BACKGROUNDER & FACT SHEET
In 2010, Jeremiah Young purchased his dream company, venerable Montana design business Kibler & Kirch, with the intent of expanding its already solid reputation as a beloved Rocky Mountain design house. A decade later, Young has accomplished his goal, building his own reputation as a design guru of the American West along the way. In addition to continuing to create timeless home interiors and select commercial projects that evoke a clear sense of place and comfort – including art, meaningful objects and bespoke artisan details, all drawn from remarkable regional talent – Young has taken on the role of creative director to rustic icon Old Hickory Furniture Company and brought acclaim to his start-up art gallery, Stapleton Gallery, with blockbuster events that invite a unique artistic synergy among a group of hand-selected Montana artists who have made impressive names for themselves under his mentorship.
Kibler & Kirch operates out of the 1904 Stapleton Building, Billings’ largest turn-of-the-century commercial building, which Young bought as the ultimate fixer-upper, painstakingly restoring the structure into a successful mixed-use project that has helped revitalize the city’s downtown. Shops and businesses including an artisanal French bakery and a stylish boutique provide lively street level traffic while the second floor is home to Kibler & Kirch’s 4,000-square-foot design studio and showroom, with Young’s Stapleton Gallery, which he co-curates with Abigail Hornik-Minckler, across the hall.
Annually recognized on Mountain Living magazine’s Top Mountain Designers list and winner of “Best Interior Design” at the 2017 Western Design Conference Designer Show House in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Young has also won best exhibit awards at two major New York City trade shows for his creatively “tented” camp-style booths for Old Hickory, and his own home kitchen was chosen as a “top 4” design by Mountain Living in 2020. A master of collaboration, Young has recently facilitated projects between hip artistic sister duo Forsyth Art and Old Hickory to create a chair named a “Best of the West” choice by Big Sky Journal HOME and between Stapleton Gallery artist Judd Thompson and Pendleton that resulted in a Pendleton Artist Collection blanket. Young’s interiors and design advice are regularly featured in media, including recently in publications from Cowboys & Indians to Country Living to the Wall Street Journal.
The Kibler & Kirch showroom represents more than 100 companies, a carefully curated collection of furnishings and décor ranging from rustic to refined – everything notably made in America. And Young and his talented design staff love bringing those resources – and deep connections with regional artists and artisans – to transforming interiors for clients ranging from young professionals and just-marrieds to second-home owners creating luxurious turn-key Rocky Mountain dream home projects; and on the commercial side, from a chic Billings boutique to the $513K renovation of oil baron and cattlemen gathering spot the Billings Petroleum Club. Always, Young and his Kibler & Kirch team create vital, interesting projects where the spirit of the West meets modern treasures that are built to last.
Whatever challenges Young and his Kibler & Kirch take on next, the modern-day Renaissance man and self-described design nerd’s passion for creating beauty guarantees it will be worth the wait.
LOCATION: Billings, Montana
TEAM: Owner Jeremiah Young heads up a talented team of designers and retail specialists.
SERVICES: Residential interior design, commercial interior design, furniture selection & design, architectural plan review, space planning, paint & color consultation, flooring & rug selection, window treatments, wall coverings, custom bedding, home & office accessorizing, kitchen & bath design, outdoor kitchen & patio design, general contracting and project management.
STYLE: Kibler & Kirch’s versatile style ranges from rustic to refined and often juxtaposes modern flair with Old World antiques. Quality-made pieces that uphold the spirit of Montana and the American West are at the core of their look.
CLIENTELE: “Design is 90 percent about the people,” Young says. The Kibler & Kirch team works hand in hand with a variety of clients to execute a design that reflects their personal taste, whether the project be a family home remodel or an updated ice cream shop.
AMERICAN PROMISE: Over 80 percent of the furniture sold by Kibler & Kirch has been crafted with pride in the United States.
BILLINGS SHOWROOM: Young and his team spent three years renovating a 4,000-square-foot space in the downtown Billings Stapleton Building before opening the second Kibler & Kirch studio and showroom in 2016. Designed to echo the style of the year it was built, 1904, the interiors couple rich dark wood paneling with bright white walls, black-and-white Art Deco tile, and colorful hand-woven rugs. The space doubles as a meeting spot for clients and designers as well as a showroom, where clients can interact with furnishings, art and décor.
ACCOLADES: Mountain Living magazine’s 2020 Top Mountain Architects and Designers List, 2017 Western Design Conference Designer Show House “Best Interior Design” award.
ADDRESS AND HOURS:
104 N. Broadway, Suite 201
Billings, Montana 59101
Open Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm OR by appointment
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