Chapter President – Eagle, Idaho
Lon operates an advisory realty firm in SW Idaho where he is client-centric: serving his clients in real estate activities that is focused on them, their assets and their goals. That said his focus is mostly on large ranches, farms, mountain & hunting properties, but his extensive background & activities include commercial & investment real estate, lending and property management, as well. In 2017, his firm was chosen by the State of Idaho as its “Farmland Advisor.” What he enjoys most is that his time each day is blended between business, ministry, his two daughters and friends; with all parts having equal priority. The ‘fun’ part of his business is helping ranchers work cows on horseback, brandings, and gathering cows in the Rocky Mountains with his youngest daughter, Holly. By having a servant’s heart to ranchers, he shares the love of Christ and the gospel into the uttermost parts of the globe, places like Ola & Indian Valley, ID.
Lon has built six (6) companies, co-founded two (2) non-profit organizations and helped turn around two firms. Through his 40 + year business and real estate career Lon has continued learning about people, people management, motivation, relationship building and earning trust. And finds it’s the same as what’s important in being a Christian: it’s all about relationships and showing love to one another. There have been humbling times and times of elation; times of struggle and times of growth. Through it all, Lon has learned to lean on and trust the Lord for all his business.
Lon has owned & operated numerous businesses and two (2) non-profit 501(c)3 organizations:
President/founder – Mountain Air Sports – 3 outdoor sports stores, CA coast: ski, backpack, climbing, water-ski, wind-surf, mountaineering, cross-country ski & a bike shop (1975-1983)
Owner/Broker – Lundberg & Company Commercial-Investment Real Estate & Property Management, 10 person commercial brokerage San Luis Obispo, CA (1984-1992)
Managing Partner – Jacobs, Lundberg & Olson Ranch Brokerage and Lundberg & Company Ranch, Brokerage Bozeman, MT (1994-2004)
Vice President – Capital One Bank – oversaw development & investment lending for 30+ bankers, Covered the south half of TX (2006-07)
Director Acquisitions – DBSI –$3 billion national investment realty firm – directed acquisition of R-E, Covered eight western states, Bose, ID (2007-2008)
Director of P&AM – Thornton Oliver Keller – directed all property & asset management 142 properties, Boise, ID (2009-2011)
Ranch Broker – Gateway Realty Advisors – advisory realty firm specializing in ranch & mountain land, Eagle, ID (2014-present)
Chairman/cofounder – T.E.A.M. Mentoring – Teach Equip Assist & Model Christ-centered living statewide ministry into prisons & jails coming alongside ex-offenders to help them get established in new community; recidivism less than 10% Statewide Montana (1999-2006; still operating)
Chairman/cofounder – Gallatin Fairgrounds Foundation – 501c3 non-profit to help Fairgrounds become self-sustaining and off the county tax rolls. Bozeman, MT (1997-1999; still operating)
Lon loves to have fun, as evidenced by his outdoor sports businesses and his ranch brokerage activities. His fun time includes any time with his two precious, beautiful daughters (Hope, 18 & Holly, 16), skiing, water- skiing, anything horseback (trail rides, working cattle, packing, elk hunting), camping, mountain biking… well, you get the idea (the list is long). And he knows HEAVEN will be way better than anything he has ever known here!!