|Real Estate Agent||
|location_on Kennewick, WA — Viking Builders, LLC|
|web Ryan Olson's (vikinghomes) Blog|
My Name is Ryan Olson and I am part of a family that has been in the Construction industry for 3 decades. Viking Construction, Inc. is an Idaho Corporation that was started in 1980 by my father, Wendell Olson. Wendell has succeeded in taking a very hands on approach with passion to ever home that he has built. He started this business with the mindset of customer satisfaction being the main goal. Over the years, Viking has created the reputation of being a loyal, upfront, and a trustworthy company. Viking has built over 3000 homes in the Inland Empire which consists of the Spokane, WA and Coeur d' Alene, ID areas. In 2005 we built close to 450 homes, but for the past few years we have remained the largest builder in this market place with building above and around 200 homes per year.
As the largest builder, we understand the importance of the satisfaction of our customers. Our biggest goal is to have our current customers either refer their friends and family or to move up and buy another Viking Home. Our niche market is catering to the first time buyers and/or the move up buyers. We do build on private land and have also built a 66 unit apartment complex that we own and operate ourselves.
Wendell and Viking have seen it through the bad times and the good times. We have stood strong through the high interest rates of the 80's, the up and down swing in the early 90's, and the boom and fall of the mid 2000's. Through all of this we keep a conservative, but aggressive approach to how we do business and this has been a solid foundation for how we operate.
A few years back we had a chance to go to Boise, Moses Lake, or Montana to start building homes and expand our market place. However, we turned all these down and chose to start up in the Tri-Cities area because of the strong employment, the lack of home inventory, and for a handful of other strategic reasons. Since we came down, we sold our first home in May of last year and have sold over 40 homes.
We are now spinning off into a new company in the Tri-Cities named Viking Builders, LLC I have been working with my father my entire life through every job title out there. I have seen much, accomplished much, learned much and grown much through the teachings of my father and through the lessons of an up and down real estate cycle. I have now become a part owner of the new Viking Builders, LLC along with the backing of a valuable asset of Wendell Olson as the other partner. I have moved to Kennewick and we are now a local contractor looking for another 30 years of success. Together we are going to continue to strive forward and produce a valuable product with an outstanding service throughout a quality building and business practice.
Viking primarily specializes in the first time home buyer and the move up home buyer market place. We take a custom approach to building an affordable product that fits around the needs and demands of today's home buyer. We have our own drafting department, estimating team, and sales staff to help customers choose the right options, features, and styles that will make their new house feel like home for many long years. We do also build on private land and build and manage apartment complexes.
Viking Builders specializes in a home that is personalized for you. You can customize our floorplans and add unique features to fit your lifestyle and you way of living.