Our journey with Ty Olson Construction began a couple of years ago. We approached Ty and Kathy with nothing more than a dream of building a new home on our land near Wauconda, WA. This type of venture was very new to us, and what I needed was a patient and professional company who had the vision, local knowledge, expertise and experience to help me start from scratch. This is exactly what I found with Ty Olson Construction.
They not only built our beautiful home, but helped us with finding a local engineer, designer and the perfect company to finance our project. Due to lack of comps in the area, we were having a lot of difficulty finding the right financial organization to fund our project. When I discussed this with Kathy, she provided some information on a company they trust (NW Farm Credit), who not only funded our project, but also specializes in construction in remote/rural areas.
They were fantastic and saved us a lot of money as well, as their rates, fees and programs were the best out of any bank or credit union I had contacted. Ty and Darren laid out a timeline for us making planning on our end possible.
There were a lot of decisions to be made. Darren, the project manager, kept us informed so we had ample time to research and make informed decisions on materials, etc. He also put us in contact with Katherine, a designer, who helped us make some difficult decisions on trimming the interior. She met us at a few locations to look over tile, flooring, granite, etc. She was excellent and in the end we were all very happy with the choices we made, with her assistance. Her suggestions, which my wife was happy with, gave me great peace of mind that we had made the right choices.
Ty, Darren and Kathy were there for us every step of the way. Kathy runs a tight ship and if there were any issues, she was on it, making sure we were happy with everything going on. Communication was good and was very important to me since our primary residence is six hours away from the job site. They always made sure we got new pictures as progress was made. Our job was finished in summer of 2012 and we are very happy with our new home.
As with any new construction, there were a few minor tweaks to be worked out, and Kathy made sure they were squared-away ASAP. Customer service is just as timely and professional as the work itself. In the end, not only do we have our dream home in the mountains, but some new, good friends as well at Ty Olson Construction.