Charlie Bensten has more than 3 decades of experience in general contracting and construction management specializing in the construction and restoration fields. Before joining J.S. Held, Charlie was an independent insurance claims adjuster for companies like Allstate, USAA, The Hartford, and QBE. During this period, Charlie completed over 150 claims per year. Accomplishing both commercial and residential claims, Charlie gained a wealth of expertise in the insurance side of claims handling and finalizing. In addition to daily claims, Charlie handled CAT claims on both Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma accomplishing over 100 claims for each storm. Prior to his time as an adjuster, Charlie worked as a senior project manager and senior estimator for several National and Regional general contractors. Charlie’s work included new and renovated commercial projects up to $25M in diverse types of construction from multi-story office buildings to aircraft simulator buildings and laboratory facilities.
Charlie has joined J.S. Held to establish an office in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Collaborating with the Arlington office, J.S. Held can provide cost estimating, scheduling, and claims cost analysis to clients involved in property loss disputes. By utilizing the wide expertise of our associates, we can address any type of claim or construction situation.