Spring is always a busy time of year here at Benchmark and this year is exceptional! As a National firm, we have a long track record of developing and maintaining prototypical drawings for large and small building programs. We are strengthening this portion of our business with new clients. In our commitment to diversification and growth, we’ve added some unique projects to our portfolio including auto body shops, an indoor baseball practice facility, and converting an old fireworks facility to a church. Working on projects in Northwest Arkansas is always special and we have several new and exciting ones!
One of those new projects is the Benchmark corporate headquarters. We have renovated our lobby to create an open, larger entry which includes photos of beautiful downtown Rogers by Trinity Ridge Photography and large green vegetation to bring the outside indoors. Our 4th floor has been remodeled to accommodate our future tenants while the 1st floor has new paint and carpet! The Benchmark team will also enjoy a revamped lounge with new furnishings, carpet, and paint.
If you come by to see all of the updates to the building this summer, there is a good chance you will also find a food truck serving delicious food in our parking lot. As a fun addition to our usual employee perks, we have scheduled food trucks to set up here at BG and offer our Staff a variety of lunch options. We appreciate all the vendors who have committed to being a part of this including K’Zolis Italian, Cowboy Catering, Yeyo’s, Stone Mill, Kona Ice, Cracker Jack, Beavertails, Downtown Dawgs, and Wicked Wood Pizza.
We’re consistently investing in our region and its citizens. This year we’ve continued to volunteer with local non-profit organizations and sponsor events that benefit those organizations as well as the Downtown Rogers area. We’ve also invested in our local students and future leaders by bringing on seven interns from area colleges and universities to learn and grow here over the summer. Having been a part of this community for over 40 years, we understand the value of our relationships here and are always looking for ways to benefit our friends and neighbors and contribute where we can.
As we head full steam into Summer, we want to express our appreciation to all our clients. We are constantly striving to provide the highest level of quality and service to you, and we sincerely appreciate you trusting us with your business. Thank you for being a part of another successful season here at Benchmark Group!
David P. Kimball, P.E.