The Bridger Built Team
Our team consists of skilled and knowledgeable professionals who have helped make Bridger Built, LLC the go-to trusted general contractor in Montana.
Jessi is 3rd generation from her family’s cattle ranch in Central Montana. She originally came to the Gallatin Valley to attend MSU over two decades ago and brings a decade of experience in construction project management to Bridger Built, LLC. She has two sons with her husband in Belgrade and is a school board member of the Belgrade School District.
Finance & Contracts Administrator
Grant was born and raised in Oregon and made his great escape to Montana in early 2019. Initially drawn to Bozeman by his passion for skiing and the quest for an alma mater he could be proud of, he found his place. Grant has grown to love this beautiful place and has stayed to continue building lifelong friendships and support the community that supported him.
General Manager – Northwest
Bud was born and raised in the Madison Valley in Ennis, Montana. He has always had a love for construction, starting when he was 13 years old working for his father’s construction company. Bud retired from the Montana Department of Transportation in 2022 and joined Bridger Built, LLC, in January 2023 as General Manager. With over 50 years in construction and the experience of running a successful construction and concrete company for many years, constructing over 25 homes in his spare time, Bud was an obvious fit for the substantial growth Bridger Built, LLC has experienced. He looks forward to continuing to bring his years of experience to lead the Northwest team in achieving their goals.
Justin “Smiley” Steele
Justin may be his name, but no one uses it; we all call him Smiley, and for good reason. You will be met with a smile and a pleasant greeting every day he sets foot on your project. Smiley was born and raised in South Carolina, but about 7 years ago, the great people in Ennis made Montana feel more like home than anywhere else. He now lives in Ennis with his new son, Brooks, and wife, Alex. As a Project Manager, he strives to get to know more about each client so he can make the construction process clear and easy to understand. If you ever want to strike up an interesting conversation, ask him about his bird dogs. He would be happy to tell you more his the hunting companions he spends his free time training.
Business Development Representative
Hailing from Michigan, John found his new home in Montana after a transformative summer visit to Glacier National Park, where he fell in love with the region’s rich outdoor lifestyle. His transition from a professional hockey player to an experienced Business Development Representative in the construction industry showcases his adaptability and drive. Now, in Business Development at Bridger Built, LLC, John applies his teamwork mentality and strategic skills to forge strong relationships with clients and vendors, contributing to the company’s growth, one successful project at a time.
Michael is a Central Oregon native who relocated to Montana in 2011, bringing with him a passion for the outdoors and community engagement. Balancing his love for fishing, hunting, golfing, and family time, he also serves as the Superintendent at Madison Meadows Golf Course in Ennis, Montana, during the summers. Michael’s diverse skill set and local insights led him to join the Bridger Built, LLC team, where he now expertly manages key construction projects during the winter months.
General Manager – Southwest
A proud ASU graduate with expertise in Supply Chain and Leadership, Laurel Hone has called the Phoenix Valley home for over two decades. When she’s not at home enjoying movies and popcorn, she loves to travel, spend time with her family, and hang out at the local dog park with her boyfriend and their two dogs.
Business Development Representative
A mountain girl at heart, Linda left behind Lake Tahoe for stunning peaks of Montana. Linda is family first with her husband and 4 kids being her greatest accomplishment. She joins the Bridger Built, LLC Team with the focus and determination to be the contractor of choice and trust. She has a professional landscape in communications and marketing from government work to the private sector. Linda loves community and volunteer work, and currently serves on the Ennis Schools Booster Club.
At Linda’s jobsite the song you would hear is: Working 9 to 5 by the iconic Dolly Parton.