Meet the Owner


Ben Hughes, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, was raised with the values of integrity, honesty, and hard work. Growing up, he spent countless hours with his father building houses and became very comfortable working with tools. Building is something he’s always enjoyed, and part of him always knew he’d end up building custom furniture and home accents. After graduation he spent time installing hardwood floors for various home builders in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and an opportunity presented itself. In November of 2015, a hardwood flooring client asked Ben if he knew anyone who built fireplace mantles out of barn beams. A couple of days later, Ben stumbled upon some barn beams, put two-and-two together, called her back, and became Southern Kentucky’s premier barn beam mantle builder. Since then, the services provided by Bluegrass Beams have expanded, and Ben has discovered he truly has a knack for building custom furniture and butcher block (wooden) countertops. When Ben is not perfecting his craft, he is spending time with his wife, son, and dog.

Products & Services




Custom Furniture


Fireplace Mantles



Learning Tools