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About Us

Steve Olafsen, President

Steve started Olafsen Building & Remodeling in 1987 and has been building, renovating, and restoring custom and historic homes ever since.  Passions include building and landscape design, as well as running, skiing, cycling, and coaching.

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With 25+ years in business, Olafsen Building & Remodeling, Inc. is a fully insured design-build general contractor. We pride ourselves on providing a thoughtful, balanced approach to all projects from beginning to end. 

Whether you use our in-house designs or bring in your own architect, we ensure quality craftsmanship every step of the way, in any design you choose. 

What our clients are saying:  

New home client [Sandwich, NH]: 

"I really enjoyed working with you on our house.  It looks great and feels really well made.  You have good employees and subs and I wouldn't have expected everyone to be so helpful!"

Home restoration client [Squam Lake, NH]: 

"This is to put on record how much I appreciate the fine work you guided and accomplished in renovating my Ice House on Squam Lake.  It was not an easy task granting the limited space available, but you achieved an efficient use of space that also managed to maintain an openness surprising to all beholders. The finish work is beautiful.  All the workmen you selected for the job were not only skilled but like you, fun to work with.  I also want to point out your prompt fairness, flexibility, and knowledgeable efficiency about plans, materials, and billing which made the job far easier than is often the case."

Historic Restoration 

The OBR office is filled with references on New England architecture and building techniques, and we've studied evolution of building styles, materials, and tools. All this is to say that we know how to keep a historic home historic while adapting it for your modern needs. 

We value the integrity and character of an old building, and will work with you to ensure it lives on for another 200 years. 

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