R.D. Olson Construction, an award-winning general contracting firm in Irvine, Calif., partnered up with TCA Architects and local subcontractors to renovate nonprofit Olive Crest’s short-term residential therapeutic home in Santa Ana. “Demo day” occurred Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 a.m.and kicked off the renovation of the 1954 home’s kitchen and living areas. Improvements will include new flooring, appliances, water heater, AC and other amenities to provide a more comfortable environment for the six young women living in the house. Founded in 1973, Olive Crest provides safe, residential facilities to house Orange County youth. R.D. Olson Construction and TCA Architects are donating their time on the project, and most materials and labor are being sponsored through the subcontractor and material supplier community.
R.D. Olson’s relationship with Olive Crest began more than 15 years ago when it took the lead in building a multi-purpose facility for families in Riverside. It has continued to provide support to this deserving nonprofit each year through holiday donations, back-to-school drives and the donation of amenities and supplies for residents to help the nonprofit further its important mission of preventing child abuse, treating and educating at-risk children and preserving families.