The Benson Plane Barns celebrated its grand opening recently with a full audience. The project was a design-build contract and began mid-July 2018 with construction. The project included; clearing and grubbing, over-excavation of the building, installation of foundations, slab on grade, cement treated base under the asphalt, construction of a pre-engineered building, full electrical hook up and independent electrical systems for each of the 12 bays, new mini plates for temperature control in the pilot’s room, connect to existing water main for fire suppression that includes remote dialer and alarm system that communicates to the Benson Fire Station. The project design Team was KE&G’s Vice President Ed Anderson and Project Engineer Grey Major. Our project construction Team was Larry Saunders, Ross Parker, Justin Wilson, Cesar Acuna, Sean Lyons, Sergio Barrera, and Ramon Morales. The work was managed and constructed from our Sierra Vista office. The owner is Plane Barnes LLC, Dan, and Christine Mosier. The general use is to rent out airplane hangar bays as well as use this building as a platform to continue teaching new pilots — the project completed on January 31, 2019.