Oliver and Blue is a sole proprietorship owned and managed by Arthur Clawson. I’ve been building and remodeling homes and businesses around the Puget Sound area for just over 20 years. I can help with most any project from foundations to finish work.
I’m the company’s sole full-time builder, so when I’m working on your project, you’ll have the strictest quality control and full attention of the owner of the company. I won’t be running back and forth between four different jobs, hoping everything is going smoothly. I see it through from beginning to end and I’m on site to make sure everything is done correctly. For any work that I don’t do personally, I have a fantastic network of subcontractors, many of whom I’ve been working with for at least a decade. The owner-as-builder model also has the benefit of the builder being involved with the estimating from the start so nothing winds up left up to interpretation or gets lost in miscommunication.
Oliver and Blue can help with most building projects you have around the home, or even outside the home. (New deck? Chicken coop? Giant floating swan? We do those.) What we work on the most are bath and kitchen remodels, although we also build small additions, dormer bump-outs, and full home remodels. We can also unstick those old, painted shut, double-hung windows.
I understand that signing a contract to have a stranger tear into your home for a silly amount of money can be nerve-wracking. Responsive, honest, open communication is key to understanding and even enjoying the process, and ensuring that you’re thrilled with the finished work. I will always be accessible to address any concerns that come up before, during, and after the course of construction. Transparent job costing is another way I keep the client in on the process. You will have access to my records, subcontractor invoices, know exactly what my mark-up is, etc. Respect for your home, including areas that shouldn’t be affected by the project, is always paramount.