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CR Builders,Donald J Sterhan - President & CEO

Donald J Sterhan

In August 2003, Don assumed the role of President & CEO at Mountain Plains Equity Group, Inc., eventually acquiring the company in 2010. Recently, the organization underwent a restructuring of its business activities, culminating in the sale of its low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndication platform to National Equity Fund (NEF) in October 2023. Consequently, the MPEG name has been retired, but the dedicated staff and management persist under the banner of its development entity, CR Builders, LLC (CRB). Transitioning under CR Builders, the team now focuses entirely on the development of high-quality, affordable housing units. With a proven track record of successful housing projects spanning multiple states, CRB brings local expertise and essential resources to the forefront. Operating under the name CR Builders, LLC, the company is committed to enhancing the quality of life and fostering sustainable growth in our communities, staying true to its original mission.

In addition to his business and career responsibilities, Don is actively involved with various professional and civic organizations.

  • Board Member of the National Association of State & Local Equity Funds (NASLEF)
  • Past Chairman of the Montana Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President of the Montana Chamber Foundation
  • Past Board Member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman of Environment & Energy Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman of the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation
  • Member of the National Advisory Council of Rocky Mountain College
  • Past Board Member of St.Vincent Healthcare
  • Past Member of the Montana Lottery Commission
  • Past Member of the Billings Library Foundation Board
  • Past Member of the Oversight Committee for the Montana Family Education Savings Program
  • Appointed by the President in 1995 to the White House Conference on Small Business

LICENSES & AFFILIATIONS: Don maintains an active real estate sales license in the state of Montana. Earlier in his career, as a licensed securities advisor, professional licensing and regulatory oversight was administered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). Licenses previously held include NASD, Series 7 and NASD, Series 63.

Don is originally from Glendive, Montana, although he was raised primarily in the Flathead Valley of western Montana. Don attended Columbia Falls High School and graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

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