Michael Bartolone, President and Founder of Olympia Development Companies, believes in home building that makes sense. He strives to blend the classic architectural styles of yesteryear that is his heritage with the responsible building practices of today.

Michael grew up with a love for home building. A native of Orange County, NY, he began to learn the trade from his grandfather Peter M. Olympia Sr. Olympia was one of the first home builders/developers in Orange County, New York. Operating a very successful home-building business from the 1930’s to the 1970’s, he was one of the earliest builders of neighborhoods in the area. Today, Michael recognizes his grandfather’s memory, success, and commitment to families by naming Olympia Development Companies in his honor.

Before striking out on his own, Michael worked for more than 20 years for builders of large-scale for sale residential and rental apartment communities, as well as high-end residential homes in the New York tri-state area. Michael served as Chief Operating Officer for Valhalla-based Ginsburg Development. While there, he helped the company earn Professional Builder Magazine’s Diamond Award, a national award recognizing outstanding homeowner satisfaction.

Michael also served as project manager for Avalon Bay Communities in Wilton, CT and The Baker Companies in Pleasantville, NY. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from Florida International University in Miami.

As President and Founder of Olympia Development Companies, Michael is committed to providing clients with quality service and a quality work to ensure their complete satisfaction whether the firm is the builder or serving as the general contractor on a project.


Throughout his career, Michael has led teams that have received numerous awards for their achievements in home building. Among them are:

National Association of Home Builders
BALA (Best in American Living Award) Gold:
-Best Suburban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community
-Best Amenity/Facility 10,001 SF+
-Best Smart Growth Community up to/including 150 units-
-Best Attached Home

NAHB 2005 Best of Seniors Award:
-Best Home Over 4,000 SF
-Community Design Award
-Honorable Mention: Best Attached Home in Nation
-2X Winner Best in Middle Atlantic Region
-Merit Award: Best Community in Nation

Home Builders’ Association of Connecticut
HOBI (Home Building Industry) Awards:
-Best Special Purpose Room: Library
-Best Attached Home 2,000 – 3,000 SF
-Best Sales Office
-Real Estate Exchange Best Impact on State of CT
-Real Estate Exchange Award of Excellence
-Attached Active Adult Community
-Best Attached Active Adult Home
-Grand Award: Community of the Year
-Best Multi-Family Home over 2,000 SF
-Best Multi Family Home under 2,000 SF
-Best Multi-Family Community over 20 homes
-Special Recognition: Best Single Family 2,000 – 3,000 SF
-Special Recognition: Creative Site Development
-Special Recognition: Best Cluster Community