Press Kit

Press Kit 2017-09-07T19:42:21+00:00



Company Leadership

Tedd Benson, Chairman, Founding Owner
Christine Benson, Founding Owner
Kevin Bittenbender, Head of Production
Chris Carbone, PE, Head of Engineering
Dennis Marcom, Head of Timber Framing
Bob Oberlander, Comptroller
Hans Porschitz, Head of Project Management & Product Delivery
Randall S. Walter, AIA, LEED AP, Head of Architecture & Design

Media Contact

Chris Carbone
Interim Marketing Director
603-756-3600 × 134

Tedd Benson’s Bio

tedd-high-rezSince 1974, Tedd Benson has been the founding owner of Bensonwood. During that time, Tedd has championed high-performance, sustainable homebuilding — always with an emphasis on innovation, quality, and social responsibility.

He and the company have been featured on a number of shows in the PBS series, This Old House, as well as Good Morning America, and the Today show. The entire 2008-2009 season of This Old House followed our Weston project — the first time TOH featured a new home. In addition, Tedd has authored four seminal books on timber framing, the first of which, Building the Timber Frame House (Scribner’s Sons, 1980, Simon & Schuster, 1995), was instrumental in the revival of this centuries-old form of building with heavy timber. In honor of Tedd’s pioneering contributions to sustainable, energy-efficient, high-performance homebuilding, Unity College, “America’s Environmental College,” asked Tedd to deliver its 2008 commencement address at its Unity, Maine, campus.

Benson received an honorary Doctorate of Environmental Sustainability from the college on May 10, 2008. Later that year, Tedd was invited to speak about “The Future of Green Building” at Greenbuild – Boston, accompanied by a panel discussion lead by This Old House TV host, Kevin O’Connor and architect, Stephen Kieran. At the 2010 Greenbuild – Chicago, Tedd received a “TOP 10” Green Building Products award for his company’s sustainable, R-35 OBPlusWall™, and spoke at the 2011 Greenbuild conference in Toronto.

In 2012, Bensonwood launched Unity Homes, a new brand of houses optimized to bring extraordinary energy performance within reach of the average homebuyer. On October 9, 2012, Unity Homes premiered its twelve architecturally and functionally diverse residences, with prices starting below $200,000.