Ben the Builder and Benita shopped at Benny’s to construct superstore
The opening of any business in the current economic climate is an occasion to celebrate and more so when the investment runs in the millions of dollars. The new home of Ben and Benita is also a towering landmark at the northern entrance of the City. It is equipped with state of the art technology making it among the most modern buildings in Belize that will transform the hardware and construction industries. The media got a tour today of the multimillion dollar building today and according to Sean Feinstein, Director of the Benny’s group of companies, the best way to showcase the products they carry, is by putting them to good use. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.
Sean Feinstein, Director, Benny’s Group of Company’s
“We basically built this location to consolidate our administration, which is the tower you see in the front and of course what you’re looking at here is the store itself. We’ve expanded into other lines than we have done in the past and we have made certain lines that we currently have better, deeper with more products to offer. This store has a couple different features going on. The ground floor has a large self service area with a lot of our products, new products and old products. But what we did not want to get away from, in the past Benny’s has always been known for the training and expertise of its staff. People go to Benny’s because they know they’re gonna meet somebody, speak with someone that knows what they’re talking about and they can assist them. We didn’t lose that. There is still our counter service which stretches the entire length of the store right below us. So there is still that one on one the customer can get by going up to their favorite sales personnel and get assistance.”
“We try to sell the best quality that we can so the names that we’re doing, we’re doing American standard. We’re doing Kohler, we’re doing PGT windows, Weather Shield windows, Hunter fans etc., GE appliances. So this second floor here has its departments set up; windows, we have our tile gallery. You know in the past we’ve always have our tiles displayed in a decent sized area but now it’s called the Tile Gallery and it looks like a gallery. It’s all displayed nice and neat and with suggested designs. We have a large appliance center over there, a kitchen section, a bath section and I would say the largest light and fan section that we’ve done so far.
“We’ve been reducing our prices for many weeks now for various reasons: prices going down worldwide because of the worldwide recession, you know, people have to become more competitive. We’ve been looking at the specific items and trying to be very competitive with those items so overall almost everything is coming down so you can expect to see lower prices here.”
The building will be fully opened for business on Saturday.Email This Story