by Christy Heitger-Ewing | photos by 360 Tours

Nurturing Talent & Building Futures

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. Just ask Ben Driskell, owner of Flatmade Concrete.

“One of the great things about concrete is the type of people it attracts,” says Driskell. “We all tend to like getting dirty and hanging out. Life’s about having fun!”

Although, he admits, they work long hours, they also enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of Flatmade’s location for hunting, fishing, boating, and off-roading.

This company prides itself in career mobility for their employees. As Driskell says, you can learn the trade and then figure out how you’d like to mold your future around it, whether that’s managing your own business, learning how to run a crew for Flatmade, or becoming a crew member.

“As long as you’re happy, that’s what we’re after,” says Driskell, who enjoys teaching anyone who’s willing to learn.

One apprentice who recently joined the team was fascinated by the pouring concrete, not just as a trade but as a craft.

“From the outside in, it’s flat, it’s on the ground, everyone walks on it. Nobody pays attention to it,” he says. “But when you’re working in it, it’s actually an art form.”

If you’re interested in learning more about concrete finishing, Driskell promises it’ll be a pleasant and educational learning experience.

“People aren’t going to jump down your throat. We’re going to pull you up and teach you what you need to know,” he says. “If you’re looking to learn, come here and let us teach you the right way to do it. We’ll let you learn at your own pace and put you in the position that you deserve.”

Flatmade offers competitive pay, overtime after 40 hours, quarterly cash bonuses, paid holidays, and retirement packages.

“Our large shop space offers ping pong, pickleball, and cornhole when we hang out after hours,” says Driskell.

If you’re interested in becoming a Flatmade team member, contact them today at