Meet Robb Olson of Olson-Olson ENA, Broker, Architect, Builder, TCDA Board Member, Tahoe City Business Owner, Renaissance Man and all around housing Guru.
Robb comes to Tahoe City by way of Bakersfield, California. He lived in Bakersfield for the majority of his childhood except for a short stint in Los Angeles from 3rd – 5th Grade. Robb credits both of these environments for instilling him a sense of community while exposing him to different cultures.
Robb is the son of an Architect. His Father established a successful firm in the Bakersfield area while his Mom pursued her education in many fields from eastern medicine to interior design.
Robb graduated from high school in Bakersfield and followed in his brother’s footsteps attending USC and double majoring in Fine Arts and Architecture. It was during this time he met his future wife Molly Olson. After joking back and forth about their Swedish lineage, the two realized their matching last name was too perfect of a coincidence not to explore their growing attraction to one another. They married soon after graduation and moved to Bakersfield to take apprenticeships at his father’s firm.
The two of them worked and lived in Bakersfield for the next three years working on a diversity of projects but Molly felt the pull of her hometown, Tahoe City, calling her back. Robb and Molly moved to Tahoe City and started working with her father Bruce Olson of Bruce Olson Construction. Bruce was constructive in helping them build their own architecture firm. Olson-Olson Architects was formed and by day two they were working on projects with Bruce and others on thoughtful custom projects around the area.
Robb discovered the value of providing clients with support and expertise throughout the whole process including land selection, design, and construction. The desire to offer a full-spectrum service spurred Robb to also become a Realtor and Contractor. Shortly after Robb and Molly united their services under Olson-Olson Ena (Swedish for one, unite, unify).
Olson-Olson Ena currently operates out of the Boatworks Mall recently adding a beautifully curated gallery highlighting unique goods, furniture, hardware, and art.
Outside of Olson-Olson Ena, Robb and Molly have two sons (ages 8 & 1 1/2) and one daughter (4). They enjoy raising their kids in a community with so many opportunities for them. Whatever the season, you can find the Olson’s enjoying the outdoors of Tahoe City like the playground at Commons Beach to surrounding areas like the ski slopes of Alpine Meadows. The Olson’s love Tahoe City’s access to a healthy and happy lifestyle for their entire family.
Robb’s service to the TCDA and community goes far beyond his service to the board. Robb is an active member of the community and can be found at most of the community events and gatherings. Robb feels Tahoe City, “is about the people and what they bring to the area,” and he challenges those in the community to ask themselves what they can do to help make Tahoe City the best place to Live, Work Play and Visit!