Businesses Open Offices on Bishop Way

By Don Ware

The Times of Brownsville, Oregon

Three businesses have opened their doors at the old drive-in building at the corner of Bishop Way and Templeton Street. And they are all family-related.

Complete Business Solutions, Big Valley Builders and Big Valley Pump Services have moved into the location. Crystal Smith owns and operates the Complete Business Solutions, which she started in 2011. She was located in the back of the Senior Center/American Legion building at first, but then moved to her Brownsville home. She provides bookkeeping services, payroll services, and business administration locally and online.

Crystal and her mother, Glenda Bear, also own the Big Valley Builders, which is managed by Crystal's husband, Tim Smith. Big Valley Builders also began in 2011 and is currently completing the Bishop Royal building, the three story building on the south side of Bishop Way between Sharing Hands and Dr. Glenn's dental office. The company has purchased the remaining vacant lot on Filbert Street and has begun laying a house foundation. Crystal says the remainder of the cement has been placed in the Smith's backyard for 7 year old son, Steen, to play sports on. The business is also refurbishing a home and backyard for the Cramer family who purchased a home on Washburn Street. This couple had been planning the move from Portland to Brownsville for several years and are finally here. Big Valley Builders do residential and commercial contracting.

Crystal's Dad, Tim Bear, opened Big Valley Pump Service in May and is plying his trade providing services for local people with wells and other water and sewer needs. He moved his family to the upper Calapooia River area in 1989 and for many years owned and operated C&B Pump Service in Sweet Home before selling it to Stutzmahs Services. He also worked for them for many years, but now is in business for himself again. He says the business is doing "pretty good" and has provided services as far south as Harrisburg and as far north as Jefferson. His moved here from Tensleep, Wyoming. Apparently the Indian tribe that had lived there had a 10 day trip to the north of their hunting area, and 10 days south in their hunting area. Hence the name Tensleep.

Tim and Glenda Bear have six children, Crystal, Rebecca, Kari, Paul, Abigail and Jeremy. The last two still live at home and Jeremy works for one or more of the businesses as needed.

Crystal and Tim have two children grown and four at home; 17 year-old William, 7-year-old Steen, 5-year-old Sophia, and 9-month-old Summer. Crystal says, "I needed an office to go to so I could get my work done." She notes it was difficult to do with the large family at home.

Crystal is active in the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, serving as the Treasurer. She and Tim also help out at the Central Linn Booster Club. Crystal was also a volunteer at Stand By Me Day. They have a busy family.

Also a frequent visitor is Jay Yost, who lives on Howe Avenue and has the business Yost Wood Design. He builds cabinets and does interior wood work. He is currently doing the interior of the Corvallis Cancer Center, which is using a very expensive Eastern white oak in their building.

Complete Business Solutions' phone number is 541-220-0070 and her email address is crystal.smith(3> complete-business-solutions, biz. The Big Valley Builders has the phone number of 541-466-5828 and email address is bigvbullders(5) Big Valley Pump Services phone number is 541-466-3403 and email address is pump services(3)

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