By Thomas Sellers Jr.
Cody Childress’ business has been making waves for nearly 30 years throughout the Memphis area.
From handling plumbing needs in Collierville or Germantown to recently donating work to finish the Millington Central High School Band Concession stand, some might say Childress’ company has made a “splash”.
On April 5 the latest recognition for Splash Plumbing came when the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the business along side next-door business neighbor Five Star Real Estate Services LLP.
“It’s been a longtime coming,” Childress said. “We actually moved in here in November. Finally getting this building turned around to the way we like it, with Sue Ann Cobb next door, we decided to do a two-for-one grand opening. It’s really nice to have a lot of people here.”
Splash Plumbing currently calls 4805 Cuba Millington Road home. Back in 1988 the business started and grew out of the large garage of Childress’ home in Lucy.
While servicing customers throughout Shelby County, Childress became more visual in Millington through Millington Municipal Schools. His wife Mary Beth is the face that greets parents and guardians at Millington Elementary School.
Meanwhile Cody is a member of the Millington School Board. Before he joined the Board, he was a frequently supporter behind the scenes donating to the schools. Every Friday night during football season, spectators on the visiting side utilize Childress’ generosity at the MCHS Band Concession Stand.
“The community is a vital part of our business,” Childress said. “And I am hoping our business has been a vital part of the community. Most of my customers however are in Collierville and Germantown.
“When we got on the main drag here, one reason we did that is to be a little bit more visible and get more of the customer base in our hometown,” he added. “That’s good for us and good for the people here.”
The people who make Splash Plumbing flow are secretary Vanessa Childress, lead plumber Kenny Pilkington, plumbers Tom Tunstall, Cory Johnson and Jay Campbell and apprentices Kevin Pilkington, Cody Johnson and Tyler Nix.
Childress said he wants Millington the surrounding area to know Splash Plumbing is here for them and ready to do business.
“I hope everybody realizes we’re here and that we’re here for them,” he concluded. “I want to be the premiere plumbing contractor in this area. I treat people fairly. I just don’t want their business one time. I want their business all the time. They will always get a fair shake with me.”
For more information, call 873-2058.
By Thomas Sellers Jr.