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Building with Values and


Residential & Commercial








As a diverse and experienced builder, we have mastered the art of solving the construction industry's challenges from design to build. Our extensive support will guarantee your project success within the agreed timeline and budget.

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Skills & Experience

What We Offer

Our highly experienced, licensed professionals are the experts at problem solving and overcoming challenges.



Design Guidelines

Design Review

Selection of Pre-Construction Team

(i.e. architects, engineers)

Contract Negotiation and Review

Construction Financial Projections/Analysis

Location Analysis


Coordination and Discussion with Architects, Engineers and Local Authorities

(i.e. City Officials, Landlords, Neighbors)

Comprehensive Review of Site Plan

Design Document Reviews

Budget Estimates Review

Bid Phase Services

Guidance in General Contractor Selection

Project Coordination with Construction Team

Assistance in Project Close-Out / Handover


Owner's Representative Services Plus

Detailed Site Survey

Cost Control Management

Value Engineering in Pre-Construction and Construction Phases

Project Coordination and Scheduling

Quality Control Planning

Assistance in Permitting and Regulatory Approvals


Construction Management Services plus

Coordination and Contracting with Vendors and Subcontractors

Integrated Payment Services to Vendors and Subcontractors

Providing Direct Labor and Materials As-Necessary

Permitting and Regulatory Approvals pertaining to Construction Works

1-Year Limited Warranty of Labor and Materials

Optional Extended Warranty

Do your research. Ask as many questions as you need. You deserve a peace of mind.


How It Works

Construction Plans

From Pre-Construction

Detailed Site Survey
Comprehensive Review of Site Plan
Design Document Reviews
Budget Estimates
Cost Control Management
Project Coordination and Scheduling
Quality Control Planning
Consultation of Design Efficiency
Permitting and Regulatory Approvals
Bid Phase Services
Owner’s Representative Service


Create Project Timeline
Budgeting Services
Demolition and Cleanup
Efficient Build Out Process
On-site Quality Control
Daily Performance Report
Safety and Cleanliness Management
Fulfillment of Inspection Requirements
Complimentary Final Cleanup
Advisory Service to Obtain Certificates
One (1) Year Limited Warranty 
Owner’s Handover Checklist
Comprehensive Owner Training

Construction Engineer
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To Post-Construction

Close-out Process
Secure Operations Manual
Complete Agency Certifications
Scheduled Maintenance Package
On-Site Repairs
24-hour Response
Extended Warranty Program (optional)

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About Us

CHISEL & TOOL, a division of Bliss Holding Group Inc. (est. 2003) is a fully licensed general contracting firm serving the residential and commercial needs of Southern California communities. With the highest standards of professional ethics, we commit to turn every clients' vision and creative dream spaces into reality. The Pasadena-based company is led by a vision to offer quality craftsmanship, transparency, and unsurpassed value in its construction services. 


The Principal, Isaac Bliss Tanihaha, is a 21-year construction industry veteran with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Construction Engineering Management from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). With a wide base of knowledge and skills, the principal’s commitment and involvement are assured in every CHISEL & TOOL’s project success.


We understand construction can be daunting and every project has its unique challenges, however we are determined to provide a customized solution and ease the burdens off our clients. With core principles of integrity and respect, we take a modern approach to creating a holistic experience from consultation, building process until completion. We advocate for transparency and clear communication in every step of the process, guiding and educating clients through a team of positive minds and problem-solving skill sets.

Building on values and integrity, CHISEL & TOOL is always committed to serve with the client’s goal in mind.


You can count on us to do things right and do the right thing.

Because Ethics Matter

We're here for the long-haul. We take our license and your project seriously, ensure steps to study the scope of work, review your design and analyze all the details before sending over a detailed proposal. 


We commit to respond to you within 24 - 48 hours, provide transparent and reasonable pricing, maintain clean, safe and organized work site and use materials that meet all industry standards. We provide clients with a minimum One-Year warranty on the completed project. 


Our valuable resources page offer generous, helpful tips and advice you'll need to complete a successful project. We believe you should be well-informed and educated during the decision-making process so there are no surprises and enjoy a seamless, positive experience.

Already At Design Stage?

We offer construction perspectives and a detailed quote.

Easy to understand. No hidden costs. You will receive an in-depth proposal along with an on-site consultation to answer any questions you may have.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

"They did outstanding work, to code. Was lowest bidder and included training post construction. Essentially, company was tasked to work with vanilla shell space to build a smoothie franchise which I bought. Needed to meet standards & specs. They nailed it! Gave support after a year for minor hiccups." -Marvin S.

"We appointed the firm to perform our new coffee roasting facility ground up construction and they came out with best value, on time, great quality. The principal was responsive and guaranteed their work. We completed the work in about 3 months. Highly recommended." -Tentera Coffee

"We’re very pleased with the quality of consultation and advice. The communication was excellent throughout the entire process. They are reliable and trustworthy." -Veblenist

"C&T was chosen to be the general contractor for the commercial tenant improvement of our smoothie stores in Pasadena & Bellflower, CA.  They did a great job staying under budget and finished in a timely manner with approved permits.  They were selected to be one of the preferred contractors from the regional franchise. C&T is very knowledgeable and has extensive experience in residential build-outs and commercial renovations. Would highly recommend C&T for an estimate of your projects." -Robeks Juice

"Chisel and Tool are that rare and valuable combination of straight shooters who are exceptionally clear in communication, easy to work with and provide building services and quality results at very competitive prices. As a building and landscape designer, they deliver for what we need. If you are a professional or a home owner - give Isaac and William a call. They’ll bring the solutions you need" -DGetzin

"Chisel & Tool did a fabulous job with repairs & remodel of our home. The team far exceeded our expectations! Highly recommend!!!" -Daniel Lee

"Isaac provided us with both architectural and structural plans for our guest house. Both he and William were very responsive and professional throughout the long process with the city of Pasadena." -R.A.

"Not only was this my first gut renovation on a condo but this was done entirely remote!!! Living in San Francisco, they put my mind at ease and had complete trust in Isaac and his team. Isaac was beyond organized (don't know how he does it), responsive and generally a good counselor for my indecisive moments. Chisel & Tool is was full-service experience from start to finish with William corralling approvals from the HOA minutiae (again, I'm in San Francisco!) through finishing touches daaaays after completion. ** HIGHLY RECOMMEND **"  -S.Y.

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