KB_steveSteve Charest
President / CEO – King & Benton Group
As President & Chief Executive Officer, Steve is responsible for development and growth initiatives of the company.
Steve Charest is the founder of King & Benton Group. A businessman and owner for more than 25 years dedicated to strategic, sustainable, low impact development and responsible growth that prides itself in incorporating of community ideals and ecological stewardship.




John Pehlke


Real Estate Operations and Planning
John is part of the senior management team that directs the planning and execution of the real estate initiatives undertaken by the King and Benton Group of Companies and their strategic partners across Southern Ontario.

John brings over 40 years of commercial and residential real estate lending, construction financing and development experience to the management team. His career included management positions with the Royal Bank, TD Bank/Central Guaranty Trust, Laurentian Bank and MCAP Financial.


Justin Varias

Business Development Manager
Justin is a senior member of the team with a diverse background in Commercial Banking, Marketing and Sales roles. Justin generates new business development leads for the King and Benton Group of Companies across Southern Ontario.

Justin brings more than a decade of experience in several senior, strategic roles with TD Commercial Banking and McMaster World Congress. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Finance from McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business, and has shown a strong commitment to volunteerism with several non-profit organizations throughout his career.



Nancy Fadayel
Executive Assistant (Financial Operations)
Nancy is the President’s Executive Assistant for any financial related issues.
Nancy is a graduate of York University and holds a degree in Economics and Business Economics. She joined the King & Benton team in March of 2014. Nancy has more than 12 years of professional work experience in bookkeeping and accounting.





KB_wendyWendy Babineau
Executive Assistant (Business Development & HR)
Wendy is the President’s Executive Assistant for Business Development and HR related matters.
Wendy is a graduate from Conestoga College with a degree in Office Administration with over 11 years of experience with the King & Benton Group of Companies.