Born and raised in London, England, John was brought up in a construction family with his father being a long tenured employee of one of the UK’s oldest and prestigious construction companies. After completing an indentured City and Guilds of London apprenticeship and 5 years at the University of Essex, he spent 10 years working in many of the well-known financial and world renowned buildings in the City of London. He then spent some time travelling various countries of the world until he joined Olivewood in 1992.
He quickly established himself in many functions — estimator, project manager, superintendent and vice president. He then continued to develop his skills working for another high end residential builder in San Francisco before returning to Olivewood as company President. John has over 30 years of experience in construction and electrical services, including commercial and public works projects in the United Kingdom. He has extensive knowledge of the bay area’s unique high end building climate and is known for his exceptional management techniques which embraces a collaborative team-relationship with architectural colleagues and clients in the community.
John is married to Georgianna and has three children, Grace, Harry and Eleanor.
Born and raised in Denmark, Thomas completed 3.5 years as an apprentice carpenter at a Danish trade school where he learned the technical aspects of the trade. He graduated as a journeyman carpenter in March of 1999 and then undertook a training program as part of his time serving with the Royal Danish Air Force. Thomas came to California seeking new adventures and worked various jobs including a landscape contractor, a concrete foundation company and a wood flooring business. Thomas was then hired as a carpenter for Moroso Construction and was very quickly promoted to running projects as a site superintendent.
In July 2005 Thomas acquired his California State General Contractors License.
After 11 enjoyable years with Moroso Thomas’s longtime dream of starting his own construction business has come true and together with his partner John they have revived what was once Olivewood Builders. Thomas runs site operations for the company and brings his hands own brand of construction supervision to each project.
Thomas is married to Rashida and they have two boys Micah and Seth.