R.D. Olson’s 5th Year Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity

R.D. Olson Community Outreach Team – Volunteer Day at the Environmental Nature Center

R.D. Olson Community Outreach Team – Volunteer Day at Second Harvest Food Bank – November 2019

R.D. Olson Construction -Civic 50 2019 Event – Top 50 Most Philanthropic Companies in Orange County

CANstruction 2019

This year’s CANstruction was the biggest one yet!!

11,600 cans of food, forty people, six months of planning and a lot of fun: R.D. Olson Construction in collaboration with WATG Designs has raised over $16,300 for the OC Food Bank!!

R.D. Olson Community Outreach Team – Volunteer Day at Second Harvest Food Bank – August 2019

Red Nose Day 2019!

R.D. Olson Construction’s Community Outreach Team Volunteers with Project Angel Food for Their 2nd Year in a Row

March 21st, 2019 – Our team had such a great time working together prepping and cooking meals and making new friends. We’re grateful for the wonderful opportunity and everyone’s already said they want to come back and do it again!

Project Angel Food cooks and delivers over 600,000 nutritious meals each year, free of charge, to the homes of men, women, and children affected by life-threatening illnesses, bringing comfort and hope every day. Every week, they deliver 12,000 meals to 1,400 people in need from Metro, South and East LA, to Pomona, La Mirada and Long Beach, and to the remote town of Antelope Valley. Since 1989, they’ve served over 11.5 million meals to more than 20,000 people.

R.D. Olson participates in their 4th year with Habitat for Humanity OC giving back to the local Community

On November 30th, 2018, our Community Outreach team of volunteers came together for a productive day of hard work for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. The R.D. Olson volunteer team helped put finishing touches on the interior of the two homes located in Tustin, CA, as well as built the fencing along the entire lot line.

R.D. Olson Construction teams up for a “Demo Day” with Olive Crest

R.D. Olson Construction partnered up with TCA Architects and local subcontractors on September 1st, 2018, to renovate nonprofit Olive Crest’s short-term residential therapeutic home in Santa Ana.  Improvements will include new flooring, appliances, water heater, AC and other amenities to provide a more comfortable environment for the six young women living in the house.

R.D. Olson takes part in 3rd Annual Habitat for Humanity

R.D. Olson took part in a home build in Placentia, CA today. The team worked on siding and waterproofing the homes for the very deserving families who will ultimately live there. This is the third year that R.D. Olson Construction participates to help this worthy cause and are excited to help out again very soon!



Boys And Girls Club Playground Build

On June1 7th, a group from R.D. Olson went out to the Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove and helped build a playground in the backyard of the club. It was a fun day that had the team shoveling mulch and putting together pieces of playground equipment that the kids will get to enjoy during their summer camps and after-school stays at the Boys and Girls Club.


Red Nose Day 2017: Another Chance to Show Our Funny for the Kids

R.D. Olson Construction once again showed their humorous and charitable hearts by taking part in the Red Nose Day Campaign to end childhood poverty worldwide.  Just some of the team clowning around after donating to the worthy cause.


Collins College of Hospitality Debuts Donor-Funded Renovation

calpolyAs seen in Lodging Magazine, November 16, 2016

POMONA, Calif.—Industry partners are making certain that Cal Poly Pomona’s hospitality management students are at the forefront of the profession by supporting a half-million dollar renovation at The Collins College of Hospitality Management.

The project included a total transformation of the dining room of The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch (RKR) and the upgrade of the college’s demonstration kitchen, allowing future hospitality leaders to access professional-quality facilities and equipment.

“These renovations help keep us updated in times when technology is changing so quickly. As the future comes at light speed, the ability to work with new equipment places us in front of our competition,” says hospitality management student Melissa Huang.

The renovations at the RKR were provided primarily by The Gettys Group, an international hotel architect firm, and R.D. Olson Development, a general contractor and construction management firm, specializing in hospitality, retail, and office building.

The Don and Lorraine Freeberg Foundation, a longtime supporter of the college, generously funded the $240,000 demonstration auditorium project, which was executed by Cal Poly Pomona’s Facilities Planning and Management Department. The foundation also provided the new flooring throughout the RKR.

Hospitality management student Rachel Watts adds, “Having state-of-the-art classrooms prepares us for professional jobs as we enter the industry after graduation. It means so much to know that our donors are really invested in our futures.”

Habitat for Humanity 2016

R.D. Olson Construction took part in a Habitat for Humanity Build Day on October 21st at 2238 S. Flower St. in Santa Ana to contribute to an in-progress construction job. R.D. Olson team members got to put the finishing touches on a couple of homes that had been built for a couple of very deserving families.

R.D. Olson Supports Red Nose Day 2016 to Make a Difference for Kids

R.D. Olson Construction Takes Part in Children’s Hospital Project.

R.D. Olson Construction was proud to help out Merlin’s Magic Wand Foundation and be a part of this beautifully LEGO®-themed renovation at Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA. We know this will help make many children’s stays a little brighter on their road to recovery. Read more on this story here.

Team R.D. Olson Conquers the WipeOut Run – Nov 7, 2015

R.D. Olson Construction took part in the inaugural WipeOut Run on Nov. 7th which took place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA. This 5K run challenged runners in all types of inflatable obstacles and a percentage of the proceeds went to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.  

R.D. Olson Takes Part in the Chapman 5K Run – October 3, 2015


R.D. Olson supports the Chapman University Scholarship Fund!

CANstruction 2015

Sept 5th – R.D. Olson Construction along with WATG Architects took part in the CANstruction competition which pitted design and construction firms against each other to build the best sculpture made entirely of canned foods. All the canned foods are then donated to the OC Food Bank after the sculptures remain on display from Sept 5th – Sept 26th at the South Coast Plaza and Artic locations. R.D. Olson has a prime spot outside of the Macy’s store at South Coast Plaza and hopes to win top honors. R.D. Olson Construction also wants to thank all of our subcontractors who generously donated funds to acquiring cans and monetary donations directly to the OC Food Bank…together we can help our community fight hunger!

  You can also view a time-lapse of the entire structure being built here.

Habitat for Humanity 2015

R.D. Olson Construction built its first Habitat for Humanity home on August 28th, 2015 on McFadden Avenue in Santa Ana, CA. R.D. Olson was drawn to Habitat for Humanity of Orange County as a natural fit in supporting our own community in a project that was so relevant to our expertise.


Red Nose Day to Fight Childhood Poverty

May 21, 2015 – R.D. Olson Takes Part in Inaugural Red Nose Day Campaign to Fight Childhood Poverty.

Team R.D. Olson hits Chapman University Toyota of Orange 5k run/walk! – October 11, 2014

R.D. Olson supports the Chapman University Scholarship Fund!

Wilhelm Takes ALS #IceBucketChallenge!

R.D. Olson bringing Awareness to the ALS Campaign & challenging those in the construction industry to do the same!