Diamond B Companies, Inc.

Diamond B Companies, Inc. (DBC) serves as the portfolio management organization for the many diverse companies and business interests of Bottrell Family Investments, LP (BFI). DBC provides staffing, administrative services, and strategic direction for these interests.

Led by CEO James Bennett, DBC and BFI operate as multi-dimensional companies with business ventures throughout the United States and Canada. Currently, BFI holds over $150 million invested in Real Estate, Apparel, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas Exploration, Technology Solutions, Hospitality, Agricultural & Industrial Processing, and other areas. Collectively, the Diamond B Companies employ over 250 people.

Corporate headquarters are located in Billings, Montana.

Businesses & Operations

Real Estate

Transtech Center

Transtech Center

The Transtech Center is Montana's most advanced high-tech business park featuring:

  • On-campus commercial data center
  • Campus-wide fiber optic network
  • High speed wireless internet service available

It is home to numerous Engineering, Architectural, Technology, Health Care, and Business Services companies.

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Gabel Road Subdivision

Gabel Road Subdivision

Gabel Road Commercial Center is a commercial subdivision in southwest Billings, MT. Applications are currently being accepted for a planned strip mall.

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Canyon Creek

Canyon Creek

Canyon Creek is a regional retail and commercial center located in Billings, Montana, situated on I-90's newest Interchange, central to the fastest retail growth area in Montana.

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Bottrell Subdivision

Bottrell Subdivision

The Bottrell Subdivision is a commercial and industrial subdivision located in southwest Billings, Montana. It provides office and warehouse space for sale or lease.

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Technology Solutions

Diamond B Technology Solutions

Diamond B Technology Solutions

Diamond B Technology Solutions (DBTS) is the technology arm of Diamond B Companies, Inc. We provide a broad range of services including Operational Systems Integration, Operations Analysis & Optimization, Technology Management, Managed Services, and Rail Logistics. Our goal at DBTS is to partner with our customers to deliver the optimal solution for the specific project or application.

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Parsec Data Management

Parsec Data Management, Inc.

Parsec Data Management, Inc. is a Tier 3 qualified commercial data center located in the Transtech Center in Billings, MT. Parsec offers Cloud Services, Co Location, and hybrid IAAS. The data center facility is 10,000 square feet and meets HIPAA, PCI, and SSAE16 requirements.

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RailOil Logistics

Rail Oil Logistics, LLC

Rail Oil Logistics, LLC provides custom logistics solutions for the oil transloading industry. ROL includes custom software, a 24x7 call center, and expertise in rail logistics.

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ProCertX

ProCertX

ProCertX - The Professional Certificate Exchange, is a dynamic web based certificate issuance, management, and instant verification system. It is the engine that drives enterprise programs for companies to optimize the management, tracking, and verification of training and safety certifications.

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Track2Frac

Track2Frac

Diamond B Technology Solutions Track2Frac system is an integrated cloud based solution encompassing all technology components and business processes necessary to optimize operations at today's state-of-the-art frac sand transloading facilities.

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salesfloorLIVE

salesfloorLIVE

salesfloorLIVE is easy-to-use, web-based retail software that will accelerate sales performance in retail stores system wide. salesfloorLIVE is designed to optimize the decisions that store managers make on the sales floor to increase store profits. Operational visibility is the key to efficient scheduling, improved sales performance, and maximizing each store's profits. salesfloorLIVE delivers remote, real-time visibility to each store's operations using your existing information systems as well as unique 3D video traffic counters.

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Oil & Gas

Bakken Transload

Bakken Transload

Bakken Transloading operates a terminal at Ross, ND and is capable of transloading sand, propane, and diesel. TGC, LP has 30% ownership.

Basin Transload

Basin Transload

Basin Transload, LLC (partnership of Global Partners, TGC, LP and MBI Holdings, LLC) owns, develops, and operates crude oil transloading facilities in the Williston Basin. Transloading facilities are located at Stampede and Beulah.

Basin Transload of Wyoming

Basin Transload of Wyoming, LLC

Basin Transload of Wyoming, LLC owns and operates a transloading facility in Wheatland, WY. Presently the Wheatland site is capable of transloading frac sand and it has great potential for other products as well.

Agricultural

Precision Seed Coaters

Precision Seed Coaters

Precision Seed Coaters began production in 1989 with a single coated seed product and has since become one of the largest custom seed coating companies. Facilities are located in Yuma, AZ.

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Canadian Seed Coaters

Canadian Seed Coaters

Canadian Seed Coaters commenced commercial production in 1977 utilizing its Prill-On technology. It is now the longest operating seed coating company in North America with facilities located in North Battleford Sask.

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Diamond B Farms

Diamond B Farms

Diamond B Farms operates seven agricultural properties in central and eastern Montana. These farms include irrigated and dry land properties.

Diamond B Red Angus

Diamond B Red Angus

Diamond B Red Angus maintains a herd of over 200 registered Red Angus and is focused on high quality genetics for cattle production.

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Manufacturing & Construction

Space Age Synthetics

SpaceAge

SpaceAge is a leading manufacture of arena flooring (in every North American NHL arena). SpaceAge products are also utilized in military, aerospace, marine construction, railroad applications, bus flooring, and commercial trucking applications. SpaceAge is headquartered in Fargo, ND.

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A-1 Machine & Fabrication

A-1

A-1 is a full service machine and fabrication shop who's primary responsibility is to support the efforts of sister companies in the Diamond B Companies organization. A-1 has a vast set of capabilities and is responsible for fabrication of the transloading used at Basin Transload and Bakken Transload. A-1 provides services to several regional mines and equipment companies. A-1 is based in Billings, MT.

Treco Constructors

Treco Constructors, Inc.

Treco Constructors, Inc. is a multi-faceted construction company experienced in multi- million dollar national telecom builds, pipeline construction, commercial buildings, and general construction projects.

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Land Supply

Land Supply, Inc

Land Supply, Inc. provides landscaping products and services for premier homes and businesses. We supply nursery products, boulders and other rock supplies and a full range of services for the beautification and enhancement of your property.

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Polar Tracks

Polar Tracks

Polar Tracks are a new innovative way of transforming your factory produced vehicle into a Tracked Snow Machine! Simply remove your factory wheels and bolt on our POLAR TRACKS and you are done. No modifications are needed for most vehicles.

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Hospitality

Boothill Inn & Suites

Boothill Inn & Suites

With convenient access to Billings International Airport and Metra Park, the Boothill Inn & Suites offers modern, comfortable lodging designed for the business traveler. The Billings, MT facility has 69 guest rooms and conference facilities and has been in operation since 2000.

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Windmill/Bar 51

Windmill/Bar 51

An iconic restaurant in Billings, Montana for more than 40 years, the Windmill is especially famous for its high quality steak, lobster and prawns. The new Windmill facility is located in the Transtech Center, the fastest growing area in Billings. The recently renovated Bar51 has a sports bar atmosphere.

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Key Personnel

James (Jim) Bennett

CEO/President/Partner

Jim stepped into the CEO/President role in November 2012. Prior to that time he had served as Vice President and had been actively involved in managing and operating all of the various corporate entities. Jim provides corporate vision and direction based on his extensive operations and finance experience and expertise. He has been a strategic leader in the family business since 1993.

Teresa Bottrell

Secretary & Treasurer/Board Member/Partner

As the widow of company founder Don Bottrell, Teresa is a major shareholder. She is involved at the Diamond B Companies parent Board level providing valuable direction, advice, and commentary.

Marnie Bennett

Board Member/Partner

Marnie has held various roles in the family businesses since 1998. Presently, she serves on the Diamond B Companies parent Board.

Jim Kelly

VP of Investments & Business Development

Jim joined Diamond B Companies in 2006 after serving on the executive team of Montana Power and working as an independent financial advisor. Jim provides direction and acumen to identify, research, and launch new businesses and investment opportunities. He manages the investment portfolio and serves on the Board of Directors for Space Age Manufacturing.

Aaron Ramage

VP of Projects & Administration

Aaron initially started with the family business in 1996 and has held various management roles focusing on project management and operations. His previous experience includes engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, and program management in commercial and government contracting environments. In his current role, he is responsible for developing and implementing systems for project management and general business processes.

Scott Roller

VP of Technology

After nine years leading technology teams at Carlson Companies, and 10 years in C-level positions at Vanity, Scott came over to Diamond B as the CEO of salesfloorLIVE. In his current role, he provides business and technology leadership to the various technology endeavors bundled under Diamond B Technology Solutions (DBTS).

Ron Kroshus

VP of Construction

Ron has been running construction projects for the family business since 1982. He has a broad range of experience including telecom, pipelines, wind farms, transloading sites, and general civil construction. Ron presently heads up all construction projects except for commercial buildings.

Ray Green

Office Manager

Ray started with the business in 1997 and has been responsible for establishing and managing the accounting and related business systems for many of the corporate entities. Presently he oversees and administers AP, AR, payroll, and general HR functions.

Jerry Thomas

Director of Real Estate Development

Jerry came on board in 2000 with the acquisition of the Transtech Center business park. Jerry is responsible for Sales & Marketing of all commercial real estate as well as identifying opportunities for acquisitions.

Chris Hayes

Project Manager

Chris initially started with the family business in 2000 as a project coordinator on a very large telecom design/build project. He spent several years in the commercial building industry as an estimator and project manager on a wide variety of projects. Chris returned to Diamond B in 2014 and is now the lead project manager on commercial buildings and other construction projects.

  • Lewy Leathers – Business Manager of A-1 Machine & Fabrication
  • Shelli Mann – General Manager of The Boothill Inn & Suites
  • Julie Roma – General Manager of The Windmill/Bar 51
  • Jesse Spidahl – General Manager of Farm & Ranch Operations
  • Jesse Jennings – General Manager of Field Operations
  • Trevor Bailie – General Manager of Seed Coating Operations

Contact Us

Address

3529 Gabel Road
Billings, MT 59102

Phone/Fax

406-652-7603
406-652-8328
406-652-8320 (FAX)