About Us

S-Bar-S is in the business of building dreams.

For three generations we have had the pleasure of making thousands of dreams come true. From state of the art riding arenas to a backyard office, we have built dreams one building at a time.

And the retail building materials store helps people build and maintain their dreams on their own.

So whether you are interested in DIY or completely done-for-you, S-Bar-S is the place for all your building needs.

A pole barn under construction with exposed posts and trusses.

Since 1971, S-Bar-S has been locally owned by the same family. We don’t answer to a franchise, we answer to you. Our reputation is on the line with every building that we build and with every 2×4 that we sell. Our answer to that is by doing business in a straight-forward, “no bull crap” manner.

Front of the S-Bar-S retail building with crew truck and employee team gathered around.

We aren’t just proud of the buildings that we build, S-Bar-S is proud to be a part of the community by employing numerous people throughout the years  and by supporting the community through Little League sponsorship, Boy Scout fundraising with our annual Christmas tree sales, and helping small businesses reach customers by holding craft fairs. All of these are more dreams and aspirations that we have had the pleasure of being involved in. 

S-Bar-S has had the honor of serving the Billings community for over 45 years, and looks forward to the years ahead with the next generation at the helm.

A Brief History of S-Bar-S

  • 1971

    S-Bar-S begins as a farm and ranch supplier specializing in posts, poles, rough lumber and per-built livestock feeders.

  • 1971

    The company is purchased by the current family of owners.

  • 1978

    The business is incorporated and construction of larger-scale projects begins.

  • 1982

    Management changes to the 2nd generation of owners.

  • 1988

    A series of expansions is completed, including expansions to the retail store and the building shop.

  • 1993

    Purchase and installation of the truss plant and another shop expansion.

  • 1999

    Completion another expansion that includes additions of retail, office and shop areas.

  • 2000

    Completion of the yard expansion and building display area.

  • 2003

    Increase in staff and management to deal with the increases in sales and workloads.

  • 2006

    Begin expansion of new 22,500 sq ft retail Building Center.

  • 2007

    Completion of the retail Building Center with additions to the Rental Center, doubling the size of the production facility, upgrading of equipment and paved parking areas.