By 2001, Bentley was almost exclusively focused on public projects. The company still had a small hand in private development, but those projects were mostly for civil engineering services only.
Bentley continued receiving an array of profitable contracts. It was through these continuing contracts that Bentley gained experience in park facility design. This experience opened a new niche market that has allowed Bentley to pursue work for parks and recreational facilities.
Bentley’s Civil Engineering department also continued to grow independent of architectural services, and it received its second roadway project from the Florida Department of Transportation in District 2. The project consisted of milling and resurfacing two sections of SR 109 (University Blvd.) totaling 4.5 miles in Jacksonville. This was a big win for Bentley, enhancing its Roadway Design department.