Published DateMEREDITH — Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc., with offices in Meredith and Laconia, has announced that Gus Benavides of Gilford has recently joined the real estate firm. He will be a part of the Meredith office's team located at 97 Daniel Webster Highway.
Benavides was born in Salem, MA and attended Salem State University, majoring in business with a concentration in finance. He and his wife Colleen are proud parents of three children all whom attend or attended the Gilford school system.
As a twenty year resident of Gilford, Benavides has worked in the customer service industry for over 25 years with one of New England's largest companies. He is a three-term selectman for the Town of Gilford (currently serving), a representative to the Budget Committee, the Laconia Airport Authority, and the Historic District in Gilford.
He was also a member of the Gilford Rotary Club and is a member Grace Capital Church in Laconia. Additionally, he is a member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club and is an avid boater on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Roche said "we are very pleased to have Gus affiliated with our real estate organization. He adheres to strong ethical standards, has a 25-year background in the customer service industry where he knows the importance of listening, to follow up with clients' specific needs. Additionally, he is one of the hardest working guys you'll find, and he gives back so much of his time to the Town of Gilford in his capacity as Selectman and serving on various committees."