Our People

Jeremy Smith has been our Owner and President since 2000. He grew up in this business with his father and uncle and has done every job from the ground up. He is a very hands on owner and may just deliver your order himself.

Bruce Brainard has served as our general manager since 2000. He makes sure that all of our customers receive prompt service and superior products. When he's not here you can find him camping and fishing with his family.

Ron Baughman started at Smith Bros. in 1989. He works behind the scenes to make sure that all of our products are made with the utmost care and diligence. You can see him around the yard in our biggest loaders taking care of our semi load customers.

Ed Echle Ed has been with us since 2001. He is one of our key mulch makers. He has also been a volunteer fireman for over 30 years.

Paul Forster came to us in 2007. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in the mulch and sawmill industry. He makes sure that our equipment is running smoothly. If it needs repaired he definately gets the job done.

Steve Seifert joined our team in 2010. He drives our container truck, and swaps out our containers at the lumber mills, and for our customers.

Brandon Grim started with us in April 2011. He has quickly become a vital part of our team. You can find him loading trucks in our yard or delivering products to home owners. He also runs and maintains or new yard in Montville Twp.

Seth Hartman joined our team in 2009. He brings a whole new dimension to our staff with his extensive knowledge of landscaping.

Tom Huff has been with our company since 1989. He is a semi truck driver delivering our products to garden centers and equine facilities. When he's not working here he will be in his shop working on his pulling tractor.

Dee Sheehan started with Smith Bros in 2004. She is one of our customer service specialists. When you call in to place your mulch or sawdust orders chances are you will speak to her. She enjoys spending time with her dachshunds and her grandchildren.

Tim Traylinek joined us in September 2005. He is our equipment specialist, repairing and maintaining all our vehicles and equipment.

Brian Ruffing joined our team in 2009. He runs and maintains our yard and bagging facility in Holmesville. This is where we bag all our products.

Charles Lotz joined our team in 2012. He keeps our equipment and trucks up and running.