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McCall Homes Story

The Unlikely Vision that Became Reality

Our Mission: Empower people. Build community.

In 1993, Jim McCall left the pool business to become a home builder and developer. After his three children—civic-minded Greg, ever-curious Brad and erudite Carolee—grew up and graduated college, they joined him one by one. After gaining some experience building homes in a growing subdivision on the west end of Billings, MT, the McCalls all felt a driving need to create something meaningful and unique. Quality homes were always a given, but what about a development designed to be not just a neighborhood, but 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 taking over the area. What’s more, it had to be affordable for everyone!

With that, the new mission of McCall Homes gave way to a one-of-a-kind community called Josephine Crossing. Decades later, this vision is stronger than ever, as the McCall family continues to promote their mission statement each and every day in their newest community, Annafeld. And, yes, if you’re wondering, each McCall, along with their families, lives in the neighborhoods 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 problem-solving abilities and outside-the-box thinking are what ensure the past, present, and future success of McCall Homes. He is a jack-of-all-trades with an affinity for innovation, from flow charts to the latest productivity app. Brad is the company expert in building science, energy efficiency, and product development. Brad wears many hats, but never sacrifices quality for quantity; each of his roles carries value in relation to the rest of the team. When Brad isn’t working, he and his wife, Kelsey, can often be seen chasing their three rambunctious boys down the sidewalks of Josephine Crossing.

 

 

Remember how George from the Beatles was the “quiet one”?  Carolee (McCall) Smith, co-owner of McCall Homes, is perceived and admired by many in the same way. When with her brothers, she has a hard time getting a word in edgewise. Her quiet resignation, however, hides a vast wealth of knowledge. Carolee has just as much experience in home building as her brothers, a naturally astute eye for interiors, and a memory as sharp as a tack. Her ability to remember paint colors for all the homes she’s designed is almost superhuman! But that’s not her only superpower: She’s a mom of three adorable kids, whom she raises with her helpful husband Chris.

 

Greg McCall, co-owner of McCall Homes, is an experienced builder and long-time 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 graduated from the University of Montana, Greg is proud of his home state. As much as he loves being a Montanan, he adores 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 highest expectations.

Jay Deeney, New Home Specialist
No. of years at McCall Homes: fewer than one
Jay was drawn to McCalls by his love of working with people. His upbeat attitude and passion for the McCall communities makes him an enormous asset to our team. You can be assured Jay has your best interests in mind when you talk to him.; he is as genuine as he is kind. Jay’s thorough knowledge of real estate investment comes from personal experience in managing his own properties. He and his wife, Lana, raised their two sons in Billings. Now grown, the proud parents enjoy keeping in touch with the two successful young men they brought up.

 

 

Jerred Bies, New Home Specialist
No. of years at McCall Homes: fewer than one
No of years in Annafeld: 1
Brad and Carolee first met Jerred when he and his fiancé, Karli, attended the couple’s first-time homebuyer workshop. Though they lived initially in Bozeman due to family ties in Billings, the Bies have since bought their first home in Annafeld. Passionate and gregarious, Jerred recently earned his real estate license before joining the McCall team. His fun personality and social intelligence make him invaluable as well as easy to work with. The company is thrilled to have him on our team. In other great news, he and his wife just adopted another Yorkie!

 

 

 

Sari Jam, Lock & Guardian Manager/Purchasing & Administrative Assistant
No. of years at McCall Homes: 1
No. of years in Josephine Crossing: fewer than 1
Sari grew up in Red Lodge. Her first job was in retail sales. In her free time, she enjoys being with friends and family. She loves the folks at McCall Homes and we love seeing her smiling face at the front desk. If you want to treat her, just bring her Chinese food. She recently bought her first home in Josephine Crossing.

 

Jody Bies, Designer/Options Coordinator
No. of years at McCall Homes: 1
“There is a true feeling of family here and I am so excited to be a part of this awesome team!”

As a Helena native, Jody is a Montana girl through and through. 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 boating and camping in the wilds of our state’s backyard.

 

 

Kelly Smith, Marketing and Sales Directorkelly
No. of years at McCall Homes: 6
“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 over 15 years. She has been a resident of Josephine Crossing since 2008.
“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!”

 

jonathanJonathan Jochim, Purchasing/Estimating Manager
No. of years at McCall Homes: 7
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 usually busy raising their twin toddler girls, but in his free time, he loves to hunt.
Interesting fact: As a teenager, Jonathan built a 21-foot-tall trebuchet catapult with a 500lb. counterweight in his backyard.

 

hannahHannah Beatty, Drafting
No. of years at McCall Homes: 5
“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 is now buying her first home in Annafeld! She loves spending time with her friends and family. Did we mention she’s also a bit of an athlete? While in high school, Hannah won a silver medal for Ping Pong in the Big State Games.

 

 

Jeremiah Rouane, CFO
No. of years at McCall Homes: fewer than 1
Jeremiah was raised down the road in Columbus and moved to Billings in 1997. Jeremiah’s love for the McCall team’s family-oriented focus brought him here. In his spare time he enjoys his family, gardening, and relaxing at the South Fork Ranch.

 

dianaDiana Taylor, Office (Mom) Manager & Bookkeeper
No. of years at McCall Homes: 11+
No. of years in Josephine Crossing: 10

“Everyone has a special place in my heart.”

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.” Her favorite thing about working here are her coworkers.

 

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Cricket Colter, Warranty Admin/Trade Payable Clerk
No. of years at McCall Homes: 4
No. of years in Josephine Crossing: 1

“[Work] 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: 17
No of years in Josephine Crossing: 3

We have yet to find out what to call his superpower, but whatever it is, it gives him the ability to get each house completed with perfect specs, precisely 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: 12

His favorite thing about working here? “Being a part of building each and every home.”

Roger is from Billings and his first job was in the Parks & Recreation Department. Casual and humble, he is “the guy” who built the pipe and wood shelves and desks in our offices. When this great guy is not building and fixing stuff, he is usually wearing waders and fishing one of Montana’s streams.

 

Andrew Torpy, Lead Framerandrew
No. of years at McCall Homes: 8

Andrew loves building homes and most of the homes in Josephine Crossing feature his handiwork. He is originally from Gardiner, MT and worked his first job at a sub shop. Andrew and his wife just celebrated the arrival of their first baby.

 

 

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Eddy Truax, Superintendent
No. of years at McCall Homes: 8
No of years in Josephine Crossing: 5
Eddy is a devout fan of both Legos® and Star Wars®, but he doesn’t need many material items to be blissfully happy. He enjoys life in Josephine Crossing with his wife and son and on nice days, you may see him driving around in his favorite vintage Ford truck.

 

danDan Montgomery, Superintendent
No. of years at McCall Homes: 3
No of years in Josephine Crossing: 2
Dan moved here from Bothell, WA in 2016. He first started as a homebuyer with McCall, but when we found out he was also skilled in homebuilding, we jumped to hire him! Now we are proud to say he’s both 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: 7

Favorite thing about working here? “The people.” 

Mark grew up in Missoula, where 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: 2
No. of years in Annafeld: fewer than one
Matt just built his new home in Annafeld for his family. He is a hard worker who brings considerable experience and knowledge to our team. Don’t let his quiet demeanor fool you. Matt knows his stuff!

 

 

Darian Kuntz, Field Operations

No. of years at McCall Homes: 3
No. of years in Josephine Crossing: 7
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.

 

 

Pete Prevost, Field Operations
No. of years at McCall Homes: 2
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 irreplaceable asset to our team, never complaining no matter the task.

 

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