About Us

We Are Widseth

With 14 unique disciplines spanning dozens of markets, our team of 200 professionals can help you with any project from start to finish. Widseth is a full-service architecture, engineering, environmental, and surveying firm with eight offices in Minnesota and one in North Dakota.

We Invest in the Future

Students of the Crosslake Community School had the opportunity to check out their new facility during construction.

We Know the Importance of Your Project

We’ve designed countless ballfields, stadiums, arenas, and other important facilities that give you home field advantage.

We Enjoy Our Work

Some roads are just a way to get from here to there. Other roads are an adventure. Everyone likes a good road, but everyone loves a great experience!

Building Our Own History

It all started in Crookston, Minnesota. Dick Widseth, Howard Smith, and Don Nolting joined forces and formed Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN), an engineering consulting firm, on January 8, 1975. Since then, we’ve transformed into a multi-discipline company, added offices, merged with other professional firms, and in 2020 began doing business as Widseth.

1975
Widseth Smith Nolting & Assoc., Inc., is incorporated
1978
We acquire Dean Anderson and establish an office in Brainerd
1979
We acquire Hall Engineering and establish an office in Alexandria
1996
Our architectural team grows with the acquisition of Brainerd-based Meyer Donnay Architects
1998
Our Grand Forks location opens
1999
We acquire Brainerd mechanical and electrical engineering firm EDC Engineers
1999
We launch our office in Bemidji
2008
We establish our Rochester office through the acquisition of QED Engineering
2010
We acquire water resources consultants JOR Engineering
2012
The East Grand Forks location is added after acquiring FS Engineering
2013
Our architectural team expands and our portfolio is bolstered with the acquisition of Architecture One
2014
Our architectural team in Rochester expands after acquiring Kane and Johnson Architects, Inc.
2016
We acquire Hult & Hebeisen and open our Forest Lake office
2016
KBM Geospatial LLC is established as a subsidiary of WSN
2016
We expand our services to include electric transmission & distribution design with the acquisition of KBM, Inc.
2020
Our Mankato location opens
2020
We begin doing business as, simply, Widseth