Project Development & Estimating Since 2013
Ben was born & raised in West Bridgewater MA and formed an interest in Construction from an early age. Whether it was in high school shop class or building skateboard ramps for fun Ben always had a feeling he would end up somewhere in the construction field. As a youth Ben landed a job with a quality builder on Cape Cod who took him under his wing and taught him the ins and outs of frame to finish carpentry with a focus on the details. From there Ben worked for a number of companies throughout his college years and beyond.
In the late 90’s Ben dabbled in the computer field but ultimately realized that the corporate technical world was not for him and he decided to get back to doing what he enjoyed most –working with his hands in the construction field. Ben got his unrestricted Contractor Supervisors license and Home Improvement Contractor’s license and in 2001 began working for himself. Working in both residential and commercial construction and managing the many facets of his own construction business Ben learned the importance of time management, accurate estimating and providing a quality product.
After a bad car accident in 2007 Ben sustained a back injury and was forced to limit his physical activity in the field. Having a difficult time sustaining his own business Ben sought to move more into construction management and administration and found work for another company as an Estimator. Ben brought his estimating skills and many years of construction industry experience to the table here at Thorson when he joined the team in 2013. Ben’s ideals and work ethic were right in line with Thorson’s and having worked for several other companies over the years Ben was impressed with the quality of work and high ethical standards that Thorson maintained, not to mention the pleasant and professional work environment. Ben now works closely with the sales & administrative staff to ensure the efficiency and accuracy of our estimates and contracts and assists with various pre construction tasks to prepare a job to go to production.