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Established in 1956

Select a decade below to see highlights of Marcus Construction's history.

  • 1956 Marcus Construction founded in Prinsburg, MN by Carl Marcus
  • Started out building agricultural wood frame buildings
  • 1959 Carl built 180 buildings in one year
  • 1961 Marcus started constructing waste water treatment plants
  • 1962 Marcus experienced growth and moved their office from Carl's home to a trailer house
  • 1964 started interstate fencing and highway guard rail construction
  • 1972 new Marcus Construction office built in Prinsburg
  • 1972 started long-standing partnership with Varco Pruden Buildings to supply pre-engineered metal buildings for construction
  • 1972 started long-standing relationship with West Central Steel in Willmar, MN, most recent addition completed in 2011
  • 1973 Marcus Construction was incorporated
  • 1978 started long-standing relationship with Northern States Supply in Willmar, MN, most recent project completed in 2012
  • 1978 Marcus started construction of grain bin storage facilities
  • 1980 Bruce Marcus joined the company
  • 1980 started highway sign construction
  • 1983 first flat grain storage buildings constructed
  • 1984 Ross Marcus joined the company
  • 1986 built five flat grain storage buildings, Marcus was quickly emerging as a leader in grain storage construction
  • 1995 founder Carl Marcus retired, his sons Bruce and Ross became owners
  • 1996 first dry fertilizer facilities built, one for Farmers Coop Oil in Clara City, MN, one for Cenex Land O'Lakes in Elrosa, MN
  • 1997 started long-standing relationship with Western Consolidated Cooperative, most recent facility completed in 2012
  • Late 90's constructed several manufactured housing facilities in several states for various companies
  • 2001 designed and built the nation's first dry fertilizer mega-plant for Western Consolidated Cooperative in Holloway, MN. Since then, Marcus has built West-Con's corporate office, additional dry & liquid fertilizer storage and a 4 million bushel flat grain storage facility also at Holloway. We also constructed West-Con's 40,000 ton dry fertilizer plant at Twin Brooks, SD
  • The West-Con mega-plant thrust Marcus Construction into the fertilizer storage building arena and we continue as the leader in fertilizer storage innovation and construction
  • 2006 celebrated 50 years of business
  • 2007 built the St. Louis Urea Center along the banks of the Mississippi River for Lange Stegmann in St. Louis, MO, the largest inland urea storage facility in the country
  • 2011 moved corporate office from Prinsburg to Willmar, MN
  • 2011 Marcus had projects under construction in ten different states
  • Growth has led to two business units: Ag Industries and Commercial/Industrial
  • 2013 first dry fertilizer facility in Canada
  • Today we are an industry leader with our dry & liquid fertilizer storage facilities