– B.Y., Hong Kong
"We worked very closely with Wakahara Construction throughout the planning and building of our family's special holiday residence. Ichie-san was able to provide very helpful and practical insights as to the materials and plans for the building. The implementation was smooth and she provided very clear reports in a timely manner. We were confident in her ability to build on time and on budget"
– E.L., Hong Kong
During the fall and winter of 2011/2012, I engaged Wakahara Construction to build our vacation home in Niseko. Due to some unexpected delay in the approval process, we didn't start ground breaking until early August. By any standard, I think it is quite late as we need to close the roof before first snow fall in mid November.
Through sheer determination and dedication, Ichie and her crew at Wakahara managed to get it done on time and within budget. During certain weeks in the fall, they were working first in the driving rain and then in the driving snow. But the elements could not stop them.
During our visit to the construction visit on a very wet evening in the fall, I spotted a few giant outdoor spot lights, For a moment, I thought we walked into a movie production set. Ichie told me that the spot lights were there to enable her crew to work at night in order to meet the closing roof deadline.
With Wakahara, the entire home building project was a very smooth and happy process for my family. I trust Wakahara can repeat their success with other families.
– Dr. KC, Australia
We have known Ichie-san and Wakahara Construction since our first project in 2005, at the very beginning of the ski boom in Niseko. At that stage we had never built anywhere outside of Australia and something which would not have been possible without a partner one can trust & work with. Building in Japan has its unique challenges including the local building rules, snow management and a short building season. Wakahara Constructions are a Sapporo based builder, now in their 45th year, and with extensive background in resident, commercial and government construction.Ichie-san and her team were able to guide us through this process and deliver a completed and hotel licensed 6 apartment building within a 7 month period. This partnership has encouraged us to complete a further 3 projects. We are still in regular contact with Ichie-san and consult her in regards to our projects in Niseko Village, Hirafu & Furano. Our long standing relationship is testament to our belief in Ichie-san and her company Wakahara Constructions.
Some people may accept a building quote on the basis of Price, when they should be looking at value & service. While Wakahara constructions may not always be the cheapest builder, we feel that they have provided us with excellence in Value and Service. it prides itself in building quality houses and apartments at a reasonable price that have stood the test of time. Ichie-san has consistently provided great service from introductions with local architects to shopping for furniture and fittings for our apartments. She has good English and able to bridge the gap between our aspirations and turning them to reality in a very foreign country. We have been happy with the quality of materials and care taken in the building of our apartments.
After sales service has been second to none. Wakahara Constructions has been in business for 45 years and continues to support us in maintenance of our apartments, such as the recent repainting of Hatsuyuki townhouses in Hirafu and building of storage spaces in Furano. Ichie’s team guarantee their work there has been no hesitancy in repairing any minor defects .
Whether it is a dream holiday home or a quality apartment hotel, Wakahara Construction has been able to deliver on time and within budget for us, and so we won’t hesitate in recommending Ichie-san and her Team for your next project. We look forward to our next project with Wakahara Construction.