Jake Hubbell is a native of Western Colorado, born in Carbondale and raised in Marble and Crawford, small towns in the heart of the Elk Mountains. The son of an outfitting family, Jake was helping guide horseback rides at an early age. He grew up fly-fishing the Roaring Fork, Crystal, and Frying Pan rivers, hiking to high-country lakes and streams, and hunting elk in the high country.
Outstanding academic achievement
As a high school student in Hotchkiss, Jake excelled at wrestling and started at wide receiver on the football team, yet his best achievements were in the classroom. Jake graduated high school with an Associate of Science degree, and parlayed that success into the Professional Land and Resource Management (PLRM) degree program at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. As one of the top students in the program, Jake graduated Magna cum Laude in 2017—debt free, in three years. He became a licensed real estate broker while finishing his senior year of college.
Water rights, range management, geology, accounting
The PLRM program is centered around mineral rights leasing for the oil and gas industry, with a curriculum that is also ideal for Western ranch brokerage. Jake Hubbell has studied Colorado water law, range management, accounting and finance, mineral rights leasing and acquisition, hydraulic fracturing, environmental politics, contract law, geology, marketing, and communications—all skills that come in very handy when listing and selling Colorado ranch real estate.
Excellent marketing skills—websites, drone video, photography, social media
You know how you always ask a kid to help you with your smart phone or tablet? How to use a website or fly a drone? Jake Hubbell is that kid. He is innately familiar with many new technology platforms, and uses that to help his property sellers. Jake’s drone video won a national auction marketing award in 2016 for the Blue Mountain Ranch auction. His “new school” approach to real estate marketing benefits his clients with fresh ideas and disruptive technology. From targeted facebook marketing campaigns, to pin-pointed advertisements, Jake's approach is to find buyers and create engagement.
Mountain land, resorts, ranches, hunting property, luxury homes—a family legacy
Colorado real estate broker Jake Hubbell is an outdoorsman and adventurer, hunter and fisherman. His interests lie in selling the type of properties fitting his lifestyle—ranches, resorts, luxury homes, ski properties, mountain land, and hunting property. He is an avid skier, fly fisherman, upland bird hunter, waterfowler, and big game hunter, and has a beautiful yellow Labrador retriever. Jake has the benefit of seasoned leadership, as his father, Gary Hubbell, is an experienced and well known Colorado ranch broker and auctioneer.
Robert Gash, a 4th-generation Colorado native, was born and raised west of Denver in the foothills north of Golden, CO. Growing up, his family owned and operated a small ranch consisting mainly of Arabian trail horses, dairy goats and chickens. Robert learned from a young age the necessary skills involved with maintaining a small ranching operation. Fixing fences, milking goats, cutting weeds and cleaning stalls became daily routines sandwiched between enjoying the Colorado outdoors. A lifelong outdoorsman, Robert grew up skiing the slopes of Steamboat, hunting pheasants on his Uncle’s ranch in northeastern Colorado and riding Arabian horses across the Colorado Rockies.
Electrical, construction & real estate development background
After high school graduation and a brief stint at Colorado State University, Robert earned his Journeyman Electrician’s license at the age of 22 and became a master electrician by 23—working for his father’s electrical company for several years before owning his own. Robert also designed and built several custom homes in the Denver-metro area along the way and worked as a real estate developer. He created several minor subdivisions and also constructed the Northview Office Building in Thornton, CO—a 21,000 square foot tilt-up commercial condominium project. During this time, Robert was an active member of and served on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.
Cattle rancher, horseman, dog trainer, ranching knowledge, water rights
After an exhaustive search to return to his ranching roots, Robert moved to the western slope of Colorado in 2007. Located in the small town of Cedaredge, CO, Robert and his wife Jen own and operate Mountain G Ranch, a hay and grass-fed cattle operation located at 6,200’ on the southern slope of the Grand Mesa. There, Robert & Jen raise American Aberdeen cross cattle for their grass-fed and finished, natural beef business. Operating the ranch has given Robert extensive knowledge of Colorado water rights as well as all other aspects related to the farming and ranching lifestyle. In addition to their small cattle herd, Robert & Jen own several Arabian horses, a few hunting Labrador retrievers, a McNab cattle dog and their faithful companion—a Chiweenie named “Polly-Jean”.
Robert Gash, a ranch real estate broker with a working knowledge
Getting his real estate brokers license in 2011, Robert has grown his business each year by paying attention to his client’s needs. “Over the years I have hired and dealt with many brokers on many types of projects,” states Robert, “each one having styles and approaches that I learned from—some good, some bad.” Robert knows that sometimes the only thing holding a deal together is the willingness of the broker to get things done. “Owning a ranch takes a diverse set of skills and knowledge”, says Robert, “having the ability to do things yourself or hiring the right person or equipment for the job at hand is a must—choosing the right broker is no different.” Robert knows that every farm and ranch property comes with its own set of challenges and assets. The right broker can often times be the difference between getting a property sold for the right price and letting a property sit on the market unsold.
Experience at selling Colorado lifestyle properties
In 2016, Robert double-sided Fish Creek Ranch, located in Unaweep Canyon outside of Gateway, CO for $1.1M. In 2017, he followed up with another double-sided transaction consisting of 680 acres of prime big-game hunting ground in Hayden, CO for $1.25M—in less than 3 months time. While specializing in farm & ranch property, Robert doesn’t ignore the multi-faceted attributes that many Colorado farm and ranch properties contain. “Many of our farms and ranches here in Colorado provide excellent hunting and recreational aspects,” says Robert, “spending much of my life in the Rocky Mountains has developed in me a love for spending time there. Selling hunting cabins and mountain recreational property makes my job a real pleasure!” An active member of REALTORS Land Institute (RLI), Robert is pursuing his Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation—a highly prestigious designation held by only the top farm & ranch brokers in the country.
A top-notch approach to marketing farm & ranch real estate
Robert is very excited to be a part of the team at United Country Colorado Brokers & Auctioneers. “The advanced marketing platforms that United Country Real Estate has developed paired with our office’s skillsets and teamwork approach, gives us a distinct edge over the competition,” says Robert. With excellent photography skills and equipment, drone piloting and video expertise, in addition to a global approach to marketing, Robert feels that very few brokerages can come close to what United Country Colorado Brokers & Auctioneers can offer their clients. “Our first-class commitment to marketing and the ability to offer additional services through our corporate partnerships; including auction services and advance marketing platforms not available to other brokerages, gives us an edge that would be difficult for other brokerages to compete with,” says Robert.
Gary Hubbell is a Colorado rancher, real estate broker, and auctioneer with wide-ranging experience in ranches, hunting properties, luxury homes, orchards and vineyards, mountain land, recreation properties, horse properties, homes with acreage, and small farms. Gary has sold properties in all corners of Colorado, from hay farms in Rocky Ford and La Junta, to outfitting businesses in Granby, to hunting ranches bordering Dinosaur National Park in the far northwest corner of the state, and resorts and ranches in Durango in the far southwest corner of Colorado.
Western Colorado native, outfitter, fly-fishing guide, rancher, horseman
A native of western Colorado, Gary spent over two decades guiding Aspen-area clients on fly-fishing and hunting expeditions, upland bird hunts, waterfowl hunts, and horseback rides. His outfitting business, OutWest Guides, became famous in the Aspen area for providing 5-star experiences for discriminating clientele.
Gary Hubbell worked many years as a professional writer, photographer, location scout, and producer for photo shoots and film productions. He has worked on marketing campaigns for Marlboro, Coors, Victoria’s Secret, UnderArmour, Izod, Bushnell, ATK, Weaver rifle scopes, K2 skis, Remington, Ralph Lauren Chaps, Santa Cruz snowboards, Fenwick fly rods, Ford, Seiko, and many others. Gary has won 2 Colorado Press Awards, a Colorado Book Award, an American Horse Publications writing award, and 2 United Country Marketing Services national auction marketing awards. Gary has been at the forefront of drone property video production in Western Colorado, with his son Jake serving as drone pilot.
Colorado auctioneer and personal property appraiser
In 2016, Gary attended the Texas Auction Academy led by Mike Jones, a former World Champion Auctioneer and president of United Country Auction Services. Gary has already spearheaded several of the largest personal property and real estate auctions held in Western Colorado, selling everything from antiques & collectibles to estates, collector cars, heavy equipment, and ranch land. One of his sales included the former World Record American Elk taken by John Plute near Crested Butte in 1899. The trophy sold for $121,000. Gary is capable of appraising personal property assets for clients needing valuation services.
Rancher, horseman, hunter, fly-fisherman, dog trainer, skier
Gary lives with his wife, Doris, on a 118-acre hay farm and horse ranch in Crawford, Colorado, where they raise hay, horses, and Labrador retrievers. He is an avid upland bird hunter, waterfowler, fly-fisherman, horseman, and skier. Their two sons are college graduates and working in engineering and real estate.
Gary Hubbell, United Country Colorado Brokers & Auctioneers