About Us

Nordic Builders was founded in 1987 by a father and son team, Johan and Allan Koiva. Johan, a structural and civil engineer held positions in Connecticut as the City of Hartford’s Chief Engineer, and the State of Connecticut as Chief Engineer. Upon his retirement, Johan formed a partnership with Allan with the goal of designing and building quality custom homes in this area. Johan shared his engineering expertise and Allan as a graduate of the University of Connecticut, his business economics and civil engineering experience.

As the company grew and sales increased, Allan’s wife, Liz joined the team in 1995 and Nordic Builders has expanded continuously since then. Liz is also a graduate from the University of Connecticut with a BA and an MBA from the University of Hartford. Liz serves as the 2nd Vice President for the Homebuilders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut Board of Directors and Vice Chairman for the HBRA Charitable Foundation Board of Directors. As a licensed real estate broker for Nordic Builders Realty, Liz is also able to provide her services to work with our customers in selling their existing home if they are planning to move.

Allan and Liz have resided in Tolland for 33 years, raising three children. Today Nordic Builders remains a family run business which includes their son John who manages the excavation, septic installation and exterior worksites. Nordic Builders works closely with local subcontractors, most of who live in Tolland County and are proud to have them be part of their team.

Nordic Builders prides themselves in the design and construction of custom homes, condominiums and townhomes. As licensed septic installers, Nordic can provide many services to you from installing new septic systems, repairing systems, excavation and drainage work of all types, foundations holes and complete site development.

Nordic Builders of Tolland, LLC is licensed and registered as a New Home Construction Contractor (#000165)  in the State of Connecticut; and is member of the National Association of Home Builders and HBRA of Central Connecticut.

 Award Winner!

  • 2016 HOBI – Best Custom Home, Northern Connecticut under 3000 sq ft
  • 2014 HOBI – Best Custom Home, Tolland
  • 2013 HOBI – Best Tolland County Spec Home under $500,000, Windswept Farms
  • 2013 HOBI – Community Service Award, General Contractor for new home for severely injured veteran
  • 2013 HOBI – HBRA of Central Connecticut Builder of the Year
  • 2013 – Building Homes for Heroes Builder of the Year
  • 2011 HOBI – Best Affordable Townhome, Miller Farms, Manchester
  • 2009 HOBI – Best Hartford County Custom Home, 5000-6000 sq ft