We are Mark and Andrea Olson, owners of Applewood Builders- a Craft construction company located in historic White Bear Lake, Minnesota. We share a mutual love for the art of making a home. With the eye of an artist and the skill of a craftsman we combine our talents to new construction, renovation and interior/exterior architectural design. From simple remodels-window/deck upgrades, larger projects- kitchen/bath remakes, room additions, summer porches, full home exterior esthetic transformations to custom homes built right in your beloved neighborhood.
Our intention is to build exactly what you need or envision within your budget. We manage all phases of your project, provide design assistance and are in communication with you every step of the way. We come alongside to help you achieve your home dreams and goals.
Why choose Applewood? We bring 36 years of experience in homebuilding. We might be one of the smaller builders in our area but we are mighty in heart.
Our team is dedicated to a high standard of craftsmanship and customer relationship no matter what size the project.
Mark Olson-Owner/General Contractor. He is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in craftsmanship and being a company of integrity. He believes in close communication with his clients for every phase of a project. He enjoys new construction but particularly loves the challenge of incorporating new construction into the architectural aesthetic of an existing home.
Andrea Olson-Owner, Marketing Manager, Designer. She joined Applewood full time after pursuing her career in graphic design and marketing. She designed and manages Applewood’s website, social media, accounting and all marketing initiatives. She loves to assist Applewood homeowners with design decisions, organize, work with color and bring out the hidden “beauty” in every home.
Adam Schilla-Lead Carpenter. For nine years Adam has tackled all phases of home construction. He brings an engineer's mind, and excels at problem solving. He’s steadfast, exact, and detail oriented. Adam graduated from the Carpentry program at St. Paul Technical College. He and and his wife Katie just celebrated their first anniversary. They love the out-of-doors, competing in archery tournaments, and have two big hunting dogs.. Able and Yosemite Sam.
Mazie Grace Olson- Apprentice Snack Manager. She was born in Melrose Minnesota. She comes from a family of 9 siblings. She brings intelligence, a positive attitude, with a willingness to learn. She is currently training in all levels of snack management. Her job duties will include: taste testing crew snacks, customer service and job site crumb management following crew breaks.