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The Ellingson Difference

We know what’s on the line. Your bottom line. Your reputation. Your future. With this much at stake, you need a partner who’s got your back. Someone with the foresight and the experience to address problems before they even arise. Someone with the know-how and the can-do to deliver a seamless project—from ideation and design through completion and beyond.

We partner with leading companies across the nation and within diverse industries to deliver end-to-end solutions for complex water, distribution, utility and infrastructure management projects. Whatever the job, we thrive on the projects others shy away.

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Our Vision

To be the industry leader in innovative construction solutions that provide value to our customers.

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Our Mission

To partner with our customers to provide sustainable, safe, and technology-driven construction projects that lower risk and maximize value.

A Third Generation, Family-Owned Company with 21st Century Ideas

We’re a family-owned business rooted in a rock-solid commitment to delivering on our promises. From the largest projects, down to the smallest detail, we promise to deliver on-time, on-budget and ahead of your expectations. And we do it every time. On every project. For every client.

See how we put our ideas and values into action.

Our History

  • Ellingson 1970

    Ellingson Drainage is founded, installing concrete and clay tile with a wheel trencher in West Concord, MN.

  • Ellingson 1971

    Purchase a laser-guided high speed trencher for tile installation – and permanently changed from clay and concrete drainage tile to longer lasting, higher quality plastic drainage tile.

  • 1976

    Purchase our first tile plow – and transitioned from installing tile using the trenching method to installing tile using the plowing method.

  • Ellingson 1979

    Notice of Incorporation and expand from 1 machine to 2 machines.

  • Ellingson 1989

    Invest in first computerized mapping system, AutoCAD design system and a Total Station – leading to more efficient and more accurate maps and designs.

  • Ellingson 1996

    Begin offering utility construction services.

  • Ellingson 1999

    Re-brand as Ellingson Companies and purchase our first directional drilling machine to install first commercial septic project.

  • Ellingson 2001

    Expand and open a new office in the Red River Valley.

  • Ellingson 2003

    Installs first gas line utilizing the plowing method.

  • Ellingson 2006

    Starts installing tile projects exclusively by GPS coordination.

  • Ellingson 2008

    Opens 18,400 square foot Red River Valley facility in Harwood, ND.

  • Ellingson 2010

    Expands services and offers pipe relining with the advanced Cured in Place Pipe technology.

  • Ellingson 2012

    Adds large diameter directional drill to fleet.

  • Ellingson 2013

    Expands services to provide Infrastructure Assessments and management.

  • Ellingson Companies

    Added 45,000 square feet to the West Concord office.

  • Ellingson Companies

    Rebrands all business groups under one name: Ellingson. Aligns strategy, mission and vision across all business groups for future growth.

  • Ellingson - DTD

    Acquires Direct Technology Drilling (DTD) Adding industry-leading environmental remediation capabilities to growing portfolio of trenchless construction services.

  • Ellinson 50 Years

    Turns 50! Celebrates 50th company anniversary by toasting to the three generations of history and clear vision for the future.

  • 1970

    Today we employ over 300 exceptional individuals and serve customers nationwide.

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