• Tony Liu

Summery Of 2017



There have been already 12 years since when I started carpenter’s vocational school, aiming for a carpenter that I have never done in Japan in 2005. At that time I was doing farming and surrounded by 20 cattle while making a lot of vegetables in the middle of a big pasture.

The school and the apprenticeship were going smoothly, however, In the Lehman shock of 2008, there were no companies hiring a foreigner with little knowledge and experience like me.

In that case, the situation became “There is no choice so I need to make it myself”. Therefore, I founded Japan Homes in 2008. We now are in the end of 2017, the 10th year of business as a milestone.

It was a suitable year for the tenth year. We were able to be involved in the construction of 7 new homes, 15 remodelling and 20 design projects.

Since this year was aimed at strengthening construction management capability, I have spent consciously longer time to be on site. There are a lot of things that I realised so also strengthened work checksheets and IT management system.

Interestingly, basically what I noticed that were important were already written in reflection notes almost ten years ago and were something very basic like what you would learn at an elementary school lower grade in Japan if you were a student.

It is that we understand in the brain but have not penetrated deeply into each work staff and workers.

To penetrate these we have selected the Japanese saying “Bonjitettei” (do basics).

  1. To pick up garbage

  2. To clean up

  3. Be on time

  4. To Greet people

At first sight, these are too simple and boring but I have kept doing and asked our workers and subs to cooperate repeatedly. As a result, I think there was a very good outcome.

For example, for a large renovation work that if other companies do they would probably take about two or three months but we were able to complete in almost half the time.

We just prepared for the construction thoroughly before it actually begins. 

There are things that we did not necessarily do for our business during these 10 years, however, I really appreciate our customers, subs and everyone who have supported us. Thank you very much for 2017.

We wish you a wonderful new year and looking for to servicing and working with you again!!

2005年、20頭の牛に囲まれて、大きな牧場の真ん中でたくさんの野菜を作りながら、 日本でもしたことがない大工を目指して、大工の専門学校に通い始めてから今年で12年。

学校も見習いもそれなりに順調にきていたが、 2008年のリーマンショックでどこの会社も仕事がなく、 知識も経験も少ない外国人を雇ってくれる会社はなかった。

それなら、チャンスは「自分で作るしかない」という状況になり、ジャパンホームズを設立した2008年。 あれから、節目の10年目の2017年の年末を迎える。

10年目にふさわしい年であった。 新築7軒、増改築15軒、新築設計20軒の工事に携わることができた。