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We are Widseth Smith Nolting

Even though we’ve grown to be a large fish in a small pond, we’ve never forgotten where we come from. We’re your neighbors. Your stewards. Our job is to nurture your project through to the end and celebrate successes with you every step of the way.

We’re a full-service engineering, architecture, land surveying, and environmental services firm with eight offices in Minnesota and one in North Dakota.

Hi. We’re Widseth Smith Nolting. Nice to meet you.

We Invest in the Future

Students of the future Crosslake Community School recently had the opportunity to check out their new facility.

We Know What It Means to You

We’ve designed countless ballfields, stadiums, arenas, and other important facilities that contribute to your community.

We Enjoy the Work

The WSN-designed road is County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 20/Riverside Drive.

Building Our Own History

It all started in Crookston, MN. Richard Widseth, Howard Smith, and Donald 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-disciplined company with lots of talented and hard-working employees; each employee brings unique talents and skills to our team. Because of them, we can serve clients of all sizes and industries.

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