Ex-Marine Builds $8M Construction Company

February 1, 2011  |  

(The Grio) — Former Marine Richard Bennett fought in America’s initial invasion of Iraq in 2003, eventually serving four years rebuilding the country’s decimated bridged and roads. Bennett returned home after suffering a spinal injury, and was unable to find work stateside — until word of Bennett’s determination inspired Craig Williams, CEO of a construction firm. Williams made Bennett commander of his own construction company, Fidelis, which has rapidly built a sturdy reputation in construction. In just one year, Bennett has developed an $8 million contract portfolio for Fidelis, largely through projects with the Veterans Administration.

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