About Us
Residential Construction
Our History

The Mick Olsen building tradition spans three generations of dedicated and knowledgeable craftsmen in the Pacific Northwest; originally founded as the Olsen Company in 1960 by LeRoy E. “Mick” Olsen, Jr. and Frank Ford of Baker & Ford in Bellingham, WA., we incorporated as the Mick Olsen Corporation in 1985. We settled into our new headquarters in Freeland, WA., located on Whidbey Island, where we remain today, continuing a tradition of building not only structures, but long-lasting friendships with our clients!
While moving into more complex projects and compiling an impressive record of achievement in both premier custom homebuilding and commercial community development arenas, we have always remained family owned. Along the way, much about the industry has changed, and we remain as committed as ever to our time-tested approach to doing business – giving each client our undivided attention and treating each project as though we were building for our own family. This philosophy has earned us the trust and respect of our fellow members of the construction community, as well as those customers that we’ve had the pleasure of working with.

Today, the legacy continues with a vision for the future: at the Mick Olsen Corp., we will continue to evolve just as the building industry inevitably will. Moving forward into leaner, greener, and more cost-conscious times, we will continue to educate ourselves on alternative energy sources, the utilization of recycled materials when available and appropriate, and the integration of new technologies into the existing. No matter what the future holds, we will be there to put your needs first!

What We Do

Whether looking to build a new custom home or business facility, we handle all aspects of the building process in both residential and retail applications. Whether it’s land clearing, pre-design, selection of materials and products, or post-project care, we handle it all! We walk our clients through each of these steps, ensuring a manageable and enjoyable experience from start to finish. With over a half-century of experience behind us, our team of skilled craftsmen has what it takes to turn your vision into a tangible reality.


To build a home or business space that works for you, it’s imperative that we first know and understand your vision. Then, we give an estimate – we only build on a time and material basis, leaving our clients with more options and control at less expense, ensuring that goals are met and the client is happy, the first time, every time. Finally, we can get down to the business of making your dream a reality; throughout all phases of construction, you can be assured that you’ve partnered with a quality builder that understands that the relationship with the client is the most valuable aspect of every project. To say that there are numerous questions that can arise during each phase of construction is an understatement, but you can rest easy knowing that we are available to you virtually 24/7.

As a customer of the Mick Olsen Corp., you can always expect a high caliber, professional approach to communication from our staff of service minded professionals , unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship, and above all else, an experience that will exceed your expectations.  Our commitment to unmatched customer service does not end when the project is complete. It seems to be Murphy’s Law – when things go wrong, they wait to do it until Christmas Eve or the 4th of July when you have a house full of guests from out of town. Will your builder be there for you when a water main breaks at 2 a.m.? When you partner with the Mick Olsen Corp., the answer is a resounding, “YES”! In fact, we back everything that we build.

How can we be so confident? Because we build lasting quality into your project right from the start!  Throughout our long history in the industry, we have developed long standing relationships with the most skilled, trusted, and knowledgeable subcontractors in the business…couple that with three generations of construction experience and you have a combination that’s hard to beat. Our work speaks for itself – we invite you to view our recent projects portfolio and see for yourself! For a personal tour or to discuss your vision of a future project, please feel free to call our office at (360) 321-3870.



Safety & Quality

Our commitment to quality is simply unmatched. We don’t just build structures; at the Mick Olsen Corp. we find that the most satisfying part of working in the construction business is standing back for a few moments upon the completion of a project and taking pride in our accomplishments. Selection of appropriate materials and related products is a key component to creating a quality result, and we possess the kind of product knowledge that only comes from three generations of experience.

In addition, we believe in a philosophy of continued education, and our customers can expect not only advice based on time-tested methods, but also an introduction of new ideas and technology whenever warranted. We will always be quick to caution against materials that don’t work well together and technologies or styles that will quickly become outdated. We strive to create an atmosphere of open communication between all parties involved in the building process, where there can always be a free exchange of ideas, resulting in the highest quality completed project!

Our safety record is second to none! At the Mick Olsen Corp., everyone is family, and ensuring safety for both employees and customers is our highest priority. We always strive to adhere to and exceed any governmental standards for job site safety requirements, and our record reflects this policy! We also continue to educate our staff on environmental guidelines and restrictions in order to remain on the forefront of “green conscious” construction. Over the course of a multi-generational career in the building industry, we have cultivated relationships with a network of skilled professionals who hold the same, uncompromising standards for safety and quality that has come to be expected of us.