How Technology is Transforming the Construction Industry

Working in the Mobile Era Digitalization and Cloud technology are helping to make our building process more accessible, efficient and transparent.  Through the use of many online and mobile tools, we are able to cover more ground as construction managers, while...

Know the difference between an estimate, quote, bid and proposal?

Often misused or misunderstood; the article below helps define the difference between an estimate, quote, bid and proposal.  Regardless of where you're building, it helps to understand construction lingo throughout the building process. What's in a Word? The...

General Contractor vs Construction Manager

Whether you're considering a new build, or reflecting on a past project, here's a helpful article to help identify whether a general contractor or construction manager is right for you.  Here at RMR, we offer services in both categories! Two Sides of the Same Coin?...

Head West

5 out of the top 15 housing markets in the U.S. are found in Montana. I had to double check to make sure this list wasn’t…

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Union Pacific Dining Lodge

With a lot of interest and phone calls coming in this month from our feature RMR website photo, I though it prudent to run the UPDL project as this months feature project. In 2007, RMR was awarded the bid and opportunity to do a full structural remodel on the UPDL...

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Single Family Home Starts up 2.8%

Although multi-family housing was down again this month - there is a little sun shining on the single family market. Initial construction of U.S. homes and building permits both sank to record lows in April, according to a government report released Tuesday May, 19th,...

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A Cabin in the Woods

Nestled in the foothills just minutes from Big Sky Resort - this cabin is another example of living large in a small space. This Porcupine Park property is a great example of a true western motif Montana cabin. View a photo...

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iPhone home automation control

Would you like to control your home automation system from the convenience of your cell phone? Far beyond just the music opportunities, the iPhone application represents a major development in digital platforms across the residential platform, controlling music is...

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Vanilla home loans?

Are government regulated "vanilla" home loan packages the new standard?  Builder Online explains. WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama gets his way, consumers who take out mortgages would automatically get a "plain vanilla" loan - such as a traditional 30-year...

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Big Sky Cabin

As we continue to see the trend of smaller is better - take a look at this unit at only 1500 sf. View a photo gallery

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What home buyers want

As the dust settles from the housing bust, what are buyers now looking for? The homes that sold like gangbusters during the good times - to the tune of nearly 1.4 million in 2005 alone - are not what the buyers of tomorrow say they are looking for. Read more from...

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Bids fall to the bottom

Is there a benefit to the Owner as bids fall below cost?  Will the contractor be able to complete the project for the contracted price? What a difference a year makes.  In the second quarter of 2008, construction starts had moved slightly off the record-run rate of...

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Just large enough

This Moonlight Basin cabin is 800 sf, has 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen, and sleeps 6 comfortably.  We recently remodeled this little unit and turned what was a very ordinary cabin into a little gem.  Take a look at the gallery of photos for an inside look. View a...

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