Cornair Inc. is a kama’aina company with deep local roots and a respect for Hawaii that’s reflected in the way we care for our clients, our employees and our community. We understand the unique challenges of building in the islands, and our passion for our work is reflected in everything we do.

Pride. Experience. Integrity. ~ The Cornair Way
Integrity is our bottom line. When you hire Cornair Inc. as your commercial general contractor, you’re assured the integrity, pride and experience of Rex Cornair. His style of open communication makes it easy for clients who are new to the business to understand the process and stay involved throughout. Experienced clients value Cornair’s attention to details that allows them to step away and concentrate on their core business.

In keeping with Rex’s values, Cornair Inc. understands the importance of tenant relationships and strives to minimize the impact on the building, tenants and customers.

Rex Cornair, President and Owner

In 1982, Rex Cornair cut his teeth in the construction business as an apprentice working on home remodeling, government renovations and commercial work. He fell in love with the creative nature of building and excelled so quickly that within three years he was named Vice President of the company. A few years later, Rex further honed his construction skills in the cabinetry businesses learning the finer aspects of design, fabrication and installation of custom cabinets and countertops. In 1994, Rex started his current company, Cornair Remodeling, dba Cornair Inc.


Today, the commercial general contracting performed by Cornair Inc. combines Rex’s passion for creative solutions with superior craftsmanship for offices, retail stores, medical facilities, schools and other commercial venues.

Kaloa Robinson, Project Manager

Kaloa is a Junior Project Manager with Cornair.
Prior to joining the Cornair team, Kaloa spent 4 years at the University of Hawaii, Mānoa before graduating Cum Laude from the Shidler College of Business with majors in both Marketing and Finance. As a fresh addition to team, he brings to the table a wealth of knowledge atypical to the industry, focusing on building strong, dependable relationships with colleagues and partners, as well as simplifying the construction process for clients.



Marketing | Finance, BA at the Shidler College of Business



  • Business Executive Society of Tomorrow (BEST)
  • Shidler Alumni Association