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Dovetail Construction is the realization of a childhood dream among two lifelong friends. Ever since Kevin and Tim met back in kindergarten, the two things they always wanted to do was to live in the mountains, and to build. As adults, both obtained degrees in engineering and construction management, and, for many years, followed their own paths working on major construction projects across the country (Kevin in New York City; and Tim in Boston, Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington).

Kevin was the first to begin chasing that dream, by escaping from New York to the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Whenever Kevin and Tim got together to reminisce, they’d always come back to that childhood fantasy of building a business together. In 2004, Tim decided it was time to stop just talking about it and moved with his wife to Montana—and that’s when Dovetail Construction was founded.

After more than a decade of building a reputation for quality work within a proven process, it was another friendship that opened the next chapter of Dovetail’s story.

Tim met Mike Kerby while working together on a large construction project in Hawaii when they were in their early twenties. Their paths would cross again a few year later in Seattle, just before Mike moved to Park City, Utah, solidifying a lasting friendship. Adding Kevin to the friendship was a natural next step, and the three pursued memorable mountain adventures and successful joint-venture projects in Big Sky Country. In 2017, they realized that their work ethic and approach to construction were very much aligned, and that friendship became a business partnership. Mike was Sr. Vice President of Big-D Signature—the residential and resort construction arm of the Big-D Family of Companies—and together they realized the potential for a special partnership.

Today, Dovetail offers an outstanding reputation in Montana for both construction and community involvement, while now also bringing to each project Big-D Signature’s global-scale resources and deep expertise in nearly every sector of the industry.

Over the years, these guys have learned many things, but two things they learned way back in kindergarten still provide the foundation for their business today: do what you say you’re going to do; and if you do something, do it right.

Learn more about our building process to find out what sets us apart from other builders Montana.