Our Mission

We will continue being the leader in supplying superior products and providing excellent service, while presenting proven business solutions. Our purpose is to build partnerships with our customers based on sincerity and integrity.  Our team members will strive for outstanding customer service in a workplace that is motivating and gratifying. During our pursuit of excellence we will be given the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

Our customers and team members are the mutual cornerstone of our company and we pledge our continued dedication to their success through training, education and business enrichment programs.

About The Company

Ben’s Paint Supply is one of the largest distributors of specialty paint and related supplies in the Southeast, with 11 locations serving more than 25 counties in West Central, Central and North East Florida.

Ben Kimball, stepfather of current owner Dennis Emerson, had his own body shop in the early 1960′s.  Dennis and his younger brothers Doug and Rick worked in Ben’s body shop together until Dennis left to join the Air Force.  Ben purchased a distribution business called Jayco and in 1968 opened the first store on U.S. 1 in Daytona Beach, Florida as an associated products distributor called Ben’s Auto-Marine Supply.  Doug Emerson was still in school but he would help out on weekends, keeping things straight and repairing surfboards.  During the week, Ben ran a route truck selling supplies directly off the vehicle to body shops and others.  Dennis came home from the Service and joined the company in Jan.1970.  In 1972 they began to add paint lines, and grew as a multi-line paint store.  Doug was away for awhile but rejoined the company in 1973.  Rick Emerson came on board in 1975, having left the construction business.  The store needed more room so they moved to Volusia Ave. (U.S. 92 today).  Ben passed away in 1980 and the Emerson family continued to build the business.  In 1982, they moved to the current location on Segrave Street.  Trent Emerson, the son of Dennis and Debby, was promoted to President and Chief Operations Officer in 2000, while Dennis remains today as Chief Executive Officer and Debby as the Chief Financial Officer.  Doug is now the manager of the New Smyrna location.  Rick works the counter at the Daytona store and remains the company-wide expert on marine refinishing and resin products.

In November 1998, the company converted to a single-line PPG Platinum Distributor.  Customer loyalty allowed this conversion to take place without the loss of market share.  The Platinum symbol is your assurance that we meet the highest standards in the industry: your standards. It means you can count on us to provide a lot more than products; you can count on us to provide insight in such areas as process improvement; personnel and inventory management; new products, equipment and techniques; and more. Together, Ben’s Paint Supply and PPG bring you the products and practices to help your business prosper.

Our team of over 90 employees and our fleet of more than 30 vehicles provide expert service and delivery. Ben’s Paint Supply has over 25,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space that houses thousands of coatings products and related supplies for the following markets:

Automotive & Collision
Custom Finishes

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