Meet Our Staff

As a homeowner, you want to get to know the people you are dealing with, especially when giving them the keys to your home. Here is a little about the staff of 41North:
Bill Fruth

Bill Fruth (Owner)

Bill came to Park City 15 years ago, searching as so many others for the perfect snow.  He found it here, and this has been home ever since.  He has owned a number of rental properties in town and started out using with several property management firms, but was always unsatisfied with their one-size-fits-all approach – and was amazed at how much money they were making...and how much he was not.  So, he took his properties into his own hands, soon found that he was good at managing them, and then started helping out friends with their own rentals.  41North was the obvious next step – a boutique operation that he could keep small and personal, doing what he enjoyed while helping others.

Bill grew up on the East Coast before moving to California, where he played baseball for San Diego State.  He moved back east for his graduate degree at West Virginia University, where he learned about property management while working as the overseer of the grounds and facilities of the university, including housing, dining, and landscaping.  After spending years in that field, Bill took an early retirement from his job at Weber State to run 41North and open a boutique clothing store in Park City with his wife, Laura.

Laura Montecot-Fruth

Laura Montecot-Fruth (Owner)

Laura came to the U.S. from Peru to attend Hunter College in New York City, and she has been in Park City for the last couple decades.  She has a strong background in sales, is a born entrepreneur, and knows the hospitality industry inside and out.  Laura retired from her position as Assistant Food and Beverage Director at Stein Erickson Lodge in Deer Valley to open her own upscale-casual clothing boutique and to run 41North with her husband, Bill. 
Laura is fluent in Spanish, English, and French and speaks some Portuguese and Italian.


Bamboo (General Manager)

Bamboo is the undisputed head honcho here at 41North.  A Sheepadoodle from Fillmore, he has risen quickly through the ranks, attaining top status despite still being a rookie at just 2 years old.  Bamboo is known to be pretty clumsy and spends much too much time on the couch, but he does a great job of keeping the humans all in line, thanks to his sheep-herding lineage. 
Bamboo is fluent in Dog and knows some English, though his accent is questionable.
Much to his chagrin, Bamboo does not do site visits with the humans.  He is too indiscriminate with his couch-hopping, and is therefore not allowed “in the field”.