As a small company,
We get to know the people we work for.
Monte Smith, Owner and Operator
Monte is a dog lover, a baseball fan and an outdoor enthusiast, but you already knew that. What you probably can't tell from his photo is that he has over 20 years experience in the construction business - more specifically, exterior home finishing. In 1992, Monte started a stucco contracting business in Edmonton, Alberta, which incorporated other forms of exterior finishing, such as vinyl, Hardie, and cultured stone. He moved to the Kootenays in 2009 to work for Ostash Exteriors before re-starting his own business in Cranbrook. Drive through the Southview area, Highlands or Mount Royal and you'll see a great deal of his handiwork.
Now, at the helm of Brown Dog Contracting Ltd., he looks forward to meeting you and putting these years of experience to work on your project.
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What's in a name?
Why do we call our company Brown Dog Contracting? Because of Bo. A constant companion to owner and operator Monte Smith for 11 years, Bo was often spotted on the job site. In fact, when Monte first moved to Cranbrook, he became known as the "the guy with the Brown Dog." Driven by his need to fetch, Bo did get Monte into trouble from time to time with his incredible knack for finding tennis balls.
Nevertheless, he was a big part of our story and after he passed in 2015, it was only natural for our business to be named after him.
Today, one of the great joys of our work is getting to meet a variety of yard guards. We, of course, have a soft spot for Labs.