ABOUT

Get to know us and how we work.

Here’s what we’re passionate about

Fantastic design

Great design isn’t just about creating beautiful homes — although we’re big on that too. It’s also about designing for the way you really live. We sweat the details (so you don’t have to).

Quality builds

From materials to construction techniques we pride ourselves on consistently delivering extremely high building standards across our projects.

Sustainable practices

Building green is more than a slogan to us. From the beginning we’ve focused on reducing waste, increasing home efficiency and using eco-friendly building styles.

What's in a name?

THE SUSSEX TEAM

RON BARTSCH &
BEKKA CANTRELL

Ron and Bekka are the tenacious husband and wife team that built Sussex Construction from a small cabinetry and remodel business to a thriving design/build company. Ron is a Montana native who left home after college to serve the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan for two and a half years. Bekka hails from Sussex, England and trained as a potter before heading out to explore the world. The adventurous pair met in Bangkok while they were both traveling and soon found themselves back in Montana, hitched and ready to start a business together. Together they raise their two kids, their two black Labradors, and play in nature whenever they can.

Austen
Davis
Austen expertly handles all things money and logistics at Sussex. When she’s not keeping all our projects in tip-top shape, she loves hanging out with her family at the lake, rooting on the Grizzly football team and raising her brand new English Golden Retriever (who often hangs out in office).
Soren
Koford
Soren is a Helena native and burgeoning architect-in-training (earned his M.Arch from MSU back in 2014) who focuses on design and estimating at Sussex. His other passions include Mrs. Koford (they fell in love in France), his daughter and hot sauce. You can probably find him at the Blackfoot talking philosophy.
Darby
Forrest
Darby coordinates ordering for our projects throughout the design and construction process. Basically, she’s the reason your windows will all open correctly on move-in day. After living and teaching in New Zealand she moved back to Montana for the skiing, boating, biking, hiking and to raise her little boy!
Chelsea
Carlson
Chelsea uses her graphic design background to work on marketing and house design at Sussex. After graduating from Scripps College she worked for a tech startup in Austin before world traveling and landing back in Montana. She loves making things, last minute road trips, Mad Men and gelato.

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