“When I’m meeting with a client, it’s not to sell them something. I’m there to listen to them, and to see how we can address their needs.”
Even as a kid, Ben was always taking things apart and putting them back together to see how they worked. He likes looking at things from all angles, not ruling things out, trying to see things from somebody else’s perspective.
As he got older, he tried out several careers, but after taking a summer job with a remodeling company in the 80’s he was hooked.
In 1988, he founded Tectone Construction which would go on to become Ben Quie & Sons. For the first 20 years, the company was just Ben and one or two other carpenters. After recovering from the recession of 2008, Ben’s focus shifted from remodeling houses to building the business; setting up the systems and structure to serve more clients.
Ben has always loved old houses and is proud that clients seek out Ben Quie & Sons because they love their old houses too – not just because they want a bigger space or nicer kitchen, but because they appreciate the beauty of where they live.
He is driven by seeing growth, potential, and value in all people. Whether that is the staff of the company, his family, or the individuals he works with through prison ministry.
Favorite Tool: Any antique wooden tool that has the patina and wear marks from many years of daily use.