We came for the snow. We stayed for the electricity.
Mark Olsen grew up in a family of electrical contractors. In 1975, Mark and a couple of buddies are driving to the California mountains for ski season. They stop in Park City for coffee and breakfast. The resort had just opened to sunshine and freshies. After discussing their California plans with a local, the local asks: "Why on earth are you going to California? Look around you."
By the end of the day, they had a place to live, jobs and ski passes. And they never left. Mark Olsen, prospective California electrician, stays in Park City and becomes a Utah electrician. Olsen Electric was born in 1983.
After working as a journeyman electrician in Park City for several years...
Mark founded Olsen Electric in 1983. For more than 30 years, Olsen Electric’s simple white vans with the blue lettering have been a rolling testimony to the simple, no-nonsense approach taken with every project.
Mark Olsen has occasionally been referred to as the electrical whisperer.
People claim they’ve seen him walk into a room, stand there, and diagnose the problem without ever looking at the electrical system. We don’t know how he does it. And he’s not telling.
In 2001, Mark’s son Kris began working for the company.
Following in dad’s footsteps, Kris has helped to expand Olsen Electric’s range of services. Besides having 16 years experience, Kris has a fascination with new technologies and electronics. His expertise has made Olsen’s home entertainment and home automation services among the best (and most cost-effective) around.