NAPLES, Fla.– Ryan Benson, principal with A. Vernon Allen Builder, has been re-appointed as Chairman of the Collier Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) Governmental Affairs Committee.

The Governmental Affairs Committee strivesto keep lines of communication open between the industry and city and county building officials through meetings and educational seminars. They also monitor local, state and federal legislation and work with the FHBA and NAHB on pending legislation that affects the building industry.

Benson earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., and his Master of Business Administration degree from Florida International University in Miami. He has been in the construction industry for 16 years, and was a finalist for the National Association of Home Builders Young Professional’s Award, In 2017 Benson was named as one of Gulfshore Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40 recipients.


Benson is involved in a number of organizations, including serving as a delegate on both the Board of Directors of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders for 2018, board member of the Collier Building Industry Association, past president of Naples Gulfshore Sunset Rotary, vice chairman of the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County and a 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