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Tim Rote & Kevin Sullivan, Dovetail Founders
Tim Rote & Kevin Sullivan, Dovetail Founders

Dovetail Construction, a Bozeman-based construction company, has announced a new strategic partnership with Big-D Signature and its parent company, Big-D Construction, one of the nation’s largest construction companies.

Dovetail Construction is owned by childhood friends Tim Rote and Kevin Sullivan, and together with their internal team of skilled carpenters, subcontractors, and network of architects and engineers, Dovetail has built numerous private residences and spearheaded several light commercial projects in and around southwest Montana.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Big-D Construction has successfully completed hundreds of construction projects across the country. The firm is currently working on its largest project to date – The New SLC Airport Redevelopment Program. The project is part of a joint venture with Holder Construction. Big-D Signature, with offices in Jackson Hole and Park City, specializes in building resorts and private estates.

While the partnership is new, Big-D and Dovetail’s connection began years ago, when Mike Kerby (now Senior Vice President of Big-D Signature) and Dovetail’s Tim Rote worked together on a large construction project in Hawaii, developing a friendship that has lasted over the years.

“While this is a great professional opportunity for us, I’m personally excited to be working with Mike again,” explains Rote. “Big-D Signature and Dovetail share a similar business philosophy that puts priority on mutual respect, clear communication, quality results — and an enjoyable process for everyone along the way.”

Additionally, Dovetail and Big-D Signature will be working closely with JLF Architects, an award-winning architecture firm based in Bozeman with extensive experience in commercial and luxury home design in the West and across the country. Big-D Signature already enjoys a successful partnership with JLF’s Design Build entity, having built many of the firm’s projects in Jackson Hole, Bozeman, and Park City, among other locations.

Rote and Sullivan point out that the partnership will give both entities an opportunity to expand their reach: for Dovetail, the support of a larger company with national experience holds appeal, while Big-D Signature, gains dedicated access to a trusted resource with an understanding of the Montana market and strong ties to the Bozeman community.

“From our standpoint, we don’t see Dovetail straying all that far from the path we’re on,” says Sullivan. “We’re the same guys, same group, same approach to business — but now, that path has widened significantly, giving us all more opportunity for growth and shared success.”

The design build team will begin working on several custom residential projects in the Bozeman area next year.