MRH Team

Joe and Michael partnered together in 1996 to create Modern Rustic Homes.

Michael Grant | Design

Michael Grant established Modern Rustic Homes in 1996. Originally from Thomasville, Georgia, Michael now enjoys life in the North Georgia Mountains. His residential design has been published in both national and international magazines. Michael’s degree from Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture shows in his projects, which are a blend of Old World craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology. He is a co-owner and board member of Jim Barna Log and Timber Homes, and also sits on the Georgia High Country Builders Association Board of Directors. Michael is married and has a grown daughter.

Joe Dixon | Build

Joe Dixon started his construction business in 1984, in his original home town of Lynnfield just north of Boston, Massachusetts. He joined Michael at Modern Rustic Homes as General Contractor in 1996; together the pair has built over 300 custom homes. Joe builds conventional, hybrid, log, and timber frame homes. His commitment to quality of construction, attention to details, and project management are reflected in the completed custom homes. Joe is also a co-owner of Jim Barna Log and Timber Homes. When he’s not on a job site, Joe is usually busy enjoying family life with his wife and their three children.

Joe Folsom | Marketing and Sales

Joe Folsom joined the team in 2008 as the marketing and real estate Sales Manager. He has an extensive background in real estate sales and contract administration, and a keen knowledge of technology integration. Joe takes a concierege approach when helping our clients with their property purchase, mortgage lending process, and project management. Originally from central Florida, Joe now resides with his wife in Ellijay.