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Robert D. Olson

Chief Executive Officer

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For 35 years, Bob has provided the strategic vision for R.D. Olson with an active, hands-on approach toward every facet of construction and development. He works closely with design and development teams in some of the company’s most prestigious projects, providing valuable input for marketing, investment analysis, debt and equity structures, planning and entitlements, budgeting, constructability and end-user requirements. Bob leads a dedicated staff of employees who have accumulated the knowledge and experience necessary for the firm to compete and succeed in the commercial construction marketplace.

Bob has been recognized as a business leader and entrepreneur on numerous occasions. He is the recipient of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, Construction Financial Management Association’s Construction Executive of the Year and the Orange County Business Journal’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship award. Bob is also a frequent speaker at leading industry events.

Education
MBA Graduate
University of Southern California

Licenses/Certifications
California Contractors B License

Affiliations
Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)
Board of Directors and Executive Committee, American Red Cross OC Chapter 

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Did you Know?

A surfer at heart, Bob heads down to the shore in his 1946 Mercury Woody Wagon to ride the waves at every opportunity.