We’re Ken and Emily Williams. Our journey to becoming custom hardwood furnituremakers started in 2012 when we joined a small start-up business located in a garage workshop in McKinney, Texas. In that garage, we trained on the basics of building furniture from hardwood, developed our skills, faced plenty of challenges, and learned valuable lessons about turning quality products into a thriving business.
It was clear from the start that pursuing a business built on craftsmanship and quality presented exciting possibilities for our small family. So, with our young son in tow, we took the first tentative steps towards making a living from woodworking. Despite a few setbacks, we realized that we loved building furniture and were inspired to continue.
But we also knew that any business we built needed to be rewarding for our future clients and us. So, after our first few years in the woodworking business — and after seeking guidance from many sources — we decided to set out independently. Our goal was to establish a furniture company based on humble roots, sound principles, and excellent artistry. In 2015, Rustic + Modern Handcrafted Furniture became a reality.
We began to build our company as we crafted our furniture and barn doors — with quality and honesty. As our company expanded, we moved into a larger workshop that is perfect for individual client appointments while maintaining the intimate, family-owned business feeling. Our intent has always been to create meticulously-made products designed to inspire — and inspire they have! As our business has grown, so has our number of five-star reviews. Our focus on a customer-first experience has also earned us the Houzz Customer Service Award for multiple years running.
Today, Rustic + Modern (R+M) is pleased to serve residential and commercial clients in the Dallas / Fort Worth area and beyond from our North Texas workshop. Our products range from classic to rustic to industrial-style furniture pieces. From custom-designed tables to barn doors, each piece is unique due to the one-of-a-kind character of solid wood. We also use other natural and forged components valued for their strength, functionality, and artistic design. All our furniture is hand built to become heirlooms, and we are proud to call every creation our own.
From our humble garage beginnings, we learned that family, friends, and you, our clients, play a vital role in our continuing journey. Appreciation and positive customer rapport are at the top of the list of things that make up a good and successful business. At Rustic + Modern, we will always respect and value your interest and support. We will continue to ensure that you are more than satisfied with our artisan wood creations and outstanding service.
Let us show you what we value through what we can build for you!