The BTi Team
At our core, we are a customer service company that happens to be at the forefront of log home restoration and custom finishes. We take pride in our work, our name, and our reputation.
Humble beginnings and hardworking Minnesotan grit shaped Cal (and brother Lee), who joined forces to start the business that would become Blasting Technologies and BTi Log Home Care. After being sidelined and recuperating from a small plane crash in 2019, Cal renewed a desire to serve both the BTi team and the cliental, helping shepherd it into the industry leader that it is today. Cal enjoys hunting, boating, horses, dogs, and traveling in Montana and abroad. with his wife, Graciella.
Hailing from Detroit Lakes, MN, and lured to the Big Sky Country by its outdoor opportunity, Lee calls the Gallatin Valley home along with his wife, Heidi, and their two children. Lee engages in every activity under the Montana sun; volleyball, golf, archery, boating, and hunting, to name just a few.
Bozeman native Jodi Jackson started her career in public accounting in Eugene, Oregon. While she loved exploring the Pacific Northwest, after several years of long hours, she looked at moving closer to family and friends — and actually missed Montana’s seemingly never-ending winters. Working as the Financial Controller at BTi offered an exciting challenge to help grow a small company. She enjoys exploring Montana by mountain biking, camping, backpacking and snowboarding in new places. Jodi has tried her hand at gardening in the short summer, with only very mild success so far.
BTi’s culture makes Caiti McCrary excited to go to work, and she enjoys interacting with customers. Originally from Washington state, Caiti has a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University. Growing up, she lived on an Alaskan island with her parents and brothers — no one else lived there. Caiti and her husband call Montana home, and she’s not sure he would live anywhere else. Outside of work, Caiti stays busy chasing 3-year-old Remy and 4-month-old Thea, and enjoys introducing the kiddos to favorite hobbies, biking, snowboarding and exploring.
Maintenance Division Manager
Originally from Helena, Montana, Lofton Brown has always had an interest in carpentry. BTi gives him the opportunity to learn and sharpen his skills, while working with really great people in some of the most amazing parts of Montana. Lofton has bachelor degrees in Science and Health Administration, and formerly worked as the site safety manager for ASI Construction. Outside of work, Lofton enjoys getting into the mountains, whether it's to hike, ride his motorcycle, hunt, fish or relax by the lake.
Project Manager / Applicator
Montana has been Noble Vance’s home for the past 24 years, and at this point, he can’t imagine living anywhere else. He enjoys being outdoors and immersing himself in the state’s beautiful scenery. Originally from Livingston, Noble graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering. He has worked as an Applicator with BTi since 2018. While BTi has the reputation of a larger company, it maintains a family culture feel. Outside of work, Noble enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing and drinking beer.
Born and raised in Anaconda, MT, there is never a dull moment with this husband and father of two. Camping, mountain biking, gardening, snowboarding are some of the many ways he thrives in Montana's four-season playground. Aside from the banter and crew camaraderie, Kevin brings a wealth of construction know-how to BTi. This combined with his experience in the log home world has made him a master in the field.
This University of Mt Olive (Trojans Lacrosse) alumni and Minnesotan is a firm believer in the ‘work hard, play hard’ philosophy. Luke occupies his time with golf, skiing, snowmobiling, and mountain biking while not in contention for BTi onsite MVP.
Project Manager / Marketing
Growing up on a maple sugar farm in Northern Vermont, Freedle Coty’s fascination with log cabins started at a young age. After high school, his career as a cinematographer and director for the ski film company Level 1 Productions took him around the world, following athletes in wintertime from Japan to Switzerland. That path led Freedle to Montana, where he loves snowboarding, fly fishing, hunting and gardening, as well as photography and design. Freedle also enjoys working with wood and being outdoors in remote locales on BTi projects — and most importantly, working with a really fun and motivating crew.
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