Drain Cleaner Creates His Own Destiny

Slow and steady wins the race — and a new market — for a Kentucky contractor. Check out his story.
Drain Cleaner Creates His Own Destiny
Drain Line Services Owner Steve Dabney jumped into the drain cleaning industry in 2006 with no field experience, but dedicated himself to learning everything he could. He bought his company two years later and has found a valuable niche serving large commercial facilities in his service area around Louisville, Ky. (Photography by Shaun Ring)

During the economic woes of 2008, right when he bought Drain Line Services in Louisville, Ky., Steve Dabney says he held on by the skin of his teeth. 

“I was in something fairly new to me as the economy was crashing,” he says. “I was looking at potential markets and how they...

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