About Us

“At Slip Tube Enterprises – We’ve Got You Covered!”

Mission Statement

We strive to make temporary or permanent high-quality, low-cost, dry environments to increase our customer’s productivity.

About Us

Slip Tube Enterprises is a manufacturer and installer of heavy and medium duty polyskin greenhouses and fabric tarpaulin/vinyl covered shelters.

Established in 1981, our professional and skillfully qualified team provides commercial and residential solutions for any shelter and greenhouse need.

Benefits of Slip Tube

  • Our multi-purpose galvanized steel framed buildings are an inexpensive alternative to competing glass greenhouses and steel/wood cladded buildings.
  • Installation is far less time consuming than competing brands and is often done by our customers.
  • All manufacturing and building is performed on-site in Surrey, BC.
  • We use the highest quality North American mechanical steel tubing for all structural framing.
  • All fittings and connectors are created in-house and are hot-dipped galvanized to prevent corrosion.

Specialized & Custom Projects

In addition to our standard sized buildings, we specialize in creating innovative custom coverings for a variety of projects.

If you have a unique request, contact us today for our design solutions.

Slip Tube Team – Bios

Our team at Slip Tube consists of welders, fabricators, designers and installers.

Jeff Smith — Owner/CEO

Jeff was previously operations manager for his family-operated home improvement company until the sudden passing of his father and subsequent closure of the business 2014. Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge to Slip Tube and has his hands in all aspects of the business including but not limited to design, quoting, managing employees and installation. Jeff became a partner in Slip Tube in 2018, and became sole proprietor of the business in 2021.

Jeff enjoys travelling, camping, golfing and fishing with his amazing wife and two young boys. He coaches his son’s lacrosse teams in Delta because, in his words, he is “too old and banged up to play” himself. Jeff’s parents, Tom and Janet Smith, have had immeasurable influence on his successes.

Robyn Smith— Owner/Sales and Admin

Robyn is part owner of Slip Tube. She brings years of sales, service and people management experience to her role here, which consists of a little bit of everything. When she’s not at work, she’s a busy mom of two young boys. When she has a moment to herself, she enjoys softball, volleyball, snowboarding and cooking with a great bottle of wine!

Neil Patel — Installation Manager

Neil has been with SlipTube for 6 years and has been Installation Manager for 3. He has a deep knowledge of Slip Tube buildings and the ability to think on his feet when inevitable challenges come up during installations. He likes working for Slip Tube because the people here are awesome! When he is not working he enjoys working on cars, spending his money collecting fancy sneakers, and spending time with his friends and family.

Shawn Patel Shop Foreman 

Shawn joined the Slip Tube team in 2021 and hit the ground running. In the last 2 years, Shawn has learned the in’s and out’s of creating a structure from work order to shipping it out the door. He has an innate ability to think critically about every building’s unique design and to create efficiencies for both Slip Tube and the customer. When he’s not at work, Shawn enjoys playing and watching basketball and the great outdoors!

Imam Khan — Welder

Imam is an experience welder who is up to any Slip Tube task. Happily married with two kids, his passion is travelling together with his family. Imam holds all CWB tickets and has the ability to weld anything we design to the highest standards.

Sean Beckett Fabricator/Shipper/Receiver

Sean has been with Slip Tube for 3 years. In those years he has clinched and maintained the record for the fastest and most detail oriented fabricator that Slip Tube has ever had. Sean takes a lot of pride in his work, and ensures that our structures go out the door efficiently and accurately. When not at work, Sean spends ALL his spare time at the range or the golf course. We are not even sure if he sleeps or eats….just golf. We’re wondering why he’s not on the tour…Haha!

Leanne — Book keeper

Leanne brings 40 years of bookkeeping experience with her to Slip Tube. She is detail oriented and an extremely hard worker. When Lee is not working she can be found day drinking on the golf course, brushing up on celeb gossip, or spending time with her many nieces and nephews!