Builders Inc. in the News

Crown Uptown

Have You Heard CARRIE RENGERS JUNE 14, 2017 11:15 AM Builders Inc. president Mike Garvey buys Crown Uptown Theatre BY CARRIE RENGERS crengers@wichitaeagle.comFor the second time in less than a year, Mike Garvey has bought a theater. In November, the Builders Inc. president purchased the current Mark Arts building at 9112 E. Central in part for its theater. Now, he’s bought the Crown Uptown Theatre in College Hill. “We felt like there would be some […]

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On May 19th, Builders celebrated its employees with an Annual Employee Breakfast.  It was held at the Hilton downtown with over 200 in attendance.  Tenure employees were recognized for their years of service.

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One well-known Wichita family firm to sell to another

Five years after taking over her late husband’s company and a couple of years after making it profitable again, DeeAnne Fahnestock is selling Fahnestock Heating & Air Conditioning to Builders Inc. “This is a win-win for everybody,” Fahnestock says. “The employees, customers and me. It couldn’t have worked out more beautifully.” Builders president Mike Garvey says nothing will change at the company, which does business as Fahnestock Plumbing, HVAC & Electric. “They’ve been around since […]

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Popular College Hill restaurant getting a major update, expansion

George’s French Bistro       George Youssef’s popular Georges French Bistro in Wichita’s College Hill neighborhood is getting more space and a dramatic new look.  The only problem: The restaurant will close for up to two weeks this spring while the work is being done. Georges French Bistro also got an updated logo as part of its remodel and expansion.  Youssef first opened the bistro in the former Bella Luna Cafe space in November […]

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Two Herbalife stores to open in time for New Year’s Resolutions!

Empower Nutrition is opening in 1,200 square feet at the former Fresh Spa space at 2250 N. Ridge Road. Julie Mah The Wichita Eagle New Year’s resolutions are fast approaching, and a couple of new stores will be ready with Herbalife products, which are billed as “fast food for smart people.” On Dec. 10, Empower Nutrition is opening in 1,200 square feet at the former Fresh Spa space at 2250 N. Ridge Road. In early […]

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Mark Arts sells building on East Central

Builders Inc. has purchased the Mark Arts building on East Central ahead of the organization’s eventual relocation. The sale, terms of which were not disclosed, was finalized on Wednesday. “It’s a good property in a great location,” says Mike Garvey, president of Builders Inc., of the 40,000-square-foot property at 9112 E. Central. Garvey says Mark Arts, formerly the Wichita Center for the Arts, will continue to use the property until the organization moves to its […]

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More apartments may mean rents not rising.

Renters, rejoice! Wichita is going through an apartment construction boom, which will mean more choices and, increasingly, a break on rent increases. Developers built 800 units this year and more than 2,300 units since 2013, according to a recent report from Martens Commercial.   2017 may come close to matching 2016, with two apartment projects on the west side and two downtown under construction. And after 2017, the number of potential projects on drawing boards […]

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Trouble ahead for Wichita’s landlords; for renters, a break

The Wichita Eagle February 2, 2016 BY DAN VOORHIS These are pretty good days for Wichita-area landlords, but trouble is brewing. The occupancy rate in January was virtually the same as a year ago, but some in the industry expect landlords to start having more trouble finding enough tenants because of an avalanche of new apartment projects set to open this year and next. According to a recent survey by Wichita Apartment Guide, the area’s […]

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2016 Family Business Awards Event

The Garvey family was recently honored with a Family Business Award for entrepreneurship from the Wichita Eagle. Click the button below to view the image gallery from the event. View Gallery

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GEORGES FRENCH BISTRO IS OPEN!

    It few cities as ours to be able to boast about a really good chef.  Wichita has George Youssef!  Come check out the new restaurant he has opened at 4618 E. Central called Georges French Bistro.  It is a real treat! Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgesFrenchBistro/timeline  

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