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Meet The Team 2018-04-20T19:01:09+00:00
Mike Monson
Mike MonsonCEO
Mike is the owner and CEO of Benson-Orth. He has applied his project management skills with a number of large general contractors in the Twin Cities area, working in that capacity for over 30 years.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from UW-Stout with a minor in Building Construction Management. He also earned a certificate in Applied Science and Engineering from UW-Madison.

He was born and raised in the Twin Cities area. He and his wife, Terri, have two daughters and reside in Plymouth, MN.

Todd Lutgen
Todd LutgenPRESIDENT
Todd joined Benson-Orth in the summer of 1999. Todd attended Minnesota State University-Mankato where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Construction Management.

As Executive Vice President, Todd manages and leads the construction operations for Benson-Orth. He works closely with Owners and Architects throughout initial planning, cost estimating and project scheduling. Todd also works closely with each of our Benson-Orth Project Managers on all projects under construction.

Todd and his family reside in Golden Valley.

Ron Sorem
Ron SoremDIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING
Ron was born and raised in the Twin Cities area. He attended the University of Minnesota where he studied Secondary Education.

He began his construction career in residential construction in the Minnesota. He moved to Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona furthering his trade in residential before returning to Minnesota and Business Development/Marketing/Project Manager with Haymaker Construction.

In 2012 Ron joined Benson-Orth in Business Development and Marketing. One of the things he enjoys the most is the connections with people, both inside and outside of Benson-Orth.

Ron lives in Edina with his three kids – Brett, Trent and Crystal.

Our President Mike Monson has comprised a team of experts who lend years of experience as well as a personal touch to every project.

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CONTACT US TODAY FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT

Our Valuable Team Members

Maurice Britts
Maurice BrittsVP SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Maurice first joined Benson-Orth in 2007 and now has returned in 2013 as a Senior Project Manager. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Stout.

One of his favorite projects with Benson-Orth was the Hope Commons in Minneapolis. By working with the owner, architect and subcontractors to form a team, the challenges of remodeling an old hospital became minimal and costs were kept down.

Maurice enjoys spending time with family, whether watching his kids in plays or school functions or helping them with home remodeling projects. He also enjoys a nice quiet dinner with his wife. In the summer, when schedules allow, you can find Maurice out playing golf.

Rusty Williams
Rusty WilliamsSENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Rusty joined the Benson-Orth team in 2015. Rusty attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

As Senior Project Manager, Rusty leads project teams in multi-family housing, medical facilities, office warehouse, and schools. He works with subcontractors and suppliers to establish project budgets and schedules.

Rusty and his wife live in Scandia, where he is forever working on a list of projects. His daughter also attends UW Stout.

Kirk Moleski
Kirk MoleskiPROJECT MANAGER
Kirk joined Benson-Orth at the end of 2016 as Project Manager. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

With over 30 years of construction experience, Kirk is well versed in all aspects of construction. From preliminary design to final completion, Kirk has overseen it all. The key component to a successful project is by working as a Team with the owner, architect, and subcontractors.

Kirk and his wife reside in Maple Grove. His three children are spread out across the country (Virginia, Colorado, and Minnesota). In his spare time, Kirk enjoys working on his countless home remodeling projects, spending time with family, golfing, and FaceTiming his two little granddaughters in Virginia.

Rusty Hunter
Rusty Hunter PROJECT MANAGER
Rusty joined the Benson-Orth team in 2016. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stout – Menomonie, WI with a Major in Business Management and a Minor in Construction Management.

As Project Manager at Benson-Orth, Rusty leads projects in multi-family housing, hotel, retail, medical facilities, office, and industrial/warehouse. He works with our subcontractors and suppliers to establish project budgets and schedules. He is actively involved in day-to-day communication, subcontractor management while working closely with our job superintendents.

Bob Voronyak
Bob Voronyak SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Craig Buszmann
Craig Buszmann SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Craig started working at Benson-Orth August 1st, 2017.
More information on Craige and bio coming soon.
Tim Johnson
Tim JohnsonVICE PRESIDENT FIELD OPERATIONS
Tim began his career with Benson-Orth in 2006. He is a Wayzata High School grad and holds his degree from North Hennepin Trades School. He also holds a certificate for OSHA 10.

Tim enjoys the close relationships he forms as he completes each project at Benson-Orth. “When you work closely together, everyone cares about the project and are willing to help each other.” Going the extra mile is why Tim’s clients enjoy working with him time and time again.

Tim and his wife, Mary, enjoy remodeling their own home, spending time with their three children and grandchildren and listening to Grandpa play his guitar.

Andrew Osterheim
Andrew OsterheimPROJECT MANAGER
Nick Erickson
Nick EricksonPROJECT MANAGER
Missy Wheat
Missy Wheat CONTROLLER
Courtney Monson
Courtney MonsonOFFICE-PROJECT COORDINATOR
Courtney started at Benson-Orth in 2013 and is our Office-Project Coordinator.
Her daily responsibilities include keeping our PM’s in check – assisting with invoicing, schedules, files, prints, organizes, researchers, submits, and company communication.

Courtney is a lifetime learner who is always seeking her next challenging opportunity.
She enjoys working out, running and playing hockey. She enjoys coffee and red wine…just NOT together.

When not at work, Courtney loves spending time with family and friends. If time allows, she’ll curl up on the couch with a favorite classic movie.

Terry Halleckson
Terry Halleckson SAFETY AND QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER
Cell: 612-695-3085
Brian Windschitl
Brian WindschitlPROJECT SUPERINTENDENT
Brian grew up in Chaska and attended St. Paul Technical College where he received a technical degree. After mastering the art of carpentry, he decided to make the move to project supervision in 1980. In 1995, he joined the Benson-Orth team as a project superintendent and has since been involved in all types of commercial projects.

Brian completed the construction of a new Walgreens at Rice Street and County Road C in Roseville, MN, and the second store for Total Hockey in Minnetonka, MN. He also managed a new Walgreens store in St. Michael, MN.

Brian and his wife, Billie, live in Chanhassen and travel often to Chicago to visit their two grandchildren. When Brian isn’t working or visiting with family in Chicago, he enjoys hunting, fishing and working on the “Chain Gang” for the Minnetonka Skippers football games.

Larry Demos
Larry DemosPROJECT SUPERINTENDENT
Larry began his career with Benson-Orth in 2008. He has a Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota and has been in the construction field for 30+ years.
Larry loves the “hands-on” approach of building – he has no qualms being tired and dirty at the end of the day!
While Larry enjoys the challenges of day-to-day construction, his greatest thrill in life is his three children.

When not at work, Larry enjoys playing hockey on the weekends with his son and running the lakes with his daughters. Both activities keep him feeling young and happy!
Larry also loves travel.

Mark Stowe
Mark Stowe PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT
Mark has over 25 years of experience managing all aspects of commercial construction. As Project Superintendent at Benson-Orth, Mark will manage, supervise and schedule the subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors on the project. He is responsible for quality assurance and overall schedule on-site and will work closely with the project management team.
Matt Nelson
Matt NelsonPROJECT SUPERINTENDENT
Matt started at Benson-Orth in 2016, as a Project Superintendent. He attended Alexandria Technical College and has his degree in Carpentry. He has over 12 years of experience in the construction industry and as a Trim Carpenter.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time up north at his lake cabin, hunting, playing hockey and working on woodworking projects.

 Pete Olson
Pete OlsonPROJECT SUPERINTENDENT
Pete came from Walgreens and has a lot history working on the remodels of Walgreen’s. Since joining Benson-Orth in 2013, Pete has been our superintendent on Walgreen remodels, Eastwood Ridge Apartments in Rochester, and is currently on Minnesota Teen & Adult Challenge – Women’s residence in Rochester, Minn.
Randy Lusk
Randy Lusk PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT
Ben ThielPROJECT SUPERINTENDENT
Matt BlomquistPROJECT SUPERINTENDENT

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