New Business Opening


Pictured are Barry and Kelly de Klerk. Photo by Michael Hohenbrink

Barry’s Diesel will join the ranks of Calmar’s business community.

“We are hoping for early August 2018, but still not quite sure!” said Kelly de Clerk by email Friday.

Kelly, originally from Spillville, and her husband, Barry, are the business owners.

“We just moved back from Denver, Colo. after living there for 3 years,” said Kelly. “While we were there we worked really hard and learned so much from being around such an educating and business orientated environment. Barry was working as a diesel mechanic on semi’s but has worked on a farm his whole life, so it just wasn’t the same living in the city. So we made a goal to open a diesel shop of our own and here we are. We thought about staying in Colorado, moving to Texas, but we got the opportunity to open a shop right here at home! We are very happy to be back!”

Read more in the July 31 edition of the Calmar Courier.