Smith Bros. & Wilson is committed to excellence in construction
by maintaining a highly skilled and dedicated work force that
performs each project with the goal that our client will want
to be a SBW client in the future.
- To continue to use our experience of “Building the West
Since 1897” to provide construction expertise for the
next 100 years.
- To combine our experience and expertise with our commitment
to be on the leading edge of technology and systems that will
ensure SBW continues to provide quality construction in the
most efficient manner.
- To continue to be involved in our Construction Associations
so that SBW is current on construction issues and is a leader
in enhancing the construction industry’s and SBW’s
profile and reputation.
- Pride in our work
- On time & on budget
- Leadership with integrity
- Relationships with Clients, Consultants, subcontractors &
- Community & environmental awareness
- Worker & public safety
1897, Smith Bros. & Wilson has played an important role in
the development of Western Canada. That role continues today,
as over the years the company has earned a reputation for reliability
that’s second to none.
‘Our Greatest Asset’… the experience and expertise
of our people who have built the company and kept it in the forefront
of an ever-changing industry. All of our members of our Board
of Directors have served SBW for more than twenty years. Many
of our employees have provided over twenty-five years of service
for SBW. Some of our employees are second or even third generation
It is the kind of continuity that enables us to maintain our
high standard of services and quality work as established by our
founders before the turn of the century.
Today the SBW logo is found on construction sites as diverse
and challenging as the industry offers. From pulp mills to Skytrain
stations, hospitals to bridges, there is virtually nothing our
construction team hasn’t built.
history of Smith Bros. & Wilson began in the boomtown of Greenwood,
B.C. in 1897. Three Smith brothers Duncan, Alexander and Donald,
and their partner Travis formed a construction company to meet
the needs of a new mining town.
The new company had plenty of work building houses, churches,
business and mining buildings for a rapidly growing town. After
their early success with construction projects in Greenwood, B.C.
Smith Bros. & Wilson expanded their operations to other expanding
industrial towns throughout B.C. and ultimately to Alberta and
Today Smith Bros. & Wilson is a much different company from
the one formed in Greenwood in 1897. Construction techniques and
equipment have progressed to meet the requirements of modern structures.
However, the current operators hold true to the basic philosophy,
set down by our founders, that providing high quality service
and meeting our client’s needs are the keys to success and
We look back on our history with pride and look forward to the
future with confidence.