About Us

About Us

Founded in 2016 by Daniel Kaylor, Fannin County native and self-described “surfer cowboy,” Gnarly Home Crafters derives its name from the coastal slang attached to big waves and mountaintop views. “Gnarly” is a descriptive word for the majesty of nature that repels some and entrances others. It’s a perfect word to describe the life Gnarly wants to help you live, a life that blurs the edges between the comforts of home and the adventures of the great outdoors.

Drawing inspiration from Colorado contemporary Rocky Mountain cabins and the open format and minimalism of coastal vacation homes, Gnarly Home Crafters brings an arresting, cohesive, and easily recognizable style to the Blue Ridge Mountains. No one does it quite like this, and we know you’ll be able to tell the difference.

Daniel Kaylor

Owner, Project Manager, Real Estate Agent (Mountain Sotheby’s International Realty)

A real estate agent for twenty years and a contractor and project manager for nearly ten, Daniel Kaylor, the founder of Gnarly Home Crafters, has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in the production of luxury mountain homes.

He understands the true value in quality real estate, both in the land and in the home. Born and raised in Georgia’s Blue Ridge with construction and real estate connections sometimes as close as family, Daniel also has intimate knowledge of the local economy and housing market and understands the particulars of each of the different geographical regions in his native Fannin County.

Daniel is approachable and adaptive, working well with all personality types. Daniel is an honest, professional business man, who has owned and operated several companies.

Bethany Kaylor

Co-Founder, Office Manager, Real Estate Agent

A Fanning County native with more than ten years of book-keeping and administrative experience, Bethany Kaylor co-founded Gnarly Home Crafters in 2016 with her husband, Daniel. She added another skillset to her already broad business acumen when, in 2023, she acquired her real estate license. She oversees administration and manages front end business for Gnarly, utilizing her keen eye for details in the fit and finish of their custom builds. She has a passion for translating other people’s wishes into a coherent and serviceable vision.

A lover of the outdoors, she enjoys horses, boating and surfing on the lake, fly-fishing on the Toccoa River, and mountain-biking in the Blue Ridge mountains. A regular attendee at her local Southern Baptist church, she lives in Blue Ridge with her husband Daniel, and their two dogs, Miley and Oscar.