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, 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 –as part of a signed project– and are in communication with you every step of the way. We come alongside to help you achieve your home dreams and goals. Love where you live!




Mark Olson-Owner/General Contractor/Expert Carpenter. 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 12 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 his wife Katie welcomed their first child Raegan Marie in February.


Mazie Grace Olson- Snack Manager. She was born in Melrose Minnesota. She comes from a family of 9 siblings. She brings intelligence, a sassy attitude, and is not afraid to speak her mind. Her job duties include taste testing crew snacks, customer service and job site crumb clean-up. Her hobbies include stick procurement, ball chasing and Applewood Headquarters security.


Our local paper The White Bear Press did a feature article about our Bald Eagle Barn project in their February 13, 2019 edition! Follow this link to read about this exciting project, and the story behind it.


We were featured in the March 2016 edition
of our community magazine!