“I Created Bench Builders to Help Manufacturers Solve Their People, Process, and Planning Problems So They Can Grow”
Providing systems, support and guidance so your manufacturing company can scale faster & smarter.
Hi, I'm Mike, the founder of Bench Builders. I'm a full-time entrepreneur, podcast host, devoted father, and loving husband. Before launching Bench Builders, I held senior roles in Shaw and Mohawk, both Fortune 500 manufacturing companies.
I've worked with clients around the world as they scaled their companies quickly, building my knowledge of how to create the right recipe for success and learning how to pivot and avoid potential problems.
I hold a B.S., Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and an M.Ed., Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University. I am a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). I'm also certified to administer and facilitate DiSC® Profile Workshops and Assessments.
Meet the Bench Builders Team
Rhonda has spent two decades leading HR teams in small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. She is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and holds a certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She can help you build a strong team, improve your leadership skills, and develop new HR compliance policies. No matter the workplace challenge, Rhonda is ready to offer you logical solutions you can implement immediately.
Robert spent nearly 30 years as a leader in the United States Army before shifting gears and becoming an executive leadership coach. Over his career, he's led a broad range of teams and organizations. This experience helped him to understand the challenges that leaders face and the value of executive coaching. Robert received his coaching certification through the Center for Executive Coaching.
Mary jumps in and gets hands-on when she needs to, especially when building training programs from the ground up. She has strong graphic skills and the ability to break down complex information into bite-sized chunks for employees. She has had a robust training career and has worked in both leadership and development roles. Mary has a M.Ed. in Human Resources Development and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
Clients We've Worked With
Customized Solutions for Growing Manufacturers in 3 Easy Steps
We're going to evaluate the three fundamental areas of your business - people, process, and planning - to make sure that you're set up for the best possible success as you grow your manufacturing company.
You might be able to solve a lot of these on your own. But when you work with our expert team, you'll get there faster, and with fewer delays.
Schedule My Free Consultation
We’ll talk about your company’s goals and where you would like to see improvement.
Create Your Plan
We will look at all three areas of your business and create a custom plan to make sure that you have the right things in place to support your growth.
Execute The Plan
Bench Builders will support you as you execute the game plan making sure that you can move quickly without delays.
Let's Tackle Your Barriers to Growth
Discover the root causes of your people, process, and planning problems. Once identified, we’ll recommend custom-fit solutions that gets you on the path to scaling fast, smart, and profitably.
We work one-on-one with your executive team and teach them to be more strategic, effective, and self-aware as leaders.
We work with your managers to help them learn how to stay compliant, become better communicators and have better management skills.
We take a close look at your systems and processes and show you how to increase profits, raise employee morale and increase productivity.
What Clients Are Saying...
As the President of a small business, I reach out to Mike O’Neill and Bench Builders when I need perspective. He and his team has a real knack for understanding what really matters and what drives a business forward. Over the last several years, we have involved the Bench Builders team in our project and strategic planning efforts, as well as their expertise in coaching. Mike and his team spent the time necessary to get to know our business and offer real insight and guidance.
David Aft - President, The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia
Which Of These Blockers Are Keeping Your Company From Growing?
Take this free 5 minute quiz to learn what is your #1 growth blocker, and what do you need to focus on first to grow your manufacturing company... and get customized advice from Mike to help you get prepared to scale.