“There was such an alive and positive energy around the house as it was being built and all of that was going into the house… encouraging, a good listener and communicator… professional craftsmanship…I would totally and without reservation recommend Michael Gornik and his crews for any kind of building project.”

-V.F., Kahena Beach Estates, Hawaii






“Michael and his crew brought a wealth of experience, creativity and craftsmanship to my building project. I especially appreciated their ability to listen to, explore and then interpret my ideas; it was a collaborative, team effort  that created an exceptional project.”

-MD., Opihikao, Hawaii


"I am privileged to write about my positive experience in choosing Michael and his crews as a general contractor for two simultaneous projects… I feel heard and understood… (they are) patient, creative in finding solutions… very professional and get the job done right. I am ecstatic with the results!"

(For Lorn’s complete testimonial, click here.)


Donenfeld Residence

‘Refuge of the Heart’ as this project is called, is a perfect reflection of the vision, care, and love of beauty carried by its owner and creator. Mike is a successful artist and sculptor and personally designed and even helped to execute many of the projects custom details. Inheriting an existing rock foundation built 25 years ago, he has turned this project into  a haven for retreat and meditation. His approach to simple, sustainable living includes a solar power system, composting toilet and extensive orchard and gardens.