Snoqualmie Valley Record


Ready for the job: North Bend's Ty Olson is 'Best Handyman'

March 27, 2013 · 4:53 PM

Ty Olson / Courtesy photo

Repeating as the top choice in the “Best Handyman” category this year, North Bend’s Ty Olson is a modern-day craftsman.

“One of my favorite things is finish-work, just the details, and getting it all right,” he says, talking about his eight years in business as Ty’s Handyman Service.

Olson, a Valley resident all his life, basically grew up doing remodels, first with his father, who worked in general construction well into his 70s, and then later, with various larger companies.

He decided to get his own general contractor’s license about eight years ago and become independent, choosing his projects more cautiously as he “got older and smarter,” he says. Today, that means fewer roof jobs, but he still does lots of home repairs. He works at his own pace, and takes full responsibility for the job.

“People say I’m really meticulous about my work,” he says. One reason for that is “I don’t want to come back in five years!” Another is a guiding principle he’s held throughout his life, including his 15 years as a commercial potter, throwing clay on a wheel: “The difference between a good job and a bad job is not that much time.”

Olson has a long list of customers and also receives referrals from Angie’s List, so free time is hard for him to find, but he’s OK with that.

“I do like to stay busy,” he says. “What else am I going to do, work around the house?”

Call Ty’s Handyman Service at (425) 888-1289.


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