Snake ‘n’ Rooter receives Kansas City '25 under 25' small business award

Lee’s Summit, MO: (Feb. 18, 2013) Lee’s Summit-based Snake ‘n’ Rooter has recently been selected for the 2013 “25 under 25” Small Business of the Year award, according to Jeff Barefoot, owner and president. The honor is given to outstanding businesses that have fewer than twenty-five employees and is sponsored by Thinking Bigger Business magazine annually. Snake ‘n’ Rooter was selected based on revenue growth, ability to successfully overcome challenges, community involvement and for creating a unique business culture.

Snake ’n’ Rooter is a innovative full-service plumbing and draining cleaning business based in Lee’s Summit, MO. Founded in 1991, when Barefoot purchased it in 1994, his mission became to alter and advance the perception of what was ‘expected behavior’ in the plumbing and blue collar service industries. Barefoot established his own unique principles of operation, basing the dynamics of the business work culture on one word: respect.

Customers calling Snake ’n’ Rooter are assigned a technician who usually arrives within an hour and has a well-groomed, clean-shaven appearance: short hair, no earrings and no tattoos. Technicians address customers and each other with Mr. or Mrs. And respond with “yes, sir” or “no, ma’am” and “thank you.” Although Barefoot’s standards are high, employee turnover is almost nonexistent. Customers approve of Snake ’n’ Rooter, too; about 84 percent are return customers.

Snake ‘n’ Rooter provides services for both residential and commercial customers in the metro Kansas City, Missouri area, and Johnson County, Topeka and Lawrence in Kansas. The business provides a wide range of traditional plumbing services, in addition to water heater replacement, sump pump repair, the repair and replacement of water lines and sewer lines, thawing of pipes, and facet and toilet repair. Snake ‘n’ Rooter provides 24-hour service and usually arrives within an hour. As a standard of practice, there are no extra charges for service at night, or on weekends or holidays.

Snake ‘n’ Rooter is located at 3370 N.E. Ralph Powell Road, Lee’s Summit, MO. The company web addressed is www. For more information, contact Jeff Barefoot at (816) 554-3337.
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