David’s first experience in real estate was at age nineteen, with the purchase of his first investment property.
He followed with another the next year and continues yet today with several rental, self storage, and commercial facilities. The last is “The Barnsion” on the ranch east of Harlowton.
After several years of studying architecture at Montana State University, he moved back to Harlowton and started in the farm and ranch business. With his brother Mark, they started the family partnership, Miller Ranch, which owns and operates several ranches in Central Montana. Miller Ranch is a diversified operation with hay, grain, sheep and cattle. David has a good understanding of ranching economics including large scale livestock and grain operations and many years of payrolls, banking, accounting, and stress involved in making operational decisions and creating a positive cash flow in innovative ways. Real estate brokerage grew out of this operation and was originally started to augment the ranching operation in the tough and dry years. Those many years of experience in actually being a farmer and rancher, became invaluable in advising investors and ranchers in their decision making process. Many have found they understand better from someone actually doing it and making it work, than so called experts telling you what the book says.
David’s faith, family, and integrity, are his priorities. He is still married to his first wife, Renee, and after 43 years, two grown children, and nine grandchildren, is still constantly learning, trying new things, dreaming bigger and better dreams, expanding his business, and refusing to be put in the category of "old".