Stephen P. Benda is Premier’s senior Estimator. He attended the College of William and Mary and studied
toward an Arts and Letters Education. He has also received Technical Education from Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University.
Stephen began with Premier Millwork in June 1980 after leaving ownership of a small casework/millwork company for the opportunity to be a part of a larger company. He started with the company as a millwright/casework mechanic “on the bench.” From there Stephen transitioned to superintendent of shop manufacturing. He soon left the shop and moved into project management before graduating into estimating and sales. Stephen presently serves as the Senior Estimator/Lead Sales representative for Premier.
He continually finds challenges and rewards in The Architectural Casework/Millwork industry as it affords the unique opportunity to provide services of estimating, design, manufacturing, finishing and installation of products for a wide range of public and private institutions. As with most of his coworkers, one of his favorite aspects of working on any project is taking an idea or a concept and participating in the process to bring that concept into the world around us.
Through Stephens long tenure with the company he has participated in numerous noteworthy projects, but one in particular was our involvement in the Restoration of the Historical Governor’s Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. The mansion is the country’s oldest continually occupied governor’s mansion and was built in the first part of the nineteenth century. The State of Virginia set aside $20,000.00 for the project and spent $18,000.00 to have it built. The renovation cost over $7 million and was completed in less than one year. In addition to the Restoration, Stephen also is particularly proud of Premier’s commitment to accomplish medical and hospital projects.
Feel free to call Stephen any time to discuss your specific needs so Premier can assist you in making your project a success!