Olsen Traditional Homes

Posted - Apr. 8, 2003 at 7:02 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Recently, I was invited to a dinner party at a friend's home in a small, gated community called the Woods of Walker Lane in Salt Lake City. As I drove through the entry gates I was so impressed with the gorgeous homes, the beautiful landscaping and the overall ambiance. The home I visited was spectacular! You could immediately see that the homebuilder was truly a dedicated craftsman who prided himself on doing exceptional quality work.

I found that this development and Normandy Woods Court, located south of the Cottonwood Mall area, are the products of Olsen Traditional Homes. The company was founded in 1992 by a fourth generation homebuilder, Mark Olsen. I looked Mark up and he invited me to visit and learn more about his company. Mark told me he specializes in higher end homes, and that attention to detail and pride in one's work was passed down from father to son, which has made Olsen Traditional Homes what it is today.

As we walked through one of Olsen's finished products, he explained how his company goes the extra mile to ensure the absolute quality in every detail of each home. He will travel to Italy or England or to the East Coast to find the best quality products. Mark usually exceeds the expectations of his clients.

When I kept commenting on the beautiful custom home furnishings, including the cabinetry, built-in hutches and bookcases, Mark proudly told me that he designs and builds all of the pieces through his own in-house mill. His work in the homes has proven so exceptional and so much in demand that you can now find Mark's furniture pieces in fine furniture stores throughout the Mountain West Region.

Mark's father, Norm Olsen, his grandfather and his great-grandfather were all master craftsmen and quality builders. Mark started early on the path to becoming the designer, builder and craftsman he is today. Knowing how to build a home and planning for the furnishings are only a few of the items that ensure you a beautiful, custom luxury home.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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