Bolster was founded by Fraser Patterson and Anna Karp. When he was sixteen years old, Fraser was a carpenter's apprentice in Edinburgh. Witnessing a renovation nightmare firsthand, he began to think about how the home renovation process was broken.....and how it needed to be fixed.
20 years later, equipped with an education in pure mathematics and physics, coupled with his hands-on experience as a carpenter, general contractor, educator, entrepreneur, and executive in the renovation and construction industries, Fraser and his co-founder Anna developed a solution to radically transform the remodeling process.
In 2009, their solution beat The Home Depot and other big corporations in a competition held by the Mexican government. The competition was an effort to make the remodeling process in Mexico less risky so the nation's largest mortgage lender could begin offering home improvement loans. Today, their startup, OnisVida, has delivered thousands of projects all across Mexico in partnership with the country's leading banks.
In 2013, Fraser and Anna moved to the U.S. to launch Bolster.