Partners In Building Communities

King & Benton group of companies founded in 1996 by Steve Charest, is a leading South Western Ontario privately owned real estate Development / Redevelopment Company based in Brantford, Ontario. It has acquired over 1000 acres of industrial/commercial land, and over 800,000 square feet of industrial and commercial space in its portfolio.

We Foster Sustainability

King & Benton is dedicated to strategic, sustainable, low impact development and responsible growth and prides itself in incorporating community ideals, ecological stewardship and maintain a community-oriented approach to all of its projects.

We Support Local Communities

King & Benton works with local charities, officials and neighborhood leaders on many local initiatives. In 2008 King & Benton Community Foundation was established. King & Benton Community Foundation has provided free office and warehouse space for many non-profit organizations, generous charitable contributions to various groups, and provided great support for numerous local initiatives.

We Create Partnerships

It is worth mentioning that King & Benton with their partner Guswhenta Holdings made a historical move when it purchased 50 acres of land within the Hadenosaunee traditional territory and along the Haldimand Tract and then repatriated back to the Six Nations of the Grand River community trustees in early 2015.

We Pursue Excellence

We adhere to excellence and foresight in the selection of development areas and project locations. King & Benton’s corporate values are rooted in our awareness that our work potentially impacts the lives of many people and will leave a legacy that will be visible for generations to come. Our challenge, then, is to make decisions that reflect community attitudes and desires, and earn the respect of both current and future generations.

We do not aim at being like others, our vision is to be partners in building communities, creating opportunities, changing the impossible into possible for a better future.Steve Charest

The King & Benton Group Of Companies, Founded In 1996 By Steve Charest, Is A Leading Southwestern Ontario Privately Owned Real Estate Development/redevelopment Company Based In Brantford, Ontario. We Have More Than 1,000 Acres Of Industrial/commercial Land And More Than 800,000 Square Feet Of Industrial And Commercial Space In Our Portfolio.

We’re Dedicated To Strategic, Sustainable, Low-impact Development And Responsible Growth, Priding Ourselves In Ecological Stewardship And A Community-oriented Approach To All Our Projects.

We Work With Local Charities, Officials And Neighbourhood Leaders On Many Local Initiatives. In 2008, We Established The King & Benton Community Foundation To Provide Free Office And Warehouse Space For Non-profit Organizations, Generous Charitable Contributions To Community Groups And Valuable Support To Local Initiatives.

In Early 2015, We Made History! Together With Our Partner Guswhenta Holdings, We Repatriated Back To The Community Trustees Of The Six Nations Of The Grand River 50 Acres Of Land We Purchased In The Haudenosaunee Traditional Territory And Along The Haldimand Tract.

At King & Benton, We’re Discerning When Selecting Our Locations For Development. Our Corporate Values Are Rooted In The Foresight That Our Work Impacts Communities And Leaves An Enduring Legacy. Our Challenge Is To Make Decisions That Reflect Community Attitudes And Desires And Earn The Respect Of Both Current And Future Generations.

We’re Not Aiming To Be Just Another Developer. Our Vision Is To Be Partners In Building Communities And In Creating Opportunities, Transforming The Impossible To Possible, For A Better Future.

Featured Projects

Over The Past 20+ Years, We At King & Benton Have Completed A Wide Range Of Major Projects Throughout Southwestern Ontario And Continue Our Commitment To Major Residential, Commercial, Industrial And Land-development Projects.

Outlined Below Are Some Of Our Major Projects.


316 West Street, Brantford

This 1.8-acre Site In The Heart Of Brantford Is A Spectacular Development Opportunity For A High-density Residential Construction. King & Benton Is In Negotiation With Several Prospective Partners To Build High-quality Units In A Mid- Or High-rise Construction.

Commercial / Industrial

Southwest Paris Business Park, County Of Brant

This New 180-acre Large-scale Development Site Located At Rest Acres Road And Highway 403 Is The First High-profile Industrial Park Development In The County Of Brant. In The Heart Of Southwestern Ontario And Fronting Highway 403, It’s An Ideal Location For Logistics And Warehousing Facilities.

King & Benton Played A Pivotal Role In Facilitating A Partnership With The Six Nations Of The Grand River And The County Of Brant. Together, We Developed This New Industrial Park That Is Now Anchored By A 700,000 Square-foot Adidas Facility.

The County Of Brant And The King & Benton Development Group See This Project As An Exciting Industrial Development, Providing The County With A New Area For Expanding Its Industrial Base.

Land Development

65 Canal Bank St., Welland

In Addition To The Lincoln & Albert Site In Welland, King & Benton Made The Strategic Decision To Diversify Its Positioning In The Niagara Region By Adding More Industrial Land To Its Portfolio. 65 Canal Bank Street Is A 185-acre Site Situated Between The Welland Canals, Currently Occupied By Urban Mining Canada Corporation, A Subsidiary Of King & Benton.