Wichita, KS – April, 12 – Five competing businesses in and around Wichita recently became willing partners when the chance to lend a helping hand presented itself. Tapped by producers to lead the plumbers, Jason Clark, the General Manager at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Wichita organized several area technicians to help build a local family a new home. The fruits of their labor will be on display on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at 8 pm EDT on April 17.
The Plumbing Association of Central Kansas recommended Clark to producers for his experience leading several employees and managing a multi-million dollar plumbing business. Under Clark’s leadership, sixteen plumbers from Wichita’s Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Benefiel Plumbing, Singleterry Plumbing, Mr. Rooter, L.A. Plumbing, A&M Plumbing, and Mc Connell Air Base came together to help build a new home for Carl Hall, his wife and their four kids.
Hall, 39, is a former Wichita Shocker baseball player who was paralyzed when his vehicle rolled. His previous home wasn’t suited for his wheel chair and with medical bills piling up; the family was forced to move into a small condo. That’s when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition stepped in and gave local contractors a chance to help.
“It was great to be able to set business aside and focus on using our skills and knowledge to help someone who needed it,” Clark said. “It was an added benefit getting to know each one of the business owners. I really enjoyed that, and we still keep in touch.”
Clark described the plumbing fixtures as “very high quality,” and said they were much more difficult to install than your traditional fixtures. Despite the elaborate fixtures, the work all had to be done quickly. The three bathroom, five bedroom house was built from the ground up in less than a week. “There were 100 or more people on site at once,” Clark explained. “We worked with professionals from all kinds of other trades and found ourselves bumping into each other a lot. It was chaos. But it was organized chaos.”
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