Builders Inc. in the News

French bistro will open in Wichita’s College Hill in two weeks

The Wichita Eagle October 16, 2015 Georges French Bistro will open in College Hill on Nov. 2, owner George Youssef said. Youssef is opening his new restaurant in the space at 4618 E. Central that Bella Luna Cafe vacated in July, and it is almost ready to go. He has the sign up outside, and inside, he is almost finished with a minor remodel that features new paint, half-circle booths and banquette seating. On Friday […]

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Vincent Oil to move to O.W. Garvey Building

The Wichita Eagle October 14, 2015 UPDATED Before the new owners of the Market Centre can convert the building to apartments, the current occupants of the space at First and Market all need to relocate. One firm, Vincent Oil, now has a deal to move to the O.W. Garvey Building at the Garvey Center. President Rick Hiebsch “really liked the idea of staying downtown,” says Vincent Oil vice president Andrew Clark. “When we compared rent […]

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Village Flea Market getting ready to celebrate 40 years

The Wichita Eagle July 23, 2015 Transitory by nature, most flea markets pop up in parking lots and church basements and then disappear just as quickly. Then there’s the Village Flea Market, which has been operating every weekend since 1975 at the corner of Pawnee and Meridian in south Wichita. The market – Kansas’ largest with 100,000 square feet under the roof – will celebrate its 40th anniversary Friday through Sunday. “The most common thing […]

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GNC to open at Andover Crossing

The Wichita Eagle July 10, 2015 GNC is opening a new store in Andover. The nutritional supplement business will open in 1,800 square feet at Andover Crossing at 420 S. Andover Road in late summer or early fall. Adam Clements of Builders Inc. handled the deal. Look for more information from the chain closer to the time its store opens.

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Select Homes relocating Wichita headquarters

Wichita Business Journal June 30, 2015 Select Homes will relocate its corporate headquarters later this year. The business, led by Mike Grbic, has signed a lease to occupy the entire second floor of the building at 7309 E. 21st Street North. The site faces 21st and is west of Rock Road. Select Homes will occupy 13,200 square feet of space. The business is moving from 1445 N. Rock Road, suite 125. About 40 people will […]

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Nebraska firm picks Wichita for telephone relay center

Wichita Business Journal May 29, 2015 Hamilton Relay, a division of Hamilton Communications of Aurora, Neb., will open a new relay center in Wichita to process captioned telephone calls. The company will locate in the Parklane Office Park in southeast Wichita, and plans to hire between 75 and 125 people in a variety of roles, according to a news release. Operations should begin in July. “Hamilton is excited about the increased demand for our services […]

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Hamilton Relay Expanding Workforce and Opening New Relay Center in Kansas

May 29, 2015 Hamilton Relay, a division of Hamilton Telecommunications based in Aurora, Nebraska, announced today that it is opening a new Relay Center to process Captioned Telephone calls in Wichita, Kansas. The company has secured a facility located at the Parklane Office Park in Southeast Wichita and will begin training and operations in late July 2015. Captioned Telephone (CapTel®) Service is designed specifically for individuals who have difficulty hearing on the telephone and allows […]

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Parklane Shopping Center Celebrates 60 Years

May 31, 2015 In 1955, $2,765 would buy you Ford’s new Thunderbird sports car. The Brooklyn Dodgers, featuring Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider and 20-year-old Sandy Koufax, defeated the NewYork Yankees 4-3 to win the World Series. President Eisenhower had a heart attack. A first-class postage stamp cost three cents. And in Wichita, Willard Garvey and his company Builders Inc. turned an 80-acre farm in the south part of Wichita into Parklane Shopping Center. It was […]

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Fido 5K and Puppy Parade to benefit Wichita dog parks

June 6, 2013 Two years ago, Mike Garvey was not a dog person. When he got his first one, a terrier-poodle mix named Marco, from the Kansas Humane Society, he set strict limits. “Absolutely not on the furniture or on the bed. This is going to be an outside dog,” Garvey recalled. “Now he sleeps on our bed. He eats our food. He’s our little kid.” Garvey’s quick conversion inspired him to want to improve […]

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Bob Martin starts his own law firm

The Wichita Eagle January 22, 2013 Bob Martin has left McDonald, Tinker, Skaer, Quinn & Herrington to start his own law firm, but he hasn’t gone far. His Law Office of Robert G. Martin officially opens Wednesday in almost 2,000 square feet on the fourth floor of the R.H. Garvey Building at 300 W. Douglas. That’s one floor below McDonald, Tinker. “It’s a chance for me to do more of my niche,” Martin says. He’s […]

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