Ben Goddard

Ben Goddard

Next Level Growth Business Guide
Certified Pinnacle Business Guide

Ben is a seasoned entrepreneur and mentor with decades of vast experience. Born in England to a diverse family—his father English and his mother American—Ben’s early life was marked by a significant move across the Atlantic to Northern California. This formative journey instilled in him an enduring spirit of adaptation and resilience.

Growing up, Ben’s drive and determination were evident. After excelling in high school, he pursued his passion for architecture in Arizona, completing his trade school education in 1992. Despite a brief return to California, the allure of Arizona—coupled with an emerging interest in the telecommunications broadband industry—called him back. It was here, starting as a CAD designer in 1993, that Ben’s career truly began to take shape.

In 1995, Ben discovered his true calling in design-build, and by 1996, he was already making his mark as a contractor specializing in large project execution and self-performing engineering work. These early experiences were crucial, laying the groundwork for a career defined by innovation, leadership, and the successful management of complex projects.

The year 2000 marked a pivotal moment in Ben’s journey with the founding of BPG Designs. Under his leadership, the company experienced exponential growth—from a modest team of less than 10 to over 230 dedicated professionals—and saw its revenue soar to over $30 million annually. During this time, BPG Designs also spent several years as a client of Next Level Growth. Specializing in a wide range of services from design and engineering to excavation and electrical services, BPG Designs became a testament to Ben’s vision and entrepreneurial acumen.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Ben is deeply committed to community engagement and industry collaboration. His involvement in round tables, mastermind groups, and significant roles within the Arizona Utility Contractors Association (AZUCA), including a term as president, underscores his belief in the power of connection and collective wisdom.

In late 2023, Ben embarked on a new chapter, stepping away from day-to-day operations at BPG to explore new ventures. His journey led him back to Next Level Growth, where he now leverages his vast experience to guide business owners and leaders toward building elite organizations. As a former client, Ben has used everything he now teaches and is able to guide his clients from a place of true hands-on experience. Ben’s passion for mentoring—rooted in a career that has spanned various roles and challenges—is a testament to his dedication to helping others achieve their full potential.

As a mentor, entrepreneur, and community leader, Ben continues to inspire those around him with his relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to positively impacting the world.


Next Level Growth Business Guide
Certified Pinnacle Business Guide
Birthing of Giants Fellowship Board of Experts member

Chris Roth Guide

Chris Roth is a seasoned entrepreneurial executive with more than 30 years of experience in acquiring, integrating, and developing businesses. He is skilled in developing high-performance leadership teams with a focus on growth, process improvement, customer satisfaction, core values, and performance accountability, which helps business owners run a successful business or obtain a profitable exit strategy.

While studying at a vocational high school, he started working for an HVAC contractor at the age of 16. At 19, he began teaching at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) in his first adjunct instructor position, and in a few short years, rose to become Department Chair of the Air Conditioning department. 

Roth eventually became an HVAC contractor, building several lucrative businesses over the years. The latest – Climate Control Experts, was the first company where Chris engaged a Next Level Growth Business Guide. The company spanned 6 states and made the Inc. 5000 list for 3 years running before selling to Private Equity in early 2020.

Simultaneously, Chris set his sights on solving the skilled labor gap with the purchase of a Las Vegas-based trade school, National Technical Institute (NTI) in 2018. Chris had Next Level Growth engaged for this acquisition before the deal was even finalized because he understood the value it would bring to growing the new business. During his role as CEO, the school has expanded to 3 states and launched an innovative, national program for teaching the trades online. NTI has grown from 71 students in 2018 to now over 2000+ annual graduates. Not surprisingly, under Chris’ guidance and working with another Next Level Growth Business Guide, NTI has made the Inc. 500 for three consecutive years.

In 2018 he started 189 Investments, a microcap private equity investment firm, to invest in companies he is passionate about. With a track record of bringing his own companies in varied industries – including staffing, manufacturing, and home services – to sustainable profitability with a well-paid exit plan, many owners sought his guidance. Today, he currently helps a select number of growth-minded entrepreneurs find true wealth and freedom within their businesses.

Always eager to learn and improve, Roth attended the Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program in 2019, an educational course for owners of growing companies. It turned out, that Roth created what they now call “The Perfect Business Model”. Roth went on to become a resident speaker for all fellowship classes at M.I.T. and Princeton, speaking to business owners on Financial Business Model Transformation, and has been invited to speak at Oxford University in England.

Roth studied Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also holds a degree from the University of Phoenix business degree with an emphasis in Marketing. Roth has learned to follow his passions, which led him to pursue his private pilot license. He enjoys golf, travel, and spending time with his family. In the summers, you can often find him in Coeur d’ Alane, ID.

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