About Us

Mark Olival, is the sole owner and craftsman of Olival’s Custom Woodworking.  Mark retired from the US Air Force in 1990 and from the Federal Government in 2006.  He started making shadowboxes (awards cases) in the late 1980’s while working in the Pentagon.  The demand for his high quality, handmade shadowboxes grew into the business he runs today.
Mark prides himself on the fact that he personally makes each shadowbox to maintain the highest-quality; the signature mark of his shadowboxes.  All his shadowboxes are made from genuine oak and walnut.
Mark also is a state-of-the-art Laser Engraver.  He does all the engraving, layouts and mounting to best showcase your medals, awards etc.  He also provides Photo Laser engraving, where he can laser a photo onto a wooden plaque.  
Since 2001 the Army Times Newspaper has used Olival’s Custom Woodworking’s BIG HOUSE shadowbox for their annual awards event.  See Senator John McCain doing the presentations in 2001 and 2002 under the SERVICEMEN OF THE YEAR TAB.
Olival’s Custom Woodworking is an accredited member of the Washington, DC. Better Business Bureau.    In addition to his BBB Accreditation, Mark’s high-quality work and outstanding customer support and satisfaction can be verified by reading his numerous customers’ testimonials.
Call Mark at (800-650-9865) to discuss your project – he will be more than glad to assist in any way he can.