History

Rick P. Carstensen started working for a construction company at 18 and within two years became a partner in the business. With a passion for building and a drive to succeed, Rick purchased that same company just two years later. Starting with a few concrete forms and some miscellaneous construction supplies, Rick first began his new venture.

By 1980, Rick's business had grown to include five employees, and Carstensen Contracting was born. Having grown up on a farm in rural Minnesota, Rick brought a strong work ethic based on the fundamental values of integrity and quality to everything he did.  He has earned the respect of customers, colleagues and employees alike with his positive leadership style and commitment to quality results.

Knowing the company’s values and ethics matched his own, Rick’s son, Brad Carstensen, joined the company in 1998. His beginnings of working alongside the Field personnel prepared him to progress in to the role of Site Manager, then Estimator in a very short time.  With an intense focus and thirst for knowledge, his passion, dedication, and energy are evident as he has seamlessly stepped in the position of Vice President in April, 2013.    

Today our focus is on underground utilities, concrete paving, general contracting, and site preparation. Carstensen Contracting, Inc. has worked in over 20 states throughout the Midwest, Southern and Western United States  We install 200-300 miles of piping and pour approximately 30,000 square yards of concrete every year.  We've built a solid reputation built on Integrity.  Our customers know Carstensen Contracting, Inc. brings a talented team to the table.  A team focused on Solutions, with Results to bring your vision into a powerful reality.