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Brief history of our company:
Brown Bear Inc. is owned by me, Frank Brown and my wife Ann Cramer-Brown. We are both transplants from the San Francisco Bay Area. I started working in the construction trades building homes in Grass Valley, California in early 80’s until I found out working 3 jobs 7 days a week was more than I could handle. I worked as a Park Ranger and Police Officer Reserve until we moved to Truckee after 10 years of service. Ann and I decided in 1995 to move from San Carlos to Truckee and build our home in Tahoe Donner.
After a few years of working for local parks and recreation departments in the area, we both decided to help Ann’s parents with their house cleaning service in Tahoe Donner. We soon realized with the rapidly expanding cleaning service and maintenance of the vacation homes here in Tahoe Donner, this would be a good business to grow. From those small beginnings, we have expanded our services and combined our company with the old business of Mop and Trot cleaning.
We then purchased Kibbes Home Services in 1996 when Stan Kibbie retired. In 2004 we purchased MW driveway sealing and began doing driveway sealing as a way to better serve the customer base that keeps growing. We have many aspects of our company and many areas still to explore. Our “get it done” attitude has allowed our business to grow and thrive in this area so much so that many of our competitors have used our business model to start their own business. We currently employ from 9 to 11 full time employees, most of who are local from the area.