We select local businesses to carefully kiln dry our Florida grown, cypress lumber in small batches to increase the quality and consistency in our finished products.
In the early 2000’s, Benjamin started his lifelong career in the construction industry here in Florida. He framed approximately 150 homes within 3 years. His career segued into framing custom homes under his corporate name that now services Ohana Outdoor Living, known as, Ben Built Incorporated. In the years 2008 to 2012, he worked in the federally funded sound abatement program which was a response to the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979. He completed jobs in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Stuart, and Key West. After which, he began upscale remodels. With a growing clientele, he was able to open a wood shop located in Apopka to fabricate much of the custom work that was being crafted during that time. His desire for luxury products fueled his disciplined studies of wood, and all crafts associated with master carpentry. In 2018, Ohana Outdoor Living was a discussion amongst friends that transformed into a reality through a temporary partnership with a fellow colleague. Much of Benjamin’s experience is evident today in our selections, designs, and quality outdoor features.