Buddy Olen – Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Facilitator

A Partner in Windridge Olen Exports, Buddy Olen could be called an entrepreneur extraordinaire but that description would be inadequate to describe his approach to life and his accomplishments.  Buddy is an adventurer and explorer who has a talent for taking those varied experiences and translating them into a variety of successful enterprises.

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale Buddy is a U.S. citizen and also a legal resident of The Bahamas by virtue of his property development and investments made in the islands. He and his partner Kathleen Windridge have over a quarter century of experience living and doing business in The Bahamas. They own property in the islands, have developed exclusive estate properties, built a marina and an airstrip, managed private yachts and most importantly, have developed an expansive network of resource providers that make life in the Bahamas as close to Paradise as it comes.

Buddy’s background includes:

  • Global contracting since 1971 including Olen Estates in The Bahamas
  • Licensed USCG 100 Ton Captain
  • Licensed commercial multi-engine pilot
  • Real estate development of luxury residences across Florida
  • General Manager of Windridge Yacht Charters serving Miami and NYC
  • Active in charitable and political fund raising
  • NASDS/NAUI SCUBA certification
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Founder/owner MyUSshopnship.com shipping solution for international customers

Buddy’s membership includes:

  • Builders Association of South Florida
  • Florida Home Builders Association
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

An expert in Bahamian government protocols, permits and customs, Buddy can expedite the often confusing and sometimes frustrating challenges that may confront international visitors and businesses alike.

Put Buddy’s expertise to work for you today.