Benson Smith

Benson has almost 20 years of experience owning and operating an eclectic group of small businesses. Benson found his passion for small business in his youth – it’s what he was born to do! Benson has developed highly successful start-ups and has also found success in purchasing existing entities, all over the United States. All told, Benson has had businesses in 16 States. Benson has the rare ability to be a forward thinker, as he finds businesses to purchase and then delves in and becomes an expert in that field. With the keen talent to see each company’s potential, Benson’s ability to team build and motivate his team members to see the vision enables people to deliver, causing his companies to reach exponential growth. In 2007, Benson decided it was time to be closer to family out West and he purchased a chemical distribution company in beautiful Colorado in the fall of that year. During his time, of ownership that same company grew into the largest company of its kind in the Western United States. It also became well known as an industry leader in Municipal water treatment and chemical distribution. Since that time Benson has purchased businesses in many differing industries and in virtually every corner of the country. Benson holds an MBA from Idaho State University. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and six children and has a passion for traveling and exploring the world, recreating outdoors and coaching his kids in sports. Benson also volunteers his time with the Boy Scouts of America.

Steve Crandall

Steve currently owns and manages 15 businesses across the country. Some of the businesses include an accounting firm, yogurt shop, equipment leasing, real estate development, real estate leasing, manufacturing, advertising, print shop, restaurants, and a residential building company. He has been a certified public accountant for the past 18 years. Steve graduated in 1993 from Brigham Young University with a Masters Degree in accounting with a specialty in taxation. He went to work in Irvine, California for Deloitte and Touche, a “big six” accounting firm. There he helped prepare corporation tax returns for several large companies. Since 1995, Steve has owned and operated his own accounting firm in Idaho Falls, working with over 500 clients in tax and financial planning. He enjoys helping people reach their financial goals and making the most of their business. Steve has also prepared and lectured at seminars involving financial, tax, and estate planning. Steve currently resides in St. George, UT with his wife Jenni and their six children. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with his family.