi-wood jewelry boxes, including some with mirrors, lazy susans, cheeseboards and cutting boards have been started.
Using our CNC router, R.K. Woods has carved wooden figures of a 5-foot sperm whale, sea horses, mahimahi and even geckos. The most impressive carving is a rendition of Leonardo daVinci’s The Last Supper in koa. We can create signs for businesses, carvings for front doors, headboards for beds, almost anything a computer can design, we can make with our router.