Benchmark News

Reviving the Legacy of Shalimar Cottages & Motel

June 20, 2023

Sanibel Island has always been a beloved destination for those seeking a retreat, thanks to its timeless charm and pristine, sandy beaches. Among the most welcoming spots on Sanibel Island has been the Shalimar cottages & motel, where guests could literally step out onto the beach from their doorsteps. Unfortunately, this iconic establishment fell victim […]

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Benchmark Helps Company Build New Tropical Themed Office

June 15, 2023

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is excited to announce that construction on its new office is well underway. Benchmark is helping Sanibel Captiva Trust transform the former Bank of America building into a new tropical themed office. This endeavor has become even more significant following the impact of Hurricane Ian on Sanibel Island. Despite the […]

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Benchmark Helps Resilient South Florida Community Shine on the Nightly News

May 26, 2023

It’s been nearly 8 months since Florida’s Sanibel and Captiva Islands were devastated by Hurricane Ian. Lester Holt from the Nightly News reported live from Fort Myers Beach to highlight how far our Southwest Florida community has come since then. Before the storm, Sanibel-Captiva boasted around 2,600 hotel units catering to the influx of visitors […]

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Home Builder Digest Names Benchmark as a Top Custom Homebuilder in Sanibel, Florida

August 5, 2021

Sanibel is known for its sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. This stunning coastal setting calls for a custom built home that lets you appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Working with the best custom home builders in Sanibel, Florida, will help you stay on schedule. Whether you’d like to build a new […]

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Newly designed website showcases commercial and residential projects by Benchmark General Contractors

June 1, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 30, 2018) — Mark Anderson, founder and president of Benchmark General Contractors, Inc., has announced the launch of the firm’s newly designed website: Benchmark-gc-com. The site has been updated to reflect Benchmark’s scope of work in the residential and commercial building industries. Since 1984. Benchmark is known for award-winning, environmentally sustainable […]

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Mark Anderson named Sanibel Captiva Chamber Business Person of the Year

April 23, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 23, 2018) — Mark Anderson, founder and president of Benchmark General Contractors, Inc. (, was named the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce’s Business Person of the Year at the annual dinner which took place on April 10, 2018. An active Chamber member and former board chair, Mr. Anderson is involved in […]

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Benchmark team completes Islands Inn renovation on Sanibel Island

April 12, 2018

The Benchmark team is delighted to announce that the multi-faceted renovation of the Island Inn, Sanibel Island’s oldest inn, was completed in January 2018. Established in 1895, the Inn serves guests and residents on its 10 beachfront acres and pristine beach abundant in shells and silky sand, facing due south on the Gulf of Mexico. […]

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Benchmark leader, Mark Anderson, featured in Sanibel-Captiva Islander article

June 11, 2014

Mark Anderson, President of Benchmark, was featured in the Sanibel-Captiva Islander in June 2014 for his advocacy to reduce pollutants in the Gulf of Mexico and reduce the carbon footprint.

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“Suburban farming” featured in Florida Weekly

October 5, 2011

Mark Anderson of Benchmark General Contractors, is quoted on this cover-story for Florida Weekly. Suburban farming Living off your land, often at your own risk Backyard farming is certainly not “unique, historically,” admits Southwest Florida builder Mark Anderson, CEO of Benchmark General Contractors, and a backyard gardener. But he sees this common-sense feature of American […]

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Benchmark Sanibel Church Redevelopment mentioned in Gulfshore Business Daily

August 25, 2011

Benchmark General Contractors, Inc. and Sanibel Community Church held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 23, 2011 celebrating the beginning of redevelopment for the church expansion.

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