Our Team


Steve Bennett - General Manager

Steve Bennett – General Manager, SSBS employee since 2019

Steve Bennett has been with Silver State Barricade and Sign since 2019. Bennett is a native of Helena, MT., and spent 20 years in Spokane, WA. as a baseball player and coach at his Alma Mater, Gonzaga University. Bennett moved to Reno/Sparks in 2015 to become an assistant baseball coach at the University of Nevada. After coaching through the 2019 season, Bennett became the General Manager of SSBS in September of 2019. He has a degree in Human Resource Management and a Masters Degree in Business Administration, both from Gonzaga University. In his free time, Bennett enjoys hanging out with his family, coaching, teaching, and being a dad. Bennett and his wife, Abby, have 3 kids, Cullen (11), William (9), and Murphy (5), as well as a Beagle pup named Roo. If you’d like to get a hold of Steve, please email him at steve@ssbsnv.com or call 775-331-0907. 

Ross Smith - Operations Manager

Ross Smith – Operations Manager, SSBS employee since 2017 

Ross Smith has been with Silver State Barricade and Sign for over 3 years now. Smith is a native of Sparks, NV and attended Spanish Springs High School, before attending Truckee Meadows Community College. Smith has been in the construction business his entire life and has worked with multiple businesses in and around the greater Reno/Sparks area. He is a certified TCS, and is also certified in multiple pieces of heavy equipment, certified by OSHA, and certified to drive a forklift. Smith lives in Spanish Springs with his 2 dogs, Libby and Lacy. In his free time, Smith enjoys fishing, target shooting, and camping. If you’d like to get ahold of Ross, please email him at ross@ssbsnv.com or call 775-331-0907.

Dave Eaton - Traffic Control Manager

Dave Eaton – Traffic Control Manager, SSBS employee since 2003 

Dave Eaton is the longest tenured employee of Silver State Barricade and Sign. After being offered a job at SSBS at a young age, Eaton has never left. Eaton began working at SSBS back in 2003 and became the Traffic Control Manager in 2017. Eaton is a native of Sparks, NV, and Reed High School before starting his career in the construction industry. He is a Certified ATSSA Traffic Control Supervisor, certified OSHA 30, and a certified Graco Repair Technician, as well as a very skillful hand around the shop. Eaton’s job entails working in the field as a supervisor, drawing Traffic Control Plans, and overseeing the SSBS Traffic Control Office. In his free time, Eaton enjoys camping, biking, off-roading, spending time with family, and finishing projects around the house. Eaton lives in Sparks with his wife Meredith and his 2 sons, Zac (13) and Kyle (9). If you’d like to get ahold of Dave, please email him at trafficcontrol@ssbsnv.com or call 775-331-0907.


Sign Shop 

Bret Dube - Sign Shop Supervisor and Traffic Control Plan Supervisor

Bret Dube – Sign Shop Supervisor and Traffic Control Plan Supervisor, SSBS employee since 2010

Bret Dube is the SSBS jack-of-all-trades. Dube is very adept at drawing Traffic Control Plans, a Certified Traffic Control Supervisor, and an excellent sign designer and craftsman. With close to 20 years of experience in the industry, Dube is qualified to tackle any of your traffic control or sign needs. A native of Antioch, CA., Dube went to Live Oak High School before entering the workforce. As well as a TCS, Dube is also certified as a forklift operator and certified OSHA 10. A devoted father to his son Raymond (20), Dube is also a 2nd-degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu and Ninjitsu, and enjoys art of all kinds. Dube leads fitness programs and promotes a great sense of zen in our sign shop accented with kind-heartedness and a sense of humor. If you’d like to contact Bret, please email him at bret@ssbsnv.com or call 775-331-0907.

Kendra Mallory - Sign Shop Graphic Designer

Kendra Mallory – Sign Shop Graphic Designer, SSBS employee since 2020

Kendra Mallory started with SSBS in February of 2020.  Kendra is a very skilled Graphic Designer who has been in the graphic design business for the last 6 years. Mallory was born and raised in Reno, NV and attended college in Lewiston, ID., at Lewis-Clark State College, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design and Print Technology. She also has extensive knowledge of graphic design software, including Illustrator, Corel Draw, InDesign, and much more. Mallory is a certified open-water diver and enjoys studying paleontology, drawing, crocheting in her free time. She chose to work at SSBS because she wanted to apply her skills in graphics and work hands-on with projects from start to finish.