I was a business owner for close to 30 years in the Scottsdale/Phoenix Valley with my family’s beverage distributorship. I had been coming to Montana since 1987 with my husband who was from Billings/Red Lodge. We retired and moved to Red Lodge permanently in the mid 90’s. I missed the hustle bustle of the business world so I started selling real estate in 2009 with RE/MAX Premier Properties of Red Lodge. I worked with RE/MAX of Billings for the past 8 years and it was a great fit that allowed me to work both the Billings and Red Lodge markets and surrounding areas. In 2018 I am excited and proud to say Lyle and I formed our current real estate brokerage company that I will be heading up, Dunham Real Estate Services. Having enjoyed building and selling our own personal homes throughout the years, real estate has been a natural career for me. I truly love it and working with people. My husband and I enjoy living in the Beartooth Mountains in the Luther area riding our horses, hiking with our two dogs and just taking in the beautiful scenery.
Lyle Dunham has more than forty years of extensive management and ownership experience in the corporate world. His start began as the youngest manager of discount stores in the country. For over ten years Lyle both managed and owned eleven stores throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. He acquired a pilot’s license during that time and flew from one location to another overseeing store operations.
In December 1976 Lyle purchased a wholesale beverage, beer and wine distributorship in Montana. One year later he purchased another distributorship and merged the two. In 1981 Lyle was instrumental in putting a referendum on the Montana ballot to put wine into private distribution allowing consumers to purchase wine in retail stores instead of State controlled stores only.
After a move to Scottsdale, Arizona he and his wife Cindy owned the Miller Beer Distributorship in the Phoenix Valley. During the next ten years Lyle also built and owned cable television systems throughout the Phoenix Valley.
In 1998 Lyle and Cindy sold their businesses and retired, living in Hawaii and Montana. It wasn’t long before Lyle realized there was too much he missed about his work in the corporate world and he acquired real estate licenses in Hawaii, Arizona and Montana. He began building on his past experiences and focused on very specific areas of the real estate market.
Today’s Experienced Professional
Currently, Lyle is best known and respected for his knowledge in these areas. He has consistently proven to be a leader in commercial property sales including vacant land and properties with existing buildings putting buyers and sellers together in any geographic area. With widespread working contacts throughout the West and beyond he excels at finding the right buyer/seller for a diverse scope of businesses. His record of successful business acquisitions and/or mergers (representing either buyers or sellers) is an asset to all his clients. Additionally, Lyle specializes in ranch and farm acquisitions and sales and enjoys finding the right property for his clients. Lyle now spends most of his time working from his Billings, Montana office.
He is a consistent multi-million dollar producer in new construction, residential resale/investment properties, commercial transactions/leases and land properties. He is known and respected by his peers in the real estate markets throughout the United States with offices in Hawaii, Arizona and Montana. Lyle’s clients value his knowledge, honesty, superior communication skills, great sense of humor and determination to help them reach their real estate goals. He enjoys making certain his clients get the first-class services he knows they deserve.
Lyle understands that your real estate holdings are one of your biggest assets. He knows that considerations such as risk management, detailed documentation, contract review, effective negotiation skills, candid market and property assessments and confidentiality are essential to his clients. He excels in these often overlooked aspects of the
business. Lyle quickly becomes a trusted partner and advocate for his client’s real estate decisions.
He understands that as a buyer or a seller, a real estate transaction often involves challenging decisions and he is committed to nurturing this process step by step to ensure your peace of mind.
For his sellers, Lyle’s creative and highly effective marketing plans are customized to offer maximum exposure to qualified buyers. For buyers, Lyle works diligently to get to know your needs, taking the time necessary to fully understand what is important to you, not only in your home, but also in your desired lifestyle.
Lyle has earned recognition from many organizations for his strong reputation and commitment to the highest level of professionalism and business ethics. His civic activities include:
- Montana Beer & Wine Wholesalers, President
- Rocky Mountain Beer & Wine Wholesalers, Vice President
- Arizona Cable Television Association, Board of Directors
- National Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, Board of Directors
- Papohaku Homeowners Association, President
- West Molokai Homeowners Association, President
- Scottsdale Boys & Girl’s Club, Board of Directors
Lyle grew up as an entrepreneur’s son which offered many advantages. Traveling the world has given him a unique perspective and has helped shape Lyle’s database. He is an active and busy husband, father of three daughters, a grandfather and philanthropist who enjoys horseback riding, archery, hunting, fly fishing, hiking and camping.
Currently, Lyle enjoys spending time in Montana, Hawaii and Arizona for both business and pleasure.
Hello from beautiful Montana….
I became a full-time resident of Red Lodge in 2013. My family and I have spent a great deal of time in Montana over the years. Making many memories in our cabin on East Rosebud Lake and enjoying family in Billings.
I am originally from Muncie, Indiana but moved to Norman, Oklahoma where I finished High School and attended Nursing School at the University of Oklahoma. From there I spent the next 17 years stationed in several fantastic places that included Turkey, Germany, Texas, Ohio, Alabama, Georgia and became a bit of a Tennessee Vol fan while living in Knoxville. However, there is no other place like Montana!
I have worn many career hats and have been lucky to have had the opportunity to do so. The majority of my career has been spent in the medical field but also branched out as a restaurant owner for a few years. In 2006 while living in Georgia, I became a licensed Realtor and worked with Coldwell Banker SSK. My Rookie year was filled with a great deal of knowledge that helped me excel my first year as a Realtor. I feel as if I am now full circle and excited that Lyle and Cindy Dunham have brought me on board with Dunham Real Estate Services. This opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience these two have along with overwhelming success in the Real Estate business is such a benefit for me and for making a great team together.
The Red Lodge community area is amazing and I am honored to be serving on the Community Food Bank Board. This last year I became the head coach for the high school cheer team and it has been a great experience.
In the past I have served on many Officer Spouse committees and usually volunteering for PTA committees while my three girls were in school.
Some personal accomplishments have been getting my pilots license, acting with the Center Stage for Christ and being the mother of my beautifully smart goal oriented girls who I am incredibly lucky to have in my life. For fun I enjoy camping, hiking and going out on a great ATV adventure.
My goal as a Realtor is to earn your business with willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done right. I want to be the source of updated information and to continue education in my field to guarantee that every transaction I complete is successful. I love what I do and would be grateful for your business.