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Ellingson 50th Anniversary

West Concord, Minn. Ellingson is an independent water- and infrastructure-management company providing safe, technology-driven construction planning, design and installation services. Working across agricultural fields and construction sites to oil fields and wind farms, the company is driven to deliver solutions that push the limits of what’s possible for their clients, all while having the same customer-focused values and work ethic it was founded upon 50 years ago.

“I can’t say enough about the dedication our employees have given to the Ellingson family,” said Derrik Ellingson, Ellingson vice president. They always knuckle down and get the work done that we have been so blessed to install for our customers.”

As the company reflects on its journey over the last 50 years, there is no better time to also celebrate its customers, both large and small, and the local community as they have helped build the business to become what it is today.

Ellingson saw the West Concord Memorial Park Project as a perfect opportunity to give back to the community. The project involves upgrading and improving the park with an ADA accessible pool house along with a new slide, walking path, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, and an ice rink. With five decades of experience in the construction business Ellingson was able to oversee and manage the entire project from start to finish. With overwhelming assistance and support from the community and other businesses Ellingson supplied equipment, countless hours of labor and a match cash donation to bring this community project to life.

In Harwood, Ellingson installed a subsurface water management system at Farm in the Dell to improve the farm’s subsoil so the company can continue to raise quality produce and provide a place of employment for people with disabilities.

“Our loyal customer base, appetite to expand our services within our own footprint and our ability to find new strategic growth areas outside of what we’ve traditionally done has fueled our growth from day one,” said Roger Ellingson, Ellingson president and chief executive officer.

The company’s roots date back to 1970 when it focused on the design and installation of farm drainage projects, a space where it has since become an industry leader. Over the next 20+ years Ellingson worked on streamlining this “Design – Build” concept even before it became a mainstream construction term. In its first 30 years, the company experienced significant growth, both in size and diversification, which led into the “trenchless age.”

In the last 20 years, Ellingson has worked to expand its trenchless solutions business and continues to grow its ag business – especially in the Red River Valley. The company began offering pipe relining with the advanced Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) technology and recently acquired Direct Technology Drilling, adding industry-leading environmental remediation capabilities to the company’s growing portfolio of trenchless construction services.

As Ellingson looks ahead at the next 50 years, the company is set on expanding into new markets with existing services and growing its technology group and offerings. Currently, Ellingson’s Technology and Engineering division is in the process of developing new, proprietary technology solutions for ag and construction markets to ensure they are continuing to best meet their customer’s needs and help them better manage their businesses.

Recently, Ellingson combined its half-century of hands-on water management installation and engineering experience with the latest cloud-based technology to develop the Ellingson App, a platform you can use to make data-driven decisions, improve your crop yield, and increase operational efficiencies.

“Our boots on the ground employees work closely with our innovative technology team, setting our company up for success as we look ahead at the next 50 years,” said Jeremy Ellingson, Ellingson chief operating officer.

A video was created in honor of this milestone which shares Ellingson’s history of commitment and innovation over the past 50 years and its vision for the future, as well as thanks all of the customers and employees who have contributed to the success of the company. You can watch it here.

For additional information about Ellingson, visit the company’s website,

About Ellingson:
Founded in 1970, Ellingson is an independent water- and infrastructure-management company providing safe, technology-driven construction planning, design and installation services. The company is driven by the same customer-focused values and work ethic it was founded upon and has earned a reputation for quality, safe trenchless solutions in the agriculture, wet and dry utilities and oil and gas industries.

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