Looking on the Bright Side

Kansas City area plumber bounces back from medical scare to build a company from scratch focused on helping customers with any job.

Looking on the Bright Side

  Kalen Barker, right, owner of Bright Side Plumbing in Overland Park, Kansas, stands next to apprentice James Gardner next to one of the company service trucks. Barker got help with the design of his company’s logo and name from KickCharge, a graphics design firm. 

Kalen Barker had never really thought about starting his own plumbing company. He had moved from Southern California to the Kansas City, Kansas, area to work for another plumbing company and start a life of his own.

Things were going great the first 10 years; however, in 2018...

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