About Us

Benson-Orth General Contractors is the leading design/build general contractor in the state of Minnesota. We invite you to get to know us better!

Our History

Founded in 1969 by Ken Benson and Bob Orth, Benson-Orth has become a leading design/build general contractor in the state of Minnesota.

Humble Beginnings

In the fall of 1969, 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 basement 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 four 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, motels, and heavy manufacturing buildings. Projects range from small additions (5,000 SF) to large, new corporate facilities (400,000 SF) and everything in between. Read more about our projects.

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 position 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 four 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.


What sets us apart from the pack? The synergy of four decades of expertise combined with the personable, results-oriented way we do business.

45 Years of Excellence

We’ve been in business long enough to have client relationships that span generations. Over four decades of tried-and-true construction experience combined with our powerful industry network mean we’re better poised than our competitors to meet marketplace challenges and deliver results that exceed expectations.

Value Engineering

Our clients know they can count on us to accomplish their project in the smartest, most efficient way possible, saving time, money and headaches. With this kind of proven track record, we're seen as a continual partner in our clients' business success.

Personal Touch

Regular “hard hat happy hours” are just one of the reasons our personal touch is our calling card. Every member of our team weighs in on each project we do - even the president of the company knows exactly what’s happening on any project at any given moment. This kind of "total involvement" is unique to our company.