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.
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