1831 E 1450 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044
John Gleason patented The Gleco Trap in 2000 and began selling the traps locally in the Baton Rouge, LA area. Over the next couple years, he expanded to national sales in the dental and plumbing industries. He also wanted to extend his reach to other industries, so he sent an email to a few ceramics suppliers and Bracker’s Good Earth Clays was the first to respond.
The Gleco Trap was a great fit in the ceramics world because the clays can easily clog up pipes, septic systems, and sewers. And Bracker’s Good Earth Clays was a great fit with John Gleason. John quickly gave Bracker’s an exclusive to distribute The Gleco Trap in the ceramics industry. John continued to manufacture and package The Gleco Trap for the next several years.
By late 2005, John was so impressed with the job that Bracker’s was doing to sell and support The Gleco Trap in the ceramics industry, he offered a license to also distribute The Gleco Trap in the Plumbing Industry. Gleason Enterprises, LLC and Liquid Assets, Inc., signed a patent license agreement on July 13, 2006 that allows Liquid Assets, Inc. the exclusive rights to distribution of The Gleco Trap in the world of plumbing.
Liquid Assets, Inc. was formed in 2006 by Anne W. Bracker, Anne M. Bracker, Cindy Bracker Sturm, and David Sturm (owners/operators of Bracker’s Good Earth Clays, Inc.) to dedicate support and resources solely for The Gleco Trap. Although the company itself is new, the owners of Liquid Assets have several years of experience selling thousands of Gleco Traps.
Liquid Assets, Inc. is a family owned and operated business. Anne Wuest Bracker (the mom) was born in Sequin, Texas and received a BA from Texas Lutheran College (now called Texas Lutheran University). She met and married Bill Bracker, an artist and professor originally from Iowa. They eventually settled in Lawrence, Kansas. Bill and Anne had a successful pottery business which grew into a pottery supply business by the early ’80s.
Although their two daughters, Anne M. and Cindy, were encouraged to explore their own dreams and desires in life (college, travel, other jobs, etc.), both daughters soon found a satisfying place in the family business. Anne W., Anne M., and Cindy continued to run and expand the pottery supply business after Bill’s death in 1993.
David Sturm joined the pottery supply business in the mid ’90s and quickly became an invaluable asset, not only to the business, but eventually also to Cindy. They married in 2002.
Potters are constantly plagued by clay clogging up their pipes, and when John Gleason approached the pottery supply business, the family jumped at the chance to distribute The Gleco Trap within the pottery/ceramics industry. The pottery supply business (Bracker’s Good Earth Clays) has been successfully marketing and distributing thousands of Gleco Traps to potters, schools, universities, art centers, and ceramic labs since early 2004.
Anne W., Anne M., Cindy, and Dave are looking forward to the new experiences and challenges they will encounter with the new business. Each member brings different areas of expertise to the company. Anne M. takes care of the graphic design, computer, and website sales and issues; Cindy handles ordering and wholesale distribution, Dave does the shipping and packing as well as technical support, and Anne W. deals with accounting issues and oversees everything to makes sure things run smoothly.