From one family to another, we welcome Smith Environmental Solutions as the official distributor for Saskatchewan, Canada. They are our neighbors too – being the closest distributors to our headquarters in Manitoba, Canada. Father-son duo Ron and Brent Smith bring extensive experience in road construction, which led them to their relationship with Cypher Environmental. After several years of working for many “old school” companies in the road construction industry, they decided it was time to branch out on their own as 50/50 partners and SES (Smith Environmental Solutions) was formed.
ADJUSTING FOR SUSTAINABILITY
“Cypher’s products are the future in soil stabilization and dust control, “ says Brent about their decision to start a new company. “It was clear to us that this industry is changing, and we needed to consider sustainable practices.” Consequently, they formed SES earlier this year and signed an agreement with Cypher shortly thereafter. They have already completed several projects using Cypher Environmental solutions and they are extremely happy with the results. SES started using Cypher products 3 years ago and they truly believe in the Cypher mission and team, as well as their road solutions, DUST/BLOKR® and ROAD//STABILIZR®. “Cypher and SES have been a perfect match from day one. With our road construction background and Cypher’s innovative soil stabilization and dust control solutions, the sky is the limit,” says Ron. “The fact that their products deliver superior results, and have absolutely zero impact on the environment, will give us a competitive advantage in our local market.”
BUILDING ON FAMILY FOUNDATION
The foundation of business at Smith Environmental Solutions is family. Brent is extremely grateful for the opportunity to have worked with his father for the last two decades. “Working with family can present a unique set of challenges,” admits Brent, “But in our case, and I think I can speak for Ron too, it has been an extremely enjoyable and rewarding experience.” Brent says that it was very encouraging to know that they were joining an organization that is also built on family values. “Todd, Darryl, and the whole head office team in Winnipeg, MB (Canada), have been very supportive and welcoming. We are also grateful to have met distributors (virtually for now) from all over the world who share their success stories so we can learn from one another.”
READY FOR GROWTH
Even though SES is a new company, Ron and Brent have a combined 65+ years of industry experience. They are both members of Technology Professionals Saskatchewan (TPS). In addition, Ron has his Applied Science Technologist designation and Brent holds a Certified Technician designation. They are well connected throughout the province of Saskatchewan, putting SES in a good position for future growth. In addition to offering excellent products, SES provides consulting services to every client, large or small. “Most of our competitors sell their products and move on to the next potential client. We have received outstanding feedback from several clients on our professional service and excellent products,“ boasts Ron.
Cypher Environmental is a leading global environmental solution provider for dust control and road stabilization. With ESG (Environmental Social Governance) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) principles at the core of every decision we make, we proudly boast the tag line, “Always do what’s right.”