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315 S. Woodland Blvd.
Deland FL, 32720
Toll Free 800-738-3605
Fax 386-738-9325
8:00am to 5:00pm
Monday thru Friday
Serving: Volusia county

The Deland store is located near Stetson University on Highway 17/92.  Opened in 1983, it was our third store.  Manager Mark Pataky has been in the PBE business over 30 years so he is a wealth of knowledge.

When expertise in industrial sales is required, they call in Josh Melton.  He serves all of our locations with extensive knowledge of specialty coatings, such as CPC, Amercoat and Matthews.

Mark has a support team of 2 counterpersons and 1 driver, but they all do a little of everything, paint mixing included.  Give them a call; they will be glad to help.

PPG Paint lines mixed at this location:
(DBC and DBU)
PPG Vinyl color

Team Members

mark-pataky-bpsMark Pataky
Mark serves as the Deland store manager and has been in the refinish industry since 1990. He got his start in a parts house that also sold auto paint. In 1992 he joined the Ben’s team. Mark states, “My experience has given me much knowledge in auto, marine and industrial paint applications. I have a good reputation for troubleshooting customer paint problems as well as custom color matching”. Mark also has very good knowledge of spray equipment and does gun repair in the evenings. Originally from Long Island, NY, he has been living in Florida since 1973.  In 2013, Mark was honored with the Ben Kimball Legacy Award, given only once to any team member.

Craig Ballew
Craig was born, raised and educated in Daytona Beach.  He holds an AS degree in Marketing from Warner Christian Academy.  He serves us as an outside salesperson for both the Daytona and Deland markets.  Craig has been around awhile and knows the ropes, having joined the Ben’s team in 1982 as a distribution specialist, left for a year and came back working both delivery and counter sales.  He moved up to outside sales in the early 1990′s.  In 2003, Craig received the Ben’s award for Sales Excellence, and in 2011 the prestigious Ben Kimball Legacy Award.  He enjoys the family atmosphere at Ben’s and works hard at keeping his customers happy.  In his free time he likes to fish, ride his ATV and work on home projects.  Craig is married and has one son, one dog and one cat….one wife too.

Carey Somerville
Carey joined the Ben’s team in Sept. 1994, shortly after having graduated from the local community college.  Her dad was a client of our Deland location and since she was jobless at the time, he urged then manager Charlie Parker to give her a try.  So she began her career as a distribution specialist and a few years later moved to counter sales.  She is also part of a small but unique “club” of married folks at Ben’s, having met her husband there in 2000.  In 2006, Carey left the Deland store to take about a year off to have her son, Drake.  In 2007 she rejoined the Ben’s team but at our Longwood location, again as a distribution specialist.  Then in April 2010 she returned to the team in Deland.  Carey enjoys working with the team members and customers that she meets while taking deliveries.  In her free time, she enjoys shopping, tennis, Bike Week, and just sitting down with a bag of popcorn and a funny movie.  Most importantly, she enjoys the time she gets to spend with Drake.
Samantha Clayton  Samantha joined us recently as a distibution specialist.  Her bio is coming soon.