About Us

Experience, Expertise, & Outstanding Listening Skills

Years of experience tell only a small part of the Benchmark story. Each member of our team of professionals takes immense pride in his or her work, believing in continuous improvement and continuing education. We share a passion for getting to know each and every client, and ensuring that we exceed all of their expectations while staying within their budget. This unique blend of expertise, dedication and enthusiasm has set the standard in the Southwest Florida building industry, enabling us to provide you with “the best of Benchmark.”

Benchmark- Inspiring the World Since 1984

We know what it takes to build unique residential and commercial properties following a standard of excellence that owners and developers expect from us. Our team is inspiring all of Southwest Florida by pushing the front edge and setting a Benchmark with every project since 1984. 

We strive to flawlessly complete complex projects starting from quality planning to coordinating budget, harmonizing your goals with our vision, and enabling disciplined execution of every plan.

Benchmark General Contractors supports the Florida Economic Council whose mission is to restore, preserve and better maintain Florida's inland and coastal waterways in order to support a strong and vibrant tourism-based economy.

Meet Our Team


Brad Nickel President

With his extensive background and experience in healthcare, commercial, and residential construction, Brad proudly assumed the role of president at Benchmark General Contracting in 2021. He is already working to continue building on the strong legacy of excellence that he inherited. Brad brings tremendous proficiency to the team between his time in the Air Force, studying building construction in college, and becoming a certified healthcare constructor. Brad is a seasoned leader having already been involved in over $600 million worth of healthcare construction ranging from ground up construction to the phased interior renovations of multiple healthcare facilities. From project management to business development and writing estimates, his functions are currently widespread as the team continues to expand. Brad’s passion lies in seeing two-dimensional drawings built to life; helping companies and homeowners realize their visions. With an understanding that there are numerous internal and external parties necessary to completing a project efficiently and on time, Brad values and appreciates his teams and recognizes that they are all a part of what makes Benchmark the preferred builder in Southwest Florida.

Mark M. Anderson Vice President

Mark Anderson founded Benchmark in 1984. Benchmark was formed as a “niche” general contracting firm to handle a variety of general contracting functions to include residential remodeling, new home construction, commercial remodeling, new commercial construction, and small multi-family construction. In the last twenty-five years, Benchmark has completed over one thousand residential and commercial projects of all sizes throughout Lee County. Over the years, the staff at Benchmark has developed a wealth of knowledge in such areas as local permitting procedures and processes, floodplain construction, windstorm protection and the use and implementation of sustainable and green technologies. Having very little employee turnover, Benchmark enjoys the advantage of maintaining a strong, efficient, and well-rounded staff. Most employees have been with Benchmark for extended periods of service, the average employment term of its ten employees being just over thirteen years. In addition to working with their typical high end residential and commercial clientele, Benchmark has worked over the years on many public and institutional projects such as a 14 unit below market housing project for Community Housing Resources on Sanibel Island and the Ronald McDonald House at Health Park. Mark has been actively involved in numerous local charities and philanthropic organizations during his entire professional career.