5 Concerns With: Benjamin Hyman


Benjamin Hyman is job executive for Warwick-based Bentley Builders LLC, which was established in 2014 and offers services, consisting of building and construction management, design-build, advancement and center upkeep.

The business has actually been basic professional on tasks, consisting of the Portsmouth authorities head office that was revealed in 2019, the Rhode Island Grows indoor tomato farming center that began in Exeter a year back, the 100-room Fairfield Inn in South Kingstown that opened in 2018, and the Faces of the Rain forest structure at the Roger Williams Park Zoo that exact same year.

PBN: What is the state of industrial building and construction in Rhode Island today, what’s your forecast for this market moving forward after all the interruption triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic? Any significant obstacles?

HYMAN: Product supply chain continues to be among the greatest barriers in the market. The tiniest element can indicate a whole item does not provide in time, which possibly equates to whatever else in the schedule getting pressed out. Nevertheless, I believe that workforce is the greatest product dealing with lacks.

PBN: Your business provides services for a variety of choose core markets, consisting of farming and marijuana. With cannabis ending up being legislated in Rhode Island, is your business preparing for doing some building and construction for customers that get a state cannabis service license, and if so, what will that indicate for Bentley Builders?

HYMAN: Although still not federally legislated, Bentley has actually been actively assisting customers broaden in this market in Rhode Island, along with other states. As we continue to broaden in this market sector, we are training more of our personnel and causing crucial acquisitions that comprehend the complexities with these build-outs. With our internal design-build group, it permits us to assist guide customers throughout the procedure to supply a turnkey option.

PBN: Your business got an award in 2015 for its work at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. What did your business do there and how do you feel about it recalling?

HYMAN: Structure the Faces of the Rain forest structure was among the more tough and fulfilling tasks in my profession, in addition to Bentley’s. With a very tight worksite with an extensive life support group for all the future animals and plants housed in the exhibition, it needed a comprehensive quantity of coordination throughout lots of disciplines.

PBN: Can you inform us a bit about a task that your business is dealing with now and why it is necessary to Bentley?

HYMAN: As we continue to grow, our primary objective is to diversify into brand-new markets and areas. We presently have a considerable quantity of tasks in 20 various states throughout the nation, all in different states of style and conclusion. We continue to take pleasure in adaptive reuse tasks and the obstacles and benefits that occur with that specific sector. One especially fascinating job, in your area, is an adaptive reuse of a church in Woonsocket. This is an ideal example of refurbishing an existing structure that is presently being underutilized to supply an option to the increasing need for market rate real estate for young experts.

PBN: Aside from marijuana and farming, what is the most active sector or market today for building and construction in Rhode Island? Workplace, education, healthcare, production, property, mixed-use apartment or condos, federal government or retail?

HYMAN: With the ever-changing economy, Bentley has actually attempted to be as varied as possible to assist insulate ourselves from market shifts. With the exception of property, each of the marketplaces you discuss brings a comparable weight. Our service is everything about customer fulfillment and speed to market.

Marc Larocque is a PBN contributing author.

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