Melody Barker is the owner of Barker Archives & Barker Keep Safe Storage INC, a storage facility located in Warsaw, Indiana. Melody’s husband, DeWayne Barker, started Barker Keep Safe Storage in 1995 and she joined him in running the business in 1997. Together, they have built a business she’s very proud of! Sadly, DeWayne passed away in 2015, but Melody feels strongly that he would be amazed at how the business has thrived.
Melody is an avid lover of life and believes in looking for the silver lining in everything. Her Christian faith is extremely important to her and sees all the ways in which God has been faithful throughout her life. She has a daughter who works alongside her in the business managing day-to-day tasks, and two grandchildren, Ollie and Lily, who are her whole life! Her husband, Greg, is Melody’s rock in life who always helps keep her on target. Greg and Melody have three dogs and a cat and are animal lovers! They love spending time with their family on the lake, enjoying the beauty around them.
One thing that she loves about owning her business is getting to meet people from every phase and style of life. Melody’s customers have taught her many things and she is grateful to always be learning from them.
When asked to share a word of encouragement toother women business owners, Melody said,
“You really need to believe you are doing what this chapter of your life has for you. Work is never more important than your family and when you don’t enjoy what you’re doing anymore, it could be time to get out.”