Humble Beginnings

July 25, 1969, General contractor, Benson-Orth Associates was founded by partners Ken Benson and Bob Orth to offer general contracting services in the local Twin Cities community. Operations began humbly, out of the base of Ken’s home in Golden Valley, Minnesota. With Ken in charge of sales and development of commercial and industrial buildings and Bob running the field operations, the firm flourished and grew steadily for more than 20 years.

Steady Growth

In the five decades since its founding, Benson-Orth has completed hundreds of projects including, but not limited to, shopping centers, foundries, single- and multi-story office and medical buildings, auto dealerships, hotels, heavy manufacturing buildings, and multi-family/senior housing. Projects range from small additions (5,000 SF) to large, new corporate facilities (700,000 SF) and everything in between.

A New Generation

In 2009, Mike Monson became the sole owner of the company and a new generation was born. He assembled a staff of experts poised to grow the company in the business climate of the new millennium. His fresh ideas, boundless energy, and in-depth knowledge of the entire construction process ideally positioned him to grow Benson-Orth well into the future.

Continually Building Excellence

We’re proud of our premier reputation within the construction industry. We’ve earned it over five decades of building positive, lasting relationships with our subcontractors, lending institutions and other building colleagues. As our valued clients will attest, we’re committed to continually building excellence in the construction techniques we employ, the meticulous planning we execute and the stellar customer service we deliver.

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Driven by a vision of excellence in general construction, Benson-Orth promotes sustainable business growth by delivering the best construction solutions available in the marketplace today.