2548 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Suite 100
Orlando FL, 32804
407-428-0140 / Toll Free 877-428-0140
Fax 407-428-0144
8:00am to 5:00pm – Monday thru Friday
cparker@bensps.com
Serving: Orange & Lake counties

Our Orlando store is centrally located on Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 441). Opening in January 1999, it has the strongest blend of automotive, industrial, and sign, scenic & theme sales.  It is the central mixing and color matching station for PPG’s CPC industrial line and supplies all of our stores with this service.  Manager Charlie Parker provides over 30 years of experience.  His 7-member support team provides an enthusiastic group of dedicated individuals who work together to help you get what you need to achieve your goals.  In 2007 , 2008 and 2011, the Orlando team received the Ben’s Award for Store Excellence.

The outside sales effort includes Kenny Coates, Jamia Hobson, Miguel Quiles, Dave Simons and Pete Quataro.  They all work very hard to make sure that our customers have the tools they need to become profitable.  Kenny, Jamia and Miguel concern themselves primarily with collision center accounts whereas Dave Simons specializes in industrial paint sales, such as CPC, Amercoat, Matthews and Scorpion.  You can find him wandering all over Florida as he serves all of our stores.   Pete Quartaro specializes in industrial equipment as well as paint.  Dave and Pete team up to not only find the best paint for your application, but the best equipment to apply it with too!

In addition to mixing and matching, Color Specialist Edisson Gavilanes assists us with the Spanish speaking customers in the Orlando area.  So if you need something, they have it all covered.  Give them a call today!

PPG Paint lines mixed at this location:
Deltron
Shopline
Delfleet
Essential
Duracryl
Matthews Standard – Gloss
Matthews Standard – Satin
Matthews Ultra Low VOC – Satin
PPG Vinyl color
CPC, including Aquacron
Other:
None

Team Members


Charlie Parker
cparker@bensps.com
Charlie currently serves as the manager of our Orlando, Kissimmee and Lakeland stores. In 2013 he was promoted to serve as Regional Manager to include those stores plus Longwood.  A Florida native born in Daytona Beach, he started with Ben’s in 1978 as a delivery driver. He became the manager of our Deland store when it opened in 1983. In 2001, he was offered the challenge of managing our Orlando store and has helped it grow to one of our premier locations.  In 2008 he gained the added responsibility of overseeing the Kissimmee store and in 2011 the Lakeland store, so on any given day you may find him traveling.  He’s an award winner, having received the Ben’s Award for Leadership in both 2002 & 2008, the Pursuit of Excellence Award in 2005, and the inaugural Ben Kimball Legacy Award in 2009.  In 2013, he received the Core Value Award.  Charlie has a daughter that attends college at USF in Tampa. He is a big NASCAR fan and enjoys tennis, biking, disc golf and walking. He is continually dedicated to customer service and the success of Ben’s as a whole.

Kenny Coates
kcoates@bensps.com
321-246-4793
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.

Dave Simons
dsimons@bensps.com
321-246-4801
Dave got his start in paint in 1997 doing non-destructive inspection in Louisiana’s petro-chemical refineries and later working in three architectural paint stores in central Florida. He considers himself a paint geek since he is intensely interested in all facets of the painting industry and even owns an antique paint can collection! Covering almost an entire third of Florida, Dave never sees the same thing twice in the same day. Whether he’s visiting friends who paint scenic elements in Jacksonville, above-ground storage tanks in Plant City, electrostatically painted military equipment in Melbourne, sign cabinets in Lake City, or powder coated gates in Deland, it never gets boring. Constantly striving to add value to the relationship between Ben’s and our customer-friends, Dave feels he has the best job in the company. He has received the Ben’s Sales Excellence Award in both 2006 and 2008. His hobbies are antique and off-road jeeps, target shooting, and growing his mustache. If you feel that you have a need for all things industrial, give him a call or send him an e-mail.

Miquel Quiles
mquiles@bensps.com
321-246-4792
Miguel currently serves as an outside sales specialist for the Kissimmee, Orlando and Longwood stores. He has been in the auto paint business since 1980 and joined the Ben’s team in 2008.  Rising fast, in 2009 Miguel received the Ben’s Dedication Award.  A native of Brooklyn, New York, he moved to Florida in 1989. He has a son and enjoys hand paint striping and doing airbrush work on cars and motorcycles in his spare time. If you are in need of assistance, whether in English or Spanish, you can e-mail him at mquiles@bensps.com.

Jamia Hobson
jhobson@bensps.com
407-340-1236
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!

Tanika Tompkins
ttompkins@bensps.com
Tanika currently serves as an inside sales associate. She is a Florida native, born in Orlando. She joined our delivery team in 2001 and in 2003, received the Ben’s Service Excellence Award in that capacity. She was promoted to the counter in 2004. Then in 2007 she received the Ben’s Award for Sales Associate of the Year. Tanika enjoys working out, video games and spending time with her family and friends.

Amber Dimitri
adimitri@bensps.com
Amber currently serves as an inside sales specialist. She has been in the auto paint business since 1996 and joined our team in 2002.  In 2009 she received the Ben’s Award for Sales Associate of the Year.
Willy HidalgoWilly Hidalgo
whidalgo@bensps.com
Willy joined the Ben’s team in February 2014 as an inside sales associate at the front counter. We were fortunate to have acquired a man with his depth of experience, having been in the auto body supply business since 1990, and working for several jobbers. At one point in time he ran a store location in New York and later on, another one in Florida. He has background in PPG, DuPont (or Axalta), BASF and Sherwin-Williams paint lines, and will now be able to build on that repertoire by expanding his product knowledge into serving our other coatings industries as well.

Willy was born and raised in New York. He served our country for 4 years in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge. Like many Florida residents, Willy’s family eventually grew tired of northern winters and headed south. Willy has a wife and one son, who is currently pursuing a trade as a dental assistant. He enjoys his free time on weekends, serves his church and especially enjoys his Bible class education.


Dennis Steinly
Dennis currently serves as a color specialist in the industrial segment of our company. He single-handedly fulfills all of the industrial paint needs for all of our store locations from here in the Orlando store. Born in Akron, Ohio, Dennis moved to Florida when he was 9 years old and has been in the auto/industrial paint business since 1963. He joined the Ben’s team in 2005. In that year and in both 2008 and 2009, he received the award for Color Specialist of the Year. Dennis is married and has 2 daughters, 4 dogs and 4 cats! He enjoys bowling and tinkering on cars. One item that Dennis is proud of is the many friends he has made in the business.

Edisson Gavilanes
Eddie currently serves as a color specialist on the automotive side. He was born in Ambato, Ecuador and moved to the USA in 1981 (New Jersey). Having moved to Orlando in 1989, he joined the Ben’s team in 2004 as a distribution specialist and was promoted to color specialist in 2006, during which year he received the Ben’s Award for Color Specialist of the Year. Being fluent in both Spanish and English, he also assists with our Spanish speaking customers. Eddie is ambitious and looks forward to furthering his education in the automotive refinish business and plans to progress to other areas of our company. He is married and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He enjoys going to church and working for the Lord.
Stefannie Swilley Steffannie Swilley - Steffannie’s bio coming soon -
Pete Quataro - resizedPete Quartaro
pquartaro@bensps.com
407-607-5129
Pete joined the Ben’s team in July 2013 as an equipment specialist, but is also knowledgeable about coatings.  His depth of experience can help you find the best match for whatever you are spraying.   Bio coming soon.

 


2548 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Suite 100
Orlando FL, 32804
407-428-0140 / Toll Free 877-428-0140
Fax 407-428-0144
8:00am to 5:00pm – Monday thru Friday
cparker@bensps.com
Serving: Orange & Lake counties