Welcome to “The Potty Barn,” where the spirit of Native entrepreneurship thrives! In this special spotlight, we introduce you to Clint Kieffer, a proud member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, and the visionary behind this remarkable family-owned business. Clint’s journey is a testament to the resilience and creativity that defines Native entrepreneurship, and we’re delighted to share his story with you.
A Legacy in the Making
In 2010, faced with economic challenges, Clint embarked on a mission to create a family business that not only supported his family’s income but could be a legacy passed down through generations. After exploring various ideas, a unique opportunity emerged in their region—a need for portable toilets and related services. Little did they know, this endeavor would soon be known as “The Potty Barn.”
The name was coined in a serendipitous moment when Clint’s wife and her friend were playfully going through Pottery Barn Store finds. “The Potty Barn” was born, a name that brings an air of elegance to a business that deals with an essential yet often overlooked aspect of sanitation.
From Humble Beginnings to Success
What began in 2011 with an initial investment in 25 toilets has now blossomed into a thriving enterprise. The Potty Barn boasts a fleet of over 350 portable toilets, sinks, and holding tanks. Their home base is strategically located on the western outskirts of the Spokane Indian Reservation in Two Rivers, WA. Their services extend across Lincoln County, Stevens County, Ferry County, as well as to the Spokane, Kalispell (Airway), and Colville Indian Reservations (Inchelium). The Potty Barn is proud to serve both the community and major events, including the Annual Spokane Tribe of Indians Pow Wow & Celebration, the Desert 100 in Odessa, WA, concerts at the Northern Quest Casino, and assistance during emergency situations such as fire camps.
A Unique Team and Family Values
The Potty Barn’s uniqueness extends to its team—where all employees are women. During the summer months, you might even find one of Clint’s 5 daughters or one of his 8 grandchildren riding along and actively contributing, truly making it a family affair.
Celebrating Sacrifice and Success
Owning a small business is no easy feat, often requiring sacrifices like working weekends, holidays, and long, hard hours. However, The Potty Barn team looks forward to many more years of service and sincerely appreciates the trust and support of the community and local businesses.
Connect with The Potty Barn
“The Potty Barn” is more than a business; it’s a symbol of Native entrepreneurship, determination, and the power of family values. We celebrate Clint Kieffer and The Potty Barn as a shining example of the entrepreneurial spirit within Native communities.
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