Fay Ranches Celebrates 25 Years
In April of 1992, exactly 25 years ago, I founded Fay Fly Fishing Properties at age 30. Now a spry 55, 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 truly 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 there are many entrepreneurs reading this who can relate.
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 who are both), Fay Ranches agents and staff. I love my job and am more proud of this company today than I have ever been, which is a wonderful feeling. We are running like a well-oiled machine; everyone is pulling their oar in rhythm, and it shows in our success. Thanks to everyone who has played a part in building this company and legacy, and cheers to the next 25 years!
This past week, staff and agents from Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches travelled to the BTU Ranch located outside Steamboat Springs, Colorado to spend the day on this amazing ranch. We came away convinced this is one of the most beautiful and wildlife rich, 10,000+ acre ranches we’ve ever been on. From corner to corner, […]
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