Staff Spotlight: Jay Benzing

Jay Benzing joined Schaefer’s Cincinnati, Ohio office in 1995 + is a senior modeler.

1. What has been the most rewarding initiative you’ve accomplished since joining Schaefer?

I was one of three who started our Revit initiative and was one of the first to complete projects in the program.

2. If you weren’t a modeler, what would you be?

A travel Journalist.

3. What would you do with $1 million?

I would downsize, invest a large portion, retire and start a travel blog.

4. What’s on your bucket list?

I still need to visit my 49th + 50th states; I only have Hawaii + Alaska outstanding.

5. What is a skill that you don’t have, but wish you did?

I wish I could scuba or deep sea dive.

6. What about Schaefer gets you to jump out of bed in the morning?

I don’t jump out of bed because of bad knees, but if I did it would be for the great people I work with and the firm that tries to do the right thing for its employees on a daily basis.

7. Describe Schaefer in three words.

My second family.

8. What would you sing at karaoke?

“What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.

9. What’s your signature dish to cook for family and friends?

I make delicious zucchini steak + mashed potatoes.

10. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Not working hard. We all have different skills and as long as we work hard we all can succeed in life.

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