The Benkari Management Team
Adrienne Bennett, President & CEO, is a pioneer in America's plumbing and construction industries. She is North America's first and only female licensed master plumber and plumbing contractor; America's first African-American female plumbing inspector and certified medical gas inspector and installer; and one of America's few minority-owned, woman-owned and operated, self-performing, union specialty trade contractors.
Adrienne served the City of Detroit as a Plumbing Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer. She is a licensed union plumber from Plumbers Local 98 and has held a litany of positions throughout her prolific career including: Chief Project Manager, Chief Space Analyst, Master Plumber, Plumbing Estimator, and Drain Layer Contractor. (See more about Adrienne on our Press page.)
A.K. Bennett, Project Manager, earned a Master of Construction Engineering Management and Graduate Certificate in Integrated Project Delivery from Lawrence Technological University along with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from Nova Southeastern University. He has four years of experience in project management, business development, and facilities maintenance management. A.K.'s roles include project management, scheduling, leading business development, estimating assistance, and advising on project delivery.
Alondre Barry, General Superintendent and Safety Manager, is a licensed, union plumbing journeyman from Plumbers Local 98. He has over fifteen years of experience in the plumbing industry. He has installed and maintained plumbing and piping systems for an array of project types ranging from home renovations to steel mills and nuclear power plants. Alondre conducts plumbing surveys and estimating for Benkari along with supervising and planning field operations. His specialties are: industrial and commercial plumbing systems. He is OSHA 30-Hour certified and a member of the MCA Detroit Safety Committee.
Ibn-Hashim Bakari, Consultant holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from the University of Rhode Island. He has fifteen years of experience in construction and project management for highways, bridges, and detention facilities along with five years of experience in highway and road inspection and interstate traffic studies.
Ibn-Hashim is a consultant for lead water pipe replacement project in Detroit. He is the founder of Lights & Sirens International, a non-profit that hosts charity sporting events to support international child education and healthcare initiatives.