Fay Ranches Celebrates 30 Years
In April of 1992, 30 years ago, I founded Fay Fly Fishing Properties at age 30. Now a spry 60, I don’t feel any older but am definitely a bit wiser. Selling land to fly anglers was a novel idea at the time; I had no idea if it would work, but it sure sounded fun, and it has been. My first office was in a two-bedroom apartment in the basement of my brother’s house in Bozeman, MT. I certainly had high hopes but never expected that from those humble beginnings, it would grow to become Fay Ranches, a national company with expertise in numerous types of land, from timber to sporting properties.
I can’t imagine a better way to make a living for myself. There has been a lot of hard work, resilience, and perseverance, some good decisions, a few bad, and many great people along the way. No two problems or solutions are the same, and we learned and grew from the challenges and opportunities faced. I am sure many entrepreneurs are reading this who can relate.
We have reached a point in our development that we are able to give back and create a significant impact in the communities where we do business. Through our work at the Fay Ranches Community Foundation, we are able to support rural communities across America through sourcing opportunities focusing on health, education, and youth.
I feel very fortunate and honored to be surrounded by so many wonderful individuals who have helped and supported me through this process: my family, my clients, and friends (many of who are both), Fay Ranches agents, and staff. I love my job and am more proud of this company today than ever. We are running like a well-oiled machine; everyone pulls their oar in rhythm, which shows in our success. Thanks to all who have played a part in building this company and its legacy. Cheers to the next 30 years!
Since 1992, Greg has transacted many millions of dollars in farms, ranches, and sporting properties, and has successfully executed some of the most significant land sales and acquisitions in the Rocky Mountains. With the support of his family and the help of many wonderful people along the way, Fay Ranches has become the leading land brokerage in the United States, representing some of the finest land assets from Oregon to Florida. Fay continues to lead the industry in the sale of sporting ranches and has also expanded its marketing to reflect the value drivers of land in different regions of the U.S. including vineyards, timber, farms, and production ranches, in addition to hunting and fishing properties.
Small towns and communities anchor many of the rural ranches and farms that are represented by Fay Ranches. These are often communities with one general store, a population in town of fewer than 30 people, and where everyone knows everyone’s kids. These are towns where families have lived for generations and where the closest high […]
By April Churchill, Fay Ranches Community Foundation Director of Development Living in Montana, you find yourself in what would be considered a rural area almost everywhere you go. Most of my childhood memories are of my time spent in towns that are less than 1,500 people. I remember spending my summers in tourist towns all […]