Olsten Building Company
Custom Building & Consulting

Richmond, Virginia

Custom Building, Renovations & Consulting

A client-centered company

We believe in communication. At every phase of the construction process we inform and engage homeowners because renovating a home is all about collaboration. We offer our clients a convenient digital platform that keeps you informed and up-to-date about everything from scheduling to billing. We pride ourselves on dedicating time to developing and maintaining strong relationships with our clients, our colleagues, and subcontractors. We're all about team effort!

Passion for detail & craftsmanship

Good craftsmanship has many benefits; it’s good for the health and beauty of your home, your wallet, and the planet. Our founder's diverse background in historic renovation, green building, and traditional building techniques shapes our approach to building. We're a measure twice, cut once kind of company, and you can trust that we understand how to work with the kind of materials that will last a lifetime.

The execution component

Systems & Process. Part of the fun of renovation is tailoring a space to suit the needs of the homeowners. Olsten Building employs a highly organized and thoughtful process that creates exceptional results and experiences. Through strong relationships and clear communication with customers we keep your vision and your lifestyle in mind, looking out for ways to adjust details during the building process to help tell the story of who you are and how your family lives.

If you are looking for a nimble contractor who wants to bring your hopes and dreams into fruition, we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.






Eric Olsten



Client TestiMonial

"A professional to his core, whatever Eric takes on he does extremely well. He is always on time, always accountable, plans ahead, trouble shoots, has a deep understanding of how things work, is easy to brainstorm with, and does not shy away from discussing tough situations if they occur."


Client Testimonial

"What stands out most is Eric's true mastery of his craft.  He doesn't simply get the job done - he gets the job done the right way every time.  He treats your home like he would his own."

Client Testimonial 

"Eric was a perfect match for us. He was well organized, well informed and did a great job choosing and managing all of the sub-contractors."