Veteran Owned Businesses (VOB) in Missoula Region
..and Montana / Idaho
Support our VOBs!
ATTENTION VSOB (5/2021): GSA’s Surplus Property Program was recently amended to give eligible veteran-owned small businesses access to federally-owned surplus personal property: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/11/02/2020-22539/use-of-federal-surplus-property-for-veteran-owned-small-businesses-and-small-businesses-in-disaster
SBA is responsible for educating VOSBs on what is needed to participate in the program – fact sheet: https://www.sba.gov/brand/assets/sba/resource-partners/VOSB-surplus-property-factsheet-v1.3-508.pdf
Questions: Brent E. Donnelly, District Director - Montana, U.S. Small Business Administration (406) 441-1083, Cell (406) 439-7613, Brent.Donnelly@sba.gov
Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC)
VBOC hosted by Big Sky Economic Development announced a new platform for Veterans and military spouses pursuing entrepreneurial success in Montana, Wyoming and Utah. The Veterans Building America Slack Channel, a 24-hour virtual network for Veteran entrepreneurs
*** VBOC LOCATOR: sba.gov/vboc
9.1% of all small businesses are owned by VETERANS! They suggested using a mentor from score.org (Missoula office is at 2501 S. Catlin St., (406) 442-4986 and in Kalispell, 15 Depot Park, (406) 461-9856). Assistance with business plans, loans / finding lenders, marketing, etc. ~ Talk to people & RESEARCH the best option for you:
Small Business Development Centers: http://sbdc.mt.gov (Missoula (406) 243-4770, Kalispell (406) 756-3836)
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers: montanaptac.org
USDA & Rural Small Business: 3550 Mullan Rd Ste 106, Missoula (406) 829-3395 ext 4 or Lad Barney (855) 576-2679
STATEWIDE Women's Business Center: sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/wbc – Questions: Lexi Preszler (Montana STATEWIDE & not only Veterans), (701) 426-7196, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions: Dustin Frost, Director (406) 869-8411, email@example.com
OR Ryan Luchau - Training Manager / Business Advisor (406) 534-9841, firstname.lastname@example.org
Veteran Owned Business (VOB) Directories
VOB - search by state and county: http://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/
Veterans and Military Business Owners Association (VMBOA): https://vamboa.org/
Buyveteran.com (Free, nationwide web directory of all veteran owned business): https://www.buyveteran.com/
****** Montana Veteran Owned Businesses A - Z ******
a2z Supply Corp
302 Main St., Stevensville
Government contracting ~ “Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business”
Brian is also a VSAP Donor & spoke at our March 2019 VSP Meeting: Motivation & persevering through serious health conditions.
Contact: Brian Paul Hoornbeek, President, (406) 777-1988, email@example.com
AC Self Storage Solutions, LLC
Acquires, manages, and disposes of Self Storage Commercial Real Estate. We also offer Asset Management services for owners of Self Storage Facilities. AC Self Storage Solutions, with offices in Big Sky, MT, and Newport Beach, CA; Owner, Troy Downing (Air Force 01 – 09)
Contact: (949) 544-3535, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aquilla Home Improvements
General Contractor (BBB - In good standing): Offers all phases of home improvement & handyman services.
Contact: Lance Bailey, Veteran (406) 529-3547, email@example.com
AXIOM IT Solutions, Inc.
1701 South Ave W., Missoula
Your business can increase profits, improve productivity, and gain peace of mind with AXIOM's innovative software developed to your specific needs. President and Founder, Hugh Harney (MD) is a USAF Veteran (81-89) and on 10/20/20 The Learning Center at Red Willow reported, “We want to recognize AXIOM IT Solutions, Inc. for being a Match Donor for Double Your Impact for Veterans!”
Contact: (406) 880-6060, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bitterroot Services & Technology, LLC (BST) ~ Florence
5591 Bridlepath Ln, Florence
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB).
We specialize in providing quality medical equipment, technology, and consultation services to the Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Defense and Health and Human Services. We are teamed up with world-leading manufacturers and various small/start up manufacturers. BST was founded in 2008 by a retired Air Force Special Tactics Officer with over 20 years of service and multiple deployments.
Contact: Terry Maki, (406) 241-1708, email@example.com
Bulls Eye Wear
2910 S. Reserve St., Missoula
I am a local VA vendor for eyeglasses in Missoula. Dr. Bonnie Gunter (Gunter Vision Care) shares a space with me and provides Veteran Eye Exams. We work with the new VA Care-In-The-Community to provide eyecare and eyewear for VA eligible veterans. M. Lynnette Schaefer, ABOM, FNAO, “Both me and my husband were Army. Dr Gunter was Navy.”
Contact: (406) 552-1299, firstname.lastname@example.org
Callison Trucking & Excavation, LLP ~ Alberton
444 Juniper Lane, Alberton
Founded in 2004, providing general contracting services such as constructing heavy construction projects and general freight (gravel / dirt).
Contact: Richard Callison, (406) 722-4285, USDOT #1364261
Canich Farms Military Retreats, Inc. ~ Nonprofit in Ramsay
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/canichfarms/ and /canich-farms-military-retreats-inc
Assisting with recovery process by having week long retreats ~ Learn about agriculture, how food is raised and makes it to the table, proper handling of cows, social interactions with other servicemembers / Veterans and many other exciting events. All Retreats are free of charge and we provide everything needed to stay here.
Donate: Canich Farms, P.O. Box 85, Ramsay, MT 59748 (Brian and his family do not take one cent from the donations).
Questions (call or text): Brian Canich (Navy Veteran) & Ashley Canich (626) 241-2297 or (626) 755-3296
Clay Skeens Lawn & Snow ~ Grizzly TRK, Missoula
Contact: Clay (406) 880-2942
Daly Leach Memorial Chapel ~ Hamilton
1010 Main St., Hamilton
Serving the families of our community in a dignified and compassionate manner. We care for families in the same way we would want our families to be cared for in their time of need.
Contact: Tom Grymes (National Guard for 25 years!) (406) 363-2010, email@example.com
D4 Dirt Worx, LLC ~
Our team has over two decades of experience and is located in Stevensville. We specialize in foundation preparation, excavation, septic system and land clearing services. Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
Contact: Mike Dequattro, (406) 802-4252, firstname.lastname@example.org (or fill out contact form on website)
Double J Fencing ~ Victor
1345 Hwy 93 N, Suite 2A, Victor
We are a fully-licensed, bonded, and insured veteran-owned company. (Army 89-93)
Questions: Jim Vargovich (Army 89-93) Owner, (406) 360-4590, email@example.com
Dustoff Woodworking ~ Check out his Facebook!
Army, Air Force, AND USMC Veteran does amazing wooden flags (American, POW/MIA, support / logs, and combat flags) and donated one for our Heroes at Home & Military Appreciation 9/19/20 ~ Thank you, Colin!
Contact: Colin, (315) 405-2020, firstname.lastname@example.org
FITNESS RECON ~ WE GOT YOUR SIX
Fast results without the risks. TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF BULKING, CUTTING AND GAINING MASSIVE STRENGTH. We know diet and training is different for everyone. We Got Your Six!
Questions: Waco Merchant, Owner & USMC Veteran in St. Ignatius (760) 201-3573, email@example.com
Offering REST therapy (therapeutic float sessions) because we believe floating to be an effective, safe treatment for the unseen injuries like PTSD and depression (Previous co-owner, Matt - US Army Veteran can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Thanks for all your support over the years. Look forward to hearing from you.")
Contact: Float Msla, 406.493.0502, email@example.com
Forever Goal ~ Bozeman & ONLINE
Pamela, Personal Trainer & USAF Veteran ~ Votes help build Homes for Wounded Warriors and earn her the cover of Ms. Health and Fitness: https://lnkd.in/d8ADx99 "Your support means the world to me!!”
Questions: Pamela Sampson, Health Coach at Forever Goal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fox's I.T. Solutions LLC ~ Stevensville
Josh offers competitive pricing for troubleshooting hardware and software issues, virus & malware/spyware removal, and in home networking support. Fees: Diagnostic - FREE; Basic System Cleaning (Cleaning Up System Resources) $45.00; Virus, Malware / Spyware removal $65.00; Home Networking installation and troubleshooting is hourly based; Base Hourly Rate $35.00 per hour minimum one hour. Pick-Up / Drop-Off Service and in Home Services are available for an additional $15.00 plus service fees. If you would like to drop off your system for us to work on there is no extra fee.
Questions: Josh Wingate, US Army Veteran (406) 836-7715, email@example.com
"Feel free to call, text, or Facebook" https://www.facebook.com/Foxs-IT-Solutions-LLC-116584216919371
Freedom's Hideout Realty - Helena
Let me help you sell your house or buy your dream home. Veteran Owned and Operated - Major (Ret.) U.S. Army
Contact: Terry Lewis, (406) 302-1378, firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden City Florascaping, LLC ~ Missoula
701 N. 5th St. W., Missoula, MT 59802
Since 1998, we've been designing and installing some of the highest quality landscapes, hardscapes, and irrigation systems in Missoula. With more than 40 years of combined experience, we are some of the most knowledgeable landscapers in the valley.
Contact: Justin Rettenmayer (Army 02-05), Owner (406) 549-5459, email@example.com
The Growler Girdle ~ Florence
The Growler Girdle offers custom beer growlers, wine cases, whiskey boxes, growler carriers and more (Each custom growler can be engraved). John Winegart is the co-founder and an USMC Veteran. His father, Eric, has spent over 35 years perfecting the craft of woodworking!
Questions: (406) 274-3942, firstname.lastname@example.org
Haviland Outdoor Supplies ~ ONLINE
The one stop shop for all of your Outdoor Supply needs. No minimum orders required – shipping is FREE!
Contact: Rich Haviland, 204 Riverview 5 East, Great Falls, (406) 788-4254, email@example.com
Jay's Small Engine Repair ~ Deer Lodge
505 Main St., Deer Lodge
Small Engine Repair - including lawn mowers, generators, chain saws and other small engines (also does welding and chain sharpening). Jay Wood, Owner, “I was in the US Coast Guard for 14 1/2 years. I moved to Montana where my current wife was living. We moved to Deer Lodge in 2010 when I started working at Montana State Prison. I currently serve in the Montana Air National Guard, and I opened up Jay's Small Engine Repair in 2012”
Questions: Jay Wood, Jay's Small Engine Repair 406-846-4777, C 406-210-4145, jayssmallengineMT@gmail.com
Joint Operation Mariposa (JOM)
Our mission is to bring awareness to the needs of Veterans in Sanders County, Montana; through advocacy, art, and education. Joint Operation Mariposa cares about and recognizes all Veterans, their families, and honorable caregivers. We will respect, advocate, and correlate services to provide options and solutions to address Veterans' difficulties. In our endeavors we hope to be a light in the darkness.
8/2020 Sanders County Ledger - JOM story, “One thing is for certain. David Williams, founder of Joint Operation Mariposa, is not about to throw in the towel on his efforts establishing a veteran services office (VSO) in Sanders County. He has spent years working toward finding a property that would serve the needs of many county veterans.” READ MORE: https://www.scledger.net/story/2020/08/27/communities/group-still-looking-to-serve-local-vets/5016.html
Questions: David Williams, National Archive Artist, soon-to-be Smithsonian Artist, Navy Veteran, and Founder of Joint Operation Mariposa, (406) 546-4827, firstname.lastname@example.org
K9 Care of Montana (Livingston) ~ Montana K9 Safety (Bigfork)
At K9 Care Montana, we are devoted to providing the highest quality Service Dogs at no cost to our nations wounded veterans and children challenged by autism.
Montana K9 Safety: Providing training for Pet First Aid; CPR; Vitals Assessment; Muzzling; Restraints & Carries; K9 First Aid Kits; Choking; Bleeding Control; Bandaging; Shock / Seizures; Poisoning; Injured Pet Transport; Disaster Response; Environmental; Emergencies and more.
David Riggs, Founder & CEO of K9 Care of Montana, P.O. Box 490, Livingston, MT 59047
Garry Forman, Director of K9C, P.O. Box 1454, Bigfork, MT 59911
Contact: (406) 885-0437, email@example.com
Keely Flatow ~ Photography
Keely has been donating the framed prints of Miss Montana for the H@H Silent Auction. She’s an USAF Veteran, UM Alumni, returned to Montana (from D.C.), and started participating in the Heroes at Home & VSAP. She does semi-professional photography of vintage military aircraft and will be our photographer at the 2022 event!
Questions: Keely, (478) 396-0481, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kinsey HD Productions
Broadcast productions have been shown on National Geographic & the History Channel. Full Service HD Studio. Specializing in filming, voice over work, DVD authoring, conceptualization and consulting in the outdoor industry.
Open the Cage Gear, LLC (Apparel) – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OTCgear
“AdVANture Hunter TV,” a new television series that unveils the nomadic & sustainable lifestyle of hunting, fishing, and other experiences while living in Mercedes Sprinter Vans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j1CrkVJkM4
Contact: Jim Kinsey, USMC Veteran, email@example.com
LegalShield & Identify Theft Protection
Protection for every part of your life (you, your business, and your family). “I have served my country. Now I would like to serve you!”
Questions: Waco Merchant, USMC Veteran in St. Ignatius (760) 201-3573, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahan & Mahan Hauling ~ Florence
6470 Maiden Lane, Florence
For professional hauling and excavating. We Haul: Top soil, gravel, rock, sand, compost, asphalt, landscape boulders, waste removal
Massage by Robin ~ Hamilton
350 Lorenz Spur Dr., Hamilton
Melt away your tension and re-discover your sense of well-being with personalized therapies that nurture both body and mind.
Contact: Robin Duncan (US Army Veteran) Owner, (406) 369-8112, email@example.com (License: #MT121047 MT11706)
Master Barber of Missoula
1300 S. Reserve St., Missoula
Questions: Brian (406) 207-2989, firstname.lastname@example.org
Missoula Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
2301 Palmer St Unit 12, Missoula
Brad is a Navy Veteran from Missoula and started Missoula BJJ to offer comradery, JJ classes, and professional coaching for people of all skill sets. He’s willing to help you learn one step at a time and train with complete confidence 2 – 3 days per week (for 13yrs old and up).
Montana’s Superior Resort, R Bar ~ Superior
1186 Mullan Rd. W., Superior
FREE CAMPING for Veterans: “Any veteran needing to getaway for a free night we have room for camping, R Bar (BYOB), river access 1.5 miles east and forest service access 1.5 miles west.”
(Feel free to contact Jason with the dates you're interested in, and he will check availability).
Operation Military Family (OMF) Cares
OMF Cares is a Veteran-owned and operated nonprofit organization. Mike wrote “Operation Military Family” endorsed by Generals Tommy Franks, Pete Chiarelli, and others, to help military families battle-ready their relationships for the stress of deployment. Through OMF Cares, Mike and the OMF team strive to fulfill their mission to strengthen and enrich service members, Veterans and their families.
Questions: Mike Schindler, Navy Veteran, (877) 516-8323, email@example.com
The PEAK, Inc. ~ Butte America
The Peak Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned and Operated Small Business Headquartered in Butte that specializes in advanced individual and small team tactics and training with an emphasis on specialized high altitude training. The Peak staffs its courses with a cadre of former special operations, elite law enforcement, and renowned subject matter experts.
The Peak, 111 Airport Rd., Butte
Questions: (406) 494-7999, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jared Perkins, Chief Operating Officer (Army Veteran, Co-Founder of Outbound Digital, and Huge supporter of VSAP)
Jared / LI, “Inspired by animals. Driven by health. Plant Perks creates organic, all natural, plant-based cheezes, made from cashews. There are much more exciting things to come from our lifestyle brand including addition products as well as a large expansion!”
Questions: Plant Perks, (406) 239-8702, email@example.com
Quinn’s Hot Springs ~ Paradise
Soak in the many benefits of hot mineral pools ~ they have a new ADA Pool Lift (for help getting in and out of wheelchair). Lodge rooms and cabins available (ramps added to rooms) and dine at the historic Harwood House Restaurant!
Questions: (406) 826-3150, firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, Denise, GM & Events Coordinator (USMC Veteran), email@example.com
Non-profit organization 501(C)(4) committed to restoring the original intent of the United States. It’s open to anyone, and although it’s not Vet specific a lot of Veterans are involved.
Questions: Darin Gaub, Director - Restore Liberty - (406) 579-0178 firstname.lastname@example.org (Darin is also the State Coordinator for Military Funeral Honors and a Veteran Peer to Peer Coordinator “Together for the Good Inc.”)
Rhythm Insurance Services ~ Missoula
Providing health insurance options for Western Montana. Individual plans, group health, Medicare supplement, and vision/dental.
Owner: Aaron Juhl, US Army Veteran, (406) 241-2202, email@example.com
Connecting individuals in crisis to their neighbors for the help they need.
Questions: Bruce, US Army Veteran (Paratrooper Medic), firstname.lastname@example.org
Savage Gear Fitness Apparel ~ Roy Savage (Personal Health Coach)
“Activate Your Potential” ~ Roy has a degree in Health & Human Performance, Community Health, and Non-Profit Administration. He’s a personal health coach and offers one-on-one coaching. “The world needs you to be the best version of yourself that you can be!”
Roy is also the Program Manager for the Heroes Therapeutic Outreach Program (HTOP). Through HTOP, the Learning Center at Red Willow makes all courses available free of charge to Veterans, service members, their families / caregivers, and First Responders.
INFO / WAIVER: https://www.redwillowlearning.org/sliding-fees-scholarships/
Questions: Roy Savage, Program Manager, HTOP at The Learning Center at Red Willow (406) 396-2133, email@example.com
The Scenic Route Goods Co
Designed and Produced with pride, for a new mission!
Brian Becker served fifteen years with the Army and another nine with the VA at a Vet Center, working with combat veterans in their readjustment. Following his own readjustment period and subsequent medical retirement he just wanted to give back. This company is his way to do just that through percentage of sales returning to non-profit groups working to make the world a better place.
Because... All Roads Lead Somewhere.
23 year ARMY Veteran manufacturing USA Made products!
Would like to assist Veterans in their homes by providing Barrier Free/ADA applications. www.myfloatframe.com
Other product(s): Post-Rack brackets: www.Post-Rack.com (for Pole Barns and Post Frame buildings/storage)
Scaffolding bracket system - Scaff-All. "2015 Innovative Safety Product of the Year" (National Association of Home Builders).
Questions: William Bowser, (888) 204-9990 Ext. 1, firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Jim Zimmerman, Owner & Manager, served 18 years in the US Army with tours in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
Missoula: 2528 Stockyard Rd, Unit E-6, Missoula, MT 59808, Phone (406) 351-0156 Ext. 3
Bozeman: 96 Laura Louise Ln, Unite 15, Bozeman, MT 59718, Phone (406) 351-0156 Ext. 4
Questions: Selway Armory (406) 351-0156, email@example.com
StoneForge Customs, LLC ~ Missoula & Surrounding Areas
We manufacture and install very natural looking custom sculpted stone outdoor living products to include planters, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, fire places, water features, benches, concrete counter tops & more. As a Veteran Owned Business, StoneForge says, “Thank You to all Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders for your service to your fellow man.” If you currently are serving or ever have served in one of those capacities, please inquire about our special Thank You pricing during your design consultation!
Contact: Tim Thurman (406) 823-0328, firstname.lastname@example.org
United After Duty
Non-profit organization 501C 19 Veteran based Nonprofit Organization ~ “After leaving the service I felt like that was going to be the last job that would ever give me the kind of feeling of belonging. I had a bit of a hole in my chest that I was looking to fill with something that would make a difference in people’s lives. Then I decided to start United After Duty. Something that has the potential to do great thing all over the country. We are small now, but we have the drive to become something great."
8/2020 Jerry, “We at United After Duty are proud and happy to announce that we have been awarded $10,000 through the Montana Coronavirus Relief Social Services Nonprofit Grants Program. With this we will be able to really do some good work and some big things. Thank you all for your support and for all staying by our side as we continue to grow and continue to expand our relationships and partnerships in and out of the community.”
Contact: Jarred "Jerry" Hickethier, CEO & President, United After Duty, (406) 261-4388, email@example.com
United States of Hope (USOH)
Veterans - Social / Civic Engagement
Website under construction / use: https://www.facebook.com/usoh/
1511 S. Russell St., Suite D, Missoula, MT 59801
Apply for USOH staff / leaders: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial contributions: email@example.com
Volunteer (Request Volunteer Form): firstname.lastname@example.org
Join USOH as a Member: email@example.com
Questions: (406) 926-3331 or (406) 880-0696
Unknown Munitions ~ Post Falls, ID
Full service precision rifle ammunition manufacturer (hand loaded). Specializing in load development and custom ammunition recipes for individual rifles and the discerning shooter seeking to accurately hit targets well beyond their comfort zone.
Questions: (208) 262-6103, firstname.lastname@example.org
Veteran Navigation Network
Located in Yellowstone County, VNN provides Veterans with mentorship & resources to aid them in transition from military to civilian life.
Montana JCF Career/Transition Support Project podcast (Conversation with VNN Founder Blake Fuhriman): https://lnkd.in/gaK9vN2
Veteran Portrait Project (VPP)
Stacy L. Pearsall, Marine Corps, 99-09, OIF ~ Stacy is an award-winning military photographer and disabled combat Veteran.
Questions: VPP, (606) 875-5808, Jamie@Bravo748.com
Walking for the Fallen & Montana Honor Guard
Walking for the Fallen's mission is about Suicide Awareness & Patriotism
Contact: Chuck Lewis, Plan Bee (USMC 70-74 & Navy 80-88), Montana Honor Guard, Walking for the Fallen (406) 270-5735, email@example.com
Walthall Operations & Intelligence Consulting LLC
Eric is an Army Veteran, grant writer, and consultant for companies like “It’s Nanoed”
Please feel free to contact Eric if you need assistance with your grant writing or other business operations.
Questions: Eric Walthall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Warhorse Built ~ Apparel
Apparel dedicated to honoring members of our armed forces, Veterans, and all those who have dedicated their lives to the service of others. Signature "Freedom" Apparel, "Battle Openerz," Hats, and "Honor, Courage, Commitment" Series.
Specific inquiries regarding sales or personalization: email@example.com
Warhorse Development, LLC
Shooting support bags. What started as a hobby, has turned into a full time business for this former Marine and his family.
War on the Rivers ~ Books by Wey Symmes
Also includes Wey Symmes speech to Five Valleys Republicans on “Twelve Lessons From Swift Boat Veterans and POW's For Truth”
WildRye Distilling ~ Bozeman
Produces premium products, using Montana-grown corn and grain.
Tasting room: 111 E. Oak St Suite 1E, Bozeman (Troy Downing, “Partner,” Air Force 01 – 09)
Contact: (406) 577-2288, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga ~ Strong & Steady by Veteran
Brian teaches at numerous venues around town (mostly Hot House Yoga, Peak Health & Wellness, and Downtown Dance Collective), and he’s “always happy to welcome more Veterans" into his classes. He also works with Veterans (and others) who may not be comfortable in a studio setting. He offers a DISCOUNTED RATE for Veterans, “Strong & Steady Yoga”
Contact: Brian Chaszar, USAF Veteran, email@example.com