Bozeman, MT


The wonder of the old Pageville schoolhouse resting, now, on the bluff above the Big Hole River, is its element of surprise. Seeing it from the road, or walking toward it on the gravel path, the simple gray lines give pleasure with a hint of nostalgia. Open the doors and the floor to ceiling mahogany bookcases, teak floor, marble fireplace are as unexpected as they are stunning.

Years ago when I asked Ken what was left of the original schoolhouse, he pointed to the outside brick surround at the bottom of the steps. "That's it," he said. Those who don't know Ken would be skeptical of the claim. It is so perfect sometimes even I don't believe it was rebuilt.

Pat Shannon
Bluebird Fishing Camp

  We have known Ken Ryder personally and professionally for many years. Ken is a very well respected builder in town, therefore, when the opportunity came our way in 1998 to rebuild a 1920’s craftsman style home in Bozeman’s coveted historic district, we jumped at the chance to work with him on the project.

We found Ken to be extremely pleasant to work with. He has a can do positive attitude, excellent record keeping skills, Ken is very professional, great with subcontractors and made the whole project a wonderful experience. We have enjoyed living in our home since May 1999 and everyone who sees it comments on the quality of craftsmanship.

As real estate developers for 25 years, we have built many buildings and homes and our experience with Ken Ryder was one of the very best ever. We highly recommend him to anyone who wants to build a quality home.

Ileana Indreland
Michael Delaney
Working with Ken was an enormous pleasure. He has built two houses for me and what could have been a formidable experience turned out to be gratifying in all ways.  He has very high standards for his work and employs top quality subcontractors whose work reflects his standards.  He keeps a close eye on his projects and is quick to spot and solve problems.  He is responsive and reliable and a hands on manager.

Aside form being an excellent contractor, Ken is sensitive to the needs/quirks of his clients and is even tempered and always good-natured.  His personal investment in all of his projects provides top quality results.  My recommendation is unqualified.

Dotty Ballantyne
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