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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.

Our Vision

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

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

  • 1970

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

  • 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.

  • 1979

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

  • 1989

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

  • 1996

    Begin offering utility construction services.

  • 1999

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

  • 2000

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

  • 2003

    Installs first gas line utilizing the plowing method.

  • 2006

    Starts installing tile projects exclusively by GPS coordination.

  • 2009

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

  • 2010

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

  • 2012

    Adds large diameter directional drill to fleet.

  • 2013

    Expands services to provide Infrastructure Assessments and management.

  • 2014

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

  • 2018

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

  • 2019

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

  • 2020

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

  • Today

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

Our Services

Our end-to-end solutions are built upon industry experience and technology-driven innovation that consistently deliver return on investment and reduced risk for our customers.

Our Values

Our core values come through in how we show up, in the way we work, in the structure of our offering, in the types of people we hire, and in the type of customers we attract.

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