Steve is a born-and-raised Oregonian. He grew up in Salem but loved to come to Bend with his father to fish. Steve himself is a 3rd generation Bend resident. Steve’s 2 sons and 5 grandchildren all live in Bend – now 5 generations of Bendites!
Steve has operated Steve Bennett Builders in Bend since 1995. He spent the 15 years before that building luxury custom homes in Palm Desert, California.
Daniel started working for Steve Bennett Builders in 2016 as an independent jobsite foreman. Daniel was born and raised in Bend and holds a Construction Management degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Daniel is also the Founder and President of an international humanitarian architecture non-profit called Journeyman International.
Planning and building a custom home is an adventure and a commitment. We all know that relationships develop to a higher degree when a project of this undertaking starts out with first hand experience, maturity, patience and foresight.
Steve has the reputation in the industry as one who builds relationships first with the subcontractors performing the work, second with his clients. Managing the moods and agendas of the sub-contracting trades is a challenge of its own. Steve likens this phase of the construction process to a music conductor directing a fifty piece orchestra. Harmonizing the notes “in tune” and “on beat” defines the piece. Controlling the collective artistry of the sub-contractors to produce the dream house requires the same patience, vision and endurance. But the final reward of receiving the “notice of completion” does not over shadow the personal relationship developed with the homeowner.
Steve takes the physical aspect of building the home very seriously, but he cherishes the long term relationship that evolves with his clients. Steve makes a commitment to this relationship as a forever stand. as long as his clients own their home, Steve will be available. This commitment is not isolated just to the custom home structure itself, but includes staying in touch and growing as friends through time as homeowners enjoy the beauty of their dream home, for years beyond the completion of the home.
Steve makes a commitment to this relationship as a forever stand: as long as his clients own their home, Steve will be available.
With 25 years of experience building custom homes in Central Oregon, we know every detail necessary to navigate the building process and can guide you through the unique challenges you may face in our local planning departments, our Central Oregon climate, and in selecting and gaining access to the finest tradesmen and subcontractors.
Steve started his construction career in Palm Desert, CA, building high-end custom homes most notably at The Vintage Club. In 1995, Steve and his family left Indian Wells and moved to Bend and he’s been building custom homes in Central Oregon ever since.
Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear and Civil Engineering from Oregon State University (GO BEAVERS!). With a background in analytical engineering, Steve loves the challenge presented in custom home building and thrives on creating the best team of workers required to complete the job.
For over 40 years, Steve has worked with clients of all age groups and has built homes of many varying design features.
From the excavation and structural foundation to the choice of light fixtures and paint finishes, Steve Bennett Builders plans and manages the intricate process and stimulating artistry of home building.
Whether it is hillside excavation, radius concrete foundations, masonry construction, “green” design features, custom metalwork or woodworking craftsmanship, Steve initiates and oversees each phase of the building process with special attention paid to quality of appearance. He strives for efficiency, the highest quality standards and develops the communication channels and scheduling to accomplish these goals.
Steve is recognized in the construction industry as a “hands-on” professional, specializing in the teamwork approach. His expertise in all facets of construction will ensure your new home investment. Like an artist, his watchful eye brings the masterpiece to life, driven by the willingness and expectation of doing it “right”. His engineering background complements the analytical process required in building a custom home.
Quote from Manuel Baptista – President, Baptista Tile
His communication skills and detail set the standard for the construction industry.
Over the past 25 years, we have developed personal relationships with the most accomplished architects, interior designers and specialty subcontractors across the Northwest and we know their strengths and capabilities. We can offer you our expertise in selecting the best team to work with on the design and execution of your unique vision.
Steve breeds an atmosphere of mutual respect and loyalty with and from his subs. In many cases, Steve has been using the same subs for over 20 years. If Steve calls them on a Friday because there’s been a change order and he needs them on the job on Monday morning – you bet your sweet bippy they’ll be there on Monday morning. You can’t find that in Central Oregon among most other builders – it’s called loyalty.
Over the past 25 years, Steve has developed personal relationships with the most accomplished architects, interior designers and specialty subcontractors across the Northwest and he knows their strengths and capabilities. Steve can offer you his expertise in selecting the best team to work with on the design and execution of your unique vision.