We believe success begins with having the right team on board.

We're happy to say that our staff has several years of experience in the timber & rustic furniture industry.
More importantly, we're ready to discover what we can build for you!


Hugh Champion
Owner / Account Lead

Following in his father’s footsteps led Hugh into the forest of north Georgia and to the challenging and competitive work of timber brokering. At first, milling and preparing cedar fireplace mantels was at most a weekend hobby but after years of honing his craft, Hugh realized that his hobby could be so much more. As his customer base and the rustic furniture pieces grew in variety, a business model took shape. He loves what the milling, sanding, staining and building produces for his clients—heritage pieces that add beauty and warmth to the home. Hugh lives in northeast Georgia with his wife and 4 children. He’s an avid outdoorsman who aspires to honor Christ in his life by loving his friends and family everyday.  



Jon Newey
Project Manager

Jon began working with Champion Branch in 2016. When the opportunity to come aboard presented itself, he dove into the new endeavor with years of small business experience and a whole lot of creative ambition. Jon enjoys the unique market of rustic furnishings and was immediately drawn to the simplicity of nature’s good design. He’s a resident of northeast Georgia and loves exploring new trails with his wife and son.