Snow Bear Chalets was created by an extraordinary team of more than 150 craftsman, artists, bankers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, realtors, and marketers. We’re proud to share this list of the people who made our dream a reality, in the hopes that you’ll use them for your next project.
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Razorfrog Web Design – Razorfrog Web Design was our first phone call, before we even broke ground on the treehouses. Max and his team in San Francisco created a world-class website, logo, print materials, and signage which brings the beauty and magic of Snow Bear Chalets to our potential guests, resulting in many happy vacation memories. Thank you Razorfrog! Without you, none of this would have been possible.
Three Rivers Bank Montana – In building a project of this size and complexity, choosing a lender is one of the most important factors. AJ and the team at Three Rivers worked side by side with us through the ups and downs of construction and beyond. Snow Bear Chalets wouldn’t be what it is today without the support of Three Rivers Bank. Thank you AJ!
Aasheim Construction – Les was on the job everyday and acted as everything from Owner’s representative to framer, from supervisor to laborer, and no matter what he was doing, he always did it with a smile. Les, thank you for being the one constant we could always count on during the entire process. Snow Bear wouldn’t be the same without you!
Malmquist Construction – As the premier builder in Montana, Malmquist has maintained a commitment to using the finest of materials, craftsman, and personnel, all the while focusing on quality, budget, schedule and customer satisfaction. Tyler, Bear and their team helped us bring our vision to life. We highly recommend Malmquist for their ability to deliver a high quality product, on time and on budget. And, they’re really FUN to work with too! We love you Bear!
Cambria Quartz – Cambria is the only family-owned, American-made producer of natural stone surfaces and the premier source for the most-expansive design palette in the world. Our Cambria Quartz countertops are gorgeous and are one of the highlights of the treehouses. Our criteria was… If Hansel and Gretel got together with Harry Potter to create a magical treehouse, would they use this product? Cambria Quartz would most definitely be a product that MUST be included! Thanks also to Distinctive Countertops for the great fabrication and installation!
POLYWOOD Outdoor – Their passion is creating comfortable & stylish outdoor furniture that’s great for the Earth and built to last. This furniture loves our summer heat and our winter cold, and is durable and beautiful regardless of the season. Our guests love our POLYWOOD Outdoor Furniture so much that many have ordered it for their own home!
CeDUR – Our roofing shakes are engineered using one of the most durable manufacturing processes available, and provide lasting value and superior performance while adding long term value and beautiful curb appeal. Authentic wood beauty, low maintenance, beautiful texture, extreme impact and fire resistance, our CeDUR roof is exceptionally stunning and durable. One of our favorite Zen experiences is to sit in the hot tub and watch the rain trickle down our CeDUR roof!
Trex – As the #1 decking brand, Trex has invented, defined and perfected the composite deck category with a lineup of low-maintenance, high-performance, eco-friendly products that fundamentally change the way we live outdoors. After enjoying Snow Bear Chalet’s decks, it’s no wonder our guests ask for information on how they can create a Trex deck at their own home!
Vitamix – In 1949, Vitamix founder William G. “Papa” Barnard created the first infomercial in the U.S. to demonstrate how the Vitamix blender can help families eat healthier with whole foods. Since then, Vitamix has continued to be the first choice for chefs and families around the world who want the best. Family owned, operated, and made in the US since 1949, Vitamix is known for high quality, dependability and for creating amazing results! Snow Bear Chalets is honored to include the best blender in the world in each of our treehouse kitchens for our guests to enjoy!
Nancy Cawdrey – Through her pursuit for texture and passion for color, Nancy discovered the spontaneity and brilliance she could create through her silk paintings. From vibrant teepees to confident cowgirls, Nancy capture the strength and beauty of the west with vibrant colors and dynamic Montana skylines. Our personal favorites are the animals of Montana, especially her whimsical bears. You’ll find Nancy’s artwork featured throughout the chalets. And when you visit Whitefish, stop by her gallery to explore all of her work. You’ll love it!
Replications Unlimited – FLEXBARK is flexible sheets of bark that you can attach easily to any surface. In our case, this product was used to cover the steel beams supporting Snow Bear Chalets treehouses. Their “trees” are SO realistic, most people don’t believe that our “trees” aren’t real. We’re so grateful to have found FLEXBARK- for it truly makes Snow Bear Chalets treehouses!
Fred’s Appliances – Snow Bear Chalets is known for its high quality throughout, and that also extends to our appliances. All of the kitchen appliances including stoves, refrigerators, cook tops, microwave and convection ovens, and dishwashers are Bosch or Thermador. Our laundry units are Blomberg. We’re grateful for Fred’s Appliances (and specifically to Lane), for help in selecting the perfect appliances to be honored with the Parade of Homes Best Kitchen award and most importantly, to make our guests so happy!
CUTCO – Since 1949, Cutco has proudly made high-quality kitchen knives and products in the USA. But here’s the best part- If at any time you are not satisfied with the performance of your Cutco product they’ll make it right. Whether you made the initial purchase or you received Cutco as a gift, it’s their guarantee that your Cutco products will perform like new. Forever. CUTCO knives are the very best quality knives made, and that’s why we’re proud to include them in the kitchens at Snow Bear Chalets. Thanks to Cutco Josh for providing the knives for our guests!
Smartop by Leisure Concepts – Adding a hot tub to a deck 30′ in the air creates problems of its own, but finding a spa cover that would fit in our space seemed impossible. Then, we found Smartop! Their one-of-a-kind design makes it the new standard in spa covers. Smartop spa covers are UL safety certified with materials and features that are unmatched in the industry. And, they’re so light I can lift it with one finger, AND it easily lifts and folds to fit in the limited space we have available. Thank you Leisure Concepts for creating such a great product!
Reecia’s Salon and Spa – Snow Bear Chalets is proud to provide all natural, high quality Aveda body wash, shampoo, and conditioner for guest use, in each shower. We want our guests to have the best of everything, and Aveda is simply the best! Please stop by Reecia’s Salon in Whitefish and thank Reecia! Her salon is also the best salon in town and a great way to spend a few hours (hair, massage, facial) on a rainy day.
Our subcontractors, suppliers and others we wish to thank
We couldn’t have built Snow Bear Chalets and reached international recognition without you – THANK YOU!
- A2Z Engineering- engineering- Mark and John
- Acutech- iron work- Dean and Mitch
- Advanced Roofing Inc.- deck surfaces- Cody
- Anderson’s Masonry- hot tubs & stone- Eddy
- Avalanche Plumbing- plumbing- Josh
- Big Bear Plumbing- plumbing- Jeremy
- Bison Building Systems, Inc.- concrete foundation
- Blind Man- window coverings- Doug
- Bosco Electric- electrical systems- Bo and Troy
- Bridgewater Builds- consulting- Mark
- BW Inc- Metal Roofing Labor- Bode
- Chef Guys- crew food- Tyler
- CM Quality Insulation, Inc.- insulation- Collin
- Columbia Nursery and Landscape- plants- Dave and Tracy
- Culligan of NW Montana- water treatment- Tony
- Dynamic Builders- concrete walls- Aaron
- Connelly Woodworking- cabinetry- Tim
- Cost Less Carpeting- carpeting- Gary
- David Thiel- finish carpentry- David
- Dirty Boys- excavation- Lester
- DPE Construction- finish carpentry and trees!- Doug
- Explore Whitefish- publicity- Dylan and Dan
- Fast Signs- signage- Ross
- Frampton Purdy- legal- Sean and Ryan
- Gil’s Furniture- furnishings- Ryan and Tim
- Glacier Sotheby’s Real Estate- brokerage- Stephanie Skinner
- Glacier Steel- metal siding
- GT Builders- framing- Gabe
- Haskill Millworks – siding- Jeff
- High Ridge Steel- columns/framing- John
- HoffMiller- bedding- Leanna
- HUB International- insurance- Dana/Jennifer
- JB Designs- interior paint/stain- Bryant
- JCCS- accounting- Sallie
- John Highfill- carpet installation- John
- Keith Beck Architecture- drawings- Keith
- Keri Wood Floors- floor installation- Chuck
- Kim Brubaker- turret painting- Kim
- LBR Plumbing- rough in plumbing- Andy
- LJ Communications- publicity- Lisa and Brian
- Meredith Coopman Design- interior design- Meredith
- Midway Rental- equipment rental- Dallas
- Monarch Construction- carpentry- Matt
- Montana Basement Solutions- waterproofing- Wynn
- Montana Gardens- landscaping- Doug
- Montana Helical Piers- helical piers
- Montana Woodworking- cabinetry- Spencer
- Morris Services- snow plowing- Mark
- O.C. Ervin Land Surveying- surveying- Olie
- Old Goats- fixtures- Jackie
- Old School Cleaning- cleaning- Jordan and Rachel
- Ozegovich Plastering- drywall/plastering- Scott
- Performance Heating and Air- HVAC- Monte
- Precision Welding- turret railings/ext staircase- Colin
- Preferred Painting- ext stain- Brett
- Premier Doors and Windows- interior doors- Shannon
- RBM Lumber- exterior doors, flooring, live edge- Tom
- Sam Negron- labor- Sam
- Schuman Construction- gypcrete- Mike
- Shawn Purcell Masonry- fireplace masonry- Shawn
- Sherwin Williams- paint/stain- Joe
- Sierra Pacific Windows- windows/patio doors- Scott
- Sobel Westex- linens- Scott
- Solid Iron- beams/backsplash- Marty
- Spring Creek Cleaning- window cleaning- Ron
- Top Copy Printing- brochures- Cindy
- Trevon Baker Photography- photos- Trevon
- Videostar Productions- marketing videos- Jordan and Jessica
- Water Mosaics- plumbing fixtures- Aubrey
- Western Building Supply- materials
- WBW, LLC- interior millwork materials- Kelly
- Whitefish Credit Union- preliminary financing- Ray and Tonya
- Whitefish Mountain Resort- Dan
- Workhorse Construction- roofing- Henry
- Xorbee- furnishings- Ivana
- Yoder Cedar Works- exterior siding- Jacob
For anyone we forgot, please forgive us! The list was so long and we worked hard to make it complete. If we missed your name for any reason, please reach out to us so that we can make it right. We certainly appreciate all the help from the entire team!