John Canning & Co.’s expertise in plaster repair and restoration was essential for the successful restoration and repair of Hulihe’e plaster-over-lava-rock construction.



Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
Built: 1838
Architect: John Adams Kuakini
Style: Victorian
Status: National Historic Landmark


Hulihee Palace Finished Restoration

John Canning & Co. restored plaster at the historic Hulihe’e Palace.

The Palace, the former vacation home of Hawaiian royalty, is completely constructed out of lava rock.

Now a cultural museum, it was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2006. This caused significant structural damage and cracking in the lava rock.