Josh was a professional firefighter in Portland, Maine for 9 years before he left the department in 2021 to continue growing his construction business. Founded in 2015, Big Country Built has been building beautiful homes in Southern Maine, even being the General Contractor and builder for HGTV’s Urban Oasis 2020 in Portland, Maine and HGTV’s Dream Home 2022 in Warren, Vermont. Josh is an avid outdoorsman and is enthusiastic about life on Moosehead Lake, running Rockwood Cottages, and enjoying time with Kelsey and their children. 

Kelsey graduated from Adelphi University with a degree in Anthropology and Environmental Science. Since 2015, she has been working with Josh to grow their family, manage Big Country Built, and develop her own business, The Modern Maine Farmhouse, which specialized in re-designing furniture and decor. Kelsey is so excited to move to Rockwood and enjoy a more adventurous and hands-on life with Josh and their young family.

With Josh’s construction and business expertise and Kelsey’s creative background and love for interior design, we are combining our talents to reinvigorate the cottages. We truly feel we will be bringing a vacation experience to the area that is unlike any other and we cannot wait to share the experience with our guests. 


41 Cottage Ln
Rockwood, ME 04478

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