Who We Are

Russ Benèt, President of Phoenix Foundation Systems, LLC (PFS), is the inventor and designer of the initial Security Boot, and the subsequent Security Boot Magnum System and Security Boot Wrap System (adapted for new slab construction).

Phoenix_Transparent_LargeRuss has been an entrepreneur involved in several businesses: residential and commercial builder and general contractor; owner of a commercial auto transport company and developer of the revolutionary Express line of Auto transports; horse breeder and trainer.   Russ has operated in private practice as a FEMA contractor on several disaster recovery assignments.

After more than 7 years of research and development, working with engineers, architects, testing laboratories, and patent attorneys, the Security Boot’s design was approved and deemed compliant with the High Velocity Hurricane Zone of the Florida Building Code (June 19, 2015) by Miami Dade County. PFS is the sole manufacturer, distributor and owner of this technology. Our goal is to market this product nationally and internationally to ensure a safer, more robust and affordable solution for the construction industry.

Winsome Bowen, Vice President, Business Development, is a certified planner with more than 23 years in the engineering consulting industry focused on infrastructure and land use planning. She began her consulting career in community planning and redevelopment in post-disaster relief and recovery for the City of Homestead in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew.  She has led company sales, strategy, and recruitment, and managed engineering professionals for some of the industry’s top 10 Engineering & Design firms.

Our team includes registered architects and licensed structural engineers who work in the United States and Caribbean, as well as marketing and media relations personnel skilled at exceeding client expectations.