Olympia Construction is a general contractor based in Olympia, Washington. We’re based in Olympia because we love Olympia. We care about building forward thinking, sustainable projects that enhance our town one home or business at a time.
Olympia is an amazing community, and its enthusiasm and zeal for good living is one of its most powerful draws. The juxtaposition of young entrepreneurs making waves downtown and the juggernaut that is state government makes for an eclectic and beautiful mixture of culture and politics.
We’re happy to be in the mix.
Meet the Team
Mike Auderer – Principal
Meet Mike Auderer, owner of Olympia Construction. A general contractor, Mike helps his clients understand the remodeling process every step of the way, so that once the demolition begins, they can feel comfortable that their home is in good hands.
Mike launched Olympia Construction in 2004, which specializes in new residential building, remodels and additions. Working with an expert staff, including a designer for most remodels, he brings quality and craftsmanship to every project. His reputation for top-notch work is reflected in the multiple accolades that Olympia Construction has won over the years from the Olympia Master Builders organization, such as awards for Remodeler of the Year and Remodeling Excellence.
An Olympia native, Mike cares about his community and keeping Olympia beautiful. He believes in remodeling responsibly, ensuring minimal waste from demolition and low impact to the surrounding environment. He built the first floating house in Washington State to be certified by the Olympia Master Builders Built Green program, which encourages construction of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly homes. He not only built it, he lives in it too!
Mike is driven to provide the best customer service possible, and he responds immediately to any questions a client or future remodeling client might have. For Mike, a successful remodel isn’t just quality work — it’s a satisfied customer.
If you are considering a remodel project contact Olympia Construction and set an appointment to have Mike visit your home for a consultation.
Matthew Swena – Project Manager
Matthew began his days in the construction industry by working for his father’s hardwood floor company. He then proceeded to work for a private contractor doing light construction.
Having decided that the portion he enjoyed most of all was working with others, whether they be contractors or customers, he enrolled at Walla Walla University. He graduated with B.A. in Business Administration in 2007.
Matthew’s responsibilities as a part of Olympia Construction include:
- Managing customers from introduction to Olympia Construction to completion of project
- Working with all crew members to ensure that all jobs are executed with proficiency and efficiency
- Placing orders for parts & material and delivering them to job sites as needed
Above all, Matthew enjoys working with customers. “The two things we strive to leave behind at every job with are a very nice product and a very satisfied customer. We do what it takes to make it happen” says Matthew.
Cara Richardson – Office Manager
Cara has over 30 years in construction accounting. She performs all book keeping at Olympia Construction and is in charge or sub-contractor compliances. She holds an A.A. in business and was previously certified as a Quickbooks Pro Advisor. “What I really enjoy is working closely with a team of seasoned professionals helping to meet home owners needs.” Cara says.
Tom Tolich – Carpenter
With over 40 years in the building industry, Tom has done it all. He began his career and spent 26 years as an iron worker and has been practicing as a carpenter for the last 15 years. Tom is proficient in all aspects of remodeling and specializes in finish work.
Darren Harder – Carpenter
Darren is the kind of guy that the construction industry raises. Darren began his occupation in construction when he was a teenager by working for his father’s roofing company. He has spent the last 8 years remodeling homes and businesses. His areas of expertise fall under interior finish which includes kitchen and bathrooms. When not working Darren spends time at the gym.
Rick Haws – Carpenter
Rick has worked in carpentry for 15 years. He is skilled in each area of building and remodeling, while his strengths lie in framing. Rick enjoys building custom decks for customer to create the perfect destination for summertime backyard BBQs. When not working Rick enjoys time with his family.