• Wed. Apr 14th, 2021

Local manager part of home design TV shows

 MOUNT WASHINGTON – A local showroom manager will soon be showing in every room with a television.

Amy Bray, showroom manager for BK Plumbing, will make appearances on two home design shows airing on WBKI-CW58.

The first appearance takes place Sunday, Feb. 28, on “Behind the Build,” featuring host Tracee Dore.

Bray will also appear on “My Southern Home with Kimberly Greenwell” on Sunday, March 14. Greenwell is the producer of both programs.

A Bullitt East graduate, Bray still lives in the area with her husband, Paul, and their sons, Hunter and Levi.

With 20 years of showroom experience, Bray joined BK Plumbing last year. Her father, John Burgin, is president of the company, in collaboration with Larry Klein, who also operates the Willis Klein locksmith company. Bray’s brother, John Burgin, is the company’s warehouse manager.

Bray’s first job was with her father while still attending school. Her work experience has been with wholesale supply companies on the showroom side.

“When I worked for Dad, I just kind of fell in love with it,” she said.

As BK Plumbing was in search of more ways to promote the business, Greenwell approached them.

“She said she had no plumbing specialist,” Bray recalled. “So we wanted to be her plumbing specialist.”

With the showroom experience, Bray was the perfect choice to represent the company on both programs.

“It’s more like kitchen and bath design,” she said. 

According to Bray, “My Southern Home” was more of an educational home program, while “Behind the Build” followed the overall process of one large home project. When the subject of plumbing came up, Bray was there to represent the company.

“I was a little nervous to be on TV,” she said.”It’s been neat, and my customers have brought it up to me.”

As a result of Bray working from home during the coronavirus pandemic and her son Hunter on remote learning with Pleasant Grove Elementary, Hunter will appear in the upcoming “Behind the Build” episode.

Bray said she will eventually appear in four episodes of “My Southern Home” and two episodes of “Behind the Build.” She mentioned that her father has also made an appearance himself on the shows, discussing more of the technical side of plumbing.

The programs air consecutively on Sunday mornings, with “My Southern Home” at 10 a.m. followed by “Behind the Build” at 10:30.

“(Greenwell) calls it the Power Hour,” Bray said.

For more information on the programs visit behindthebuild.com and mysouthernhometv.com, as well as wbki.tv.