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Bill Wilhelm

President

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A leader in the construction industry with more than 30 years of experience, Bill Wilhelm serves as R.D. Olson Construction’s president. With a vision for partnership at all levels working to achieve success, Bill’s team-oriented leadership approach inspires an entrepreneurial mindset that attracts the best talent in the industry. Bill remains at the forefront of emerging technologies and building trends, drawing on his extensive development and operations background and his unique ability to understand the complexities of design.

Bill has played a pivotal role in shaping R.D. Olson Construction to become one of the nation’s top contracting firms, capturing the attention of national media including Wall Street Journal, GlobeSt.com and Construction Today. He takes great pride in the relationships R.D. Olson Construction has built with clients, ultimately helping communities transform their visions into realities. Bill’s client roster includes Marriott, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Starwood Lodging, UDR and Affirmed Housing Group.

As a member of R.D. Olson Construction since 1994, Bill focuses on fostering an inclusive and engaged culture, leading the team to receive numerous Superior Performance in Real Estate Awards. His culture-oriented business approach has also ranked R.D. Olson Construction as one of Orange County Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in Orange County.” From spearheading team events to build homes for Habitat for Humanity, to pro-bono work for Cal Poly Pomona, Rady’s Children’s Hospital and work for the Ronald McDonald Corporation, community development is at the heart of Bill’s leadership style.

Looking forward, Bill is committed to strengthening existing client relationships and leading the R.D. Olson Construction team to new heights.

Education
Bachelors of Science, Industrial Engineering
Associates of Arts, Construction Management
California State University Long Beach
Executive Leadership Program, Harvard University

 

Licenses/Certifications
MDP (Management Development Program) from USC
Estimating & Scheduling Certification
Corporate Finance from Harvard Business School

 

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Did you Know?

Bill is an avid mountain biker. You can often find him hitting the trails of South Orange County at daybreak before heading into the office.