About Us

003The Ranch Mart, Inc. was formed in 1977 as the ranch division of the Agency, a realestate brokerage company started in Billings, Montana in 1959. The corporation was held with a 50% interest by Jim Espy and W.W. Madding until March of 2003 at which time Jim Espy became the sole owner. Jim Espy has been a Realtor since 1977 and has sold and listed properties in 27 counties of Montana and North and South Dakota.   Jim Espy was ranch raised in Carter and Powder River Counties, Montana attended Montana State University and graduated Sol Ross University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Range Animal Science in 1970. Over the years, ranch experience was gained as owner and lessee on several large operations in Southeastern Montana.  Real Estate experience is not limited to rural properties.   Jim Espy has sold commercial, residential and business properties and developed numerous subdivisions. In the early years rodeo and team roping held top priority along with big game and bird hunting.

For 15 years Jim Espy was president of Yellowstone Downs and managed the largest race horse track in Montana , as a part time race horse trainer and married to the only woman (Kym Espy) leading Jockey at Billings, Montana.  Now its grand kids, cows and golf!!


DSCF1805Marc Shaules became a Realtor in 2006.  Marc was raised in Yellowstone County and graduated from Central High School in Billings in 1984.  Third generation ranch raised on the family ranch on Arrow Creek, he grew up in the business of raising cattle, hay and wheat.   Marc and his wife Michele lease the family ranch and raise cattle with their two teenage sons Sam and Kendall. Marc and Michele are kept busy with the ranch operation, high school sports and the real estate business. Learn more at  www.marcshaules.com.