Ryce has been with Benning Construction Company for twenty-eight (28) years and in this time has worked in almost every position within the Company from general laborer to his current position as President. He works with owners and architects on budgeting for projects, works with subcontractors to prepare pricing and evaluates same. He has built and managed all types of construction: movie theaters, tilt up concrete construction, masonry and steel construction, sitework from 1 to 50 acres, underground detention facilities, heavy foundation work, retaining walls, renovations to active facilities, demolition, coastal construction, libraries, multi-story work, retail construction, dealing with contaminated materials, around the clock work, and DOT construction. In his current position as President, he is responsible for corporate planning, risk analysis, contract review, and pre-construction management. Ryce’s education is courtesy of the U.S. Army and a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.
John oversees operations to ensure that Benning’s clients are receiving the service, support, quality and satisfaction that they deserve beginning with pre-construction, throughout construction, and through the warranty period. Beginning as a laborer while attending the University of South Carolina, John has worked at every level within the company up to his present role as Chief Operating Officer.
While not at work, John enjoys spending time with his family, and everything outdoors.
Alden Brooks is a numbers guy, born and raised in Peachtree City GA. He sharpened his skills at Auburn University graduating with a degree in Accounting and holds multiple certifications within the industry. As Benning’s Chief Financial Officer, Alden not only leads a talented team including accounts payable and receivable, but also tracks cash flow, assesses risk, analyzes the company’s financial position and proposes strategic direction to the President and Board of Directors.
Alden enjoys playing golf, upland hunting and spending time with his young family.
Darcy DuVal Hodges, Esq., joined Benning after practicing law for 17 years. As Benning’s Chief Development Officer, Darcy oversees Benning’s talented Business Development and Marketing Team, while also ensuring that Benning is able to attract well qualified candidates with Benning’s competitive benefits package and commitment to developing tomorrow’s workforce. Darcy volunteers much of her time to local high school and college construction programs and is active in numerous trade and business development organizations.
When Darcy is not working, she loves working with her dogs and horses, running marathons, and spending time with family and friends.
JoAnna grew up in a small town north of Cartersville making it her launching pad for college at Kennesaw State University. JoAnna was Executive Vice President of the Kennesaw Marketing Association and served as the President of the OWLS Abroad program for a semester with an opportunity to study in France. She graduated with honors on a 4-year track from KSU with a Bachelor in Business Administration – Marketing followed thereafter with a Mini MBA from KSU. Throughout her career she has served under one of the most prestigious physicians in Atlanta who is year over year voted Top Doc, blazed a trail in construction working with local government officials to save Georgians taxpayer dollars, and works to create partnerships that change the landscape of Atlanta and the surrounding communities. JoAnna is most interested in the fields of Healthcare and Construction dedicating time to serve on the Board of Women in Healthcare – GA, Shotgun Sisters, & the American Public Works Association.
In her spare time JoAnna likes to browse vintage shops, travel and sightsee with her husband, care for her 20+ year old cat – Cosmo, and sip lattés & other fine beverages.
Anthony Zito was born in Pennsylvania, grew up around construction and naturally worked his way up through the ranks at Benning. Starting as a field superintendent in 2005, Anthony (aka Zito) now serves as the Chief Construction Officer, responsible for managing Benning’s construction operations, including project management, site operations, multiple project teams and the implementation of new technology to link and align our field and office operations.
While not at work, Anthony and his family of five enjoy traveling, watching movies and going to concerts together.