Management Team

John Holden

Senior Project Manager

John is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s Construction Management program.  He worked for Messer Construction as a Field Engineer, Estimator, Scheduler, and Assistant Superintendent.  Seeking a more hands-on level of involvement within the industry, John sought out a position with Leviton Construction in Dayton, OH.  While at Leviton, John served as the Chief Estimator, Project Manager, and eventually opened and managed their Cincinnati office.  He subsequently moved to Wilmington, NC where he founded a general contracting firm focused on commercial and retail projects, and also acted as the Owner’s Representative for several NC based developers.  Literally seeking “bluer waters“ in which to pursue his interest in diving, kayaking, hiking and spearfishing, John moved to St. Croix.  After observing many  J. Benton Construction projects on island, John was so impressed with the company that he sought out James Benton for an interview.  He was offered a position and gratefully accepted the challenge.