About Us

Our story starts in the mountainous area of Arnold, California.


After retiring from his position as a Global logistics manager for Toyota and TESLA, Gary Durham started acting as the area’s handyman.


Through his business, he was often asked to help customers out with securing their trash from bears. They were constructing bear boxes from 4x4s and wire, along with different one-off designs to keep trash away.


Gary was the local Macgyver to whom neighbors would turn to for a solution to the flimsy garbage can enclosures that were all over the place. He tested hundreds of designs until he reached what he ended up calling The Better Bear Box.


This is where Tom and Brandon come into the story.


Tom, a successful business owner, was immediately intrigued by the potential of Gary’s product. He used his extensive sales and marketing knowledge to get BearStopper in front of the people needing a great garbage protection product.

Brandon is our experienced handyman who will always answer the phone when you call, talking you through the whole process and answering any questions you might have relating to everything from manufacturing to bear box DIY instructions.


At BearStopper, we have first-hand experience with communities that need bear boxes, because we are ourselves an active part of one of them.


Together we are certain we can achieve our goal of putting a BearStopper in the yard of every person that needs it, thus doing our part to help people live in harmony with our majestic forest friends near our communities.

                        Tom Hunter

Brandon Warshawsky

In the end, BearStopper is a simple solution to a difficult problem.


By securing your trash, you are protecting our wildlife and keeping your homes, neighborhood, and community safe from bears. 


We want to thank you for that!


We're BearStopper. It's not just our name; it's our promise.

About Us


Our story starts in the mountainous area of Arnold, California.



After retiring from his position as a Global logistics manager for Toyota and TESLA, Gary Durham started acting as the area’s handyman.


Through his business, he was often asked to help customers out with securing their trash from bears. 


They were constructing bear boxes from 4x4s and wire, along with different one-off designs to keep trash away.


Gary was the local Macgyver to whom neighbors would turn to for a solution to the flimsy garbage can enclosures that were all over the place. 


He tested hundreds of designs until he reached what he ended up calling The Better Bear Box. This is where Tom and Brandon come into the story.


Tom Hunter

Brandon Warshawsky

Tom, a successful business owner, was immediately intrigued by the potential of Gary’s product. He used his extensive sales and marketing knowledge to get BearStopper in front of the people needing a great garbage protection product.


Brandon is our experienced handyman who will always answer the phone when you call, talking you through the whole process and answering any questions relating to everything from manufacturing to bear box DIY instructions.


At BearStopper, we have first-hand experience with communities that need bear boxes, because we are ourselves an active part of one of them.


Together we are certain we can achieve our goal of putting a BearStopper in the yard of every person that needs it, thus doing our part to help people live in harmony with our majestic forest friends near our communities.

In the end, BearStopper is a simple solution to a difficult problem.


By securing your trash, you are protecting our wildlife and keeping your homes, neighborhood, and community safe from bears. 


We want to thank you for that. 


We're BearStopper. It's not just our name; it's our promise.

About Us


Our story starts in the mountainous area of Arnold, California.


After retiring from his position as a Global logistics manager for Toyota and TESLA, Gary Durham started acting as the area’s handyman.


Through his business, he was often asked to help customers out with securing their trash from bears. They were constructing bear boxes from 4x4s and wire, along with different one-off designs to keep trash away.

Gary was the local Macgyver to whom neighbors would turn to for a solution to the flimsy garbage can enclosures that were all over the place. He tested hundreds of designs until he reached what he ended up calling The Better Bear Box.


This is where Tom and Brandon come into the story.


Tom, a successful business owner, was immediately intrigued by the potential of Gary’s product.

Tom Hunter

He used his sales and marketing knowledge to get BearStopper in front of the people needing a great garbage protection product.


Brandon is our experienced handyman who will always answer the phone when you call, talking you through the whole process and answering any questions you might have relating to everything from manufacturing to bear box DIY instructions.

Brandon Warshawsky


At BearStopper, we have first-hand experience with communities that need bear boxes, because we are ourselves an active part of one of them.


Together we are certain we can achieve our goal of putting a BearStopper in the yard of every person that needs it, thus doing our part to help people live in harmony with our majestic forest friends near our communities.


In the end, BearStopper is a simple solution to a difficult problem.


By securing your trash, you are protecting our wildlife and keeping your homes, neighborhood, and community safe from bears. We want to thank you for that.


We're BearStopper. It's not just our name; it's our promise.

About Us

Our story starts in the mountainous area of Arnold, California.


After retiring from his position as a Global logistics manager for Toyota and TESLA, Gary Durham started acting as the area’s handyman.


Through his business, he was often asked to help customers out with securing their trash from bears. They were constructing bear boxes from 4x4s and wire, along with different one-off designs to keep trash away.

Tom Hunter

Gary was the local Macgyver to whom neighbors would turn to for a solution to the flimsy garbage can enclosures that were all over the place. 


He tested hundreds of designs until he reached what he ended up calling The Better Bear Box.


This is where Tom and Brandon come into the story.


Tom, a successful business owner, was immediately intrigued by the potential of Gary’s product. 


He used his extensive sales and marketing knowledge to get BearStopper in front of the people needing a great garbage protection product.


Brandon is our experienced handyman who will always answer the phone when you call, talking you through the whole process and answering any questions you might have relating to everything from manufacturing to bear box DIY instructions.


At BearStopper, we have first-hand experience with communities that need bear boxes, because we are ourselves an active part of one of them.


Together we are certain we can achieve our goal of putting a BearStopper in the yard of every person that needs it, thus doing our part to help people live in harmony with our majestic forest friends near our communities.


In the end, BearStopper is a simple solution to a difficult problem.


By securing your trash, you are protecting our wildlife and keeping your homes, neighborhood, and community safe from bears. We want to thank you for that.


We're BearStopper. It's not just our name; it's our promise.

Brandon Warshawsky