716 North Highway 17/92
Longwood, FL 32750
407-265-2150 / Toll Free 888-265-0809
8:00am to 5:00pm – Monday thru Friday
Serving: Orange, Lake & Seminole counties
The Longwood store is well-established in the area, having opened in 1998. Manager Mark Pataky has been in the PBE business since 1990 and understands the needs of the marketplace. Troy Martin serves the area as the principle outside salesperson and has been in the business since 1996. Four other outside salespersons also support the Longwood store, each to varying degrees. Depth of experience continues with the counter sales team, all of whom have well over 10 years serving our customers on the phone. Add to that the delivery crew and Mark has a support team of 5 who in 2003 received the Ben’s award for Sales Excellence. In 2006, 2012 and 2013 the group received the Award for Store Excellence. They are all dedicated to making sure that you get what you want, when you want it. Give them a call today and let them help you too!
|Paint lines mixed at this location:
Nexa 2K DG
Deltron (DBC & DBU)
(Satin and low VOC)
|Mark serves as the Longwood 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.
|Troy is the principle outside salesperson for the Ben’s Longwood location covering Orange, Seminole and eastern Lake Counties. He has 32 years experience in the auto refinishing business and has achieved the status of PPG/NEXA Certified Distributor Technical Rep. Troy has been a team member with Ben’s Paint Supply since 2002. He received the Ben’s Sales Excellence Award in both 2005 and 2013. In 2006, he received the award for Pursuit of Excellence. In his spare time he likes to go golfing, bowling, watching football (Go Seminoles) and working in his yard.|
|Christina’s work life began in photography. In 1994 she went to work for a competitive paint store before coming to Ben’s in Oct. 2000. Don’t confuse Christina’s bubbly personality with her serious ability to sell. She’s so good that you could walk out of the store with a bag of stuff and not even remember why you got it all – you just know you need it, because she said so! She is a record holder, having received the Ben’s Award for Sales Associate of the Year in 2002, 2006 & 2008! In 2005 she also received the Leadership Award. Christina is Kevin Wolfe’s sister and therefore shares in the energetic DNA that seems to run in their family. In June 2013 she extended that family by marrying one of our 3M reps! – Scott Dunham – assuring her of a lifetime supply of sandpaper…. Her other family is her co-workers at Ben’s; she enjoys the friendship and comaradarie. In her spare time she still dabbles in photography.|
|Kevin was born in Charleston, West Virginia. In 1980 his family loaded up the pickup truck with the camper top and tossed him in the back. If you know Kevin, this could explain a lot of things. He worked in the pizza “industry” for a couple of years before taking a job with a local paint supply business in Orlando in 1988. He joined the Ben’s team in Aug. 2000 with already 12 years of experience under his belt. He managed our Kissimmee store when it first opened and for 2-3 years after, but ultimately transferred to Longwood as an inside sales associate. In June 2012, Kevin was offered a position in outside sales. In that capacity he now not only serves Longwood, but Orlando and Kissimmee as well. Like his co-worker and sister Christina, Kevin is an award-winning team member, having received the Ben’s Award for Sales Excellence in 2002 and the Pursuit of Excellence Award in 2007. Keeping it even closer to home, Kevin is the husband of Joy Wolfe, color specialist at this store. Kevin feels that Ben’s allows him to work within the framework of his own personality; the choice to succeed or fail is his own. Not that he should quit his day job, but if he did, you ought to hear him sing and play the guitar!|
|Having re-joined the counterperson sales team in June 2010, Tammy has come full circle. She began her career working for an independent jobber store for 16 years. Bob Penn, currently the Florida regional manager for PPG, was her boss. In 1998, she joined the Ben’s team and grew with us for about 2 years. She left to try her hand at management, including almost 3 years with Sherwin-Williams, before “coming home” to Ben’s. Tammy was born and raised in Orlando and currently resides in the Oviedo area. She appreciates the schools and small town atmosphere there. She enjoys a variety of activities, including motorcycle riding, working in the yard, attending all kinds of racing events and most importantly, playing with her grandkids. Of all the advantages of working at Ben’s, she enjoys the people the most….and in 2011 they reciprocated by granting her the Ben’s Outstanding Team Member Award.|
|Linda serves as a distribution specialist and has been with us since 1998. She is very dedicated to her work and in 2002 that was recognized as she received the Ben’s Award for Distribution Specialist of the Year. She has also done some paint mixing and a little fill-in at the counter from time to time. She thinks that the people she works with are the best. Born and raised in Orlando, Linda enjoys all kinds of sports but especially the most exhausting and mentally taxing of all…..Bingo. Her family life is centered on her two children, a boy and a girl.|
|Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Jamia is a Florida native and serves our Kissimmee, Orlando and Longwood markets in outside sales. She comes to us with both inside and outside sales experience in general distribution and joined the Ben’s team in 2004, quickly catching on to the nuances of the paint business and developing her product knowledge. This progress lead to her receiving the Ben’s Award for Sales Excellence in both 2009 and 2010. She enjoys the work, its variety and the customers. Outside of Ben’s, Jamia is a pet rescue advocate and a supporter of the Humane Society. She has two children she is very proud of: a son who plays the guitar and is a “computer genius”, and a daughter who she says is good at just about everything. They have even helped her install paint mixing systems!|
|Kenny’s lifetime business experience has been in paint sales. Before coming to Ben’s he was both a counterperson and a manager. He moved from his home in Largo, FL and became a part of the Ben’s team in Dec. 1998. He served as the Orlando store manager until 2002 when he switched to outside sales. Although primarily home-based with the Orlando store, he also serves some accounts in the Kissimmee and Longwood markets. His success in sales is marked by his accomplishments, having received the Ben’s award for Sales Excellence in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012! Kenny has grown to appreciate the family atmosphere he experiences while working at Ben’s. In his free time, he enjoys the beach, the gym and spending time with his family.|
|Joy joined our team in 2001 and currently serves as a color specialist, having transferred from our Orlando store in June 2015 where she worked at the sales counter. She started her career in the auto refinish business in 1988. Joy has a great eye for color and her in-depth product knowledge allows for creativity in multiple paint systems. She is award-winning too! In 2004 she received the Ben’s Award for Outstanding Sales Associate and in 2005 received the Dedication Award. Joy is the wife of Kevin Wolfe, who serves us in outside sales.|