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A Ranching Legacy

By Rafael Routson
Published 2005, 263 pages

This beautiful, full-color coffee-table book encompasses amazing photography and artwork along with eloquent text describing two historic working ranches in Southwestern Colorado that have been protected by conservation easements.


A Heritage in Iron

By Rafael Routson ($50)
Published 2004, 215 pages

This volume is a tribute to the artists who designed and the blacksmiths that forged the exceptional ironwork on two historic Southwestern Colorado ranches. Praised by readers and judges alike, this book has earned three national book awards.









The Life & Times of Vince Kontny,

Volume 1: The Early Years

By Vince Kontny ($40)
Published 2010, 196 pages (full color)

The first in a four-volume series, this chronicle is filled with stories of life on the Great Plains, family values, travel and history; and how they intertwined and influenced daily living. In addition to family history, the book explains day-to-day life in that period (~1937 – 1959).



The Life & Times of Vince Kontny,

Volume 2: The Seabees and Me

By Vince Kontny ($40)
Published 2011, 203 pages (full color)

The second in a four-volume series, this memoir covers the six tumultuous years the author served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific and Southeast Asia during the 1960s. The story starts when a young farm boy from rural Colorado joins the Seabees (Naval Mobile Construction Battalions) and is sent to Rhode Island to attend Officer Candidate School.

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The Life & Times of Vince Kontny,

Volume 3: A Career in Construction

By Vince Kontny ($40)

Published 2013, 203 pages (full color)

The third in a four-volume series, this memoir covers the wide-ranging and adventurous career of its author in the global construction industry. Far from being a technical trade publication, this book offers real-life examples of how attitude and leadership can make all the difference between success and failure. Additionally, readers are offered a behind-the-scenes look at how large, public corporations can grow, stumble, right themselves and grow again based on decisions made at the top. Whether you’re interested in construction, leadership or are a student of management, this book provides significant insight along with global adventure.

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