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We Are Whitefish People

Building Homes in Whitefish

by Jennifer Walton

The Heartbeat and Homegrown Expertise of Skyline Builders


“We are Whitefish people, building homes in Whitefish.”

–Shawn Tucker, Skyline Builders

Skyline Builders, nestled in the picturesque town of Whitefish, Montana, distinguishes itself with a heritage spanning four decades of creating custom homes. Specializing in luxury residences, Skyline Builders has established a unique position with an unparalleled record of excellence in construction, particularly in the esteemed communities of Big Mountain and Grouse Mountain. These areas pose distinctive challenges due to their rugged terrains, necessitating meticulous coordination and logistical prowess to integrate homes with the natural environment seamlessly. Skyline’s specialization is a testament to their expertise and the value they bring to their clients.

Mastering the art of building in such environments is a formidable task. However, armed with a deep understanding of the science behind such projects, Skyline Builders deftly maneuvers through the intricacies of these challenging terrains. Their extensive experience in these communities, often governed by strict Homeowner Associations, has endowed them with an intimate knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern such developments.

Skyline Builders possesses a diverse portfolio encompassing a myriad of construction projects. From modest remodels to extensive renovations on century-old residences, they have handled projects of varying scales adeptly. Their artistry extends to constructing expansive custom homes spanning 9,600 square feet. Additionally, they have successfully developed small-scale commercial structures and large custom townhomes, further solidifying their talent in construction. Yet, at Skyline Builders, it’s not just about constructing houses. It’s about cultivating relationships, earning trust, and, most importantly, nurturing their clients’ dreams.

At the heart of Skyline Builders beats a deep-rooted commitment to family values, evident in its close-knit team of professionals, many of whom are proud natives of Whitefish. This commitment to family values is not just a slogan for them; it’s a way of life. Multi-generational employees infused with a profound love for their hometown bring an inimitable dedication and passion to their craft. For them, building homes in Whitefish isn’t merely a job but a cherished opportunity to contribute to the fabric of the community. “We are Whitefish people, building homes in Whitefish,” says Shawn Tucker, Director of Sales.

This familial ethos resonates throughout the company, infusing every project with warmth and authenticity. This ethos, led by owner and fourth-generation builder Ryan Scott, upholds Skyline Builders’ enduring success in the market. The company recognizes that, in a mountain town like Whitefish, family, company, and community bonds are integral to personal fulfillment and professional achievement. For Skyline Builders, the joy of creating homes is magnified when it contributes to the happiness and well-being of their neighbors (former clients!), making every project not just a construction endeavor but also a vital step in enriching the lives of those they serve.

Each project is thoughtfully considered and crafted to meet the exacting standards of discerning clients, ensuring that every aspect of the home reflects their quintessential vision and lifestyle.


In the serene landscape of Whitefish, Skyline Builders has observed a nuanced shift in construction trends amidst the community and prospective clients. Initially, a slowdown in the construction market prevails due to the scarcity of available land. However, amidst this slowdown, an exceptional opportunity exists, particularly within the market range of $1.7 to $4 million. Tucker affirms this sentiment: “The price point of homes approximately 4,800 square feet are significantly lower than the market high two years ago. It’s a great time to build.” Despite the challenges, many vendors stand poised, ready to commence construction, making it an opportune time to embark on building ventures.


Another notable trend that Skyline Builders has observed is clients’ heightened discernment regarding products and amenities. Clients now possess a keener eye for quality, drawing inspiration from platforms like Pinterest, home improvement programs, and architectural and lifestyle magazines. This trend headlines the significance of effective communication between a builder and a client, which is preeminent to their success. Moreover, clients’ desires for additional amenities has surged, a trend catalyzed by the pandemic. As individuals spend and enjoy more time at home, requests for entertainment spaces, bars, and supplementary features like golf simulators and swimming pools have become increasingly prevalent.

This shift towards more elaborate amenities necessitates methodical attention to detail, a hallmark of Skyline Builders’ approach. Each project is thoughtfully considered and crafted to meet the exacting standards of discerning clients, ensuring that every aspect of the home reflects their quintessential vision and lifestyle. Skyline Builders remains committed to delivering superlative craftsmanship and client satisfaction in navigating these evolving trends. For them, the client’s satisfaction is not just a goal; it’s a promise they keep, assuring that each home embodies luxury and distinction, emphasizing a home produced for a family by Whitefish’s family of Skyline Builders.

When you’ve chosen the town of Whitefish, you’ve selected a haven for those seeking solace amidst nature’s grandeur. With fewer than 10,000 full-time residents, this resort town epitomizes tranquility, offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It beckons adventurers year-round with its abundance of world-class outdoor recreation. It’s a stone’s throw away from Glacier National Park, a majestic expanse of peaks and glacier-carved valleys, and home to Whitefish Mountain Resort, with 3,000 acres of skiable terrain.

As you carve out your lifestyle amidst Whitefish’s wondrous surroundings, let Skyline Builders be your trusted partner in crafting the home of your dreams. With a legacy of excellence spanning four decades, Skyline Builders stands ready to bring your vision to life, ensuring that your sanctuary reflects the essence of Whitefish’s beauty, serenity, and adventure.