Ben and his wife and three children live on a farm in Northwestern Missouri about midway between Des Moines, Omaha, and Kansas City and are active members of their local community and the local church. Although Ben primarily resides in the Midwest now - he continues to evaluate, list, market and negotiate sales in PA as he frequently returns for business trips.
Before moving to Missouri he and his wife Camille and their 3 children lived just north of Strasburg in Lancaster County, PA. Ben was a Republican Committee Person and both Ben and Camille were active members of Willow Street Mennonite Church. Ben and Camille’s families have lived in Lancaster County, PA for generations and trace their roots back to some of the earliest Swiss settlers. Ben was raised on a farm and also helped in the family home building business. After high school, he worked for a local custom farming operation and also for a large hay/straw operation, as well as growing mechanically harvested fresh market green beans on his own.
He attended Millersville University and Eastern University for Political Science and spent time interning for former Congressman Joe Pitts in his Washington DC office. Subsequently, Ben served locally on the Providence Township Board of Supervisors from 2002 to 2008 as a member and Vice-Chairman as well as Chairmen of the Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee.
Ben graduated from the Worldwide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa in 2002, and in 2003 Ben completed his Real Estate Licensing and joined Kingsway Realty. Beginning in 2005, he became a full partner at Kingsway Realty and has since served in multiple capacities for the company including the Board of Directors; meanwhile consistently earning top sales awards for the company. Ben has served in various capacities for the Lancaster County Association of Realtors including the governmental affairs committee and the Consumer Grievance Panel and as a State Director representing the Lancaster County Association of Realtors.
Ben is also one of two owners of The BP Real Estate Investment Group, where they buy and renovate homes. He and his wife Camille also operate multiple commercial and agricultural real estate investments on the East Coast and in the Midwest.