Who We Are
We work to leave the world better than we found it.
We are Olsson, a nationally recognized, employee-owned engineering and design firm with a rich history of success.
Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.
Our most important asset is our people, and we are dedicated to an environment where we continue to learn, grow, and thrive. This entrepreneurial spirit has made us successful and will keep us successful.
The result? Inspired people. Amazing designs. And projects with purpose. A win-win for all.
We exist first and foremost for our employees.
Our people work throughout the United States and have a reputation for doing quality work. We’ve been ranked every year since 2018 in the top 100 design firms based on Engineering News-Record’s national list.
And we’re just getting started. As we grow, we’re looking for people just like us – purpose-driven, passionate, and talented individuals who value collaboration and personal accountability, and who strive to make our communities better.
We are more than engineers and designers.
We’re experts who build solutions, generate ideas, and create designs that improve the world around us. We provide purposeful solutions to everything we do.
Dating all the way back to our beginning in 1956, Olsson has a long history of giving.
John E. Olsson, our founder, established a legacy of serving others through the giving of our time, talents, and resources. We honor Mr. Olsson’s legacy by giving back to our communities every day.
We opened for business in 1956, when John E. Olsson first hung out his shingle.
Since then, we’ve grown from a one-man shop to more than 1,700 employees running 30 offices across nine states.
We’ve been around for more than 65 years because our clients’ best interests are always top-of-mind. Our clients chose to work with us because they want to partner with people who understand their specific challenges, and who tailor solutions to meet their specific needs.
Great employees. Client focused. Collaborative approach.
Talk about a winning formula.See How it all started