Kalispell, MT 59901
Hi, I'm Richard Dews, a Realtor® with Keller Williams Northwest Montana. I am unlike any other Realtor® you've known.
I'm a repeating successful entrepreneur, having founded and led six companies across multiple industries. I have also managed corporate divisions in other organizations. I was founder, President, and CEO/Chairman of One Up Corporation, a public company, retiring to a large Montana ranch at the age of 32.
Early tech success enabled pursuit of my childhood dream of being a pilot; I became a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor, and I reached the pinnacle of Part 121 Airline Pilot at Big Sky Airlines. I was ultimately promoted to direct two corporate departments (Systems and Safety), revolutionizing Big Sky's infrastructure and facilitating a doubling of the airline size and merging operations with Delta Airlines.
I am a Dale Carnegie graduate, also trained as a Dale Carnegie Trainer. I am a past IBMer, where I was a Software Development Manager, Executive Resource and even an IBM Sales School graduate and Marketing Representative.
I have taught entrepreneur classes for the SBA, conducted GIS-based enrollment forecasts for Montana's largest school district, and I managed global software development teams for Capgemini and Nomura.
I am a Commercial multi-engine instrument-rated pilot and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFI-I and CFI-Multi), and also an Advanced Ground Instructor. I have built and managed a flight/ground school, flown as a career airline pilot, and owned / operated aircraft across Montana. I have also been Director of Safety (FAA Part 119 position-holder) of an FAA Part 121 Scheduled Airline.
You can find my children's books on Amazon, and my songs on iTunes.
I presently own and operate a revolutionary Columbia Falls-based Real Estate software and services company. I have invented systems which combine MLS historical transactions and present listings, state tax data and state parcel information. Please review the postings on my blog on this website, or on LinkedIn, for examples of the comprehensive and unparalleled insights I have into the Flathead Valley real estate market, trends and opportunities.