MT Outdoor Podcast: Check out a Real Cool Way to Live & Store Your Outdoor Toys
By angelamontana

Posted: June 22, 2024

The Montana Outdoor Podcast Came Across a Real Cool Way to Live & Store Your Outdoor Toys! Just Wait Until You Hear About This!

This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale has a great conversation with Ryan Medlinger owner of Reliable Steel Erectors. Ryan and his amazing team of builders construct steel buildings that are taking Montana by storm! These buildings are without a doubt the hottest trend in the way to live the outdoor life in a budget friendly and incredibly comfortable way and uses your land in the most efficient way you have ever seen, and is, well, really, really cool! You may have heard of the new construction style known as a Barndominium or Shouse. Both of those terms mean the same thing and basically mean that you combine a living space and shop, barn or outbuilding into one building. Ryan and his company, Reliable Steel Erectors, has taken that idea to a whole other level. What they do is turn the idea of a shop with living quarters into an incredible home that allows you to also store your boat, trucks, tools, RVs, etc. all together. What makes it so incredible is he can make them look and feel pretty much like any kind of style that you want. For example, when you click here to listen to the podcast you will hear Ryan talk about one example where he covers the steel beams and such with wood to give the place a lodge look and feel and the options go on and on from there. What you end up with is a home and shop that is stronger, and way better insulated then any home you will ever find. You also may save money in a lot of ways from traditional construction. For example, you are not running wiring, plumbing and putting in separate foundations for two separate structures and the advantages go on from there. For those of you that also run a business on your property, the advantages increase even more!  Not to mention you are using the space on your lot WAY more efficiently. Oh, and the inside is…well, you just need to click here and listen to the podcast. So interesting!! Of course, Ryan also builds traditional shops, outbuildings, etc. as well using his unique steel construction process and you will learn about that too when you click here to listen!

Note: Rigger mentioned in the podcast that there maybe some additional cost savings in property taxes and insurance which that might be the case, but it depends on location and other factors so don’t forget to investigate that as well!


  • To learn more about Reliable Steel Erectors and Ryan click here.
  • If you want to see some pictures of Ryan’s latest projects, click here.
  • If you have questions for Ryan, click here to send him an email or simply give him a call at (406) 529-0191.
  • And don’t forget to click here to email your buddy Downrigger Dale to let him know your thoughts about this podcast and to give him your ideas for topics for future podcasts! 

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