MEET DAWN & RJ
Fort McMurray began as the place Dawn Brenie spent summers visiting her future husband while pursuing her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science, but soon after she made the decision to move here 10 years ago, she knew she’d found her home. Community members became family, and as Dawn and her husband, RJ, started to grow their own family and business here, she was blown away by the support they received through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and their daughter’s complicated medical care. Giving back to this community that same unyielding, whole-hearted support is one of the core values of Fort McMurray Property Upkeep Inc.
When he started the company in 2014, RJ Brenie knew from experience the city was in need of quality maintenance care. He combined elements of previous jobs in snow removal, property restoration and management, construction, and the leadership skills he acquired at one of the largest oil sands mining companies to grow FMMPU into the community’s trusted provider of property services. It wasn’t all smooth sailing – 2015 came with the birth of his and Dawn’s first daughter and the joys and pressures of new fatherhood, and in 2016, the family was evacuated along with the rest of the city during the wildfire. But FMMPU gave Dawn and RJ a tangible way to help the community rebuild, and in 2019, they welcomed their second daughter into a hometown that has come together to heal and restore.
The Fort McMurray flood in 2020 brought its own challenges, with the Fort McMurray Property Upkeep shop damaged from the flooding and requiring extensive repairs. Our employees stepped up and not only helped us rebuild, but helped other businesses and local landmarks prepare for the worst.
For both RJ and Dawn, providing reliable service that helps other local businesses and residents to thrive is a privilege, and a responsibility they take seriously. Their hardworking, close-knit team of employees takes pride in the company’s reputation for building client relationships and exceeding expectations for the services they offer. Dawn’s experience with occupational testing and rehab help them maximize risk management and injury prevention for their employees, and RJ’s commitment to community guarantees that clients will always be dealing with real people who genuinely care. It is their hope that Fort McMurray Property Upkeep Inc. will be helping keep our city safe, beautiful, and well maintained for years to come, and their joy to get to know you in the process.