Our President

Jim Benson, the founder and President of Benson Homes, has been part of the Coastal Virginia community for over 30 years. From his earliest days as a contractor he has been about building trust and establishing a connection that a homeowner can draw on for years to come.

Originally a New England native, Jim started out swinging a hammer while studying for his M.B.A. and stumbled upon what would become a life-long passion: providing people with a better quality of life through home renovation. A stickler for quality, he quickly became one of the best in his trade.

Jim is now a Master Builder with decades of experience that have earned him local and national recognition. 

He enjoys spending time with his wife Linda, their five children, and their two grandchildren.



Graduate Master Builder

Certified Graduate Remodeler

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

Certified Green Professional

EPA Lead-Safe Certified