History

Since 1917, when “Olson the Plumber” used his three-wheeled motorcycle to begin his Colorado Springs plumbing and heating company and serve the needs of local residents, Olson Plumbing & Heating Co. has grown to become one of the largest residential and commercial plumbing, heating, and mechanical contracting companies along Colorado’s Front Range.

Over the years, A.E. Olson continued to work for Spencer Penrose on various projects throughout Colorado Springs, and more than 60 years later, Olson Plumbing & Heating Co. collaborated on the renovation of Spencer Penrose’s residence, El Pomar.

In the early years, Olson’s worked with Spencer Penrose at the Broadmoor and was even recommended by Mr. Penrose to do the City Auditorium in 1922 and the new La Junta, CO hospital in 1927.

Although ownership of the company was later transferred from Olson to M. Keith Trapp, it continued to bear the Olson name. Throughout the ownership by the Trapp family, the company has been involved in many projects that helped characterize Colorado Springs, such as: Penrose/St. Francis Hospital, CS Fine Arts Center, El Paso County Court House, Compassion International, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Audubon Medical Center, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Penrose Library District, Ramtron International, Penrose Equestrian Center, Memorial Hospital, Colorado College, and many more.

The Trapp family still owns Olson Plumbing & Heating Co. In fact, five generations of the Trapp family have contributed to the company’s success by incorporating the latest product developments while maintaining a commitment to customer service and high standards second to no one.

As Colorado Springs has grown from a tourist destination to an economy which is driven primarily by the military, the high-tech industry, and tourism, Olson Plumbing & Heating has kept pace with this growth by adding a state of the art 10,000 square foot Industrial Fabrication facility, as well as a 4,500 square foot Class 100 Clean Room. This allows Olson the ability to manufacture components for semi-conductor, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and dairy industries, as well as complete large diameter piping systems for industrial and/or commercial facilities. We are a complete fabrication facility and can handle any and every form of piping.

At heart, we are still a Colorado Springs plumbing and heating company dedicated to serving the needs of our community, and the front range as best we can. If you need help with a project involving plumbing, HVAC and/or utility work, our entire team is ready to respond quickly. Contact us today to work with a company with almost 100 years of serving this community and state.