Welcome American Icon to the Ben’s family of specialty paint stores!!
It’s official! On Aug. 1, 2013, American Icon Auto Paint & Supplies became our 9th location! By combining the best of Ben’s and the best of American Icon, we can now offer our customers an even greater selection of goods and services.
Please bear with us as we complete this transition. Our website should be updated with store information and new team member bios soon. Thanks for your patience!
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|Joining the Ben’s team as part of the American Icon acquisition in August 2013, Darlene served the owners there as an assistant, basically doing whatever needed to be done. She continues in that capacity helping Cyndy in the office and staging deliveries in the warehouse. She had been with AI over 30 years, having begun as a delivery driver in 1980. Of her time in Pinellas Park, Darlene says, “I have met so many wonderful people along the way. Each chapter has been a great experience for me, from gaining knowledge in the business to making life-long friends”. Outside the colorful atmosphere of the paint business, Darlene enjoys many forms of making music: guitar, piano and drums – but not all at once! She enjoys swimming and riding her Harley. Her love for animals includes a pet Chow and an Amazon parrot, who just will not be quiet!|
| Jeff Gordon
|Jeff Gordon does not drive race cars. Well, at least, not any more. He’s not that Jeff Gordon, but our Jeff actually did race for about 20 years! Maybe the other guy just liked the name… Jeff also joined the Ben’s team as part of the American Icon acquisition in August 2013. For us, part of that acquisition was the wealth of experience that came to us through Jeff. Even at a young age, Jeff used to help his dad install spray booths. Eventually his parents came to own some paint stores in Georgia and Jeff worked with them until 1999, when he purchased and managed a Linex bedliner franchise. He sold that business in 2009 and moved to Florida, fulfilling a vow to his wife that one day they would “get there”, having honeymooned in Florida in 1985…..talk about perseverance. He then joined American Icon as an outside salesperson and continues in that capacity today as a Ben’s team member. Jeff enjoys working at Ben’s and in his free time he spends some quality time with family, his wife and two daughters.|