About Us

National Team

Behind every OLO Builders franchise owner is a team of industry leaders propelling you to success. From world-class marketing, to top drafters, to an executive team that has more than 50 collective years in the industry, the OLO National Team is 100% dedicated to your local home building business.

Meet the Leadership Team

Trent Cragun is the founder and chairman of the board of OLO Builders and has held this role since its inception. He is also owner and pioneer of the first franchise located in Cache Valley, Utah, and due to his success, he expects to add his third team in 2022. Prior to his role with OLO Builders, Trent has worked since 2009 in new residential home construction, as founder and President of Lifestyle Homes in Logan, Utah. 

Dean Anderson is CEO of OLO Builders and joined the company in April 2021. He has over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and executive management across multiple real estate disciplines including land development, residential, multifamily, commercial, mountain resort and master planned communities, and natural resources. He has extensive experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial businesses. Dean graduated with his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Natalie Nesbit is the Controller of OLO Builders and has held this role since inception. Previously she served as CFO for Lifestyle Homes, one of the leading homebuilders and development companies in Cache County, Utah; she has been in the building industry since 2007. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Utah State University and a Certified Graduate Associate with NAHB. 

Dave Karlsven is the CMO of OLO Builders and joined the company in early 2020. Prior to joining OLO, he was the VP of Marketing for the fastest growing and largest home builder in Northern Utah. Dave’s marketing strategies and plans have helped many businesses across a variety of industries achieve multi-million-dollar returns, as well as propelled several start-up companies from no revenue to multi-million-dollar businesses. Dave has also managed the rebranding and marketing activities for several construction companies. 

Beth Larchar joined the previous Lifestyle Homes in 2018 and oversaw several multifamily and single-family land developments for Lifestyle Homes. With OLO Builders, she has been instrumental in implementing new home-building software for the company. She has also been the primary content designer for the franchise knowledge transfer process including training and one-on-one coaching for new employees. Additionally, she develops processes that are critical for new franchisees to be successful, and helps the company establish an impressive presence with vendors and clients in each franchise territory.

Dwight Hansen is the Chief Growth Officer for OLO Builders and joined the company in 2020. For more than two decades Dwight served as an organizational development and culture change consultant, and during that time he served as a practice leader overseeing consulting operations covering the Western U.S., Western Canada, and Australia. He has designed the franchisee onboarding process, the knowledge transfer framework, and a world-class application-based learning process for franchisee employees. Dwight has also served as vice president of an investor education firm where he managed start-up logistics, created growth strategies, and managed hundreds of salespersons. Early in Dwight’s career he had ownership in two construction trade partner businesses.  

Matthew Bishop is the managing partner of OLO Capital, a land fund designed to secure land/lots for OLO franchises. Previously, Matthew ran an international real estate development and sales company under the Prudential real estate brand. Additionally, he was the COO of a multi-location metal fabrication production company where he developed lean manufacturing expertise.

OLO Builders’ Core Values

As stewards of the OLO Franchise business,

  • We recognize that everything we have at OLO is granted from God, now, and in our future. We are looking for partners who are not a power unto themselves, but live as there is a power greater than themselves.
  • We believe that Peace is something human beings create – not something that just happens circumstantially. We are looking for partners who have a natural disposition towards creating peace vs. contention.
  • We believe in the right to Liberty and Property. We are looking for partners who are passionate about growing a business in our free enterprise system.
  • We believe the Family is essential to society and provides meaning for living. We are looking for partners whose motivation is centered on enriching the lives of their family so they can productively contribute to their community.