Benny started in the fire sprinkler industry in the Tampa area summer of 1973. He started in the fabrication shop but was transferred to design later that year. In 1983, he passed the state fire marshal test and received a class 1 certificate of competency for fire sprinklers. He and his family moved to Clermont that year and began working for a mechanical contractor in charge of the fire sprinkler division.
In December of 1985, Eagle Fire Protection was incorporated with the state of Florida. Benny and his family moved to Winter Garden in 1987, where he and his wife still live. Benny met his wife, Joyce, on a mission trip in 1975 and married her the summer of 1976. They have two children. Sarah, the oldest, is a missionary and lives in Romania with her husband and their 4 children. Heather graduated from UCF with a business degree and works with Benny. She is involved in marketing. Benny is active in his local church, Glad Tidings church in Ocoee, FL. He is part of the leadership as well as the missions coordinator.
Throughout the years, Benny has directed many missions teams around the world. This includes-working on churches in Gabon, Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Africa, Peru, Ecuador, Macedonia, Cuba, and Jamaica. He has also been involved in local projects such as going to Mississippi after hurricane Katerina and recently to West Florida after hurricane Matthew. Benny and Joyce travel as often as possible to see their 4 grandchildren in Romania.