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Marcus Construction | Established in 1956

With over 60 years since our story began, we are proud of our roots and the strong story we continue to write at Marcus Construction.

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 customer relationship with West Central Steel in Willmar, MN
  • 1973 Marcus Construction was incorporated
  • 1978 started long-standing customer relationship with Northern States Supply in Willmar, MN
  • 1978 Marcus started construction of grain bin storage facilities
  • 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
  • 1996 first dry fertilizer facilities built, one for Farmers Coop Oil in Clara City, MN, one for Cenex Land O'Lakes in Elrosa, MN
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Company growth led to two business units: Ag Industries and Commercial/Industrial
  • 2013 first dry fertilizer facility built in Canada
  • 2016 celebrated 60 years of business
  • 2017 Taylor Marcus joined the company
  • Ag Industries division continues to be an industry leader with Dry Fertilizer and Chemical & Seed Warehouse storage solutions
  • Commercial / Industrial division has a strong regional reputation for high quality construction