Nettles has been working with concrete for over seven years, and in 2006 Ben completed the advanced certification training course for concrete countertops taught by renowned Fu-Tung Cheng. He went on to establish Ben Nettles Concrete Design LLC where he designs and fabricates custom concrete surfaces for both residential and commercial clients. He also produces a variety of planters, furniture and other custom products. His countertops, fire pits, and custom work has been featured in multiple homes and businesses across the Gulf Coast. Ben Nettles is a graduate from the Ringling School of Art and Design with a BA in Illustration. Ben has won numerous awards from The Society of Illustrators, CMYK Magazine, and The RSVP Directory. Ben lives in Sarasota with his wife and two children.