Building a stronger community, one home at a time.
(406) 207-7527
1044 Rollins Street
Missoula, MT 59801
About - Ames + Vasgaard Builders
Ames + Vasgaard Builders is Missoula's custom home builder specializing in modern and craftsman homes and other custom-built structures in Missoula, Montana and the Western Montana area.
Builders, Missoula, Contractor, Custom Builder, Home Builder, Home Renovations, Home Design, Missoula, Montana
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The Ames + Vasgaard Story

We bring simplicity to the building process. There are so many decisions, calculations, processes, finishes and possibilities. Our combined talents focused will smooth the often bumpy road that construction can be. Our bent is efficiency with style. Whether it’s your kitchen that needs an update or your dream home that needs meticulous attention and care, we’re your guys. We’re here to help us all make Missoula beautiful. 


Builder / Owner

Jesse Nation Ames put on his tool bags at age 8. The son of a builder, Jesse moved west to ski the Rockies when he was 18. His 16 years in Missoula have been occupied by working in furniture, cabinetry, and frame to finish carpentry, with a short break for college. Jesse is a trim and finish specialist with an eye for style and detail. In his free time Jesse skis, rafts, fishes and hunts with varying degrees of success. Really he’s best at making sawdust. From modern to mission style, curved staircases to paneled fireplaces. In his spare time you’ll find Jesse exploring the mountains and rivers of Western Montana with his wife Rachel and two dogs Lafawnduh and Tucker. 


Builder / Owner

Ira Vasgaard has been building in Missoula since 2005.  He moved here after gaining his bachelors degree in math at the university of North Carolina Asheville. While attending in UNCA he worked as a carpenter and has been building since the young age of ten.  He began apprenticing under his father as they worked to renovate their family home through his high school years.  Ira’s passion is solving complex problems, and memorizing a custom home from start to finish. He is a true jack of all trades and a master of finalizing home building projects for homeowners. In his free time you’ll find Ira exploring with his gorgeous wife Tara and their beautiful new baby.

  • Building Services

    • Custom Home Building
    • Design + Build Projects
    • Renovation Projects
    • Gazebos, Pergolas, etc.

  • Other Services

    • Custom Floor + Inlays
    • Custom Patios + Decks
    • Restoration Projects
    • Interior Design + More…

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