Tedd Benson


Author, Building Pioneer, Founder and CEO of Bensonwood & Unity Homes

Founder of Bensonwood (1973) and Unity Homes (2012), Tedd has devoted his life to developing a better way to build. A key figure in the revival of timber framing in America, he was one of the founders of the Timber Framers Guild of North America (1984) and authored four books on the subject. Through the decades Bensonwood established itself as a creative leader in timber frame design, engineering, craftsmanship and CAD‐CAM technology. This work has taken the company to nearly every state in the U.S. (Oklahoma is a holdout), as well as Canada, England and Japan. Today Bensonwood continues that leadership, pioneering the use of mass timber and CLT in buildings large and small.

After having spent many years with the Bensonwood team developing processes, systems, logistics, and technology, Tedd went on to found Unity Homes, now a sister company, with the objective to make high performance homes affordable and normal. Tedd is a nationally known speaker and presenter and is the recipient of many awards, including an honorary doctorate from Unity College, and most recently, the Granite State Award in recognition of his statewide and national influence on best building practices.