Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Ty Lantis of Prairie County

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Ty Lantis, a distinguished Montana craftsman with deep roots along the Yellowstone Valley. 



Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing Ty Lantis, a distinguished Montana craftsman with deep roots along the Yellowstone Valley.  Ty grew up not too far from where the Powder River joins the Yellowstone River. During his adolescent years, Ty’s family operated a saw mill south of Terry.  He grew up building barns, garages, sheds and many other structures. It is no surprise that Ty learned to make good use of his own talents, and Montana’s abudance of trees in order to become a successful homebuilder. 

Shortly after graduating from Terry High School in Prairie County, Ty moved west along the Yellowstone Valley and started building homes in the Billings area.  He helped build his first home when he was nineteen years old.  After a few more years of honing his craft, Ty teamed up with Greg Schmidt and they launched their own company in 2003.  Ty’s Montana work ethic helped him to discover, develop, and deploy his talents, in a way that literally helped to build a better community.  In recent years, his company’s craftsmanship has been honored in the Billings Parade of Homes, selected as the Builder of the Year in Billings, and recognized by the Yellowstone Valley People’s Choice Award for homebuilding.  In 2013, Ty’s company built the house for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, with the proceeds of this effort going to benefit children’s medical research. The following year Ty served as the President of the Home Builders Association in Billings. 

Despite the positive recognition from the community and from others in his industry, Ty remains a humble man who doesn’t seek the attention that comes with a job well done. Ty prefers to go about his business and do quality work, but ultimately the quality of Ty’s work speaks for itself.  Today is my chance to say a simple thank you to Ty for the work he has done, and will continue to do, to build a Montana that is a treasure to all of us.