Keep Learning for Success

True North Contracting LLC has been working with PTAC for about a year, and they have come a long way. PTAC started by assisting with their SAM registration and SBA profile. From that point we took both Jesse and Kaity Butler through various learning/training processes including a government contracting orientation, a three-part series on joint … Read more

PTAC Success Story-Rollins Field Service, Inc.

Rollins Field Service, Inc. 2460 Clarks Point Drive Laurel, MT 59044   Jennifer and Dustin Cornell have always had entrepreneurial aspirations. They have owned and operated a tool and tire company for many years and in 2016, they were presented with the opportunity to purchase Rollins Field Service, Inc. The company was an established … Read more

Long-Time Contractor Witnesses Many Changes

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Settle Contracting, Inc., located in Kalispell, is a general contracting firm that performs: site-work; road, bridge and dam construction; water and sewer line construction and subdivision maintenance. In addition to owning and managing the contracting firm, President Steve Settle is a wild land firefighter. A PTAC client since 1998, Steve has worked frequently with Doug Bolender, the government contracting … Read more

“Start Small, Think Big”


“Start small. Think big.” That’s the advice PTAC advisors often give companies interested in government contracting. Successfully performing on small government contracts can pave the way for winning larger contracts down the road. Canyon Electric, a Billings company, is off to a great start. The company recently secured a $25,000 project at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Read more

A Big Win for a Missoula Company

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Missoula-based Abatement Contractors of Montana, LLC (ACM) was recently awarded a $25,000,000 with the Air Mobility Command at Fairchild Air Force Base. One of just four companies participating in the four-year, multiple task order contract (MATOC) contract, ACM is a general contracting and environmental remediation company. In 10 years, the 8 (a) certified firm has grown from  a three-person operation to a firm employing 31 … Read more

Small Business Goes for Competitive Edge

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“Carol Cunningham with PTAC has been invaluable in providing technical assistance … and has been wonderful to work with,” says Dale Iseman, chief executive officer of High Sierra Enterprise, Inc. A licensed general contractor in Lake County, Dale has worked in the construction industry since 1968, specializing in Victorian Restoration. Since 1995, Dale also has been involved in wild … Read more

“This is Why I Love What I Do”

The phrase “job satisfaction” has a different meaning for different people. For Government Contracting Advisor Carol Cunningham of Ronan, “job satisfaction” is the ability to see the positive impact her work has on others. An email that she and Kathy Moody-Lund, a PTAC advisor in Billings, recently received prompted Carol to say, “This is why … Read more

It’s a First for a Lewistown Consulting Company

Hole World Consulting provides heavy construction, site preparation and related services in Lewistown, Montana. Last August, owner Dave Ward noticed that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was seeking a contractor to plug and repair a leak in the Marcott Coulee Well in Fergus County. He contacted BLM and was referred to the PTAC office … Read more

PTAC Helps Missoula Company Find the Way

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We’ve all heard the expression, “to do the job, you need the right tools.” But what if you have the right tools, but can’t find the job? In a sense, that was the problem facing Jessie Ellis, the owner of PinnaCal, a Missoula-based corporation. PinnaCal provides tool calibration and repair services to multiple industries, including … Read more

PTAC Is an Organization That Works

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So says Dave Russell, owner of Homestead Resource Management, Inc. in Nye, Montana. Experienced in heavy construction and site preparation, Russell founded the company in 2008. But even with his many years of experience in the commercial market, Russell needed help when an opportunity arose to pursue a federal contract. That’s when he called Montana … Read more