Speed - Quality - Value

This is a great opportunity to help bring fully customizable buildings to not only vehicle hobbyist but to the drag racing and dirt racing realms. Being involved in the metal building business has always been a passion of mine that dates back to my early years working with my dad in our shop in California. Now having this opportunity to have my own business, with the idea of helping all forms of racers have their own shop, work space and storage facility is going to be deeply rooted in the business moving forward.

The VIPs of CP Express Buildings

Cruz Pedregon

CEO of CP Express Buildings

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2x NHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champ and owner & driver of the Snap-on Tools, Dodge Hellcat SRT Nitro Funny Car. 

Torrance, CA, born and the son of drag racer “Flamin” Frank Pedregon, Sr. Pedregon began his career in 1980 behind wheel of a 1953 Kenworth truck. He raced go-karts in 1986 and was track champion at Ventura California Raceway. In 1987 he joined NHRA Competition, racing an Alcohol Dragster. After 3 years in Alcohol Dragsters, he moved to Alcohol Funny Cars. 

In 1991 Pedregon moved to Top Fuel Competition, racing a partial schedule. In 1992, Pedregon won the Funny Car Championship. He would be the only driver besides John Force to win it in the 1990s. In 1997 Pedregon became the only Motorsports Driver to win the “Premio De Oro”, an award for outstanding Hispanic Athletes. 

In 1999 Cruz formed his own team, Cruz Pedregon Racing. Cruz has gone on to win his 2nd world championship in 2008 and continues his winning ways to present day. He currently ranks 5th all time in NHRA Nitro Funny Car wins. 

Ben Markham

President

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Ben has over 30 years of senior leadership and management experience, growing revenue and increasing profitability.  Ben has spent most of his career in senior leadership roles in the metals industry, supplying the building construction industry and other major industrial markets.  Ben is a proven leader with a track record of growing sales, increasing shareholder value, and developing and maintaining relationships across all levels within customer organizations. Ben is an avid race fan and has been involved with racing for over the last twenty-five years.

Ben has a Masters’s Degree in Vocational Education/Workforce Training and Development from Southern Illinois University.  He has completed Executive Management programs at the University of Chicago and Michigan State University in Business and Strategic Planning. Before working in sales, Ben held quality and employee training and development positions in the building products industry.

Ben has spent over thirty years providing service in his church and community and was a Boy Scouts of America Leader for thirty-two years. 

Ben and his wife, Becky, have been married for 34 years and have four grown children (Jordan, Matt, Patrick, and Mary).  Ben and Becky have resided in Carmel, Indiana, for the last 20 years.  Ben is originally from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and he grew up there until he entered the Air Force at the age of 20.

Our Partner

“At Campana Building Consultants, LLC and IDEASConnX, LLC, we are excited to expand our business by helping the Cruz Pedregon Express Buildings team build their own private-label company catering to the racing industry. With freight costs continuing to escalate, CBC’s ten shipping locations throughout the United States further add to the economics of a Cruz Pedregon Express Building. I am excited to work with Cruz, Lee Beard, Ben Markham, and the rest of the Cruz Pedregon team to build a successful company for Cruz.”

Fred Campana, CEO of Campana Building Consultants LLC