Making his mark without being seen
Josh Allenbach repaints parking lots, streets, airports, but his task on a chilly Thursday evening last week was painting parking lines at a nearly empty Carlsons’ Grocery.
Allenbach, of Moundridge, admits he often works in empty lots. Pavement marking isn’t a job that promotes social behavior.
“Nope, I work overnight a lot,” he said. “Just like this.”
Allenbach bought Stripes and More five years ago from a friend who wanted to change careers. Acquiring an established company is helpful because Allenbach already has a list of customers like Carlsons’ Grocery.
“It’s a lot of repeat business,” he said. “I also have some bigger contracts with chain stores.”
Last modified Nov. 26, 2020