McCall Homes Story

The Unlikely Vision that Became Reality

Our Mission: Empowering people. Building community.

In 1993, Jim McCall left the pool business to become a homebuilder and developer. As his three children grew up and graduated college (civic minded Greg, always curious Brad and quiet but studious Carolee), they joined him one by one. After gaining some experience building homes in a growing subdivision on the west end of Billings, MT, they all felt the driving need to create something unique and meaningful. Quality homes were always a given, but what about a development that was more of a neighborhood, a community where families could grow and truly be involved with their neighbors? Surely there had to be a way to achieve this vision without contributing to the continuing urban sprawl that seemed to be taking over the area. Oh, and it had to be affordable for everyone!

With that, the new mission of McCall Homes gave birth to a one-of-a-kind community called Josephine Crossing. All these decades later, this vision is stronger than ever, as the entire McCall family continues to promote their mission statement each and every day. And, yes, if you’re wondering, each McCall, along with their families, lives in the neighborhood they built.


Meet The McCalls

bradCo-owner Brad McCall works his tail off to help make McCall Homes run like a well-oiled machine—and he wouldn’t want it any other way! His ability to problem solve and think outside the box is what ensures the past and future success of McCall Homes. He is a jack-of-all-trades with a love of flow charts and the latest productivity app. Brad is our building science, energy efficiency expert, and product visionary. Brad wears many hats that are highly valued among the team. He and his wife, Kelsey, can often be seen chasing their three boys down the sidewalks of Josephine Crossing.

 

 

Remember how George from the Beatles was the “quiet one”?  That is how co-owner, Carolee (McCall) Smith is perceived by many because when she’s with her brothers, she has a hard time getting a word in edgewise. Her quiet resignation, hides a wealth of knowledge, however. She has as much experience in home building as her brothers and has a great eye for interiors. Her ability to remember paint colors for all the homes she’s designed is almost superhuman! She and her husband Chris have two adorable kids.

 

Greg McCall, co-owner of McCall Homes, is an experienced builder and resident of Josephine Crossing. Among the neighbors, he is commonly referred to as, “The Mayor”. In the office, Greg manages the growing team at McCall Homes and helps Brad and Carolee plan the future of the company. Having grown up in Billings then graduating from the University of Montana, Greg loves being a Montanan and raising his family of four along with his wife, Erin, in the neighborhood they conceived and built.

 

 

 


Meet the Team

The McCall family’s dream wouldn’t be possible without the hard work, dedication and sincerity of the rest of team. Every member of McCall Homes plays an important role in ensuring your dream home exceeds your expectations.

Shane Lovering, New Home Specialist
No. of years at McCall Homes: 6
No. of years as a Josephine Crossing Homeowner: 9
“I love that our neighborhood is a real ‘community’. We can get to know each other through events like our Cornhole Tournament and a concert in the park. Or simply by visiting with someone who is sitting on their front porch.”
Shane loves going out to eat or cooking his favorite food Mexican Pork Stir Fry. He lives with his wife and youngest of 4 daughters and is the grandfather of 8.

 

 

taylorTaylor Foote, New Home Specialist
No. of years at McCall Homes: 2
“I love the team and the ability to be part of a great neighborhood and large vision.”
Taylor grew up in Billings and is now raising her daughter here.
“I secretly would love to live in as many different cities and/or countries as possible throughout my lifetime.”

 

 

 

Sari Jam, Lock & Guardian Manager/Purchasing & Administrative Assistant
No. of years at McCall Homes: less than one
Sari grew up in Red Lodge. Her first job was in retail sales. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is spend time with friends and family. She loves the people at McCall Homes and we love seeing her smiling face at the front desk. If you want to treat her, bring her Chinese food.

 

Jody Bies, Designer/Options Coordinator
No. of years at McCall Homes: less than one
“There is a true feeling of family here and I am so excited to be a part of this awesome team!”
Jody is Montana girl and grew up in Helena. She and her husband of 30 years have raised 3 kids and are expecting their first grandchild. When she’s not designing homes, you’ll find Jody in the wilds of our state’s backyard boating and camping.

 

 

Kelly Smith, Marketing and Sales Directorkelly
No. of years at McCall Homes: 5
“I love the people I work with and that we get to try new things not yet done in Billings.”
Kelly grew up in Seattle, WA but has lived in Billings for 12 years and Josephine Crossing for 9 years.
“Living here has helped teach my kids valuable life skills by learning how to play with kids of all ages and backgrounds. The freedom to go outside and make their own fun means they are more creative, active, and independent. No more scheduled play dates!”

 

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Sara Berchtold, Sales and Closing Coordinator
No. of years at McCall Homes: 4
What she loves about working here: “Freedom to just be myself.”
No. of years living in Josephine Crossing: 5
What she loves about living in Josephine Crossing: “My neighbors and the parks for my boys to play in.”Sara is also a talented do-it-yourselfer and can often be found working on projects around her house.

 

jonathanJonathan Jochim, Purchasing/Estimating Manager
No. of years at McCall Homes: 6
What he loves about working here: “Our company culture that strives to be the best and allows us to innovate.”
Jonathan and his wife are raising twin toddler girls but in his free time he loves to hunt.
Interesting fact: As a teenager, Jonathan built a 21ft. tall trebuchet catapult with a 500lb. counterweight in his backyard.

 

hannahHannah Beatty, Drafting
No. of years at McCall Homes: 4
“My favorite thing about working here is all the people I get to work with and I get to do a job I love.”
Hannah grew up in Billings and loves spending time with her friends and family.
Interesting fact: Hannah won a silver medal for Ping Pong in the Big State Games while in high school.

 

bobBob Schultz, Controller
No. of years at McCall Homes: 2
Bob grew up in Cody, WY and waited tables for his first job. His favorite thing about working here is “Working with passionate teammates behind a great mission that offers both personal and community growth.”

 

 

dianaDiana Taylor, Office (Mom) Manager & Bookkeeper
No. of years at McCall Homes: 10+
Her favorite thing about working here are her coworkers. “Everyone has a special place in my heart.”
No. of years in Josephine Crossing: 9
Diana loves living in Josephine. She and her husband just moved into their 2nd home there. She loves how the houses are “all unique and make the neighborhood one-of-a-kind.”

 

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Cricket Colter, Warranty Admin/Trade Payable Clerk
No. of years at McCall Homes: 3
Her favorite thing about working here is that, “it is the same but different each week. I meet interesting people to talk to and this is my work family.”
Cricket grew up in Florida and Texas but was born on a Navy base in Mississippi. She has settled into her life in Billings and is now raising her new family with her husband, John. They just built their first home in Josephine Crossing.

 

Rob “Garz” Garza, Construction Manager
No. of years at McCall Homes: 16
No of years in Josephine Crossing: 2
We have yet to find out what super power he has, but whatever it is makes him able to go from job to job getting each house done just right and on time. Give Garz a break when you see him in a bad mood. He is raising two teenagers after all!

 

rogerRoger Sauvageau, Wall Plant Supervisor
No. of years at McCall Homes: 11
His favorite thing about working here is “being part of building each and every home.”
Roger is from Billings and his first job was in the Parks & Rec Dept. He is the guy who built the pipe and wood shelves and desks in our offices. When he’s not building and fixing stuff, he is usually fishing one of Montana’s streams.

 

Andrew Torpy, Lead Framerandrew
No. of years at McCall Homes: 7
Andrew loves building homes and has his handiwork has been on most of the homes in Josephine Crossing. He is originally from Gardiner, MT and worked at Subway for his first job. Andrew and his wife just had their first baby.

 

 

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Eddy Truax, Superintendent
No. of years at McCall Homes: 7
No of years in Josephine Crossing: 3
Eddy is devout fan of both Legos® and Star Wars®. He enjoys life in Josephine Crossing with his wife and son. On nice days, you may see him driving around his favorite vintage Ford truck.

 

danDan Montgomery, Superintendent
No. of years at McCall Homes: 2
No of years in Josephine Crossing: less than one
Dan moved here from Bothell, WA in 2016. He first started as a homebuyer with us, and when we found out he was also skilled in homebuilding, we hired him! So now, he’s a neighbor and a talented employee. Dan and his daughters can often be seen riding their bikes or walking their dog around Josephine Crossing.

 

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Mark Gilbertson, Assistant Superintendent
No. of years at McCall Homes: 6
Favorite thing about working here: “The people.”
Mark grew up in Missoula. His first job was bagging groceries. He is the father of two boys and a grandfather to one sweet little girl.

 

 

Matt French, Assistant Superintendent
No. of years at McCall Homes: 1+
Matt is building his new home in Annafeld for his family. He is a hard worker and brings experience and knowledge to our team. Don’t let his quiet demeanor fool you. Matt knows his stuff!

 

 

Preston “Pres” Copps, Field Operations Supervisor
No. of years at McCall Homes: 5
No. of years in Josephine Crossing: 10
Pres is Greg’s father-in-law, but he doesn’t take advantage of that relationship. He works hard for the team and the communities to keep the streets clean, the construction debris removed, and the storm water drainage managed. He is often seen in the forklift loading wall panels onto the truck which he then delivers to the sites. When he’s not operating large equipment, he can usually be found in a boat with a fly rod in hand. He may not talk much, but ask him about fishing and he’ll tell you some stories.

 

Pete Prevost, Field Operations
No. of years at McCall Homes: 1
Pete doesn’t say much but that’s just because he’s busy moving stuff from site to site and being helpful to the production team with whatever they need. Pete is an asset to our team, never complaining no matter the task.

 

 

 

Darian Kuntz

Darian Kuntz, Field Operations
No. of years at McCall Homes: 2
No. of years in Josephine Crossing: 6
Darian loves the neighborhood and spends much of his time outside of work socializing with neighbors. Before the holidays, you can find him organizing Whoville decorating parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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