NAPLES, Fla. (May 18, 2017) – Ryan Benson, principal with A. Vernon Allen Builder, has been elected vice chairman of the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County.

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is a nonprofit, youth development organization, which annually serves 3,000 of the most at-risk children and teens in Collier County. The Club provides a safe, positive place where local youth can acquire: academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. The Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to its mission, which is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County or to arrange a tour, call 239-325-1700 or visit

Benson is a certified building contractor who is involved in a number of organizations, including serving as the chairman of government affairs for the Collier Building Industry Association, past president of the Naples Gulfshore Sunset Rotary Club and past trustee for Canterbury School.

In 1951, A Vernon Allen established the company, which became one of the first homebuilders in Port Royal and is the largest builder in the Port Royal Community today, as well as one of the most established and finest custom homebuilders in Naples. Benson and his business partner, Andy Bringardner, completed their acquisition of the firm in 2015 after almost a decade working as managers of the firm. For more information about A. Vernon Allen Builder, call 239-261-5300 or email