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 was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Hartford County Home Builders Association. In addition as a licensed realtor, Liz is able to provide her services to work with our customers in selling an existing home if they are planning a move.

Allan and Liz have resided in Tolland for over 26 years, raising three children.  Today, Nordic Builders remains a family run business which includes their son, John. Nordic 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) and a Home Improvement Contractor (#0622094) in the State of Connecticut; and is member of the National Association of Home Builders and the Hartford County Home Builders Association.

HBA of Connecticut, Inc. HOBI Award Winner!


Nordic Builders won the 2009 – Best Custom Home 5000-6000 sq in Hartford County for a custom home built in Tolland, CT

and this year the 2011 – Best Affordable Townhome for our townhomes at Miller Farms in Manchester, CT.