“For The Olson Company, housing is more than a business; it’s our mission. The Company was founded in 1988 to assist cities in solving the critical shortage of affordable housing in urban areas. Today, an increasing number of professionals and families are returning to live in the city, taking advantage of the urban lifestyle, convenience and proximity to jobs and transportation.
Recognized as a leader in providing affordable urban housing throughout California, The Olson Company is dedicated to developing outstanding and long-lasting partnerships with the cities with which we work. Our approach to problem solving continues to be successful because we listen to the suggestions of city planners and officials and ultimately recognize that we are all committed to the same goal — serving the local community.
The individuals who live in our homes remain the focal point of all Olson Company communities, which we have named “Walks.” The design and configuration of these pedestrian-oriented “Walks” not only address a need to draw people out of their cars and onto community sidewalks and public transportation, but also illustrates ways to meet the energy, air quality, and connectivity goals of the cities in which they live. By making responsible land-use decisions, we improve the lives of our current residents while preserving the land for their future families.
However, we never forget that it is the cities that ultimately make our work possible. We have spear-headed and funded housing studies for California’s cities and agencies and further dedicate ourselves to remaining solution oriented. Our commitment continually earns us opportunities to provide innovative in-town housing solutions in over 80 cities throughout California.
As transformation of the urban landscape continues, The Olson Company will continue to do our part to help cities revitalize themselves with creativity and thoughtful solutions that redefine the concept of homes in positive and increasingly progressive ways.
We are passionate about our pursuit of providing transit-oriented housing, mixed-use/live-work, artists lofts, brownstones, and neighborhood small lot detached developments. Our commitment is to improve the local neighborhood experience by capturing the best that exists in each neighborhood socially and architecturally.”
|Stephen E. Olson, Chairman & Founder||Scott Laurie, President & CEO|