Smith Brothers, Inc. was founded by the hard working Smiths just around World War I. J. Edward Smith, the eldest of the brothers, began a business building piers around the West River.
Smith Brothers, Inc. grew the old-fashioned way, by elbow grease. Smith Brothers, which grew to include six brothers and a partner, became legendary for their hard-work and high quality. In the 1950’s, the State Roads Administration of Maryland tapped Smith Brothers as one of its leading contractors, and for half a century they built and repaired many of the highway bridges in Maryland.
Today, Kenneth Smith, born in 1915, is the last brother in the business. His son, Jeff, handles the day-to-day business with operations manager, Preston Hartge. The next generation of Smith Brothers, Inc. stands on its solid reputation providing barge rentals, tug service, contractors’ supplies and yard rental.