With a background in Architecture and a passion for woodwork, David Floyd is the Owner of Benchmark Woodworks. Motivated by his goal of providing good design, David is charged with managing the daily operations of the shop, ordering materials, project scheduling, and ensuring that clients’ needs are met through efficient project management, innovative design, and quality customer service. Having lived most of his life on the Central Coast, David founded the company in 1993.
Born and raised in the Ruhr Valley of Germany, Sven Hammer is Project Manager and Shop Foreman. Following a long family lineage of architecture and design, Sven earned his Master Degree in Fine Woodworking in Germany. When he moved to California, he worked as Project Manager in a stainless steel fabrication facility in Northern California. Shortly after, he joined Benchmark Woodworks in 2001. He works with clients from conceptual design through installation, directing fabrication, construction, and installation. Inspired by Bauhaus design principles, he is driven by his passion to design and construct functional art.