West Oahu Magazine 2018

Offering Tomorrow’s Home Today

Photos: Courtesy Gentry Homes

Gentry Homes has always been on the cutting edge of home building in Hawaii. From being a pioneer in developing homes and a master planned community in West Oahu to being the first major residential developer to install solar hot water heaters as a standard feature, the name “Gentry Homes” is synonymous with “quality and innovation.”

Today, Gentry’s “Technology Driven Designs” allow its homeowners to live in the modern hi-tech age, while saving money, conserving resources and increasing the comfort of daily living. Rick Hobson, Gentry Homes’ vice president of sales and marketing, noted that “new technology” is emphasized in Gentry’s most recent community, Coral Ridge and is carried out with such features as a pre-wired CAT-5 computer-grade cable for high speed networking, and the new Home Electronics Protective Device (HEPD80) that provides surge protection for sensitive electronics in the entire home.

Design features also include a 120-gallon HECO-approved solar water heater with automatic timer; direct fiber optic cable; LED lighting package; energy-efficient air conditioning with a filtration and light-purification system; the energy-saving NEST learning thermostat; a commercial grade Merv 8 filter for clean air; dual pane low-E high performance vinyl windows with UV protection; and open-cell foam insulation which seals all Gentry homes from outside noise and dust pollens and reduces air conditioning loss.

Homes are framed in wood, a sustainable building material that requires 40% less energy to produce, is a renewable resource, and conducts 400 times less heat which can save buyers money in the long run. Wood framing is also flexible and absorbs more sound when compared to steel framed homes. Every Gentry home comes with a 30-year warranty on this energy saving feature.

For more information about buying a Gentry Home that combines solid construction practices with new technology, visit

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