Agricultural, Commercial, Recreational Realtor
Broker / Landmark of Billings, Inc.
1925 Grand Avenue, Suite 144
Billings, Montana 59102
Tim was raised in Great Falls, Montana, spending his summers working for his father, Ed Nessan, on a farm in central Montana. After completing his education, he helped his father in various large farm and ranch operations. This involved dry land and irrigated (both sprinkler and flood) farming, feedlots, and pastured cattle.
In 1985, Tim partnered with his siblings, leasing a farm in eastern Montana. This led to leasing and purchasing Camp 1 and Camp 4 from Campbell Farming Corporation. Along with managing 38,500 acres at Camp 4 for twenty-five years, Tim also did custom work for neighboring operations.
In addition to his farming venture, Tim obtained his real estate license in 1987. He worked with his dad, which led to ventures in commercial properties and the construction of residential homes.
After the sale of Camp 4 and some commercial properties, Tim has settled into a smaller 4,500 acre farm in Big Horn County. He manages this, along with some commercial property, with his wife and four children.
SOLD! Diamond K Ranch on Red Lodge Creek: 1,264 Acres +- with a private grazing lease (6 months – 250 AUMs) within trailing distance from the Diamond K. The Diamond K is a very productive & diversified property. The two homes and cattle barn overlook Red Lodge Creek that meanders through the south portion of the ranch providing irrigation water along with great fishing. Grove Creek runs through the north side of the property providing hay meadows and the improved pasture with live water for the livestock. The Diamond K is located near Roberts, MT, just east of the Cooney Reservoir with fantastic views of the Beartooth Mountains. (1) Great opportunity to purchase all 1,264 acres with the added private lease for $2,300,000 or (2) The south half of the ranch, 624 acres +- with Red Lodge Creek & improvements for $1,500,000.
LOCATION: The Diamond K Ranch is located between Billings and Red Lodge, Montana, in the small community of Roberts, Montana.
ACCESS: The ranch can be accessed from either Shane Ridge Road, a well maintained county road or from Cooney Dam Road, a paved road.
AREA FEATURES: The ranch is only 40 miles southwest of Billings, Montana, Montana’s major city with superior air service, restaurants, shopping, and medical.
Red Lodge, Montana, is a few minutes to the southwest of the ranch. Red Lodge is nestled under the Beartooth Mountain Range and is the home of the Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort. Providing year round recreational opportunities. Continuing on past Red Lodge is the scenic Beartooth Highway and the northeast gateway to Yellowstone National Park.
Just up Red Lodge Creek, which runs through the ranch, is Cooney Reservoir with fantastic water recreation and it provides insurance of irrigation water.
ELEVATION:: Ranges from 4,000 – 4,400 feet.
CLIMATE:: The Diamond K Ranch is in the temperate climate for Montana. Minimal snowfall with the Chinook Belt. Annual rainfall is between 14 – 16 inches.
WATER: The ranch has Red Lodge Creek that winds and turns through the south end of the ranch providing irrigation water to 40 acres as well as livestock water.
Grove Creek meanders through the north end of the ranch providing livestock water.
– Year round spring with great production on the north side of Shane Ridge.
– 1 well on the northside – 15 gpm generator power.
– 1 well for the house – 4-6 gallons
– 1 well at the barn – 30 gallons
– Small reservoir on the north side
– 1,120 sq. ft. home with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths
– Cattle barn in the works
ACREAGE: 1,264 Acres with a mixture of the following: creek bottom, irrigated ground, improved pasture, juniper, and coulee.
BROKER COMMENTS: Hard to find a ranch that has a mixture of agriculture and recreational value with plenty of strong grasses and improved pastures that make a good grazing and hay base. Red Lodge Creek provides the controlled irrigation water and excellent trout fishing. From the wildlife, fishing, and waterfowl, the ranch is a few miles from Cooney Reservoir and minutes from Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort. Make the Diamond K Ranch the place to build your Montana home and the next place to hang your hat.
Hard to Find productive 4,273 +/- total acres less than 20 miles northwest of Billings, Montana. View over four mountain ranges from the main ranch house. Improvements include 2 more homes, trailer house, large barn with heated vet room, equipment building with cement floor, 3 bay shop, lots of storage & numerous out buildings. Great access. 1,100 +/- acres CRP thru 2017. 860 +/- acres in alfalfa/grass. Must See!!
LOCATION: The Buffalo Springs Ranch is located just 15 miles northwest of Billings, Montana. The ranch lies North of the Town of Acton, Montana, in Yellowstone County.
ACCESS: The south end of the ranch is accessed from Buffalo Springs Road, a county maintained gravel road running north off of Highway 3.
The Ranch Headquarters is accessed by way of Oswald Road, a county maintained gravel road running north of Highway 3.
AREA FEATURES: Buffalo Springs Ranch is only minutes from Montana’s largest city, Billings. With superior air service from Logan International Airport as one of the first stops off of Highway 3, only minutes from the ranch.
Billings is a major medical and financial hub for Montana and the surrounding states. Superior shopping and restaurants.
Billings is known as “Montana’s Trail Head”. The recreation and outdoor life is limitless!.
Four mountain ranges can be seen from the ranch – Snowy, Crazy, Beartooth, & Pryor Mountains.
ELEVATION:: 3,800 – 4,200 feet.
CLIMATE:: The Buffalo Springs Ranch is located in a temperate climate for Montana. Minimal snow fall within the Chinook Belt. Annual rain fall is between 12 – 14 inches.
WATER: Two wells at the Ranch Headquarters, one well off Buffalo Springs Road, several reservoirs fed by the large spring that boosts the ranches namesake – Buffalo Springs.
Water Rights from the spring include: Stock Water Rights, Rights to irrigate 80 acres from reservoir, seasonal runoff reservoir located at Ranch Headquarters.
IMPROVEMENTS: Main Ranch House – Brick home built in 2006, 4,960 sq. ft. on the main level with a full basement and a 1,480 sq. ft. attached garage.
– 24′ x 32′ kitchen with two islands
– Large pantry
– Spacious dining room
– Three bedrooms on the main level
– – – Master – Walk-in closet, Bath with double vanity, separate shower, 50 gallon jetted tub, bathroom is tiled floor to ceiling.
– – – Main Level Suite – Walk-in closet, Private bathroom with tub/shower combo, handicap accessible.
– Office with outside entrance
– Laundry room – sink, half bath, access to garage & basement
– Extra large family room with large storage closets and basement access
Basement: south side ground level entrance
– – – Large rec room
– – – Meat cutting room with walk-in cooler and freezer
– – – Hobby room
– – – Woodworking room
– – – Bedroom & bath
– Heat radiant propane boiler
– Cooling double unit attic propane cooler
– Front yard sub-surface irrigation system
House #2 – Built in 1951, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,382 sq. ft. on the main level with a full basement and garage.
House #3 – Trailer house with additions, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.
House #4 – 14′ x 60′ trailer house accessed from Buffalo Springs Road.
Outbuildings located at the Ranch Headquarters:
— 60′ x 96′ metal building with a concrete floor and a large rollup door
— 88′ x 100′ metal equipment shed
— 44′ x 60′ shop with three separate bays with rollup foors
— Two large Quonset buildings with cement floors – one – 50′ x 100′ and one – 50′ x 72′
— 36′ x 64′ barn with second floor hay loft, tack room, vet room with head catch, heated and water
— Several lean-to buildings/livestock shelters and corrals with cement bunks
— Numerous other outbuildings and grain storage
— 100 KW Diesel generator – will power livestock water, barn, main house, and second house during power outage
Improvements off of Buffalo Springs Road: 40′ x 80′ Quonset, 4 grain bins
ACREAGE: Total deeded acres – 4,113, leased acres – 160 = 4,273 total acres.
ACREAGE BREAKDOWN: 80 Irrigated acres, 880 acres Alfalfa Grass, 316 acres timber & grass, 2,923 acres crop land, 1,266 CRP Acres – through 2017, balance of acreage is grass.
WILDLIFE: Mule deer, elk, and upland games birds.
MINERALS: The share of what the Seller owns will convey
5.417 acres zoned highway commercial accessed from Piccolo Lane. From Old Hardin Road, the property lies between Lockwood IGA and the S Bar S Building Center. A very visible, hard to find, larger level lot. City water and sewer stubbed in.
00 Piccolo Lane
Billings, Montana 59101: $400,000
– 5.417 Acre Commercial Parcel
– Zoned – Highway Commercial.
– Development Potential
– Property hard to find in the growing Lockwood market.
LOCATION: – From Old Hardin Road, the property lies between the Lockwood IGA and the S Bar S Building Center. The property is accessed from Piccolo Lane.
TAXES: $4,033 – Estimated
TERMS: Cash to seller.
BROKER COMMENTS: Property is zoned highway commercial. A very visible, hard to find, larger level lot with city water and sewer stubbed in.
SOLD! Located north of Shepherd, Montana. Total 640 acres – 47 acres irrigated, 64 acres of dry cropland and the balance in grazing. Four bedroom home, complete set of corrals and arena, and numerous sheds. Razor Creek runs through the property. Lots of wildlife. 30 minutes to downtown Billings.
11228 EW Tenney Road | Shepherd, Montana 59079
LOCATION: The Woodworth Ranch lies 4 miles directly north of Shepherd. It is accessible via a paved road and county gravel road. Shepherd is located approximately 15 northeast of Billings. Billings is the major hub for the distribution of goods and services to a vast region encompassing much of Montana and northern Wyoming.
ACREAGE: 640 Deeded acres.
– 47 Acres irrigated crop
– 64 Acres dry cropland
– 518 Acres of grazing land
– 11 Acres around improvements
IMPROVEMENTS: There is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath ranch-style home with a walk-out basement, living room, family room, dining room and kitchen built in 1975.
– Livestock Shed: Open front, 4,040 sq. ft. built in 1990. Pole construction, metal roof and siding.
– Shed: Open front, pole construction, 432 sq. ft, built in 1970.
Located near the Town of Hysham, Montana. Total of 4,083 acres including State Lease section. 184 acres under pivot irrigation. Complete set of improvements – residence, new shop building, 4,800 sq. ft, heated and insulated, and other miscellaneous buildings. Excellent mule and white tail deer hunting. Some merchantable timber. Beautiful ranch with easy access to Billings or Miles City. SALE – CONTINGENT!
152 Cemetery Road | Hysham, Montana 59038
LOCATION: The Maughan Farm is located 75 miles east of Billings on I-94 and 28 miles west of Forsyth near the Hysham exit. Easy access with frontage road along the Interstate. The Town of Hysham is approximately 4 miles to the north and is the county seat for Treasure County.
DESCRIPTION: The ranch is very scenic with pine cover coulees and sandstone bluffs with grassy meadows. The grazing land is watered by wells and pipe lines.
There is a ranch road that traverses most of the back country for livestock management. Approximately 770 acres are south of the Interstate and are accessible by an underpass from the ranch buildings. The parcel is watered by a well and reservoirs.
The hay base is furnished by approximately 184 acres of pivot irrigation. Very adequate for the carrying capacity of the ranch.
IMPROVEMENTS: There is a 5 bedroom, 2 bath home with a fireplace, deck, and carport. A pole barn (34′ x 48′) with stalls and tack area, a single detached garage and other miscellaneous buildings.
A steel shop building built in 2014. 4,800 sq. ft. building plumbed for hot water heat in the floor, insulated and overhead doors. Excellent lighting in the ceiling.
Steel working corrals, alley ways, and maturity pens in barn. Certified weighing scale. Small feedlot area with bunks.
ACREAGE: Total acreage – 4,083: 3,448 acres deeded and 635 acres of State Lease
ACREAGE BREAKDOWN: Approximately:
– 184 acres under pivot irrigation
– 100 acres along creek as improved pasture
– 3,794 acres of range land
– 5 acres around building site
WATER: – 7 water filed water rights
– 5 wells on the property
– 2 springs
– Box Elder Creek – approximately 2 miles of creek bottom
– Irrigation water by the Hysham Water District from the Yellowstone River. Box Elder Creek has some irrigation rights.
WATER COSTS: For 2015 for the Hysham Water District – $8,447.00. Water charges assessed on your Real Estate Tax form.
POWER COSTS:$8,725.00 for 2015.
STATE LEASE COSTS: Rated 116 AUMS at $19.57 – annual cost $2,270. Expires 2024.
REAL ESTATE TAXES: $3,464 for 2015.
HUNTING CONSIDERATION: The ranch is abundant with white tail and mule deer. Elk are in the area and are on the ranch from time to time. Ducks, geese, turkeys, and pheasants all reside in the area and a number of them visit the ranch periodically.
CONCLUSION: The ranch is very scenic with the pines in the hills and sandstone bluffs. The crop production on the irrigated land is more than adequate for year around cattle operation.
The Box Elder Creek is year around which provides livestock water. Ideal for fall and winter grazing.
Interstate gives easy access to markets and shopping.
450 acres of beautiful pine hills with sandstone bluffs located approximately 30 miles north of Billings on Highway 87. The property is on the east side of the highway. There is approximately a quarter of a mile of highway frontage. A great home site along with a barn that was originally part of the 30 Mile Ranch and is the site of a stage coach stop. There is a solar well at the barn producing 30 GPM and Razor Creek runs through a portion of the property. Power is close to the property. Lots of wildlife. PRICE REDUCED – End of Year Sale!
2828 Highway 87 S | Roundup, Montana 59072
LOCATION: The land is located approximately 30 miles north of Billings on Highway 87. The property is on the east side of the highway.
ACREAGE: 450 deeded acres. There is approximately a quarter of a mile of highway frontage.
IMPROVEMENTS: A barn that was originally part of the 30 Miles Ranch and is the site of a stage coach stop.
FENCING: Property is perimeter fenced except for the east end of the half section.
WATER: There is a solar well at the barn. Razor Creek is on a portion of the property.
POWER: Is close to the property.
REAL ESTATE TAXES: $398.80 estimated for 2014.
PRICE: Reduced to $400,000.00. TERMS: Cash to seller. Land loans available at Farm Credit Service and Stockman Bank.
Broker / Owner—Landmark of Billings, Inc.
1925 Grand Avenue, Suite 144
Billings, Montana 59102
B.S. Business Administration, Montana State University, 1962
Over 600 hours of continuous education in Real Estate sales, management, tax factors, exchanges, commercial and residential development, appraisal, farmland valuations, and subdivision development, agency and contract law.
2 years—Residential real estate sales, Littleton, Colorado
5 years—Broker / Owner Center Realty, Englewood, Colorado, – residential, commercial, farm and ranch brokerage
1 year—Broker / Owner Center Investments, Englewood, Colorado, – farm, ranch, commercial investment brokerage
2 years—Broker / Owner Metro Brokers, Denver, Colorado, – farm, ranch, and commercial brokers
6 years—Broker / Owner Property Brokers, Billings, Montana, residential, commercial, and farm and ranch brokerage
2 years—Broker Associate The Brokers, Billings, Montana, – residential, commercial, and farm and ranch sales
1986 to present—Broker / Owner Landmark of Billings, Inc.—Farm and Ranch Specialist.
1990 Salesperson of the Year—State of Montana by Montana Association of Realtors
1990 Salesperson of the Year—Billings Board of Realtors
Exchange of the year 1976; South Suburban Board of Realtors, Englewood, Colorado
Real Estate Brokers license in Montana
City and County Planning Board Chairperson
Director—Montana Association of Realtors
Director—Billings Association of Realtors
Born in Billings, Montana, in 1970, Scott Grosskopf spent the early part of his childhood in Havre, Montana, before the family moved back to Billings when his father hung his real estate shingle with DuBeau Nessan. Scott’s high school years were spent at C.M. Russell in Great Falls where he played a lot of football, and football scholarships helped foot the tuition bills during his college days at Carroll College in Helena and Montana State University in Bozeman.
In addition to football, Scott’s early interests included 4-H, horses, and cowboying, and he worked on several family farms and ranches during high school and college. He also wrangled dudes during the summer at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch at Immigrant, Montana. In 1993 Scott rounded out his education with a trip to Tatarstan, Russia, where his father was trying to establish an American model farm.
Then in July 1995, Scott gathered up his gear, rolled his bed, and headed for the famous ZX Ranch headquartered in Paisley, Oregon. For six years, Scott was a buckaroo on one of the larger cow outfits in America before its time passed.
During that time, Scott bought a piece of property in 1998 in the small town of Paisley and built a building with commercial frontage and storage units. Also during this period, Scott worked for two years for the Paisley School District where he was employed as a dorm parent in the boys’ dormitory; Scott lived at the dorm, spending his days in the saddle and his nights mentoring troubled boys. He found it to be a great opportunity to positively affect kids who were going through hard times; the kids couldn’t help but be influenced by Scott’s friendly personality and work ethic as Scott held down two jobs and worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The following year in June 1999, Scott married Staci Copper, a northern California girl from the Sacramento Valley with like interests in the cowboy life. Along with Staci came her son Sutton. Horses had always been a major part of Staci’s life, and she’d participated in high school rodeos. After graduation, she attended a local junior college with the intent of becoming a teacher. Marriage interrupted that goal, which has been on hold ever since.
Scott and Staci’s family grew when Sterling was born in July of 2000. During this period, Scott put his football skills to work by coaching football at Paisley High School. He was proud of the fact that, under his tenure, the team had one of the most successful seasons ever.
The small team ranked at the top in eight-man teams on the West Coast, and they did it with a boy from Mongolia that showed up for practice barefooted, a center that was a big strapping defiant boy from Germany, a tight end from Hungary, a tiny Brazilian that was TOUGH, and a kicker from Transylvania who went on to become First Team All State Kicker. The team’s first football game took place three weeks after the foreign exchange students stepped off the plane!
In 2001 Scott traded the romance of the buckaroo life for the more steady income and brighter future offered by owning and operating his own business, the Chewaucan Outpost & Feed Supply in his building in Paisley. The business offered to the surrounding community and the seasonal tourists a little bit of everything from feed to Western art, from cowboy gear to animal health supplies, from gifts to ice cream. After a couple of years, Scott and Staci decided to change the building into hotel suites with a Western theme. Sage Rooms was full from its opening day.
To supplement his income, in October 2001, Scott became a Western Feed Supplements’ sales rep. His territory was Oregon, northern California, Idaho, and parts of Washington, and he put on 60,000 miles a year covering it. Also in 2001, Scott organized the return of the popular Horse Roping event, which had been absent for seven years from the annual Mosquito Festival in Paisley, Oregon. Scott kept in practice by day working for area outfits.
Both Scott and Staci have a deep interest in the buckaroo life and all of its aspects, so in 2002 they created Buckaroo Businesses whose purpose is to pro-vide traditional vaquero-like horseman gear at a cost that the working cowboy can afford. Their first trade show was the Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Redmond, Oregon. Since that show, they have traveled to various annual events like the Californios at Red Bluff, California; the Jordan Valley Big Loop Rodeo at Jordan Valley, Oregon; the Grand Nationals at the Cow Palace in San Fran-cisco, California; the NILE Stock Show & Rodeo in Billings, Montana; the Bull & Gelding Sale in Red Bluff, California; the Bull & Horse Sale in Klamath, Oregon; and the National Finals Rodeo at Las Vegas, Nevada.
In his spare time, Scott joined the Northern Range Ranch Roping association headquartered in Montana and started doing roping clinics and natural horsemanship classes. In June 2005, Scott and Staci decided it was time to take the kids home to eastern Montana to be closer to family and roots. They sold their business in Paisley, the Sage Rooms, to a man who had been a regular guest. Scott, Staci, and the boys set up housekeeping east of Billings near the family ranch. Scott got his real estate license and hung his hat as an owner/sales rep at Landmark Realtors in Billings.
At Landmark, Scott has the advantage of working with two of Montana’s most experienced A.G. real estate agents—Jake Korell and Scott’s father Dick Grosskopf—who, between them, have more than 60 years of experience from which to draw. The three men practice all aspects of real estate with a focus on agricultural and recreational properties.
In 2006 Scott and Staci expanded Buckaroo Businesses by cooping with BC Silver from Mexico. They also took their business to a higher level by opening a lovely retail shop in Billings as a base from which to work.
The aggregate experience and education of the men who make up Landmark of Billings, Inc., cover every aspect of production agriculture in the West. Let them put that knowledge, education, and experience to work for you!
Dick was born and raised in central Montana on the family ranch that raised cattle and hay. Formal schooling started in Belt, Montana, and ended at Montana State University of Bozeman where in 1968 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and production.
After two years as the Toole County Extension agent, Dick went to work for GTA as a nutrition consultant along Montana’s hi-line from 1970 to 1978. In 1978, he got his real estate license and went to work selling A.G. real estate for DuBeau/Nessan until 1985. In this seven-year period, Dick was involved in many multi-million-dollar ranch transactions. After working a year for the famous Campbell Farming Corporation as its production manager, Dick leased 60,000 acres on the Crow Reservation in southeast Montana where he ran 1,200 head of cows and farmed 12,000 acres of dry land wheat.
When the lease got jerked after six years, Dick put A.G. education and experience to work for Texas A&M and the USDA by spending a year and a half in Tatarstan, Russia, creating an American model farm. The Russians hadn’t emerged far enough from communism/socialism to learn much, but Dick sure did get an education! Upon his return from Russia, Dick reactivated his real estate license and resumed selling A.G. real estate.
He established a Farm & Ranch Division for Coldwell Banker and built the division up to three partners with an inventory of $17 million in farm and ranch properties. Dick also worked two years to get accredited through Realtors Land Institute as one of four Accredited Land Consultants in Montana. From 1996 until 2003, Dick was the managing partner of the Ag Real Estate Company, Mont/Wyo WEST, with four partners selling property throughout Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. In November 2003, an opportunity opened for Dick to move to Landmark of Billings, Inc. and work with an old friend, Jake Korell.
Dick and Jake have over 75 years’ experience in Real Estate to pass onto their clients.
Dick lives twenty miles east of Billings on 500 acres, on which, he raises hay, Border Collies, and horses. Dick’s new found hobby are draft horses and horse vehicles.
Dick, due to extensive work within Big Horn County and the Crow Reservation, had become the “go to” Broker for property in that area and has sold properties there up to $7,500,000.
The aggregate experience and education of the Montana Ranches Team will provide you with top professional service in every aspect of Real Estate.