CEO Ben Peskoe founded the company in Mammoth Lakes, a small ski town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California (hence the company name). The story goes something like this: In the early 2000s, a Realtor in Mammoth Lakes noticed a successful agent in Vail, Colorado, had a real estate website that included all the listings for that area, updated every day. (At that time, this was a new and exciting thing.) She asked if that was something Ben could do, and without really knowing how to accomplish it, he said, “Yes, absolutely.”
That was 2003. And the rest is history.