Culligan Kansas City is a company that permeates professionalism and merit and that starts from the top. Here’s our leadership team that makes it happen.

Candice Shum


Candice is the third-generation owner of Culligan’s 70-year history in the Kansas City area. Following in the footsteps of her mother, Candice is proud to make Culligan Kansas City a Certified Woman-Owned Business. Having been raised in the family business, Candice has a lifetime of familiarity with the benefits of water treatment from households to manufacturing plants. Given the chance, Candice proclaims she can turn anyone into a “water snob” with just a little exposure to the extensive benefits of switching to the Culligan lifestyle. “Once you live with soft water, and have purified drinking water at your fingertips, I guarantee you will never go back to tap.”

Candice states that redesigning the company’s culture has been her proudest professional accomplishment to date. “It never gets old watching smart, kind, hard-working humans come together to get things done. When Leadership genuinely wants every member of the team to succeed, and they live that in their daily interactions, there is no telling just how far we can go.”

Off the clock, Candice is a Kansas Jayhawk with a bachelor’s in English Literature. “When I should have been getting an MBA and learning to golf, I was in London studying the Shakespearean stage.” The three greatest joys in her life are being married to Joe, watching her three children find their self-confidence and a really good Netflix binge.

Aimee Clardy


Aimee joins the Culligan team as CFO and leads the finance team. She joined Culligan after briefly working as a consultant with Candice and the team, and immediately fell in love with the company and culture! Aimee is a native of St. Joseph, and attended Northwest Missouri State University for both her Bachelor’s degree and MBA, and has lived most of her life in Overland Park. She’s always had a love of numbers and from a young age helped balance the books in her mom’s business, where she learned first-hand the challenges of being a female entrepreneur. She has been a CPA for more than 20 years and has helped lead organizations through extensive periods of growth.

Outside of work, Aimee loves spending time watching her 3 boys play sports and her husband coach high school football under Friday nightlights; the Clardys are a big football family! Other than uber-ing her kids around, she also loves to read a good historical fiction novel, writing when she has time, snuggling up with their beagle, and visiting their gulf-coast condo in Orange Beach, Alabama with family.

David Luckinbill

Director of Operations

Dave Luckinbill leads the company’s operations with primary responsibility for inventory, purchasing and human resources. He is also responsible for payroll, fleet and building operations and audits. In the two decades prior to working with Culligan, Dave has served in leadership capacities in various industries including food service, retail and operations. In these roles, he gained valuable knowledge in logistics, sales, asset management, inventory and human resources. All this combined knowledge is put to application in his role at Culligan Kansas City.

Dave holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dave is a proud uncle of two nieces and nephews and a loving owner of two Siberian huskies! In his spare time, he is an avid numismatist (coin collector) and enjoys history particularly American, European, Roman, and Greek. Dave is also a sports enthusiast when it comes to anything the University of Wisconsin related as well Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, and not forgetting the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dave is originally from Merriam but moved to the Milwaukee suburb in 5th grade. After college he moved to Chicago for ten years, eventually moving back to the Kansas City Metro.

Joe Shum

Director of Commercial & Industrial Services

Joe Shum grew up as a farm kid in a small town in Northeast Kansas, where he learned the values of commitment and hard work. He attended Kansas State University and worked as an equipment manager for the K-State football team, learning responsibility and dedication. Joe has been married for 15 years and has 3 fantastic kids (both of which require patience and dedication!) Joe loves everything outdoors – especially Table Rock Lake. To Joe, there is nothing better than life at the lake with friends and family. He especially enjoys working at Culligan Kansas City where he gets to be surrounded by so many intelligent, knowledgeable, and focused peers.

Joe Hammontree

Director of Commercial & Industrial Operations

Joe Hammontree started his first job working for his father at the family appliance repair company at 10 years old. His father taught him the best way to learn is by pulling up your sleeves and doing it yourself and taking this approach when creating commercial and industry solutions at Culligan. He is married with 5 amazing children, which he says is the cause for all of his gray hair! Joe enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, and just about anything outside but his favorite place is the beach, it just doesn’t get any better! Joe thinks that Culligan has been the best career choice he ever made.

Bradon Fullerton

Director of Household Sales

Bradon Fullerton has been with Culligan Water since 2013. As a native Nebraskan, he started his career as a Household Sales Representative treating every customer like they were the only person he had to see that day. This attention to customer satisfaction led him to a leadership role where he continues to serve Culligan customers to the highest level through his team of water experts.

Having direct interaction with customers gave Bradon a deep appreciation for what it takes to be the best in the water industry. A true dedication to solving water problems and improving lives.

When Bradon isn’t talking about the benefits of clean water, you can find him spending time with his two sons, Kaleb and Jaxson, or playing golf, volleyball and basketball.

Nick Driscoll

Director of Drinking Water

Nick Driscoll joins the Culligan of Kansas City team as the Director of Drinking Water. Nick has been with Culligan for nearly 3 years and prior to that has experience in the beer industry and education. While he was born and raised in Boston, Nick has lived throughout the country including stops in California, Colorado, Nebraska, and Missouri.

We are excited to have Nick join the team and bring his experiences to help serve our community with better water. In his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with friends and his dog Hazel, or catching Boston sports.

James Shaw

Director of Residential Service

James Shaw began his Culligan career at the ripe young age of 19. Starting as a Residential Technician in Topeka, James has worked his way up the ranks and has never shied away from a task. Whether that be wadding in mud in a crawl space in the dead of winter or delivering water in 100-degree heat, you could always count on “Jimmy”.

At home, James isn’t afraid to wear pink! James has a wife and 3 daughters who keep him busy with dance, gymnastics, and racing ATVs for team SSB racing. During his downtime, you’ll find James and the family relaxing at the lake.