Obadiah's is a small family run business located in Northwest Montana. We have been in business since 1999. We were born and raised in Michigan. After 20 years in the construction business, we moved out west to fulfill a lifelong dream of ours. We operate our business from northwest Montana, situated on a beautiful river, overlooking a small valley. This is a place most people only dream of. We live among a unique group of people. Most are God fearing, free spirited, independent, liberty loving, folks. This has been a dream come true for us, we feel truly blessed to be able to live here and make our living this way.
Our business philosophy is very simple; treat others the way you want to be treated. We try to keep things as simple as possible. We hope to be worthy of what is given us, most valuable is trust. If we fall short and we know we will because, after all, we are only human, please give us the chance to make it right. Tell us, not your friends. If we meet your expectations tell your friends; we rely on you to help us grow.
Our mission is two-fold. Not only do we provide unique quality Hearth Products, but we are also involved in fighting wildfires across this great nation. In addition to being involved with the local volunteer fire department, we also assist in disaster management, utilizing our highly specialized emergency apparatus. Our primary goal is to provide support to our fellow Americans in their time of need. We have experienced first hand the desperation and helpless feeling when our new home was surrounded by wildfires, during the Firestorms of 2000. The western US had been swept by wildfires and the situation had grown desperate. After weeks of calling the USFS and begging them to take action, we purchased a Type 6 Wildland Engine to help defend our home. This was the birth of Obadiah's Wildfire Fighters. Our motto; "Extinguishing Mediocrity" speaks of the type of equipment Obadiah's has designed and built. Our equipment is unique as it is diverse. Starting with our Solar Powered Mobile Command/Communications Unit, we are able to provide Incident Management Teams with state of the art technology virtually anywhere. Our Soft Track Skidgines are the battle tanks of the wildfire arena. Based on the same platform that the infamous Bradley Fighting Vehicle that has proved so successful in Iraq, it is capable of carrying large amounts of foam and water in very rough terrain. For more information on the other aspect of Obadiah's, please visit our website; www.wildfirefighters.com .
In recognition of the sacrifices and dedication of our fellow firefighters and men and women serving in our armed forces, we offer an additional discount off our already low prices (up to 5%). This is simply Obadiah's way of saying Thank you ! for all you've done and are doing to insure our, Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness. Without folks like you, the world would be a much more dangerous place than it already is. We'd also like to encourage all who feel so lead, to please remember these folks in your prayers. They are laying their lives on the line for us, the least we can do is cover them in prayer, for their safety, their loved ones who also sacrifice behind the scenes, and their ability to carry out the mission laid out before them. Their willingness to take the battle to the enemies back yards, has made our lives here at home, much safer. Keeping the enemy looking over his shoulder all the time has made it very hard for them to strike us again, harming many innocent civilians, as they did in their cowardly actions on 9/11.
So the bottom line here in our mission is to be; a personable, friendly, caring company, that provides a service to our customers, that they find valuable and rewarding. We want you to feel like you matter to us, because without you, there is no business.
You might be wondering how we got the name Obadiah's. Obadiah is one of the shortest books in the Old Testament. The book was a prophetic warning of what would happen to a nation that turns it's back on God. The name means; 'Servant of God'. That is our greatest mission in life aside from our businesses, to be worthy of His calling.
Larry Chain and Family
The pictures below are our gift to you, they are pictures of the beautiful area in which we live. I have taken each of the pictures myself so the copyrights belong to us. These pictures are our way to share our wonderful home with you. They are also our way of showing our appreciation of you, our customers. Enjoy them as our gift to you, so, please feel free to use them anyway you'd like, from Montana with love.
This bridge is in Swan near the Bob Marshal Wilderness.
Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana.
Glacier National Park from the west.
This river is the western border of Glacier National Park, in Montana.
This is the North Fork of the Yaak River which runs next to our home. This is actually our front yard. Yes, we feel very blessed!! Oh yeah! You can barely see the Black Bear crossing the river, but there is one about 200 yards away where the river narrows on the left side coming out of the shadows. We have Mountain Lions here, as well as Grizzly, Timber Wolves, Moose, Elk, Muley and White Tail Deer, and even an occasional Caribou or two. Wild Turkeys walk around in our yard like they live here. Nature abounds, and we love to watch the animals in their natural habitat.
This is our side yard running along the river.
These are the Lower Yaak Falls. The picture really does not do them justice. Very Beautiful!
These are the Upper Yaak Falls, once again the picture does not do them justice!
Thank you for allowing us to share our blessings with you. We hope that you have enjoyed our pictures, if your dream is what we live, we encourage you not to give up. We were raised in the hustle and bustle near Detroit. Our dream was to raise our family in a place were everywhere you looked, you would see the majesty of God Almighty. We believe that God answered our prayers; He made a way for us to live our dream here. All of this happened miraculously. God made a way, where there was no way!! If this is your dream, we would encourage you to seek Him with all your might. His desire is to bless His children just as much as it is for us to bless our own children. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Jesus Christ died to make a way so that we could have a personal relationship with God the Father. Simply accept the gift which is freely given and freely shall you receive. Life may let you down, but Jesus Christ never will. He says, that He whom He calls friends, are friends indeed. How many friends do you know whom would lay down their own lives for you? He has, so you can live life more abundantly! Praise God!!