Magnolia Network’s newest renovation series Happy to Be Home With the Benkos dropped on 9 April 2023. And thus it introduced to viewers a photographer-turned-interior designer Gray Benko and her handy husband Mike Benko. People just loved to see them bring color and happiness to historic homes in the lowcountry of South Carolina.
In this writing, let us tell you who the photographer turned interior designer’s husband Mike Benko is.
Magnolia Network’s Happy to Be Home With the Benkos: Meet Mike Benko, Gray Benko’s Husband
On June 1st, 2022, Happy to Be Home With the Benkos‘s Gray Benko and her husband Mike Benko celebrated their 14 years of marriage. “I love that this photo is just as much of an awkward hot mess as we are”, Gray took to her IG @graybenko, a picture of them and next to it wrote this and a lot of things. Gray shared how despite going through a lot of hard years together, they held on tight and made it through. As a result, she said their relationship is so much stronger today not in spite of but because of all of the struggle and tears and determination. “Happy 14th anniversary to my one and only. I love you to the moon and back @benkoman! I am so immensely proud of your authentically genuine spirit and I am so very lucky that I get to call you mine ❤️”, she then wrote this signing off.
Before this, on 31 May 2021, as they also celebrated Gray’s birthday, it was Mike’s turn to tell “Happiest of happy birthdays, and 13th anniversary to this amazing lady… my wife, I love you so much and I am the luckiest:)”.
A year before, in January 2020, when Mike had sepsis in his knee joint, which spread to MRSA in his blood, he had surgery to clean the knee and was admitted on a constant drip of Vancomycin to fight the MRSA infection. And even then he made sure to shout out to his wife for never leaving his side and being unapologetically helpful.
And because Mike also has diabetes, having a wife such as her also must have helped him to retain a healthy blood glucose level.
Gray And Mike Benko Kids
Gray and Mike Benko share two lovely children.
Back in February of 2018, when Gray Benko invited MOTHER magazine to her happy Southern home, daughter Farris was eight and son Charlie was five.
On 25 August 2022, on Charlie’s first day as a 10-year-old, Gray wrote on a social media post that now that she no longer has any children aged in the single digits, she may be having an existential crisis. Also then she teased everyone to tell her husband all of the reasons he should let her have more children.
Likewise, on 27 September 2021, when Farris turned 12, Gray told her people on the internet that there are so very many things that she loves about her.
What’s more, on 19 August 2022, Charlie had his first day of school in 4th grade, and Farris in 7th grade. Gray was happy that they had both come home with huge smiles on their faces.
Mike Benko Age
Mike Benko, full name, Michael J Benko, was born in 1973. So, he turned 49 years old in 2022.
Mike Benko Career
Mike Benko started his career selling pagers. Even with that job he ended up as the No. 1 sales manager in the country. The next decade, he spent winning President’s Club Awards at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. Afterward, when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he left GSK for an opportunity with Novo Nordisk and continued his “streak of consistent and concurrent victories and promotions” for the next six years. The next stop was Tandem Diabetes Care, which he said changed his life as a person with diabetes. He was a sales manager with Tandem since 2016 and continued to grow revenue exponentially, i.e., until his position was cut in June 2020 due to Covid cutbacks.
Fortunately, Benko Medical happened then. Here, he claims that with their featured product, the patented EZ-USE Level 1-3 reusable Isolation Gown, they aim to help the healthcare community be safe, be prepared, be compliant, save time, save money, and decrease their impact on the environment.
How Much Is Mike Benko’s Net Worth?
Mike Benko reportedly had plus $1.5 million net worth as of April 2023.
Today, besides tending affairs as a President at Benko Medical, Mike also has continued overseeing Neuromodulation/Spinal Cord at Medtronic. This one is a job he has attended since at least May of 2022.
Mike Benko Family
Mike Benko’s father is no more. He passed away in 2001 and remembering him some 21 years later on 8 May 2022, his only sister Mary Ann Cheryl Benko took to her social media to tell everyone that he lived life with more passion and zest than an entire army of people, about how he walked into a room and was like the pied piper with an energy that touched everyone’s soul, and more.
Another known family member of Mike’s is his brother Zac Benko. On his Facebook, Zac also mentioned being in a relationship with Breanna Aubrey. Zac, AKA Zachary A Benko, turned 37 in March 2023.
Besides, on their show on Magnolia Network, viewers have also loved to see the family dynamic that also includes Gray’s parents and Mike’s in-laws Grumpy and Mary. Both of them work at Highsmith Construction.
Of course, there is also Catherine Highsmith Deutsch, Mike’s sister-in-law. A Charlotte, North Carolina dweller, Catherine is married to Stephen Deutsch.
Mike Benko Height
Mike Benko stands above 5’11” in height.
Is Mike Benko On Instagram And Facebook?
Yes. Mike Benko can be found on Instagram and Facebook. As of 17 April 2023, there were 570 followers and 249 posts on his IG @benkoman. And he also showed now and then glimpses of his life on Facebook.
When Is Mike Benko’s Birthday?
Mike Benko’s birthday is on December 20th and that makes him a Sagittarius.
Where Is Mike Benko From?
Mike Benko originally hails from Windber, Pennsylvania. As of 2023 though, he was based in Charleston, South Carolina.