IMP & CLADDING SPECIALIST
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SOLUTIONS
To provide our clients with a building alternative while ensuring their needs and visions are realized. Understanding the scale of complexities involved with interior and exterior projects is a strategic element to the success of every project. Through our commitment to providing innovative solutions, we endeavor to meet our clients current needs while helping plan for future growth.
Brass Monkey Installations began as a small business in 2003 installing interior cold storage systems. Twenty years of front-line and management experiences with a leading Canadian manufacturer of insulated metal panels and doors were the foundation in developing a more systematic approach to installing these systems.
Starting with a small but highly qualified team of professional, Brass Monkey provided its customer base with proven quality and design installation methodologies. In 2020 recognizing both customer and industry needs for exterior cladding, Brass Monkey expanded, adding external cladding solutions to its skill set. This growth opened the door to a more diversified range of opportunities.
Commitment to quality and customer service were the cornerstone of the growth and success of Brass Monkey. Professional training and a strong dedication to succeed are the qualities demonstrated by each of our licensed Carpenters.
In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons.
Those cannons fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon.
However, how to prevent them from rolling about the deck?
The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four, resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon.
There was only one problem.... how to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a Monkey with 16 round indentations. However, if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it.
The solution to the rusting problem was to make “Brass Monkeys.” Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey; Thus, it was quite literally,
“Cold enough to freeze the balls off a Brass Monkey.”