The Secret Sauce of Bensonwood's Servant-Leader Company Culture, by Jeff Saari.

Like many entrepreneurs, Tedd Benson says he founded his company almost “inadvertently.” After being hired for a string of freelance building jobs in the early 1970s, Benson opened up his own shop with few resources and a big dream: to revitalize timber framing — a bygone building technique used to fashion historic homes and structures in the mid 19th century.

More than 40 years later, Bensonwood is known across the country for high-quality construction, sustainable design, and a winning workplace culture Benson calls “servant leadership.”

As a coach of executives, teams, and..

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