Bright Side Plumbing founder Kalen Barker.

Hi, I’m Kalen,

I’m a fourth-generation master plumber and the owner of Bright Side Plumbing. There’s no plumbing problem I can’t solve, but my true passion is helping people and brightening their day with the best service they have ever received.

Even the inspiration for our name Bright Side Plumbing is from a Google review I received a decade ago, where a client couldn’t believe how happy I was to help them with their late-night plumbing repair.

A medical emergency changed everything for me.

I was in the middle of my career and employed by a company I loved. When one day, I became weak and went to the ground unresponsive. A co-worker happened to be near and rushed me to the hospital. This event would lead to a two-year struggle with a nervous system disorder that left me wheelchair-bound.

At times, we weren’t sure if I would survive. I thought I would never walk away from my wheelchair, and plumbing again was undoubtedly out of the question. My career was over.

But doctors began to figure things out after every test and scan available at Overland Park Regional. Eventually, I depended on my wheelchair less and was able to try small plumbing projects again, thanks to my friends at Solid Ground Remodeling. They would drive me to each project and help me until I could regain my strength and ability.

I eventually designed and installed a complete plumbing system on a multiple-story home for them. That’s when I knew I was back to full strength!

My wife supported me in launching Bright Side Plumbing so I could do what I love – serving people better than anyone else.

After the word spread of my recovery, I received phone calls from several great plumbing companies offering employment. But I was encouraged by my wife, Stephanie, to start Bright Side Plumbing to celebrate our second chance at a healthy life.

I began to work with a joy that could only come from genuine gratitude, as I had thought I would never be able to work or serve people this way again.

Because of that, there’s not a more grateful plumbing company than Bright Side Plumbing, and that gratitude permeates everything we do and how we treat every client.

Bright Side Plumbing today:

Today, we carry the same spirit of gratitude and care we’ve had from the beginning. Our team is small, with an emphasis on high-quality plumbing solutions and world-class customer service.

Meet the rest of the team:

Edward Hodowaine, Master Plumber

Hi, I’m Edward, the plumbing manager at Bright Side Plumbing, and as a master plumber with 30 years of experience, there’s nothing I can’t take care of for you.


James Gardner, Service Plumber

Hi, I’m James, a service plumber at Bright Side Plumbing, and I specialize in drains and water heaters. I chose those specialties because I love helping people in their urgent moments of need.


Bright Side Plumbing services include:

Plumbing Repair

We can repair or replace any piping or valves in your home, including gas.

Drain Cleaning

We can clean or unclog any fixture, drain, or sewer in your home.

Water Heater Replacement

We can quickly replace any water heater system to keep your showers hot.

Sewer and Septic Repair

We can repair or replace your sewer to keep you clean.

Leak Detection

We can detect water, drain, and gas leaks to make permanent repairs.

Sump Pump Replacement

We can replace or install any pump system to keep you dry.

How to get peace of mind:

Give us a call and tell us when to arrive.

Our friendly team is here and ready for you.

Meet with us and describe your concerns.

We will investigate and explain your options with upfront pricing.

Relax and get back to enjoying your home.

You’ll get the highest quality service with a guarantee to back it.