The journey of Bear Creek has taken some dips and turns since it’s beginning in 2016, yet the dream to build and create has never wavered but has simply come into sharper focus. However, the dream to build and create started well before the days of Bear Creek. The initial dream came to life in 2000 when Brian and Victoria launched, led and grew a design/build remodeling firm called Home Innovations. When that business was closed during the recession of 2008-09 it seemed like the dream might die with it.
But, in the years that followed the recession, the entrepreneurial dream to start and grow a company never went away and in 2016 the dream started to glimmer once again.
In June of 2016, Victoria founded Bear Creek Enterprises, initially offering construction cleaning for area commercial contractors. It was while working for these contractors that Bear Creek began to salvage usable items from ongoing remodels and demolitions. These items were resold, incorporated into projects or donated to local community charities. But even then Bear Creek would continue to grow and evolve into more.
In November of 2016, Brian left his role as President of a commercial construction firm and came on board full time with Bear Creek Enterprises to run the construction division of the company. With Brian joining Victoria in the business, he was able to effectively add to Bear Creek’s growing list of construction offerings.
Over the next year, Bear Creek’s construction team expanded as they provided carpentry services to commercial and residential contractors. But Bear Creek had not yet found its shape. In December of 2017, after a difficult stretch of business and a lot of soul-searching, Brian – Bear Creeks construction lead – realized it was time to go back to where they had originally started and begin serving homeowners once again in the residential market.
However, this time, instead of providing full-service remodeling, Brian and Victoria would now shape Bear Creek into a company that specializes in delivering unique backyard structures that help to inspire families to live, work and play in the outdoors together.
By narrowing the focus and streamlining our systems, the Bear Creek team strives to deliver projects that meet our customers’ needs and desires quickly, without the headaches typically associated with Home Improvement. Leading the charge forward, Brian continues to sketch, dream and create the vision behind the unique backyard structures we offer our Bear Creek customers today.
Through this winding journey, our Bear Creek team has grown. We are now more than 30, Passionate Craftsmen & Women, Building Community!
And it’s only the beginning!
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~Brian, Victoria & the Bear Creek Team