About Us

our values

We believe great building is rooted in integrity.

Relationships Built on Trust and Respect
Your satisfaction is the true measure of our success. As we weigh our financial and management decisions, we take each BOLT stakeholder into account – creating a culture of honesty and inclusivity.

Craftsmanship Enamored with Detail
We consistently shape each project into a home that reflects the pride, quality, and precision of our construction practices – giving you a living space that creates a lasting impression.

Quality Driven by Control
We leverage our deep experience in large-scale project management to deploy project controls that create transparent schedules, cost analysis, and risk mitigation – and we do it with a consistent focus on maximizing potential.

our story

The path to BOLT’s formation was laid with an intentional balance of study and experiential learning, leading to a unique depth of perspective on the complexities of construction and building process – and on the tools needed to navigate them.

As so many of us experience, a willingness to fall is often what allows us to reach great heights. Long before our launch, we set out to methodically master the structures, procedures, and processes we would need in order to launch our vision. We were vulnerable. We stumbled. We asked questions. But above all, we pushed forward with steadfast determination, always focused on one vital element – quality.

Our path began by studying the construction and building process – and the cornerstones of relationship building. We transitioned into small business to acquire critical skills in procedure development, operational accounting, and team leadership. We then grew into managing large-scale construction projects to master the implementation of strict project control measures. And we continuously nurtured partnerships to build a holistic team of expert support.

It was then that BOLT was ready to be formed – grounded in precise execution and a people-centric approach. We officially launched in 2016, and today we connect with clients that seek stylish craftsmanship they can trust and luxury they can feel. Partners that thrive when working alongside a responsible builder.

And most importantly, we are guided, both personally and professionally, by an understanding that everything is interconnected. Your community is our community, and the authenticity of our relationships is paramount. Our team develops homes that we ourselves would be proud to raise our families in – and we remain actively engaged with local groups that preserve our waterways, protect our wildlife, and provide financial education for our youth.

We are BOLT. Designed with purpose – built on quality.

our process

We believe in the details – not the shortcuts.

Annual Planning

We allocate focused time to evaluate and calibrate our approach to account for ever-shifting market conditions, enabling us to consistently develop high-quality properties and maximize our investors’ IRR. After identifying the intended development sites within our target asset classes, we align project schedules to fully optimize our available resources. Our continuous monitoring management supports the steady refinement of our internal processes to achieve production scalability.

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Invest in GROWTH

BOLT’s quality-driven outcomes create a uniquely positioned opportunity to invest in high-yield real estate assets located within appreciating and transit-oriented areas of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Our multi-disciplinary team brings the depth of experience necessary to navigate complex transactions and consistently produce a competitive IRR for our investors. All BOLT assets are repositioned by employing rigorous feasibility analyses, strict project controls, and extensive risk mitigation.

Integrity is our foundation – protecting and growing your capital is our priority.

INVEST WITH BOLT

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working with us

Exceptional results stem from strong relationships. BOLT collaborates with select architects, engineers, surveyors, and contractors who seek quality at every turn.

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Join Our Team

It’s more than a job at BOLT. It’s a culture of inclusion, integrity, and connection. We seek talented people with diverse and fresh perspectives who are ready to join a high-growth company.

Work with us.

Meet our team

Construction operations is not a single member business. In order to achieve great success, a team must execute in a cohesive fashion so the plan comes to realization. Each member provides unique skills and talents, and the totality of team members’ contributions are essential to our collective performance. It’s imperative to success that we create together.

The recipe is quite simple. Ambition, freedom, and care are the characteristics we demand out of our team. Ambition is our action. Freedom is our opportunity to try things differently as individuals. Care is the consideration of the people we work with and the product we produce. The result is perfection.
Let’s produce together.

JUSTIN OLEWACK​

PRESIDENT

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Justin Olewack is the President and CEO of BOLT. He has overseen $250M+ in construction projects in the Washington metro area over the past 18 years. He has a successful track record as a strong operator that emphasizes meticulous planning and expert execution. He has expanded his businesses by constantly implementing meaningful project controls that proceduralized operations for optimal project success. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business where he majored in Entrepreneurship. He participates actively in Junior Achievement in Prince George County, MD and is an active member in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, two daughters, and newborn son. If he's not having fun working on the business, he's near the water with the family.

KEVIN MCLISTER

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Kevin McLister is a Production Manager at Bolt. He brings extensive home building experience in the residential production building space, focusing on new construction of single family and townhomes. He has great history of working through all phases of construction and enjoys the challenge of problem solving in real time. He focuses on the client/builder relationship to provide the best experience possible for our clients. Kevin graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in Finance. Kevin is happily married to his wife, Noel, and is a proud father to his son, George. In his free time he likes to be with his family and friends, play sports, go to the beach, and chip away at his honey-do list.

Ginette "Gigi" Dresser

OFFICE MANAGER & COORDINATOR 

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Ginette “Gigi” Dresser is the Project Coordinator for BOLT. She handles the compilation of all project specifications and selections. She works closely with our clients and project managers to deliver accurate detailed project information for the production team. In her past career she worked in financial management for real estate developers, home builders, and government contractors. This has taught her how to gather information and reconcile it with a checks and balance system which is undeniably important with project specifications and selections. She’s known for diving deep into the details; and once unraveled a fraudulent landscaper stealing materials and a government employee embezzling large sums of money. Ask her about it! She resides in Rockville, MD and participates at the Rockville Senior Center to host Bingo parties for the patrons. She loves to exercise and spend time in Florida with her grandkids.

Chris Hayzlett

Director of Sales

Chris Hayzlett and Director of Sales here at Bolt Builders. He came to BOLT with an extensive background in sales and customer service. Chris is responsible for expanding current operations while ensuring the best possible customer experience throughout the entire process. He grew up in Bethesda, MD, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and moved back to Rockville, MD where he currently lives with his wife, Maribeth. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing sports, and traveling.

DUSTIN WINCE

LEAD ESTIMATOR

Dustin Wince comes from a background in customer service and management. Before Joining Bolt, he was a PGA Professional. Now in the Estimator role at Bolt, Dustin will be using all of the skills he has learned working across the country in the service industry to ensure every customer receives the best experience possible with Bolt Builders. He grew up in the Northern Virginia area before going to Campbell University and graduating with a Business Administration degree. Along with his hobby of golf, Dustin enjoys fly fishing, working on cars, and spending time with his wife Jessica and their dog Palmer. When not on a golf course or in a river, you can find him working on home improvement projects with Jessica in their Round Hill, VA home.

PAUL WALHOUT

SITE SUPERINTENDENT

Paul Walhout is a Site Superintendent at BOLT. He has been remodeling homes for over 30 years now and has worked in all phases of construction- masonry concrete, stone work, siding, roofing, trim, window installation, electrical, plumbing, framing, cabinets and trim carpentry. For the past 15 years, Paul has been a lead carpenter and project manager working on homes of all ages and sizes- 200 years old to brand new. When Paul isn’t on a job site, he enjoys the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing. He and his wife spend as much time as they can with their kids who live in the Shenandoah Valley. Paul is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and is an active member of his church parish.

ELISEO "ELI" FLORES

PROJECT MANAGER

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DANIEL SALOME

ASSISTANT SITE SUPERINTENDENT

Daniel Salome is an assistant site superintendent at BOLT. He started working for BOLT in the summer of 2021 on weekends doing fleet management. Upon high school graduation he decided that he would enter the trades to gain an understanding of construction and strive to become an expert in the field. Today Daniel oversees vendor and material coordination and assists the lead carpenters with installations for his projects. He currently resides in Alexandria, VA with his five siblings and parents. In his free time he likes to entertain with his family and friends and loves a good barbecue!

JUAN SOLIS

LEAD CARPENTER

With over 15 years of construction experience, both in residential and commercial, Juan Solis is a lead carpenter with BOLT Builders. Juan oversees our carpentry installations in the field. He is an expert carpenter with an emphasis on window and door, drywall, millwork, and interior finish installations. Juan is very dedicated to the #BOLTquality and craftsmanship our company prides itself on. He plays an integral part in the construction of your home and all our projects. He enjoys learning about different building projects and proper installation techniques. Juan currently resides in Hyattsville, MD with his wife and two children. He is a dedicated family man and treats his clients and team members with the utmost respect. In his free time, he loves spending time with family and eating authentic tacos (he knows all of the best spots to dine around DC!).