Dick was born and raised in central Montana on the family ranch that raised cattle and hay. Formal schooling started in Belt, Montana, and ended at Montana State University of Bozeman where in 1968 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and production.
After two years as the Toole County Extension agent, Dick went to work for GTA as a nutrition consultant along Montana’s hi-line from 1970 to 1978. In 1978, he got his real estate license and went to work selling A.G. real estate for DuBeau/Nessan until 1985. In this seven-year period, Dick was involved in many multi-million-dollar ranch transactions. After working a year for the famous Campbell Farming Corporation as its production manager, Dick leased 60,000 acres on the Crow Reservation in southeast Montana where he ran 1,200 head of cows and farmed 12,000 acres of dry land wheat.
When the lease got jerked after six years, Dick put A.G. education and experience to work for Texas A&M and the USDA by spending a year and a half in Tatarstan, Russia, creating an American model farm. The Russians hadn’t emerged far enough from communism/socialism to learn much, but Dick sure did get an education! Upon his return from Russia, Dick reactivated his real estate license and resumed selling A.G. real estate.
He established a Farm & Ranch Division for Coldwell Banker and built the division up to three partners with an inventory of $17 million in farm and ranch properties. Dick also worked two years to get accredited through Realtors Land Institute as one of four Accredited Land Consultants in Montana. From 1996 until 2003, Dick was the managing partner of the Ag Real Estate Company, Mont/Wyo WEST, with four partners selling property throughout Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. In November 2003, an opportunity opened for Dick to move to Landmark of Billings, Inc. and work with an old friend, Jake Korell.
Dick and Jake have over 75 years’ experience in Real Estate to pass onto their clients.
Dick lives twenty miles east of Billings on 500 acres, on which, he raises hay, Border Collies, and horses. Dick’s new found hobby are draft horses and horse vehicles.
Dick, due to extensive work within Big Horn County and the Crow Reservation, had become the “go to” Broker for property in that area and has sold properties there up to $7,500,000.
The aggregate experience and education of the Montana Ranches Team will provide you with top professional service in every aspect of Real Estate.
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SOLD! Located west of Billings on the Canyon Creek Road. Total of 160 acres with large 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home with a 4 car garage. Beautiful setting in the pine trees with great horse barn (4 box stalls with runs, hay loft, wash rack, tack rooms, grain bins), roping arena, shop building with 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, hay storage, and three animal shelter buildings. A great property within 15 miles of Billings. Sold!
14500 Canyon Creek Road | Laurel, Montana 59057
LOCATION: This ranch is approximately 18 miles west of Billings and north of Laurel, Montana. It has approximately one mile of county road frontage on the north boundary.
ACREAGE: Total acreage—160 deeded acres. Can add 229 acres adjoining.
IMPROVEMENTS : Large 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home consisting of approximately 7,000 square feet on two levels. Home has a four car garage, 2 open porches, and two small decks off the upper level. A large trophy room is on the main level, extra large living room with fireplace, and lots of windows.
Other buildings include:
- Barn—4 box stalls with runs, wash rack, tack room, tack re-
pair room, hay loft, and grain bin. 40’ x 48’.
- Implement barn consisting of 3 overhead doors, a passage
- door, and a 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in one end. Size—48’ x
- 80’. Two-thirds of it is heated and insulated.
- Pole frame building—open on one side, 24’ x 60’.
- Pole frame building—open on one side, 25’ x 32’.
- Pole frame building—open one side, 12’ x 36’.
- Pole frame building—12’ x 48’.
- Frame pole shed—8’ x 12’.
WATER: There is a registered well on the property. Total depth is 356 feet with static water level 190 feet producing 12 gallons per minute. Information was obtained from Department of Natural Resources.
REAL ESTATE TAXES: $4,520 for 2014
REMARKS: The ranch has been used as a small ranch running a few head of cows and roping steers plus 10 to 20 head of horses. The property has excellent fences with a number of small pastures that are cross fenced. Alley ways are setup so one person can move cattle around with ease. It has a number of improvements. Wildlife is abundant with wild turkey and deer around the buildings almost daily. Hunting has not been allowed; so the place has turned into a wildlife refuge.
TERMS: Cash to seller.