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Adrienne Bennet

Benkari Mechanical LLC
President and CEO
Adrienne Bennett, President and CEO of Benkari Mechanical LLC, has the proud distinction of being a pioneer in the construction plumbing/piping industry for the last 40+ years.

• America’s first female Licensed Master Plumber
• America’s first female Licensed Plumbing Contractor
• America’s first female Licensed Plumbing Inspector
• America’s first female Medical Gas and Piping Systems Inspector/Contractor
• America’s first female to graduate a United Association five-year plumbing apprenticeship
• Michigan’s first and only female Licensed Plumbing Contractor

Adrienne boasts past and present experience in numerous leadership roles in many facets of the construction plumbing/piping industry including but not limited to: Corporate Management, Project Management, Court Enforcement Officer, Plumbing Inspector, Estimator, Master Plumber, Plumbing/Mechanical Contractor and Drain Layer Contractor. In the first six months of 2018, Benkari Mechanical LLC has been honored as one of Michigan’s 50 COMPANIES TO WATCH 2018, “Thank You” Award Detroit Longstanding Neighborhood Small Business, Spirit of Detroit Award, and AGC of Michigan’s Outstanding Safety Performance Award.

Throughout her career, giving back to the community has remained her MISSION, resulting in numerous public speaking opportunities and consistent community service involvement, including: City Council President Brenda Jones’ Skilled Trades Task Force; Black Caucus Foundation of America Drug & Violence Free Ambassadors Scholars Graduation, June 2017; FLICS Foreign Language in Cultural Studies Elementary School Career Day 2017; Flint Water Crisis Response Team; National Multiple Sclerosis Society; COTS Women’s Shelter; First Step Women’s Shelter;
American Association of University Woman Annual Conferences; Vista Maria Girls Center; American Society of Plumbing Engineers; and Mechanical Contractors Association of Detroit.

Looking towards the future with sustainability and service in mind, in 2018, Adrienne began implementing a plan to establish Benkari as a water conservation contractor to help preserve our most precious resource.

Adrienne is a proud mother of 3: Ibn-Hashim, Takiyah, and Adrian-Keith and a proud grandmother of 1, Adrianna.