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  When the unexpected plumbing emergency pops up the inevitable feelings of doubt and panic set in. What if isn’t just a clogged drain? What if they can’t get the line open? What if they get the line open, but there is still something happening further down the line? We’re all too familiar with those…

Why you need an Expansion Tank Even thinking about a cold shower can be a miserable experience. Really, what could be worse than standing under the showerhead waiting for hot water to come pouring out and instead you’re greeted by a cold blast of chilling water? Definitely a buzz kill. Thankfully, a well-functioning water heater…

You may not find Faulkner’s Ranch in a tourism brochure next to the Power and Light District or Crown Center, but years of history have polished this quaint piece of farmland into a hidden gem of Kansas City. A family business that began in the 1950’s by Bud and Mary Faulkner, started as an outpost…

 Historic Rebel Kansas City was born with a rebel spirit. The year is 1927. Picture the Mafia, a booming Jazz scene, World Series winning Monarch baseball, bootleggers at every corner, a national railroad hub, and extravagant live entertainment. In essence, Kansas City was the Crossroads of America (and it still is). At the center of…

Sustainable Chic Growing up with gardens in West Pennsylvania, self-preservation and sustainability were important values for this local KC business owner. Knowing how to grow, cure, age and pickle were tools of the trade. Anton Kotar, owner of Anton’s Taproom, believes that the tides are changing in our eating habits, and the first step of…

There is a lot of confusion as to what is “OK” to put down your kitchen sink, and we are here to clear that up for you. The answer is… NOTHING. Well maybe not that dramatic, but the list of what you can put down the garbage disposal/drain is far shorter than what not to…

  By: Jeff Morgan   It’s easy to give up. In our history there have been ample opportunities to pack it in, shut it down, call it quits, yet, we keep going no matter what. And of course with each of these occurrences we come out on the other side stronger and more determined than…

Jon Fink, Commercial Sales Director Who are you? “Dedicated husband and new father of a baby girl. In my spare time, I cook competition BBQ with my team, Griswold Grillers. I prefer to be outside vs. inside.” How did you get into the plumbing industry? “I’ve always done maintenance with plumbing being a part of…

In 1987, Congress enacted the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) as a way of regulating energy consumption of specific household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, TVs, air conditioners, dishwashers, ovens and the ever-important water heaters. The idea was to create mandatory standards ensuring that manufacturers would build energy-efficient products within a certain range…

 Beth Crewse, Office Assistant Tell us about yourself: I’m just a college student who likes dogs and HGTV. The rest I am still trying to figure out. What would be your backup job? Does being a housewife count as a job? What animal would you ride to work? Why? A cheetah, that way I could…

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