Benoure Inc. is a second generation family business. The company was founded by Robert Benoure in 1966 when he purchased the business from his longtime employer, Max Langtot. After Robert's retirement in 1994, the business was taken over by Robert's son Robin Benoure along with his three brothers Bobby, Michael and Brad.
Since then the company has seen a lot of change. In in 1994, there was one employee besides the four brothers. Today the company has 52 employees, many of them family members, including Benoure's sons, Chris and Ryan, both Master Plumbers, a sister, Krista and Bobby's two sons. Robin's wife, Patti, does all the company's billing, Michael's wife, Pam, manages the accounts payable.
Sales have grown 20 percent to 25 percent per year. With growth has come a space crunch. This led the brothers to buy another building that offers nearly four times as much square footage. The new quarters are at 34 Commerce Avenue, right around the corner from their old place on Ethan Allen Drive, near the airport.