Mission Statement:

At Benchmark Utility Services, our commitment to excellence means one thing to us: delivering projects that are not just right, but right from the very start. We pride ourselves on consistently completing projects on time and within budget, ensuring your satisfaction, every time.

Company Values:

At Benchmark, our core values of Trust, Integrity, Respect, Honor, Commitment, Hustle, and Empathy are the foundation of everything we do. These values are not just words; they're the guiding principles that shape our company culture. We're dedicated to ensuring that every member of our team, regardless of their role, lives and breathes these values, creating a work environment where excellence and integrity thrive.

About Our Team

Benchmark is composed of a team of highly experienced and capable professionals with extensive expertise. We take immense pride in our management team, which we believe to be the finest in the industry. Our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and safety is shared by every member of our workforce.

Danny Raynes


Danny, a distinguished member of both the SCTE and the ISBE is the visionary founder of Benchmark. With a remarkable career spanning over three decades in the Telecommunications Industry, Danny brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to our organization. His dedication to driving innovation and excellence has been a driving force behind Benchmark's commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions and superior service.

Niles Austin

COO & President

Niles, an experienced construction professional with over 15 years of expertise, leads the Benchmark team in successfully delivering large-scale projects from design to completion. With a focus on complex, fast-paced projects, Niles consistently exceeds customer expectations and builds long-term relationships.

Darren Shaw


Darren is your go-to contact for launching and overseeing your new projects. His proven ability to drive strategic growth and his deep industry insights make him an invaluable asset in ensuring the success of your ventures. Darren's leadership and commitment to excellence are at the forefront of our mission to deliver innovative solutions that meet your unique needs.

Ryan Bigos


Ryan brings extensive expertise in finance and accounting. His financial acumen and strategic insight are key drivers of Benchmark's success, ensuring our financial stability and growth.