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Blue Ribbon Builders - News & Press Articles

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Apr

Ski Magazine’s Mountain Homes Dec. 2006

  • By brbadmin

“Slow down and peek through the pines that line the Gallatin Canyon south of Big Sky, Montana, and you’ll catch a glimpse of a snow-country home that has a rather unusual quality: It’s tiny.

“People come to Montana and say they want a cabin, but then they want it to be 5,000 square feet,” says JoDean Bing, who along with her partner and husband, Doug Bing, owns Blue Ribbon Builders, which constructed the 1,000-square-foot cabin for Jane and Kevin McGarry. “Very rarely is anyone disciplined enough to build a true cabin like this one”.”

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21

Apr

Log Home Living – Annual Buyer’s Guide

  • By brbadmin

“I had sketched our ideas on graph paper and we used that as the spring-board,” Susan says. Doug examined it with a builder’s eye to give the couple his assessment. “The house you see today came together after only three revisions,” she says. “It’s perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

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21

Apr

Distinctly Montana

  • By brbadmin

“Adding to the other elements of nature throughout the house is a granite 10-by-6-foot center island that separates the kitchen from the great room. Granite counters sit atop alder cabinets that were customized to accommodate five-foot, one-inch Susan, who loves to cook. The Viking gas stove also is positioned at 30-inch height rather than the standard 36 inches. Alder panels that match the kitchen cabinetry were applied to the front of the refrigerator and two dishwashers so the appliances would blend with the abundance of cabinets.”
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Apr

Country’s Best Log Homes Feb. 2005

  • By brbadmin

“On the advice of friends, the Seversons contacted Van Bryan of Van Bryan Studio Architects in their home town of Bozeman and Doug and JoDean Bing of Blue Ribbon Builders, Inc., contractors who have built log homes in the Big Sky area since 1975. In the past decade, most of Blue Ribbon’s custom homes have included recycled lumber for interior built-ins and cabinetry.”

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22

May

My House In The Mountain States – 2005

  • By brbadmin

“The couple “wanted a very rustic home that incorporated stone and logs and that looked as if it had been there for a while.” This historic Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone Park with its massive stonework and logs of contorted lodge pole was their template. For the 4,049-square-foot, four bedroom house, “we used appropriate-size wall logs in terms of diameter, and then we upsized vertical posts and roof members to carry the theme of a lodge built with larger logs, like the Old Faithful Inn.”

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21

Apr

Custom Homes of Southwest Montana 2005

  • By brbadmin

“After interviewing various builders, they decided on a local contractor, Blue Ribbon Builders of Big Sky, because of their excellent 30-year reputation.

Blue Ribbon Builders specializes in custom log homes and the use of reclaimed materials, in addition to conventional stick frame houses and commercial buildings. They also operate a millworking shop where they create custom cabinetry and finish work for their clients. A company built on honesty, respect, and a strong belief in what they do, Blue Ribbon Builders is an old fashioned, hands-on, full service contractor. Owners Doug and JoDean Bing point out that, ‘Most of what we build are very large and elaborate log homes,’ but they assure that Blue Ribbon is always willing to build a smaller home at a fair price.”

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16

Sep

Big Sky Magazine 2004

  • By brbadmin

“The Meyers contracted Montana-based Alpine Log Homes and Blue Ribbon Builders to design and build their dream home. The oldest local builder in Big Sky, Blue Ribbon Builders has more than 30 years experience in high-end construction.

“We wanted a local builder,” said Susan. “Someone who lived in the community, who could be easily reached and who cared about the quality of their work.” Blue Ribbon Builders fit that bill perfectly, said Susan.”

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23

May

Log Home Living – 2004

  • By brbadmin

“To build their home, the Blantiffs hired Blue Ribbon Builders, a construction company that has been building homes in the Big Sky area for nearly 30 years. It turned out to be a good match, because owners JoDean and Doug Bing are very experienced in dealing with customers who live out of the area. ‘We’re very comfortable working with long-distance clients,’says Doug. ‘In fact, that’s our normal type of working relationship. Fax machines, digital photography and e-mail make it so easy to communicate today.'”

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21

May

Country’s Best Log Homes – 2003

  • By brbadmin

“The design vision that they described to Bruce was pretty straitforward. “We wanted something that was a new construction but that looked as old as possible,” says Jane. Adds Kevin, “We visualized a cabin centered around the fireplace. We had looked at other cabins and we liked the ones that had an ‘older’, traditional look with the fireplace as the main focus.”

After completing the plans, the McGarrys and their architect began interviewing builders, eventually deciding on Blue Ribbon Builders of Big Sky.”

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22

May

Log Home Living – 2001

  • By brbadmin

“Coordinating the myriad details that go into a home like this one was Doug Bing of Blue Ribbon Builders. “We were all on the same wavelength,” the home owner says. “Each of us is very detail-oriented and I knew we would work well together.

Cathedral ceilings over the entry and living room create an open lodge feel. To keep the plan from feeling too open, the dining room is tucked under a log archway and the kitchen under the loft.”

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