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 service and combined our company with the old business of Mop and Trot
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 there own business.
We currently employ from 9 to 11 full time employees, most of who are local from the area.
Please take some time and go over our web page and let us know if there is
anything that we can help with.