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For the 15th consecutive year, SERVPRO, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, received the top ranking in the restoration services industry category of Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list. SERVPRO also achieved the number 12th spot overall in the rankings. 

A record-breaking group of more than 1,020 franchises qualified for the 2018 list. The evaluation process is based on five areas: costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

SERVPRO specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, helping commercial and residential customers recover from property damage emergencies. For more information about SERVPRO of Billings, contact Steven Hanlin, owner, by calling 252-0859 or emailing

Medicine Crow Middle School was recently awarded the 2017 Chairman's Award in the education-primary and secondary schools category from Metal Construction Association at the association’s winter meeting in San Diego.

The Chairman's Awards are given to the year's most exceptional building projects involving MCA member companies, based on overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role of metal in achieving project objectives.

Included in the project’s recognition are:

  • Building Owner: Billings Public Schools
  • MCA Member Manufacturer: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation
  • MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Valspar
  • Architect: Integrus Architecture and A&E Architects
  • Contractor: Dick Anderson Construction
  • Metal Installer: Vannoy Metal Works