Our Company

Our Mission + Values

Our mission is to constantly advance our capabilities, capacity, and culture to bring the best standard of building to more people. For over fifty years we have been dedicated to consistent quality, a strong work ethic, fostering inclusivity and teamwork, pursuing continuous improvement, and demonstrating humility. We act with the intention to not only design and assemble beautiful structures but also create work environments and relationships with each other, our clients, and community members that improve people’s lives.

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With peoples’ lives as our focus, there’s no such thing as ‘good enough;’ there’s always something we can improve.
— Tedd Benson, Founder
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A New England Tradition

There is something inherently good about designing a building that will last and evolve over time to meet the changing needs and desires in society.  We transformed the durable and honestly-crafted New England timber frame tradition by making the building process faster, more efficient, more accessible and sustainable. Our relentless drive and enthusiasm to create better building strategies define Bensonwood now and for future generations. Learn more about our history below.

Our History
Our Team

Our diverse workforce is made up of people from the many professions required to design and build our complex products. With backgrounds in architecture, timber framing, woodworking, carpentry, manufacturing, engineering, business disciplines, and more, we are proud to form one team that blends tradition and innovation. Many staff members were early additions to the company and have been here for multiple decades offering their depth of experience and dedication. As we grow, newer team members bring their passion and fresh perspectives, continually expanding our ability to achieve our mission of building more homes that matter.

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Tedd Benson

Author, Building Pioneer, Founder, and CEO of Bensonwood & Unity Homes Tedd, founder of Bensonwood (1973) and Unity Homes (2012), has devoted his life to developing a better way to build. Realizing in his youth the undeniable benefits of timber construction, Tedd was a crucial figure in the revival of timber framing in America. He was one of the founders of the Timber Framers Guild of North America (1984) and authored four books on the subject. Through the following decades, Bensonwood established itself as a creative leader in timber frame design, engineering, craftsmanship, and CAD‐CAM technology. This work has taken the company to nearly every state in the U.S. (Oklahoma is a holdout), as well as Canada, England, and Japan.

Today, Bensonwood continues that forward thinking and leadership, not only pioneering the use of Mass Timber and CLT’s in buildings large and small but also turning their focus towards the development of new systems, processes, logistics and technology that focus on making high performance and sustainable homes the industry norm. To that end, Tedd went on to found Unity Homes, a brand of Bensonwood, and recently developed a state of the art manufacturing facility in Keene, NH. This facility is one of only a few of its kind in the entire country. Tedd is a nationally known speaker and presenter and is the recipient of many awards, including an honorary doctorate from Unity College, and most recently, The Granite State Award in recognition of his statewide and national influence on best building practices.

Today, we have more than 100 people working toward one common goal: to create better homes and commercial structures for a more fulfilling living experience today, and a future that is sustainable for generations.