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The Ford Forum Fall 2016

Building a Better Carolina

The Man Behind The Company

Michael A. Ford was born with a hammer in his hand and a desire in his heart to build. His grandfather, Henry Ford, owned and operated one of the very first saw mills in Johnston County. His maternal grandfather, Ervin Creech, was a successful awardwinning builder in North Raleigh, earning the Home Builder of the Year award several times. Michael was born in Johnston County on a beautiful farm outside of Clayton, now known as the “40/42” area. The house Michael was raised in was built by his grandfather and still stands today, where he is blessed to have both his grandfather and grandmother living surrounded by acres of cow-filled pastures. Michael left the Clayton area for only a few short periods of time—once to attend Mt. Olive College, and also to help with hurricane disaster relief after Hurricane Ivan destroyed the coast of Florida. Michael soon returned to carry on his work here—at first as a project manager and then a superintendent. In 2007, he started his own company. His hands-on approach makes him a builder you can trust. Michael’s commitment, faith and kind-hearted ways have shaped his personal and business life. He is married to Laney, and together they have beautiful twin boys. He and Laney are partners in all aspects of their lives. They work together to make your home building experience the best it can possibly be. They are involved in their community and church, where they are active members in First Baptist Church of Clayton.

Welcome To The Ford Forum

Homes by Michael Ford, LLC is excited to introduce the first edition of their quarterly newsletter, The Ford Forum. Within these pages, you will find information on new neighborhoods, new home starts, and the latest on what is happening within the company. The newsletter also contains several interesting articles just for your reading pleasure. Please visit our website at to sign up to receive our newsletter by email. We hope you enjoy The Ford Forum!

Introducing Clayton’s Newest Neighborhood…Pine Ridge


ine Ridge is a hidden treasure that is sure to become one of the most desired locations in Clayton. Nestled in a quiet and serene section of the county, this neighborhood offers large lots with custom homes beginning at around 2,200 square feet. With only 20 lots currently available, and numerous presales already underway, this unique gem will not stay hidden for long. Pine Ridge offers what is quickly becoming an extinct find in Clayton—large, wooded one-acre+ lots with plenty of natural beauty. These are not your typical postage stamp size lots that have been completely bulldozed of all the trees. With several different home designs to choose from, this neighborhood will not be a cookie-cutter development, where all of the homes look alike. Pine Ridge also offers a convenient location, sited just off Buffalo Road as you are heading to the 264 bypass. For more information on pricing and plans, please contact our sales representative, Randy White, at 919-422-1530 or visit our website at P.O. Box 9 Clayton, N.C. 27528 tel 919-553-1055

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