It is our mission to build enduring relationships with our customers. Since the foundation of any solid relationship is trust, Ben Quie & Sons works only with honest and dependable individuals. Each member of our team works not only with skill, creativity, and passion, but also with the utmost integrity. We genuinely value each of our employees and the talent they bring to our company. Please take a moment to get to know each of our employees. Our crew of St Paul remodeling contractors is fun, easy and reliable to work with.
Started in 1988
Ben Quie began his career in carpentry in 1984, working as a construction foreman. He established Ben Quie and Sons (formally Tectone Construction) in 1988. Ben loves old homes so much that he lives in one himself. He resides in St. Anthony Park with his wife, Ginny. They have four children: Sam, Tanner, Cameron, and Savannah. In his free time Ben is involved in his church, serving through Prison Ministry and Marriage Ministry. He also enjoys spending time with his family, canoeing, and cooking.
Started in 2003
Ben’s oldest son, Sam, started working for his dad over the summers when he was 12 years-old. Initially, his job duties included demolition, bucket carrier, and materials mover. Sam has since grown into a fine craftsman, and established his place in the company as a lead carpenter. He has now moved into a role as production manager. Although Sam has moved into an office position, he still enjoys honing his carpentry craft by working on his own turn-of-the-century home, along with many other woodworking projects in his shop. Besides spending time creating sawdust, Sam loves spending time with his wife Alicia and his son Noah. Sam also enjoys fly fishing, canoe camping, hunting, backpacking, and pretty much any other activity that involves the great outdoors.
Started in 2017
Amy took her love for design and old houses and turned it into a career. Certified as a Kitchen and Bath Designer, Amy loves the challenge making a nonfunctional place into a space her clients love. She prides herself on listening to the client to make sure the design is a true collaboration and a reflection of the client’s style and personality.
Started in 2017
Ken’s varied knowledge, skill and experience positions him well to serve as the Estimator at BQ&S. His background in residential construction helps him to understand what is needed to complete a project. His experience as a sales representative gives him an understanding of the products and solutions needed when remodeling older homes. And his work as a project manager provides a background in developing the scope of work and budget necessary to accurately estimate the costs of a project. As Ken brings his expertise to our company, it relieves some pressure within the office allowing each us all to function more effectively in our specific roles.
Started in 2015
Jeff enjoys the routine processes that help to keep our business running smoothly. He especially likes finding ways of using computers to help make all of our jobs a little easier. With a background in ministry and education, Jeff also works in a similar capacity with a ministry in North Minneapolis that helps men transition from incarceration to living healthy, meaningful lives of freedom.
Started in 2010
Mark has been involved in the construction industry for 14 years. He is a fourth generation carpenter, and started his career working in the family business. He currently resides in Minneapolis. In his spare time, Mark enjoys woodworking, gardening, literature, and studying Latin and theology.
Started in 2013
Leaf Began his career in carpentry in 2000. He is a fine craftsman with a friendly upbeat personality. Leaf loves to spend time with his wife and 2 kids camping, fishing and spending time at the family cabin.
Started in 2017
Chris started working with wood at the age of 13 when he was in 4H in west central Minnesota. While his only compensation for a replica dry-sink was a Swift County Fair blue ribbon, the seeds of desire to build and restore took root. Soon this evolved into a means of income during his teenage years and through four years of college. What started as a job quickly became a career by divinity and serendipity.
Chris believes there is only one firm rule in restoration and remodeling, “Success is directly related to a craftsman’s willingness to listen to the house and obey its desires”.
After all, in this life what we contribute through our time and talents is integrated into a rich past and an even richer future. Should we not strive to give all our essence towards furthering this tradition?
Incidentally, the dry-sink is still in use, 37 years later.
Stated in 2017
Started in 2016