Bob's Root'r Service in Raytown is a family owned and operated drain cleaning and plumbing business, serving Raytown and the Greater KC Metro area.  

Who We Are

     Bob's Rooter Service was founded in 2000 by 
Bob Trowbridge in Raytown, Missouri.  

     Bob grew up in Eastern Kansas City and Independence.  He attended the Kansas City Votech Automotive center during his junior and senior years in high school and worked for his parents in the hardware store at St John and Hardesty during his senior year of on the job training.  There, at Land Hardware in KC's historic Northeast neighborhood, Bob learned to cultivate relationships with his customers from the area from homeowners to Clarkson Construction to handymen and tradesmen from the neighborhood and surrounding areas of Downtown KC, Columbus Park and the River Market.  These historic areas gave Bob unique insight into some of the oldest homes and businesses in Kansas City.  Land Hardware offered the classic hardware store services all too forgotten in today's times:  window pane and screen replacement, regardless of age, screen door repair, locksmithing and key cutting, sized to order black iron and galvanized pipe cutting and threading with an old Ridgid pipe threading machine, and much more.  The need to provide the local area with electrical and plumbing parts  for these historic homes and businesses taught Bob a great deal about the plumbing industry and the plumbing trade.  Skills he would later use as shop manager for Reddi Services when he joined them in 1991.  Later he became a service tech for Reddi Root'r/Able Plumbing until he left in 2000.  As a plumber and drain cleaner for Reddi Services, Bob worked in various homes, businesses and situations, from Iatan Powerplant in Weston, Mo to Strawberry Hill, Hallbrook to World's of Fun, Union Carbide to the Village of Glenaire, Kansas City International Airport and everywhere in between.  Through those 9 years Bob amassed a level of knowledge and expertise for drain cleaning and repair, uncommon among his peers and is grateful to Reddi Services and the Gravatt family for his time there and the career he lead.  

      Bob's parents sadly both passed away in the spring of 2000 and he was faced with  a series of life changing events and decisions.  He decided to leave Reddi Services in late 2000 and filed with the city of Raytown in November of 2000 as a drain cleaning contractor.  Bob's son Brett began riding around with him on drain calls all over KC and the metro area, learning drain cleaning while being the "gopher/GoFer" and "flashlight holder".  Today Brett is the only full time employee of Bob's Root'r Service, besides Bob, and his wife Glenis who manages the office.

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