City Scoop Billings, Mont.
Montana Contractors Association
“Vertical builders are reporting a robust year, with more problems finding workers than work,” Hegreberg says. “Highway contractors are uneasy at best about the short-term outlook, as state fuel-tax collections are not adequate to fund ongoing programs. Montana’s tax base and a lot of construction has relied heavily on coal, oil, ag and timber. For different reasons, they are all in the tank. With no state sales tax, we can’t tax tourists nearly enough to make up the shortfall. We’ll ask our legislature to consider all options when their session convenes.”
Firm in Focus
Mosaic Architecture 428 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena
Founding Principals: Jeff Downhour and Bennet Tintinger
What's New: The firm is updating a master plan for the Archie Bray Foundation campus in Helena, including a conceptual design to redevelop the education facility, library, gallery and administration complex.