Patty Smith

Patty Smith

Co-owner of Brown Dog Wood Products in Central Square specializes in kiln-dried lumber, custom moldings By Lou Sorendo ‘COVID-19 has actually meant better business for us because people are home. People who are laid off have taken their extra money — if they had any extra money — and spent it on their homes.’ Q.: At what point in your career did you decide to launch Brown Dog Wood Products? A.: I launched the business on county Route 4 in Central Square along with my husband, David, in September of 2019. We got the idea from a friend of ours who had experience in molding and wood products and built a lot of the same stuff that we are doing now. He sold us the equipment to make it, and we decided that we should actually get a kiln and try it. David was in the lumber mill business since he was young. His grandparents owned a lumber mill, and his dad and uncle were in the business as well. He knows people in the business, and that helps out a lot. I am currently working from home due to COVID-19 and will be retiring from Carrier Corp. in the spring.

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