Kevan Barley, a Memphis plumberI worked for the big “rooter” companies in Memphis for eleven years and six months, then opened Barley Services on August 1st of 2001. I was a licensed plumbing contractor with a loyal and growing customer base. I was the entire company; when you called, you got me–not a secretary.

As a one-truck operation, I  covered only a limited area. Ordinarily, if you draw a line from Frayser to Midtown to Germantown, Memphis is cut in half diagonally. I served the northeast half.

I closed the business gradually, ending in 2021.