About

Our Team

Ron Adams

Ron Adams

Principal & President of YT

A Montana native who grew up in the northwest corner of the state, Ron came to Bozeman to study Construction Engineering Technology at MSU. He worked for a commercial contractor while earning his degree, and graduated with honors in 1997. The next year, he started with YT as an Estimator/Project Manager, and worked through the ranks to become a Principal in 2001 and President in 2003. Ron is actively involved in YT’s project management and processes, and is a strong believer in perpetual improvement. He enjoys taking advantage of Bozeman’s many outdoor recreation opportunities.

Justin Bowland

Justin Bowland

Partner & Vice President of YT

Justin grew up beside his father in the construction field and later in his custom cabinet shop. His passion for wood and steel comes from his father’s constant interest in finding a better way to build and create both dwellings and functional tools for everyday life. Though it has been twenty years since he joined YT in the summer of 1995, Justin’s passion for new methods and new techniques continues to grow each and every day. When he’s not covered in sawdust or wearing a welding helmet, he enjoy everything that the outdoors in Montana have to offer, and spends as much time outside as he can along with his wife Lisa, son Colten, and daughter Kylie.

Harry Howard

Harry Howard

Principal, Artist & Founding Partner of YT

Harry has had lifelong passions for landscape painting, human habitat, travel, and places wild. He is the father of four creative children, now grown, and is thankful to have spent his working life, caring for them, and for the company he help found and build. For three decades, his artistry, vision, and energy have contributed to hundreds of original YT projects throughout the western U.S. Nature has been his guide. Enthusiasm has taken him worldwide and continues to do so. Movement is creation for him. Along with family and business, his passions include hiking, bicycling, sailing, backpacking, river running, fishing, hunting, birding, bee keeping, and gardening. He is often seen around an outdoor fire or a stove cooking up something fresh and original for family, friends and clients alike.

Tim Blazina

Tim Blazina

Project Manager

A Montana native who grew up in Billings, Tim came to YT in 2004 well equipped with a BS in Construction Engineering Technology from MSU, as well as five years of experience as a project manager and project engineer on several heavy civil construction projects. In the decade-plus that has elapsed since, he has honed and broadened his expertise, helping to oversee the transformation of numerous clients' visions into breathtaking, beautifully-constructed realities. When not at work, he is a passionate, River Runs Through It-type of fisherman and all-around outdoorsman who also enjoys photography.

History


Since 1986, our Bozeman, Montana-based staff and crew have applied their artistry and expertise to over 240 original projects throughout the U.S., promoting the beauty and integrity of regional architecture that resonates with the iconic landscape of the west. From refurbishing chicken coops to creating 30,000-square-foot homes, we’ve done it all. And though we specialize in a rustic aesthetic, we’re equally comfortable with sleek steel and concrete. Each member of our team contributes unique talents to our projects; all contribute a level of genuine passion that has enabled our varied clients to realize their dreams for nearly thirty years.


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MAILING ADDRESS
YELLOWSTONE TRADITIONS
P.O. BOX 1933
BOZEMAN, MT 59771

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
YELLOWSTONE TRADITIONS
34290 E. FRONTAGE ROAD
BOZEMAN, MT 59715

P. (406) 587-0968
F. (406) 586-2999
E. info@yellowstonetraditions.com