OUR TEAM

John Seelye

John Seelye

President

John Seelye, President and founder of Big Sky Build, was born and raised in Litchfield, CT. After attending the University of Connecticut, he moved to Vail Colorado to ski and work in the construction industry on high end mountain homes. He relocated to Big Sky Montana in 1996, and accomplished his goal of starting a building company in 1997. John resides in Big Sky with his family and a household of crazy pets.

Erin Hayes

Erin Hayes

Vice President

Erin moved to Big Sky in 1993, after graduating from Ohio University with a degree in Business Administration/Sports Administration. Before joining Big Sky Build, Erin owned and operated multiple businesses in Big Sky and has extensive experience in the construction industry. Working closely with John, Erin facilitates project planning, job estimating, and business development. After living in Big Sky for close to 30 years, Erin and his wife, Marne continue to enjoy all that the mountains of Montana have to offer. 

Beth Hoffman

Beth Hoffman

Office Manager

Having lived in Big Sky for more than 30 years, Beth is a longtime local. As part of the Big Sky Build team for more than 12 years, she is the glue that holds us all together! She calls Gallatin Canyon home, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a lot of adorable animals. When not at work, you will find her enjoying the outdoors around Southwest Montana with family and friends.

Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt

Project Manager

A native of Detroit Michigan, Brian moved to Big Sky in 1996, and has worked for Big Sky Build since 2013. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Torie, their son Sumner, and their four-legged family members, Lily the dog and cats Lava and Tiger. In winter, Brian enjoys skiing and long soaks in any hot springs. During Montana’s non-snowy seasons, you’ll find Brian fishing, camping, rafting, playing tennis, and exploring the outdoors with his family.

Anna McKay

Anna McKay

Project Manager

Anna is a Montana native with a passion for all things the Treasure State has to offer. She and her dog, Lenny can be found playing outside, lounging with a book, or relaxing with friends and family. One of her favorite parts about working at Big Sky Build is seeing a project come together from start to finish and getting to be a part of the emotional aspects of building a home, in which clients will create memories for years to come.

Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe

Project Manager

Born and raised in Southern CO, Mike moved to Southwest Montana in 1999 to attend Montana State University. After graduating from MSU, he studied at the Northwest Woodworking Studio and spent several years building and designing cabinetry and furniture. He later moved into sourcing, designing, and managing interior finishes for high end custom homes as the manager of Earth Elements Design Center in Gallatin Gateway. He enjoys spending his free time skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing, and rafting with his family. 

Jess Bevilacqua

Jess Bevilacqua

Project Manager

A New England native and California transplant, Jess traded the coast for the mountains of Montana in 2016. With an extensive background as a project manager in several different industries, she had many years of experience as an advocate for builders and architects in the Big Sky area before finding her home at Big Sky Build. She loves the challenges and rewards of being part of an extensive team that build homes from concept to delivery. In her free time, she enjoys playing outdoors with her sidekick, Emmett. 

Robbie Shelby

Robbie Shelby

Project Manager

Robbie was raised in Wisconsin and is a diehard Packer fan. She was originally drawn to Montana for the skiing, and has since fell in love with the easy access to all the outdoor recreation and warm hearted people throughout the state. She has two dogs; a Golden retriever named Odin and an Australian Shepard named Aech. She enjoys spending her free time with her wife and dogs, mountain biking, camping, climbing, hiking, skiing, playing hockey, and being on the water.

Guy Fisher

Guy Fisher

Site Superintendent

Guy moved to Big Sky from the Minneapolis area with his wife, Alecia in 1999 and joined the Big Sky Build team in 2003. Guy is proud to carry on the craftsmanship that he learned from his father in his own workmanship, and the perseverance he learned from his mother. He enjoys building high end homes and fulfilling homeowners’ dreams of living in the mountains with their families. Guy and Alecia are grateful to be raising their daughter in Montana. He enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, hiking, camping, and mountain biking.

Steve Rapp

Steve Rapp

Site Superintendent

Steve moved to Montana in 1993, and to Big Sky specifically in 2003. He has been with Big Sky Build since 2014. Having worked in the construction industry for more than 40 years, his experience is extensive, which includes a Storm Water Waste administrator??? and a certified crane operator. He has also served as a board member for the Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association since 2010. Steve and his wife Marie are lucky to have their two children and three grandchildren all live here in Big Sky. 

Luke Allmendinger

Luke Allmendinger

Site Superintendent

Luke is a Montana native and grew up just 40 miles from Big Sky. He has been with Big Sky Build since 2007. He started out just pushing a broom as an apprentice and now runs jobsites as a Site Supervisor. Along with his carpentry skills, his ability to teach and lead teams are major assets.

Family is Luke’s top priority, and he spends most of his free time in the outdoors passing on his love for Montana and all it has to offer to his two kids, Karter and Karsyn

Jeff Trulen

Jeff Trulen

Site Superintendent

Jeff Moved to Montana from Wisconsin in 1998 after college. He began his custom home building career here in Big Sky and started working for Big Sky Build in 2003. He and his wife, Jessica are parents to Thomas and Sidney, fraternal boy twins. When he’s not thinking about building something that has never been built before, Jeff is outside skiing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, or camping around Southwest Montana. He also started the very popular Friday Night Curling League here in Big Sky’s Town Center. 

Tyler Richardson

Tyler Richardson

Site Superintendent

Tyler has lived in Montana for two decades, building homes and raising his family. He has been fortunate enough to travel and build throughout Europe, and the United States. His hobbies include baseball, spending time with his kids, and all of the great activities Montana has to offer. Driven by his love for building, he takes pride in providing the best quality possible.