Company Overview

Big Sky Builders is a family-owned and operated custom home builder located in the Beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Our mission is to create exceptional homes that reflect our clients’ unique visions while providing a seamless and enjoyable building experience. At Big Sky Builders, we’ve pioneered the Beautiful Building Experience, which sets us apart from our competitors by focusing on empowering our clients with relevant information, clear communication, accurate budgeting, timely project completion, and impeccable craftsmanship.

History and Experience

Big Sky Builders has been proudly building dream homes in the Bitterroot Valley and Western Montana for more than 30 years. Founded by Ray and Kathy Tipton, Big Sky Builders has built a rock-solid reputation. They recognized and subsequently created processes to overcome the common issues clients experience during the home construction process, resulting in what we call “The Beautiful Building Experience”. Although the methods have changed, our goal of providing our clients with a Beautiful Building Experience began decades ago.

Casey grew up in the home-building industry, spending his afternoons and summer months working with Dad/Ray building homes. Shortly after graduating high school, he was leading crews of carpenters, doing everything from concrete work, framing, siding, roofing, interior trim, and more, gaining valuable hands-on experience from an early age. Already having decades of leadership experience in the company, a smooth and natural transition to Casey taking over the day-to-day operations took place in 2018. Ray and Kathy remain as directors and provide valuable consultation on an as-needed basis.

Our wealth of experience and dedication to excellence have allowed us to grow and establish ourselves as a trusted partner for those looking to begin the exciting journey of creating their dream home.

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Family Owned

We’re a multigenerational firm where the owners are active in the building process and working with clients.

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Customer Centered

Our priority is creating an easy experience for our customers where you receive the home of your dreams.

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Solid & Trustworthy

We’ve been voted Builder of the Year by the BBIA and have won “Best Craftsmanship” on multiple occasions.

Meet The Team

At Big Sky Builders, our team of skilled professionals is the foundation of our success. We are proud to introduce the key members of our team, who work tirelessly to bring our clients’ visions to life:

Casey Tipton

Casey is a dedicated and accomplished Senior Project Manager and partner at Big Sky Builders, bringing a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail to every project. As a creative problem solver, Casey excels in finding innovative solutions to challenges that may arise during the home building process, ensuring a seamless experience for clients.

In addition to his role at Big Sky Builders, Casey has demonstrated a strong commitment to community service, having served on the board of directors for both the Bitterroot Building Industry Association (BBIA) and the local Lions Club. Through his involvement in these organizations, Casey has contributed his expertise and passion for the industry, while also working to make a positive impact in the community.

Outside of work, Casey enjoys spending quality time with his family and exploring the great outdoors through both camping trips and Jeeping adventures. He also enjoys working in the shop, where he can put his many skills to good use while expressing his creativity.

With a unique combination of professional achievements and a sincere passion for assisting clients in realizing their dream homes, Casey is an invaluable member of the Big Sky Builders team.

Awards and Certifications

We take great pride in our commitment to quality and excellence, which has been recognized through several awards, including:

  • Builder of the Year – Bitterroot Building Industry Association (multiple times)
  • Best Craftsmanship – Bitterroot Building Industry Association (multiple times)
  • Best of the Bitterroot – Builder category – Ravalli Republic
  • Best General Contractor in Montana – GC Magazine

Gallery of Featured Projects

We invite you to explore our gallery of featured projects, showcasing some of the most impressive homes we’ve built over the years. These projects exemplify the quality of our work and the dedication we bring to every client’s dream home:

Explore Our Completed Projects

Get in Touch!

Thank you for considering Big Sky Builders, where our passion for creating beautiful homes and exceptional building experiences come together for a truly unforgettable journey.

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Your Home is Where Our Heart Is

Our company motto isn’t just lip-service. It defines the way we approach every build. We pour our heart into every project, and we manufacture every home as if it were for our own family.

When you choose Big Sky Builders as your home construction partner, you’re choosing a family business, where honesty and integrity are core values. The work we do is part of who we are, and we take pride in offering high-quality homes featuring skilled workmanship.

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Our Culture

Honesty, transparency, reliability, knowledge: these values are at the core of how we operate day to day at Big Sky Builders. We make it a priority to help our clients feel comfortable and informed about the entire building process.

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The Bitterroot Valley

All our homes are located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Located just south of Missoula, this valley offers stunning views and wide open skies, with amenities and city life close enough for comfort. With a wide variety of recreational attractions, including fishing and golf, and nearby cultural venues, the Bitterroot Valley is an ideal location for families and retirees alike.

Learn About the Bitterroot Valley